ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, an iconic take on Batman returns, 'Sinister Six' really starts to come together, and 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' brings back some big names.
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Remember that scene in ‘Batman Returns’ when The Penguin (Danny DeVito) is eating fish, resulting in a fish blood and innards smeared across his face? Was your first thought after watching this scene, “I’m hungry”? Or, more specifically, “I wish I could eat a cereal that is somehow related to this scene.” If so -- and it happened to be 1992 – you were in luck because ‘Batman Returns’ cereal exists.
This isn't entirely surprising given that early insight into FOX's 'Gotham' suggested the Batman prequel drama would also feature a teenage Catwoman and a young Riddler, and now its question-marked baddie has a name. 'Oliver Kitteridge' star Cory Michael Smith will appear in the 'Gotham' pilot as forensic scientist Edward Nygma, but how long will we have to wait before he riddles us this and that?
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' officially reaches the "overwhelming" stage of its hype machine, 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' casts a bunch of new characters, and FOX unveils our first look at Jim Gordon in 'Gotham.'
'Arrow' fans were thrown a 'Dark Knight' curve ball when famed Batman villain Harley Quinn made a brief appearance (well, at least her voice did) in the "Suicide Squad" episode, which saw folks like Bronze Tiger and Deadshot teaming up at the government's behest. However, thanks to Mr. Deadshot himself, we have our first real look at Harley Quinn, as portrayed by actress Cassidy Alexa -- and we're not just talking about a brief glimpse at her back and nails, either.
75 years ago today, Batman made his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 and popular culture was never the same. Few characters carry the cultural weight of Gotham City's masked protector and after three quarters of a century, he's still as popular as ever. Trends rise and trends die. Stories become popular and stories vanish over the years. But Batman? Batman is immortal. Happy birthday, Batman.
Lorenzo Semple Jr., the screenwriter best known for creating the hilariously campy 'Batman' TV series from the 1960s, has passed away at the age of 91.
Few characters have the pop culture clout of Batman, who has spent the better part of a century dominating comic books, the better part of a generation dominating movies, and the better part of a decade dominating video games. To geeks and businessmen alike, he's kind of a big, huge, massive deal. Now, Warner Bros. and DC Comics plan to celebrate the 75th anniversary of their biggest cash cow with a year-long celebration, announcing all kinds of special events and releases to commemorate the creation of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego.
It's pretty safe to say that FOX's forthcoming Batman prequel series, 'Gotham,' has let out a bit of the air behind its biggest character reveals, even if the latest might be our most important yet. Meet 'The O.C.' and 'Southland' star Ben McKenzie as young Detective James Gordon in the first official shot of the character from FOX's 'Gotham'!