From his earliest comic book days to incarnations brought to life by Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Hamill, and Adam West, The Joker is one of the greatest supervillains in history. Warner Bros. interviewed filmmakers, authors, and actors to talk about what makes The Clown Prince of Crime tick.
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AListProductions used footage from 1970s to 1990s DC Comics movies and TV shows to create their vision for what a Justice League movie might have looked like back in the day. It’s certainly looks more entertaining and less morose than Zack Snyder’s version.
After fan demand, HBO Max will be rolling out The Snyder Cut of Justice League in 2021. The four-ish hour version restores Snyder’s original vision, adding characters left on the cutting room floor, and giving more time and importance to others. Some $25 million is being spent to complete the effects, score, and editing of new footage.
We no have our first really good look at Robert Pattinson’s take on Batman. With director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of/War for the Planet of the Apes) at the helm, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Andy Serkis as Alfred, we’re as stoked as ever for this new incarnation of The Dark Knight.
James Raiz aka TheBoxOfficeArtist loves to draw complicated scenes featuring lots and lots of characters. In this clip, he meticulously illustrated 100 versions of The Dark Knight as seen in his many different guises over the years. Join James’ Discord community for a chance to win a print of the finished image.
Wonder Woman is back, and she’s headed to the mall. The sequel to one of DC’s better recent outings drops our hero into the decade of big hair and Rubik’s Cubes to save the world with her Lasso of Truth, and take on two new foes: Max Lord (Pedro Pascal) and The Cheetah (Kristen Wiig).
Illustrator and toy designer James Groman is the mind behind the insane and gross Madballs series. Now he applies his colorfully-deranged aesthetic to characters from the DC universe, including Batman, The Joker, Killer Croc, and Two-Face. Each is limited to just 3000 pieces, and measures about 7″ tall.
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.
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.
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.
With the wealth of art at hand, we thought designing a comic book action figure would be easy. But artist Jason Fabok points out the back-and-forth process involved in turning a sketch into an action figure, using his work on the DC Essentials line as an example. Skip to 2:33.
Like the rest of Revoltech’s Amazing Yamaguchi line, this Batman action figure features exaggeratedly sculpted parts, particularly its cape, which has joints and six extra parts. It also comes with an alternate face, an extra pair of hands, a Batarang and two grapnel guns.
DC Icons’ The Death of Superman action figure 2-pack lets you recreate the eponymous comic book arc that saw the Man of Steel fall in a lethal draw against Doomsday. It comes with a diorama base that has Supes’ tattered cape. Also on Amazon. More photos on Toyark.
Hot Toys continues its Batman Arkham collection with a sixth scale action figure of Batman: Arkham Knight‘s titular nemesis. Aside from an array of weapons, the 13″ tall figure also comes with an alternate head and armor parts so you can turn it into the Red Hood.
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