Spider-Man Airline

What are a bunch of Spider-Man cosplayers doing on a plane? Will Marisa Tomei appear as Aunt May in Avengers: Infinity War? Want to see what it might be like if Spawn and Ghost Rider faced each other on the big screen? Want to see Iron Man‘s new armor in Avengers: Infinity War? Why did Stan Lee hat the 1970s Spider-Man TV series? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Lessons to Learn on the Batman and Robin 20th Anniversary

Often when we look at movies that defined our youth, we attempt to cling onto some aspect of nostalgia that can repair any visible flaws. Maybe it saved you from the boredom of summer. Maybe it kept you company during a sick day at home. Everyone has that movie, the one they will defend against any sort of criticism, and for the longest time (until I turned into some form of grown adult), that movie was Batman & Robin. 

Now, looking back on it 20 years later, it is quite clear that my tastes have changed since June of 1997. No longer am I entertained by Uma Thurman dancing in a gorilla get-up, nor do I accept that dumbed-down version of Barbara Gordon, and I can now completely confirm that I will absolutely, one hundred percent, never register for a Bat Credit Card.

But there is a much more deeper question to ask when it comes to this anniversary post: what can we actually learn from Batman & Robin? Is it an important film in the legacy of DC’s live action adaptation history? Well chill, because we’re going to examine this one from top-to-bottom. Let’s explore the good, the bad, and the Bane of Joel Schumacher’s “masterpiece” and what it has taught the comic book genre over the years. Instead of hating it, maybe we can thank Papa Joel for giving us a guidebook on what Batman movies shouldn’t be.

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Canceled Batman Movies

The Dark Knight has a long history in theaters that stretches back to being a serial on the big screen in the 1940s all the way up to today’s grizzled take on the Caped Crusader played by Ben Affleck. But for every Batman movie that we’ve seen, from the hokey 1966 adaptation of the TV series from that decade to the one with Bat nipples in 1994, there is a movie about the DC Comics superhero that was in development but never made it in front of a camera.

A new video takes a look back at the history of Batman movies that never got made, which includes some projects that would have been pretty cool if they ever got off the ground. Find out about all these canceled Batman movies by watching the video below. Read More »

Batman v Superman Pokemon Battle

What if Batman and Superman were Pokemon trainers? Who is composing the score for Ant-Man and the Wasp? Do you want to see Ant-Man and Spider-Man team up as Bug Bros? Is Drake Bell playing some form of Nightwing in an upcoming project? Are you ready to see even more Captain America PSAs on the Spider-Man: Homecoming home video release? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

1966 Batman Batcave Sculpture

Next month, the /Film crew will be making their annual trip to San Diego Comic-Con. Even though we’ll be waiting in long lines to make sure we can cover the biggest panels at the convention and get all the latest news about upcoming movies and all our favorite TV shows, we also like to wander the show floor to see what kind of cool stuff we can get our hands on. There are plenty of exclusives only available at SDCC, but thankfully, there are some you can get online from the comfort of your own home.

Factory Entertainment has revealed one of their own 2017 San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, and it’s pretty damn impressive. The collectible company has a desktop sculpture of the Batcave from the classic Batman TV series from 1966, and it even rotates from the incognito mountainside where the Batmobile enters to reveal the inside of the Caped Crusader’s secret lair.

Check out photos of the 1966 Batman Batcave sculpture below. Read More »

Batman and Harley Quinn movie in theaters

Continuing the tradition of Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment releasing their animated comic book movies in theaters for one night before they debut on home video, we have details on the theatrical release of Batman and Harley Quinn.

Batman and Harley Quinn is an animated feature in the style of Batman: The Animated Series which sees Batman and Nightwing forced to team up with their enemy, Harley Quinn, in an effort to stop Poison Ivy from executing a plan that will save the planet by eliminating mankind. The movie will be available to own in August, but before that, you’ll be able to see it on the big screen.

Find out where and when you can see the Batman and Harley Quinn movie in theaters below. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War Set Photo

What are Marvin the Martian and Martian Manhunter doing in their DC Comics crossover? Are we going to see the final Infinity Stone in Thor: Ragnarok? Why is Tom Holland doing motion-capture for Spider-Man‘s suit in Avengers: Infinity War? Did you know there is no pilot for Black Lightning shot yet? Was Patrick Stewart ever in consideration for Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Arkham Asylum movie

June 20th marked the 20th anniversary of Batman & Robin, a superhero movie so despised by both fans and critics that it resulted in the franchise’s title hero(es) being put, as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s pun-happy villain Mr. Freeze might say, “on ice” for the next eight years. In a retrospective interview about the film, director Joel Schumacher –whose very name can still cause involuntary spasms among Bat-fans who prefer their Dark Knight movies served with a heavy dose of the now-all-too-common “dark and gritty” style – revealed that he didn’t leave the Batman franchise of his own volition: he wanted to make an Arkham Asylum movie and planted the seeds for it in Batman & Robin and at the end of the previous movie, Batman Forever.
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Spider-Gwen Poster

Which comic book movies landed Teen Choice Awards nominations? Want to see Wonder Woman teamed up with Conan the Barbarian? Are Marvel Studios actors allowed to do DC Comics movies it the opportunity presented itself? Want to see a trailer for The Batman cut in the style of the Black Panther teaser? How long is Spider-Man: Homecoming? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Batman Mask of the Phantasm Blu-ray

Following the release of Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989 and the sequel Batman Returns in 1992, Warner Bros. Pictures tried their hand at bringing the animated version of The Dark Knight to theaters with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm on Christmas Day in 1993.

As a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year like Batman Returns, the animated film didn’t spark much interest at the box office, pulling in only $5.6 million in its entire domestic run. Still, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm has become a favorite among Batman fans, especially with all the love that they have for the animated series that inspired it.

For years, fans have wanted to get their hands on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm in high definition, but it hadn’t been made available. That will change later this year though as Warner Archive has just announced the animated movie will be releases on Blu-ray this summer. Find out more about the Batman Mask of the Phantasm Blu-ray after the jump. Read More »