A billionaire playboy and business and a vigilante at night, Bruce Wayne is the “dark knight” of the DC Universe. Created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger back in 1939, Batman continues to gain momentum thanks to his stature in comic books, cinema, and video games. No matter which corner you turn, the Caped Crusader is just a few steps away!
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It’s not just another day in Gotham, as the trailer Batman – The Telltale Series – Episode 2: Children of Arkham has made its worldwide premiere. Check out the video after the jump.
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Michael Keaton’s run as the caped crusader still holds up after all these years, and starting November 11 you’ll get to revisit his work with the Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition Blu-ray. The picture proved to be a turning point in both Keaton and Tim Burton’s careers, enabling them to carve out successful careers in showbiz (Keaton’s manic energy, coupled with his experience of playing a superhero, are all in play for the highly anticipated feature Birdman). Burton’s next feature Big Eyes comes out later this year.
The two-disc set comes with what Warner Brothers Home Entertainment describes as “distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe collector-style packaging.” A new special feature, Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster, takes a look at how Batman blazed the trail for 25 years worth of Caped Crusader success.
On our sister site Hollywood Outbreak, Michael Keaton explained why he envisioned the longevity of the Batman franchise and why he felt Batman Returns would even be better than Batman. Check out the story at this following link.
Maybe it’s because I’m older than dirt, but it just seems like yesterday when Michael Keaton was donning the Caped Crusader suit for director Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns.
With RoboCop, Mr. Keaton is Raymond Sellars, the opportunistic CEO of OmniCorp who wants to push robot technology to the extreme, even if it’s at the expense of the narrative’s hero, Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman).
During last week’s press conference, Keaton reflected on his own challenges of playing an iconic hero who donned a rather intimidating suit: “The way in was Bruce Wayne,” said Keaton. “The Batman thing I didn’t know what I was going to do with that.”
To hear Keaton talk about his experiences wearing the Batsuit in director Tim Burton’s Batman, click on the Soundcloud bar below:
RoboCop, co-starring Gary Oldman, opens February 12, 2014.