Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) are getting together a bunch of their new super friends for (what DC and Warner Bros. hope is) a crime-busting good time in the upcoming Justice League, slated for Nov. 17. While we've glimpsed the new members in trailers and brief interludes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we haven't really gotten a clear look at Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) until today.
Yahoo Movies has the exclusive first look at DC Collectibles’ upcoming line of premium, screen-accurate 12-inch statues based on the Justice League lineup. The meticulously detailed poly-resin sculpts were designed in coordination with Warner Bros. and present our best look yet at the costumed characters who make up DC’s premier hero team: Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s Flash, and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Each piece, mounted on a Justice League stand, will retail for $150, be limited to a run of 5,000 copies and will be available timed to the film’s Nov. 17 opening.
One triumph of The Lego Batman Movie is its ability to simultaneously satirize and celebrate the legacy of the Dark Knight, a rich history spanning eight decades of comic books, TV shows, and, especially, films. From Will Arnett’s Christian Bale-inspired gravelly growl to callbacks to the 1940s serial, The Lego Batman Movie is overstuffed with cinematic references and inside jokes. The pilot immediately calls out the Joker, pointing out how his previous big-screen endeavors were thwarted by the Caped Crusaders, alluding to both 2008’s The Dark Knight and 1989’s Batman.
Part parody, part paean, The Lego Batman Movie lovingly plumbs the depths of the Dark Knight’s rogues gallery to reward long-time Bat lovers — and perhaps confound casual fans. The Clown Prince of Crime has recruited a who’s-who of fellow felons, among them such major big-screen miscreants as Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin, Bane, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, and Poison Ivy, as well as Suicide Squaddies like Harley Quinn, Killer Croc, and Captain Boomerang. Yes, Condiment King is real.
The Lego Batman Movie arrives this week, gleefully poking fun at the Caped Crusader and his Dark Knighthood. But before Bats gets funny, he’ll be his typical gloomy self in the aptly titled Justice League Dark.
The suit worn by Robin, Batman’s longtime sidekick, was inspired by vintage illustrations of Robin Hood. At least, according to co-creator Jerry Robinson — you know, if you want to take his word for it. In the upcoming The Lego Batman Movie, the mythology behind the Boy Wonder’s costume gets turned inside out, and you can take a look in the exclusive clip above.
'The Founder' star tells The Hollywood Reporter he couldn't get on board with Joel Schumacher's take on the Caped Crusader after two films with Tim Burton, and walked away from a reported $15 million payday
Why did “Jingle Bells” get this particular spoof? Spike Jones’s uptempo romp, Yogi Yorgesson (“Yingle Bells“), and the Three Stooges (“Jingle Bells Drag“) showed that “Jingle Bells” could be played for broader comedic effect. As writer Rob Weir documents on his blog, children began applying funny lyrics to the song’s simple rhymes and familiar melody at least as early as the 1950s, while wildly racist versions sprung up in the South in the 1950s and 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement.
Suffering from Dark Knight fatigue? We’ve got the antidote for those who prefer their Caped Crusaders campy.
Heath Ledger was allegedly so obsessed with perfecting his performance as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ that he turned his entire New York apartment into a “shrine” dedicated to the villain. The New York Post have reported that the police that responded to his drug overdose in his Manhattan abode in 2008 found that it was covered in Batman comic-books, various pieces of clown memorabilia, and other bits of research surrounding previous incarnations of the character.
Tell your friends… he’s the Batman. Following the recent spate of creepy clowns scaring children (and grown ups) around the UK, a masked gent dressed as Batman has been stepping in. A picture shared on Facebook, and then picked up by BBC Cumbria, appears to show the caped crusader chasing off a ‘joker’ in Whitehaven, Cumbria.
The batpod from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ was auctioned off yesterday, hauling in a massive £312,000. A batsuit from the movie and another from ‘Batman Begins’ also went under the hammer, making £192,000 and £96,000 respectively. – Doctor Strange confirmed for Avengers: Infinity War – Tom Hanks photobombs wedding – Carrie Fisher on why Leia and Han split up The items were among a collection of rare film and TV memorabilia, with the auction held to the BFI IMAX in London. Steven Spielberg’s original clapperboard from ‘Jaws’ fetched £84,000, while a Sloth mask from ‘The Goonies’ made £36,000. ...
LaBeouf is currently receiving rave reviews for his turn in ‘American Honey’ while he’s also just started filming his role as John McEnroe in ‘Borg vs McEnroe’, and now DC fans are adamant that he’s the man to bring Red Hood, otherwise known as the second incarnation of Robin, to the DC Extended Universe.
Just when we thought Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight films were done and dusted, Anne Hathaway is up for reprising her character in a spin-off. “It sort of goes with the territory when you accept it and receive it from the last Catwoman.
‘Dark Night’ recounts writer Paul Dini’s struggle to recover from a horrific attack. Paul Dini has a mantle full of Emmys for a TV-writing career that has included such shows as Star Wars: Ewoks, Tiny Toon Adventures, G.I. Joe, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Star Wars: The Clones Wars, and even ABC’s Lost.
Anyone who’s seen DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ will be aware of a mid-credit sequence, but what exactly does it reveal and, importantly, mean?*The following contains huge Suicide Squad spoilers*
As recently as last week, one gent tried to take three of the weapons onto a flight from San Francisco International Airport, at which point they were confiscated. “Passengers are not allowed to bring anything on a plane that resembles a weapon, so anything like a boomerang or anything like that would not be permitted in the airplane cabin,” Mike England, a spokesperson for the TSA told The Hollywood Reporter. It echoes a similar warning from the TSA at Salt Lake City International Airport issued in January.
‘Suicide Squad’ may be just around the corner but it hasn’t stopped Jared Leto from wanting to be in future DC outings, with one particular solo movie in mind. According to his latest comments, which came during a chat with the Toronto Sun, the actor who plays the latest version of The Joker echoed his previous desire to appear in more DC ventures, specifically opposite Ben Affleck. As we’ve learned over the the past 12 months, Leto’s taken his role of the iconic Joker extremely seriously, with a number of reports emerging based on his hardcore and rather unique method acting.
Where ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ failed, ‘Suicide Squad’ is expected to succeed, as its release at the start of August is set to truly kick-start the DC Extended Universe. To do just that it’s already been confirmed that ‘Suicide Squad’ will include an appearance from Batman, but it’s now been heavly suggested that the blockbuster might feature another member of the ‘Justice League’, too. Because it’s been speculated that Ezra Miller’s the Flash/Barry Allen will make his second appearance in the DCU in ‘Suicide Squad’, following on from his teeny tiny cameo in ‘Batman V Superman’.
The team behind the ‘Lego Batman Movie’ have rather big ambitions for their film. You can get your first proper look at ‘Lego Batman Movie’s’ version of the super-villain above, as well as a glimpse of Cera’s Robin below, too. Meanwhile a shot of Robin in the Batmobile with Batman (Will Arnett) has also been released, which does a pretty good job of summing up what their relationship is going to be like in the film as Robin’s cape keeps blocking his comrade’s vision behind the wheel.
Harley Quinn is having a moment. Daddy’s Li’l Monster has emerged as an indisputable breakout in the run-up to the August premiere of Suicide Squad, perhaps the summer’s most anticipated film. Played on screen by Margot Robbie, the character is a relatively recent edition to the DC Universe, first surfacing in a 1992 episode of the classic cartoon Batman: The Animated Series.
Just when you thought that their best friendship couldn’t get any stronger, Matt Damon comes out and declares that he’d jump at the chance to be a superhero if Ben Affleck was directing. Matt Damon made this revelation to the Irish Examiner while at the premiere of ‘Jason Bourne’, his upcoming return to the franchise that’s due out at the end of the month. After Damon was jokingly asked whether he’d play the Robin to Ben Affleck’s Batman he couldn’t help but laugh, before admitting, “ I’d consider anything with the right director, but I can’t imagine there are any superheroes left, I think they’re all taken at this moment.