The CW’s Arrow has had no problem borrowing villains and characters from Batman’s comic book adventures. Perhaps the most prominent example is Ra’s al Ghul, who was the big bad of season three, and was ultimately defeated and killed in a sword fight with Oliver Queen, while Ra’s true adversary, “The Detective,” was never mentioned. Well hold on to your cowl because another Ghul is coming to Arrow later this season, and we don’t mean the previously introduced “Heir to the Demon”, Nyssa. Nope, Nyssa’s big sister is soon about to descend on Star City, and her boots will be filled by a well-known Vancouver-based actress. (more…)
The speculation that Marion Cotillard is secretly playing daughter of Ra’s Al Ghul, Talia in The Dark Knight Rises has been going strong ever since she was cast. Once we learned Josh Pence had been cast as a younger Ra’s and Joey King would be playing a young Talia Al Ghul it seemed all the more likely. Then it was confirmed Liam Neeson would indeed be reprising the role of Ra’s in what we suspect is nothing more than a cameo. Add in some suspicious looking set photos that put her in scenes with Bane and his Tumblers and you’ve got almost all signs pointing to yes, Marion Cotillard would appear as Talia Al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises.
Nope, wrong! At least according to Ms. Cotillard when she recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter. In that interview she revealed that Miranda Tate is,
…an ecologically minded businesswoman who “is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises. They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She’s a good guy.” But does she stay that way? “Yes,” she insists.”
She also stated she plays “a very, very small role,” in the movie and again, insists, she is NOT playing Talia Al Ghul.
I don’t know, guys, an ecologically minded businesswoman fascinated by Wayne Enterprises? It sounds like the perfect cover for the daughter of the demon. Would you call shenanigans? Are Cotillard and Christopher Nolan just trying to misdirect us away from what we’ve already guessed?
Two great looking video games are coming out which will allow you to play pretend and run around as the Caped Crusader, everyone’s childhood dream, right? One allows you to live in the skin of the Batman as he patrols Gotham overrun by Arkham inmates, the other has you to dress up in gear with the Batman logo and shoot a lot of guns. You decide which is the truer representation.
Batman: Arkham City, the much anticipated sequel to Arkham Asylum drops on October 18th for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. At Comic-Con a new trailer was released giving us a glimpse of more obstacles ahead for the Dark Knight. Clue, he was born on a Monday.
The Penguin looks creepy and Solomon Grundy will be a handful. But you’re Batman, you can totally handle it. Also joining Bats in the new game will be Talia Al Ghul, voiced by Stana Katic. Whether she’ll be friend or foe is unknown, but I’m sure she has plans for Batman. Plans that might not sit well with his other sometimes paramour, Catwoman. All I’m saying, is there should be an option for a one on one fight between Talia and Catwoman with Batman as the prize.
The second Batman game is probably the farthest thing from a Batman game. This is Gotham City Imposters. First off, you arm your character with guns, then team up and take down opposing factions in a multi-player death match.The two teams are the Batz and Jokerz and your customizable character will affiliate with one or the other. You’ll show off your team pride in an assortment of kitschy gear.
Imposters will be a downloadable game for XBLA and PSN and is set for a Holiday 2012 release. Which Bat-game are you most excited for? Clearly, Arkham City is the most faithful but I think Imposters looks fun. As long you join the Jokerz team, parading around as Batman with a gun feels wrong.