Archive Page 2085
May 25, 2021
Batman made him a star, though he was already a star
What's the one story that can never go away for internet news sites starved for both Batman news and Hollywood celebrity news? "George Clooney Recalls How Batman And Robin's Flop Indirectly Led To Him Becoming A Movie Star" – Story at Cinemablend
Ned Beatty has passed
"With Superman, Ned Beatty delivered superhero movies’ best lackey" – MSN News
Joker II apparently underway
With Todd Phillips more involved than on the first one - story at Koimoi
Libraries, the pandemic, and Graphic Novel demand
Story at Publisher Weekly
Substack hiring comic book writers
Story at MSN News
Kevin Feige appears in Marvel comic
What if they decide to kill him off? – Story at Game Spot
Its time to kill a character again
Nothing makes it easier to write a character like just eliminating the character.
Marvel confirms it will kill off major Avengers member in new series. Marvel Comics is about to break a lot of hearts by killing off one of its Avengers...
Story at Digitalspy
From out of the Bat-Past
Underscoring how lacking in "big name" material is current entertainment news (by dint of the pandemic) is seeing so much new news generated off of old movies.
Composer Danny Elfman baffled flight staff on airplane by composing Batman theme in airplane bathroom – MSN Insider
Nightwing appears in Batwoman TV Show final
Story and image at Comicbookmovie
We've caught sight of him in set photos, but The CW has finally shared a first official look at Camrus Johnson suited up as Batwing in the season two finale of Batwoman. Luke Fox will be featured in the series as the "crime-fighting counterpart" of Javicia Leslie's Caped Crusader, but before he can fully embrace his newfound role as a Gotham City vigilante, the hero "must first overcome his own personal demons."
The writing on Batwoman has been too circular, repeating itself and not repeating the good parts, either. The average scripting on the show isn't able to match the average scripting on a comic book, and you'd think it would be the opposite considering the production budget differences. Watching the show is to see missed opportunities, one after another.
More coverage of Nightwing and the Batwoman show at Cinemablend
Related from a month ago: Batwoman hits all time low ratings – We Got This Covered
Christina Ricci is joining director Lana Wachowski’s fourth Matrix film. According to Collider, Matrix 4 remains untitled, and details of the plot and Ricci’s character remain under wraps. The film is already stacked with stars including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka Chopra, and Neil Patrick Harris, with Keanu Reeves, Carrie Ann-Moss, Jada Pinkett-Smith reprising their roles. This isn’t the first time Ricci has worked with the directing duo before. The actresses starred in Lily and Lana Wachowski’s live-action adaptation of the Japanese animated series Speed Racer. Despite the film being a box office failure, it has now become somewhat of a cult classic.
The Speed Racer live-action film was pretty good and had a lot of unique qualities. The story was bruised and shoved around by the dominance of the special effects featuring the Mach V cruising around like it owned the movie (kind of the same dynamic in the original cartoon series, though probably balanced better).
Aquaman 2 director says the sequel won't be a "day and date" release
Also, gill-boy production begins in July, and the release is scheduled to go up against James Cameron's Avatar sequel in Dec of next year.
Story at comicbook
Life sized Joker doll? – Bat-News
Spawn Universe sales set record
Story at Hollywood Reporter
More about the sales on Spawn Universe #1 at comicbook
How comic book shop connects creators and fans – WSAV
“I’ve always drawn and I have a background in fine art and painting but I’ve always just loved comics,” Comic book illustrator, Victor Alpi said. Comic books are Alpi’s passion. ... “It’s a lot of hard work. You basically just have to make pages. I’ve decided I’m going to make a terrible book instead of like the perfect book which is what I’ve been wanting to make,” Alpi said. He’s getting the chance to do this project through the Comic Artist-in-Residence Program at Neighborhood Comics in Savannah.
Original page June 24, 2021