Posts tagged with ‘batman

Meet ‘Chibatman,’ Japan’s Real-Life Dark Knight

While it’s not known whether he’s out looking for the likes of the Joker, the Penguin and Poison Ivy, it does appear Batman has some sort of real life counterpart in Japan, where various people have caught ‘Chibatman’ in a highly detailed bat-suit, riding around on a pretty badass three wheeled bat-cycle. 

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Where is Gotham City and Metropolis exactly? New Jersey and Delaware? Ooookay.

When Batman and Superman were created, their respective home towns of Gotham City and Metropolis were invented as generic east coast American big cities, mostly being representative of New York, but also just like Christopher Nolan’s Gotham, incorporating parts of other east coast and midwest cities such as Pittsburgh, Chicago and Newark. Over the decades, as stories evolve, both Gotham and Metropolis have at times exhibited qualities that could put them nearly anywhere in the US, but they’re still at heart, northeastern metro areas. But where? According to many versions, New York exists alongside both Metropolis and Gotham, so where does that put the two fictional big cities? Despite the map above from 1978, neither town has ever officially been pinpointed on a map, though the header image, from an issue of ‘The World’s Greatest Heroes’, is probably about as accurate as it gets— if NYC exists in the DC universe, that puts Gotham in southern New Jersey and Metropolis just across the river, sitting on top of, or possibly right next to, Dover, Delaware. 

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Bootleg Batman vs Superman trailer from SDCC

Watch it before it gets taken down and before a much better, more official version hits the interwebs.

Better look at Batfleck’s cape and cowl revealed at SDCC’s Preview Night

We’ve seen one moody photo of someone who may or may not be Ben Affleck wearing the short-earted bat-suit from Batman vs Superman, but yesterday at San Diego Comic Con, DC showed off the entire cape and cowl apparatus, but not the suit itself. Or maybe there is no actual suit, just Affleck pecs.

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Tim Burton’s Batman opened 25 years ago today and changed superhero movies forever. Watch the 1988 Batman preview video sent out to assure distributors the movie didn’t suck

It’s hard to imagine now, but in the late 80s, superhero movies weren’t something to be taken seriously, especially Batman. The 1970s had a run of really goofy, really cheap Marvel TV movies and the public’s main perception of Batman was from the campy 1966 series. So in 1988, Warner Bros made this preview video to show that their Batman film was a brand new thing and not a film adaptation of Adam West’s Batman. 

DC’s movie schedule through 2018 is looking pretty amazing

Even though DC is coming late to the comic movie metaverse thing, looking at their film schedule through 2018, it may come at just the right time. Marvel has burned through their A string and while I’m sure they’ll make plenty of money with Doctor Strange and Ant Man, no one on the planet needs to be taught who Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash are, and DC doesn’t have its biggest characters stuck in perpetual loan to other production companies.

-May 2016 – Batman v Superman
-July 2016 – Shazam
-Xmas 2016 – Sandman
-May 2017 – Justice League
-July 2017 – Wonder Woman
-Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up
-May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2

"According to my source, "Like Marvel’s The Avengers, there will be cameos of superheroes for future installments. The cameos will include the already known Cyborg and Flash. Green Lantern [not played by Ryan Reynolds, thank god] may be introduced. And Aquaman will be seen in the Justice League movie."

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Mark Hamill does a scene from Star Wars, voicing both Luke Skywalker and the Joker

If only Disney also owned DC, this would probably happen at some point— Jedis vs Justice League or something.

The new gameplay trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight is pretty badass

Batman is definitely getting the “Knight” part of “The Dark Knight” pretty literally in the latest Arkham video game. So much face crushing.

Official BvS title will be ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’
Or… ‘Batman v Superman: Don of Justice’. Come on WB think about it, you guys said you wanted star power in this one, and there’s no other name that says “Justice” like Don Knotts.

Official BvS title will be ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’

Or… ‘Batman v Superman: Don of Justice’. Come on WB think about it, you guys said you wanted star power in this one, and there’s no other name that says “Justice” like Don Knotts.

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