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Saturday June 23, 2001
Justice League Preview to be shown at San Diego
Warner Bros. Animation's Rich Fogel told The Continuum that fans will get a first look at Cartoon Network's Justice League animated series at the Comic-Con International in San Diego. "We're just starting to plan the Justice League panel now, and although we probably won't have a finished episode, we'll definitely have some eye-popping visuals to share," Fogel told The Continuum. "We're all very excited about having a chance to give some of our most devoted fans a sneak peek at what's coming up on Justice League." The convention runs July 19-21. The date and time of the Justice League panel has not been released yet.
More Details on Batman: Dark Tomorrow for the Game Cube
Batman: Dark Tomorrow
More Details, including art and screens, can be found Here
Sunday Jun17, 2001
Small News bytes
-Fabio at Superheroes at the Movies is saying that we may see Year One in the Summer of 2003.
-Bill Ramey of Batman on Film is saying that the movie Catwoman will indeed be Patience Price and not Selina Kyle.
Just a reminder that both of these are still rumours and nothing official.
Sunday June 10, 2001
Petition to Bring the Animated Series to DVD
If you are interested in this endeavor, please follow the this link
Sunday June 3 , 2001
Batman heading for the Game Cube!
Check out Ign's GameCube section for some brief news on an upcoming Batman game for Nintendo's new machine. The link to that section is here (Thanks to JoeKerr for the info)
Details on Batman: The Movie DVD
Adam West and Burt Ward have done commentary tracks for the upcoming DVD release of the 1966 Batman feature film.
While talking to Video Premiere Awards, West spoke of having done the commentary, saying, "Youíve got to make [a DVD commentary] enjoyable. I donít especially enjoy talking about Batman. Do you want to sit there and talk about your work for an hour-and-a-half?
"I try to make it fun, but it takes a few minutes to kick in. After talking for a while, it does become a thing of some pleasure. Those were funny, zany, wild days."
As for working with Burt Ward again, West says, "I donít think they could use half of what we said. When Burt and I get together, itís amazing. After 30 years, the onstage chemistry is thereówe get right back into character. Weíre like kids again, just with more adult stories."
Batman hits video stores in August.
Well it seems that the folks at OnStar have some more big plans with the Dark Knight. They are beginning an online promotion where the winner will get a walk on role in the next Batman movie. In addition, that another ad, featuring the Riddler, is on the way. Full details are available at the Comics Continuum and can be found by going here
Tuesday May 21, 2001
Some Info on Patience Price
I have posted a link to Stax's script review for an early script of Catwoman. This draft was written after the Waters version and features the Patience Price Catwoman. However, Stax is incorrect when he says that this is the script that will be used in the upcoming film. The film will have a totally new script. The link to the old script review is here
Back in Action
Alan Porter, editor of the Gotham Gazette and the Gotham Weekly news is back after a lengthy hiatus. Alan has since restarted his weekly news letter and plans on bringing back the Gotham Gazette. If you'd like to subscribe to the Gazette, drop Alan an email at GothamAJP@home.com as well you can read previous editions of his news letter at www.gothamweeklynews.com
Saturday May 19, 2001
Batman Beyond wins two Emmy's
Living up to its predecessors, Batman Beyond took home two Daytime Emmy's. One for Outstanding Special Class Animated program and the other for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition. Now I know that BB isn't everyone's favourite flavour of Batman, but still it is nice to see Batman related things come out on top.
Some Batman info on the Justice League show
Shaun McLaughlin, associate producer of the upcoming Justice League animated series on Cartoon Network, told The Continuum that the portrayal of Batman will be consistent with the previous animated series. "I think the actual portrayal of him is fairly similar to what you've seen before," McLaughlin said. "The actual tone of the character strikes me as pretty much the same. "It's just that he's in a group dynamic. It's like in 'World's Finest.' Putting him in context with somebody else makes the whole story change a little bit. He's a pretty forceful character and visually he's very strong. Putting him in with somebody like Superman, automatically there's a little bit of tension. "Not that there's verbal tension between the two of them or they don't like each other or anything like that. It's almost like it's light and dark. I don't think anybody who liked either of the past Batman series will be disappointed." Batman's look is getting tweaked for Justice League, but, again, it's very familiar. "It's a little bit softer, and for want of a better phrase, a little more kid friendly," McLaughlin said. "Don't take that to mean it's been dumbed down or anything like that. It's kind of between the original Batman the Animated Series and the revamp." Kevin Conroy is reprising his voice role as Batman for Justice League.
Friday April 20, 2001
Who will be Catwoman? Patience Price or Selina
Bill Ramey of Batman on Film is reporting that a very reliable source has told him that Catwoman won't be Selina Kyle, but Patience Price. For those of you who may not know, Patience was the name of the Catwoman character in a script written some time back (Not the Waters script) On the other hand, Fabio2 stated on his message board that his source says it will be Selina Kyle. Hmmmm?
Wednesday April 4, 2001
Fourth OnStar Batman ad up at Adcritic
For anyone who missed the new OnStar ad that aired during Oscars, you can view it at the Adcritic website by going here.
Monday April 2, 2001
Ashley Judd signs to play Catwoman
Ashley Judd Gets Catty
Well the often rumoured Catwoman movie appears to be one step closer to reality. Here's a snippet from E! online
Holy hairballs, Batman, there's a new feline in town.
Catwoman reportedly will be a dark, stylistic noir ŗ la the first two installments of the Batman franchise, which were directed by gloom-meister Tim Burton.
AJ: Just to add to that, Fabio2 has stated on his message board, albeit may not be 100% accurate, that the film will be set in the Y1 setting. Probably to remove Catwoman from the Batman Y1 story and let her develop in her own movie. As for Ashley Judd as Selina/Catwoman, she seems right for Catwoman Probably a lot closer to Catwoman than Keaton was to Batman ;)
Devin Grayson addresses omission in Gotham Knights 15
-Devin Grayson recently wrote to Fandom's Newsarama to address a piece of text that wasn't included in Gotham Knights 15. The text in question has to do with an email by Tim to Bruce. The full text and article can be found by going here.
New Batman videogame on the way
Batman: Chaos in Gotham, a new game for the Game Boy Color, arrives in stores this week from Ubi Soft.
Saturday March 24, 2001
- E! online had a small "scoop" saying. Aaron Eckhart is being eyed for the role of James Gordon in Darren Aronofsky's Year One film. Eckhart's name came up for the role of Batman as well. On the other hand, Bill Ramey of Batman on Film is reporting that his sources have said that no casting has begun which makes the scoop mere rumour.
-There will be a new OnStar ad featuring Batman. It will air during the Oscars. Penguin and Vicky Vale will appear in it too.
-Some bad news regarding the Special Edition Bat-DVD's. WB has said that none are planned.
Saturday March 17, 2001
Batman Beyond was nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards on Wednesday.
The competition looks interesting though it makes me wonder how a show like
Angela Anaconda got nominated. Makes me wonder why the Japanese are considered
the leaders in animation. Oh well, here's hoping Batman Beyond picks up a few.
Batman Special Edition DVD's?
The Dark Horizons website is reporting, based on info from the Worlds Finest website, that Warner Brothers may release special editions of the four live action Bat-films by Christmas time. Most notably, Batman, and maybe Batman Forever, will contain deleted scenes along with additional features such as trailers bios etc. As well, Sub-Zero and an unedited Batman Beyond Return of the Joker might follow.
The idea of special edition Batman DVDs sounds neat. It's no surprise that Both BATMAN and BATMAN FOREVER had some deleted scenes. In fact I remember talk of an extended Forever from years back. Here's hoping it is true.