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Batman’s Butler Alfred Is Finally Getting the Live-Action Origin Story He Deserves

Gotham may be on its way out, but one of its producers is not done with Batman television prequels. Read More >>

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Margot Kidder, Who Defined Lois Lane for a Generation, Has Passed Away

Margot Kidder, the woman whose performance perfectly captured the essence of The Daily Planet’s most fearless reporter, passed away on Sunday at her home in Montana. Read More >>

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Gotham’s Been Renewed for One Last Season so Bruce Can Finally Become Batman

While it’s been fun to watch as Fox’s Gotham has tossed out the traditional Batman origin story in favour of a wilder, more generally batshit spin on Bruce Wayne’s early years, we all know that the show’s been building to this moment. Read More >>

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Bask in the Glory of Light Up Abs With Superman Lives Test Footage  

The infamous story of what could’ve been with Tim Burton’s take on the Man of Steel in Superman Lives is internet legend at this point—even if it wasn’t actually going to be the final suit Nic Cage donned in the film, the sparkly take on Superman’s costume is forever a reminder of how bad things could’ve gone. Also, now we can see it lit up like goddamn Christmas tree thanks to some newly released footage. Read More >>

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Sean Murphy’s Batman Continuity Has Its Own Set of Rules

Sean Gordon Murphy, author of Batman: White Knight, has crafted within it his own pocket Batman world, with some substantial differences from the mainline world of the DC Universe, the most obvious one being that the Joker has gone dangerously, uh, sane. Read More >>

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A New Trinity of Wholesome Heroes is Coming to DC Comics

DC’s always had a fondness for pitting its heroes against bizarre, alternate reality versions of themselves in epic death matches. But in its upcoming JLA/Young Animal: Milk Wars event, the publisher’s trying something a little different by straight up rewriting the origins and identities of its iconic Trinity to create something new. Read More >>

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Everyone’s Smiling When The Dark Knight Joker and Suicide Squad Joker Fight to the Death

As played by the late Heath Ledger in Batman: The Dark Knight, and Jared Leto in Suicide Squad, the latest recent live-action versions of the Joker have been among the most debated iterations of the character. A new fan-produced short has them fighting each other. Read More >>

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Why Most Films Are Just Okay

Film quality falls along a bell curve: plenty of shitty Mall Cop and Saw films, far fewer stellar hits like Mad Max or Spotlight get easy Oscar praise. The overwhelming majority will just be standard, two-unremarkable-hours-of-easy-consumption fare. Why do so many movies fail to make an impact, either good or bad, on viewers? Read More >>

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You Can Buy a Tiny Comic Book Rack And Fill it With Equally Tiny Comics

Most of your action figures are probably based on superhero characters from comic books, so why shouldn’t they be able to enjoy the same stories that brought you so much joy? Now they can, or can at least be posed to look like they are, with this tiny DC Comics spinner rack from Cryptozoic Entertainment. Read More >>

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Metropolis: The Real-Life Town That Superman Couldn’t Save

Until the 1970s, the tiny southern Illinois town of Metropolis in the US had two claims to fame: The long-demolished fort George Washington founded nearby, and the Uranium Hexafluoride Processing Facility, which employed hundreds of its citizens. But in June 1972, the Illinois House of Representatives and DC Comics gave Metropolis a new history. They declared it the official hometown of Superman. Read More >>

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Hot Wheels Rolls Out 4 New Character Cars, But Wonder Woman Steals the Show

In support of Women’s History Month, today Hot Wheels revealed four new character cars based on female headliners from Marvel, DC, and Star Wars. But the star of today’s miniature auto show is definitely the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman character car. Read More >>

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The Wonder Woman Teaser and Suicide Squad Trailer Could Barely Be More Different

Warner Bros. had a rather busy one last night, dropping both the new Suicide Squad trailer and a little look at Wonder Woman. The two movies are starkly different in tone, with one going for wacky and weird vibes, and the other, well, looking like a formulaic origin story. Yaaaawn. Go on, have a guess at which is which. Read More >>

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DC Comics Thwacks Valencia FC With Attempted Batman Logo Ban

People who make heaps of money out of something love stopping others from doing the same. Of course, this is fairly clear cut when a knock-off market stall is flogging Bleats headphones with already-peeling-off capital Bs on the ears, but less so when the supposed infringer has been peddling your logo for 20 years longer than you have. Read More >>