Dick Grayson

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It started a few weeks ago, when the Nerd Media reported that Zack Snyder‘s Batman vs. Superman was seeking “a young John Hawkes type” for the role of Dick Grayson–who would appear as either Robin or Nightwing. Soon we began hearing the name of Adam Driver–a young actor who apparently fits this description.

Now Driver has finally gone on the record regarding the rumors–and apparently he knows less than we do:

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Death is in everything that Batman does.

The fire of his existence, of his endless crusade, was sparked in an alley with the death of his parents and fed by the loss of Jason Todd all those years ago.

Even now, in this new 52, death hangs in the air with the conclusion of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s “Death of the Family” event, as the question is asked: why hasn’t Batman killed the Joker? (more…)

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Holy-Hog-Tied-Horses Batman!

It looks like Robin has gotten himself into quite the pickle. Oh My, I hope there really aren’t any pickles involved in the story behind this picture. That would be awkward.

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Just announced today on DC’s The Source blog we’ve learned the official story for Batman Live, the arena action show based on the caped crusader. Batman Live will follow the origin story of the original Robin, Dick Grayson, from his time with Haley’s Circus, his parent’s deaths and  his transformation into the boy wonder. Stoked? I know I am. But you must be a little concerned about another comic book icon getting the live show treatment. Don’t worry, DC seems to have learned from some companies passed excursions with live entertainment ::cough:: Marvel ::cough:: Spider-man.

The original story will be developed and written by Allan Heinberg, Stan Berkowitz and Allan Burnet. This is lesson one, trust the story with those who have experience writing the characters and are familiar with the world they come from, not award winning Broadway directors who might be out of their element with a super hero tale. Heinberg has,

…developed the animated series Legion of Super Heroes for Warner Bros. Animation. He is the writer and co-creator of Marvel Comic’s Young Avengers and currently writes Marvel’s Avengers: The Children’s Crusade. His other comics work includes JLA (with Geoff Johns), Superman/Batman, Wonder Woman, and Uncanny X-Men.

Stan Berkowitz you might recognize as a writer for many of DC’s animated shows as well as other cartoons such as The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Spider-Man, Batman Beyond, Justice League, Ben 10 and The 99. Allan Burnet wrote for Batman: The Animated Series but began with Hanna Barbara in 1981 with the Superfriends. He’s also worked as producer on Batman, Superman, Batman Beyond, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, plus wrote one the segments on Batman: Gotham Knights and scripted Green Lantern: First Flight. So, um, yeah, these guys know their Bat-verse.

Below the cut is the entire press release from DC as well as some pictures of the set design from Comics Alliance. Robin’s origin is a great selection for this show as it will resonated with fans of all ages and it’s something we’ve only seen before in the animated series (well, besides the comics but you know what I mean). The dynamic duo will be tackling many villains in this show; the Joker, the Penquin, Catwoman, the Riddler, Two-Face, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. Batman Live is so chocked full of Bat-awesomeness I don’t know what I’ll be doing until 2012, when the show is scheduled to finally hit the States. I might just need to jump a plane to England this summer to check it out, where the tour begins. Yeah, Nerd Bastards will totally cover my travel expenses, right? Right?

source: DC’s The Source

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