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Batman 66 Exhibit To Open At The Hollywood Museum On January 12, 2018

President and Founder of the world-famous Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building, Donelle Dadigan, announced that, the Hollywood Museum is thrilled that Burt Ward and world renown Batman ‘66 collectors, will work together in the first ever “Batman ‘66” exhibit, opening to the public on Jan 12th 2018 – the same date as the 52nd anniversary of the 1966 premiere of the ABC TV series, “Batman.”

On Jan 10th 2018, The Hollywood Museum will turn Hollywood in Gotham City, as they project the iconic Bat Signal on the side of the historic Max Factor building, at a VIP unveiling gala for “Holy Hollywood History! Batman ‘66,” with special appearances by the show’s cast members and other stars in attendance.

The exhibit, which will consist of four popular sections (Wayne Manor, The Batcave, Gallery of Guest Super Villains, and The Collectibles of Batman ‘66), will pay tribute to the memory of Adam West and honor the other half of the Dynamic Duo, Burt Ward, and the iconic show, still seen today in the U.S. and around the world weekly.

The Batman 66 exhibit will feature original costumes and props from the show, which have not been seen since it originally broadcast from 1966-68. Dadigan says, “We have costumes and props that evoke one’s childhood memories of the ever popular TV series, “Batman”. There is something for everyone – from the Batmobile and Batcycle to Burt and Adam’s original costumes worn during the show’s 120 episode run on ABC TV Network, as well as guest villains – and one of my favorites – the original Dr. Casandra costume worn by TV and film star Ida Lupino, that has never been seen publicly before.”

Other highlights include original costumes and costumes recreated due to age and condition representing guest star villlians including The Riddler, The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze – to name a few; , life size sculptures of the three famous women who brought Catwoman to life (Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and the original, Julie Newmar) with costumes, as well as Yvonne Craig (Batgirl), and more, including Adam West’s face and mannequin from 1966.

The extensive exhibit will also feature much sought after collectibles, including a the “gotta-have” children’s lunch box, action figures of every shape and size, batman and robin puppets, rare Batman Ice Cream boxes, drinking cups, board games, and many more extremely rare collectibles from 1966 too numerous to name and, in some cases, never before seen on public display.

Thousands of hours have gone into mounting this exhibit and a dedicated team of Hollywood Museum staff and world- renown collectors, including Wally Wingert, Scott Sebring, Pat Evans, Tom Woodruff Jr., Nate Truman, Mark Hardeman, Greg Maraio, Alex Zsolt, Christopher Chaisson, Bob Mitsch, Kelly Delcambre, Adrian Van Eck, Ivan Tabac, Brian Puls, Chaz George, Buddy Rogers, Troy Maynus, Daniel Fopma, Dave Tripet, Grigg Espinoza, Rob Klein, and Robert Jungweber have come together to loan amazing items that are now part of TV history – to help create this first ever Batman’66 exhibit, “Holy Hollywood History!” Wally Wingert has been named as the special Curator of this exhibit, with exhibit Organizer, Roger Neal.

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Bottleneck Gallery To Release Batman: The Animated Series Print By Tom Whalen On December 13, 2017

Paul Dini and Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series is an absolute animated classic that we’ve been obsessed with since it premiered way back in 1992.

Tom’s take on the Dark Knight’s most successful and well-rounded cartoon incarnation features everything we loved about the series: sleek and memorable character designs for Batman’s entire rogues gallery; the art deco Gotham cityscape; and blimps!

The print, alongside a variant will be available for purchase Wednesday (12/13) at 12PM ET at bottleneckgallery.com!

Batman: The Animated Series by Tom Whalen
6 color screen print
12 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 225
$45


Batman: The Animated Series Variant by Tom Whalen
6 color screen print with metallic inks
12 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 100
$55

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Jessica Jones Season 2 Trailer

Netflix announced that the second season of Jessica Jones will premiere on March 8, 2018. The award winning show will premiere with 13 one-hour episodes.

The Netflix original series Marvel’s Jessica Jones was the second of four epic live-action adventure series (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage and Marvel’s Iron Fist), which all led to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders. All series premiered only on Netflix. Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade, as she faces demons from within and without. In its first season, Marvel’s Jessica Jones was the recipient of a prestigious Peabody Award.

New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.

Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) is joined by a returning cast that includes Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse) and new cast members Janet McTeer and J.R. Ramirez, among others.

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Teaser Trailer

Sony Pictures Animation today revealed the teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. Shameik Moore, star of The Get Down and Dope, voices Miles Morales in the film, and he is joined by Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali, and Brian Tyree Henry.

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman. The script was written by Phil Lord. The producers are Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg.

The animated feature will swing into theaters on December 14, 2018.

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The Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Art Scale 1/10  Statue By Frank Miller

Announced at Comic Con Experience in Brazil is this amazing Dark Knight Returns Deluxe Art Scale 1/10 statue by Frank Miller created in partnership with Iron Studios and Chiaroscuro Studios.

The statue will be released globally in 2018. Two versions will be available; a numbered edition limited to only 250 pieces with art signed by Frank Miller and a regular version without art.

No word on the release date or pricing.

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Check Out The First X-Men: Dark Phoenix Photos

Entertainment Weekly has released the cover of their next issue which features the very first look at the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix! Check it out along with the first photos from the upcoming X-Men film.

The magazine also has some story details for the sequel, confirming that it takes place ten years after X-Men: Apocalypse and is set during 1992. The film will open with the X-Men in unfamiliar territory: national heroes. In fact, Charles Xavier lands on the cover of TIME magazine, and with his newfound inflated ego he starts sending the team on more dangerous missions.

“Pride is starting to get the better of him, and he is pushing the X-Men to more extreme missions,” director Simon Kinberg says.

The result is the team’s first trip into space where a mission gone awry awakens none other than, you guessed it, The Phoenix Force within Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey.

“This is probably the most emotional X-Men we’ve done and the most pathos-driven,” star James McAvoy says. “There’s a lot of sacrifice and a lot of suffering.”

EW also reveals new details on Jessica Chastain’s villain role in the film (previously said to be Lilandra. Empress of the Shi’ar empire) calling her as “otherwordly shapeshifter who manipulates Phoenix for her own agenda” and saying she’s “quiet but brutal.”

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will bring back much of the cast of the new films, including James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler). Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), and Evan Peters (Quicksilver). Lamar Johnson of The Next Step has joined the cast in a mystery role and the mutant Dazzler will reportedly play a part in the film.

Simon Kinberg is writing and directing the film, marking his directorial debut. He will also produce alongside Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker. X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set to open in theaters on November 2, 2018.

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Kotobukiya Batman – Gotham By Gaslight ARTFX+ Statue

Revealed at Tokyo Comic Con 2017, Kotobukiya announced the upcoming Batman – Gotham by Gaslight ARTFX+ Statue.

Gotham by Gaslight was a DC Comics one-shot by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, with inks by P. Craig Russell released in February 1989.

The prestoge format comic is considered to be the first Elseworlds story, where DC Comics heroes are taken out of their usual setting and put into alternate timelines or realities. And although it was not originally labelled as such, subsequent printings include the “Elseworlds” logo.

In an alternative Victorian Age Gotham City, Batman begins his war on crime while he investigates a new series of murders by Jack the Ripper.

A Batman – Gotham By Gaslight animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Animation as a Digital Download on January 23, 2018 before coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 6, 2018.

The statue has no release date or price.

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First Look At Brenton Thwaites As Robin In DC’s Titans

Here is the first look at Brenton Thwaites as Robin in the upcoming live-action streaming series Titans. The Warner Bros. TV series will premiere in 2018 as part of DC’s direct-to-consumer digital service.

Titans stars Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft (Home and Away) as Raven, Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Dawn Granger/Dove, Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Hank Hall/Hawk, and Lindsey Gort as Police Detective Amy Rohrbach.

The Robin super suit was designed by renowned costume designer Laura Jean Shannon, whose credits include Black Lightning, Iron Man and The Jungle Book, among others.

Titans comes from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. In the action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. Fans can expect Titans to be a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.

Comic book fans know Dick Grayson as Batman’s famous sidekick, Robin. After Dick’s parents were murdered during their high-flying circus act, Bruce Wayne became Dick’s legal guardian and trained him to fight crime beside him. But after years as part of the Dynamic Duo, Dick struggled to find his place outside the Dark Knight’s shadow. Finally striking out as his own man, he emerges as a leader, mentor, and father figure to his new family, the Titans. It remains to be seen if the series will have Grayson transition into the hero Nightwing or if he will remain The Boy Wonder in the series.

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Watch The Trailer For Batman Ninja

Check out the new trailer for Warner Bros. Japan’s upcoming anime movie Batman Ninja which transports The Dark Knight to feudal Japan.

Character designer Takashi Okazaki has reimagined Gotham’s heroes and villains as characters inspired by Medieval Japan.

Batman Ninja is the story of how Batman, the Bat Family, and a number of Gotham’s criminals are transported through time and space back to Medieval Japan where they become embroiled in a local power struggle. Director Jumpei Mizusaki has described Batman Ninja as a film meant to show the world how Japan sees Batman and not one about how Batman (and Bruce Wayne) see Japan. Judging by the trailer, Japan sees a badass side of Batman that’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before.

Batman Ninja hits stores on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2018 and Warner Bros. will include both the original Japanese version of the film, and a version with English dubbing.

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Mondo To Release The Punisher Poster By Jock On December 1, 2017

Tomorrow Mondo will release a  new poster by Jock for The Punisher – the most recent entry into the Marvel/Netflix lexicon of shows.

Pick up this poster tomorrow (12/1) at a random time via mondotees.com.

The Punisher by Jock
18″x24″ screen print
Hand numbered. Edition of 250.
Expected to ship in February 2018.
$50

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