Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Movie was a heartfelt love letter to the magic of play, a celebration of all the creativity and joy that these tiny plastic building blocks have brought to children and adults around the world for decades upon decades. But it was also an excuse to sell lots of Lego toys. Because who says you can’t be totally sincere and make lots of money at the same time?

In a similar vein, The Lego Batman Movie looks like an affectionate nod to the Caped Crusader and his storied history — his various personalities and personas, his weird quirks and inconsistencies, his colorful friends and foes — but also like a really good opportunity to promote some new Lego Batman toy sets. Lego has just released new images featuring a bunch of new vehicles and villains, including the Batwing, Harley Quinn, Bane, and Two-Face. Check out the Lego Batman vehicles below. Read More »

One of the big casting surprises of the year came early on, when it was announced that Tom Hardy would play Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. The character is known to hard-core fans as a smart, cunning adversary to Batman, but many see Bane only as a drug-fed musclebound gorilla in a Luchador mask. (Which is exactly what he was in a brief appearance in Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin.)

Now Tom Hardy has spoken briefly about the role. The fact that he says this Bane will be rather different will probably (not) shock you to your very core. Read More »