In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman, the legendary Bruce Timm stuck his head out from wherever he is to create a brand new Batman Animated short. Check it out, Batman Strange Days.
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I really dig the two current mobile Batman games – Batman Arkham City Lockdown and the game based on The Dark Knight Rises so I’m really looking forward to seeing what Warner Interactive does with the mobile game based on Batman Arkham Origins. The free game will hit iOS around the console game launch (Oct 25th) with an Android version coming later. Generally, I find the freemium model irritating, I’d rather just pay $5.99 or $7.99 and get a fuller experience. Based on the new trailer, this year’s installment looks amazing. Have I said recently how much I’m looking forward to Batman: Arkham Origins on Oct 25th?
It’s possible…just possible, you may have heard the news that Ben Affleck will be our next cinematic Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel film. Now that some time has passed since the announcement, this week’s GeekScholars Movie News podcast opens with some perspective on the casting decision, and an analysis of the strong reactions that followed it.
From there, the hosts play a round of ‘Never Tell Me the Odds’, where they muse about the probability of: Bryan Cranston playing Lex Luthor, Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon, Star Wars: Episode VII making a December 2015 release, and a few more interesting rumors you’ll want to hear more about.
After that, the GeekScholars check out the trailer for Parkland, a drama about the JFK assassination, and Chris reveals his ultimate let-down at the mess entitled The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
At the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that the sequel to Man of Steel would essentially be a Superman vs. Batman film. Well, let the casting rumors begin!
Six big names are being bandied about, so to kick off this week’s GeekScholars Movie News podcast, the hosts have an in-depth discussion about the pros, cons of each of the current candidates, as well as the probability of who among them will receive the role.
From there, the crew weighs in on the news that James Cameron is planning to expand his Avatar universe in the form of a whole trilogy, set to debut starting in 2016, and what audiences will likely see in the sequels. To find out what else we cover on the show, hit the jump, or of course you could just hit play above ;)
Here it is folks, the first official clip from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Pt2. The clip features Batman facing off against a large contingent of Gotham City police and their leader, new Commissioner Ellen Yindel. This is one of my most anticipated movies of 2013 and it hits blu-ray January 28th. If you happen to be in NY, they are going to have a big event at the Paley Center on the 23rd.
Holy Property Values, Batman! Greg takes on The Dark Knight with a warning to the fine citizens of Gotham City.
The citizens of Gotham City think they have the hero they deserve, but really, they’ve got the hero they just happened to get. Greg Karber calls on the populace to reject this sort of fatalism, forget the Batman, and move to the Midwest – while they still have their lives.
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Today Warner Premiere has released the trailer for their upcoming animated film, Batman: Year One. This animated feature brings to life the comic book version that was written back in 1987 by Frank Miller and artwork by David Mazzucchelli. Personally I’m looking forward to this version of the Batman lore and am interested in what Warner Premiere has come up with. The current cast members are: Ben McKenzie-Batman/Bruce Wayne, Bryan Cranston-Lt. James Gordan, Eliza Dushku-Selina Kyle/Catwoman, and Katee Sackhoff-Detective Sarah Essen. There currently is no set release date for Batman: Year One but it’s coming straight to DVD and Blu-Ray. Check out trailer below: