In order to compete with the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC is hosting an explosive event of its own next year by pitting two heroes against each other in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is the film that will open up DC’s own movie universe, but going forward, Batman may play an even larger role than we’d previously assumed. More →
Suicide Squad is another movie comic book fans should have on their list for next year. Supposed to launch in August 2016, the film brings together a band of villains from various DC titles, including Batman’s most popular bad guy, the Joker. A trailer has yet to be released for the movie, so we’re yet to see how any of the villains in it look like. But as CNET reports, we now get to at least look at Jared Leto in character. More →
One of the best things about the Batman Arkham series is the option to play as characters other than Batman himself. In Arkham Asylum, the Joker was playable in a limited capacity for a few downloadable challenge maps, but Rocksteady Studios took the concept a step further in Arkham City by letting the player control Catwoman, Robin and Nightwing.
What do you do if all of a sudden you find yourself having to compete against the brand-new Star Wars VII trailer with a trailer of your own? Well, you first announce it’s going to debut on IMAX, and then you somehow have it leaked online somehow. At least that’s what appears to have happened with the new Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, which should be officially released on Monday, but which is already available online to anyone excited about this particular superhero blockbuster. More →
It’s a good thing that Bruce Wayne is so filthy rich because otherwise, his vigilante heroics would send him to the poor house. The Centives economics blog, run by econ students at Lehigh University, has been trying to figure out what it might cost for a real-life Wayne to run around in a giant bat costume every year, and has concluded that he probably pays $2.8 million annually, including $2 million for graphite helmets, $262,800 for Alfred’s salary and $74,880 a year for personal training, among other things. Although one has to wonder, given Batman’s effectiveness at fighting crime relative to the Gotham police force, why the city isn’t providing him with subsidies of some kind of help offset his personal expenses. More →