• #BatmanDay: Let's celebrate with this look at the insane 'Justice League' RC Batmobile
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    #BatmanDay: Let's celebrate with this look at the insane 'Justice League' RC Batmobile

    Check out our exclusive video of the deluxe toy vehicle in action.

  • #BatmanDay: The strange but true history of Harley Quinn revealed!
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    #BatmanDay: The strange but true history of Harley Quinn revealed!

    Editor’s note: The original version of this story ran in July 2016, as Harley Quinn was about to make her big-screen debut in Suicide Squad. With Saturday designated as the annual Batman Day, and DC celebrating by giving Harley a co-starring role coinciding with her 25th anniversary, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit our first-hand account of the strange origin of one of DC’s strangest characters from the man who dreamed her up. In the early 1990s, Paul Dini was a writer for hire, cranking out scripts for the ground-breaking, noirish Batman: The Animated Series, when inspiration struck.

  • 'Justice League' Crashes Comic-Con: See the Costumes, Batmobile, and Lego Flash
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    'Justice League' Crashes Comic-Con: See the Costumes, Batmobile, and Lego Flash

    The team is the centerpiece of DC's booth, prominently located in the main thoroughfare of the San Diego Convention Center. Yahoo Movies got up close with the heroes; click through for our snaps from the show floor.

  • 'Justice League' Batmobile Unveiled at Comic-Con: Here's Your First Look
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    'Justice League' Batmobile Unveiled at Comic-Con: Here's Your First Look

    As you may recall, Bruce Wayne's last Batmobile from Batman v Superman wasn't quite Kryptonian proof. That means that the upcoming Justice League movie will feature a new and improved model, and Yahoo Movies has your first look.

  • 'Justice League' Lego Sets Reveal Villain Steppenwolf, New Bat-Vehicles for Movie
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    'Justice League' Lego Sets Reveal Villain Steppenwolf, New Bat-Vehicles for Movie

    Yahoo Movies' sneak peek at Lego Justice League sets, based on big-screen action — revealing a few previously unknown plot points, characters, and vehicles

  • 'Justice League': Up Close With the New-Look Movie Costumes
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    'Justice League': Up Close With the New-Look Movie Costumes

    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.

  • 'Justice League' Statues Give Us Best Look Yet at DC's Upcoming Movie Team (Exclusive)
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    'Justice League' Statues Give Us Best Look Yet at DC's Upcoming Movie Team (Exclusive)

    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.

  • Holy Easter Eggs! How 'The Lego Batman Movie' Celebrates the Caped Crusader's Big-Screen History
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    Holy Easter Eggs! How 'The Lego Batman Movie' Celebrates the Caped Crusader's Big-Screen History

    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.

  • Yes, There Is a Condiment King: A Field Guide to the Oddball Characters of 'The Lego Batman Movie'
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    Yes, There Is a Condiment King: A Field Guide to the Oddball Characters of 'The Lego Batman Movie'

    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.

  • Watch Batman Go to the 'Justice League Dark' Side in Exclusive Supercut From Animated Movie
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    Watch Batman Go to the 'Justice League Dark' Side in Exclusive Supercut From Animated Movie

    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 True Origin of Robin's Costume May Finally Be Revealed in 'Lego Batman Movie' Clip (Exclusive)
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    The True Origin of Robin's Costume May Finally Be Revealed in 'Lego Batman Movie' Clip (Exclusive)

    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.

  • Michael Keaton Says He Exited 'Batman Forever' Because Its Script 'Never Was Good'
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    Michael Keaton Says He Exited 'Batman Forever' Because Its Script 'Never Was Good'

    '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

  • The Joker's Still Getting Away… Celebrating 50 Years of 'Jingle Bells, Batman Smells'
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    The Joker's Still Getting Away… Celebrating 50 Years of 'Jingle Bells, Batman Smells'

    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.

  • Bam! Pow! Oof! Classic Batman '66 Villains Band Together in This Supercut From 'Return of the Caped Crusaders' (Exclusive)
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    Bam! Pow! Oof! Classic Batman '66 Villains Band Together in This Supercut From 'Return of the Caped Crusaders' (Exclusive)

    Suffering from Dark Knight fatigue? We’ve got the antidote for those who prefer their Caped Crusaders campy. Here’s an exclusive supervillain supercut from Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, a new animated feature-length film that brings back Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo. (Watch above.)

  • Heath Ledger created ‘Joker shrine’ during The Dark Knight
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    Heath Ledger created ‘Joker shrine’ during The Dark Knight

    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.

  • How Batman Saved the Life of a DC Comics Legend: 5 Questions With Paul Dini
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    How Batman Saved the Life of a DC Comics Legend: 5 Questions With Paul Dini

    ‘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.

  • A Soap Star, a Professor, and a Bombshell: The Strange But True History of Harley Quinn Revealed!
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    A Soap Star, a Professor, and a Bombshell: The Strange But True History of Harley Quinn Revealed!

    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.

  • Up Close and Personal With 'Suicide Squad' Costumes and Props
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    Up Close and Personal With 'Suicide Squad' Costumes and Props

    The Suicide Squad just hit Hollywood. In advance of the anticipated summer movie, due out Aug. 5, Warner Bros. is displaying a wide selection of costumes and props featuring DC Comics’ off-kilter band of baddies for visitors who go on the studio tour. This week, Warners previewed the exhibit, which also includes artifacts from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in its museum. In the coming months, the studio will rotate in new pieces from upcoming DC-based films like Wonder Woman and Justice League, as well as its stable of TV shows, including Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.

  • Explaining the Great 'Batman v Superman' Divide: The Game Theory
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    Explaining the Great 'Batman v Superman' Divide: The Game Theory

    In a podcast last week, as he was offering his critique of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, inveterate comic nerd Kevin Smith noted something about the performance of Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader: “He moved the way that Batman moves and fights … [it was] the best cinematic presentation of Batman fighting you’ve ever seen in a movie. It looked like the video game, almost.” Smith was onto something with that tossed-off remark, something that explains the polarized reaction to film. Batman v Superman is more relatable as a video game.

  • 'Justice League' v 'Seven Samurai': Zack Snyder Says Superhero Sequel Channels Kurosawa Classic
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    'Justice League' v 'Seven Samurai': Zack Snyder Says Superhero Sequel Channels Kurosawa Classic

    Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg make a magnificent seven. With that in mind, director Zack Snyder says his upcoming Justice League team-up will pay homage to one of cinema’s all-time classics: Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai. Snyder’s Justice League, the sequel to his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set for November 2017, will be structured in similar fashion.

  • Christian Bale Plans to See 'Batman v Superman' … Eventually
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    Christian Bale Plans to See 'Batman v Superman' … Eventually

    Christian Bale has every intention of seeing Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but don’t expect to catch him at the red-carpet premiere — or his local cineplex. “I think it looks great,” Bale told Yahoo Movies while promoting his new drama, Knight of Cups, directed by Tree of Life helmer Terrence Malick. “My little boy really likes watching the trailers online.” [Bale’s toddler son Joseph is 18 months old.]

  • Christian Bale Disappointed in His Batman Performances
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    Christian Bale Disappointed in His Batman Performances

    We’re only a few weeks away from meeting a new Dark Knight when Ben Affleck takes over the batsuit in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The general feeling among fans is Affleck’s got big bat-shoes to fill, considering the level of adoration for Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy starring Christian Bale.

  • New DC Digital Comic Sets Up Events of 'Batman v Superman' (Exclusive)
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    New DC Digital Comic Sets Up Events of 'Batman v Superman' (Exclusive)

    With less than a month to go before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters, clues about the top-secret plot — especially the cause of the titular acrimony between two of DC Comics’ marquee heroes — are at a premium.

  • 'Batman v Superman' Final Trailer Proves Caped Crusader Can Hold His Own Against Man of Steel, But Wonder Woman Rules
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    'Batman v Superman' Final Trailer Proves Caped Crusader Can Hold His Own Against Man of Steel, But Wonder Woman Rules

    The final Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has arrived and it gives us more of an inkling of why Batman is v-ing Superman, while also showing us Lex Luthor oozing evil and revealing more of Wonder Woman’s devastating power. From there, we get more some background on why exactly Bruce Wayne is concerned about Superman (Henry Cavill).

  • DC's Ultra-Realistic 'Batman v Superman,' 'Suicide 'Squad' Figures Get Little Details Perfect (Exclusive)
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    DC's Ultra-Realistic 'Batman v Superman,' 'Suicide 'Squad' Figures Get Little Details Perfect (Exclusive)

    With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad on the horizon, DC has two of the year’s most anticipated films. Yahoo Movies has an exclusive sneak peek at DC’s inaugural line of highly detailed, virtually photorealistic figures created using 3D sculpts of the films’ stars. “We’re not holding anything back,” Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment, tells Yahoo.