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Kevin Smith Directing Batman ’89 Themed Episode of The Goldbergs

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In an upcoming episode, ABC’s ’80s sitcom “The Goldbergs” will tackle one of the decade’s last major pop culture events: the release of Tim Burton’s “Batman.” Bringing the episode to life is one of Batman’s biggest fans — filmmaker Kevin Smith.

The episode will revolve around the release of the 1989 superhero film starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. The episode, titled “The Dynamic Duo,” starts filming next week.

Smith spoke with IGN about his excitement for this Batman episode, saying: “I grew up watching the Adam West ‘Batman’ and I was in a sold out movie theater for Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ on opening day, June 23rd, 1989, so I can’t wait to recreate those early eras of Bat-amania in the Goldbergs Universe. Luckily, the funny folks in front of and behind the cameras who make this hysterical show every week will be doing all the heavy lifting in our time travel experiment.”

“Goldbergs” EP and creator Adam F. Goldberg is as big a fan of Smith as Smith is of Batman. “I’ve waited in long lines to have him sign my ‘Bluntman’ comics, I’ve collected his ‘Clerks’ action figures, I’ve forced my writers to watch clips of his speaking engagements and I shoe-horned in a part for him in my screenplay for ‘Fanboys’ just so I could meet the guy,” said Goldberg. The show creator added that he bonded with his brother over Smith’s films. “There is no better person out there to help bring our Burton’s Batman episode to life. Truly.”

The “Batman” episode of “The Goldbergs” will air later this spring. The episode comes after Smith’s recent turns directing episodes of the CW’s “Flash” and “Supergirl.” The director, known for feature films like “Mallrats” and “Clerks,” is becoming TV’s go-to guy for bringing the DC Universe to the small screen. Smith’s “Supergirl” episode, titled “Supergirl Lives,” will air on the CW on January 23, 2017.

“The Goldbergs” stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, AJ Michalka, George Segal and Jeff Garlin and airs on ABC on Wednesday nights.

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Yoga Hosers Trailer

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The second entry in Kevin Smith’s Canada-centric ‘True North Trilogy,’ “Yoga Hosers” follows the adventures of two 15-year-old girls, Colleen Collette (Depp) and Colleen McKenzie (Smith) who go into battle after an ancient evil returns, teaming with a Montreal legend, Guy Lapointe (Johnny Depp) for a Yoga-infused offense.

Starring Johnny Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Lily-Rose Depp, Ralph Garman, Justin Long, Harley Morenstein, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Jennifer Schwalbach, Adam Brody, Austin Butler, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Mewes, Tyler Posey and Stan Lee

Yoga Hosers will be released on July 29, 2016.

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Kevin Smith Will Be ‘Geeking Out’ On AMC Late Night

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Pop culture fans, unite. AMC Thursday announced a weekly late-night talk show, tentatively called Geeking Out.

Director Kevin Smith (Clerks), one of the featured players on AMC’s Comic Book Men, and actor Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will host a half-hour show that “will take a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens” with discussion, video clips, interviews and out-of studio segments, according to the show’s description.

The show is expected to premiere, fittingly, with a special episode covering San Diego Comic-Con, whose convention-goers would seem to be a likely audience for Geeking. Eight more episodes will run weekly later in the summer.

The show is expected to premiere with a special episode covering Comic-Con International: San Diego in late July, with eight more episodes to run weekly, starting in late summer.

“Kevin and Greg are both true fans of this content, and share a deep passion for talking about it, and engaging other fans about it. But it is their natural chemistry as hosts that really brings this idea together,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming for AMC.

“AMC has been my TV family for five seasons of Comic Book Men now, so I know that Geeking Out is in the perfect, fan-friendly network hands,” said Smith.

“I get all my work from my friends. Now it’s time for me to take advantage of those relationships even more,” said Grunberg, who has acted in many J.J. Abrams productions. “I am going to get every single genre-based writer, director and actor I know to come on our show and geek out with us. And they’re going to thank me for it. I love how Kevin Smith smells and we fit together like two hibernating fan-bears.”

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Stan Lee Cameo School Featuring Kevin Smith, Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Jason Mewes & Lou Ferrigno

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Released by Audi of America today, discover the hidden talents of comic book legend Stan Lee as he teaches a very unique acting class to Kevin Smith, Michael Rooker and Tara Reid: the art of cameo. Stan’s notable cameos in Marvel films, from being a beauty pageant judge in Iron Man 3 to a mental ward patient in Thor: The Dark World, are part of comic legend.

The video directed by Kevin Smith, also features cameos by Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes and the Audi S8.

Audi and Marvel Studios are joining forces once again for the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will be released this Friday, May 1. The highly-anticipated film will feature the 2016 Audi R8, 2015 TTS and 2015 A3 Cabriolet vehicles alongside the next generation of Avengers characters.

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Join Ralph Garmin & Kevin Smith For The Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet Comic Book Kickoff Event At The Petersen Automotive Museum On June 1, 2014

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On June 1, 2014 join Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles for the “Batman ’66 meets The Green Hornet” Comic Book Kickoff event.

Batman ’66 meets The Green Hornet is written by Kevin and Ralph and follows in the footsteps of the 1960s TV series when Batman, Robin, The Green Hornet, and Kato made television history by teaming up for a momentous crossover event.

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This event will feature Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman doing a live podcast as they record Fat Man On Batman. The event will take place inside the Petersen Automotive Museum’s “Hollywood Cars” space featuring the original Black Beauty and Batcycle.

All ticket holders will receive a signed copy of Batman ’66 Meets The Green Hornet.

Tickets can be ordered HERE for $40.

Location:

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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AMC Renews Comic Book Men, Announces Kevin Smith Hollywood Babble-On Project & Robert Bruce Super Collector Series

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Today AMC announced the renewal of the unscripted series “Comic Book Men” which, in its third season. Building on the late night success of “Comic Book Men,”

AMC is expanding its relationship with Kevin Smith to include the development of a late night project, “Hollywood Babble-On,” starring Smith and his co-host of their wildly popular podcast, Ralph Garman. Additionally,

AMC is also working with Smith on the development of a docu-series featuring super-collector and “Comic Book Men” regular, Robert Bruce. Produced by Original Media, LLC and Smith’s Smodcast Pictures, and executive produced by Dan Laikind, Charlie Corwin, Elyse Seiden and Kevin Smith, Bruce and his fellow experts scour the country searching real estate sales, auction houses and flea markets on a quest to find rare items that will feed the needs of his demanding clients and add to Bruce’s own colossal collection.

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Batman and The Green Hornet Team Up For A Comic Book Crossover By Kevin Smith & Ralph Garmin

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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.

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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.

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Reprinted from USA Today

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Zack Snyder Talks Batman vs. Superman During Man of Steel Fan Event

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Batman vs. Superman director Zach Snyder prompted artists Dave Correia, Alex Pardee, and Jonathan Wayshak to interpret the iconic comic book characters and the results can be seen below.

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You can now bid on the pieces by clicking here and all proceeds from the auctions go to the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign to fight the hunger crisis in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya.

Also during the Man of Steel Fan Event, Snyder issued a few teases for the highly-anticipated movie. The first was this passing comment “Lex loves calling him an alien.” Could this be an indication of Luthor’s involvement in the upcoming film or was it a general character statement?

In addition, Snyder teased that we may see how his “taking care of” General Zod in Man of Steel has affected Superman in the upcoming sequel.

Snyder also mentioned he’d love for composer Hans Zimmer to return for the film, especially given his famous score from Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy,” saying: “I think it would be awesome if Hans did the movie because he has that challenge.” When asked previously about his involvement, Zimmer said: “The thought right now is that no, I don’t want to go and take what I did with Chris and just plonk it into another movie.” Remember, he had a change of heart regarding scoring Man of Steel as well. It’s still possible he could return.

Furthermore, rumors began last week that the sequel’s production was setting up shop in Yorkville, IL for some Kent farm scenes and today Snyder was asked if they would return to Plano, Illinois for more Smallville scenes in the sequel. When prompted, Snyder smiled and replied: “I can’t say.”

Batman vs. Superman will feature the return of Henry Cavill as Superman, facing off against Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Also starring Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Laurence Fishburne, Batman vs. Superman hits theaters on July 17, 2015.


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AMC’s Comic Book Men Returns For A Third Season On October 13, 2013

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Comic Book Men, returns for a third season on October 13, 2013.

The AMC program takes place at the comic-book shop Kevin Smith owns in Red Bank, N.J. The upcoming season includes guest appearances by Lou Ferrigno, Nichelle Nichols and other geek-friendly heroes.

Catch the premiere Oct. 13 at midnight ET on AMC.

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Kevin Smith Started Writing Clerks III at 4:20 this Morning

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Kevin Smith is moving forward with plans to make Clerks III his finale movie. He posted on his Facebook page that he has started writing the third film:

 “THE BEGINNING OF THE END

20 years ago today, we started shooting CLERKS.

20 years later, with no plan or provocation, I jumped out of bed at 4:20 this morning and started writing CLERKS III.

It’s been like hanging out with old friends.

And after 2 hours of tapping the keys and giggling, I have come to a conclusion…

CLERKS III will be the best film I’ll ever make.”

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 Jeff Anderson and Brian O’Halloran played Randal Graves and Dante Hicks, respectively, in the original 1994 Clerks. A pair of young slackers working minimum wage customer service jobs, they reprised their roles for a short-lived animated series and then returned to the big screen in 2006’s Clerks II.

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