Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a joyless movie that had none of the fun that comes with being a superhero flick (I mean, even Batman can have fun between grunts). But that wasn’t the main reason it sucked. Nerdwriter explains that its the movie’s over-reliance on moments versus scenes that makes the whole…
“Batman isn’t paid to destroy crime corners. He is actually attracted to the crimes and also The Penguin.”
This movie may be too good to actually exist. Will Arnett’s gloriously self-absorbed Batman. Michael Cera is an amazing loony Boy Wonder. For the Penguin’s sake, Robin literally throws his tights in Batman’s face. Everything about this Lego Batman Movie trailer is, as they say, awesome.
The Killing Joke is a 30-year-old Batman graphic novel that goes to ugly places, especially in what it does Batgirl. And when folks expressed anger at Barbara Gordon’s portrayal in a new, controversial scene in the upcoming film adaptation during a DC panel, things got ugly in real life.
Entertainment Weekly has the first shots of two upcoming sets for the Lego Batman movie that’s due to hit theaters next year. Yesterday we got our first look at the movie’s minifig versions of Robin and the Joker, but these sets reveal other characters that will be appearing in the film, plus Batman’s latest ride.
There’s a lot of awesome stuff that DC Collectibles has announced at Comic-Con this year. But I don’t think anything quite compares to a set that is basically just a series of different expressions for the Batman: The Animated Series-style figure. I mean, look at them!
Hot Toys, maker of preternaturally quality action figures, has their line of Suicide Squad toys on display at San Diego Comic-Con, as is standard procedure. What is less standard is that one of its figures is a character that hasn’t even been hinted at in all of Suicide Squad’s vast marketing, making it a bit of a…
We’ll be seeing more from the Lego Batman Movie at Comic-Con this week, but we’ve now got our first look at characters in the film beyond Will Arnett’s goofy Dark Knight—and they’re looking a little different from their usual incarnations.
The new Van Helsing film has an unlikely inspiration for its main character. Simon Pegg talks even more about Sulu’s family in Star Trek Beyond. Plus, new footage from Suicide Squad, and new looks at Dirk Gently and Riverdale. Spoilers get!
The first episode of Telltale’s upcoming Batman game will hit on August 2nd.
The Joker is easily one of the best villains in film and TV (and obviously, comic book) history, but who is the best Joker? Jack Nicholson combined the mischievous campiness of the character with the deranged thirst for violence. Heath Ledger’s The Dark Knight Joker is somehow just as iconic as Nicholson and fit…
Gotham’s vigilantes really have their work cut out for them now.
Two simple changes have made DC Comics’ relaunched Superman and Batman books much more enjoyable.
In the comics, one of Batman’s most sacred virtues is to never kill his foes. That’s not been the case in his cinematic incarnations, where Batman is more than happy to murder dozens of people to get the job done. The latest Batman though, even after one movie, is setting himself up to be the most brutal take ever.
But Fox/Marvel isn’t the only rumor getting debunked this morning. Plus Bryan Cranston talks about being a giant blue head with an unhealthy interest in teens with attitude, actor Benedict Wong discusses Dr. Strenge’s Wong, and more. Spoilers, ho!
Paul Dini got to live his dream: he was a lifelong geek who grew up to write for the animated Tiny Toons Adventure and Batman shows. But, just as his work on a classic Batman movie was getting underway, he became the victim of a violent crime. Dark Night: A True Batman Story recounts his fight to save his own life.
Last Friday, io9 was among a group of journalists invited to the London set of Justice League. There director Zack Snyder, star/executive producer Ben Affleck, and everyone involved all had one, simple message for us: We know. And we’re trying.
It’s kind of impossible to say which superhero is the best, since there’s just too many of them to count, but a seven-year study at the University of Leicester purports to help shine a light on the debate.
What’s your favorite version of Batman? Tim Burton’s? Christopher Nolan’s? Maybe you should consider that Batman: The Animated Series actually has the best Batman. Hear me out.
For anyone who missed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s coming home June 28 in a brand-new Ultimate Edition. As promised, it features an R-rated extended version of the film that runs 30 minutes longer and the first trailer for it is here, and its packed with unseen footage from the movie.