Holy new additions! The cape & cowl to be worn by @BenAffleck in @BatmanVSuperman will be at the #WBBatmanExhibit! pic.twitter.com/c1Rt6uL1bh — Warner Bros Tours (@WarnerBrosTours) August 20, 2014 We've seen a few images of Ben Affleck in his Bat-suit already of course, but this is the first time we've had a light shined right on the cowl to accentuate the finer details. What do you think? the Batman exhibit is currently running at Warner Bros. Studios and also features the Bat-suits worn by Michael Keaton in Tim Burton's Batman and Christian Bale' in The Dark Knight Rises among others. More info at the link below. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016. »
While promoting his "November Man" film, Pierce Brosnan spoke about playing James Bond and how he passed on the opportunity to play Batman in Tim Burton's 1989 film. The role eventually went to Michael Keaton. "I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman," he said. "But I just couldn't really take it seriously, any man who wears his underpants outside his pants just cannot be taken seriously. That was my foolish take on it. It was a joke, I thought. But how wrong was I?" Back then, this was a common opinion among actors, despite the fact that they were fans of the superheroes. "Don't get me wrong, I love Batman, and I grew up on Batman," Brosnan continued. "As a kid in Ireland, we used to get our raincoats and tie them round our neck and swing through the bicycle shed." »
Actors aren't inclined to talk about the "roles that got away," on occasion though you do hear about them. Recently, two actors have spoken about comic book heroes they were lined up to play years ago. In one case the project failed to come to fruition, in the other the actor didn't think he was right for the role.
The first of these was Jamie Foxx. Speaking with IGN, he revealed he could've possibly played Marvel hero Luke Cage "back in the day," but ultimate things didn't work out.
Foxx was likely referring to the John Singleton directed adaptation that was in development at Sony Pictures. Ultimately it didn't take off and the rights reverted back to Marvel Studios where it is being prepped to become a direct-to-Netflix series.
The other is Pierce Brosnan. Participating in a Reddit Ama this week, the former James Bond revealed that years ago he »
- Garth Franklin
The world knows him as Bond, but his name was almost Wayne… Bruce Wayne. As it turns out, former 007 Pierce Brosnan almost starred in Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989, but passed on the role because he felt it was too ridiculous. In a recent Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session, Brosnan was asked if he ever considered playing the iconic role. His answer may surprise you:
“Yes I did. I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman. But I just couldn’t really take it seriously, any man who wears his underpants outside his pants just cannot be taken seriously. That was my foolish take on it. It was a joke, I thought. But how wrong was I?”
- James Garcia
Back in the 80s, as Warner Bros. prepared to bring The Dark Knight to the screen in Tim Burton’s Batman, a number of actors found themselves under consideration for the Caped Crusader prior to the casting of Michael Keaton, inlcuding Mel Gibson, Tom Selleck, Charlie Sheen, Kevin Costner and even Bill Murray. Another name on the list was that of Pierce Brosnan, and the former Bond has spoken about his decision to turn down the role during a Reddit Ama…
“I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman. But I just couldn’t really take it seriously, any man who wears his underpants outside his pants just cannot be taken seriously. That was my foolish take on it. It was a joke, I thought. But how wrong was I? Don’t get me wrong, because I love Batman, and I grew up on Batman. As a kid in Ireland, »
- Gary Collinson
While taking part in an Ama (Ask Me Anything) over on Reddit, Irish actor Pierce Brosnan ("James Bond" and "Mrs Doubtfire") revealed that he once met with director Tim Burton to play the (comic book) world's greatest detective, Batman! Bronson was offered the role but turned it down because he believed the concept could never be taken seriously on the big screen. Here's what he had to say: "I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman. But I just couldn't really take it seriously, any man who wears his underpants outside his pants just cannot be taken seriously. That was my foolish take on it. It was a joke, I thought. But how wrong was I?" While Brosnan seemed less than impressed with the Dark Knight's formal wear, he went on to talk about his childhood memories of the caped crusader, saying "I love Batman, I »
In the 1980's, Pierce Brosnan broke into the big time with his debut on the NBC detective comedy Remington Steele. Unfortunately, his success with that show was so great that his contractual obligations stopped him from becoming James Bond once Roger Moore left the series after 1985's A View To A Kill. Up until now, that was the biggest opportunity that we knew Brosnan lost out on in what's been a pretty awesome career. As of today, that's changed as we learned that Pierce Brosnan was considered by Tim Burton for the lead role in Batman. During his Ama on Reddit, Brosnan was asked by a random fan if he ever was considered for the Batman. The fan in question thought he would have made a great actor in the role, but unfortunately for them, Pierce Brosnan confirmed and crushed their dream casting in the statement below. Yes, I did. »
A second full trailer has been released for the documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? This one goes a "little deeper into the misconceptions that the public had of this production, and the effects that had on everyone involved." It focuses on Tim Burton’s unique vision for Superman, and includes some really cool never-before-seen footage like Nicholas Cage in some costume tests, some concept art, and a lot more stuff that I'm sure you'll find interesting. It's actually really kind of cool to get some deep insight into what Burton was really planning. The doc is being directed by Jon Schnepp, and he's almost finished with it. I can't wait to see more! »
- Joey Paur
Before he became a debonair, well-dressed gentleman with an affinity for gadgets and kicking the asses of supervillains, Pierce Brosnan almost played a debonair, well-dressed gentleman with an affinity for gadgets and kicking the asses of supervillains. In his recent Reddit Ama, Brosnan was asked by a fan if he was ever considered for the role of Batman. Brosnan's answer was an absolute yes. Yes, I did. I went and met with Tim Burton for the role of Batman. But I just couldn't really take »
- Alex Maidy
Earlier this month, we got a glimpse at Amy Adams in the upcoming Tim Burton film, Big Eyes, and it struck us just how different she looks from film to film. Her character in American Hustle, for example, is oozing sex appeal, while in other films, like Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day and Enchanted, she's simply adorable. And in still other films like The Fighter and Her, she is, for lack of a better word, kind of a mess. Don't believe us? Scroll down to see some of her most notable characters and how much she changed to turn into each one. »
Once upon a time, the world was very close to getting a Superman movie directed by Tim Burton and starring Nic Cage, titled Superman Lives. The Superman movie, which was intended for production during the 1990s, would feature Lex Luthor, the alien supercomputer Brainiac, and Doomsday as villains. The project was, however, scrapped. There were many names attached, including Kevin Smith and Robert Rodriguez, and many, many script revisions. We’ve heard legends that the movie was to centre on a version of “The Death of Superman” storyline from the comics, and the plot had Braniac kill Superman by simultaneously blotting out the sun and unleashing Doomsday on metropolis. Throughout the years, storyboard, photos of the proposed Superman suit emerged online, and last year the legendary script draft leaked as well, courtesy of The Superman Homepage. It was a giant mess and there is no denying that with so much studio tampering, »
Of 4 Superman Movies That Were Never Made, arguably one of the most fascinating what-ifs has to be "Superman Lives." Set to be directed by Tim Burton, with Nicolas Cage (!?!?!?) in the lead role, with a script by Kevin Smith (really! it was apparently a good screenplay), the project was an adaptation of "The Death Of Superman" comic book arc that had android super villain Brainiac sending raging powerhouse Doomsday to kill the original superhero. But studio meddling led to rewrites, which eventually saw the project fall apart. But not before enough production had transpired —including early versions of costumes— that there's at least some sense of what the movie would've been like. An upcoming documentary tells the true story of the Superman movie that wasn't. "The Death Of Superman Lives: What Happened?" as the title makes clear, digs into the aborted Burton incarnation of the superhero. The doc gets in »
- Kevin Jagernauth
For almost 50 years, Batman has graced the silver screen. Whether working solo or accompanied by sidekicks and associates, Gotham City is continually saved by his enduring presence. Even though the eight theatrical live-action films featuring the Caped Crusader have had their ups and downs, there is no denying his appeal as a lead character.
With that in mind, these are all theatrical Batman releases, ranked from worst to best:
8. Batman and Robin (1997)
The dark cloud over a struggling franchise, Joel Schumacher’s second directorial outing in the Batman franchise hammered the last nail in the coffin and became known as one of the worst sequels, nay films, of all time. From the garish set design, poor character development, uninspired casting and hideously unfunny pun-filled script, Batman and Robin was a mistake from the moment it went into production.
7. Batman: The Movie (1966)
Occasionally forgotten as the first theatrical Batman film, this »
- Katie Wong
Outside of a surprise from Marvel or Michael Bay‘s continued hypnosis on the world's moviegoers, it was a subpar summer for Hollywood — both at the box office and more significantly, with critics, who hated just about everything save “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Boyhood” and “Snowpiercer.” Luckily, the coming fall movie season looks promising, both in terms of Oscar contenders and potential blockbusters. For example, Paul Thomas Anderson (“Inherent Vice”) and David Fincher (“Gone Girl”) both have high profile crime movies premiering at the New York Film Fest. Tim Burton (“Big Eyes”) is returning to original drama, Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar”) is going. »
- Jordan Zakarin and Todd Cunningham
With Warner Bros. expanding its DC Cinematic Universe with the currently-in-production Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it seems a perfect time to look back at one of the studio’s unrealised DC projects in Tim Burton’s Superman Lives, and that’s exactly what filmmaker Jon Schnepp is doing with his upcoming documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, which has just received a new trailer.
If you’re unfamiliar with Superman Lives, the film was in development in the late 90s under Tim Burton, with Nicolas Cage set to portray the Man of Steel. Taking inspiration from the classic ‘Death of Superman’ story arc, Cage’s Kal-El would have shared the screen with Doomsday, as well as Lex Luthor, Brainiac, and the Lex Luthor / Brianiac hybrid Lexiac. Seriously.
After several years stuck in development, Warner Bros. decided to pull the plug – with Cage banking $20 million for his »
- Gary Collinson
A preschool whodunit. A hilarious friendship between dirty trucks. An epic quest to defeat darkness. An ousted crowd who navigates middle school cafeteria dynamics. And a trio who discover the power of magic.
These are the five kids’ stories Amazon Studios has ordered to pilot, officially announced today. Early next year, all five will showcase their first episodes for viewer feedback on Amazon Instant Video.
During the last kids’ pilot season, one of the highest-rated pilots was Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, which was created by pre-school teacher David Anaxagoras, a first-time writer who was discovered through Amazon Studios’ open-door submission process. In November, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street will launch as a full series on Amazon Prime.
In a few months, viewers will have the chance to discover the next hit kids show. “We’re very excited to be working with such talented creative minds »
Back during Comic-Con, director Jon Schepp made the timely debut of a trailer for his gestating documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? Now we get another glimpse of the doc which is still in production and looking for help with a FanBacked campaign. For those who don't know, the film is about the failed attempt by director Tim Burton to create a new Superman film with Nicolas Cage as the DC Comics superhero. This new trailer focuses on the crazy vision for the film that included monsters, weird landscapes, a translucent, Sigfried & Roy-style Superman suit, and much more insanity. Here's the second trailer for The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (via SlashFilm): The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? is directed by Jon Schnepp and explores the failed production of a Superman film that was supposed to be directed by Tim Burton (Batman, Beetlejuice) and written »
- Ethan Anderton
Superman Lives is one of the biggest mysteries in modern film history. After making the blockbuster superhero film Batman, filmmaker Tim Burton decided he would try to do something similar for Superman. Kevin Smith wrote a script, Burton cast Nicolas Cage in the lead role and got deep in to pre-production. However, at some point, it […]
The post ‘The Death of ‘Superman Lives’; What Happened?’ Trailer #2: Documentary On The Failed Tim Burton Film appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
First it was “Jodorowsky’s Dune,” a documentary regarding raconteur Alejandro Jodorowsky’s failed adaptation of “Dune." Next was the forthcoming look at Tim Burton’s aborted take on Superman. Now another documentary focuses on the infamous Roger Corman-executive-produced rendition of “The Fantastic Four.” Directed by Marty Langford, “Doomed! The Untold Story Of Roger Corman’s ‘The Fantastic Four’” has rounded up interviews with all the key players of the 1994 D-movie, including the main cast alongside director Oley Sassone, editor Glenn Garland, Corman himself and Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman, among many others, telling the story of an infamous production reportedly made to cling to franchise rights but that was never released theatrically and was initially only seen via bootlegs. The opening minutes of the documentary surprisingly don’t rely on making fun of the unreleased film but instead seems to be genuinely interested »
- Cain Rodriguez
After a relatively light summer — both in terms of box office and critical favorites — the fall movie season is here to save us. We hope. As the awards derby heats up (right now, only “Boyhood” and “Grand Budapest Hotel” are likely contenders among films already released), we'll be treated to a heavy load of cinema from some of our best and most original directors, including Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Tim Burton, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and Paul Thomas Anderson. We'll also have a few big budget blockbusters — here's looking at you, “Hunger Games: Mockingjay” — and plenty of festival favorites finally »
- TheWrap Film Team
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