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  • 'Joker' Movie: Alec Baldwin to Play Bruce Wayne's Father

    08/27/2018 5:23:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    THR ^ | 8-27-18 | Borys Kit
    Baldwin is the latest high-profile actor to join the project, which is scheduled to begin shooting in two weeks. Robert De Niro, Deadpool 2 breakout Zazie Beetz and Glow actor Marc Maron are already on the call sheet. Phoenix is set to portray the DC Comics villain in a film that is more moderately budgeted and darker than the studio’s other DC-based movies that make up its shared universe. The project is also described as more of a dark character study than a crime thriller, with Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy as the tonal watchwords. Baldwin has been...
  • Batman No Longer Believes in God: DC Comics Turns Him From Christian to Atheist

    08/18/2018 5:10:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Batman, one of DC Comics' most recognizable fictional heroes, no longer believes in God in the latest comic book issue. ScreenRant shared the storyline details for Batman #53, released on Wednesday, which comes at the conclusion of comic writer Tom King's post-Catwoman/Batman wedding arc. In the story, Catwoman leaves Batman, whose secret identity is billionaire Bruce Wayne, at the altar. This leaves Wayne in a questioning state, where he explores his life and reflects on his theological background — he had been raised as a Christian by his father, Thomas. In one exchange with another character, Wayne is asked, "Do...
  • DC Confirms That Batman’s An Atheist

    08/16/2018 8:04:05 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    We Got This Covered ^ | 08/16/18 | Eric Joseph
    It’s not often that we think or talk about the religious beliefs of our favorite superheroes, barring the times when writers blatantly state from where these characters are coming. For example, we’re all aware of how Daredevil’s a devout Catholic, or how Batwoman’s Jewish. Speaking of which, the latest issue of Batman really hammered home the point that the Dark Knight is, in fact, an atheist. I mean, it’s technically nothing new and has been somewhat explored in the past (I believe it was Broken City that briefly touched on this before), but the latest entry into Tom King’s ongoing...
  • Robert De Niro In Talks For Joaquin Phoenix ‘Joker’ Film From Todd Phillips

    07/23/2018 11:43:32 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 23, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr.
    Robert De Niro is in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in Warner Bros’ Joker origins movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. Todd Phillips is directing and co-wrote the backstory tale of Batman’s archnemesis, which is described as a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale of a man disregarded by society who becomes the ultimate supervillain. These talks have been going on for weeks, but a deal is near and they have finally worked out the financials. As opposed to the iconic turn Jack Nicholson took in the Joker role in Tim Burton’s Batman, De Niro will be bringing his...
  • Where were you when you first heard "Batman Smells?" (vanity)

    12/05/2010 6:27:36 AM PST · by MNDude · 129 replies
    I'm trying to learn the origins of the playground parody "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Robin Laid an Egg...". What year and where did you first here this parody?
  • 'Batwoman' TV Series in the Works at The CW [Lesbian, of course]

    07/17/2018 11:51:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.hollywoodreporter.com ^ | July 17, 2018 8:00am PT | by Lesley Goldberg
    Greg Berlanti and Caroline Dries are developing the drama ahead of the lesbian character's debut in the network's DC crossover event in December. The CW is looking to expand its DC Comics world. The network is teaming with DC's small-screen universe mastermind Greg Berlanti to develop Batwoman as a TV series. The character of Batwoman will officially be introduced in December as part of The CW's annual DC series crossover event. Batwoman revolves around Kate Kane, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out...
  • Everyone Thinks I'm Working (vanity)

    01/28/2018 10:39:41 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    Eddie would go... (Eddie Akai) ^ | Jan 28, 2018 | Eddie01
    Everyone I meet down the Pub thinks I'm some brilliant businessman forging and empire. They see me engaged in my work, deep in thought and driving ahead. They comment, your the guy who always works. The chick bartenders whisper they wish their husbands we 1/2 as ambitious. They know what I want, pour before I ask and are happy to be part of my insane drive. They just don't realize I'm Freepin' ...and yes it takes immense concentration and a great sense of humor. Love FreeRepublic! Class of '98.
  • ‘Justice League’ Encounters Kryptonite At The B.O. With $93M+ Opening: Why The DC Movie Weakened

    11/18/2017 7:08:57 AM PST · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 11/17/17 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Justice League‘s Friday, coming off a solid $13 million Thursday, is landing at the high end of its midday estimate with $38.4M, however, Warner Bros./DC’s superhero ensemble is falling well short of $100M with an industry estimate of $93.5M over three-days, quite far from tracking’s $110M-$120M projection. How dismal is this? This event movie at a reported estimated production cost of $300M was ten years in the making, and was intended to be the pinnacle for the Warner Bros./DC universe introducing new characters such as The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman who could hold their own franchise weight with their own...
  • According to the Left: Batman is a Fascist

    09/30/2017 9:07:49 AM PDT · by davikkm · 36 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    It sounds like a joke headline, or maybe something cropped from the basement of some keyboard warrior, but this is actually published as a real life article on the University of Alberta Website with the headline: “Frank Miller’s Batman is a fascist and you really shouldn’t cheer for him.” If you like to laugh at general idiocy and see the impacts of indoctrination over education, I highly recommend it. But there is something far more sinister behind the ideas the writer puts across. Super Heroes are a very American phenomenon. They were created (for mainstream consumption) in the U.S, they...
  • Who The Best Batman Is, According To One Comic-Con Panel

    07/23/2017 6:11:21 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 65 replies
    Cinebland ^ | 7/20/17 | Jessica Rowden
    There are few things in the world that can get people as hyped up as hypotheticals about superheroes. Most people have opinions about which superhero characters they like, and even which actors they prefer to play major characters. Which brings us to Batman. The Caped Crusader has been everything from a young Bruce Wayne on the small screen in Gotham to an aging hero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Recently a whole slew of people on a Comic-Con panel predictably couldn't agree on who the best Batman is, but their vociferous arguments might indeed sway you in a...
  • ‘Batman’ star Adam West had sex with eight women a night

    06/13/2017 3:25:01 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 120 replies
    The Sun ^ | June 12, 2017 | Grant Rollings, The Sun
    Holy family viewing, Batman — it turns out the Caped Crusader’s fetching satin pants spent a lot of time on the floor.
  • In Praise of Adam West

    06/12/2017 4:30:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2017 | Tom Tradup
    At precisely 7:30PM Eastern time on Wednesday, January 12, 1966, “Commissioner Gordon” (onetime Saturday matinee idol Neil Hamilton)—surrounded by uniformed Gotham City police and elected officials—carefully lifted the plexiglass cover off a glowing red telephone in his office. Looking around the room, he solemnly declared: “I don’t know who he is behind that mask of his. But I do know when we need him. And we need him…now!” Of course the person on the other end of that call on the Batphone was actor Adam West, about to step into television history as star of the iconic 1960’s series Batman....
  • ‘Batman’ star Adam West dies at 88

    06/10/2017 9:08:44 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 99 replies
    http://pagesix.com ^ | 06/10/2017 | Brian Lowry
    Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia. “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement. With its “Wham! Pow!” onscreen exclamations, flamboyant villains and cheeky tone, “Batman” became a surprise hit with its premiere on ABC in 1966, a virtual symbol of...
  • Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

    06/10/2017 8:44:39 AM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 53 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/10/2017 | Mike Barne
    The actor struggled to find work after the campy superhero series was canceled, but he rebounded with voiceover gigs, including one as the mayor of Quahog on 'Family Guy.' Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88. West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a...
  • Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

    06/10/2017 9:01:55 AM PDT · by Salgak · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/10/2017 | Mike Barnes
    Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88. West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said. West died peacefully surrounded by his family and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren....
  • Adam West, TV’s ‘Batman,’ Dies at 88

    06/10/2017 8:43:34 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | 10 June 2017 | Variety
    Adam West — an actor defined and also constrained by his role in the 1960s series “Batman” — died Friday night in Los Angeles. He was 88. A rep said that he died after a short battle with leukemia. “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,” his family said in a statement.
  • ‘Batman,’ ‘Doll Squad’ Actress Francine York Dies At 80

    01/07/2017 2:42:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | January 7, 2017 | cbs
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Francine York, a statuesque actress who appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies in a decades-long career, has died. She was 80. York died Friday at a Los Angeles hospital following a battle with cancer, said her friend, Pepper Jay. The 5-foot-8 York was born in Aurora, Minnesota and had a childhood dream of performing. She modeled and was a nightclub showgirl before starting an acting career in low-budget movies and bit parts on television shows such as “Rescue 8” and “Route 66.”
  • Man Dresses As Batman To Take On Creepy Clown

    10/14/2016 5:56:57 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 15 replies
    ComicBook.com ^ | 10/12/2016 | Matthew Mueller
    The latest societal epidemic seems to be one of creepy vagabond clowns who seemingly get their jollies by walking around and terrifying people. Luckily for the county of Cumbria, they have their very own Dark Knight who's ready to defend them. The BBC Cumbria Facebook page recently posted a few photos of their newest defender, who is part of the Cumbria Superheroes. Recent clown sightings had started to frighten the local children, and so the group enlisted Batman's help to keep the peace (via Joe.co.uk).The post includes a photo of the costumed vigalante running down a clown, as well as...
  • Batman: The Dank Knight Returns

    09/23/2016 3:32:50 PM PDT · by Dr.Deth · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/23/2016 | DJ MemeWorks
    The Dank Knight
  • Police looking for beer thief dressed as Batman and Captain America

    08/25/2016 9:07:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wivb.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Evan Anstey, News 4 Digital Producer
    SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man dressed up as a superhero, or a combination of them, instead played the villain on Tuesday, Salamanca Police say. Police are looking for a man who they say dressed up in a Batman suit and Captain America mask before stealing beer from a Center St. store. The man, described as white and his twenties, allegedly took two 18-packs of Budweiser beer, left the store and headed north to the Center Street Bridge. **video on link**