There’s so much to love about Perry Maple’s simplified Batman series. Poison Ivy’s dress. Batman’s face. Scarecrow’s lanky limbs. I want a feature-length film with these guys, complete with an orchestral soundtrack.
His “Ladies of Gotham” piece (first in the gallery here) is also available as a print, for those of you looking to class up your wall space.
After taking a year off from the franchise (Warner Bros. Games Montréal developed the less-well-received prequel game Batman: Arkham Origins) Rocksteady Studios has announced their final game in the Arkham trilogy, promising for the first time a drivable Batmobile and, for those who preorder, a playable Harley Quinn. I heartily look forward to it.
That said, I’m kind of curious as to why the unexpectedly dead Thomas Wayne’s Will cedes all of his earthly belongings to his son without allowing for the possibility that his wife will outlive him. Also, as a minor, Bruce’s inheritance will be under the control of whoever gains custody of him, anyway, so Thomas should really be setting up a Trust for him.
These are the things you think about when you were raised by an attorney who specializes in end of life decisions.
Of course Batman survived Judgement Day. Tony Guerrero, Noir Deco, and Mitchell Hammond have put together a unique fan short meshing together two of my favorite things – Batman and The Terminator. Though in this case it’s Batman vs. The Terminator, which makes sense. Find out more about the project here but apparently the idea originally spawned in 2007 when Christian Bale was cast in Terminator Salvation.
Last weekend we heard that Southland‘s Ben McKenzie—or The O.C.‘s Ben McKenzie, your mileage may vary—was chosen to step into the august shoes of Gary Oldman (and some other, non-Gary Oldman people before him) to play James Gordon on Fox’s Smallville-esque Gotham. And now we know who’ll be playing the younger versions of some other famous Batverse characters. Check ‘em out behind the jump.
Michael Uslan grew up on Batman and after being disappointed with his debut on the small screen in the 60s, he made it his goal to bring a better Batman to life. He acquired the film rights in 1979 but it took him ten years to make his dream come true with 1989′s Batman. Since then, he’s produced every Batman film and has some perspective to share as it pertains to controversial casting decisions.
Actor Ben McKenzie, who is best known for his roles in Southland and The O.C., has signed on to play the future commissioner of Gotham City and lead role on the new Gotham TV show, James Gordon. The series is being helmed by two procedural veterans, as the pilot is being written by Bruno Heller of The Mentalist and directed by Danny Cannon of CSI and Nikita. All those things add up to a police drama that just happens to be set in Gotham – but Fox is still promising that we’ll also see some notable characters, for better or worse.