By now the entire world has been made aware of this trailer’s existence. But I am mostly to blame for the lack of promptness and all around good humor that you all have come to expect from RBM. Lots of booze and not enough sleep will cause such problems. Read the rest of this entry »
This is not the face of a Batman who is a scared of something scary. No sir! This is the face of a Batman who just had his Bat-brains blown six ways past Sunday thanks to a video game trailer. But not just any video game trailer, mind you. He just finished watching some game-play of the new Arkham City game. Care to have your face make the same reaction? Hit the jump and prepare for some sheer kick-assery. Read the rest of this entry »
After countless rumors flying around the web concerning who will be the villains in Chris Nolan’s upcoming Batman movie, Yahoo has announced that Oh Mars‘ second wife Anne Hathaway will be dawning the leather as Catwoman and Tom Hardy (of Nolan’s Inception) will test out his pipes as Bane. Read the rest of this entry »
BATMAN The Animated Series: Christmas With The Joker
HEY! The Joker’s not suppose to know that song! That’s OUR song! And how in the hell did the guards at Arkham let a rocket-tree slip by their ever watchful eyes?
This actually IS Heath “The Joker” Ledger performing a victory kick-flip over Christian “Batman” Bale. This was taken on the set of The Dark Knight, and it was known by most that Ledger loved to spend time shredding between shots. Don’t believe me? Just read this article, then stick your foot deep in yer mouth.
Hüseyin Kalkan, the mayor of the city of Batman, Turkey is suing Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan for royalties. Apparantley, Batman has a problem with unsolved murders and a high suicide rate among women. And it’s Nolan’s fault. Not DC Comics or the estate of Bob Kane. Makes perfect sense. From HurryetDailyNews:
ISTANBUL – The mayor of Batman, a city recently under scrutiny due to unsolved murders and increasing rates of female suicides, will sue the director of the movie “Batman” movie [sic].
“The royalty of the name ‘Batman’ belongs to us … There is only one Batman in the world. The American producers used the name of our city without informing us,” Kalkan told to the Doğan news agency. Batman is a centuries old city, taking root in the Neolithic age but becoming significant when oil was found in the region at the end of 1940s. Almost a decade before that, Batman was created as a comic hero.
Hüseyin Kalkan and his bullshit language.
At the Scream 2008 Awards, the LA Times was able to talk to Christopher Nolan who talked a bit about a potential third Batman film:
“Well … let me think how to put this. There are two things to be said. One is the emphasis on story. What’s the story? Is there a story that’s going to keep me emotionally invested for the couple of years that it will take to make another one? That’s the overriding question. On a more superficial level, I have to ask the question: How many good third movies in a franchise can people name? [Laughs.] At the same time, in taking on the second one, we had the challenge of trying to make a great second movie, and there haven’t been too many of those either. It’s all about the story really. If the story is there, everything is possible. I hope that was a suitably slippery answer.”
So shaddup about Angelina Jolie, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Johnny Depp, John Candy, and Zac Efron.
And that is why Mark Hamill rules.
Friday has come and gone, but it’s never too late for a new DVD. This week, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker found its place in the Camelot Collection. Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone needs to slow their role. TDK is only about $300 million away from toppling Titanic as the highest grossing movie of all time. But not really. As much as I want to see that happen, you have to remember that 11 years ago when DiCaprio held Winslet over his head, there was no IMAX (around $20 a ticket) and tickets cost around half of what they do today. So technically TDK needs to break the $900 million mark to beat Titanic’s $600 million mark.
I’m cool with TDK knocking Star Wars out of the number two slot.
The Telegraph reports that producers of the next Batman film are vying for Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman to be in the next film as the Riddler and the Penguin.
“Producers are convinced that the role of The Riddler is perfect for Depp. Johnny’s a pro. He’ll be able to take direction and still make the character his own. And what better Penguin is there than Philip Seymour Hoffman?” a source said.
They could be joining Angelina Jolie – the actress is reported to be after the role of Catwoman.
I’m all for this, especially Hoffman. That dude is scary good in everything he does. (See The Savages and Before the Devil Knows Your Dead for the pudding). But can he really do a better job than DeVito did in 1992’s Batman Returns? They’ll probably slick the character up instead of making him look like a rotten egg a la DeVito.
Selina Kyle/Catwoman will be a nice addition to the new franchise; providing Bruce Wayne a complex romantic interest and providing male fans of the franchise a boner.
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