Get ready for a younger, thinner, but perhaps less wind-resistant Lex Luthor.
Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder has confirmed that noted mop-top Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) will play Superman's nemesis in the new film, quashing rumors that the role would go to Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston or any of the other actors who have been rumored for the role (As CA Senior Editor Andy Khouri noted, maybe someone mistakenly heard "Heisenberg" instead of "Eisenberg"). In another addition, Oscar winner (for the 1990 film Reversal of Fortune) Jeremy Irons will be the Alfred to Ben Affleck's Batman.
If you thought Terry McGinnis heading to college in DC's digital-first Batman Beyond 2.0 series was going to be all energy drink-induced panic attacks during all-night term paper writing sessions and/or having a shway time chilling at the quad with the Justice League, you'll be pleased to know that from the beginning of the series all the way through this week's Chapter 13 written by Kyle Higgins with art by Thony Silas, Batman's been all about fighting futuristic bad guys. And we have a first look at the upcoming issue to prove it!
Over the past 20 years, the music of Batman: The Animated Series, composed by a team led by the amazing Shirley Walker, has been praised to the high heavens. There's a good reason for that, too, since it's basically amazing, but one of the side effects is that it's overshadowed the music of Warner Bros Animation's other shows based on the DC Comics supheroes. Now, two of them are finally getting their due in the form of a special edition release from La-La Land Records.
Released this week, the four-disc soundtrack album for the classic 1990s Superman: The Animated Seriesand a two-disc set for contemporary favorite Batman: The Brave and the Bold are now shipping from La-La Land, with selections from the best episodes of each series, comprising hours of audio alongside in-depth liner notes.
I don't know about you, but when the Batman himself turns to the camera and tells me he has a message from the President of the United States, I start paying attention pretty quick. It might actually be the most effective form of advertising ever invented, to the point where I'm really surprised that it's only been used once, way back in 1966.
The Batman in question is, of course, Adam West, the President is Lyndon Johnson, and the product they were urging all the boys and girls to buy were Government Savings Bonds, raising money to support the Vietnam War. That's, well, a little weird all things considered, but you can check it out for yourself in the video from the National Archives below!
We've put a lot of fan-made LEGO creations into the spotlight over the past few years, and usually, they represent the hard work of dedicated fans, using pieces pulled from dozens -- sometimes hundreds -- of sets. As cool as it is to see a towering Arkham Asylum or a motorized Joker's Funhouse, it's always a little bit disappointing that you can't run out to the store and buy one of your own, even if it does reduce the chances of stepping on a LEGO brick in the middle of the night. Now, though, we finally have a chance of gtting one of the coolest LEGO sets I've seen.
It's called "Assault On Wayne Manor," a three-level representation of Batman's ancestral home, complete with his anti-crime basement, full of secret passages, equipment and trophies, and it's up for voting right now on LEGO's Cuusoo project!
Here at ComicsAlliance, we've grumbled more than a couple of times about the persistent, legally mandated "Batman Created By Bob Kane" credit that appears on every single Batman story. The truth of the matter is that Batman was at best a collaborative effort between Kane and writer Bill Finger, who sadly remains unknown to many fans to this day. But what if -- and this is a really big "what if" -- that credit was actually accurate?
As Bill Finger's 100th birthday approaches, that's the question cartoonist Ty Templeton, artist of Bill the Boy Wonder, has set out to answer in a strip that shows Batman in the form that was actually created by Kane, and it's not exactly a familiar site. Check it out below!
I think we can all agree that you can improve virtually anything by adding Batman to it, right? It's just one of those unavoidable truths of the world, proven over and over again by how great things get on those rare occasions when the World's Greatest Detective shows up. I mean, look, I like Alice In Wonderland just fine, but when you swap out Alice for Batman and it becomes the story of a haberdashery-themed supervillain with cybernetic mind control hats. That's way better.
I'm getting a little off-track here, but what I'm trying to get at is that there's some magic to be found in adding Batman to everyday situations, which is exactly what french artist Rémi Noël has done with a series of photographs. The compelling series of photos find Batman everywhere from a laundromat to a can of beans, and they're pretty fantastic. Check a few of 'em out below!
Like it or not, Grant Morrison's run on Batman was one of the longest and most definitive runs on a character in the past decade. So it makes perfect sense that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment would look to it as inspiration for one of its animated features.
The new Son of Batmanmovie appears to loosely adapt Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert's "Batman and Son," the first arc of Morrison's seven-year Batman run. It introduces Damian, but also throws Deathstroke into the mix, something that was never part of the story in the comics. Check out the first trailer for the movie after the jump.
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