Posted on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Next year brings us a new Batman in the form of Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But while the costume and Batmobile may be brand-new, Batfleck is really just the latest in a long, long line of Batmen. The Caped Crusader has been around for 76 years as of this spring, and he’s been appearing in movies in various forms for 72 of them.
A new video runs through all seven decades of Batman movies in just 10 minutes, from the serials of the 1940s through the Adam West,
Riggan Thomson Michael Keaton, and Christian Bale eras. Even Lego Batman shows up to the party eventually. Revisit seven decades of Batman movies in 10 minutes after the jump.
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Screenprinted movie posters continued to explode in 2014. I drool over so many posters every year, it’s very difficult to pick favorites. With movies, at least you know what you like and you don’t like. Why something works and why something doesn’t. Physical art is more subjective. Some art just hits people one way and others another. Such it is with pop culture posters. Maybe I love one subject more than another and that makes the art seem better. Maybe the art is absolutely incredible but, if I don’t connect with the subject, it’s harder to appreciate. Long story short, ranking them in any definitive ways seems futile.
That said, we figured it would be fun to at least call out a few of coolest screenprinted movie posters of 2014. Fifteen personal favorites that stand out, for one reason or another, to me. Posters are are beautiful, unique and make me remember their subject in a new, vivid way. Check out my favorite screenprinted movie posters of 2014 after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Warner Bros.’s supervillain team-up Suicide Squad may be welcoming a major superhero to its cast. Rumor has it Ben Affleck‘s Batman is set to appear in the film, which will then help set up his own solo outing. More details on the possible Batman Suicide Squad cameo after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s a rite of passage at this point for rising 20something and 30something actors to log some time as part of a superhero franchise. If he had it his way, Kit Harington would be no different.
The Game of Thrones star confessed a burning desire to play Batman, which on the face of it makes sense. Harington certainly has experience playing broody heroes who only work in black and sometimes very, very dark gray. But the Batman he has in mind is more in line with the Adam West mold. Hit the jump to read the Kit Harington Batman comments. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
All manner of superheroic characters have stopped by The CW’s Arrow over the past three seasons — including, most recently, the Flash, in order to launch fellow CW TV show The Flash. Now Marc Guggenheim has his eye on an even bigger name.
The executive producer teased the possibility of a Batman appearance on Arrow, though he admits it won’t “be happening anytime soon.” Meanwhile, he also believes a Supergirl crossover could be in the cards. Hit the jump for Guggenheim’s Arrow Batman crossover comments. Read More »
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The doors just opened at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas for the 75 Years of Batman Gallery Show. A full show, officially licensed, celebrating all things revolving around the Caped Crusader. We’ve previously shown you a few beautiful posters from the show, but now that the doors are open we can reveal the rest. They’re beautiful.
Better than that, no matter what Batman is your favorite, it’s represented. There’s 1966 Batman, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Returns, Batman Beyond, Gotham by Gaslight, Year One, and of course plenty of your favorite villains. Below, check out all the posters from the Mondo Batman 75 show.
UPDATED: We’ve added all of the original paintings as well.
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Have you ever heard of this character Batman? I hear he’s pretty popular. They’ve made a few movies about him, a few TV shows, and apparently a few comic books. 2014 is the 75th anniversary of this incredibly obscure, niche character, which apparently is why the team at Mondo is doing a full gallery show of original art and posters based on him and his gallery of characters.
75 Years of Batman opens Friday October 24 at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas and the first batch of art has been revealed. There are some heavy hitters here: Kevin Tong, Tom Whalen, Craig Drake, Phantom City Creative, Alex Pardee, Scott C., Jason Edmiston and this is just the first wave. Check out the Mondo Batman posters below. Read More »
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 »