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The voices of Batman, Superman, and New 52 Superman square off in this hilarious video! It was really bizarre to see Kevin Conroy and Tim Daly speak in person as opposed to in a cartoon! I also had no idea that the voice of Superman had become a legacy! It is super cool to see Tim's son Sam Daly as the voice of the new Superman! See if you can figure out which quotes come from which series!
- Mick Joest
While it can be argued that the big screen casting for Zack Snyder's Batman Vs Superman is as contentious as any superhero movie, we can all agree that the voice actors best associated with the DC heroes, Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy, are without equal. In fact, many have looked at the animated Batman and Superman series as some of the best incarnations of the characters. For his web series The Daly Show, Tim Daly and his son Sam have recruited Kevin Conroy for a surreal episode that teases »
- Alex Maidy
"The Vampire Diaries" and "Piranha 3D" actor Steven R. McQueen has dropped tweets over the past few days that would indicate he's been campaigning hard to play the role of Nightwing in The CW's "Arrow".
In fact, it was loud enough that he now says he's "had some superhero conversations with the executives this weekend @ARROWwriters". [Source: E! Online]
Jennifer Lawrence recently spoke with IGN about reprising the role of Mystique in the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past". Turns out her character is Not with Fassbender's Magneto as was last seen in "X-Men: First Class":
"We find Raven, she's split off from Eric and Charles and she's kind of her own agent. She has one mission of trying to assassinate somebody and it will be her first kill basically, and because we've seen her in the future and what she becomes and this is kind »
- Garth Franklin
Among my peers, I am the Batman fan. A lot of the time, however, I am also the only Batman fan (or comic book fan in general). So taking things to the Internet instead of driving my friends crazy allows for great discussions to occur with other Gothamites – though, unfortunately, there’s no escaping the venomous conversations there, either. Batman fans can quickly become mama bear if and/or when their perceived notion of Batman is challenged. Take the casting of Ben Affleck as precedence, and how the news quickly rose to the top of the Twittersphere.
It doesn’t end with Ben Affleck, of course – there are lots of notions that Batman fans tend to get antsy about. Here are the top 10 most sensitive Batman-related arguments amongst Batman purists, many of which a lot of fans seem to have got totally and utterly wrong…
10. Batman Voice Acting
- Sven Adam Svantesson
There are times one wonders what synergies truly exist between parent company Warner Bros and DC Entertainment. Normally, the studio cherry-picks properties it wants from its subsidiary and rarely does DC get something in return. However, as the company planned its mammoth villain-centric fall publishing plans, they managed to corral the studio into helping create and market the just released Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics. The 99-minute documentary features sound and fury but its significance is obscured.
Watching it, I kept wondering who this was being marketed to since casual fans of the movies, television shows, or video games lack the context to comprehend much of what the host of talking heads had to say. Even current readers of the New 52 might be confused by the various iterations of the villains as they have appeared through the years.
With Christopher Lee trying, and not entirely succeeding, at using »
- Robert Greenberger
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Courtesy of Warner Archive comes the complete first season of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" on Blu-ray this Tuesday, November 5. This 2-Disc, 26-Episode collection presents the series' inaugural season in all its crisp and clear 1080p High Definition, as it was meant to be enjoyed. A galaxy of Bat-tastic team-ups await as they face any peril including other heroes Outrageously stealing the show in their relentless pursuit of justice. And fun.
Under the aegis of producer James Tucker, "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" bravely challenged modern fan conceptions of The Dark Knight while boldly utilizing the richness of the entire DC Comics universe. The result is a sly and skillful blend of Dick Sprang's Batmen, TV's timeless 1966 incarnation, Bruce Timm's animated series and scores of others which creates a unique show that appeals to fans both new and old. Lead voice »
- Matt MacNabb
News Aaron Birch 4 Nov 2013 - 01:47
Is original Arkham developer, Rocksteady, working on a sequel to the acclaimed Batman: Arkham City?
It's being reported over at Kotaku that Rocksteady's next game could well be another Batman: Arkham title, and most likely a sequel to the excellent Arkham City. This hypothesis comes from some job postings for the UK developer that lists the studio's current title as one that's “tipped to be one of the most successful games of 2014.”
Now, there's no real hint there pertaining to a new Arkham title per se, but the highly optimistic quote would hardly have such high expectations for a new, unknown IP. However, this coupled with Batman voice actor, Kevin Conroy's slip that he's working on an Arkham game that isn’t the recently released Arkham Origins, would suggest a Rocksteady Batman title is incoming, as early as next year.
Arkham Origins didn't feature Conroy, »
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
In 2009, Rocksteady released Batman: Arkham Asylum and showed the world how to effectively utilize a licensed property, putting other development studios of similar titles to shame. Two years later the studio released Arkham City which was an unequivocal improvement and total perfection of everything introduced, and ultimately one of the greatest games of this soon to be ending generation. Rocksteady has moved on to an unknown project however, subsequently leaving the fate of the Arkham franchise in the hands of a new and unproven development studio titled Warner Brothers Montreal. The result is a mixed bag feeling reminiscent to a situation where a revered film franchise suddenly switches directors. It’s good, but you can’t one up the masters.
In what is probably the smartest creative direction WB Montreal made, Arkham Origins does not attempt to continue along after Arkham City’s dramatic conclusion. »
- Robert Kojder
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, an all-new documentary produced by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment, arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD today, Friday, October 25, 2013, at a retailer near you. We have a second clip from the film featuring Kevin Conroy, the fan favorite voice of Batman; Zack Snyder, director of Man of Steel; and Dr. Andrea Letamendi, renowned geek psychologist; as well as the recognizable voice of ultimate villain Christopher Lee, who provides the narration for the documentary. The topic of the clip is whether or not villains are born bad.
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics was released October 25th, 2013 and stars Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy, Guillermo del Toro, Richard Donner, Geoff Johns, Travis Langley, Christopher Lee, Jim Lee. The film is directed by Scott Devine, J.M. Kenny. »
We have the first official clip from Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, an all-new documentary produced by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment, on Blu-ray/Blu-ray Combo Pack this Friday, October 25, 2013. Watch as Guillermo del Toro discusses the similarities between the good guy and the bad guy, and why it's important that they have a commonality amongst their goals.
Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics explores the thin line between right and wrong, the nature of evil and how super-villains can reflect society's dark side as well as our own personal fears. It also offers keen insight as to the reasons why comic book fans are so fascinated by the very characters they hope to see defeated. The film focuses on DC Comics' most terrifying villains, including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Bane, Black Adam, Black Manta, Catwoman, Darkseid, Deathstroke, Doomsday, General Zod, Sinestro, the Suicide Squad, and more. »
October 25th marks the release of Batman: Arkham Origins, the third in the exemplary Arkham series, and the breath of anticipation I’ve been holding for the last two years since Arkham City came out. There’s already a whole rogues gallery of annoying things working against the title, seeing as Rocksteady, the game studio who shepherded Arkham Asylum into being the first superhero game that wasn’t bunk, aren’t the ones crafting the game (they are merely laying the framework and taking a much more ancillary role/ breaking our hearts).
Origins also marks the departure of the two lead voice actors from the previous games: Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill’s all-time great performance as The Joker that makes you forget that he ever used to talk about The Force.
The cards are really stacked against Origins, so they’re going to have to nail »
- Kevin Lanigan
For veteran fans of the series and those that have always been curious about the appeal of the show, here are 5 things you didn't know about Batman: The Animated Series.
Fun little fact, Batman: Tas was only Perlman's second recurring role in a television show at the time. This eventually led to him voicing several other characters. Perlman voiced Killer Croc and Bane in the Tas, Doctor Double X in Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Slade in Teen Titans, and even Batman in the game Justice League Heroes.
Personally I think it would be awesome for him to reprise the role of Clayface in a Batman film, but that's just me.
- Mick Joest
In the world of video gaming, there is rarely such a thing as a “perfect” game, but there are those that stand above the rest. We’ve all had laughs through this generation and have experienced games that are good, bad, great and downright mediocre.
This list will celebrate those games which triumphed over the rest, came to rise above the sea of mediocrity and soar high in the skies of freakin’ sweetness.
With a list like this, it was inevitably hard to pick out ten games that outshone all the rest because, to be honest, this has been one of the best generations for gaming. Exploration and new themes emerged, art became an integral part of the process and concepts of the future have transcended the idea of just all flying saucers and alien invasions.
Variety is the spice of life and, despite all the Cod and Battlefield clones, »
- Nathan The Hedgehog
If you’ve ever wondered what Cillian Murphy would have looked like as Batman, wonder no more. The above image (via Batman-News) is from the new Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition box set, and they’ve got him as Bruce Wayne, too. Somewhere, Tim Burton is jumping with glee. Now, if you’ve ever wondered whether the Swear To Me voice was always in the mix, wonder no more again. As the below screen test video proves, Christian Bale was asking where the drugs were in that now-signature growl from the very beginning (although I wonder if Kevin Conroy has something to say about what Christopher Nolan is claiming here). Just think. In ten years, we’ll be seeing shots like this of Josh Brolin and video like this of Ben Affleck surface. But who will we be watching in the Batsuit in twenty? »
- Scott Beggs
Christian Bale had the look and the physicality, Michael Keaton had that brooding silence and those pointy eyebrows. But, as popular as the fans’ favourite on-screen Batmen were, both Bale and Keaton had something missing.
For Keaton it was Bruce Wayne’s charismatic presence – face it, old Michael’s always going to be closer to middle-aged Dad than he is billionaire Dark Knight. Bale on the other hand had Mr. Wayne down but went a bit Ott on that Bat voice.
And both of them, when you really stop and look, were quite obviously blokes in very decent Batsuits struggling to make much headway beyond 6 feet in stature.
Well, at least, his voice is Batman. »
- Tom Pakinkis
Orlando Bloom, seriously?
Ever since the announcement was made at this year's Comic Con that the follow-up to Man of Steel would see Superman paired with - and in all likelihood, battling against - DC Comics compatriot Batman, speculation has been rife as to who might play the Caped Crusader in Zack Snyder's sequel...
With everyone from Ryan Gosling to Josh Brolin to Jeffrey Dean Morgan to old hand Christian Bale being linked to the part, the Week in Geek has chosen to produce a follow-up of our own, to a feature first posted upon Man of Steel's release.
Our sequel to June's 'Superman on TV' blog is the imaginatively titled 'Batman on TV' - join us for look at the best and worst of the Dark Knight on the small screen.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Based on the graphic novel Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert; Barry Allen wakes up in a timeline similar to the one he calls home, but quickly discovers several startling differences. For starters: his mother is alive, Iris his wife is married to someone else, and he is without his abilities. While the Justice League doesn’t exist in this timeline; they are represented by different versions of themselves. In a world where villains are heroes and heroes are villains, the Flash will need to find help from unlikely “heroes” in order to restore the timeline, hopefully before the war between Aquaman and Wonder Woman destroys the world.
Jay Oliva returns to direct Flashpoint Paradox, »
- Laurence Almalvez
The larger and more sweeping the cosmic event, the more the audience needs a character to act as the anchor. This was a lesson Marv Wolfman learned while writing the first such event, Crisis on Infinite Earths. Years later, when he was afforded the opportunity to novelize it, he focused on The Flash as his focal point. Similarly, Geoff Johns built the entire Flashpoint miniseries around Barry Allen and used it to upend the DC Universe and set the stage for the new 52.
While the miniseries was a beautifully drawn, sprawling mess that made little sense whatsoever, the animated adaptation does a better job honing the story and its spinoffs into a tighter, more focused tale. It still doesn’t make a whole heck of a lot of sense but it’s entertaining to watch. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is now out on Blu-ray from Warner Home Video and »
- Robert Greenberger
O.K. I’ll admit it upfront. I was kind of wrong. I was all prepared to hate Beware The Batman, the new DC Nation animated series.
There are a whole lot of reasons for this. First, I like my Batman to have a forehead. Second, the teevee bastards cancelled Young Justice, which I really enjoyed. So did my adult daughter and, from time to time, either or both of our cats. It was a family experience. Third, the CG is clunky and lame, lacking the grace of the Green Lantern series. Fourth, Lt. James Gordon is as big as the Incredible Hulk and almost as old as dirt. If he didn’t make captain before he got Reed Richards’ hair, he’d counting the days to his pension.
Next-to-last, do we really need a fourth Batman animated series? They did it right the first time, they did it wrong the second time, »
- Mike Gold
The wait is over for those anxious to see how screenwriter Jim Krieg along with director Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and producer James Tucker (Superman: Unbound) have adapted the comic book miniseries Flashpoint by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert into a DC Universe Animated Original Movie. To give viewers a preview of the unfolding action Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new clip featuring some serious hand-to-hand combat between Wonder Woman and Aquaman as well as a fistful of images.
When time travel allows a past wrong to be righted for Flash and his family, the event’s temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and even Superman is nowhere to be found. Amidst a new world being ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans, Flash must team with a grittier, more »
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