Today I bring you a roundup of a couple cool movie/tv-related projects up for vote at LEGO Ideas and also one cool science fiction LEGO product that was voted into production and coming out next month. Hit the jump to check out all three LEGO projects and hopefully help vote them into production.
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Here’s your first look at newly remastered footage from the ’60s Batman TV series. This fall, the show comes to Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download for the first time ever, thanks to the resolution of rights conflicts between Fox and Warner Bros. The set packs in 120 episodes, remastered in HD, with a suite of extra features. The set has been dated for November, but you can get a first look at the remastered Batman TV series trailer below, and the footage is as colorful and clear as you’d hope.
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Want to read and see some fun stuff about the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton‘s Batman? Could Mr. Freeze show up in Gotham? What is the Wonder Woman costume in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice going to look like? How is Black Widow‘s bike in Avengers: Age of Ultron special? Want to see new images of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen on the set of that film? Just how cosmic does Guardians of the Galaxy get? Will we see Avengers: Age of Ultron and Batman v Superman footage at San Diego Comic-Con? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
A lot can happen in 25 years. When Warner Bros. was pushing Tim Burton‘s Batman, released on this day in 1989, changed the landscape for superhero movies. But at the time, the studio had to convince many people that there was good reason to make a Batman movie. More to the point, Warner Bros. put in a lot of effort to convince people that a serious take on Batman was a good idea, rather than a continuation of the Adam West concept for the character.
One tool used to make the case for this new Batman was a 20-minute documentary feature showing the history of the character, and detailing the thought and work that went into Burton’s film. In celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary that doc has been dropped onto YouTube, and you can watch it below. Read More »
Living in Los Angeles, I’m often asked, “What should I do when I’m in town?” Every single time that question comes up, I point people to the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour. I wrote about it here a few years ago. It’s a two hour-plus, small-group tour through the Warner Bros. lot where you’ll see amazing iconic locations, drive by live shoots, walk on famous sound stages and see two full museums of one of a kind props.
To keep the tour fresh, those museums (which you can only see as part of the tour) are semi-regularly updated. So, for example, when I was there a few years ago, the entire second floor of one was themed to Harry Potter. It probably still is. But the latest update is just as exciting. Warner Bros. has installed a massive Batman 75th Anniversary Exhibit including props from all seven of their Batman films. Check out a slew of images below. Read More »
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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.