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, take your first look at the new Daredevil, learn who the 'Justice League' may be battling, and gaze upon two of The Flash's most iconic villains.
Though New York Comic Con 2014 kicked off this past Thursday, October 9, the high-profile panels and festivities bring out more intense fans, and that means more cosplayers. For those of you who can't attend the four-day-long nerd fest, check out our NYCC cosplay photo gallery and see what you've been missing.
When 'The LEGO Movie' instantly became one of the biggest critical and financial successes of 2014, the sequel announcement was inevitable. However, in a surprising turn of events, 'The LEGO Movie 2' has been delayed in favor of a spin-off staring the film's hilariously twisted take on Batman. Yes, LEGO Batman is getting his own movie.
In Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’ (which will close the New York Film Festival this weekend and, I'll add, is my favorite movie of the year), Michael Keaton plays Riggan Thomson, a veteran actor whose biggest claim to fame is that he used to be in a series of superhero movies. Now, Riggan is attempting to make his comeback by staging a Broadway play based on a Raymond Carver short story. It’s been lost on no one that Michael Keaton also used to be in a series of superhero movies and hasn’t had the most prolific output over the last 15 years – and is, now, making a comeback (of sorts) with ‘Birdman.’ For his part, Michael Keaton is distancing himself from this comparison, telling New York Magazine, “I related less to him than almost every other character I’ve played, in terms of the desperation.”
Have you ever wondered what Gotham City is really like? (For the sake of this exercise, please ignore that the city is a fictitious comic book construction.) Do the people there really care about Batman? What else does the city have to offer both residents and visitors? Is it nice? Where is it located? All these questions and more...well, might not be actually answered by this hilarious 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' sketch, but it comes pretty close.
FOX’s ‘Gotham’ detects its second installment in “The Balloonman,” as Gordon and Bullock pursue a vigilante killing corrupt city officials via weather balloon, while Oswald Cobblepot returns to the city, and word of his supposed demise puts Gordon's career at risk.
Well, we can't say we didn't see this one coming. After FOX's 'Gotham' added a young Harvey Dent to its ludicrous gallery of prequel Batman villains, we now know who will grow into a young Two-Face. 'Masters of Sex' (and 'Heroes!' Don't forget 'Heroes!') star Nicholas D'Agosto has landed the role of 'Gotham' ADA Harvey Dent, a character likely to become a major fixture on the series.
Have you ever heard of ThePianoGuys? It's a group made up of a videographer (Paul Anderson), a studio engineer/songwriter (Al Van Der Beek), a pianist (Jon Schmidt) and a cellist (Steve Sharp Nelson) who create some pretty cool music videos. And their latest is one for movie buffs: 'Batman Evolution,' a journey through some of the most recognized Batman movie and TV show soundtracks as arranged for piano and cello.
FOX’s ‘Gotham’ detects its second installment in “Selina Kyle,” as the future Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) finds herself kidnapped by a child-trafficking ring, while Oswald Cobblepot struggles to regain a foothold outside of Gotham City, and Fish Mooney faces Don Carmine Falcone.