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Batman vs. Superman is Officially Titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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After MONTHS of news and updates for the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, we finally have an official name: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We even have an official logo you can see above.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman, and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

The highly anticipated sequel is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.

The film is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice releases in theaters on May 6, 2016.

Zack Snyder Reveals Batman and the Batmobile

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Director Zack Snyder has officially released the first image from the upcoming film Batman vs. Superman! You can see the image of Ben Affleck as Batman alongside his Batmobile above.

Snyder revealed the image with a simple tweet that said,

“I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom. #Batman #Batmobile #Gotham”

Batman vs. Superman opens in theaters on May 6, 2016. It stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Tao Okamoto and Ray Fisher.

Despite the fact that most fans were upset with the casting of Affleck as Batman, the above image at least looks pretty impressive. Will Affleck do a good job with the role?

The film is the sequel to last year’s Man of Steel. 

Launch Trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins Story DLC Debuts

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The official launch trailer for the “Batman: Arkham Origins” DLC has been released. The DLC is titled “Cold, Cold Heart” and was released today, April 22.

“Cold, Cold Heart,” set to feature the Dark Knight’s first run-in with Mister Freeze, is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. “Batman: Arkham Origins” is available now for the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

The game and DLC comes from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Warner Bros. Games Montreal.

You can see the launch trailer below:

Batman: Arkham City Available on PlayStation Plus in April

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Sony has revealed the upcoming titles available to PlayStation Plus members in April and included in the list is the high profile game, “Batman: Arkham City.”

“Batman: Arkham City” is the sequel to the 2009 video game “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and the second installment in the “Batman: Arkham” series. Arkham City is based on the franchise’s long-running comic book mythos. In the game’s main storyline, Batman is incarcerated in Arkham City, a massive new super-prison enclosing the decaying urban slums of fictional Gotham City. He must uncover the secret behind the sinister scheme, “Protocol 10”, orchestrated by the facility’s warden, Hugo Strange. The game’s leading characters are predominantly voiced by actors from the DC Animated Universe, with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles as Batman and the Joker, respectively.

The other titles available to members also include:

  • “Mercenary Kings” for the PlayStation 4
  • “Stealth Inc” for PS3
  • “A Clone in the Dark” for PS3
  • “Castle of Illusion” for PS3
  • “Velocity Ultra” for PS Vita
  • “Pixeljunk Monsters” for PS Vits

You can check out a video of the games available this April below!

FOX’s Gotham Reveals a Logo and Official Synopsis

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We finally know what FOX’s “Gotham” will give us! Along with a logo we also have an official synopsis. The DC Comics-inspired series is based upon characters published by DC and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Heller wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”).

The synopsis is as follows:

Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? 

“Gotham” is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), “Gotham” follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time. 

Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, James Gordon (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (Erin Richards, Open Grave, “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid. 

Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne. At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.

As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, The Matrix films, “HawthoRNe,” Collateral), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead,” Another Earth). 

Although the crime drama will follow Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.

Next Batman: Arkham Game May be Revealed Soon

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According to a report from Kotaku, Gamestop has sent out a new shipment of Batman banners that may or may not be the advertisements for a “Batman: Arkham City” follow-up game. The banners are pictured above and are said to be going up in stores next week which just happens to be around the time that “Arkham Asylum” and “Arkham City” developer Rocksteady have reportedly marked as the window to announce their next project.

Rocksteady took the gaming world by storm in 2009 with the first in the franchise, Batman: Arkham Asylum, which saw its sequel, Batman: Arkham City, hit stores just two years later. The latest entry, Batman: Arkham Origins, developed instead by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, served as a prequel to the series instead of exploring the story threads left open at the end of “Arkham City.” So far the games remain one of the most loved franchise currently in stores.

The news remains unconfirmed by Rocksteady, Warner Bros., and GameStop. I guess we will not find out what the banners represent until next week.

If there is a new game on the horizon, what would you like to see in the next installment? Which villains do you think the Dark Knight should face next?

Batman: Arkham Origins Story DLC Canceled for the Wii U

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The Wii U just can’t catch a break in the gaming world. The upcoming “Batman: Arkham Origins” DLC has officially been cancelled for the Wii U. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed the news with IGN.

The publisher wrote the following in a statement on the matter:

“Based on demand for DLC content on the system, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has made the decision to remove its offering of the upcoming all-new story campaign for Wii U.”

The good news is that if you were one of the (few) Wii U players who bought a season pass for the “Arkham Origins,” you will be issued a refund.

As for everyone else, no release date has been set for the DLC, which was teased at the start of the year. It is rumored that the DLC will focus on Mr. Freeze.

“Batman: Arkham Origins” is available now for the Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Warner Bros. Pictures Pushes Batman vs. Superman Back to 2016

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Unfortunately we won’t get to see the epic struggle between Batman and Superman until 2016. Warner Bros. Pictures announced last week that the release f Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman film has been moved from a July 17, 2015 release to May 6, 2016, the same date as a yet-to-be-titled Marvel Studios film.

The studio said,

“the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story. The decision was made following the shift of the start of production to second quarter of this year.”

In the announcement, the studio also set a July 17, 2015, worldwide release date for its as-yet-untitled all-new Peter Pan adventure. Joe Wright will direct the epic live-action film about the boy who would never grow up, created by J.M. Barrie.

The dual date announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

In making the announcement, Fellman stated,

“We are happy to take advantage of these coveted summer dates, which are perfect for two of our biggest tentpole releases. We share the fans’ excitement to see DC Comics’ most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theatres in May 2016. Peter Pan has delighted people of every generation for more than a century, so we are thrilled to bring him back to the screen next summer for today’s moviegoers.”

Kwan Vandenberg added,

“We know that there is already great anticipation building for the next Super Hero film from Zack Snyder, and we are equally eager to see what he has in store for Superman and Batman as they share the big screen for the first time ever. The summer release corridor is also perfect for Joe Wright’s ambitious new Peter Pan adventure, reimagining the ageless story of the beloved and forever-young hero for audiences worldwide.”

Zack Snyder’s Superman/Batman film stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The film will also reunite Man of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane, and also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.

Snyder will direct the film from a screenplay written by David S. Goyer, from a story co-created by Goyer and Snyder. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers.

The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, published by DC Entertainment.

Batman 1960’s TV Series to be Officially Released This Year

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Conan O’Brien announced that the complete 1960’s “Batman” television series will be released in 2014. The news was confirmed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. While details of the release are still scarce, we do know that the entire series will be sold in a complete box set later this year.

The iconic series stars Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, Burgess Meredith as the Penguin, and Cesar Romero as the Joker. The Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, and Jervis Tetch, the Mad Hatter, all of whom are regular Bat-Villains, appear in the series, which was deliberately villain-driven as well as action-comedy-heavy.

“Batman” was based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City. It aired on The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968. The show was aired twice weekly for its first two seasons, resulting in the production of a total of 120 episodes.

You can see the tweet from O’Brien below!

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All New Story DLC Announced for Batman: Arkham Origins

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Warner Bros. Montreal officially announced that more DLC is on the way for “Batman: Arkham Origins.” The DLC comes in place of another map pack which was initially rumored. The new content will actually continue the story of the game. At the moment no title or description of the DLC has been released. However, one image was released which you can see above.

“Batman: Arkham Origins” was released in 2013 on Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC and featured a more expanded Gotham City compared to the previous games of the franchise. It introduced an original prequel storyline that occurs several years before the events of “Batman: Arkham Asylum” and “Batman: Arkham City.”

The game takes place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.