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Get a Tour of Zack Snyder’s Batmobile

It’s a blast from the past with every cinematic Batmobile in one place. But how will the latest offering from Batman V Superman measure up?

There’s no denying that batman has something of a thing for sweet gadgets. But all the batarangs in Gotham can’t compare to the majesty that is the Batmobile. The caped crusader’s cinematic history has given us a lot of great looking bat-rides. With Batman V Superman on the horizon, it’s a good time to look back at the Batmobiles of the past and ahead to what we can expect from Zack Snyder‘s instalment. But how could we possibly do both things at once? With a video tour, duh.

The news from Screenrant.com is that Variant have released a video tour of the Universal Studios Batmobile exhibit. The 13 minute tour includes an exhibit tour guide walking us through all the on screen Batmobiles. From Tim Burton‘s goth corvette to Joel Schumacher‘s neon rocket car to Christopher Nolan‘s grumbling tumbler complete with bat-pod. All the cars have a story to tell not to mention a few amusing tidbits from their time on set.

The best part of the tour is an up close and personal look at the latest Batmobile. The new addition from Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice had its grand trailer unveiling earlier this year. The tour gives us a much more intimate idea of what we can expect from the slender tank. According to the tour guide, the design was based mostly on Burton’s Batmobile, with some of Nolan’s war-ready tumbler thrown in. The wheels are actually shaved down tractor wheels and are a whopping 50 inches thick. Also the interior is camera-ready, so what we see in Dawn of Justice will actually be the interior if the car.

This latest Batmobile is a far cry from its 1989 predecessor, but seeing them all together in one place proves that they are all still undeniably awesome.

In case video tours aren’t your thing, why not go and see them for yourself? The new Batmobile is on display until January 2016. Alternatively, you can always watch Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice when it comes out at the end of the year.

Watch this space for all the latest Batman V Superman movie news.

“Batman v Superman” Will Get the Kryptonite Treatment!

If there’s a binary of the Incredible Hulk in the DC Universe, it is without a doubt the badass element kryptonite. Why? Because it’s green, it doesn’t say much and it makes some of the strongest heroes look like jittery wimps of the highest calibre. What? Solomon Grundy? No, shut up, it’s kryptonite. Anyway, when will we get a chance to see the DC Hulk in action? A lot sooner than you think, if the reporters that be are to be believed. Continue reading “Batman v Superman” Will Get the Kryptonite Treatment!

Michael Keaton to Star and Produce in Comic Adap “Imagine Agents”

Given Michael Keaton‘s swan song to his Batman-ish movie past with his performance in last year’s Birdman, it would be a little odd to discover that the former comic book hero has another comic adaptation in the works right? Well, get ready to feel all kinds of odd, because Keaton’s got another one in the works.

Slashfilm is reporting that Keaton is on board  to produce and star in the big screen adaptation of Imagine Agents, a comic book written by Brian Joines and drawn by artist Bachan. What’s Imagine Agents you ask? It follows an agency that polices and surveys children’s imaginary friends, keeping them in check when necessary.  If you imagine that Men in Black merged with Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends in an amusing amorphous mass, you’d be more or less there. Here’s a description of Imagine Agents from the creators of the series:

“Ever try to wrangle an illiterate, 30-foot tall rock monster away from his 5-year-old best friend? Or calm down a 400 pound muscle-man rag-doll during her daily temper-tantrum? For Dave and Terry, it’s all in a day’s work. As agents for I.M.A.G.I.N.E., they are responsible for keeping your imaginary friends in-line… Little do they know that six-year-old Elliot and his best bear-friend, Furdlgurr, are about to be entangled in a plan to change everything!”

This looks to be a far cry from Keaton’s rubber suit. The actor will be starring as a veteran agent who takes a young recruit under his wing. Michael Sugar from Anonymous Content and Boom! Studios’ Ross Richie are on board to produce, while Stephen Christy and Eli Selden have been brought on as exec producers.

There’s no word as yet on who will be starring opposite Keaton as his eager recruit, but this could be an ideal environment for some new blood, especially with Keaton to carry the star weight.

We all know that non-denominational comic books (not Marvel or DC) don’t have a strong  predictability of success, falling  anywhere between Kick-Ass and RIPD. Hopefully Imagine Agents will fall in the former camp.

 

First Chilling Look at Jared Leto’s Joker For “Suicide Squad”

Put down everything you’re doing, you’re not gonna wanna miss this one. There’s been a whole lot of back and forth recently about the nature of Jared Leto and what his decision of ultimate villain The Joker will be like in the upcoming DC universe building block Suicide Squad. As much as David Ayer‘s superhero flick is more than capable of keeping interest afloat until it’s release, a solid percentage of discussion has been focused on Jared Leto. Well, all that speculation can end, since director Ayer has been enough to provide us with a straight up, no nonsense still of Leto in full Joker attire. Or no attire, as the case may be.

Screenrant and everyone else on the planet has reported today that the image was made available via Ayer’s Twitter account, stating that it was in honour of Mr J’s anniversary. The result is by no means understated. Have a look at the shot below:

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In case your computer won’t let you see it, we’ve got a short-haired metal-toothed shirtless tattoo-laden Joker on our hands. I won’t sugar-coat it, it’s a bold-ass move. There have been comments that the tattoos are a little tongue in cheek, using grins and hahas all over the place, not to mention a J on the cheek and “damaged” scrawled across his forehead. As on the nose as they may be, they certainly suit the look and make a stronger case for the Prince of Crime having a long prosperous career in Gotham’s criminal underbelly. Could those metal teeth be the result of savage beatings or self mutilation. There is of course one purple glove to hark back to the Clown’s classic era three piece suit. Is this a look that exists in this universe or is it just a farewell to old ways. Oh wait, is that a latex glove?

We’ve had a few nibbles in the joker pond leading up to this. After the cast photo for Suicide Squad was released sans Jared Leto, we got a greenhaired shot with a camera in homage to Alan Moore‘s joker tale Killing Joke (this latest picture pose certainly makes winks know that direction), as well as a shot with crude lipstick. But there isn’t a trace of red lips in this final version, making for a grittier, balls to the wall Joker. And after seeing Ben Affleck‘s tale on Batman in the Batman v Superman trailer, it certainly looks as though the two could have some perfectly wonderful adventures together.

This is of course the only shot of a cast member in full costume we’ve seen so far. Are the other criminals going to be more modestly dressed since they’ll be carrying out covert government work? Or will Margot Robbie be sporting a similar mad look as Harley Quinn? We can’t be sure yet, but it’s sage to say that Jared Leto will be bringing plenty of madness to the table. But will the Squad be able to keep up?

We’ve got a long way to go before the Suicide Squad is unleashed on cinemas, and a lot of reveals between here and there. Let’s just hope DC hasn’t blown their load too soon.

“Dawn of Justice” Teaser to Premiere with “Mad Max: Fury Road”

If for any bizarre, inconceivable reason you were planning on missing out on the long Mad Max: Fury Road, you may want to rethink your plans. There are reports coming our that the post apocalyptic vehicle vehicle will play host to a teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice! On a totally unrelated note, it looks as though movie title colons are popular again! Long live the subtitle.

Anyway getting back to the real news, Screenrant is reporting that a teaser trailer for the DC Universe first course is on its way. This follows on from news coming out of Collider that multiple WB insiders were confirming that Dawn of Justice will be the official tease of Mad Max. I wouldn’t blame you for shrugging off this news. There have been Dawn of Justice teaser promises before, with claims that we’d get a taste before The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and Jupiter Ascending.

However, the timing for Mad Max makes a whole lot more sense than the other two. By waiting for the Mad Max release, WB will steer clear of the Avengers: Age of Ultron première. This makes sense for two reasons: one, they can avoid their hype being smothered by Marvel madness, and two, they can keep their trailer out of the airspace of The Force Awakens, which has a new trailer attached to Age of Ultron. Now noone’s suggesting that Dawn of Justice won’t be a hot topic whenever the trailer is released, but why run the risk of competition when you don’t have to?

Even though it’s only going to be teaser length, the Dawn of Justice of bound to answer a lot of questions that have been bouncing around the last year or so. Granted we won’t be seeing much plotiness this time around (it’s a word) but purely from a stylistic and atmospheric standpoint we should get a solid idea of what we can expect from the film.

Mad Max: Fury Road will be released this May, while Dawn of Justice will be in theatres March 25th 2016.