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Or perhaps a Moonie, maybe even a preacher on TV! Whatever your opinion might be on Suicide Squad‘s new Joker (portrayed by Jared Leto), the supervillain has made an impression on everyone who’s watched the trailers or even slightly kept up with the hype surrounding DC‘s upcoming all-supervillain movie. But how is the actor keeping up with the flamboyant psychopath that is Batman‘s archnemesis?

According to director David Ayer, better than expected apparently…

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Cereal is an important part of childhood. Together with certain television shows, music, and movies, cereal helps to form a very specific backdrop to your formative years. This backdrop is unique to you, but connects you to nearly every other person of your generation, no matter the other details of your lives. Yes, cereal binds us, connects us, shows us that we are all one. But it also has an almost magical ability to transport. When you’re eating cereal with your favorite characters on the box, you hold palaver with them for a time. These characters become real as you share a meal with them. Some cereals not only understood the light-hearted whimsy of our youth, but also understand that now we have grown-up responsibilities and obligations. We’ve seen things, man. We have bills to pay. We wear underwear without cartoons characters on them sometimes, probably. These cereals know that and have increased in value accordingly, so that they can continue to be there for us as we sell them for money. Our modern Giving Tree was ground up and pressed into cardboard to make cereal boxes. And the tree was happy. It was happy because it knew that cash rules everything around us and it’s going to help us get the money. Dolla, dolla bill, y’all!

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Holy 50th Birthday, “’66 Batman”!

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Whether you sleep in the Marvel camp or claim “DC FOR LIFE!”, there is absolutely no denying the impact that Batman has had on pop culture.  Sure, The Last Son of Krypton may get plenty of love too but when it comes right down to it, Batman has been leading the way for DC Comics for a good 50 years and the Caped Crusader is single-handedly responsible for millions of fanboys’ first foray into the world of comic books and, really, geek culture in general. As DC Comics’ leading mascot, Batman has starred in eleven live action films dating all the way back to 1943, countless animated movies, dozens of animated series’ and has been featured on television in different incarnations with different actors picking up the cowl.  When it comes to Batman’s impact on pop culture, there is absolutely no more influential depiction of the hero than 1966’s Batman television series, featuring (as if you need to be reminded) Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin, respectively. This week, the series hit its fiftieth birthday, and after fifty years, the series continues to make its mark. (more…)

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DC is on the brink of unleashing the DC Extended Universe on the big screen, but they’ve been killing the direct-to-video animation for a while now. In 2014, DC released the hard-hitting Son of Batman, which was generally well received. It was followed in 2015 by Batman vs. Robin. This year, the animated series will continue with Batman: Bad Blood. The main voice cast is back, including Morena Baccarin who seems to be vying for the crown of Queen of All Nerds. There is new information about this explosive movie, including a sneak peek at the first six minutes and news of a well-known character from Batman lore who will be introduced in this movie! Needless to say, spoilers ahead.

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Dawn Of Justice hasn’t even been released and it has already been a point of contention, lots of hype and a torrent of fan speculation. Obviously, Warner Bros have a heck of a lot riding on the spanking new DC Movie Universe that they are going to throw at us and it seems like they are already pulling all the stops. Already, the new Suicide Squad trailer is ready to hit the Interwebs and the Cartoon Network animated seriesDC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League is about to prep us for the next big-budget incarnation of the Justice League of America.

In a concerted effort to get the hype-train rolling into full speed, Warner Bros has gone ahead to reveal their concept art for their new Justice League, as well as to present the full roster and look of Earth’s Bravest and Boldest.

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With Marvel already dominating the Box Office, it’s no wonder that DC should scramble into action with its next big cross over movie, Batman V Superman-Dawn of Justice. The mere mention of the movie’s development caused untold Internet hype, tipped millions of nerds to the breaking point when Ben Affleck was announced as the new Batman and has some of the more cynical among us worrying whether all this belly aching is going to be even worth it.

The movie promises to be the first step toward the first proper Justice League live action movie. According to the buzz created after the first appearance of Scaleless Doomsday McGee, fans speculate that Batman V Superman might tease into a whole lot of the DC trademark cosmology, all at once. Apparently, their suspicions were well-founded as the movie will indeed introduce another threat to the future Justice League in the form of…

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Hot Toys has officially (after a bit of teasing, of course) revealed their Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 1/6 scale collectible figures! The figures are movie-accurate, and based in the likenesses of Ben Affleck for Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman. What’s more, a video has also been released by Hot Toys detailing the Batmobile in all its 1/6th scale glory; watch it and sneak a peek at the figures after the jump! (more…)

Are Batman and Superman Coming to ‘Arrow’?

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It looks as though fans of the show Arrow may get something they’ve been hoping for since the show premiered three years ago. One of the things that really makes a large, interconnected universe enjoyable is seeing different characters crossover and interact with each other, especially when the characters have decades of comic book history behind them that fans can look forward to seeing brought to life. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is dominating the box office right now (with other franchises hot on their tail), the Arrowverse currently has television pretty much locked down. The popularity of Arrow and The Flash has led to the development of another spin-off, Legends of Tomorrow. There’s even talk of a crossover between the Arrowverse and the successful new show Supergirl. The rapid expansion of the Arrowverse has led some fans to wonder whether they might even see DC‘s big three (Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman) on the small screen again. Recently, Steven Amell, Green Arrow himself, addressed this very question.

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Telltale Games is all a buzz today with the announcement that the studio will craft a series based on Batman. The point-and-click based video game developer have previously created playable adventures plucked from the worlds of Back To The Future, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead. It seems a great fit for the game company to try its hand at the adaptation of the DC universe, but does their style integrate well into the land of Bat gadgets and vigilantism? (more…)

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Well, we finally got the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and, boy, was it underwhelming. Many fans have been expressing fears about DC rushing into things since the movie was announced. A team-up with Batman already when he hasn’t even been introduced into the DC Extended Universe? Still, fans were with Batman v Superman, because all of the footage seen thus far had looked pretty cool. The showdown between Batman and Superman on a rainy rooftop next to the Bat-signal set up great expectations for the movie. Despite some concerns about casting, Ben Affleck looks to be a very capable and appropriate Batman, bringing to mind Frank Miller’s stocky brawler, which is a Batman we’ve not yet seen on the big screen. Even Jesse Eisenberg, who is a complete departure from any sort of Lex Luthor known to anyone anywhere, didn’t appear to be completely terrible. Unfortunately, it looks as though our willingness to give DC the benefit of the doubt will not be repaid, as the new trailer makes it clear that every bit of interesting and compelling footage from the movie must have been used up already.

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