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'!
FOX's 'Gotham' has been generous enough with character photos from its forthcoming Batman prequel series in the last week, but at long last, we have our first major villain of the new Dark Knight drama. Meet Robin Taylor's Oswald Cobblepot in the latest 'Gotham' photo, long before Bruce Wayne and co. ever came to recognize him as the villainous Penguin!
Now that the cast of FOX's Batman prequel drama 'Gotham' have begun to show up on set, the network has continued issuing in-character shots to introduce its characters. The latest on deck is none other than young Bruce Wayne's trusty butler and legal guardian Alfred Pennyworth, brought to life this time around by 'Elementary' star Sean Pertwee.
Yesterday FOX's Batman-prequel series, 'Gotham,' released its first official photo in the form of Donal Logue's Harvey Bullock, though recent set photos have already shown the likes of Ben McKenzie's Jim Gordon and Robin Taylor's Oswald Cobblepot. Now, take a first look at David Mazouz's young Bruce Wayne (complete with Bat-mask!) and Camren Bicondova as a young pre-Catwoman Selina Kyle, in addition to a major scene!
Recent set photos of FOX's forthcoming Batman prequel drama, 'Gotham,' have shown off our first look at the likes of Ben McKenzie's young Jim Gordon, Donal Logue's Harvey Bullock, and even Robin Lord Taylor's sinister Oswald Cobblepot, but now FOX has given us the best look yet. Check out the first official 'Gotham' photo, featuring Donal Logue's Harvey Bullock!
Last week saw FOX's Batman prequel drama 'Gotham' essentially complete casting with the arrival of 'Touch' star David Mazouz as our young Bruce Wayne, and now we have our first look at the brooding city of the DC series namesake. Check out FOX's 'Gotham' logo, along with a lengthy brand-new synopsis that flushes out additional details of the series!