Before we were in the “dawn of superhero movies,” superhero films were few and far between. During that time, we didn’t have a new Marvel Cinematic Universe or DC Extended Universe. Instead, we had a few one-off films ere and then. The first “real” superhero film came out in 1989, and it was Tim Burton’s Batman. Modeled after Frank Miller’s “Dark Knight” comic book, we got to see a different Batman from the old 60’s campy TV show. We got our first big screen iteration of the crown prince of crime, and Jack Nicholson gave us our best Joker (at the time). Also included in the classic film was Michael Keaton (“Mr. Mom”) as Batman, and we were introduced to District Attorney Harvey Dent, played surprisingly by actor Billy Dee Williams. While Williams never played his alter ego (Two-Face) as he was replaced by actor Tommy Lee Jones in subsequent films (with no explanation for the racial switchback). Some fans were disappointed as they were denied of Williams playing the role. It looks like we may finally be getting the Billy Dee Williams Two-Face we have been wanting for more than 28 years.
It’s going to be a long time till we see a new live-action Batman movie; 2020 or 2021 at the earliest, so it’s going to be up to The LEGO Batman Movie to tide us over. No problem because LEGO Batman was easily one of the best parts of The LEGO Movie, but can he stand on his own, in his own movie, in the shadow of Ben Affleck, Christian Bale and all the big screen Batmen who’ve come before. The answer you’re looking for, especially from the looks of this new trailer, is yes. Released at San Diego Comic Con yesterday, here’s the latest look at The LEGO Batman Movie. (more…)
This isn’t the hugest possible breaking news from San Diego Comic Con, but if you’re one of a legion of people that didn’t like the doom and gloom of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice this may be the correction you’re looking for. A new poster released for Wonder Woman shows the Amazonian Princess in her best light, quite literally. In another poster, you will enjoy the thought of a recent, beloved variation of the Dark Knight who is also getting his own movie next year, albeit one set in the world of LEGO. Yup. the other new poster has unmasked The LEGO Batman Movie. (more…)
The second trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie is out and it couldn’t ignore Batman’s past anymore than all the other Batman movies in the past have. In other words, prepare to watch LEGO Batman agonize over his parents death once again. Just like he did in 1966,1989, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2008, 2012, and 2016. Will Arnett is going to be the Batman to end all Batmen… except for Adam West, no one trumps Adam West. (more…)
Who knew Batman could beat box like that? We all knew he could box, and loved to beat up criminals, but would he dare to put the two together so musically? Will Arnett is back as everyone’s favorite caped crusader in LEGO block form to promote The LEGO Batman Movie. Arnett is joined by a fantastic voice cast that includes Rosario Dawson as Batgirl, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, Michael Cera as Robin, Zach Galifianakis as The Joker, and Mariah Carey as Mayor Marion Grange. It looks to be a whole lot of fun and perhaps just the touch of levity we’ll all need after all the seriousness of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. (more…)
We are only days away from what could be the biggest movie of the summer and the super hero fever couldn’t be higher. We know that Batman V. Superman is going dark for the tone of the film, but what about something for the kids? Well, Lego has that covered as we get our first look at the Lego Batman Movie!
The Hollywood Reporter has, well, reported that Rosario Dawson will be providing the voice of Batgirl in Warner Bros.‘ The LEGO Batman Movie. For those that don’t know, Batgirl is actually Barbara Gordon, police commissioner Jim Gordon‘s daughter, who eventually concedes to the call of crime-fighting. Dawson is joining a cast that already features Will Arnett voicing Batman, Michael Cera voicing Robin, and Zach Galifianakis voicing The Joker. Judging by the cast roster alone, this feels like it’s going to be one hilarious movie. And being as it’s riding on the coattails (or bat wings, in this case), of The LEGO Movie, can you really expect any less? (more…)
Whatever happened to Michael Cera? He used to appear in two or three movies a year, but aside from the fourth season of Arrested Development and a memorable appearance in This is the End, he seems to have all but disappeared from the landscape. Appropriately enough, Cera’s next big role will only require his voice and not his actual person, and it will require him to team-up again with his Arrested Development uncle Will Arnett. What weird sort of project brings these two Canadian actors together again? Why it’s the LEGO Movie spin-off The LEGO Batman Movie, and Cera will play the Boy Wonder to Arnett’s Caped Crusader. (more…)
Man, The Lego Movie made a hell of a splash, even if the Academy somehow managed to overlook the talent that was required to put a movie of that scale together. Well, if you are among the millions who are counting the moments until the sequel hits the big screen in 2018, you now how even more of a reason to be excited for the upcoming film. Warner Brothers has announced that Monster House scribe Rob Schrab will be directing the sequel. Yes. Everything IS awesome. (more…)
While he may only “work in black and sometimes very, very dark grey,” the powers that be over at Warner Bros. want to capitalize on the Lego Batman’s incredible popularity in the LEGO Movie. Everyone loved that crazy guy, and not in the gritty, dark as all get out Batman we’ve known in comics and the big screen. It was more like Adam West and Christian Bale had a love child that sounded a hell of a lot like Will Arnett. Wanna know more details? (more…)