Arts and Entertainment For those who have argued, 'who would win in a fight, Superman or Batman?', Hollywood hopes to have an answer by 2015

Batman v Superman director Zach Snyder will have talks in the next few days with the man who first pitched the two superheroes against each other in an iconic comic book tale 30 years ago.

Leading article: Brothers beyond

One hopes that the bullock which knocked out David Dimbleby, causing him to miss chairing his first episode of Question Time in more than 15 years, was suitably ashamed of itself. We are hardly so blessed with distinguished broadcasters that we can afford to have their safety threatened by rogue livestock.

Bollywood podcast: Salman Khan & Asin

After two decades of loving him on screen and most recently, wondering how on Earth his pecs managed to grow so big, it was lovely to finally meet Salman Khan in the flesh! He stars with last week's podcast star, Ajay Devgan in London Dreams (Studio 18) which is out now.

Geoffrey Macnab: 'British film-goers don't like British films and UK distributors can't get them into cinemas'

The ICA Cinema in London has just hosted New British Cinema. On one level, the season was a cause for celebration. The eight films chosen underlined the richness of independent, low- budget British film-making. On a less upbeat note, though, the season pointed to the struggles that young British film-makers face in getting their work shown at all. In a sense, these were orphan films, spurned by mainstream cinemas.

Can Terminator find salvation as a reboot?

The new prequel is the latest attempt to revive a money-spinning film franchise

Everlasting Moments: At the pictures

Everlasting Moments is the latest in a line of films to focus on the fine art of the photograph. Kaleem Aftab celebrates cinema's sharpest shooters

Culture: It's as if Shatner never existed...

The summer blockbuster season officially kicked off on Friday with the worldwide release of Star Trek. Uncharitable souls are calling it Star Trek XI, underlining just how dependent the Hollywood studios are on sequels to herd people into the multiplexes. Strictly speaking, though, it isn't a sequel – it's an attempt to "reboot" the franchise by pretending the previous 10 Star Trek films haven't been made.

Zack Snyder: 'Nothing's too graphic for me'

Alan Moore believes his 'Watchmen' is unfilmable – and Zack Snyder agrees. So what has this 'choreographer of death' done to one of the finest comic books ever created?

Watchmen returns: The 20-year struggle to bring a cult classic to the big screen

When 'Watchmen' was published in 1987, it was hailed as the greatest graphic novel of all time – and Hollywood immediately snapped up the rights. Two decades later, after passing through the hands of some of the world's biggest-name directors, the $150m project has finally come to fruition. Tim Walker tells the inside story of a tortuous journey from page to screen

Screen Talk: Hardy Times

In the eternal quest to discover yet another franchise from existing source material, audiences are set to be treated to a comic riff on the "Hardy Boys" books.

Christopher Nolan: Irish author who overcame cerebral palsy to win the Whitbread Prize at the age of 21

With the three acclaimed books he produced, Christopher Nolan proved himself a significant Irish literary figure. With his lifelong struggle against cerebral palsy he proved himself a man of almost superhuman fortitude and tenacity.

Whitbread winner Christopher Nolan dies

Tributes pour in to Irish author who triumphed over disability

Ledger’s daughter to get statue if he wins

In the likely event that Heath Ledger is named Best Supporting Actor, his Oscar statue will become the property of the late star’s three-year-old daughter Matilda, officials said.

'Dark Knight' flexes its wings as the awards season begins

Warner Bros pushes claims of Batman blockbuster for Golden Globes and Oscars

DVD: The Dark Knight, Retail & Rental, (Warner)

Christopher Nolan tops his own 'Batman Begins' with a film that's less inspired by superhero comics than by crime novels, as it traces the trail of a city's corruption from its backalleys to its corridors of power.

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