So sayeth Burt Ward, Robin the Boy Wonder on the 1960s Batman television show and film, at a recent convention appearance (via Ain’t It Cool), revealing that to celebrate the iconic camp classic series’ 50th anniversary, he and his co-star, Adam West, will provide their voices for a new animated movie done in the style of their old show. And to Burt Ward I sayeth: I can look forward to it, and I do look forward to it. Because that sounds fantastic.
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With the inclusion of Joker, Harley Quinn and Deadshot, along with rumors of Batman’s involvement in Suicide Squad, it stands to reason that we might see a certain criminal facility pop up in David Ayer’s upcoming film. The director has validated those suspicions, teasing a trip to Arkham Asylum, where we’ll likely see Batman’s foes incarcerated.
It’s a common complaint about modern movies: “They only made this to sell toys.” And sometimes, that’s actually true. But there was a time, not that long ago, when that concept didn’t even exist, and toys based on movies were barely an idea, much less a guarantee. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane (and by memory lane, I mean YouTube) and watch movie toys (and movie marketing) evolve through 40 years of vintage movie toy commercials, from Planet of the Apes to The Avengers.
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We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about David Ayer’s Suicide Squad over the last week or so, specifically pertaining to the Joker, which will reportedly be based on Frank Miller’s version of the iconic villain in The Dark Knight Returns. The last report only hinted at how Ben Affleck’s Batman might appear in the film, and today’s rumor expands on that a bit, shedding more light on the caped crusader’s role and how he’s viewed in this particular section of the DCU.
Just as FOX’s Gotham begins to lose a major character with no place in DC comics (or really even the show anymore), a Fox-y new player steps in. Homeland and 12 Years a Slave star Chris Chalk will appear in an upcoming episode as Wayne Enterprises tech genius Lucius Fox, a character who, gosh, might actually seem relevant to the story of a young Bruce Wayne.
Whatever you make of FOX Bat-prequel Gotham, few would argue that series star Jada Pinkett Smith commits to her role as original gangster Fish Mooney. That commitment may have run out, however, as Smith doesn’t think she’ll return for Season 2 this fall.
Arrow Season 3 has taken some unexpected swerves with its introduction of Batman baddie Ra’s al Ghul as a major villain, but could Season 4 be headed for an even bigger Bat-connection? A new report claims a mysterious “Damian” will tangle with Oliver Queen in Season 4, one who might just prove familiar to DC Comics fans…
FOX’s Gotham detects its 18th installment in “Everyone Has a Cobblepot,” as Gordon re-teams with Harvey Dent (Nicholas D'Agosto) to investigate police corruption, while Fish Mooney locks wits with the deadly Dr. Dulmacher (Colm Feore), and Bruce deals with the aftermath of Alfred's shooting.
Everybody hold on to your pants because Batman: Arkham Knight has been rated "M for Mature" and we're freaking out.