Monday, February 28, 2011

New Young Justice Episode this Friday: "Downtime"


After a break last week, there will be a new Young Justice episode airing on Cartoon Network this Friday, March 4, 2011!  The episode is titled "Downtime".

After a disastrous mission with the team, Aqualad returns to Atlantis to choose between a life on the surface world or one beneath the waves with the Aquagirl of his dreams. But other forces at play may make Aqualad's decision for him.

Retro Batman Returns Kenner Toy Commercials!

Hey Bat-Fans!  

We thought that we'd start uploading tons of old bat-videos from my personal archives.  I have lots of old commercials and oddities, so lets get started!  




Watch the Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Trailer in HD

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Our Kids Coloring Pages section is live!

The coloring pages area in our Batman Kids Zone is now live!  Go check it out.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Win a copy of All-Star Superman on DVD!

We have a few copies of this one to give to some lucky fans!  How do you enter?  Well its easy!  You just need to email your entry to us at legionsofgotham.org @ gmail.com and you're entered to win!  You can get an extra entry by following us on facebook!

Also, go follow Toy Legion on facebook for an EXTRA chance to win!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Batman 3-Pack Fun coming to DVD 3/29/11


The Batman 3-Pack Fun coming to DVD 3/29/11

Synopsis: Batman Brave and the Bold V1: Batman isn't going at it alone this time! From Warner Bros. Animation comes the latest interpretation of the classic Batman franchise. Our caped crusader is teamed up with heroes from across the DC Universe, delivering nonstop action and adventure with a touch of comic relief. Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman and countless others will get a chance to uphold justice alongside Batman. Though still based in Gotham, Batman will frequently find himself outside city limits, facing situations that are both unfamiliar and exhilarating. With formidable foes around every corner, Batman will still rely on his stealth, resourcefulness and limitless supply of cool gadgets to bring justice home.

Batman, The: Training for Power - Season 1 Vol. 1: Three episodes from the all-new The Batman animated TV series available for the first time on DVD. Episode Synopses: 1) The Bat in the Belfry: The Batman finds himself dealing with a new breed of criminal when the Joker takes over Arkham Asylum, then plans to fly a hot air balloon filled with Joker Gas, a toxin which leaves its victims in a strange "rictus" state, and pop its contents all over Gotham! 2) Traction: The Batman faces off with masked criminal Bane, and once Bane's Chemical steroid-infusion is activated, Batman finds himself outmatched in the Brute strength department. 3) Call of the Cobblepot: Ozzy Cobblepot, aka Penquin, has delusions of rebuilding the last cobblepot fortune, via high-flying robberies employing various trained birds. Unaware of Cobblepot's criminal plans, Alfred finds himself in the run-down and decrepit Cobble pot mansion where he is ensnared by Ozzy. Now, Penguin will let his hungry birds feast upon Alfred, unless The Batman can rescue him in time.

Batman/Superman Movie, The: When the Joker elicits the help of Lex Luthor in a new fiendish scheme, only the combined superpowers of Batman and Superman can save Metropolis. Will the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader be able to foil the plot of this diabolical duo? Not if the superheroes' alter egos clash as they vie for the attention of the self-reliant Lois. Watch the action explode as Batman and Superman clash with each other and their notorious archen 

Batman: Brave and the Bold Season One, Part Two Coming to DVD!


 Batman: Brave and the Bold Season One, Part Two Coming to DVD!

Coming your way 3/15/11
Episodes:1) Mystery in Space!
2) Trials Of The Demon!
3) Night Of The Huntress!
4) Menace Of The Conqueror Caveman!
5) The Color Of Revenge!
6) Legends of the Dark Mite!
7) Hail The Tornado Tyrant!
8) Duel Of The Double Crossers!
9) The Last Bat On Earth!
10) When Omac Attacks!
11) The Fate Of Equinox!
12) Mayhem Of The Music Meister!
13) Inside the Outsiders!

Batman Forever and Batman & Robin coming to Blu-Ray!

(no cover art yet available)

They were already released as part of the Batman Anthology set on blu-ray, but now we're getting stand alone versions of Batman Forever and Batman & Robin on blu-ray.  I guess thats good, right? lol.  Here are all of the details.  They are hitting shelves on May 10th, 2011 packed with movie money, presumably for Green Lantern.

Batman Forever Blu-Ray

Synopsis: Riddle me this, riddle me that, you’ll find adventure on the wings of a bat! Brace for excitement as Val Kilmer (Batman), Tommy Lee Jones (Two-Face), Jim Carrey (the Riddler), Nicole Kidman (Dr. Chase Meridian) and Chris O’Donnell (Robin) star in the third formidable film in Warner Bros.’ Batman series. Joel Schumacher directs and Tim Burton co-produces this thrill-ride of a movie that thunders along on Batmobile, Batwing, Batboat, Batsub and bold heroics. Hang on!

Special Features:

• Commentary by Director Joel Schumacher

• Additional Scenes

• Riddle Me This: Why Is Batman Forever? – How a New Director and Cast Created a New Vision of Gotham’s Classic Good and Bad Guys

• Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Part 5: Reinventing a Hero

• Beyond Batman Documentary Gallery • Out of the Shadows: The Production Design of Batman Forever • The Many Faces of Gotham City • Knight Moves: The Stunts of Batman Forever • Imaging Forever: The Visual Effects of Batman Forever • Scoring Forever: The Music of Batman Forever

• Seal Kiss from a Rose Music Video

• The Heroes and The Villains Profile Galleries

• Theatrical Trailer


Batman & Robin Blu-Ray

Synopsis: George Clooney plays the Dark Knight, facing his deadliest threat yet: cold-hearted Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and venomous Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman). Batman has more than Gotham City to protect: the youthful eagerness of crime-fighting comrades Robin (Chris O’Donnell) and Batgirl (Alicia Silverstone) puts them frequently in harm’s way. New very special effects include a wild sky-surfing sequence and Mr. Freeze’s outrageous arsenal of ice-blasting weapons. Joel Schumacher directs.

Special Features:

• Commentary by Director Joel Schumacher

• Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Part 6: Batman Unbound

• Additional Scene: Alfred’s Lost Love

• Beyond Batman Documentary Gallery • Bigger, Bolder, Brighter: The Production Design of Batman & Robin • Maximum Overdrive: The Vehicles of Batman & Robin • Dressed to Thrill: The Costumes of Batman & Robin • Frozen Freaks and Femme Fatales: The Makeup of Batman & Robin • Freeze Frame: The Visual Effects of Batman & Robin

• 4 Music Videos: • The End Is the Beginning Is the End by the Smashing Pumpkins • Foolish Games by Jewel • Gotham City by R. Kelly • Look into My Eyes by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

• The Heroes and The Villains Profile Galleries

• Theatrical Trailer 

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker coming to Blu-Ray!

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Blu-Ray coming 4/5/11

Synopsis: The greatest villain of all comes out of the past to threaten Batman, Bruce Wayne and all of Gotham City in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, the first feature-length Batman Beyond movie.

The sleeker, deadlier and seemingly immortal Clown Prince of Crime is back with his own unique brand of havoc and mayhem. While trying to uncover the Joker's secrets, the new Batman, Terry McGinnis, discovers the greatest mystery in the life of the original Caped Crusader: What happened the night he fought the Joker for the last time. When Bruce Wayne is almost killed in one of the Joker's latest attacks, Batman vows to avenge his mentor and put the Joker to rest forever.

Get ready for heart-stomping action, awesomeadventure and amazing revelations in Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. 

Remembering Dc Comics Animation & Comic pro Dwayne McDuffie

RIP, Dwayne McDuffie (1962-2011)

Posted on Dwayne's official website:

February 22nd, 2011
"Dwayne’s family and friends would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of condolences. They are much appreciated in this difficult time."

Most recently Dwayne worked on All-Star Superman, but his long list of DC projects include Justice League, Teen Titans and being a major writer on Static Shock.

I had the opportunity to speak to Dwayne on a few occasions and I found him to be a very kind and down to earth guy.  He will be sorely missed by fans.  To him what he did was for a living, but it made our lives more enjoyable.  Thanks Dwayne.

Is this Bane's Mask from The Dark Knight Rises?!


Batman on Film has leaked this pic of a luchadore mask that is reported to be the one that Bane will wear in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises.  Batman on Film is a great site and Jett doesn't report nonsense, so there must be some level of truth to this, but god I hope he's wrong on this one.  People...Nolan...FYI, Bane is NOT a wrestler.  Note the resemblance to the Rey Mysterio Jr. mask below. lol.  

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

1966 Batman Show coming to DVD? An update from Adam West


The long-standing fan question...will the 1966 Batman TV show ever come to DVD?!  Adam West seems to think so.  TVShowsonDVD.com has their take on some new info that has come out in a recent interview with West.   No official news from WB or Fox on this topic.

Read our exclusive interview with Mr. West HERE.


“Comprehensive and engaging-just about anything and everything out there.”
--Adam West, 1966 Batman on Legions of Gotham

Saturday, February 19, 2011

2011 Tonner Dc Comics Dolls! 13" Catwoman and more!


 13” CATWOMAN™
T11DCDD01
DRESSED TONNER® CHARACTER FIGURE™
LE500
$169.99

Tonner®'s latest SELINA KYLE is taking on a whole new look. 13" CATWOMAN™ prowls they roofs of GOTHAM in a sleek zip-up bodysuit with high collar and matching belt, molded goggles, changeable black and natural hands, and faux leather boots.
Heroine Head Sculpt and 13" Fashion Body; Blue Eyes w/ Raven Hair and Pale Skintone
 TONNER RAVEN
T11DCDD03
DRESSED TONNER® CHARACTER FIGURE™
LE500
$199.99

With wry sarcasm, RAVEN fights evil in a sleek knit dress with a flowing hooded cape and long gloves. Mask, molded belt, pantyhose, and faux leather thigh-high boots also included.
ReneƩ Devereaux Head Sculpt and 16" Tyler BW Body; Blue Eyes w/ Raven Hair and Cameo Skintone

TONNER STARFIRE
T11DCDD04
DRESSED TONNER® CHARACTER FIGURE™
LE500
$159.99

As a member of THE NEW TEEN TITANS, STARFIRE wears an iridescent knit bodysuit with jeweled accents, matching knit armbands, and thigh-high faux leather boots.
Kara Deluxe Head Sculpt and 17" High-Heeled Female Athletic Body; Stylized Green Eyes and Fiery Red Hair
TONNER 13” BLACK CANARY™
T11DCDD05
DRESSED TONNER® CHARACTER FIGURE™
LE500
$149.99

Married life doesn't slow down BLACK CANARY™. The new bride wears her classic black bodysuit, fishnet stockings, faux leather jacket, fingerless gloves, choker, and lace-up thigh-high boots.
Heroine Head Sculpt and 13" Fashion Body; Green Eyes w/ Blonde Hair and Bloom Skintone

22” WONDER WOMAN™
T11DCDD02
DRESSED TONNER® CHARACTER FIGURE™
LE500
$349.99

22" WONDER WOMAN™ is Tonner®'s most resplendent incarnation to date! This amazing TCF™ comes clothed in a shimmering red and blue bodysuit with gleaming molded breastplate, faux leather belt with lasso, faux leather bracers, earrings, and matching faux leather boots. Diana's transformation is complete with her molded tiara and swirling cape. The amazing Amazon also features added articulation to her wrists.

22" American Model™ Head and Body Sculpts; Blue Inset Eyes w/ Raven Hair and Bloom Skintone


Dc Direct Batman Solicitations for October 2011


BATMAN: VAMPIRE MINI STATUE

BASED ON DESIGNS BY KELLEY JONES

SCULPTED BY WILLIAM PAQUET

Based on the undead, Elseworlds Batman from the Kelley Jones-illustrated “Vampire Trilogy” (BATMAN/DRACULA: RED RAIN, BATMAN: BLOODSTORM and BATMAN: CRIMSON MIST), this haunting statue captures the darkest knight of all bursting from his grave.

This hand-painted, cold cast porcelain mini statue measures approximately 7.25” high x 8” wide x 5” deep and is packaged in a 4-color box.

Limited Edition.

On sale October 19, 2011 * Mini Statue * $95 US


BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE: BATMAN BY CLIFF CHIANG

DESIGNED BY CLIFF CHIANG
SCULPTED BY PAUL HARDING

Batman plants his feet and stands ready to fire in any direction!

This latest statue in the popular Batman Black & White statue series was designed by Cliff Chiang with a look inspired by the Dark Knight’s appearances in FIRST WAVE.

Cold-cast in porcelain, the statue measures approximately 7.25” high x 7.5” wide x 3.5” deep, is painted in monochromatic tones, features a Bat-logo-shaped base and is packaged in a black and white box.

Limited Edition.

On sale October 5, 2011 * Statue * $80 US


AME-COMI HEROINE SERIES: ZATANNA (V.1) HALLOWEEN VARIANT PVC FIGURE

DESIGNED BY UDON STUDIOS

SUCOP SOCUH!

DC’s mystical magician celebrates her favorite holiday by donning orange and black tails and top hat and performing a show for her adoring fans. This variant version of Zatanna includes a mini bunny monster emerging from her hat!

Packaged in a 4-color window box with J-hook, this non-articulated PVC statue stands approximately 9” high and includes a display base.

On sale October 26, 2011 * Statue * $60 US

Friday, February 18, 2011

Young Justice "Denial" Episode Pics & Video!

"Denial"
Friday, February 18  at 7:00 p.m.
on Cartoon Network

Synopsis:
When the team investigates the disappearance of Kent Nelson (formerly Doctor Fate), the scientific-minded Wally West is forced to confront his disbelief in magic while battling Abra Kadabra and Klarion the Witch Boy for the ultra-powerful helmet of fate.


Image Gallery:

“Young Justice” © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. “Young Justice” and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. 
Video:


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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dark Knight iPhone and iPad App!


WARNER BROS. DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING “APP EDITIONS” OF FEATURE FILMS “THE DARK KNIGHT” AND “INCEPTION” AVAILABLE FOR iPHONE, iPOD TOUCH AND iPAD

 “APP EDITIONS” ALLOW WBDD TO OFFER FILMS IN OVER 30 INTERNATIONAL TERRITORIES, MANY FOR THE FIRST TIME, THROUGH APPLE’S APP STORE


Studio Leads the Way with Fully-Loaded, Connected Viewing Experience Offering Downloading, Streaming, Bonus Content, Music, Games, Soundboard and Seamless Social Media Integration


BURBANK, CALIF., February 16, 2011 – Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD), a market leader in video-on-demand and electronic sell-through, today announced the groundbreaking launch of the “App Editions” of feature films “Inception” and “The Dark Knight,” giving consumers around the world an entirely new way to own special edition movies with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.  The “Inception: App Edition” and “The Dark Knight: App Edition” are now available on the App Store. 

App Editions provide a fully-loaded, connected viewing experience that gives consumers the first five minutes of a feature film and a portion of bonus content that can include games, trivia, soundtracks and soundboards.  The entire feature film can be unlocked via an in-app purchase, which enables downloading and unlimited streaming, as well as access to the entire array of bonus content available within the App. 

The “Inception” and “The Dark Knight” App Editions are available in over 30 territories, including some which previously did not have access to films through iTunes including China, Brazil and the Netherlands.  They contain fully customized menus in 16 languages including Japanese, Greek and Russian and also provide consumers movie subtitles in 34 languages ranging from Arabic to Ukrainian (streamed via WiFi). While watching the film, fans can also connect with friends by sharing their favorite movie quotes through Facebook and Twitter and watch a feed of social networking chatter directly related to the movie in real-time.

“Warner Bros. is bringing more than 100 million Apple device owners a highly innovative new way to experience their favorite films,” said Thomas Gewecke, President of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. “For many, watching a movie is a social activity and App Editions are the first mobile product to deliver this capability on a global scale. They offer a fully connected experience, allowing viewers to engage with others around the world in real-time through Facebook and Twitter.  In 2011, Warner Bros. will release a full slate of App Editions including new release and catalog films.”

“Inception: App Edition”
Nominated for eight Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “Inception” stars Leonardo DiCapiro as “Dom Cobb,” who’s a skilled thief in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, “Inception” stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Dileep Rao, and Michael Caine.  Nolan also produced the film with Emma Thomas.

“Inception: App Edition” will not only allow fans to download or stream the blockbuster film, they can also enjoy exclusive bonus materials including three never-before-released tracks from the Academy Award® nominated score composed by Hans Zimmer that can be streamed via Airplay.  The App also includes concept art, productions stills, movie poster artwork, bonus video showing a behind-the-scenes look at how Christopher Nolan’s unique vision was brought to life, and copies of “The PASIV Device Instruction Manual” and “The Cobol Job” comic. 
The “Inception: App Edition” is available for free through the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.  The entire feature film and bonus materials can be purchased through an In-App Purchase at an introductory price of $11.99 (US).   


“The Dark Knight: App Edition”
The follow-up to “Batman Begins,” Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight” reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of “Batman/Bruce Wayne” in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.

The film also stars Michael Caine as “Alfred”; Heath Ledger as “The Joker”; Gary Oldman as “Jim Gordon”; Aaron Eckhart as “Harvey Dent”; Maggie Gyllenhaal as “Rachel Dawes”; and Morgan Freeman as “Lucius Fox.”  Nolan directed the film from a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.  The producers are Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan.

“The Dark Knight: App Edition,” protected by Widevine, allows consumers to download a permanent copy of the film to their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, or stream it through the App.  They can watch over three hours of bonus clips; explore a rich gallery of photos and trailers; test their film knowledge with interactive video trivia; listen to memorable one-liners and export them as ringtones; post Twitter and Facebook updates; and monitor relevant movie buzz in real time.


“The Dark Knight: App Edition” is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or at www.itunes.com/appstore.  The entire feature film and bonus materials can be purchased for $9.99 (US) through an In-App Purchase.

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About Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD) oversees the electronic distribution of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group’s content through Video-On-Demand, Pay-Per-View, Electronic Sell-Through and Subscription Video-On-Demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels.   WBDD also distributes content through third party digital retailers and licensees.  A worldwide industry leader since its inception, WBDD also manages the Studio’s E-commerce sites that include WBShop.com and WarnerArchive.com.  Twitter: @WBDigitalDist

New Entertainment Weekly: Superman & Dark Knight Rises!


MEET THE NEW SUPERMAN

 THIS WEEK’S ISSUE HAS THE EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT HENRY CAVILL
AS THE NEW MAN OF STEEL, PLUS THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUPERHEROES

NEW YORK – Henry Cavill is Hollywood’s newest superhero thanks in part to an all-star team of filmmakers (including Christopher Nolan and Zack Synder) that are set to relaunch the truest and bluest of all superheroes: Superman. This week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly brings an exclusive look at the British man in tights, whose career may break the speed of sound.

To become Hollywood’s new Man of Steel, Henry Cavill had to pass the Laugh Test. To wit: Could he wear the Superman suit without anyone giggling? And not just any Superman suit. To shoot his screen test last month, the 27-year-old British actor donned a replica of the costume Christopher Reeve wore in director Richard Donner’s classic 1978 film. By today’s standards, those sky blue spandex threads with the iconic S shield on the chest look dated—and hence an effective yardstick for the team now charged with making Superman fly for 21st-century moviegoers. “If you can put on that suit and pull it off,” says director Zack Snyder, “that’s an awesome achievement.”

As an assistant helped him into the suit, Cavill was feeling less than super. He certainly has the face for Superman—solid chin, defined cheekbones, piercing eyes, dark hair. He’s also 6' 1" and radiates intelligence, maturity, and all around good-guyness, though he’s too humble to say so himself. But Cavill worried that the rest of him wasn’t up to snuff. He had recently lost the muscle tone he gained to play a loincloth warrior in the mythic fantasy Immortals, due this November. “All I could think was, Oh, God, they’re going to look at me and go, ‘He’s not Superman. Not a chance,’ ” recalls Cavill, best known for playing Henry VIII’s buddy Charles Brandon on Showtime’s The Tudors. “The actor inside me was going, ‘You’re not ready! You’re not ready!’ ” Snyder saw something different. “He walked out and no one laughed,” says the director, a geek pop idol for his work on Dawn of the Dead, 300, and Watchmen. “Other actors put that suit on and it’s a joke, even if they’re great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go, ‘Wow. Okay, this is Superman.’ ”

And with that, Superman’s Hollywood relaunch is up, up, and almost away; shooting on the as-yet-untitled Warner Bros. film begins this summer under Snyder, producer Christopher Nolan (whose two Batman flicks have grossed nearly $1.4 billion at the box office worldwide), and screenwriter David S. Goyer, who also wrote Batman Begins, three Blade films, and Dark City. The result of their collaboration, due late next year, will be a must-see event, one the studio hopes will leave audiences in a must-see-more mood.
A NEW GENERATION SUITS UP!

The next two years will see a crush of movie superheroes, both familiar characters and newcomers to the multiplex. Here’s a look at the coming wave of hero mania.

GREEN LANTERN

Ryan Reynolds stars as jet test-pilot Hal Jordan, who’s recruited into an intergalactic police force with Earth as his beat. The draw for the audience may be that, like filmgoers, Jordan doesn’t entirely comprehend his mission. The 34-year-old star says it helps that DC’s Green Lantern isn’t as widely known outside Comic-Con circles. “I liked that it wasn’t in my vocabulary. It meant there was a process of discovery,” says Reynolds. “He’s not in the mainstream the way Superman or Spider-Man is.” The movie also tackles its otherworldly extravagance with a sense of humor. Reynolds, a veteran of comedies like Van Wilder and The Proposal, says he used to think of himself as a strictly comic actor, not a hero: “I looked like Dick Van Dyke, so I thought I was going that route”

SPIDER-MAN

The new Spider-Man will test the limits of comic-book do-overs. (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb and a new actor to wear the red-and-blue Spidey suit: The Social Network’s Andrew Garfield, 27. Exec producer Avi Arad says the film won’t erase what came before but will try to weave a narrative that could take place within the framework of the earlier films. “It’s not a comeback,” he says. “You have to look at it this way: Do you want to know more about Spider-Man? This movie is going to tell stories that you didn’t see in movies 1, 2, and 3.”

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Fans have relentlessly tried to guess which direction Christopher Nolan intends to take Christian Bale’s Dark Knight in the director’s final Batman film, but the filmmaker has offered scant hints. Nolan has confirmed he won’t add the Riddler or bring back the Joker, out of respect for the late Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning work in The Dark Knight. But in recent weeks, he has cast Inception costar Tom Hardy as Bane, a chemically enhanced strongman who broke Batman’s back in the 1993 comics, and Inception alumni Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon- Levitt are in talks for unspecified roles. Anne Hathaway is also on board as Selina Kyle, though Nolan’s casting announcement made no mention of Kyle’s alter ego, Catwoman. With all the cryptic clues, Nolan has already achieved the goal of every superhero film: keeping an audience in a state of perpetual suspense. And he hasn’t shot a single frame of film.

Other exclusive sneak peeks include Thor, X-Men First Class, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, and The Wolverwine,

(Cover Story Package, Page 54)

Link to full story on EW.com: http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/02/17/superman-henry-cavill-interview-ew-cover/

Monday, February 14, 2011

Toy Fair 2011: The Batman Legacy Toyline Revealed!


Its the first time Batman has gotten attention from Mattel in awhile.  Looks like mostly re-decos of existing sculpts.  This line is ok, but I'm far more interested in getting that Batman from the Young Justice line personally.  What do you all think?

Pics courtesy of www.toynewsi.com

 

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