Mark Hamill appeared today at Star Wars Weekends 2014, the annual Star Wars celebration at Walt Disney World. While appearing on stage for a discussion, Hamill was asked if he could voice a conversation between Luke Skywalker and Batman villain The Joker. Many of you probably know that in addition to starring in George Lucas’ epic trilogy, Hamill voiced The Joker in animated television series and video releases.
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2014 is the 75th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular superheroes: Batman. The character has been imagined, reimagined, rebooted, redressed and revered for the better part of eight decades. This year, DC has a lots of big plans for The Dark Knight. One of those was a big panel at WonderCon 2014 featuring some of the men responsible for carrying the cape and cowl legacy for the past few decades.
Below, check out a full 30 minute video of the WonderCon Batman 75th anniversary panel featuring Kevin Conroy, Jim Lee, Bruce Timm, Peter Girardi, Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman. Read More »
Sideshow Collectibles sent me a sample of Hot Toys’ Batman and Robin 1960s TV Series Sixth Scale Figures. Lets unbox this figure and take a look at whats inside the box. After the jump you will find photos of the Hot Toys Batman and Robin 1960s TV Series Sixth Scale Figures, alongside my thoughts on the product.
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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.
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 »
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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 »