Comedian Keaton Patti claims to have fed an AI system 1000 hours of footage from Batman movies (we didn’t know there were that many), and then let its tech produce a new script based on what it learned. Nerd Odyssey posted the very silly result of his efforts, with animation by C4DNerd.
While audiences are abuzz about Joaquin Phoenix’s take on The Joker’s origin story, The Take looks back at some of the many versions of the Clown Prince of Crime over the years. Each interpretation may be very different, but they all share a love of anarchy, a warped sense of humor, and a terrifying grin.
Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb. Screen Junkies looks back at one of our favorite comic book movies of all time, the campy and hilarious 1966 feature-length Batman movie based on the Adam West and Burt Ward TV series. It also got us thinking: perhaps a touch of humor is how DC could save the franchise.
Are you as excited for the Joker movie as much as we are? Artist Steven Richter celebrates Joaquin Phoenix’s critically-praised performance with yet another amazing sculpt. The finished mini-bust perfectly captures the actor’s demonic smile as he transforms from Arthur Fleck into The Clown Prince of Gotham.
Despite his scowl, the Dark Knight looks more adorable than ever as Tribe’s officially-licensed Batman Bluetooth speaker. The sonic superhero measures about 4″ tall, so it’s not gonna crank out huge volume, but Bats is small enough to tote in your backpack or bag every day.
Like James Bond’s Q, YouTube’s The Q has an obsession with building amazing things. Though in the case of the latter, his builds have serious budget constraints. Watch as he turns some PVC pipe and fabric into a set of articulated wings that Bruce Wayne might have stored in the Batcave.
After much hype about Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as the clown prince of crime, we get our first meaningful look at him in Todd Phillips’ standalone Joker movie, which follows the life of a failing comic and party clown whose life has no meaning until he lets the darkness take over.
The clown prince of crime gets memorialized in t-shirt form, with this design by Demonigote and goliath72. Among the rogues’ gallery are Jokers portrayed by Mark Hamill, Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Zach Galifianakis, Jared Leto, and the original comic book Joker.
Screen Junkies takes a few minutes to remind us of the mess that was Tim Burton’s reluctant follow-up to his 1989 classic, a Batman movie with very little Batman and two too many villains. Even Michelle Pfeiffer’s skin-tight catsuit couldn’t save this movie from being a faint shadow of its predecessor.
A limited-edition handpainted sculpture of the classic 1960s Batmobile, as the dynamic duo makes haste to jump in and chase down some villains. It headlights and taillights illuminate, and it plays the Batman TV theme song too. measures 5-3/4″ W x 8-1/4″ L x 4-3/4″ H.
Artist Steven Richter reminds us of the recyclability of unbaked clay by tearing down a clay mold of the Night King from Game of Thrones, then reusing the material to create an amazing sculpture of Harvey Dent/Two-Faced as he appeared in The Dark Knight. You can find some of Richter’s works for sale in his Etsy shop.
YouTuber Journey’s End celebrates the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman by giving it a retro-style black and white trailer reminiscent of the crime dramas of the 1930s and 1940s. The addition of music from The Big Sleep and Double Indemnity completes the effect. Here’s the rare original trailer for comparison.
Learn about the origin of Batman’s faithful butler, Alfred Pennyworth, in this upcoming Epix series. Set in the 1960’s, the show sees Alfred leaving the British special forces to form a security company. This leads him to work with Bruce’s father, Thomas Wayne. Premieres 7/28/19.
While the title doesn’t make sense when you think about it, we are impressed by the face-swapping work that Ctrl Shift Face managed to do in grafting Heath Ledger’s looks from The Dark Knight onto his head from A Knight’s Tale, thus explaining how he really got his scars.
Yeah, yeah, we know that Gotham’s youthful origin stories are definitively non-canon, but the FOX series has still been a fun distraction during its run. For the fifth and final season, we get Harley Quinn and Bane, and Bruce just might finally become The Dark Knight.
Sideshow Collectibles is making a trio of statues based on Bruce Timm’s iconic designs from the DC Comics Animated Series shows. First up is the square-jawed Batman in his black and gray costume. The 16″ tall statue comes with a swappable hand with a grappling gun.
A very cool interpretation of The Penguin, as designed by Ivan Reis and Chiaroscuro Studios. This detailed 7.1″ hand-painted polystone figure includes a tiny seabird with a rocket launcher backpack, a deadly looking pointy umbrella, and the longest cigarette we’ve ever seen.