Want to read a Crisis on Infinite Earths tie-in comic? Are you ready for the first Wonder Woman 1984 trailer this weekend? Did you hear about the drunken phone call Tom Holland had wit Bob Iger about Spider-Man? Want a look at Kristen Wiig as Cheetah from Wonder Woman 1984 merchandise? How many movies did Todd Phillips pitch for his DC Black label pitch? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Joker, the R-rated Taxi Driver-inspired take on the Clown Prince of Crime, is finally headed to home video. The billion-dollar hit starring Joaquin Phoenix will arrive on digital this month before dancing its way to Blu-ray in January. The Todd Phillips-directed movie is a bonafide blockbuster – the first R-rated film to pass the billion-dollar mark at the worldwide box office, the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2019. More on the Joker Blu-ray release date below.
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Would you have liked to see giant ants in the final battle for Avengers: Endgame? Did you know Nightwing was originally slated to debut at the end of the first season of Titans? Did Zachary Levi wear padding in the superhero suit for Shazam? What has Chris Hemsworth‘s family banned him from bringing home? What did Josh Trank say about Marvel movies after watching The Irishman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Batman and the Joker would not exist if it wasn’t for Gotham City. Whether it’s the city that creates the Bat and its villains – as Joker or Gotham imply – or Batman that changes the city – as Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy seems to think – Gotham City remains a vital component in the Batman mythos. Except it was not always like this.
For you see, the story of Batman is also the story of Gotham City, which is also the story of Joker. Joker showed us Arthur Fleck making speeches about society on a comedy talk show, so now it’s time to revisit the history of the worst city in the DC universe and how its biggest hero and villain evolved with it throughout the years.
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For better or worse, Joker is likely going to be a big contender during awards season. Sure, it’s nice that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences might pay more attention to a genre that has mostly only ever been popular among general audiences, but it’s a shame that the movie had to be one with so little to actually say. But I digress.
How It Should Have Ended is here to give Joker the conclusion that would have made everyone happy, including Arthur Fleck himself. After all, if the struggling comedian and mentally unstable guy was able to grow up as an orphan in the Wayne family, we might have seen a much different superhero emerge after Thomas and Martha Wayne’s death. But that’s not the only kooky ending they’ve come up with. Find out how Joker should have ended below. Read More »
Want to see part of Tom Hiddleston‘s audition for the role of Thor? Can Joker take on Pennywise in an Epic Rap Battle? Want to see some drastically different designs for Pepper Potts’ Rescue armor? Want to see what Teenage Thanos would look like? Will Falcon and the Winter Soldier introduce Battlestar to the MCU? What almost happened to War Machine in Avengers: Infinity War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
In the wake of the box office disaster that was Justice League, the future of movies from DC Comics has been unclear. Despite the success of Wonder Woman and Aquaman at the box office, Warner Bros. Pictures has been trying to distance themselves from the interconnected universe of superheroes created by director Zack Snyder. The success of Joker will only bolster that initiative, and it appears the future of DC Comics on screen will include the return of The Flash, a new movie for Green Lantern, potentially the involvement of J.J. Abrams, and development of projects at HBO Max. Here’s what we know. Read More »
People can’t stop talking about Joker, Todd Phillips‘ dark, violent origin story for the Clown Prince of Crime. As we head into awards season, you can expect the film to continue to be at the forefront of entertainment news as Warner Bros. pushes for awards glory. There was a private screening for the film in LA recently, and legendary director Michael Mann was supposed to be on hand to interview Phillips. Sadly, Mann couldn’t make the event due to a scheduling problem, but he was still kind enough to send along a letter singing the praises of Joker.
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Yesterday brought news that Joker director Todd Phillips was cooking up a sequel to the R-rated DC Comics movie that recently crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. On top of that, Phillips was said to be working on another villain origin story in the vein of Joker. But throughout the day, there were conflicting reports about whether or not any meeting between Todd Phillips and Warner Bros. studio chairman Toby Emmerich took place for either of these projects. Thankfully, Todd Phillips himself has set the record straight. Read More »