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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.

Alice Drops in for Through the Looking Glass Teaser

The sequel to Tim Burton’s Wonder-ful reboot gets its first teaser. What’s in store for Alice this time around?

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Disney Plans a “Mary Poppins” Sequel

Everyone’s favourite nanny (probably) is set to return and reunite with the Banks family in a new Poppins feature.

It’s been clear for a while that Disney is taking a break from animation to expand its love action catalogue. How are they expanding it? By rebooting their animated classics of course. Cinderella has already made mild but consistent waves, while Tim Burton lumbers up for his take on the story of Dumbo. The Disney Expo also saw a sneak peak of the upcoming Pete’s Dragon remake. So what’s left? How about Mary Poppins?

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Longtime David Cronenberg collaborator turns “Foxed” short into feature

There’s no doubt that a life-long career with a director and creator like David Cronenberg, who recently discussed with THR what it was like to be the King of Venereal Horror, would give a uniquely gifted take on filmmaking…you know, once you got past all the body-horror and stuff.

Well it looks like one of Cronen-birds is leaving the nest with news from THR that long-time collaborator Martin Katz will be taking the animated short Foxed and turning it into a feature film.

The material comes from Canadian James Stewart, a go-to-guy when it comes to animation, and whose credits include another animated short called Béatrice Coron’s Daily Battles, released last year. his latest short film concerns a young girl named Emily who wants to reclaim her town after it has been taken over by foxes. Emily and her friends have been imprisoned in the Blue Goo Mines, so this all sounds deeply appealing to anyone in the Cronenberg camp, especially a collaborator. The animation has even been compared by Katz to the animated work of Tim Burton including A Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride.

James Stewart and Emily of "Foxed"...not creepy at all
James Stewart and Emily of “Foxed”…not creepy at all

Stewart’s stereoscopic 3D short film will be developed by Katz into a stop-motion animated feature, which is an intriguing choice of animation, and will be produced by Prospero Pictures and Geneva Film Co. If Prospero sounds familiar it may be because it was the company that has produced many of Cronenberg’s movies including  Maps to the Stars, Cosmopolis and A Dangerous Method.

Stewart has considerable experience with animated features and is also currently working on the feature-length script for Foxed, with a release planned for 2017.

Will Foxed be creepy enough for you?