DC’s heroes — particularly Batman — were the ones that got the big-screen treatment in this weekend’s box office winner, The LEGO Movie, but that isn’t stopping fans from bringing a few Marvel movie characters to life, too.
The team of Antonio and Andrea Toscano have lovingly recreated the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier completely in LEGO bricks and minifigures, and it’s pretty doggone fantastic.
Bob Kane Ruins An Otherwise Fascinating Documentary On The Making Of Batman ‘89
By Chris Sims
ComicsAlliance’s official position on Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie may be a little more harsh than other people’s, but even I can’t deny its importance in bringing superheroes to life in movies. To this day, it remains a pretty fascinating film, and one of the biggest touchstones that comic books have to mass media, even when we’re seeing movies like The Dark Knight and Avengers make a billion dollars at the box office.
So if you’re holed up avoiding the snow — or just looking for a way to kill time on your lunch break — you could do a lot worse than to take 25 minutes and check out The Making of a Hero. Originally produced in the UK during the filming of Batman ’89, it’s a behind-the-scenes look at how the movie was made, featuring crew members like Tim Burton himself and designer Anton Furst, along with Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger and Robert Wuhl. Give it a watch below, but be warned: That jerk Bob Kane shows up to ruin everything.
While promoting what’s surely a startlingly insightful drama about richly textured character portraits trapped on a CGI plane with Liam Neeson and a bomb or something, director Jaume Collett-Serra stopped talking about Non-Stop long enough to remark that his next project might be the on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again live-action adaptation of AKIRA. The director hopes to expand a whitewashed version of the story into a trilogy despite the fact that he doesn’t actually like the characters at the heart of the most iconic Japanese comic book and animated film to ever be released in the United States, or believe that strong characters are even to be found in Japanese culture.
ZACK SNYDER TO DIRECT, CO-WRITE SUPERMAN/BATMAN FILM STARRING HENRY CAVILL [SDCC 2013]
Saturday’s Warner Bros. Pictures panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego concluded in grand fashion, with Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill (Superman) and Harry Lennix (General Swanwick) joining him on stage to announce the team’s intention to produce a film featuring both Superman and Batman. No title or other information was revealed besides the fact that it will star Cavill and the displaying of a teaser graphic and Lennix’s reading of Frank Miller’s immortal words from the famous Superman/Batman fight at the climax of his The Dark Knight Returns:
I want you to remember, Clark…in all the years to come…in your most private moments…I want you to remember…my hand…at your throat…I want…you to remember…the one man who beat you.
By Andy Khouri
The August 24 release of the new, live-action Gatchaman (aka Battle of the Planets/Eagle Riders for many fans of the anime’s various English dubs over the years) from director Toya Sato movie is creeping ever closer (for fans in Japan, at least), which can only mean one thing: Trailers!
Two new ones, in fact, which also offer fans a quick listen to the movie’s new theme song from the band Bump of Chicken.