Posts Tagged ‘batman’

BATMAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES Blu-ray Comes to Comic-Con with Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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If you’re like me and grew up watching countless reruns of ’66 Batman, you’re going to love this. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced that they’d be unveiling details of their Batman: The Complete Series Blu-ray release at this year’s Comic-Con, with a special appearance by Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin), and Julie Newmar (Catwoman).

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Comic-Con panel announcement, sizzle video for Batman: The Complete Television Series

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will officially unveil the details of its highly-anticipated November 2014 release of “Batman: The Complete Television Series” at a Comic-Con International panel – featuring special guests Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar – on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm in Hall H.

The actors behind Batman, Robin and Catwoman will give fans their first inside sneak peak at the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history. All the details will be revealed, including an initial look at exclusive content, limited edition packaging, and dazzling HD remastered footage from the landmark series.

We have a trailer for the set below, it’s a must watch:

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BATMAN Standalone Film Starring Ben Affleck Rumored for 2019

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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“I’m too old for this suit!” That could be the awesome tagline for a rumored Batman movie that is said to be arriving in five years. The report has Ben Affleck suiting up in his own standalone film, titled The Batman, due out in 2019, when Ben Affleck is 47. That would make him the oldest actor to star as the live-action superhero.

I like Affleck and the storyline for The Dark Knight Returns fits him and his age perfectly, so go for it. Affleck is set to play the caped crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the eventual Justice League film. Here is the current slate of Warner Bros. movies; plan your kids birthday party accordingly:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – May 2016
Shazam – July 2016
Sandman – Christmas 2016
Justice League – May 2017
Wonder Woman – July 2017
The Flash and Green Lantern Team-Up – Christmas 2017
Man of Steel 2 – May 2018

So you can see why this rumor exists, because according to the list there is nothing for 2019. Toss in a Batman movie, get people talking, then bam! It’s news.

Graphic Content – Volume #2 Revival

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to X-Men, Batman to Smallville – comics and graphic novels have infiltrated the television airwaves. Previously dismissed as childish, comic books have evolved into complex plots and unique storytelling. It goes beyond superheroes, shows such as The Walking Dead are breaking the traditional mold we have come to expect from dredge such as CSI, The Mindy Project and Two and a Half Men.

Networks are just scratching the surface on some of the amazing content that would translate well to film and television. In this series we will examine some amazing story driven graphic novels that deserve a live action treatment.

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Graphic Content – Volume #1 Chew

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Graphic Content

From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to X-Men, Batman to Smallville – comics and graphic novels have infiltrated the television airwaves. Previously dismissed as childish, comic books have evolved into complex plots and unique storytelling. It goes beyond superheroes, shows such as The Walking Dead are breaking the traditional mold we have come to expect from dredge such as CSI, The Mindy Project and Two and a Half Men.

Networks are just scratching the surface on some of the amazing content that would translate well to film and television. In this series we will examine some amazing story driven graphic novels that deserve a live action treatment.

This week on Graphic Content… Chew! (more…)

Stop Everything. First Look at Affleck as Batman With the Batmobile from BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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Director Zack Snyder took to Twitter yesterday to tease the unveiling of the new Batmobile, and he won’t be disappointing anyone today.  Take a look!

Following yesterday’s teaser image, Snyder has given us not only a look at the Batmobile, but a first look at Batman (Ben Affleck) in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman! Check it out below and let us know what you think.

Click the photos for bigger versions. Opening on May 6, 2016, the movie stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto and Ray Fisher.

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Zack Snyder Teases BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN Batmobile

Monday, May 12th, 2014

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Director Zack Snyder took to Twitter today to tease the unveiling of the new Batmobile for the Batman vs. Superman movie tomorrow.  Check out the image below!

Opening on May 6, 2016, the movie stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto and Ray Fisher.

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We will post the full unveiling as soon as he does.

Watch a New BATMAN Animated Short? Sure!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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The 75th anniversary celebration rolls on for our beloved Batman, Warner Bros. Animation has debuted the first of two animated shorts featuring the caped crusader.  Batman: Strange Days, is directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and features the Batman taking on Hugo Strange in his lair in retro styled 1930s pulp.

Watch the short below:

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GOTHAM Casts Newcomer Cory Michael Smith as Young Riddler

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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As yesterday morning was April Fool’s so I held on reporting this ironic news, but it’s not a Riddler esque shenanigan, it’s real news thankfully.  The upcoming Fox series Gotham has cast Cory Michael Smith to play the young Riddler, Edward Nygma according to The Wrap.

young-riddlerHe’s described as a brilliant young forensic scientist, and “inquisitive, eccentric, and outgoing but socially awkward. He wants to be liked, but doesn’t quite know how”.  That sure sounds like The Riddler; having him start out as a forensic scientist interesting.  With all the villains cast now, I wonder how much focus young Wayne and Gordon will actually receive.  Is the Joker next?

Check out all of our coverage on the new Fox series:

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DC Unveils 75th Anniversary Logo for BATMAN, and Year-Long Celebration

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a year-long celebration of our beloved caped crusader.  The unveiled the new logo above which is pretty cool.  Below is a press release with itemized activities planned for the Batman 75th anniversary celebration.  They even mention the Batman ’66 TV series DVD release that is finally happening!

First appearing in the comic book Detective Comics #27, which hit newsstands on March 30, 1939, featuring artwork by Bob Kane and a script by Bill Finger, Batman emerged from the shadows to become the world’s most popular Super Hero and dominate all media. In feature films, TV shows, radio, video games, publishing and merchandise, this most human of Super Heroes has battled some of fiction’s greatest villains using his intellect, cunning and an arsenal of gadgets to further his quest for justice.

Check it out below:

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Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN; Jeremy Irons is Alfred

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Before Star Wars Episode VII casting news gets the Internet rage machine going, we welcome any and all Batman vs. Superman news.  Warner Bros. has just announced the casting of both Lex Luthor and Alfred in director Zack Snyder’s follow-up to Man of Steel. Jesse Eisenberg will be playing Luthor in the untitled Batman vs. Superman film, while Jeremy Irons will be taking the role of Batman’s trusted companion Alfred.

Warner Bros. recently pushed the release date of Batman vs. Superman from July 2015 to May 2016, production is still to start in the next couple of months.  Eisenberg is 30 years old, so my first thought of him in this flick would not be that of Lex Luthor who I still think of as a bald asshole.  Perhaps they are going in a different direction with his movie, get some young actors to get some young butts in the theaters?  Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad was once rumored to be taking on that role, now that would have been something to see.

Snyder had this to say about Eisenberg:

“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.”

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As for Alfred, Irons taking on the iconic role is perfect if you ask me.  He looks like he could have been Batman himself in an older role, so I expect him to be more than a butler this time around and more of side kick.

“As everyone knows, Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted friend, ally and mentor, a noble guardian and father figure. He is an absolutely critical element in the intricate infrastructure that allows Bruce Wayne to transform himself into Batman. It is an honor to have such an amazingly seasoned and gifted actor as Jeremy taking on the important role of the man who mentors and guides the guarded and nearly impervious façade that encapsulates Bruce Wayne.”

The movie opens May 6, 2016.