He may have finished his tenure as The Dark Knight in Christopher Nolan's epic Batman film trilogy, but today marks a grand occasion still, as Christian Bale celebrates his birthday today!
Playing the part of Bruce Wayne/ Batman in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises, Bale would also be seen in films like The Fighter (where he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), American Hustle, and most recently in Exodus: Gods and Kings. However, it's his role in The Dark Knight Trilogy that people will fondly remember him by, as he embodied a more realistic and grounded Batman for a generation to see!
Short Feature: The Journey of Bruce Wayne
While the world prepares for Ben Affleck's tenure as Bats for the DC Cinematic Universe, today is a celebration of his predecessor's nameday!
Set to return in just about a week and resuming the journey of Rick Grimes and his band of survivors to search for a safe haven to live in, AMC has released some new character posters for their critically acclaimed zombie drama TV series baed on Robert Kirkman's comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead.
On top is a character poster of the head man and "officer friendly" himself Rick Grimes, and the others including Daryl Dixon and Michonne. More can be seen as well via Spoiler TV, which has compiled the rest of the cast of the show that uses whatever they can to stay alive and survive as a group.
If there's anything that can be said about The CW's hit superhero TV Series "Arrow", it's that a lot of dedication, practice, and precision are put into the numerous stunts that make up the intense action sequences that fans love about the show. That being said, the network has released via their official YouTube page a new Stunt Video that focuses on returning baddie Malcolm Merlyn, and his training with his illegitimate daughter Thea Queen.
Arrow - Stunts: Merlyn's Final Test
Arrow, currently on its third season, airs every Wednesdays on The CW.
Looks like Marvel's band of merry mutants may hit another medium soon... And it's planned to be in the small screen!
In a report by Comic Book.com and TV Insider, there are plans in the works by FOX to bring the X-Men to television, in a manner similar to ABC'sMarvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. However, negotiations are still being conducted with the House of Ideas themselves, who have to greenlight and agree to the contract before anything is conceptualized or given the go entirely.
Rumors are also abuzz that the TV Series may be an adaptation of X-Factor - the government sponsored team of X-People who also serve to protect humanity and mutantkind from those who would do harm against both species. Any talk about this however is just speculation at this point, so we'll have to wait for official word before anything can be considered as a possibility.
Currently, 20th Century Fox is developing X-Men: Apocalypse, as directed by Bryan Singer and recently casting the likes of Sophie Turner of Game of Thrones fame as the new Jean Grey. She'll be joining James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence - who reprise their roles as Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr, and Mystique respectively. That film comes out on May 27, 2016.
Running with its midseason premiere just this week and setting the stage for more fast-paced adventures to come, Grant Gustin and the stellar cast of The CW's "The Flash" are picking things up and going after the Man in The Yellow Suit, aka the Reverse Flash, as well as dealing with other metahumans and threats to Central City... Particularly the Rogues such as Captain Cold and Heat Wave.
But other than the heroics, Barry Allen is dealing with a lot of things in his personal life, particularly his feelings and relationship with Iris West. Grant Gustin weighs in on that particular dilemma actually, with this latest interview the network conducts on behalf of the fans.
Finally resuming its third season with the recently aired Midseason Premiere episode called "Left Behind", The CW's hit Green Arrow-based TV Series "Arrow" has come back, and the pieces are being picked up by Team Arrow after the fallout of the midseason finale last year, where the battle between Oliver Queen and Ra's Al Ghul came to a startling conclusion.
Now, promo images via Spoiler TV and Comic Book Movie have surfaced, showing what's to come with the 11th episode of the season called "Midnight City". As the second part of a "three part trilogy" that deals with Starling City without Oliver, the rest of Team Arrow has to scramble to protect the populace from the menace of Brick, as well as Laurel Lance finally assuming the mantle of Black Canary.
Also released is this extended promo for the upcoming episode.
After giving fans and comic readers a glimpse of the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie with the first trailer to the new feature, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have revealed the official box art, details, and release date for their next animated film installment adapting The New 52 universe with "Batman Vs Robin"!
Partially based on Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's epic Batman storyline "The Court of Owls", Batman Vs Robin sees Bruce Wayne and his biological son Damian butting heads in the midst of an attack from an organization that is as old as Gotham itself. With father unwittingly pitted against his own flesh and blood, can Batman and Robin put aside their difference in time to save the city and everyone in it?
Via Comic Book.com, a list of features were given, including documentaries/ featurettes/ looks at the film's inspiration from "The Court of Owls" storyline, as well as audio commentary and the first sneak peek at the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie with "Justice League: Gods & Monsters".
Batman Vs Robin is slated for release on Blu-Ray and DVD on April 14.
As the world prepares to welcome back Westeros this coming April with a brand new season, HBO has released this brand new teaser featurette video looking into a "Day in the life" of making their epic medieval fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin's"A Song of Ice and Fire" novels with "Game of Thrones"
Via HBO, here is the short but sweet behind the scenes video piece.
News from EW and Slash Film reports that FOX is definitely weighing in a comeback to the 90's Sci-Fi TV Series "The X-Files", with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson up to reprise their roles as Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully respectively.
While both actors are currently tied to other shows (like Californication for Duchovny and Hannibal for Anderson), it seems like the studios are in for a revival of the series, which also has two movies already to its name.
Only the future will determine whether we'll see the cases reopened.
Straight from the show's official Facebook page and making the announcement at the Television Critics Association press tour in California, FOX, Warner Bros., and DC Entertainment are renewing their pre-Batman TV Series "Gotham", which explores the origins of a younger Gotham City and its inhabitants before it became the way it was.
Following the release of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis comes the trailer to the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie that adopts elements from two of the New 52's first Batman storylines - one from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's Batman, and the other from Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason's run on Batman and Robin!
Batman Vs Robin Trailer
As the sequel to last year's Son of Batman, Batman Vs Robin is the next DC Animated film coming out this year, and once again has voice talents Jason O'Mara, Stuart Allen, Sean Maher, and David McCallum reprising their roles as Batman, Robin, Nightwing, and Alfred. "Weird Al" Yankovic will be playing the Dollmaker, while Robin Atkin Downes will voice the Grandmaster of the Court of Owls, with Jeremy Sisto as Talon and Kevin "The Voice of Batman" Conroy voicing Thomas Wayne.
Batman Vs Robin is set for release sometime in 2015.
Returning to The CW in less than a week from now, a new featurette has been released for the upcoming mid-season premiere episode of the third season of "Arrow", featuring the aftermath of "The Climb" and what Team Arrow will do in the wake of Oliver's fate in the new episode called "Left Behind".
The next installment of NetherRealm Studios highly acclaimed "Mortal Kombat" series is almost upon us, and the newest tournament will be met with familiar faces from the franchise past that longtime fans will be pleasantly surprised to see and meet once more!
As a result, here is the newest gameplay trailer for "Mortal Kombat X", featuring Princess Kitana, the warrior Kung Lao, new and old kombatants previously seen... And an old Shotokan warrior known to all - Prince Goro!
Mortal Kombat X – Gameplay Trailer
Mortal Kombat X will be released for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on April 14, 2015!
As promised and delivered on the day itself (January 12 in the US), Marvel Studios and Disney have released the second full length trailer for their upcoming superhero team epic sequel that is "Avengers: Age of Ultron".
Adding more scenes, as well as an ominous instrumental version of "I Have No Strings", check out the new tease for the upcoming May release.
New Avengers Trailer Arrives - Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 2
Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives in theaters in the US on May 1, 2015.
Looks like the DC TV Universe set in the world of The CW (aka the "Arrowverse") is about to get a whole lot bigger... And another prominent member of the Justice League will be in the same universe as The Arrow and The Flash!
According to a report by KSite TV and reported by Comic Book.com, The CW's online component "CW Seed" will be airing a "Vixen" TV Series this fall, which will feature Oliver Queen/ Arrow and Barry Allen/ The Flash. Focusing on Mari Jiwe McCabe, the African born superheroine has the ability to channel animal powers from a mystic totem she carries. Adopting the name of Vixen, she has fought alongside and become a member of the Justice League, and has been featured in several iterations of the team over the years.
No release date has been announced for "Vixen", save for sometime fall 2015.
Looks like a certain other well-known family from the city of "Gotham" is indeed coming to the show as it continues on after coming back from its mid-season break... And it's related to a certain Boy Wonder who will eventually become the sidekick and prodigal son of the future Dark Knight.
Via Comic Book Movie and Vixen Variety, pictures from the production of the 16th episode of "Gotham" have come online giving a first look at "The Flying Graysons" - the big acrobat performing family that performs at Haley's Circus and spawned the future Richard "Dick" Grayson - the first Robin and more prominently known Nightwing of the Batman Family! How this is going to play out in the prequel story that includes a young Officer James Gordon is anyone's guess, but stay tuned and keep watching the show to know more.
With about a month left until it tears back into homes and television sets, AMC has released a brand new trailer for their upcoming return to the fifth season of "The Walking Dead", which promises to be more dangerous, heart wrenching, and unpredictable for Rick Grimes and his band of survivors.
Fortunately, Rick is always one to stay on his toes, and this new trailer shows he and his group will do whatever it takes to survive together... Literally.
Trailer: Surviving Together: The Walking Dead: Season 5
Prepped up and ready to continue the story of Rick Grimes and his band of survivors as they search for a safe haven, AMC has released a brand new "mid-season return" poster for their popular zombie drama TV series, The Walking Dead.
Debuting on the show's official Facebook page, the poster sees Rick, Daryl Dixon, and the rest of their crew travelling through a devastated village, with the map Abraham Ford left rick in the front and reading "The new world's gonna need Rick Grimes", foreshadowing the importance of "Officer Friendly" for the rest of the season.
Finally premiering today and unleashing a new Marvel Television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ABC is set to air the first episode of Haley Atwell's return to her signature role as Agent Peggy Carter in the aptly named Marvel Studios spinoff series, Agent Carter!
Also courtesy of Superherohype and ahead of the premiere of the first trailer for the film attached to the end of the episode, the first poster for Marvel's "Ant-Man" has been released... And boy is the size-changing superhero tiny!
UPDATE: Thanks to Comic Book.com, Entertainment Weekly puts the Magnifying Glass on, and we see Scott Lang/ Ant-Man, as played by Paul Rudd, under the lens and clear as day too!
Agent Carter airs every Tuesday on ABC, and Ant-Man premieres in theaters on July 17, 2015!
For those who actively play the mobile version of Injustice: Gods Among Us, some very GREAT NEWS in time for the beginning of the new year has arrived!
If you're fans of Terry McGinnis... aka Batman Beyond, The Injustice Facebook page has announced that a new Challenge update has been released to acquire the "Animated Batman Beyond" card! Getting this nabs you a strong Batman that has "limited boost" to his special attacks upon use!
And in case you needed a refreshed on who this awesome character is, Terry is the successor to Bruce Wayne and is the Batman of the Future from the 1999 animated series "Batman Beyond"! To see how he is in action, here's Batman Beyond in action from last year's 75th Anniversary special short!
"Batman Beyond" - Darwyn Cooke's Batman 75th Anniversary Short (Official)
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It's 2015 and there's PLENTY to look forward to... And while Batman's 75th Anniversary celebration is just about done, there are LOTS of stories still coming out, including the May 2015 sequel to Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's take on the Dark Knight himself with Batman: Earth One Volume 2!
Previews of the first two pages are out, courtesy of Newsarama!