Ben Affleck's tenure as the caped crusader is over, while the rumoured Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie is on, according to reports.
Warner Bros.’ superhero team up “Justice League” opens in Singapore on Thursday (16 November), and will see Batman (played by Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) doing their best to save the planet from a new threat. Read what Affleck had to say about his role, his relationship with Gadot, and what he thinks about Batman being a non-superpowered superhero.
Sitcom's tie-in contest for tickets to the DC movie premiere potentially gives away a surprise plot development.
The DC Extended Universe is expanding in a slightly unexpected direction with the news that an origin movie is in the works for The Joker, arch-nemesis of Batman and arguably just as iconic a figure in the DC pantheon. However, it is already confirmed that director Todd Phillips’ as yet untitled film will not star Jared Leto (whose take on the character in 2016’s ‘Suicide Squad’ proved divisive), and will instead recast with a younger actor to portray the Clown Prince of Crime in his earliest days. The big question is, who should play the young Joker in this DCEU prequel? Here are our top ten suggestions. Read More: Death Note remake director gets “death threats” Terminator 2’s Robert Patrick wants to play the T-1000 again Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War
Warner Bros. and DC are in the early stages of another Batman Universe spinoff movie, this one telling the origin story of the Caped Crusader's archnemesis.
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.
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 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.
Suffering from Dark Knight fatigue? We’ve got the antidote for those who prefer their Caped Crusaders campy. Here’s an exclusive supervillain supercut from Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, a new animated feature-length film that brings back Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo. (Watch above.)
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.