A few new details in the on-screen history and future of Batman have been revealed this week. First up, Michael Keaton is out promoting his new superhero film Birdman and is answering lots of questions about his iconic role as the Caped Crusader in Tim Burton‘s films. He said the reason he didn’t do Batman Forever is because the studio didn’t appreciate the character in the way he did. But he said that he would play the character again — under one condition.
Also, producer Charles Roven (who did all of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, as well as Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) revealed Ben Affleck was everyone’s first choice to play the character in the new film. Even Christopher Nolan had an opinion on the casting. Read the Michael Keaton Batman Forever quote and more below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
It was probably just a matter of time before Asa Butterfield caught Tim Burton‘s eye. The kid just looks like a Tim Burton character, with his pale skin, dark hair, skinny limbs, and big eyes. And now he may get to be one for real, as Burton is looking to cast him in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Should Butterfield close his deal, he’ll join Eva Green, who previously starred in Burton’s Dark Shadows. Hit the jump for more on Burton’s desire to get Asa Butterfield for Miss Peregrine.
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Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
There are certain things we’ve come to expect from a Tim Burton movie. Fantastical settings with whimsical rules. Dead people and undead creatures. Johnny Depp in heavy white makeup. But his latest movie Big Eyes has none of that, and looks all the more intriguing for it.
The historical drama stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz as real-life artist Margaret and Walter Keane, whose paintings of doe-eyed children became a phenomenon in the ’50s and ’60s. Publicly, he took all the credit, but privately, she made all the art. The first Big Eyes trailer has just hit the web, and you can watch it after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, August 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
It looks like Tim Burton is taking a brief break from his usual flights of fancy. We have the first look at his upcoming biopic Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz as artists Margaret and Walter Keane.
Though the Keanes’ eerie paintings look like something out of a Burton fairy tale, the actual movie doesn’t sound so whimsical. The Keanes’ paintings hit it big in the ’50s and ’60s, with Walter taking all the artistic credit. However, it emerged during a bitter courtroom battle that Margaret had actually done all the paintings. Hit the jump to see the first Big Eyes images.
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Eva Green showed up in the last live-action film from Tim Burton, Dark Shadows, and now she’s in talks to star in the movie he’s almost ready to make. Burton is directing a film adaptation of the Ranson Riggs novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and Green is in talks to play the title character, who oversees a sort of orphanage for kids who could be characters out of myth or fables. Read More »
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters next week, so the CinemaSins guys have returned to rip apart Tim Burton‘s Planet of the Apes. The nine minute video finds 139 things wrong with the horrible 2001 remake. Hit the jump to find out everything wrong with Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes, along with ScreenJunkie’s Honest Trailer for the movie.
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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 »
Way back in 2007, in the early days of /Film, Peter wrote about one of Tim Burton‘s most obscure works. The piece in question was Hansel and Gretel, a half-hour version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, produced as one of Burton’s collaborations with Disney. This was before Frankenweenie turned everything sour, and well before Burton became a star director.
Shot in 1982 and aired once on the then-new Disney Channel on Halloween night in 1983, the short quickly disappeared. While it eventually surfaced in art exhibits at institutions such as the the Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hansel and Gretel has remained relatively un-seen.
Now Burton’s odd early short is online. Watch below. Read More »