Move Over Captain America 3. Disney May Throw Star Wars 7 Against Batman vs Superman !

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DC vs Marvel …..  Warner Bros vs Disney

Companies keep playing “chicken” with one another. There is no reason to do that but the feeling is that if things stay this way, Captain America 3 would lose out to Batman vs Superman with a new Batman and the first appearance of Wonder Woman (and maybe others on the big screen.

Star Wars VII is scheduled to come out in December 2015 and Disney has already said that future installments of Star Wars will go back to its traditonal May release dates.

Now there is word that Star Wars VII may still need some work (script wise). Could this mean that Star Wars VII could be moved to May 2016? But what about Captain America 3? Well Captain America 2 is doing fantastic for an “April” release so why not release Captain America 3 in April 2016.

What do you think…. 

- If it’s Captain America 3 against Batman vs Superman, which would u see?

- If it’s Star Wars VII against Batman vs Superman, which would u see…

 

 

 

Comment below!!!

 

 

 

 

Take A First Look At ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Multiplayer Trailer For Mobile !

Injustice: Gods Among Us

DC All Access has released a first look trailer for the multiplayer update of the Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game.

Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game is a free to play collectible card game. It  allows players to build a roster of playable characters, moves and powers and battle in touch based 3 on 3 combat. This new multiplayer update will allows players to take their head-to-head against other Injustice players for the first time.

Can’t wait for it !

 

Lorenzo Semple Jr., the Writer Behind the 1960s ‘Batman’ TV Series, Dies at 91

Batman 66 creator Lorenzo Semple Obituary
Photo by Petr Novák, Wikipedia

Lorenzo Semple Jr. arguably did more to popularize Batman than anyone else in the character’s 75-year history. The man who created the beloved 1960s Batman TV show died Friday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Semple was an accomplished writer of screenplays for films including The Parallax View, the 1980s Flash Gordon movie and Three Days of the Condor. His latest project was a YouTube series called Reel Geezers, in which he and producer Marcia Nasatir would comedically bicker and review movies. Their review of The Dark Knight can be viewed at the bottom of this post.

“I think Batman was the best thing I ever wrote, including those big movies,” Semple said in a 2008 interview with the Archive of American Television. “As a whole work, it came out the way that I wanted it to, and I was excited by it.”

Semple was the credited writer the TV series’ first four episodes, as well as the 1966 movie that was released between the first two seasons (which he wrote in just two weeks). He served as a consultant on every episode of the show and wrote the series “bible,” which stated that Batman should never break the law, among other rules.

Semple got the gig on Batman after ABC passed on an idea for a series called Number One Son because the show, which was about the progeny of the famous detective Charlie Chan, featured an “ethnic hero.” As a sort of apology for turning down that show, the network offered Semple and producer William Dozier the Batman series.

Semple’s version of Batman is enjoying a cultural resurgence as of late. DC’s digital-first Batman ’66 comic series debuted to great fanfare and success in July 2013, the TV series is coming to DVD and Blu-ray later this year, as are some positively beautiful new toys from HotToys.

Jim Chadwick, editor of the Batman ’66 comic, tweeted that Friday was a “sad day for us.”

Semple will be missed, but his work will clearly live on for ages to come.

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Jada Pinkett Smith To Play Villain In Batman Series ‘Gotham’

Jada Pinkett Smith

Casting continues for Gotham, the upcoming Batman prequel TV series set in earlier years when future commissioner James Gordon was a young detective, Bruce Wayne was still mourning the death of his parents, and some nasty villains were establishing their infamy.

Ben McKenzie is set to play the young Jim Gordon, and actors have also been cast for Penguin, Alfred, and others, as well as Harvey Bullock.

Now comes word that Jada Pinkett Smith is the most recent name joining the cast, and that she’ll be taking on the role of a villain on the show. [...]

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Go Behind The Scenes Of ‘Batman’ ’89 With ‘The Making Of A Hero’ [Video]

Batman: The Making Of A Hero screenshot

ComicsAlliance’s official position on Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie may be a little more harsh than other people’s, but even I can’t deny its importance in bringing superheroes to life in movies. To this day, it remains a pretty fascinating film, and one of the biggest touchstones that comic books have to mass media, even when we’re seeing movies like The Dark Knight and Avengers make a billion dollars at the box office.

So if you’re holed up avoiding the snow — or just looking for a way to kill time on your lunch break — you could do a lot worse than to take 25 minutes and check out The Making of a Hero. Originally produced in the UK during the filming of Batman ’89, it’s a behind-the-scenes look at how the movie was made, featuring crew members like Tim Burton himself and designer Anton Furst, along with Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger and Robert Wuhl. Give it a watch below, but be warned: That jerk Bob Kane shows up to ruin everything.

 

 

 

If you can get past the inevitable stomach-churning that you’re going to feel when Arli$$ introduces Bob Kane, there’s a lot of interesting stuff to be found here. And really, even that part is pretty interesting, if only as a handy checklist of Kane’s various lies. To start with, Wuhl repeats the lie about Kane (and Kane alone, naturally) created Batman when he was a “teenager.” This, of course, is something Kane told his editors at DC so that he could renegotiate the contract, keeping co-creator Bill Finger’s name off the character for the rest of time while also helping to screw Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster out of their chances of renegotiating their deal with Superman.

Also, he talks about being inspired by Da Vinci, and probably continued with a lot of other stuff that he put into his entirely fictional (and ghostwritten) autobiography. You know, the one where he falsified some sketches of Batman to convince people he’d (solely) created the character in 1935, instead of rushing to capitalize on the wave of superheroes that appeared after Superman?

Sorry, everybody. I just really hate Bob Kane.

 

[Editor's Note: Bob Kane sucks]

Beyond that, though, there is a lot of interesting stuff. I’m particularly fond of Tim Burton saying that he likes Batman primarily because the stories “take place at night,” which is the Tim Burton-est reason anyone has ever had for liking anything. It’s fun to see Michael Keaton, too, if only as a reminder that he was basically the same guy in real life that he was playing as Bruce Wayne. Furst is interesting to see, especially since his designs were so influential on the comics, to the point where there was an entire story based around reshaping Gotham City to look like what he’d created with the movie. The best part, though, is likely the bit where a cheerful guy who actually sounds like Michael Caine’s Alfred explains how the Batmobile works. That’s pretty awesome, even if it was the Batmobile that, you know, killed a bunch of dudes with guns and bombs in that movie.

Also fun: The scene where someone who worked on this movie reveals that he’s not sure whether it’s Kim Bah-singer or Kim Bay-singer.

COMICSALLIANCE REVIEWS BATMAN 1989 PART ONE

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1966 Batman Valentines Are The Purest Possible Expression Of Romance

1966 Batman Valentines, via Mark Anderson

I think it’s been well established over the years here at ComicsAlliance that the purest and most beautiful way to express your love for another person is by saying it with Batman — and apparently, we’re not the only ones who think so. Thanks to the indispensable Mark Anderson, a cartoonist whose Andertoons blog is an endless source of comics ephemera, we can now have a look at a series of bizarre Valentines from the late ’60s, inspired by the Batman TV show!

It’s not just the Caped Crusader himself, either. It’s probably to be expected that you’d get the Boy Wonder involved, but special guest villains like Zelda the Great are in there, too, and if you’ve ever wanted to see the romantic side of the Penguin, folks, you are in luck. Check out a few of our favorites below!

 

1966 Batman valentines, via Mark Anderson

 

1966 Batman valentines, via Mark Anderson

 

1966 Batman valentines, via Mark Anderson

 

1966 Batman valentines, via Mark Anderson

 

1966 Batman valentines, via Mark Anderson

 

1966 Batman valentines, via Mark Anderson

 

1966 Batman valentines, via Mark Anderson

 

1966 Batman valentines, via Mark Anderson

 

1966 Batman valentines, via Mark Anderson

 

1966 Batman valentines, via Mark Anderson

 

See, that last one is funny because he turned to a life of crime after being driven mad with grief that his beloved wife was suffering what is essentially a living death. So Romantic!

For more, and to see them at a higher resolution that you can print out and give to the World’s Foremost Batmanologist in your life (hint hint) head over to Andertoons!

Happy Valentine’s Day From You Favorite Artists

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Everything Is Awesome: The ‘Lego Movie’ Finally Gets Batman Right [Review]

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There is a new Batman movie coming out in theaters this weekend, and it’s easily the best Batman movie yet. It’s also a great sci-fi movie, and a great Western, and a great Matrix remake, and it’s especially a great comedy.

But first and foremost, it’s a Lego movie. And it’s the Lego movie. It does everything you want a Lego movie to do. And that’s awesome.

The Lego Movie is two things. First it’s the big screen debut of a staggeringly successful 65-year-old line of Danish construction toys that form the foundation of an empire of play sets, animations, theme parks, and video games. Second, it’s the latest work from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the collaborators behind Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, Brooklyn Nine Nine, and the cult classic cartoon series Clone High. Impressively, The Lego Movie is a perfect addition to both the Lego empire and to Lord and Miller’s body of work. The Lego Group has done an astonishing job creating a brand that thrives on creativity and charm. Miller and Lord have established themselves as two of the funniest storytellers working today, and always on projects that surprise with how funny they are. (At this point we should actually expect it. Somehow it’s still always a surprise.) The Lego Movie is creative, charming, and funnier than you think it will be.

 

 

The star of the movie is Emmet Brickowski (Chris Pratt), a Lego construction worker in a Lego town where everything is awesome thanks to the controlling oversight of President Business (Will Ferrell). Emmet is a shockingly ordinary man — generic, even — until an encounter with a mysterious black-clad female martial artist and her wise old black guy mentor teaches him that not only does he have the untapped power to rewrite the world around him, but he is also “the special,” the only one who can save them all from the villain’s nefarious plan to enforce universal conformity.

It is The Matrix. It’s also storytelling at its most formulaic, and it’s by knowing and embracing formulas the movie taps into the first of its several rich veins of humor. The Lego Movie is a riff on the hero’s journey, but one that pokes at it and subverts it at every step. The more pages you’ve read of TV Tropes, the more fun you’re likely to have.

Yet no opportunity for a good joke is left unexplored, from slapstick to satire. The movie made me laugh out loud both in moments of sly political commentary and in moments of gleeful absurdity. (The roll-call scene in “The Dog” was a personal highpoint.) The Lego Movie is lavishly generous with laughter.

 

 

A lot of the humor is visual, and it’s the sort of movie that you’ll re-watch to catch all the background details. That (almost) everything is made of Lego provides the world with not just a distinctive look (and some breathtaking vistas), but a distinctive set of physics. The Lego video games often animate their figures with an un-Lego-like elasticity. That’s not the case here. These minifigs move like minifigs, with all the limitations you’d expect, even when they’re involved in elaborate fast-paced fight scenes. That makes the movement in the movie as unusual as the design.

A lot of humor also comes from cameos. Lego does a lot of licensing work, and that gives this movie an unusual, Who Framed Roger Rabbit-like ability to bring together characters from different franchises. Sadly not everyone could come to the party — this is a Warner Bros. joint, so all but one Disney-owned franchise is excluded. There are no Marvel heroes here.

Yet Warner Bros.’ own DC Comics heroes are used to great effect, most notably Batman, voiced by Will Arnett as an arrogant, macho, posturing adolescent bro who wallows in his own darkness. Purists may baulk a little at such – ahem – non-standard presentation, but it feels spiritually true. Will Arnett is now easily my favourite movie Batman, and it’s an unfamiliar experience to go see a movie with DC heroes in it and come out smiling.

(If that remark made you super-mad, this movie’s version of Batman is going to make you super-mad, and you should stay away. I just did you a solid. You’re welcome, super-mad guy.)

 

 

Somewhere under all the jokes, there’s a moral, a message for kids of all ages. This is Lego, after all, and Lego has a sacred gospel; creativity is good. That’s an idea that goes through some twists and turns as the movie tries to decide just what to do with the idea of “being special” and who gets to call themselves that, and I left the movie not entirely clear what I was meant to believe. On reflection, the film’s thesis seems to be; “no one style of play should exclude any other.”

But even that message is overshadowed by another. There is a song that Emmet loves, a song that everyone in the Lego world loves, which will worm itself into your brain and stay there forever. The song tells us that everything is awesome. Everything is cool when you’re part of a team.

It’s not a lesson you’re meant to take entirely at face value. Yet after you’ve seen The Lego Movie, it’s easy to believe that, yes, everything is awesome.

Even that Batman guy.

The Lego Movie opens February 7 in the U.S.

 

WAYNE MANOR’ LEGO PLAYSET HAS TO HAPPEN

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Jesse Eisenberg Cast As Lex Luthor For Some Reason, Jeremy Irons To Play Alfred Because Britishness

Lex Luthor

Get ready for a younger, thinner, but perhaps less wind-resistant Lex Luthor.

Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder has confirmed that noted mop-top Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) will play Superman’s nemesis in the new film, quashing rumors that the role would go to Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston or any of the other actors who have been rumored for the role (As CA Senior Editor Andy Khouri noted, maybe someone mistakenly heard “Heisenberg” instead of “Eisenberg”). In another addition, Oscar winner (for the 1990 film Reversal of FortuneJeremy Irons will be the Alfred to Ben Affleck’s Batman.

Here’s what Snyder had to say about the choices:

Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940.  What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain.  He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman.  Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.

As everyone knows, Alfred is Bruce Wayne’s most trusted friend, ally and mentor, a noble guardian and father figure.  He is an absolutely critical element in the intricate infrastructure that allows Bruce Wayne to transform himself into Batman.  It is an honor to have such an amazingly seasoned and gifted actor as Jeremy taking on the important role of the man who mentors and guides the guarded and nearly impervious façade that encapsulates Bruce Wayne.

In leiu of Michael Caine, Irons seems like a no-brainer for the role of Bruce Wayne’s trusted butler, but Eisenberg seems like a more off-the-wall, and perhaps inspired pick. Certainly he has proven he can play a megalomaniacal genius, but it’ll be interesting to see how threatening he’ll prove to be.

One factor will definitely be his age. Eisenberg is actually the same age as Henry Cavill, who plays Clark Kent/Superman in the Man of Steel series (they’re both 30), but he tends to come across as younger, still often playing roles in which he’s college or even high-school age. Ben Affleck is 42.

Perhaps that’ll be part of the story. Maybe it’ll go the Smallville route and have Lex and Clark grow up together. (Though that would make it odd that we didn’t see hide nor hair of him in the first film.) Maybe Lionel Luthor will be involved. Maybe Eisenberg will shave his head and instantly look a decade older.

The Man of Steel sequel, which has also been referred to as Batman vs. Superman, but still has no official title yet, is scheduled to hit theaters in May 2016.

[Via ScreenCrush]

The ‘Assault On Wayne Manor’ LEGO Set Needs To Happen

Assault On Wayne Manor
LEGO Cuusoo

We’ve put a lot of fan-made LEGO creations into the spotlight over the past few years, and usually, they represent the hard work of dedicated fans, using pieces pulled from dozens — sometimes hundreds — of sets. As cool as it is to see a towering Arkham Asylum or a motorized Joker’s Funhouse, it’s always a little bit disappointing that you can’t run out to the store and buy one of your own, even if it does reduce the chances of stepping on a LEGO brick in the middle of the night. Now, though, we finally have a chance of gtting one of the coolest LEGO sets I’ve seen.

It’s called “Assault On Wayne Manor,” a three-level representation of Batman’s ancestral home, complete with his anti-crime basement, full of secret passages, equipment and trophies, and it’s up for voting right now on LEGO’s Cuusoo project!

 

Assault On Wayne Manor LEGO Set

 

If you’re not familiar with Cuusoo, the idea is that fans can design their own LEGO sets and submit them for voting, with the top sets being put into actual production. It’s the way that we got stuff like LEGO Minecraft (which seems awfully redundant) and the recent Back to the Future DeLorean set, both of which have become immediate fan-favorites. Now, Wayne Manor is up for voting, and it’s already gotten over 3,000 votes.

To be honest, I’m of two minds about this setup. On the one hand, given that Cuusoo submissions are limited only by the imagination, it seems like fans are missing an opportunity by designing things that are based on existing pop culture, especially when LEGO already has a bunch of high-end sets based on Batman — including two different versions of the Batcave. On the other hand, this one has the giant green robot Tyrannnosaurus Rex.

 

Assault on Wayne Manor LEGO set

 

That’s pretty hard to argue with.

To check out more photos of the potential set, including secret passages and a neat space-saving technique where the build folds in on itself, opening up to reveal the Batcave, head over to the Cuusoo project page!

LEGO Releases A Massive Simpsons House Set

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Warner Bros. Animation Announces ‘Batman And Son’ Feature [Video]

Son of Batman WB Animation

Warner Bros. Animation

Like it or not, Grant Morrison’s run on Batman was one of the longest and most definitive runs on a character in the past decade. So it makes perfect sense that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment would look to it as inspiration for one of its animated features.

The new Son of Batman movie appears to loosely adapt Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert’s “Batman and Son,” the first arc of Morrison’s seven-year Batman run. It introduces Damian, but also throws Deathstroke into the mix, something that was never part of the story in the comics. Check out the first trailer for the movie after the jump.

 

 

Jason O’Mara (Grey’s Anatomy), returns to voice Batman after taking on the cowl in Justice League: War. Morena Baccarin (Homeland) voices Talia al-Ghul, Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) is Ra’s al-Ghul, Xander Berkeley (24) is Man-Bat and Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds) is Deathstroke. Stuart Allan, who played a student on the TV version of Bad Teacher, is the voice of Damian.

Son of Batman will hit Blu-ray, DVD and digital download services late this spring.

The End of Grant Morrison’s Batman

[Via TV Guide]