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Marvel vs DC

We could argue all day about which comic book universe — Marvel or DC — is on top creatively, but how about commercially? "Marvel's The Avengers" was the big winner at the box office this summer, while Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises" was no slouch, either. But to date, with dozens of movies already under their belt, the question remains: who is winning the box office battle between Marvel and DC?

That question has an answer now thanks to a new inforgraphic from FancyDressCostumes that breaks down the total box office numbers Marvel and DC have respectively accumulated over the years. See it in full below.

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Adam Scott Batman

If you're a fan of "Parks and Recreation," you probably remember Ben Wyatt's special purchase during "Treat Yourself 2011." Clearly, the man is a fan of Batman, but there's something you should know about Adam Scott, the guy who plays Ben.

He, also, really loves Batman.

We recently spoke with Scott for the Blu-ray release of "Friends With Kids," and he shared with us his hopes and dreams for "The Dark Knight Rises," as well as his very serious fear of spoilers.

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By Meg Malone

"The Dark Knight Rises" is getting so close you can almost smell the Gotham streets, or alternatively, what I imagine is the fancy cologne that Bruce Wayne wears. Last night, Christopher Nolan's final Batman installment held its premiere in New York and MTV News caught up with cast members, ranging from series veterans to those just joining this last chapter, to have them weigh in on some of their favorite moments from throughout the trilogy.

Though Christian Bale has made the deep, gravelly voice of Batman memorable in and of itself (I love it), Bale said a favorite moment came from a scene of him portraying Mr. Wayne all the way back in "Batman Begins".

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Matthew Modine

Why is it that only the "badass" or "major" characters from big blockbuster movies get their own character posters? What about the butler or the loyal police commissioner? They can be badass too!

New fan-made posters from "The Dark Knight Rises" look to fix this oversight by giving Alfred, Commissioner Gordon and the deputy commissioner, played by Matthew Modine, their very own character one sheets, and it's about damn time!

You can check out all of the new fan-made posters for "The Dark Knight Rises" after the jump.

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Dark Knight Rises Banner

Based on the little solid information we have about "The Dark Knight Rises," it seems that the main conflict arises with Batman and Gotham's finest on the left, Bane and his army of outlaws on the right, and Selina Kyle somewhere in the middle.

Four brand new banners promoting Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie have hit a few of the blogs (including ComingSoon.net) in advance of publishing their set visits, and the new promotional sheets place emphasis on that three-pronged dynamic.

Check out the rest of the posters after the jump.

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Dark Knight Returns

Batman fans have not one, but three movies to look forward to in the next year or so. Not only do they have Christopher Nolan's indie passion project "The Dark Knight Rises," but a two-part DC Comics Premiere Movie adaptation of Frank Miller's iconic series "The Dark Knight Returns."

Yesterday, we heard that Peter Weller and Ariel Winter would play the aged Bruce Wayne and his young female ward, respectively of course. Today, the Hollywood Reporter has a handful of images from the upcoming film, which give us our first look at how Miller's art has made the leap to animation.

Check out more of the still after the jump!

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Arrow

With upfront season upon us, the major networks have spent the last two days announcing which shows will be returning and which pilots have been ordered to series. According to a Deadline report, the CW just announced which five drama pilots made the cut. Fortunately for comic book fans, "Arrow," the "Green Arrow"-based series, was among those chosen.

The Stephen Amell-led pilot took a different angle on the DC Comics character. This latest take on the superhero archer broke all ties with Oliver Queen's role on the last DC-CW collaboration, "Smallville." "Arrow" will be a more realistic hero. CW development head Thom Sherman compared this Oliver Queen to Jason Bourne.

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Superman is going to be meeting his greatest challenge yet in the upcoming DC Comics movie "Superman vs. The Elite."

The animated film is the latest entry in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line. This story is based on "Action Comics" #775, which was written by DC comic book scribe and "Ben 10" co-creator Joe Kelly. The flick follows Superman as he faces off against The Elite, a group of new superheroes who don't seem to have the world's best intentions at heart.

The new scene introduces the Elite soon after they arrive in Metropolis. They clearly aren't out to make a good impression, because their first action is to kill a cute dog who wasn't hurting anyone. That's a sure sign of villainy if we've ever seen it.

Check out the new clip after the jump.

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Dark Knight Rises shirt

There are many ways to show one’s love for Batman. You can show up to the midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" while dressed like Bane. You can rasterbate a photo of Anne Hathaway on your wall. You can even tattoo the Robin logo on your shoulder, in anticipation of when he’ll show up in the movie-verse.

Thanks to Warner Brothers, there’s another option: to wear as much Bat-themed clothing as possible.

Warner Bros has released a line of tie-in shirts for "Rises," now available at your local vendor. It’s pretty typical stuff: scratched gray tees featuring different versions of the Batman logo on them, a white tee with a picture of Bane’s face and "Fire Rises" printed over it, a very "Footloose" Catwoman shirt that hangs off the shoulder and says "Social Climber" in winking script on the front. You can see some in-depth photos of the merchandise over at Collider, or head right for the online store.

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Batman Banner

CinemaCon has brought a bunch of exciting news in the past few days, but nothing was cheered quite as much as the news about Bane's voice. After months of controversy and complaining from fans, new footage from "The Dark Knight Rises" debuted at the gathering in Las Vegas, and the consensus is that Tom Hardy's voice is much clearer than it was in the prologue.

Additionally, new promo art from the film has debuted, giving us a look at Bane and Batman locked in combat.

Check out expert reactions to Bane's voice and the full promo images after the jump!

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