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The Dark Knight Rises is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on December 4 and interest in the Caped Crusader is at an all-time high. Many people are wondering where they can get more background on DC Comics' most famous super hero. Thankfully, there's a few graphic novels out that can satisfy anyone's appetites for more Batman.
It's only right to shine the spotlight on the comic book story arc that influenced Christopher Nolan to bring the saga of Bane to the big-screen. His muscle-bound presence in the Batman universe fills several graphic novels and is not easily summed up in even a two and a half hour plus movie. There's also guest appearances by many of the members of the extended Bat-Family.
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Our weekly round up of the latest news stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Iron Man 3, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, S.H.I.E.L.D., The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Animation, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Kick-Ass 2, Man of Steel, Arrow, Wonder Woman, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, DC vs. Marvel and more...
...Following the ankle injury sustained by Robert Downey Jr., filming on the Shane Black-directed Iron Man 3 resumed earlier this week at Dania Beach, Florida. Along with a new set photo that gave us a decent look at Tony Stark's Mark Xlvii suit alongside War Machine's (Don Cheadle) shiny new Iron Patriot armour, Marvel Studios has also revealed that we'll get to see the first trailer from Iron Man 3 on October 23rd, ahead of the film's release next spring. Might we get a glimpse at Ben Kingsley's Mandarin? Well, we'll find out soon enough. »
After roasting George Lucas' Star Wars saga with three specials, Seth Green, Matthew Senreich and the Robot Chicken crew now turn their attention to DC Comics' stable of superheroes for the Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special, which airs in the States tonight on Adult Swim and kicks off season six of the Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series.
"DC completely understands this kind of parody — that we're not making fun but celebrating," co-creator Green tells TV Guide. "It also makes DC look supercool. They know their characters are so powerful and indelible that letting us monkey idiots fool around with them is totally Ok. DC pretty much let us do our thing. They didn't have many mandates... [DC Chief Creative Officer] Geoff Johns wrote part of the special and was with us whenever he wasn't doing important DC business. We got to set up shop in the DC offices for three weeks in one of their conference rooms, »
By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist
Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements, and gossip!
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• NBC’s The New Normal has found a new home: After Ksl-tv of Salt Lake City, Utah, refused to air the comedy, Ogden, Utah, station Kucw-tv has picked it up and will show it on Saturdays before Saturday Night Live.
• Producer J.J. Abrams (ABC’s Lost) and show runner J.H. Wyman (Fox’s Fringe) have sold a comedy to Fox. The series, which is still untitled, centers on a future that sees Los Angeles police officers work with human-like androids.
• NBC’s The Voice will have a three-night premiere, as opposed to a two-night one, this fall. The change will put »
- Rachel Bennett
If you're any kind of fan of Robot Chicken and DC Comics, you'll be laughing out loud only a few seconds into this. Like they did previously with the Star Wars franchise, Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich have partnered up with DC Comics and Geoff Johns for what looks to be a hilarious TV special set to mock pretty much every single major DC character (and even some random ones too). We're talking Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Aquaman, plus all the villains and side characters, and... well, just watch this. Funny, right? And it comes with a fantastic voice cast too, including Seth Green as Batman, Robin and Aquaman, Neil Patrick Harris as Two-Face, Alfred Molina as Lex Luthor, Megan Fox as Wonder Woman, Nathan Fillion as...
- Erik Davis
Friday featured perhaps the most highly anticipated event of the Con- the 10th Anniversary Firefly panel. Fans camped out overnight waiting for the line to get into Ballroom 20 to open up. Firefly was the third panel of the day, but as ComicCon has a policy of not clearing out the rooms between each panel, many people decide to pick a room and stay in it, sometimes sitting for hours through panels for projects they’re either unfamiliar with or actively not fans of. The line for Hall H was perhaps even longer, though that hall seats about 2500 more people. Needless to say, at around 6:30am, the area outside the convention center was a zoo, with volunteers and staff doing their best to keep lines organized and people off the roads. Once things got started at 10am, though, there was plenty for the TV crowd to sink their teeth into. »
- Kate Kulzick
Most superhero movies try so hard to be the “definitive” story for the broadest possible audience that a lot of great, strange, and nuanced story arcs from the character’s life in print get ignored.
Thankfully, they sometimes turn up in animation, such as DC Comics upcoming Superman vs. The Elite, a PG-13 rated adaptation of a 2001 comic tale in which the Man of Steel finds himself fighting alongside — and then against — a quartet of young superpowered upstarts who are famous not just for stopping their foes, but killing them.
In EW’s exclusive clip from the direct-to-video film, out tomorrow, »
- Anthony Breznican
Our weekly round-up of the big news stories from the world of movie superheroes…
Considering the success of Marvel's The Avengers, it was inevitable that Warner Bros. executives would soon cast their eye towards their very own team of DC superheroes, so it came as little surprise this week to learn that the studio has revived its plans for a live-action Justice League movie. According to reports, WB has turned to screenwriter Will Beall (Gangster Squad and the upcoming Logan's Run and Lethal Weapon 5) to craft a script for Justice League, while Green Lantern scribes Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green are said to be working on The Flash, and fellow Gl writer Michael Goldenberg penning a new take on Wonder Woman. Naturally there are plenty of rumours flying around about Warner's plans for their DC Universe, but at the moment we know very little about any of these projects, so »
Variety reports that Will Beall has been hired by Warner Brothers to write a Justice League movie. Yes, WB is trying to fight back Marvel Studios’ dominance (Nolan’s Batman series notwithstanding) with their most famous super team. It’s been in development forever, but maybe this is a signal that they’re finally gaining traction.
Beall cut his teeth on the Nathan Fillion show Castle, and has written Gangster Squad, a movie starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and Nick Nolte (wow). He’s also working on remakes of Lethal Weapon and Logan’S Run, according to JoBlo.com. But this is a whole new ballgame for the writer, with all kinds of scrutiny. I hope he’s up to the task. I’m sure as this progresses, the talk will turn to who will be on the roster (possibilities include Flash, Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, »
- Andy Greene
Attending the La Times Hero Complex Film Festival, actor Nathan Fillion, who has a legion of loyal fans fielded a number of questions following a screening of Joss Whedon's 2005 film, Serenity. Touching on everything from Ant-Man, to Wonder Woman and Uncharted, here's what Fillion had to say. As reported by firsthowing.net.--- Fans were able to ask questions and it essentially turned into people asking about every project that has had Fillion's name attached to it over the past few years. Someone asked if he wants to play Ant-Man in Edgar Wright's upcoming Marvel film, and he shrugged and said, "did you ever just love Ant-Man? Not me." He had a similar reaction to a question about a role [Steve Trevor] in a potential Wonder Woman movie, but perked up when the topic of the Uncharted movie came up, saying "that would be great, because everyone wants their own »
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the web for you. Today you’ll find a Darth Maul cake; the cutest browncoat ever; an X-men/Muppets mashup; an American Gothic Joker; and a Wonder Woman bikini. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
The first image you will find below made me smile from ear to ear. Firefly is my favorite show of all time and seeing the tiny Mal Reynolds made my inner Browncoat do a little jig.
Nathan Fillion finds his Mini-Me.
Hulk’s Day Off
Smash-a-Loki would be a great way to blow off steam.
Click to continue reading Sr Geek Picks: X-Men Muppets, ‘Avengers’ Concept Art, Nes Coffee Table Controller & More
- Justin Vactor
"...a sweeping tale combining swords, science and ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of the ascension of 'Prince Lion-o' to the throne – and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled 'Stone of Power', Lion-o and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode..."
Saturday, May 5, in the "Curse of Ratilla", the 'ThunderCats infiltrate a mine shaft filled with fellow cats who are being forced to search for the 'Sword of Plundarr' by the evil 'Ratar-o';
Saturday, May 19, in "The Forever Bag", 'WilyKit', 'WilyKat' and 'Snarf' track down a thief in 'Dog City';
- Michael Stevens
UK cable channel Dave have released the first official image from the upcoming tenth series of sci-fi comedy "Red Dwarf". The new episodes will air on the channel later this year and will be released on DVD and digital download in time for Christmas. [Source: Cult Box]
It's official, Fox have renewed the cult drama for a fifth and final season, giving the go-ahead on thirteen more episodes which will bring the show's total to 100 episodes - a key threshold required for syndication.
The thirteen episodes also allows the series time to provide a proper climactic conclusion. There's no word as yet as to the airing times for the thirteen episodes. [Source: The Live Feed]
The second season of MTV's "Teen Wolf" series kicks off with a special premiere on Sunday June 3rd before settling into its regular Monday timeslot from the day after (June 4th). [Source: Seattle P.I.]
- Garth Franklin
by Ryan Rigley
Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken," created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, is already well-known for its geek-friendly sense of humor. With multiple "Star Wars" specials under its belt and a plethora of comic book references, it makes perfect sense that the stop motion animated television series is now taking aim at Batman and his super-friends.
Slated to air sometime this fall, the "Robot Chicken DC Comics Special" will be an entire episode devoted to poking fun at the most popular superheroes and supervillains that DC has to offer. Comic book fans will also be happy to know that Geoff Johns (writer of Green Lantern, Aquaman and DC's chief creative officer) is attached to the project, ensuring an authentic DC Comics parody.
This won't be the »
- Splash Page Team
It’s that time again… okay, it’s a little past that normal time, thanks to the Mix March Madness wrapup, but here are the preview materials for DC Comics releases for July 2012.
What’s on tap this month? More of the Before Watchmen books, with the debut of Ozymandias from Len Wein and Jae Lee, the conclusion of the Court of Owls storyline and crossover in all the Bat-books, and the debut of the done-in-one book, National Comics, featuring the New 52 Debut (coming right at you) of Eternity.
And in the white elephant of desire category, there’s the $300 statue showing the climactic scene from The Dark Knight Returns.
Once more, into the breach? Banzai!
As always, spoilers may lurk beyond this point.
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1
Written by Len Wein
Art and cover by Jae Lee
Backup story art by John Higgins
1:25 Variant cover by Phil Jimenez »
- Glenn Hauman
Trevor Hogg chats with Des Taylor about his love for Pop Art and Comic Books...
“My brother Darren [Jazz name Vidal] is a Jazz musician touring with Courtney Pine,” states Des Taylor who comes from an artistic family. “My sister is a concert viola player with the BBC Radio orchestra and her husband Alistair Scahill has his own string trio called Florin Music; I am always proud when I see them on the telly. My other sister, Dawn, is a chef; the stuff she creates makes your mouth water and birthday dinners are always a delight in my house. I used to play the bassoon and classical guitar but left music to concentrate on being an Illustrator.” The British born talent studied Graphic Design at West Herts College in Watford. “I can positively say nothing at school influenced me. After seeing Star Wars back in 1977, I went home and started to draw these »
For viewers who are now tuning into Cartoon Network each Saturday morning to see new episodes of Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice may have noticed odd, quirky, and entertaining animation shorts coming back from commercial. BuzzFocus spoke with Ben Jones, one of the producers on DC Nation Shorts and is also the director/producer on the New Teen Titans shorts. We talk about the ideas behind the DC Nation Shorts and what we can expect in this first season.
Editor’S Pick: Read Our Exclusive Interview with the Producers of Green Lantern: The Animated Series
There are so many different animation styles, which is cool. What was the thought behind a different style for each short?
- Ernie Estrella
Our weekly round-up of all the biggest news stories from the world of movie superheroes…
The big story this past week is the complete non-story about the running time for Christopher Nolan’s rough cut of The Dark Knight Rises clocking in at four-hours, which stemmed from a blatantly obvious throwaway joke over at MTV that was immediately picked up as gospel by virtually every media outlet under the sun. The fact that the ‘story’ spread like wildfire just goes to highlight the recent drought in all things Batman, although a few interesting bits and pieces have popped up lately, including a short synopsis taken from the packaging of a tie-in product and rumours [now sadly debunked] that Nolan and company may descend on Comic Con to promote the release of the hugely anticipated sequel. Meanwhile ComicBookMovie also unearthed some new promo images of Batman (Christian Bale), Bane (Tom Hardy) and a gun-toting »
Somewhere between the Vesuvian nerdsplosion that is San Diego Comic-Con and the Mets-like hometown disappointment of its New York cousin lies the spirited and sensational WonderCon. Usually located in San Francisco, this year WonderCon is happening in Anaheim, a place I just now learned is not a section of L.A. (They have their own post office and everything.)
If you aren't going (like, how do you even get to Anaheim?) properly timed check-ins to ye olde Internet ought to net some cool breaking news, as well as Twitpics of Power Girl/Poison Ivy/Zatanna cosplay. (I call that one the Neopolitan.)
Here are the 13 things you want to keep an eye on.
12:30 p.m.: Get Thee to Middle-earth
Unless Gandalf is keeping new footage of "The Hobbit" under his (very tall, pointy) hat you won't see clips at new WonderCon, but Lotr fanatics can still check »
- Jordan Hoffman
Feature (Runtime: 76 Mins Region: Free)
The latest DC Universe animated feature arrives and this time it’s an adaptation of Justice League: Tower of Babel, simply retitled ‘Doom’. Adapted by the late Dwayne McDuffie, this latest DC movie brings together much of the voice cast from the original Justice League animated series, Batman (Kevin Conroy), Superman (Tim Daly) Wonder Woman (Susan Eisenberg) The Flash (Michael Rosenbaum) and Martian Manhunter (Carl Lumby) as well as Dcu regular Nathan Fillion returning as Green Lantern.
The Justice League come under threat when the Legion of Doom, led by Vandal Savage hack into the bat computer and access Batman’s files on bringing down the Justice League (via a collection of plans ol’ Bats has put together to stop The League if any of them ever went rogue). With the Jla all but taken out, Vandal Savage moves his plan to a more »
- Marcus Doidge
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