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The Continuum is reporting that Huntress will be a metahuman who will have the ability to adjust her vision. In addition, its also got pictures from the shows, which include Barbara's Batgirl costume. To see these pictures, go Here
AJ: Metahuman?? Why not just give her a better costume.
Bill's source has told him that the rumour of Michael Keaton appearing as Batman in Catwoman is false.
Another interesting story that Bill has is regarding the Wachowski's and Batman. They were asked to work on Batman. For more details go Here
Craig of Gotham Clock Tower has scored an interview with Laeta Kalogridis; writer of the pilot of this series. Laeta talks about the series, the actors and what to expect in future episodes. Interesting to note is that Kalogridis is a fan of the comics and is very fluent in Batman mythology. To read the interview, click Here
Also from Gotham ClockTower is news that Ian
Abercrombie has been cast to play Alfred. His notable role is that of Mr. Pitt
on Seinfeld. He as also appeared in
"Addams Family Values," "Army of Darkness," Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star
Ashley Judd was recently interviewed by SciFi Wire in regards to her role as Catwoman. Here are some highlights
On Superhero Mythology: "One of the things I loved about Spider-Man is that for the genre, they made it very real," Judd said in an interview. "They played the emotion very genuine, and even the news editor, who was the most campy sort of iconic cartoon figure, there was something really great and plausible about him. It just definitely reinforced the direction that we had been planning on taking Catwoman all along, which is why we've worked so hard on the script in order to make it more real."
On Michelle Pfiefer: "I remember watching it in spring of 2000 and just thinking, she's definitely got the devilish part of Catwoman, which is so delicious."
To read more click Here
Newsarama has an interesting interview with soon to be BATMAN artist Jim Lee. Lee talks about his work, his personal life and of course Batman. To read click Here
The Comics Continuum has a small Picture showing Dina Meyer, who plays Oracle as Batgirl. Here it is
Interesting news from the Continuum which should interest fans of the 60's show
Back to the Batcave: The True Adventures of Adam
West and Burt Ward (working title) is a special in development at CBS. The
special reunites Batman series stars Adam West and Burt Ward in a comedy
adventure where they stumble upon a diabolical plot to steal the original
Batmobile from a charity benefit. While trying to unravel the details,
they flash back to the tumultuous times of their 60s television series to
reveal a bizarre behind-the-scenes story of the creation of a television
classic, from their on-the-set explosions to their wild real-life
encounters with fans.
Newsarama is reporting that Terry Moore, Chuck Dixon's replacement for the Birds of Prey comic, will only be writing three issues. The reason....
“Although I enjoyed a fantastic working relationship with my editors at DC
and loved what I was doing with them, I quickly found myself torn between
two obsessions, Strangers in Paradise and Birds of Prey,” Moore explained
to Newsarama.com. “With my 10th anniversary year of SIP coming up in 2003
and all the plans I have working with that, I quickly realized I was going
to have to step away from BoP and let someone else obsess about it.
At the moment a new replacement has not been found but independent writer Gilbert Hernandez will be writing six issues after Moore.
Also from Newsarama is news that DC will be releasing a Batgirl and Catwoman secret files books.
It's official, Warner Brothers released its fall schedule and Birds of Prey has been picked up. Here is their announcement plus their promotional art
The Batman legend is about to take a very
unexpected turn. With Birds of Prey, the producers of Smallville masterfully
combine the human drama of their hit WB series with a stunning cinematic visual
Assuming that a Canadian station picks this show up, I'll devote a section of the website to it. Let's see what they've got
The following is from Superhero Hype and is just a rumour so take with a grain of salt
Hey I went to Universal Studios and got to meet one of
my fave actors, Michael Keaton. I mostly talked about Batman and he says
that as far as he knows he's not doing another Batman, but there's a
chance the "old crusader" might appear in the new "Catwoman" flick - but
that's it - 5 minutes.
Lana Bizzaro, webmaster of the Superboy TV series website, has obtained a copy of the Birds of Prey pilot and has reviewed it. Here is her review (used with her permission) contains spoilers.
Imagine a map of a city labled "New Gotham
City" transforming into an actual metropolis...that's how the pilot of Birds
starts out! Like a bat, we soar deeper into the city to a certain event that
took place in the past, or the present. A victim screams, and that's when we
find out that a certain cat-person (Catwoman) was killed by a deadly foe (The
Joker). The reasons behind this deadly encounter is not explained completely
until the finale, but the first seven minutes pays close attention to the origin
of the 3 characters who will later be together in the fight against crime. And
there's no ambiguity to who they once were...Catwoman, Batman, Batgirl and The
Joker are all mentioned by name.
This review sounds Interesting. It appears that the show has been tweaked and has mixed and matched continuity like the animated series which is fine with me. It has peaked my interest nonetheless-AJ
Gotham Clock Tower also has review of the pilot. It, along with a picture from the pilot and promotional art can be found by clicking Here (This review has spoilers)
Newsarama has a snippet on Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee's run on Batman based on their appearance at Wizard World East.
Previously, at the convention’s Batman panel, upcoming Batman writer
Jeph Loeb, when asked about the Batcave and Batmobile said it’s hard to
tell a good Batman story without either. Upcoming Batman artist Jim Lee
added, “A new Batmobile? Hmmm…”
Al Gough. One of the creators of the Smallville TV show did an online interview about the show's future. Among one of the questions asked was about the appearance of Bruce Wayne. Here is Gough's response
Not in the near future. I think that's something that we could potentially see a little further down the road. That all has to do with issues, financial and rights control. It's an ongoing dream. [Laughs.] It's just hard when you cross those two worlds. It's difficult. You deal with Warner features and DC comics and other entities. If anyone doesn't like the idea, it's dead. It's just finding the right way to approach that.
Stax at Filmforce has just reviewed the latest draft of the Catwoman script. Judging from his review, it appears that this Catwoman movie will feature Patience Price and she will have a similar origin to Catwoman from Batman Returns. Stax's overall opinion is that the script is better than a previous draft but it would be preferable if it did away with the Batman Returns concept altogether. To read his review in full (which by the way does contain spoilers) click Here
Stax also has a rumour regarding the Catwoman movie. His sources are saying that Owen Wilson has been approached to play the role of Tom Lone, a former Gotham City cop. Stax is saying that Warner Brothers is keen on signing him for this film.