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Here’s The Trailer For Adam West’s Final Outing As Batman

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Great find! H/T to Radio Times for this gem!

The late Adam West made one final outing as Batman before his passing in June this year, and now the trailer for the animated project – entitled Batman vs. Two-Face – has arrived. West stars alongside his co-star from the beloved 1960s live-action Batman series Burt Ward as Robin and Star Trek’s William Shatner as Two-Face. Watch the clip below.

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Trailer – Batman Telltale 2: Joker’s New Allies


Telltale Games returns to the world of the Dark Knight with Batman: The Enemy Within, the second season of it’s acclaimed new Batman game. In this DC All Access clip, we sit down with Telltale’s Job Stauffer to discuss the new season including what’s been added since season one, how the action has evolved and what the relationship is between the Joker and Riddler. Check out the video at the link below. 

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Joe Manganiello Doesn’t Seem Sure About Deathstroke’s Status In The Batman

The Batman movie chaos continues with the story changing sometimes every other day…

Via JoBlo: Warner Bros.’ DCEU has been experiencing quite an overhaul this past year, including a major restructuring of THE BATMAN. In addition to starring in the film, Ben Affleck was also set to co-write and direct THE BATMAN, but Affleck later dropped out of the director’s chair and was replaced by Matt Reeves (WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES). At the time it seemed that Reeves would be working from the existing script, but the director later confirmed that they would be starting from scratch. Although we didn’t know much about THE BATMAN, we did know that Joe Manganiello would be playing Deathstroke, but, with the the script going back to the drawing board, Deathstroke’s status is no longer assured.

Read more on this story including a discussion with Joe here…

Batman and Harley Quinn: Exclusive Clip!

New Batman film! Via DC Comics: Kevin Conroy alert! In this DC All Access news roundup, we’re treating you to an exclusive clip from the upcoming Bruce Timm animated movie, Batman and Harley Quinn. Plus, we preview some of this week’s must-read new comics, including the stunning Dark Days: The Casting, look ahead to San Diego Comic-Con and make an exclusive announcement about one of our favorite undead heroes. 

Video at the link below.

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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Is Next DC Animated Film


Anytime you have a major animated superhero film announcement, it’s cause for celebration!

Via CBR:

The next direct-to-video DC Comics-based animated feature has been revealed to be an adaptation of the ’80s Elseworlds story Batman: Gotham by Gaslight(via ComicBook). The news was revealed in a list of special features for the home video release of the preceding animated feature, Batman and Harley Quinn. The list notes that the release includes “A Sneak Peek at DC Universe’s Next Animated Movie: Batman: Gotham by Gaslight.”

The first-ever DC Comics Elseworlds story, Gotham by Gaslight was written by Brian Augustyn and drawn by Hellboy mastermind Mike Mignola, with inks by P. Craig Russell. The story features a Victorian-era take on Batman that’s on the hunt for serial killer Jack the Ripper. The one-off story spawned a sequel, Master of the Future, written by Augustyn and drawn by Eduardo Barreto.

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Could The Batman Spark A New Trilogy Of Movies For The Caped Crusader?

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More Batman movies? Another trilogy idea? What do you think?

Via We Got This Covered: 

War For the Planet of the Apes is almost upon us (July 14th) and for comic book fans, the threequel’s ongoing press tour has become a rich treasure trove of interviews and tantalizing tidbits relating to Matt Reeves and his approach to The Batman.

Now that the filmmaker is coming off the one-two punch of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the imminent War, all eyes are beginning to turn toward his next creature venture, which involves a dalliance with the DC Extended Universe. And for all of the drama that threatened to engulf The Batman four months ago – in short: Ben Affleck handed over directing duties to Matt Reeves – there is now a tangible sense of excitement swirling around the nascent project, which is expected to begin filming sometime next year, long after Justice League swoops into theaters in November.

Mining inspiration from Christopher Nolan, film noir, Rocksteady’s Arkham series(?), and even Alfred Hitchcock, much has been made about Matt Reeves’ creative approach to The Batman, but with so many ideas floating around, one has to wonder: Will Reeves and his team really cram everything into a single spinoff? Turns out the director has at the very least considered the possibility of spinning out a new trilogy featuring Gotham’s Dark Knight.

I have ideas about an arc, but really, the important thing is just to start… you have to start with one. You know, you have to start with a story that begins something. And I would be lying if I could tell you that the arcs of Apes was already planned out, because it simply wasn’t; it’s one of those things where that character was so potent, and the possibility was embedded from the beginning, but exactly how you’ve got from A to Z is not something that existed.

More on this story here…

Video – Joker And Riddler Break Batman

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What secrets is Batman really hiding? What if the Joker and Riddler faced off against EACH OTHER? Who would be on either side? This is an excellent video breakdown of Batman #25. 

Via DC Entertainment: Boy, do we have a joke for you! But first you have to solve a riddle! What happens when Batman is caught in the middle when Joker and Riddler go to town on Gotham? It’s the war of jokes and riddles. Get it? Writer Tom King has the punchline in this episode that breaks down this demented storyline. With artwork from Batman #24. Video at the link below. 

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Bat Signal To Be Lit In Los Angeles Tonight In Honor Of Adam West


What a cool idea!

Via Newsarama:

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will light the Bat-Signal over Los Angeles in a special ceremony honoring the late Adam West, who starred in the 60s Batman TV series as the Caped Crusader himself.

The ceremony will be conducted on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. PST at Los Angeles City Hall. Garcetti will be joined by unnamed special guests for the tribute, along with Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck.

Once lit, the Bat-Signal will be projected on Los Angeles City Hall for an undisclosed period of time.

Batman and Harley Quinn – Trailer

Two legends return to the world of the Dark Knight in Batman and Harley Quinn, the newest entry in Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment’s series of DC Universe Original Movies. Spawned from an original story by animation icon Bruce Timm and featuring the voice of Kevin Conroy as Batman, Batman and Harley Quinn arrives August 15 on Digital HD and August 29 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Deluxe Giftset, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. Trailer at the link below.

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Batman™: Arkham VR PC Announce Trailer

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“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that Batman™: Arkham VR is coming to HTC VIVE™ and Oculus Rift beginning on the 25th of April. Currently available for PlayStation®VR, Rocksteady Studios’ Batman™: Arkham VR is a top-selling, BAFTA nominated virtual reality experience that takes place in the critically acclaimed Batman™: Arkham canon and is based on DC’s core Batman license.” Video at the link below.

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Joe Manganiello Out Of Batman?

The news on this film just keeps getting worse. “For many, the most promising thing about the standalone flick is seeing Joe Manganiello bring the villainous Deathstroke to life. Throughout the entire pre-production phase, he’s been sort of the one constant, that one thing that we knew we could for sure expect to get in the film. Now, however, it looks like even he’s not a certainty. While speaking with Pittsburgh Today Live, the actor was asked about his involvement in The Batman. Though in the past Manganiello’s always seemed overly positive about the project, it now appears that he’s changing his tune.” More at the link below.

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Video – Batman Vs. Constantine

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“One deals in darkness. The other deals in…even more darkness. Yes, we’re talking Batman and John Constantine, two very different detectives who are all set to go at it in this week’s versus clip. Batman has his martial arts skill, intelligence and resources, but Constantine has his wit and willingness to do anything or sacrifice anyone to achieve his goal. And that’s to say nothing about his ability to summon demons. Will it be the world’s greatest crimefighter…or the world’s greatest con. Let us know who you think would win in the comments!” Video at the link below. Enjoy!

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ScreenRant Says David Fincher Should Direct Batman

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Check out this argument for having Fincher direct Batman and see if you agree. Courtesy of ScreenRant. ”

As for any latent fears of simplicity, there is no comic book character more complex than the Dark Knight. He has existed for nearly 80 years and has shown a nearly limitless adaptability. Scores of authors have tried their hand at writing the ultimate Batman story, and though they work with finite ingredients, they continue to find infinite new incarnations of the character. For David Fincher to comprehend the magic of a marriage between his directorial vision and a potent Batman script, he would simply have to look at the library of stories under the Dark Knight’s name. Imagine the possibilities if Fincher got his hands on a twisted Scott Snyder story like Batman: Endgame, where Alfred gets his arm chopped off, the Joker skins his own face and Batman actually dies. It’s heavy stuff, but it’s also perfect for David Fincher. As the director himself one said, “I think people are perverts.” The Joker certainly fits the bill, and so, arguably, does Batman.”

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Matt Reeves Bails On Batman

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What’s going on? Nerds everywhere are going to be in a tizzy!

“In a shocking turn of events, The Hollywood Reporter is telling us tonight that roughly a week after signing on to helm The Batman for Warner Bros., Matt Reeves has now departed the project. No reason was given for his exit, but the outlet notes that talks could potentially resume once “when heads cool.” Despite that, this doesn’t sound very promising and it seems that the studio is, once again, left without a director.

Making this even more surprising is the fact that just this morning, we had heard that Reeves had potentially signed on for more than one DC Extended Universe film and was getting quite involved in things. What exactly’s going on behind the scenes is hard to say at the moment, but it all paints a pretty worrying picture for both The Batman and the studio’s cinematic universe as a whole. From what we’ve heard, Warner Bros. will still make the film no matter what, but it seems like they’ll need to find someone else to helm it, after both Affleck and now Reeves have departed the director’s chair.”
Read more on the Director soap opera here

h/t We Got This Covered

Video – Batman Vs. The Terminator

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An oldie but a goodie! “30 years have passed since Bruce Wayne survived Skynet’s nuclear blasts in August of ’97. Iron demons now roam the planet, and without the requirement to defend the innocent against crime and injustice, Wayne has sought refuge in the bomb shelter that saved his life; the Batcave.

Having scavenged the wasteland for resources, he discovers the radio of a dead soldier. There is static over a frequency. Flesh and blood is rising up to the west. With The Stinger; a riot control vehicular unit built before the apocalypse along with a refitted bomb blast vest, Batman makes his way across what remains of the United States to join forces with the man determined to neutralize the electronic menace – John Connor.” Video at the link below. Enjoy!

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