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Monday, 22 December 2014

What was it like to ride in the Batmobile?


Monday, 15 December 2014

#BatmanvSuperman Trailer coming...soon!!


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The first teaser trailer of this DC and Warner Bros venture will doubtlessly delight the fans with clippings of Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman correspondingly. The appearances of Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ray Fisher as Cyborg in the teaser trailer will be icing on the cake!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

The Batman Store

http://www.slashfilm.com/photos-batman-returns-batman-store/
Just in time for Christmas?
 Apparently, in an early version of Tim Burton‘s Batman Returns, one scene took place at a Batman-themed store.
In the script, the store was promptly destroyed, but eventually the scene got cut at some point anyway. The set was built, though, and one website has some incredible photos of it. Check out the Batman Returns Batman store below.
Thanks to 1989Batman.com (via Reddit) for the awesome photos. Head there for even more behind the scenes stuff including excerpts from the script describing this scene.




Friday, 12 December 2014

More Joker History

Gwynplaine’s (Conrad Veidt) fixed grin and disturbing clown-like appearance was a key inspiration for comic book talents writer Bill Finger and artist Bob Kane in creating Batman’s greatest enemy, The Joker.
Taken from the 1928 film The Man Who Laughs.
 

 

Happy Friday, be Vigilant


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Death of the Joker??

Little Fact That You Might Not Know About The Joker - He Was Almost Killed Off

Despite being Batman’s all-time greatest nemesis, The Joker very nearly didn’t make it past his first issue. The early Dark Knight appearances – inspired by their more vicious pulp magazine roots – were characterised by a lot more death, murder and Batman wielding a handgun than the later iterations of the hero, and the Ace Of Knaves very nearly fell prey to it. He made his first appearance in 1940’s Batman #1, and was slated to be killed off in the very next issue.

The final page saw the defeated villain accidentally stabbed himself, and the Dynamic Duo legging it. Presumably so that they don’t get the rap for it. Most of the bad guys in those early comics were only supposed to make one-off appearances, but then-editor Whitney Ellsworth passed down a mandate deciding the character was too good to be bumped off. So the last panel was hastily redrawn, and then in every other appearance it looked like he died off-screen, only to return the following month.

Little Fact That You Might Not Know About The Joker - He Was Almost Killed Off
Despite being Batman’s all-time greatest nemesis, The Joker very nearly didn’t make it past his first issue. The early Dark Knight appearances – inspired by their more vicious pulp magazine roots – were characterised by a lot more death, murder and Batman wielding a handgun than the later iterations of the hero, and the Ace Of Knaves very nearly fell prey to it. He made his first appearance in 1940’s Batman #1, and was slated to be killed off in the very next issue.
The final page saw the defeated villain accidentally stabbed himself, and the Dynamic Duo legging it. Presumably so that they don’t get the rap for it. Most of the bad guys in those early comics were only supposed to make one-off appearances, but then-editor Whitney Ellsworth passed down a mandate deciding the character was too good to be bumped off. So the last panel was hastily redrawn, and then in every other appearance it looked like he died off-screen, only to return the following month.
Taken from  https://www.facebook.com/WOSlovebatman?fref=nf

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Visual History of The #Batmobile

http://www.highsnobiety.com/2014/11/13/10-iconic-batman-vehicles-illustrated/
 To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Batman franchise, we first documented The Complete History of Batman in TV and Film and now present 10 illustrated versions of Batman’s iconic vehicles by David Lo exclusively for .... Highsnobiety. While most will associate the Dark Knight’s vehicle of choice with Christopher Nolan’s Tumbler, the Caped Crusader has in fact driven a handful of cars, each a symbol of the era through its combination of design, function and technology.
Check the link for all the pics


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

#Joker Animatronic from Six Flags


#LostHeroes Film now available

http://kinosmith.myshopify.com/products/lost-heroes
It's online ready to purchase!
A great tribute to the Canadian Comic Industry.
 Lost Heroes is the story of these forgotten Canadian comic book superheroes and their legendary creators. Recovering a forgotten part of our nation’s pop culture, Lost Heroes is the story of a national treasure that few of us have ever heard about. It’s the story of a small country striving to create its own heroes but finding itself constantly out-muscled by better-funded and better-marketed heroes from the media empire next door. It’s the story of Canada striving for more than seventy years to have its own band of national comic book superheroes, but constantly failing to keep them alive. The question is: why?

Monday, 17 November 2014

LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Trailer


Justice League vs Bizarro League - Batman has joined the just formed
Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is
complicated by Superman’s bad (but well meaning) clone Bizarro and his
creation of the Bizarro League, but an even bigger threat forces the two
Leagues to join forces.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Man Spends Two Years Building Iconic 1989 Car

I have posted about this guy before, but here's a great video featuring the car in action and some great behind the scene work that went into it.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

THIS is/was the 1st #Batmobile


In 1956, DC Comics (then called National Periodical Publications) officially licensed the first Batmobile to Oldsmobile. Forrest Robinson and friend Len Perham began modifying the car in 1960. They finished their work in 1963, beating the Burt Ward / Adam West Batman series by three years. The car is based on what the dynamic duo drives in the comic books; it's a far sleeker (if smaller) car than the 1939 Cadillac driven in the Batman movie serials of the 1940s. 
Check out the link for more pictures

For the Bat-Record....

I GOTTA get one of these! So cool. 

Forget Christian Bale and Chris Nolan, Michael Keaton and Tim Burton, or even Frank Miller; everyone knows that the truly greatest Batman is the one from Bruce Timm and Paul Dini’s seminal Batman: The Animated Series which ran from 1992-99 in various incarnations. Now Mondo is helping to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 75th Anniversary in style, with an all-new vinyl pressing of the show’s original theme song from composer Danny Elfman (Oingo Boingo), as well as the end credits music. (Side-A will have the opening title and end credits as they appeared in the show, Side-B will have alternate versions.) This will be a 12″ die-cut version of the single, in the shape of the bat-signal, and it will come housed in a gatefold jacket designed by Phantom City Creative, and will be pressed on Black and Black with Gray Splatter vinyl.
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

History of #Batman on Film

No matter which actor is your Batman, each has celebrated a different Caped Crusader. Take a look at the link above for a thorough rundown of the Dark Knight’s history in television and film.
 
 
 



 


 
 This history of the Batman will continue on in Ben Affleck’s portrayal as the Caped Crusader in 2016, continually celebrating this DC Comics’ character as a cultural icon.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Did you know this about The Dark Knight?

http://thealien-moviebuffs.com/20-things-you-didn-t-know-about-the-dark-knight?page=1&v=d25IGXRVhbK5kvDh8ay8OGVE1xHjqm0gk
 Some of these we've heard before, some are now. Either way, a good list for any fan of the Nolan-verse Batman!

 Much as he cast Christian Bale before the script for Batman Begins had been finalized, Christopher Nolan spoke to actor Heath Ledger about playing the Joker long before a script had been written. Ledger had actually met with Nolan about playing Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins, but it was more a formality than anything else, as Ledger flat out told Nolan that he had in interest whatsoever in appearing in a “comic book” movie.

@Batman Giveaway #SideshowCollectibles

I don't know why I'm sharing this. It just lessens my chances of winning! 

#CHOCOOLATE Retail Stores Honoring #Batman75

BAT - BLOG : BATMAN TOYS and COLLECTIBLES: CHOCOOLATE Retail Stores Honoring 75 YEARS OF BATM...: Shown up above is a photo from our friend Stone Wong who was recently in Taipei (Taiwan) and he saw this HUGE "Bruce Wayne / Batman...

Chocoolate is a Hong Kong based company and they have many locations in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore and Canada (Vancouver) . Yes, they have one Canadian outlet!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

75 YEARS, 75 BATMEN @Batman75

Celebrate Batman's 75th Anniversary with this visual trip through his past. Discover how Batman's look has evolved since his humble beginning as we journey through 75 of his batsuits, drawn by everyone from Bob Kane to Greg Capullo!
Batman's 75th Anniversary: http://www.batman75.com

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Justice League vs. The Legion of Doom

There's Cosplay...and then there's Epic Cosplay.
This very cool video was shot during  Dragon Con 2014 featuring members of the Justice League vs. The Legion of Doom

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Guy builds his own "Batmobile"

I orignially found this on the Bat-Blog (link above)
Here are some of the pics from BatDudes website. Click the link for way more pics! i wonder if he would build me one???

Saturday Morning Steam-punk


Thursday, 23 October 2014

An Intervention for #BATMAN


#OttawaStrong

.Our thoughts and prays are with our friends and countrymen in Ottawa this week!
"We will not be intimidated"
"True North Strong and FREE"

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Carrie Kelly in #BatmanvSuperman ??

 
The role has reportedly been filled by Hunger Games actress Jena Malone and was first reported by Michigan television station WILX 10, which was advised by a source on condition of anonymity.
It is believed that Ms Malone, 29, was seen on set in Detroit and follows on from suspicions that the actress was cast in the role, after she posted a picture of her dyed red hair to Instagram on 4 October.


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Gates are Open #gotham

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DC Superhero Movie Line up

 
Warner Bros. is currently holding a big shareholder meeting today, and during the meeting the studio revealed some big release date information for their slate of upcoming DC superhero movies. Thanks to Ben Fritz of the Wall Street Journal, we have learned the following details that includes information about Suicide SquadJustice League 2; Aquaman; Cyborg; a new standalone Superman movie; a standalone Batman movie, and a Green Lantern reboot. They also revealed the actor who will be playing The Flash in a standalone film. Here are all of the details we know so far:
"First DC movie after Batman vs Superman will be Suicide Squad."
"Wonder Woman movie coming in 2017!"
"2nd DC movie in 2017: Justice League"
"2018 DC Movies: The Flash starring Ezra Miller and Aquaman starring Jason Momoa"
"2019 DC Movies: Shazam (with Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam) and Justice League 2"
"Other DC movies in the works: Cyborg, a Green Lantern reboot, and new stand-alone Superman and Batman movies."

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Keaton thought Batman 3 Sucked!


He was supposed to come back for a third Batman film, but once Burton's film was ditched by the studio in favor of Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever things took a turn for the worse. The studio offered Keaton $15 million dollars to reprise his role as the Dark Knight in the film, but he turned it down. CBS Sunday Morning asked why he turned it down and he gave one simple answer,
"Sucked. Yeah, it just was awful!"
Read the whole article at the link above.

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