Link Tank: How Nirvana Influenced The Batman

The classic grunge band influenced The Batman, Avatar 2 is staying in 2022, a recap of the Independent Spirit Awards, and more in Link Tank.

Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne
Photo: Warner Bros.

A classic Nirvana song is prominently featured in The Batman (and even has a reprise), but does the catchy track mean more than just building the aesthetic?

“Matt Reeves take on Bruce Wayne has finally hit theaters, and with it comes a dive into the world of Batman and a deeper look into the corrupt nature of Gotham. And one of the fascinating parts of The Batman trailer and subsequently the movie itself is the use of an iconic Nirvana song.”

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Good news, Avatar fans, the highly anticipated sequel, once initially set for release in 2014, will finally hit theaters this December with no more delays.

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“James Cameron‘s Avatar sequel Avatar 2 was delayed from a 2021 release date to the end of this year, but it now seems that 20th Century Studios is keen on keeping to its holiday release this time around.”

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While we’re still a good ways away from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, fans are creating all sorts of theories as to what connections the series could have to the original films.

“While The Lord of the Rings trilogy tells a self-contained story, it frequently references people, places, and events from hundreds of years before Frodo begins his trek to Mordor. That’s why The Rings of Power, Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel series, is so appealing. The upcoming TV show not only offers J.R.R. Tolkien fans the opportunity to return to Middle-earth but the chance to see many key events in the world’s history be brought to life for the first time. That includes a conflict that ends up playing a major role in Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

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Game of Thrones fans have been hungry for more after the controversial conclusion to the series in 2019, and they’ll finally get some additional content with The House of the Dragon later this year. Here’s all we know so far.

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House of the Dragon is set during the ‘Dance of the Dragons,’ a period of civil war between members of the Targaryen family that occurred two centuries before the events of Martin and HBO’s Game of Thrones.”

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The Independent Spirit Awards returned in person last night, and here are all the most striking moments from the awards show.

“The Independent Spirit Awards returned as an in-person affair for the first time in two years on Sunday, adding a jolt of energy and an unexpected shot of chaos to Hollywood’s 2022 awards season. Clearly, the stars and filmmakers who filled Film Independent’s giant tent at the Santa Monica Pier were eager to cut loose after the show’s pandemic-induced hiatus.”

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Bridgerton was one of the biggest releases in the history of Netflix, and of course, a second season was inevitable. Here are all the things we know (so far) about the upcoming season.

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Bridgerton made its Netflix premiere on Christmas Day 2020 and no one could’ve predicted the widespread impact that the Regency-era period drama would end up having on everything from pop culture to fashion trends. The award-winning show, which is based on Julia Quinn’s eight-book series, follows the Bridgerton clan as they navigate London’s high society and try to find romance along the way.”

Read more at Mental Floss