Just because everyone wants to be Batman, doesn’t mean everyone should be Batman. Case in point, Seattle police were called to a local bar when a man was threatening the bar’s bouncer with a homemade spear. That’s right, this guy had tied a knife to a metal pole (pictures below) and swung it at the bouncer. The man fled the scene, but officers were able to find him and give chase. While trying to out run the police car, the 23-year-old suspect threw a metal Batarang at the police car in pursuit. Ain’t life grand? (more…)
Matt Ryan stole the hearts of comic fans with his portrayal of John Constantine, from the show Constantine NBC aired in 2014. The series, which was based on the Hellblazer comics, saw John and his cohorts battling the evils of ‘the Rising Darkness’, protecting the innocent from the paranormal, occult, and that which goes bump in the night. While the show was well received by fans of the comics and of superhero shows, it was cancelled after one season due to not making the numbers NBC has come to expect from their shows; fans, however, were adamant that the character return as played by Matt Ryan. There were petitions, hashtag campaigns, and even Stephen Amell of Arrow made a push (resulting in Constantine guest starring on an episode of the green archer’s show). Now CW has picked up the rights to the show (along with Supergirl from CBS)—though if they will revive it remains to be seen. While we wait for more news on the hopeful revival of the show in some capacity, we have a nice adventure to fill in the gap: the new, animated version of Justice League Dark. (more…)
A little more than a month back, Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us) announced that they were working on yet another narrative-driven adventure game series based on the dark streets of Gotham in BATMAN—The Telltale Series, and that it would be released sometime after Minecraft: Story Mode and Game of Thrones. Now we finally have our first look at the game, and it looks like Telltale is set to wow players with their signature style once again as we take on their spin of the Dark Knight. (more…)
News about the animated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland‘s classic Batman graphic novel The Killing Joke has been coming thick and fast since its announcement earlier this year. One of the biggest pieces of news regarding the adaptation was the R-rating the film is receiving upon release. Fans are excited to see what Warner Bros. Studios have done with the graphic novel and how they will adapt some of the more iconic scenes from the seminal novel. Everyone is speculating what to expect from the movie and the Nerdbastards team were no exception! A lucky few will even be able to see The Killing Joke on the big screen for one night only!
In early September 1992, Fox debuted Batman, now universally known as Batman: The Animated Series. The show took off where Tim Burton’s Batman left off: a dark, art-deco world of the Dark Knight filled with the usual rogue’s gallery (and then some). From its very debut, Batman changed the world of the caped crusader forever. It altered the way countless kids saw Batman and to this day is the definitive version of the character for many. But just how influential was this era of Batman?
KaptainKristian‘s new video essay makes the case that Batman: The Animated Series contains “the quintessential portrayal of The Dark Knight” and explains, in thoughtful detail, what master strokes in design, story telling, and psychology creators Paul Dini and Bruce Timm used to craft this genre defining version of Batman; and what a lasting cultural impact its had. (more…)
Telltale Games have risen in power over the last decade and it is easy to see why they are so popular. After the success of quirky point and click series Sam and Max, Telltale have acquired the rights to many sought-after franchises to add their own brand of comic book style, decision making gameplay to. Although the acquisition of the rights to Jurassic Park and Back To The Future thrust this unique style of game into the mainstream, it is the development of games around series like Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead that has seen the biggest response from fans. The Walking Dead game alone sold one million copies in its first twenty days! Following these successes news broke that Telltale Games was producing a Batman game to add to its ever growing roster. There were very few details announced about the game as Telltale teased with a very short video (that you can see below.) Despite Telltale staying tight lipped over Batman – The Telltale Series, the window for its release has been narrowed!
If by some chance you didn’t make it to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week, and there’s probably a few of you who didn’t, characters for the upcoming television series ‘Justice League Action’ were revealed at Kre8tif!. The annual conference which focuses on the world of animation, VFX, and licensing/marketing, gave fans the first look at the upcoming DC Comics series scheduled to air this fall. (more…)
Lately, Warner Bros.‘s DC Extended Universe has been plagued with rumors, some true like The Flash losing its director, some not so true like Aquaman losing its director, but today brings a more pleasant rumor for the fledgling interconnected movie universe. After the lukewarm reception for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, there’s a lot of uncertainty for the DCEU’s upcoming properties. Aside from the mostly positive buzz around Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman, the most eagerly anticipated movie may be Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman film. According to today’s rumor, that movie may be taking shape.
It comes with great sadness to report that a legend in the music industry has passed away. Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as “Prince,” passed away today at the age of 57. According to reports, paramedics were dispatched at 9:43 AM to the home of Prince at Paisley Park estate located in Minnesota. It was shortly after when the Carver County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there was a fatality on the grounds.
Now that protests have finally died down, now that our customary 3 week spoiler silence ended, now that Jeremy finally had 5 minutes to toss the whole random grab bag of a podcast together, we are now ready to share the 90 minute conversation on the 151 minute big screen edition of the 75 year build up to the battle between the world’s greatest 4 color titans (that lasts about 8 minutes.)
MILD SPOILER ALERT: Jeremy, Jason, and Matt talk in depth(ish) about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice so this will spoil it for you if you are one of the few who have yet to take in billion dollar (let’s call it) divisive blockbuster that no one can seem to agree upon. Is it the greatest movie ever? The worst? Is it fever dream of a mad space-god-turtle? The guys are not here to convince you of any of that. What you will hear is a little exploration in the highs, the lows, and expansive middles the movie had to offer. (more…)