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Batman Actors Ranked From Worst to Best

Batman Actors Ranked From Worst to Best
Holy listicle, Batfans! With the release of “Justice League” this weekend at theaters and drive-ins everywhere, we’re once again invited to measure the Batmanliness of Ben Affleck against his predecessors as the Caped Crusader. And while many aficionados insist that Kevin Conroy, the vocal-talent star of several animated TV series and made-for-video films, is the all-time best Batman, we opted to limit our survey to actors in live-action movies.

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How ‘X-Men’ Became One of TV’s Best Animated Series (Flashback)

How ‘X-Men’ Became One of TV’s Best Animated Series (Flashback)
“Mankind has always feared what it doesn’t understand.”

Spoken by Ian McKellen’s Magneto in the first X-Men feature film adaptation in 2000, that pivotal theme has always illuminated a character’s stance in every medium of this particular Marvel universe. In 1992, an approximate version of the line was uttered by Storm (voiced by Iona Morris) in the pilot of the X-Men animated series, which premiered 25 years ago in October.

The Fox series’ influence also included pushing comic book stories into mainstream pop culture, as well as preparing future audiences with a story structure that challenged growing minds. As if pulling this off wasn’t a large enough challenge, X-Men concurrently offered hope and emotional refuge from the adolescent anxieties of its young viewers, which we all know (now) simply turn out to be simply less advanced versions of later adult anxieties.

The X-Men comics, originally created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1963, were a part of
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Every DC Comics Movie Ranked From Worst to Best, Including ‘Justice League’

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Every DC Comics Movie Ranked From Worst to Best, Including ‘Justice League’
The DC Comics universe hasn’t flooded the big screen the way Marvel ones have, but the DC brand has been hitting the big screen longer in the era of color, starting with the 1966 Adam WestBatman.” We ranked all those modern flicks, from “Batman: The Movie” to “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League.” 31. “Jonah Hex” (2010) Despite the efforts of Josh Brolin and Michael Fassbender, this is one of the worst comic book movies of the modern era. 30. “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” (1987) Christopher Reeve is by far the best Superman. But “Superman IV” is a bomb in every sense.
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That Time Adam West Had a Conversation With Himself on 'Batman'

Adam West was a gem.

The late actor was best known for playing Bruce Wayne/Batman in the 1960s ABC live-action television series Batman, which was delightfully campy and silly. 

And with Ben Affleck once again donning the cape and cowl in Justice League, opening Thursday night, it is time to look back at one of the most over-the-top moments in Batman history, which only West could pull off: a phone to each ear, talking to himself as Bruce Wayne and Batman

The premises for the glorious scene is Mr. Freeze has demanded a ransom from Wayne for some reason. Naturally,...
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That Time Adam West Had a Conversation With Himself on 'Batman'

Adam West was a gem.

The late actor was best known for playing Bruce Wayne/Batman in the 1960s ABC live-action television series Batman, which was delightfully campy and silly. 

And with Ben Affleck once again donning the cape and cowl in Justice League, opening Thursday night, it is time to look back at one of the most over-the-top moments in Batman history, which only West could pull off: a phone to each ear, talking to himself as Bruce Wayne and Batman

The premises for the glorious scene is Mr. Freeze has demanded a ransom from Wayne for some reason. Naturally,...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - TV News »

Gotham By Gaslight Blu-Ray Release Date and Special Features Revealed

  • Cinelinx
With a trailer to give fans a look at the upcoming Elseworlds animated Batman adventure, WB Animation has announced when fans will be able to get the Gotham By Gaslight blu-ray, along with all the special features coming with it. Come inside for all the details!

DC's Animated films are almost always a lot of fun to watch. Some of my favorites, however, are the ones that eschew the Animated Universe continuinty in favor of something different (like Gods and Monsters). As such, I'm really excited to see how Batman: Gotham By Gaslight turns out. It sees a different Batman take on Jack the Ripper in a turn of the century Gotham.

It's a neat concept, and worked great in the comics. Let's just hope the same magic works in the animated film when it releases on February 6, 2018:

The first true Elseworlds tale from DC comes to animated life
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Justice League Review: It Doesn't Suck, But It's Not Great

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Justice League Review: It Doesn't Suck, But It's Not Great
After years of development and a change of director in post-production, the Justice League finally graces the silver screen. The film is not without fault, but the good outweighs the bad by a mile. Reactions will be predicated by the type of audience. Fans of the genre can breathe a huge sigh of relief. Justice League is entertaining and humorous with great character interactions. There is an overreliance on CGI which fuels the somewhat thin plot. The cartoon villain is the primary victim of this crutch. That said, the bones of the story, the Justice League characters, are well cast. They form a solid foundation for future greatness. Their first adventure is a decent start. It's far superior to the dreadful Batman V Superman, but not nearly as nuanced and well-written as Wonder Woman.

The world is in despair over the death of Superman (Henry Cavill). Batman (Ben Affleck) has
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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Box Art And Release Date Revealed

Each year, the fine folks at Warner Bros. Animation serve up a handful of films based on DC properties and, more often than not, they knock it out of the park. Not only that, but a significant portion of the fanbase argues that they’re superior to what’s offered in the live action realm. And, to be completely honest, I have to concede in most cases.

Having said that, the trend looks to continue in 2018 with Batman: Gotham by Gaslight leading the charge. First revealed to us via a sneak peek included on the Batman and Harley Quinn Blu-ray release, it boasts a Dark Knight unlike anything we’ve seen outside of the comic books.

For those unfamiliar, Gotham by Gaslight was originally published in 1989 and ended up starting the “Elseworlds” line of books. Written by Brian Augustyn and drawn by Mike Mignola, it followed the exploits of a Batman residing in the 1800’s,
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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight release date, synopsis and special features revealed

A few days ago we got a look at the first trailer for Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, the upcoming animated adaptation of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola’s 1989 Elseworlds tale, and now Warner Bros. has unveiled the official synopsis and details of the bonus features for the next entry in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’s continued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’s technological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper,
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Comic Book Review – Absolute Justice League: The World’s Greatest Super Heroes by Paul Dini and Alex Ross

Ricky Church reviews Absolute Justice League: The World’s Greatest Super Heroes…

Paul Dini and Alex Ross are two names that are synonymous with some of the best work comics has to offer. Dini created a long lasting Batman series with Batman: The Animated Series, beginning the DC Animated Universe, while Ross has drawn and written some of the best comics and images in the genre, namely Kingdom Come and Justice. The pair teamed up in the early 00s for a series of stories focusing on the heroes of the Justice League tackling real world issues such as hunger, poverty and civil rights and now DC has once again published those stories in the outstanding hardcover Absolute Justice League: The World’s Greatest Superheroes.

Rather than featuring a story where the League goes up against their greatest enemies – such as Ross’ Justice – the stories instead are introspective tales
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Why ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Is the Best Batman Adaptation

  • Collider.com
I am a Batman fan, and to a greater extent, a superhero geek, largely because of Batman: The Animated Series. Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski’s show hit right at the time when I was still watching cartoons, but was willing to accept ones with slightly more complex themes and characters, and I was already familiar with Batman thanks to the silly but wholly different 1960s TV series and Tim Burton’s movies. The show brilliantly illustrated how Batman was surprisingly dark and twisted, but never off-putting or grotesque. Timm’s art and the outstanding writing crew drew into …
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Countdown to Justice League – Jla: Tower of Babel

Ricky Church continues his countdown to Justice League with Jla: Tower of Babel…

The Justice League is one of the largest inspirations of hope in the DC Universe. Complete with heroes such as Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern, they’re an unstoppable force of good that has saved the world dozens of times over. However, this also makes them the most powerful force on Earth. What would happen if they ever turned rogue?

Various Justice League tales have tackled this question – such as Justice League Unlimited‘s Cadmus Arc or Injustice: Gods Among Us – but Jla: Tower of Babel, written by Mark Waid, is a different story altogether. Ra’s al Ghul launches an attack against the League by using their own weaknesses against them, but how did he know to attack them so specifically? Because he managed to steal Batman’s private plans to take each League
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The Lego Movie Franchise: The Marriage of Movies and Merchandising

Sarah Myles on The Lego Movie franchise and the marriage of movie merchandising…

Forty years ago, there was a seismic shift in the film industry, when Bernard Loomis of Kenner Toys decided that Star Wars was ‘toyetic.’ That shift, all those years ago, has led us on a journey of courtship between movies and merchandising, that has brought us to The Lego Movie franchise. There have been many diversions along way – perhaps, most notably, Hasbro and the Transformers film franchise – but Lego… well, Lego is different. Lego – with all its flexibility and trans-generational appeal – has created the ultimate marriage between movies and merchandise.

The rise of movie merchandising

Bernard Loomis was a toy development executive who had worked for Mattel during the introduction of its Hot Wheels line of toy cars in the late 1960s, and proposed the animated television show that subsequently went along with it. Such an endeavour proved problematic,
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Continues to Dominate Social Media Buzz

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Continues to Dominate Social Media Buzz
Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dominated social media last week with 110,000 new conversations thanks to interviews with cast members and filmmakers, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has pulled in more than 3.77 million new conversations five weeks before its Dec. 15 launch. Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie picks up where 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” left off. It stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Andy Serkis.

Warner Bros.’ “Justice League” produced nearly 57,000 new conversations last week ahead of the Nov. 17 release of the superhero alliance movie, starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and Jeremy Irons. The story follows Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg forming a superhero team to save the planet.

Universal’s romance sequel “Fifty Shades Freed” generated 47,000 new conversations last week due to Nov
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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight animated movie gets a trailer, cover art and cast

IGN has revealed a trailer for the DC Universe Animated Original Movie Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, the upcoming adaptation of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola’s 1989 one-shot of the same name; check it out below…

“An adaptation of the popular 1989 tale that introduced us to a Victorian Era Dark Knight who was in pursuit of Jack the Ripper. Written by Brian Augustyn and drawn by Mike Mignola of Hellboy fame, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is largely considered to be the very first “Elseworlds” tale. At 48 pages, the original comic is relatively slim, meaning the movie version will offer an expanded version of the story, something that’s sure to delight fans of its cobblestone-paved world.”

Update: Here a look at the cover artwork…

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is set for a home entertainment release in 2018 and features a voice cast that includes Bruce greenwood as Batman, Jennifer Carpenter as Selina
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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight trailer

Simon Brew Nov 13, 2017

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight arrives in 2018, and sees Batman do battle with Jack The Ripper. Here's the trailer...

The growing collection of animated adaptations of Batman stories continues, with the screen take on the 1989 story, Gotham By Gaslight. Originally penned by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, this is the Batman story that’s set in Victorian times, and sees Batman up against Jack The Ripper.

Here’s the trailer…

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight is set to premiere in 2018. Sam Liu has directed this one, and it features Bruce Greenwood as the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jennifer Carpenter as Selina Kyle, and Anthony Head as Alfred. James Krieg has adapted the story for the screen.

When we get a release date, we’ll pass the information your way…
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More "Batman: Gotham By Gaslight"

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Sneak Peek more new footage from DC Entertainment's animated feature "Batman: Gotham By Gaslight", adapting the 1991 comic book one-shot by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola ("Hellboy"), as part of an 'Elseworlds' series of dramatic adventures for the 'Caped Crusader':

"...in the year 1889, 'Bruce Wayne' is on a tour of Europe. His trip to Europe ends in Vienna, where he has come to learn from 'Dr. Freud'.

"Bruce tells Freud that he has a recurring dream in which he recalls the murder of his parents and decides he must return to 'Gotham City'.

"Shortly after arriving, 'Inspector Gordon' informs Wayne about criminal gangs currently operating in Gotham. Gordon also shows Bruce the case of a man who poisoned his wife and tried to commit suicide with the poison, which left him alive with a permanent grin. 

"Bruce takes up the mantle of 'Batman' to fight criminals on the street.
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Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Trailer Promises An Awesome Animated Outing

DC’s Elseworlds series were some of my favorite comics as a kid. Why would I want to get wrapped up in the stodgy, never-ending plots of Death and Return of Superman or Knightfall when I could enjoy Batman becoming a vampire in Batman & Dracula: Red Rain, a Communist Superman in Red Son or the weird alt-dc Universe of Jla: The Nail?

The originator of this label was Brian Augustin and Mike Mignola’s excellent Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, which transposes Bruce Wayne/Batman to the late 19th century and has him tangle with Jack the Ripper (and was subsequently ranked as the 11th greatest Batman graphic novel of all-time by IGN). Clearly, someone at DC agrees with me, because 2018 will see the arrival of an animated adaptation of the story and, from the looks of the trailer above, it’s going to be awesome.

Apparently hewing pretty close to the original,
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Gotham by Gaslight Trailer Has Batman Fighting Jack the Ripper

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Gotham by Gaslight Trailer Has Batman Fighting Jack the Ripper
The first trailer for the animated adaptation of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight has arrived. It's taken the live-action DC universe a little while to truly find its footing, but, a few missteps aside, the animated DC movies have been truly terrific for a very long time. The next animated DC adventure has Batman facing off against Jack the Ripper at the turn of the century and it's going to be a bloody, action-packed, R-rated adventure.

Warner Bros. confirmed during San Diego Comic-Con that Gotham by Gaslight was going to be the next classic DC story to get the animated movie treatment. While this is just a teaser trailer, it looks like director Sam Liu has done something that looks to be pretty faithful to the source material. It certainly gives us a version of Batman we haven't seen on screen before, animated or otherwise. It looks like this could be
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Justice League Early Reviews: Heroes Are Great, Story Is a Mess

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Justice League Early Reviews: Heroes Are Great, Story Is a Mess
Justice League, following a very difficult production process, finally arrives in theaters next week. Fans have been dying to know if this is the DC movie they've been hoping to see and the first reactions to the movie are in! That comes with good news and bad news. The good news? Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon nailed the characters. The Bad news? There's a lot of messy CGI, rushed story and things of that nature. That said, there seems to be a lot more good than bad in Justice League. Here's what Heroic Hollywood's Nate Brail has to say about it.

"Justice League is the DC team up you've been waiting for. I had so much fun from beginning to end. The expansion of DC mythology will make fans go nuts. Superman though! Justice League does have its flaws, but the fun negated most of that for me. The cast was amazing.
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