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Batman v Superman 1990s Trailer

Now before you start desperately trying to invent transdimensional travel to find which wonderful alternate timeline lucked out with a mid-90’s Batman v Superman staring John Cusack and Bruce Willis, it turns out the following trailer is actually the masterwork of YouTuber Frank Ireland (under the name ChiefBrodyRules.)

Ireland really did an amazing job of this, extra points too for casting Denzel Washington as Commissioner Gordon. Check it out!

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The world is bracing itself for the imminent release of War for the Planet of The Apes, but already director Matt Reeves has his eyes on his next big project; the solo Batman movie. With Ben Affleck out of the picture as director, Reeves is considering rewrites that could take the caped crusader in a bold new direction. Originally due to start shooting later this year, The Batman has been pushed back into 2018 to accommodate the director’s busy schedule. From Alfred Hitchcock to Christopher Nolan, Reeves wears his influences on his sleeve, recently outlining his plans for the world’s greatest detective. (more…)

Batman & Harley Quinn Prequel ComicWe’ve know for awhile that we’d (sorta) see return to the much loved Warner Bros. Animation Timmverse with the Batman & Harley Quinn movie and it is starting to look like the 90’s borne fan favourite and critical darling Dark Knight defining cartoon’s return might be more than just a one-off direct to home movie. ScreenRant has just reported that the cartoons spin-off comicbook is making a return too to in the form of a prequel that will help set up the new movie. Here’s are the official details: (more…)

The hearts of nerds around the world were struck a devastating blow this month when Adam West, the original Batman, died after a short struggle with leukemia earlier this month. Friends, family and fans have been laying out tribute and paying their respects in the days since, with people from all over the world noting the impact he has had on the character of Batman, the franchise and the world in general. It was announced yesterday that the iconic Bat Signal, traditionally used to summon the caped crusader to action when a crime had been reported, would be lit above Los Angeles tonight in West’s honour. (more…)

It seems like only yesterday (last fall to be precise) when we posted about how Joe Dante had once ben considered as the director of 1989’s Batman before Tim Burton got the nod. Dante’s choice for the Joker was John Lithgow, a well-known character who has enjoyed many decades of constant employment in Hollywood. Dante had met Lithgow on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie even though Lithgow appeared in George Miller’s segment, but something about the actor made Dante see “Joker”. It turns out though that Dante wasn’t the only one that saw the potential for a Clown Prince of Crime in Lithgow. (more…)

Batmen Past and Present Pay Tribute to Adam West

Saturday’s tragic news that TV’s Batman, Adam West, had died after a brief battle with leukaemia hit the fan community hard. It didn’t matter that West’s Batman wasn’t the Darkest Knight, that he wasn’t a broody and disturbed misanthrope that poured years of rage and grief into beating the tar our of criminals, he was, to many, the Batman of a generation. As always, there’s a camaraderie amongst superheroes, even amongst Batmen, and among the numerous people to state their grief for the loss of West are those that took up his mantle in the cape and cowl.  (more…)

Adam West Has Died at the Age of 88

An icon of nerd culture and the man behind easily the most distinctive and unique Batman portrayals ever broadcast, Adam West will always have a special place in hearts of people all over the world. As well as being at the core of all the camp and colourful nostalgia of nerd culture, he was famously cheerful and friendly, not to mention pro-active well past the age at which many people retire. Today it was announced by a representative of the West family that, at the age of 88, Adam West has died after “after a short battle with leukemia”. (more…)

Do you want to visit Gotham city? The dark, twisted labyrinth of grime and sin, home to an army of psychotic villains and cut-throats? If so, you might be in desperate need of psychotherapy but, thanks to a new deal struck by Warner Bros. and Abu Dhabi’s Miral, you might also be in luck. Abu Dhabi has always been a city obsessed with racing towards world firsts, even when no one else is running (world’s furthest leaning man-made tower, anyone?) Now, they’re about to become the first city to have a recreation of Batman’s hometown and for those who can afford the flight, this could be a childhood dream come true. (more…)

Batman vs Captain America vs Stan Lee
The time honoured tradition of debating the outcome of a fight between two superheroes is as old as the medium itself. Undoubtedly right now somewhere someone is in the middle of a debate over who wins between two of our four colour champions and it is really all part of the fun of loving comicbooks (unless it is online, there it seems to be a vile spittle filled all-caps-apalooza that eventually degrades into personal insults. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) These Days if you casually glance at the comment section on the latest capes-and-tights movie trailer you’ll be washed over with a flood of bile and vitriol filled statements that are based more on brand loyalty and tribe mentality than anything actually related to the work itself.

Anyyyyyway. Will these duels ever have a definite and finite answer? Probably not, but if anyone can settle one of these conflicts and put the matter to rest it is Stan Lee. This past weekend at the ‘The Men, The Myths, The Legends‘ panel at this years Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) Hostess Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) asked for Stan’s insight on the eventual outcome of an all out mano-a-mano, drag-out, winner takes all, fist fest between Marvel’s star spangled man, Captain America, and DC Comics Dark Knight, Batman. And yes, he gave the perfect answer (via Heroic Hollywood.)  (more…)