Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel loop their voices on an iPad app to form a 2-man doo-wop group — singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by The Tokens in 4-part harmony.
Warner Bros. Television has released the first official promo photo from the upcoming Fox series, featuring Donal Logue (“Terriers,” “Sons of Anarchy”) as Detective Harvey Bullock.
Here’s the official character description for Bullock: “Jim Gordon’s partner and mentor, the rough-around-the-edges Detective Harvey Bullock plays loose with police procedure, but gets results — and he does so with old-school, hard-ass panache.” Bullock has a 40-year history in DC Comics, created by Archie Goodwin and Howard Chaykin and first introduced in 1974’s “Detective Comics” #441. “Gotham” will be the character’s first appearance in live action.
“Gotham,” starring Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon before he became Gotham City police commissioner, has a series commitment at Fox.
Tomorrow MONDO will release posters by Kevin Tong and martin Ansin from their recent gallery show in Austin, Texas. Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, March 20th.
Alien Poster by Martin Ansin. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 450. $50
Prometheus poster by Martin Ansin. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 425. $50
Psycho poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 350. $45
Hannibal poster by Kevin Tong. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. $75
With production underway on Constantine, NBC’s new pilot from executive producers Daniel Cerone & David S. Goyer and director Neil Marshall, NBC, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment have released the first image of series star Matt Ryan in character as John Constantine.
“I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat,” said executive producer David S. Goyer.
Constantine stars UK native Matt Ryan (Layer Cake, The Tudors, Torchwood) and follows enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective John Constantine, who is reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond. As DC Comics and Vertigo fans know, the character of John Constantine made his debut as a supporting character in Swamp Thing in 1985, before going on to star in Vertigo’s bestselling Hellblazer as well as his currently ongoing, self-titled series set within The New 52.
The Constantine pilot is executive produced by Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist, Dexter) and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight films, Man of Steel). Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) is directing from a teleplay by Daniel Cerone, with story by Daniel Cerone & David S. Goyer.
Constantine is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, and is based upon characters published by DC Comics.
Fox’s DC Comics-based “Gotham” took another step closer to TV screens this week, with the debut of its logo and a series description.
The description established that a central “Gotham” premise will be the “brave, honest and ready to prove himself” James Gordon (series lead Ben McKenzie) and “brash but shrewd police legend” Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) stumbling upon the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Gordon then forms an “inexplicable kinship” with 12-year-old, pre-Batman, Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), and vows to catch his parents’ killer.
The “Gotham” cast also includes Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Essen, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin and Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney. “Gotham,” executive produced and written by Bruno Heller, has a series commitment at Fox and is one of multiple DC-based shows in active network development for the 2014-2015 television season (along with “The Flash” and “iZombie” at The CW, and “Constantine” at NBC).
Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?
Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), Gotham follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
Growing up in Gotham City’s surrounding suburbs, James Godon (Ben McKenzie, “Southland,” “The O.C.”) romanticized the city as a glamorous and exciting metropolis where his late father once served as a successful district attorney. Now, two weeks into his new job as a Gotham City detective and engaged to his beloved fiancée, Barbara Kean (Erin Richards, “Open Grave,” “Breaking In”), Gordon is living his dream – even as he hopes to restore the city back to the pure version he remembers it was as a kid.
Brave, honest and ready to prove himself, the newly-minted detective is partnered with the brash, but shrewd police legend Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue, “Sons of Anarchy,” “Terriers,” “Vikings,” “Copper”), as the two stumble upon the city’s highest-profile case ever: the murder of local billionaires Thomas and Martha Wayne.
At the scene of the crime, Gordon meets the sole survivor: the Waynes’ hauntingly intense 12-year-old son, Bruce (David Mazouz, “Touch”), toward whom the young detective feels an inexplicable kinship. Moved by the boy’s profound loss, Gordon vows to catch the killer.
As he navigates the often-underhanded politics of Gotham’s criminal justice system, Gordon will confront imposing gang boss Fish Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith, “The Matrix” films, “HawthoRNe,” “Collateral”), and many of the characters who will become some of fiction’s most renowned, enduring villains, including a teenaged Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman (acting newcomer Camren Bicondova) and Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor, “The Walking Dead,” “Another Earth”).
Although the crime drama will follow Gordon’s turbulent and singular rise through the Gotham City police department, led by Police Captain Sarah Essen (Zabryna Guevara, “Burn Notice”), it also will focus on the unlikely friendship Gordon forms with the young heir to the Wayne fortune, who is being raised by his unflappable butler, Alfred (Sean Pertwee, “Camelot,” “Elementary”). It is a friendship that will last them all of their lives, playing a crucial role in helping the young boy eventually become the crusader he’s destined to be.
Gotham is based upon characters published by DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist”) wrote the pilot, which will be directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon (the “CSI” series, “Nikita”).
On May 5, 2014 New York’s Paley Center For Media is hosting a special event called “Batman at 75: To All a Dark Knight.” Special guests for this panel discussion include Director Kevin Smith, Designer Chip Kidd, Bill Finger expert Marc Tyler Nobleman, Dark Knight film trilogy producer Michael Uslan and Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy.
USA Today’s Pop Candy Columnist Whitney Matheson will host the discussion and tickets are still available HERE.
Today Warner Bros. Television released the first photo of Grant Gustin’s full Flash costume designed by three-time Academy Award-winner Colleen Atwood. The design is a faithful take on Barry Allen’s recognizable garb from decades of DC Comics history.
Production of “The Flash” pilot is currently ongoing in Vancouver. The series has been discussed since summer 2013, with Gustin debuting in the civilian role of Barry Allen in two episodes of “Arrow” last fall.
The show, executive produced by “Arrow” veterans Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Nutter, is in contention for a spot on The CW’s 2014-2015 schedule. The pilot was written by Berlanti, Kreisberg, and long-time “Flash” comic book writer/DC chief creative officer Geoff Johns.
For the 10th Anniversary of LOST event at the Paley Center For Media on March 16, 2014 Gallery 1998 enlisted Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative to create the screen print. The poster will be for sale at the event, which is this Sunday at the Dolby Theater and tickets are still available:
A large number of the cast, as well as Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse (maybe a Polar Bear?) and Paul Scheer, will be hosting.
Gallery 1988 will have 200 of the 24×18 inch print to sell, and they are $30 each. Whatever is left over from the event, will be up on their website the next day.
Filmmaker and comic-book writer Kevin Smith teams with fellow Bat-fan, comedian and KROQ radio personality Ralph Garman, for a DC Comics/Dynamite Entertainment crossover comic book set in the groovy days of the superheroes’ 1960s TV shows.
Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet launches as a 12-part, digital-first biweekly series beginning May 21,2014 and will debut in comic shops as a print comic on June 4, 2014.
Teaming with artist Ty Templeton, Smith and Garman are treating the story like a missing “lost” sequel to the 1967 Batman two-parter that brought the Hornet and Kato to Gotham City to foil a counterfeit-stamp ring run by the mustachioed, pink-suited villain Colonel Gumm (Roger C. Carmel).
Alex Ross’ painted cover to “Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet” gives new life to the characters from the ’60s shows: clockwise from top, Batman (played by Adam West), Kato (Bruce Lee), Green Hornet (Van Williams) and Robin (Burt Ward).
Read more HERE.
Reprinted from USA Today
Olly Moss just announced a set of two True Detective 1995 + 2012 hand numbered prints.
In honor of the season finale of HBO’s hit series, True Detective which airs tonght, the set depicts the two lead characters, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in different decades.
The 5×5″ giclees will be printed on heavy, textured watercolor paper, made with with archival inks. The set will be available to purchase for the next 24 hours for only $25.
100 random orders will also receive a bonus print featuring the serial murderer! But Olly has no idea who that is yet so there can be no preview.
Please note this is a timed edition sale. Prints will be made to order and may not arrive for up to 2-3 months. Hopefully much sooner, though! You can order the set HERE.