Detective Comics / The Matrix (1999)
Filmic Fact: Part of the visual design of 'The Matrix' was created by the one time Frank Miller and Moebius co-collaborator, Geof Darrow. Some of Geof's other works includes Hard Boiled, The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, plus Shaolin Cowboy.
Justice League United / Mars Attacks (1996)
Filmic Fact: Jack Nicholson has received over sixty million dollars for starring in Tim Burton's version of Batman, mainly due to him negotiating a contract where he took home a percentage of the gross. You could say, Batman is Jack's pension plan.
Green Lantern / 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Filmic Fact: In 1976, Marvel produced a comic book adaptation of the Stanley Kubrick sci-fi classic, '2001: A Space Odyssey', created by another legend, Jack Kirby.
The Flash / North By Northwest (1959)
Filmic Fact: When George Reeve's played Superman in the original Kellogs television series, he said that he based his Clark Kent on Cary Grant's nerdy character from, 'Bringing up Baby'.
Justice League / Magic Mike (2012)
Filmic Fact: Even though he isn't what you would call a comic book guy, Magic Mike's Steven Soderbergh was happy to vouch for Joe and Anthony Russo to make the Captain America movie, 'The Winter Soldier', primarily because they are.
Batman / The Mask (1994)
Filmic Fact: Despite playing the Riddler in 'Batman Forever', Stanley Ipkiss in 'The Mask', and Colonel Stars and Stripes in 'Kick-Ass 2', did you know, that Jim Carrey came really close to playing the alien supercomputer, Brainiac, in the 1990s canceled movie 'Superman Lives'? Thank heavens for small mercy's, eh?
Batman & Robin / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Filmic Fact: Contrary to popular belief, Neil Gaiman isn't upset with JK Rowling, and never implied that her Harry Potter saga was simular to his series, 'Timothy Hunter: The Book Of Magic'. He once told a Scottish journalist, 'No. I doubt if she's read it. And if she did, it wouldn't matter anyway. I wasn't the first writer to create a young magician with potential, nor was Rowling the first to send one to school. It's not the ideas, it's what you do with them that matters'.
Grayson / Enter The Dragon (1973)
Filmic Fact: Jun Fan Lee, or Bruce Lee to me and you, made his comic book debut in Marvel's, 'The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu', issue one, in a story entitled, 'The Testing of Shang-Chi'. Since then, he's appeared in a one off Batman special, his self-titled book published by Marvel, as well as numerous projects spearheaded by one of his fans, Stan Lee (No relation).
Justice League Dark / Beetlejuice (1988)
Filmic Fact: Michael Keaton once stated in the press that he just loved playing such characters as Batman and Beetlejuice. 'Are you kidding?' he once told a journalist, 'who else gets to play Batman? It'll go down in film lore, film history. And what Tim Burton did really reinvented how those modern day superheroes are done”.
Catwoman / Bullitt (1968)
Filmic Fact: When he was a kid, Steve McQueen was arrested and sent to reform school for steeling hubcaps from a car and threatening to kill his stepfather (Sound familiar, Jason Todd and Selina Kyle fans?). When he got older though, well, he got a bit better. He was only arrested for drink-driving.
Action Comics / Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Filmic Fact: It's fairly well known that Keanu Reeves always wanted to play a superhero in the movies. In the past it has been rumoured for him putting his name down for such heroes as Batman, Wolverine, Superman, and of course, Doctor Strange. Still. Never mind, Keanu. You will always have Constantine. Won't you.
Aquaman / Free Willy (1993)
Filmic Fact: Simon Wincer, who was the director of 'Free Willy', also directed the Billy Zane superhero film, 'The Phantom'.