Briefly: Later this year, you can finally bring all the “BAM,” “POW” and “WOW’s” from your childhood to your disc player. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment finally announced it will be releasing The Batman ’66 Complete TV Series on home video later this year. It’s a long time coming, after a years-long rights tussle between Fox and Warners that prevented a complete box set from ever being issued. At this point we don’t know a release date, or what format we can expect. (It’s got to hit Blu, right?) But the announcement is good enough for now.
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Lego Cuusoo is a site where fans can create and show off any Lego project they can come up with. If 10,000 people like it a design, Lego will consider making it a reality. The competition is incredibly fierce as only one piece out of many that meet the criteria is picked for every session. To date only four projects have been created, with two more recently selected.
After a project gets 10,000 votes, it’s put into a pool with others and Lego decides which one to make depending on a bunch of factors. For example, Lego must deem the project commercially viable and financially possible. So while a certain project could be popular, it might be impossible for Lego to legally make it. Rights aren’t always available to franchises like Jurassic Park or The Legend of Zelda (though it did work for Back to the Future and there are several Ghostbusters sets now under review).
All that is preamble to explain why we’re highlighting this latest cool Cuusoo. It’s called Assault on Wayne Manor and is basically just a huge working version of Bruce Wayne’s house. Which is incredibly awesome. Plus, Lego has released Batman sets in the past. Read More »
You don’t have to be a superhero fan to have been touched by the saga of Batkid. The San Francisco Make-A-Wish Foundation organized an incredible day-long adventure for 5-year-old Miles Scott earlier this month, allowing him to travel across the city and fight crime as the Caped Crusader. Besides global news coverage, Batman actors such as Ben Affleck and Christian Bale talked about the event and even President Obama got into the act. Everyone loves Batkid.
The saga recently continued on Good Morning America where Miles appeared, in full Bat-gear, to defeat his greatest villain yet: the Joker. Check it out below. Read More »
What do Ben Affleck and Christian Bale think of BatKid? Is X-Men: Days of Future Past doing additional photography? How does Chris Pratt describe the comedy in Guardians of the Galaxy? Did The Daily Bugle reveal the fate of an Amazing Spider-Man character? Was Big Daddy going to come back in Kick-Ass 2? Want to see another Marvel director visiting the set of Thor: The Dark World? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
One constant topic of conversation with respect to Christopher Nolan‘s Batman films is the voice Christian Bale used for the costumed character. Is it a great way for Bruce Wayne to create a distinct and exaggerated persona for the hero, or a ridiculous affectation, or something in between? That question can be debated as much as you’d like, but now we’ve got Bale’s own explanation of the voice, which he came up with as he auditioned for the part. In fact, he created the voice as a way to deal with the mental aspect of the character, especially when he (Bale, that is) found out first-hand what it’s like to walk around in that suit.
Bale isn’t a big fan of released audition footage — “they get you at your most vulnerable moment, the bastards,” he gripes — but overall the clip below represents a good, light talk about the Nolan films and the character. It’s refreshing! Read More »
Last week, we let you know the San Francisco Make-A-Wish was making a young comic book fan’s dream come true. They were planning to turn San Francisco into Gotham City, with plans to let him stop crime and so much more. That day is today, and thanks to photos above from the @SFWish Twitter account, you can follow along as Batkid goes on an incredible, heart warming and frankly kick-ass event. Read More »
Here’s a fantastic, feel-good story to star your week off right. Next week, the Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Francisco, CA is going above and beyond to grant the wish of a young boy named Miles. Miles is 5 years old and has leukemia. As a fan of superheroes, Miles’ one wish is to actually be Batman. So, the Make-A-Wish foundation, with the help of innumerable others, will turn San Francisco into Gotham City on November 15. They’ll orchestrate a full day of crime fighting all over the city for “Batkid.”
Below, read the full schedule of what’s planned for Miles. Read More »
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In truth, I wasn’t surprised to hear that Quentin Tarantino found The Lone Ranger to be a personal favorite of 2013, so far. Sure, earlier this year I broke down in detail why I think the movie doesn’t work, but that process included a lot of discussion about what The Lone Ranger wants to be — and it wants to be a lot more than most failed experiments aspire to. That’s enough to make it worth a conversation, at least.
That said, when recently asked about the choice, the explanation offered by Tarantino wasn’t quite what I would have expected to hear. Check out that quote below, along with QT’s discussion of his general take on Batman. (Some spoilers for The Lone Ranger follow.) Read More »