Posts Tagged ‘ Batman ’

The German Justice League Posters.


It’s been a very Justice League-heavy week and don’t expect the marketing train to slow down anytime soon as we approach November and race closer and closer to the arrival of the biggest DC film to date.  Earlier, Germany’s Blu-ray Magazine has released five brand new collectible covers featuring arguably our best look at five out of the six core League members: Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).  Check the method below.

You Thought The Batmobile Was Dope?


With the release of Justice League in just a month’s time, the movie’s marketing is about to come into full effect. This featurette reveals the decisions Zack Snyder and his team took in selecting cars that reflect the characters of Diana Prince and Bruce Wayne.  Diana will drive an E- Class Cabriolet while Bruce will get behind the wheel of the Vision Gran Turismo – a concept car created specifically for the Gran Turismo video game. Some footage of the cast on set can also be seen.  Check the method below.

Batman v. Superman Took Some Serious Work.


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Say what you will about Batman v Superman (and let’s face it, there’s a lot that can be said), but the visuals were amazing. Some were better than others obviously because Doomsday certainly didn’t look that great, but this new VFX reel from Scanline VFX puts the spotlight on how they enhanced this world and created many of the locations most of us probably just assumed were actual places and sets.  The visuals in Snyder’s movies are always pretty distinctive, but this video really emphasises just how different he made our world look to help create the DC Films Universe. Of course, the huge amount of special effects shots no doubt played a big role in why Batman v Superman’s budget was so massive, something which has resulted in its impressive box office haul being considered “disappointing.”  Anyway, watch the VFX reel below and then let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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The Saturday Evening Post Honoring Super Heroes?


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Granada, Spain-based artist Ruiz Burgos (a.k.a. “OnlyMilo“) has created an amazing series of illustrations featuring DC Comics heroes and villains in the style of Norman Rockwell‘s iconic covers from The Saturday Evening Post. Burgos’ design process for each piece can be viewed on his art blog.

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Batman v Superman May Not Have Been The Movie We Needed, But It Had The Soundtrack We Deserved.


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Composer Tom Holkenborg (better known as Junkie XL) teamed up with the legendary Hans Zimmer to create the score on the extremely controversial ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, and it was a work of art.  Regardless of what the (very divided) public thinks of the film, its soundtrack is something to be held in high regard.  From the guitar shredding theme of Wonder Woman, to deep piano and horns of Lex Luthor’s theme, this film shines from a sonic standpoint.  Superman’s theme from the ‘Man Of Steel’ film makes a resurgence, and Ben Afflecks’ Batman receives a new and ominous sound.  Check out the entire, official soundtrack below.

 

Take A New Look At The Suicide Squad.


 

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DC’s Suicide Squad has been a primary source of interest since 2015’s Comic-Con reveal.  A few days after the release of their character posters for the film, DC and the powers that be have revealed a new trailer, showing off tons of new footage, and a bit more of the story.  Lets start with the negative (simply because there isn’t much of it.)  The CG doesn’t seem complete, and could be better in certain shots, specifically in regards to El Diablo.  Thats really about it.  You get more well rounded view of all the characters, and their individual roles with the exception of the Joker.  It appears as if Joker isn’t the only advisory if he’s an advisory at all, and he gets a bit more screen time than the previous footage.  Both “Mr. J” and Harley Quinn steal the show, with Joker doing his famous laugh while laying amongst a kaleidoscope of knives, and Harley giving an amazing line about the voices in her head.  Check the trailer below.

 

Batman vs. The Ninja Turtles?


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As a child growing up in the 90’s one of my favorite cartoons/franchises/collection action figures sets/anything in the world was the ninja turtles.  Those toys and cartoons dominated the landscape in the way Jordan’s dominate urban footwear, and the Turtles still have massive nostalgic value to this day.  On the other hand, since the 90’s and the original Michael Keaton Batman film and all the subsequent films, books, and events, people all over the world have grown to become fans of the Dark Knight in droves.  Because the Turtles are technically a Mirage property, and Batman stays squarely in the clutches of DC, this crossover is one people many people never saw coming (much like the protagonists in its’ pages).  Check the synopsis below, and look out for the books in stores and online as soon as December 9th.

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DC Comics and IDW team up for the crossover you never saw coming as two of the greatest entertainment icons meet for the first time. In Gotham City, a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he’s up against a group of highly trained ninjas known as the Foot Clan. Somehow, they’ve crossed over to another dimension and are determined to take advantage of the situation while looking to get back home. But they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are hot on their trail. Get ready for excitement as heroes and villains from both worlds clash and team up in an epic battle that threatens the very fabric of reality.

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Superman Rips Off Batman’s Mask??? Batman v Superman Clip.


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With the brand new trailer officially set to be released during Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, Warner Bros. has unleashed a brand new sneak peek from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice featuring the Man of Steel tearing off the Caped Crusader’s mask to reveal his identity… Oh snap son.

Flemish Superheroes


Artist and Costume designer Jackie Tadeoni takes a new spin on superheroes costumes in Flemish style.

What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century?
And what if the Hulk was a Duke?
How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White?

The collection demonstrates the use of 17 century techniques counterpointing light and shadow to illustrate nobility and fragility of the super powerful of all times. It also invites you to celebrate the heroes of your childhood. These characters have become icons to reveal their humanity: tired of having to save the world without respite, promised to a destiny of endless immortality, forever trapped in their character.
The superheroes often live their lives cloaked in anonymity. These portraits give them a chance to « fix » their narcissism denied. By the temporal disturbance they produce, these images allow us to discover, under the patina of time, an unexpected melancholy of those who are to be invincible.

As science fiction meets history of art, time meets an inexhaustible desire for mythology which is within each of us.

Batman v Superman v Justice v Suicide Squad v Joker.


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San Diego Comic Con is in full effect, and some folks though that with Marvel’s absence, there wouldn’t be that much to cheer for.  Wrong.  The 3 minute and 40 second full length trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tore the roof off the convention center in San Diego.  I myself was furiously texting my homegirl Vicki, and screaming at the to of my lungs at my television, when I got a fresh look at the movie.  The 9/11 style opening shows Bruce Wayne’s relation to events of ‘Man of Steel’, and you see his true nature as people flee from danger, and he runs directly into it.  A dead Robin suit, the hint of Doomsday, Superman tearing to doors off of the Batmobile, and the Dark Knight using the man of steel as a skateboard, are all in the extended trailer.  Words can’t describe the excitement, check the method below.

 

The Batman/Superman news isn’t the only thing that DC and Warners had up their sleeve.  The ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer was also put online, in a much more glorious fashion.  In traditional Comic Con fashion, there is a grainy cell phone video, of the trailer, and many a person whooping when the new Joker shows up.

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From the logo, to Joker being the antagonist to the character designs, to Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis) explaining how Superman brought out more individuals with “abilities”… this movie seems a bit more solid than people have given it credit for in the past.  Check the method.

Check Out Six Flags New Roller Coaster Line Up.


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This morning, Six Flags has announced plans for two new DC Comics-themed attractions to debut at some of their parks including a new version of Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Justice League: Battle for Metropolis at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis. Both attractions are set to debut in 2015 at their respective parks.

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The construction of Batman: The Ride features:

  • The world’s first, one-of-a-kind onboard magnetic technology featuring six smooth head-over-heels free-fly flips providing guests the feeling of weightlessness as they soar outside the confines of a traditional track;
  • A 4D wing coaster that seats up to eight and has riders “face their fears” by allowing them to physically face each other as they tumble head-over-heels;
  • A 120-foot tall hill that is ascended by an elevator-style lift straight up;
  • Two beyond 90-degree raven drops giving the sensation of free-falling;
  • Five vehicles with eight passengers each;
  • A Bruce Wayne/Batman theme throughout the queue line featuring the Batmobile and Bat-Signal.

 

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The ‘Justice League: Battle for Metropolis’ will feature:

  • An interactive queue line and loading area where guests will receive instructions, 3D glasses and a stun gun to stop the bad guys.
  • A storyline that unfolds with Lex Luthor and The Joker hacking into BATMAN’s computer system and uncovering vital information that exposes vulnerability in the JUSTICE LEAGUE’s defenses. Riders will fight alongside SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and GREEN LANTERN to save the world from being infected with The Joker’s special laughing gas.
  • A nexus of new technologies to put guests right in the center of this interactive battle.
  • Lifelike animatronic super heroes designed by Sally Manufacturing, the industry leader in dark rides.
  • 3D graphics and film produced by Pure Imagination, the gurus of Computer Generated Imagery.
  • Robust gaming elements by Alterface, renowned for their work in site-based interactive game play.
  • First-of-its-kind, fully programmable, multi-DOF (degree-of-freedom) vehicles that will transport guests through all the exciting twists and turns designed by Oceaneering.

Low Poly Movie Icons.


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Jaipur, Indian artist Rahul Parihar so created an incredibly striking series of digital low-poly statues of actors as pop culture icons.  This Jaipur genius does his base meshes, sculpted in Sculptris and rendered in Blender.  Check the method.

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Super Hero Hipster Families?


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Phillip Sevy, illustrator extraordinaire has created a new spin on super hero universes.  There have been different iterations of heroes and villians, with Marvel’s Zombie collection, or alternate universes in DC comics, but Sevy has put a simpler spin on things… Hipsters.  See the worlds of Batman, Spiderman, and the X-Men re-imagined through the lenses of a hipsters horn-rimmed glasses.  Looks to us like they’re all just chilling in San Francisco.

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The New Batmobile Is Here. (Full Reveal)


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43 Cartoon Theme Songs Mashed Up In 5 Minutes.


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Ensemble ACJW took on an ambition challenge recently.  To play 43 different cartoon themes, live, and in 5 minutes was the name of the game, and they nailed it.  See if you can challenge yourself to name every theme they lay down, (they even give a few hints).  

 

Marvel & D.C… Not So Different After All?


 

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Marvel and DC have had some similar characters cross the pages of their legendary comics, but some of those similarities were never apparent until we saw Darren Rawlings collections of Marvel, and DC characters “hanging out”.  Check the method.  The similarities are uncanny.

 

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Batman: Arkham Knight | Reveal Game Trailer


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Batman: Arkham Knight is the next entry in the Arkham series and marks the return of original developer Rocksteady to the franchise, after spending three years working on the new title. As opposed to quite a few 2014 titles, Arkham Knight isn’t a cross-gen game, as it will only appear on the PS4 and Xbox One, not on the PS3 or Xbox 360 consoles. This is largely because Rocksteady considered that a cross-gen game would mean making sacrifices for the PS4 or Xbox One editions in terms of quality or performance, in order to keep things as balanced as possible. As such, it decided to completely focus on the new machines and to make sure that the game is taking advantage of their power, according to Rocksteady’s Sefton Hill, who detailed this strategy in the latest issue of GameInformer, via CVG. In order to highlight just how Arkham Knight uses the power of the new consoles, Rocksteady confirmed that it still employs its highly modified Unreal Engine framework but supports an open world that’s five times bigger than Arkham City. There are also no actual loading screens when switching from interior to exterior locations, and there are three or four times as many thugs present on the game’s streets.

Some Logistics Surrounding The New Man Of Steel.


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So it’s spread around the interwebs that the sequel to 2013 blockbuster “Man Of Steel” has been delayed for a year.  But recently an infographic solidifying some facts about Superman’s new universe have surfaced, and we found it extremely interesting… Check the method below.

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Batmobile Tumbler IPhone 5 Protective Case


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This time around, DC Comics has decided to license the beloved Batmobile to Crazy Case for this Batmobile Tumbler iPhone 5 Protective Case. This highly detailed case is equipped with 6 LED lights, two of which will notify you of an incoming call (great for keeping your phone on silent), and it even comes with a built-in Bat signal. Just hit the button, and out comes a crystal clear projection of the Bat signal.

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X-Ray Illustrations


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French illustrator Chris Panda has gone deeper than skin to create an awesome array of X-ray illustrations showing the bones of some classic characters. Various skeletons of cartoon, comic, and video game characters are portrayed, but without a doubt the most disturbing image is Miley Cyrus twerking on Beetlejuice.

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Super Old Men Art Series


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Superman was born in 1933. Batman was hatched in 1939. Captain America got his shield in 1941. These guys are old, that’s where we’re going with this. And that’s also where Cairo, Egypt-based designer A Morshedi has gone with these eye-grabbing minimalist illustrations. Super Old Men showcases three of the oldest tight-wearing tough guys the world has ever seen, complete with salt-and-pepper hair, beards, and mustaches.

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Superman And Batman Leg Lamps


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A Christmas Story and the world of DC Comics collide with these awesome Superman and Batman Leg Lamps, perfect for the upcoming holiday season. These indescribably beautiful leg lamps are modeled after the classic lamp from one of our favorite childhood movies. Available in your choice of either Batman or Superman (sorry Marvel fans), both the leg and the lamp light up.

Comic Book Portraits By Sandra Chevrier


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It would be nearly impossible for comic book inspired artwork to become more popular than it currently is. Over the years we’ve seen superhero inspired everything, and it looks like the trend continues with these Comic Book Portraits by Sandra Chevrier. As an illustrator, Chevrier is constantly creating works of art, and this offering is certainly no exception.  She has used collages of superheroes like  Superman, Green Lantern and Batman to cover the faces of female portraits, leaving only the eyes or mouths exposed.

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Batkid, The City Of San Francisco Is Safe Again


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The streets of San Francisco are safe once again thanks to a duo of masked heroes. When legendary superhero Batman couldn’t save the day all on his own today, he enlisted the help of Batkid, a miniature version of the Dark Knight, himself. What he lacked in stature, he made up for in heart, as the young hero brought peace back to the city after the villainous Riddler took the city, and one woman, hostage. Batman and Batkid swooped in to untie the damsel in distress, disarming the bomb she was attached to. The real question remains, who is Batkid? Rumors have it, Batkid’s true identity is 5-year-old Miles Scott, whose real life is even more inspiring than that of Batkid. Miles has been battling leukemia since he was 18 months old, and is finally in remission. City of San Francisco and Make-A-Wish did an amazing thing for making this incredible day possible.

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