2014 saw a resurgence in the glory of the 1966 Batman TV series. The license was finally made available for merchandising, so not only did the episodes come out on Blu-ray, but toys, collectibles and much more were all released. Turns out that’s just the beginning. At a recent convention, actors Adam West and Burt Ward revealed they’ll be lending their voices to a full length, animated Batman 1966 movie scheduled for release on the show’s 50th anniversary in 2016. Read More »
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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.
Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
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 »
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 »
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 »
Posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
Does Idris Elba really want out of his Marvel contract? Want to see a 1989 featurette about the Tim Burton Batman movie? How about Kevin Smith interviewing Stan Lee about the history of Marvel Comics? When can you first see the Batkid documentary? Who is the latest actress to throw her hat into the ring to play a Marvel superhero? What happened to the person who was the leading candidate for Supergirl? Read about all this in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
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.
Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
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 »