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IMAX Releases Batman Poster For Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The Batman IMAX poster for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been released online. The new look at the poster shows a much cleaner look at Ben Affleck in the Batman cowl.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is being directed by Zack Snyder, who directed Man of Steel. Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on March 25, 2016.

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DC Entertainment Announces The Dark Knight III: The Master Race Completing Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Saga

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DC Entertainment announced today that bestselling, iconic Batman writer and artist Frank Miller will write the epic conclusion of the celebrated The Dark Knight Returns saga. The “The Dark Knight III: The Master Race” is the sequel to Miller’s 1986 classic The Dark Knight Returns – heralded by TIME Magazine as one of the 10 greatest graphic novels of all time – and its 2001-2002 follow-up series Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

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Miller will be joined by acclaimed writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Joker, and Wonder Woman) on the eight-issue comic book periodical, to be published twice a month under the DC Comics imprint.  Marking the 30th anniversary of The Dark Knight Returns original series, this periodical is slated for publication beginning in late Fall 2015.

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“Batman remains my favorite comic book hero and a sequel to Dark Knight is going to be daunting,” said Miller, “but we’ll do our best.”

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“We are thrilled to have Frank back home at DC writing Batman,” according to Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, Co-Publishers for DC Entertainment. “The story he and Brian have crafted is an astounding and triumphant conclusion to this seminal body of work which influenced and shaped generations of readers and creators alike.”

According to Azzarello, “It’s been an amazing experience collaborating with Frank these past six months. I think we have an epic story that these characters truly deserve.”

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Artists for the project have yet to be announced.

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Batman 1966 Print By Ale Giorgini

Italian based artist Ale Giorgini encorporates his wonderful minimalist geometric style to one of my favorite comic book characters, Batman with his unique take on the 60’s TV series.

You can purchase the giclee in a variety of sizes ($12.48-$41.60). Printed on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks and custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing. You can purchase the prints HERE.

In the next few weeks Ale is planning to release a special limited edition signed and numbered Batman 1966 print at his shop. Follow him on Twitter for the announcement!

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10 Facts You Might Not Know About Tim Burton’s Batman

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Before Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie, Batman was largely known for the campy Adam West/Burt Ward TV series. In fact, they wanted to make a Batman movie based on that show called Batman in Outer Space.

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Luckily, two movie producers bought the rights and wanted to make a darker version of Batman’s story. In the mid-80s, after the success of Ghostbusters, director Ivan Reitman was attached to direct and he wanted to cast Bill Murray as Batman and Eddie Murphy as Robin. These are just some of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which heads to Gotham with the original Batman!

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While the Bill Murray/Eddie Murphy movie never got made, Warner Bros. eventually hired Tim Burton, who wanted Michael Keaton to star. Keaton was primarily known for his comedic roles and his casting caused a major controversy. If you think that modern comic book fans are the only ones to complain about casting, back in 1988 angry comic fans sent over 50,000 handwritten letters to the Warner Bros. offices complaining about Keaton as Batman.

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Batman & Robin Print By Bruce Yan Available At The Hero Complex Booth At WonderCon

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I went to WonderCon yesterday and had to pick up this awesome Batman and Robin Print by Bruce Yan at the Hero Complex Gallery Booth. This is just one on the many pop culture based prints that HCG is selling at the event and they will be there today at booth 201. Bruce Yan’s print pays homage to the pop art of Roy Lichtenstein and is available in a regular version and an eye popping metallic poster. Swing by the booth and tell them that THE FIRE WIRE sent you.

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French Paper Art Releases Detective Comics # 31 Print By Tim Doyle

French Paper Art has released a Detective Comics # 31 print by Tim Doyle. The 18″ X 24″ five color screen prints are signed and numbered. You can order them HERE.

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Funko & Vinyl Sugar Announce Batman Dorbz

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Funko and Vinyl Sugar have announced a Batman Dorbz.

Set for release in July, the series of 3-inch cute vinyl figures boasts Batman, Robin, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and the Penguin. They’re available for preorder now from Entertainment Earth and other retailers.

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Adam West & Burt Ward Announce New Animated Batman Feature Film

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the television series, Adam West will voice Batman in an animated 90-minute feature film, to be released in 2016.

Burt Ward, who played Robin on the show, will also lend his voice for the film. The two announced their participation in the project during a Batman panel at the Mad Monster Party in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend. No further details were revealed.

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Batman ’89 Print By Casey Callender

Wow, I was blown away by this incredible depiction of The Dark Knight from Tim Burton’s groundbreaking film and had to share it with my readers!

Casey Callender will sell this ’89 Batman print at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA next month.

The 18 x 24 print will be a WonderCon edition only and will come in an edition of 300 priced at $35 per print. The 24 x 36 prints, which do vary ever so slightly in design, will drop online and will come in an edition of 250 priced at $57 per print. Both editions come with or without credit blocks, your choice.

Here is what Casey had to say about the print:

“One of the other powerful visual elements of the ’89 Batman that stuck out for me were when Keaton would throw down smoke deterrents and disappear into the shadows….always stuck with me, so that was the basis for the print..that and well, …bats”

Follow Casey Callender on Twitter HERE.

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Phantom City Creative To Sell MONDO Dark Knight AP Prints On March 13, 2015

Tomorrow, March 13, 2015 Phantom City Creative will release their MONDO The Dark Knight print at 1 PM EDT.

The Dark Knight measures 18″ x 24″ and will be signed and numbered in an AP limited edition of 40 (separate of Mondo’s sold out edition). The screen print will cost $65.

Get it here: http://phantomcitycreative.bigcartel.com/

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