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Dark Knight

The only thing that we need and deserve is more Batman in more movies. Make that every movie. There needs to be more Batman.

Also, Steve Carell stopped by "SportsCenter" and hilarity ensued on today's Dailies!


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Have you ever noticed that Batman really likes to say his own name? How many times has he sneaked up on a thug, only to reveal himself and then say, "I'm Batman"? You'd think the cape, cowl, and rubber suit would have been enough to give it away.

To celebrate the release of "The Dark Knight Rises" we've put together a supercut of each occurrence of the word "bat" or "Batman" in the first series and the Christopher Nolan films.

Then again, we guess it's not just Batman who likes to say his name. Everyone enjoys rolling off a "Batman" or "the Batman" once in a while.

How are you celebrating the release of "The Dark Knight Rises"? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!

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Batman Spoofs

It's that time as we get closer to "The Dark Knight Rises" that internet spoof videos from the major players start rolling out. The War of the Batman Spoofs has begun!

Also, JGL drives around in a future car, and Gus Fring takes over Sesame Street in today's Dailies!


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Defective Comics

Deep down inside, Bruce Wayne is just a normal guy, who has to occasionally go to IKEA just like the rest of us. In a new series of illustrations, Daniel Danger and Olly Moss are proving just that.

Also, Matthew McConaughey tells a story, and learn if we're crazy in today's Dailies!


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For his next foray into stop-motion animation, Tim Burton is bringing a character from his past back to life. Check out the second trailer for "Frankenweenie" below.

Also, learn where big blockbusters went wrong, and keep track of all the vampire hunters in today's Dailies!


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BatmanFROM NEXTMOVIE: Comedy Central's "South Park" returns for its 15th season this week ... with, naturally, an episode making fun of Asperger's Syndrome. (It's entitled "Ass Burgers.")

The show's cutout animation may be simple, but Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny have become some of the most indelible characters in cartoon history.

So, naturally, we've always wondered how "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker would have applied their signature style to some of our favorite movie icons. Our old mate Old Red Jalopy was up to the task.

See the full list at NextMovie!

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Justice LeagueConsider yourself warned: "Justice" could be headed to theaters near you in 2013.

In an interview with The Los Angeles Times, Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov dropped two major bombshells for DC Comics fans: a new reboot of Batman is in the works, and a "Justice League" movie should (finally) be hitting theaters in 2013. According to him, the new Batman flick would come after "The Dark Knight Rises" hits theaters, and the "Justice League" film is a way to fill the void left when "Harry Potter" ends this summer.

We've got plenty more news for you today, including who's going to play Robert Pattinson's wife in "Cosmopolis," what "I Am Number Four" star might join "Warm Bodies," and all the details about J.J. Abrams' new book project.


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Michael GoughMichael Gough, who is best known for playing trustworthy butler Alfred Pennyworth in Tim Burton's "Batman" films as well as "Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin," has died. He was 94.

Kicking off his career in 1946, Gough starred in over 150 movies and TV shows throughout his time as an actor. He was a staple of the Hammer Films from the 1950s and 1960s and was loved as The Celestial Toymaker in the first run of "Doctor Who." His last major film role was supplying the Dodo Bird's voice in Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."

After the jump, take a look at Gough's five most memorable roles.


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Christopher NolanFROM SPLASH PAGE: Christopher Nolan is returning to Gotham City for one more Batman movie, but note the use of the word "one" — because after "The Dark Knight Rises," Nolan is hanging up his cape and cowl for good.

Describing the film as "the last chapter of our Batman saga," Nolan confirmed the long suspected hunch that "The Dark Knight Rises" will be his last Batman movie during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. But just because Nolan can see the light at the end of the tunnel doesn't mean he's not excited about the "Dark Knight" sequel.

"No, it's exactly the opposite," he said. "I feel very glad that I'm doing another Batman film."

Read more of what Nolan had to say about "The Dark Knight Rises" on Splash Page!

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There are few movies out there right now that are more eagerly anticipated than "The Dark Knight Rises," the third installment in Christopher Nolan's critically acclaimed Batman franchise. But other than the title, some love-interest casting rumors, and the fact that "Inception" star Tom Hardy has joined the cast as a probable foe for Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne/Batman, there's very little intel available on the film.

So when MTV's Josh Horowitz caught up with Bale at the press junket for "The Fighter," he asked the actor for a bit of Bat dish. Bale obliged by seemingly confirming that Hardy will play a villain.

Unfortunately, he also parted with some news that won't be as kind to Batman fans' ears: "The Dark Knight Rises" will most likely mark the last time Bale suits up as the Caped Crusader... and the last time Nolan directs a film in the series. "I think so. That's up to Chris," he said. "That was always what the discussion was. But you know, if Chris says, 'I see another story here,' then we'll be up for it. But in my mind, I'm expecting this will be it."

Sounds to us like Bale's leaving the door slightly ajar for his and Nolan's potential return. Might we suggest a reunion a couple decades down the road to film an adaptation of Frank Miller's well-regarded graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns," in which a 55-year-old Bruce Wayne comes out of retirement to fight crime once again?

"That maybe would not be bad," Bale chuckled at the suggestion. "Maybe in 20 years time, but you need that break."

Should "The Dark Knight Rises" be the final film in Nolan and Bale's Batman saga... or are you thirsty for more? Tell us in the comments!

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