Want to see some new footage both in front and behind the camera from The Amazing Spider-Man? Which companies will be making Man of Steel merchandise? Is Damon Lindelof getting his dream to write a Batman story? How does Gwyneth Paltrow look on the set of Iron Man 3? Will you finally get to purchase DVDs and more from the Adam West Batman series? Who are the fan choices to both direct and star in Black Panther? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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At this point, there’s no doubt that Joss Whedon has done really, really, really well for himself with The Avengers. As of today, opening day, the film has a domestic opening weekend estimate of $172.5 million and an impressive 93% Rotten Tomatoes score, making it a smash hit both critically and commercially. But before he was Team Marvel, Whedon was very nearly a DC man. I’m not just talking about that failed Wonder Woman film — once upon a time, before Christopher Nolan ever got his hands on the franchise, Whedon also pitched a Batman movie that never got off the ground.
Like Nolan’s Batman Begins, Whedon’s version would have focused heavily on the origins of the Caped Crusader. However, Whedon was more interested in following Bruce Wayne’s time as “a morbid, death-obsessed kid.” After the jump, read Whedon’s description of one key scene from his would-be Batman movie, as well as an accounting of just how badly that pitch meeting went.
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What did comic book writer Grant Morrison mean when he said Batman is “very, very gay?” How does Robert Downey Jr. feel about the possibilty of someone else playing Tony Stark in Iron Man movies? How long did it take for Christian Bale to read the script to The Dark Knight Rises? Which part of Chronicle includes the seeds to its potential sequel? Is The Avengers making money internationally and how are ticket sales here in the States? Do Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner think they’d return in another Marvel movie? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 by Angie Han
Forget about Tyler Perry and that $130 million he raked in last year. Even the man behind Madea would have to toil for almost five centuries at that rate to equal the $62 billion personal fortune amassed by Smaug. The Middle-earth dragon dominates Forbes‘ list of the 15 wealthiest charcters, followed by the likes of Carlisle Cullen, Lisbeth Salander, Tywin Lannister, and Robert Crawley.
As you might guess, the accounting doesn’t seem entirely scientific. It seems suspiciously convenient, for example, that most of the men, women, and creatures in the Top 15 come from pop culture franchises that are especially hot right now. But if you’ve ever wondered whether Tony Stark or Bruce Wayne would dominate in a pissing contest for the 1%, hit the jump for the rankings.
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What has The Avengers been retitled in the United Kingdom? Will Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool movie borrow from X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Want to read a behind the scenes account of the Batman vs. Superman movie? What would the Steampunk Batman game Gotham by Gaslight have looked like? In which video game can you actually play as Stan Lee? And did a Marvel employee let the name of the Avengers villains slip out? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Will Liam Neeson appear in The Dark Knight Rises? Want to see some rejected movie posters from Tim Burton‘s Batman? How about a cartoon showing The Caped Crusader at Occupy Wall Street? Is Catwoman sexier as a drawing or cosplayer? Is Iron Man‘s Hulkbuster costume ever going to appear in the Marvel films? When can you see Smallville‘s Lois Lane playing Wonder Woman? And what do you call a bear with what seems to be a bat symbol on his chest? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 by Angie Han
Kees van Dijkhuizen has released “[the films of] Tim Burton,” the tenth installment of his yearlong “[the films of]” series. Like the previous entries, the new video montage showcases the style of one of van Dijkhuizen’s favorite directors — in this case, the one and only Tim Burton. Revel in some gorgeous, imaginatively twisted imagery after the jump.
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America isn’t the only place that can have a massive pop culture inspired art show. While Crazy 4 Cult 5 is going on in Los Angeles, Geek-Art.net has teamed up with Artoyz in Paris, France for Blockbusterz, an exhibit of work based on some of the biggest and best known films of all time: Batman, Ghostbusters, Iron Man, Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, Gladiator, you get the idea.
It runs through September 3 but many of the pieces are now available for sale online. Check out a select gallery of images and links to view the full show after the break. Read More »