The unparalleled success of this summer’s Marvel movie The Avengers, coupled with the interest in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, has shined a bright spotlight on DC Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. If Marvel can make billions with second tier superheros like Iron Man and Thor, why hasn’t DC done the same thing?
They’re trying. The Internet rejoiced when Warner Bros. announced they were finally pushing ahead with their big superhero team up film, Justice League. At the same time writers were revealed to be working on a Wonder Woman movie and we’ve all heard about long rumored films featuring The Flash, Shazam and others.
Still, though things are in motion, the only DC character with a movie in production – or scheduled at all – is Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, a film which will have its coming out party at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. According to sources, that’ll likely be the only DC movie for upwards of three years as the company tries to line everything up. Warner Bros. film group President Jeff Robinov revealed, “”My hope is that over the next month or so we’ll be ready to lay out the plan for the next DC movies” and they’re already doing that in video games, comics and more. Read More »
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We don’t normally cover much game-related stuff here (unless it’s regarding yet another dreaded game-to-film adaptation), but we came across the following trailers for some hotly anticipated, semi-movie-related, game sequels, and figured there would be no complaints. Especially since these are some fantastic trailers for Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.
We knew the latter was coming, considering the wild success of the first Force Unleashed game. The Arkham Asylum news was a bit more surprising — given that we’re only a few months away from the first game’s release.
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The new trailer for the next Batman video game — Batman: Arkham Asylum gives us a look at the game’s plot. Looks like the mad prince of crime The Joker is at it again, and has set up a trap for the Dark Knight in Arkham Asylum. Check out the video after the jump.
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Mark Hamill has signed on to voice The Joker in Eidos and Warner Bros’ video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films, provided the voice to the sadistic clown in the 1990′s Batman and Superman animated television shows, and more recently in Justice League. Fanboy favorite Kevin Conroy has also returned to voice the caped crusader. I’ll take Conroy’s Batman voice over Bale’s Clint Eastwood imitation any-day.
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As it turns out, a The Dark Knight video game probably isn’t going to happen (a missed opportunity for sure or maybe not?). Either way, /Gamer has the details on another new Batman video game called Batman: Arkham Asylum which features a story was written by Paul Dini.