Prepare those cockles for a thorough warming – last night saw the Bat Signal projected onto Los Angeles City Hall in tribute to the late Adam West.
The original Batman, Adam West, will be given a most fitting tribute tonight in Los Angeles, as the bat signal is illuminated one last time.
Report states that the late actor had finished recording his role for upcoming movie 'Batman Vs. Two-Face.'
Adam West, the actor who brought deadpan comedy and a hero’s jutting jaw to the title character of TV’s landmark ’60s superhero series Batman , died yesterday at the age of 88. A spokesperson for the family said West died of leukemia, surrounded by family. A cultural phenomenon from the moment it debuted on January 12, 1966 on ABC, Batman was a twice-weekly treat for children – with its comic book-style POW!s and BAM!s highlighting the climactic fight scenes – and, with…
As well as giving us our first proper look at the team in action (including a curiously Iron Man-esque Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher), this trailer also gives us our first brief glimpses of some other new characters, including Amber Heard as Mera, and JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. There’s also a quick glimpse of Amy Adams as Lois Lane – although, as necessitated by the ending of ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ one rather notable absentee is Henry Cavill as Superman.
In preparation for the ‘Justice League’ trailer, a new snap of Ben Affleck’s Batsuit for the DC superhero bonanza has been revealed. And it all looks a bit less brooding, and a bit more chirpy than the hulking outfit he was given for ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. Here it is in its full glory… And compare it to the rather more sober garms he wore in BvS… This ‘tactical batsuit’, as it’s being dubbed, is more trim, his bat ears look a bit smaller, and with its grey bat logo, generally feels a little brighter than past iterations. ...
It’s official – Nightwing is getting a solo film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the long-time Batman sidekick Dick Grayson will star in his very own DC superhero flick… with ‘Lego batman Movie’ director at the helm. “Warner Bros. is plotting a new DC superhero film based on the Batman-centric character Nightwing,” they revealed.
Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look at DC Collectibles’ upcoming line of premium, screen-accurate 12-inch statues based on the Justice League lineup. The meticulously detailed poly-resin sculpts were designed in coordination with Warner Bros. and present our best look yet at the costumed characters who make up DC’s premier hero team: Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s Flash, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Each piece, mounted on a Justice League stand, will retail for $150, be limited to a run of 5,000 copies and will be available timed to the film’s Nov. 17 opening.
One triumph of The Lego Batman Movie is its ability to simultaneously satirize and celebrate the legacy of the Dark Knight, a rich history spanning eight decades of comic books, TV shows, and, especially, films. From Will Arnett’s Christian Bale-inspired gravelly growl to callbacks to the 1940s serial, The Lego Batman Movie is overstuffed with cinematic references and inside jokes. The pilot immediately calls out the Joker, pointing out how his previous big-screen endeavors were thwarted by the Caped Crusaders, alluding to both 2008’s The Dark Knight and 1989’s Batman.
Part parody, part paean, The Lego Batman Movie lovingly plumbs the depths of the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery to reward long-time Bat lovers — and perhaps confound casual fans. The Clown Prince of Crime has recruited a who’s-who of fellow felons, among them such major big-screen miscreants as Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin, Bane, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy, as well as Suicide Squaddies like Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, and Captain Boomerang. Yes, Condiment King is real.
The Lego Batman Movie arrives this week, gleefully poking fun at the Caped Crusader and his Dark Knighthood. But before Bats gets funny, he’ll be his typical gloomy self in the aptly titled Justice League Dark.
“The Lego Batman Movie” is a 3D-animated superhero action adventure comedy that’s a spin-off from 2014’s “The Lego Movie”. The film expands on the adventures of Lego Batman, who’s just known as Batman in this film, as he battles his nemesis, the Joker.
The suit worn by Robin, Batman’s longtime sidekick, was inspired by vintage illustrations of Robin Hood. At least, according to co-creator Jerry Robinson — you know, if you want to take his word for it. In the upcoming The Lego Batman Movie, the mythology behind the Boy Wonder’s costume gets turned inside out, and you can take a look in the exclusive clip above.
Why did “Jingle Bells” get this particular spoof? Spike Jones’s uptempo romp, Yogi Yorgesson (“Yingle Bells“), and the Three Stooges (“Jingle Bells Drag“) showed that “Jingle Bells” could be played for broader comedic effect. As writer Rob Weir documents on his blog, children began applying funny lyrics to the song’s simple rhymes and familiar melody at least as early as the 1950s, while wildly racist versions sprung up in the South in the 1950s and 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement.
Early word is that Ben Affleck’s upcoming Batman solo movie may be something of a who’s-who of the Dark Knight’s greatest adversaries – but it seems one key character will not be making an appearance. Sienna Miller told me tonight that she wants to play Catwoman in Affleck’s Batman movie.
The Dark Knight kicks it up a notch… according to Deathstroke. “[Ben Affleck’s] take is a fresh take but I think the audience is going to be surprised,” he told the Mark Madden, Super Genius Podcast. Well, if you believe the hype, it could mean that reports of ‘The Batman’ script being in a spot of bother could be very, very wrong.
The Dark Knight Rises… to tackle creepy clowns. Following the recent creepy clown epidemic, it looks as though one New York Police Department has come up with a pretty unique solution to combat them - Batman. “The Fairport Police have received a lead in the Crazy Clown epidemic that has been gripping the nation,“ the department wrote via Facebook.
Suffering from Dark Knight fatigue? We’ve got the antidote for those who prefer their Caped Crusaders campy.
Heath Ledger was allegedly so obsessed with perfecting his performance as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ that he turned his entire New York apartment into a “shrine” dedicated to the villain. The New York Post have reported that the police that responded to his drug overdose in his Manhattan abode in 2008 found that it was covered in Batman comic-books, various pieces of clown memorabilia, and other bits of research surrounding previous incarnations of the character.