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.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, ‘The Batman’ star Joe Manganiello revealed that Ben Affleck’s first solo Batman movie starts filming in spring. “I mentioned the other day, it’s been around for a long time that the movie … There is no Batman movie happening yet,” he told The Huffington Post. Of course, Affleck’s comments come after he seemingly confirmed the title for his upcoming Batman movie… but he’s since tried to affirm that the title hasn’t quite been decided.
Tell your friends… he’s the Batman. Following the recent spate of creepy clowns scaring children (and grown ups) around the UK, a masked gent dressed as Batman has been stepping in. A picture shared on Facebook, and then picked up by BBC Cumbria, appears to show the caped crusader chasing off a ‘joker’ in Whitehaven, Cumbria.
It looks as though Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ movie just got a title. During an interview with Associated Press, the 44-year-old ‘Batman V Superman’ star revealed the title of his upcoming solo movie… and it’s a name we’ve heard before. “The movie I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’,” he confirmed.
The home where Eva Green invites in her strange waifs and strays is not built on some studio backlot. “She’s really beautiful and she does all this cooking, but then there’s this glint in her eye…” Burton told the Los Angeles Times about how the TV chef influenced Hathaway’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ character.
The batpod from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ was auctioned off yesterday, hauling in a massive £312,000. A batsuit from the movie and another from ‘Batman Begins’ also went under the hammer, making £192,000 and £96,000 respectively. – Doctor Strange confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War – Tom Hanks photobombs wedding – Carrie Fisher on why Leia and Han split up The items were among a collection of rare film and TV memorabilia, with the auction held to the BFI IMAX in London. Steven Spielberg’s original clapperboard from ‘Jaws’ fetched £84,000, while a Sloth mask from ‘The Goonies’ made £36,000. ...
Warner Bros. CEO Jeff Bewkes has revealed that Ben Affleck’s upcoming ‘Batman’ solo movie won’t be heading to cinemas for at least 18 months. “Ben announced a Batman movie [that] he’s going to direct, star, write for,” he explained at the 25th Annual Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference (via Comicbook.com). The upcoming film slate announced by Warner Bros. led many DC fans to believe that the upcoming ‘Batman’ movie would occupy its October 2018 slot.
LaBeouf is currently receiving rave reviews for his turn in ‘American Honey’ while he’s also just started filming his role as John McEnroe in ‘Borg vs McEnroe’, and now DC fans are adamant that he’s the man to bring Red Hood, otherwise known as the second incarnation of Robin, to the DC Extended Universe.
Time Warner chairman-CEO Jeff Bewkes told investors Wednesday that there is “a little room for improvement” in the creative execution of Warner Bros.’ DC Comics movie slate. Bewkes said the studio has enlisted DC Comics entertainment president Geoff Johns and production guru Jon Berg to take a firm hand in guiding the upcoming DC releases.
Just when we thought Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight films were done and dusted, Anne Hathaway is up for reprising her character in a spin-off. “It sort of goes with the territory when you accept it and receive it from the last Catwoman.