A few new details in the on-screen history and future of Batman have been revealed this week. First up, Michael Keaton is out promoting his new superhero film Birdman and is answering lots of questions about his iconic role as the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton‘s films. He said the reason he didn’t do Batman Forever is because the studio didn’t appreciate the character in the way he did. But he said that he would play the character again — under one condition.
Also, producer Charles Roven (who did all of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, as well as Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) revealed Ben Affleck was everyone’s first choice to play the character in the new film. Even Christopher Nolan had an opinion on the casting. Read the Michael Keaton Batman Forever quote and more below. Read More »
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Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight Saga truly comes to a close this week with the Blu-ray release of The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition. Owning all three films, in one set, packed with extras feels like the final stage on a trip we took beginning in 2005 with the release of Batman Begins. Of course, Nolan’s journey started before that, when he made the important decision to cast Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader.
A clip of an extra from the Blu-ray set is now online that shows footage from Bale’s audition tape. That’s cool enough in itself. But, because the Batman Begins suit had not been designed yet, the actor wore the Sonar Batsuit Val Kilmer wore in Batman Forever. And he acted against Amy Adams. Check that out below, along with an image of Begins co-star Cillian Murphy auditioning for the role. Read More »
How is Dane DeHaan preparing for The Amazing Spider-Man 2? When will Batman and Superman team up again in comics? What did Joss Whedon say about the tone of The Avengers 2? What does a list of Man of Steel props reveal about the film? Want to see a bunch of cool Batman Returns and Batman Forever concept art? Does the Marvel/Disney film Big Hero 6 have a release date? Has a description of the new Iron Man 3 trailer been revealed? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
In August we featured a fan built replica of The Tumbler from Batman Begins/The Dark Knight . That design was built by Bob Dullam, with help from his sculptor partner Bob Causey. Well now Causey is showing off his ride, created with help from Dullam, a driveable replica of the Batmobile from Batman Forever. More photos, and even a video, after the jump.
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The Pitch: Four Batmans wear the cape, but in Gotham City, there can only be one. Cut together using footage from all the contemporary Batman movies. Thanks to /Film reader Matthew S for the tip.
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