10 items from 2014
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Avengers 3, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Defenders, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Spectacular Spider-Man, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Batman vs. Superman, Watchmen, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine, Heroes Reborn and more...
Well, it's March, which means we're only a few weeks away from the start of the 2014 superhero season as Marvel Studios gets things underway with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (out March 26th here in the UK), and this week has brought us a new featurette for the Phase Two solo sequel entitled 'Conspiracy', which features comments from Chris Evans (Captain America), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Robert Redford (Alexander Pierce) and Marvel chief Kevin Feige [watch it here]. Meanwhile we've also got a »
- Gary Collinson
Beware the Batman Storms onto Australian Television
All-new Warner Bros. Animation series a ratings hero on Go!
The Dark Knight has returned to Australian television screens with the hit new series Beware the Batman from Warner Bros. Animation, airing on Go! Since its 10 January premiere on Go!, Beware the Batman has been a favourite for Australian viewers, averaging 64,0001total viewers per episode.
A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie.
- Matt MacNabb
Back in 1991, Kevin Conroy landed the role of The Dark Knight for the classic Batman: The Animated Series, and while Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale have all hung up the cape and cowl since, he's still lending his voice to the role of the Caped Crusader in Warner's DC Universe Animated Original Movies line, not to mention the hugely popular Arkham video games. During a recent interview (via Cbm), Conroy has spoken about his time as Batman, during which he's established himself as the voice of Gotham's Dark Knight Detective:
"I had absolutely no expectation that this job would turn into what it became. I started recording it in 1991, and it went on the air on Fox in 1992 as a prime time series. Then over 23 years, it just evolved from Batman: The Animated Series to The Adventures of Batman and Robin to Justice League and then Batman Beyond. »
- Gary Collinson
For much of the past decade though, Warner Brothers abandoned that idea. Instead they've released standalone direct-to-video movies based on DC Entertainment comic books from "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" to "Superman: Doomsday".
With this month's "Justice League: War" though, that changes back to shared continuity again. Producer James Tucker says: "This will definitely be the first salvo in doing new films that are in continuity with each other. Our next movie is going to be 'Son of Batman,' and that Batman will be the same Batman that you see in 'Justice League: War'. Basically, we'll have two concurrent series of Justice League movies and Batman movies, and they'll be in continuity with each other. So it's kind of world-building. »
- Garth Franklin
Justice League: War is yet to hit shelves, but promotional is already well underway on the next instalment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series; Warner Bros. has already debuted the trailer and cover art for Son of Batman, and now we have a list of the special features set to accompany the direct-to-video release, including a sneak peek at the next feature, Batman: Assault on Arkham....
Blu-ray Special Features:
-Strange Blood Ties
-Damian Wayne, The Fang, and the Demon Head: The League of Assassins
-Designing the Characters with Phil Bourassa
-A Sneak Peek at Dcu Batman: Assault on Arkham
-4 Bonus Cartoons:
- Gary Collinson
Fox is heading into comic-book territory with its new drama "Gotham." The new series follows the life of Detective Jim Gordon before he becomes commissioner, and includes the character of a young Bruce Wayne.
Fox head Kevin Reilly revealed at TCA winter press tour that "all the classic Batman characters" including the Riddler, the Penguin and the Joker will show up, and many of the show's episodes will just be about having origin stories for those villains. (Fingers crossed for a "The Killing Joke" nod in the Joker one.)
Some viewers might wonder why Fox isn't going full-out with a Batman series. After all, "Gotham" has the makings of a superhero show, but is telling its superhero's story before he picked up the cape and cowl.
Welcome to The Marvelous Da7e Issue #29!
What a week of casting and whatnot, eh boyos? Is using that being sexist? I meant it as a Clockwork Orange reference.
It’s a pot-purri week of superhero movie news, which means geeky analysis, which is a departure from the general speculation about what fandom means. Different column from last week, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t still diversifying.
On that note, you know what is diverse? The butt-load of news we’ve been getting from the superhero movie news sphere.
Ant-men – Rudd and Douglas
Michael Douglas as Hank Pym illuminates some more possibilities in Edgar Wright’s re-worked-for-Phase-3 Ant-Man script. The core fandom has been jiving with the idea that Paul Rudd was going to be the Scott Lang version of Ant-Man, a guy who steals the Ant-Man technology instead of Hank Pym, the guy that invented the Ant-Man technology. »
We don’t like dealing in rumours here, there is far too many bullshit artists out there only looking for cheap web traffic. But when Bill Ramey, founder of Batman on Film lands the following, we kinda sit up and take notice as he’s been accurate quite a bit in the past! So, here is a rather large update on next years eagerly awaited Man Of Steel sequel! Lex Luthor is in Batman Vs Superman as well as another highly rumoured villain, who’s identity remains a mystery. There won’t be any Bat-Villains in the movie The movie will be a Superman movie that happens to have Wonder Woman and Batman in it The movie takes influence from Dark Knight Returns, Batman Beyond, with a bit of Kingdom Come. Expect to see Ben Affleck in the bat suit really, really soon! Superman/Clark Kent will unequivocally be the »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Bill “Jett” Ramey, from Batman-on-Film has updated the site’s mailbag with a series of answers to questions related to Batman vs Superman. BoF has been a reliable source of Bat-related news before, and Jett claims to have some insider intel. He, of course, wisely disclaims the following nuggets by saying that they’re “based on inside information, industry scuttlebutt, and my opinion. Nothing should be taken as confirmed news unless explicitly stated as such,” so let’s keep that in mind as we dive in to what the man’s got to say:
Martian Manhunter and Aquaman will not appear in the film. He thinks we’re going to see the first official still of Affleck in costume really soon. Superman/Clark Kent will unequivocally be the main character of Batman vs Superman, meaning this will not be some covert Justice League movie. Lex Luthor will be in the movie, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
New Batman Vs Superman rumor spoilers answered by new inside source. According to comicbookmovie.com, some new "Batman vs. Superman" crazy rumored spoilers have been addressed and answered by Jett over at "Batman On Film." They claim, he's been a pretty solid source for past Batman flicks with a few hiccups here and there, but for the most part, he's been on point. It turns out that neither Martian Manhunter or Aquaman will be in the film. No Batman villains will be in the movie, and more. His whole spoiler list went like this: "Jason Mamoa will not be Martian Manhunter or Aquaman. Neither character is in the film. Wonder Woman could have “cameo plus” type role in the film, on par with what Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow did in Iron Man 2. Expects the first look at Ben Affleck in early 2014 right around the time they will start filming in February. »
10 items from 2014
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