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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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Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Trailer

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20th Century Fox debuted the trailer for Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based upon the best-selling novel by Ransom Riggs. The film, which is set to release in theaters on September 30, 2016, stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson.

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

Ransom Riggs’ novel was published in 2011, followed in 2014 by a second book (in a planned trilogy), “Hollow City.” With a screenplay by Jane Goldman (X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service), Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children under the Chernin Entertainment banner.

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DC Comics, I Would Love To See This Proposed Batman ’89 Series Happen!

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Amid the success of Batman ’66, Joe Quinones and Kate Leth had hoped to revisit another fondly remembered era from the Dark Knight’s on-screen past in Batman ’89. Alas, DC Comics passed on their miniseries pitch.

However, Quinones has shared some details and proof-of-concept art from the proposal that will undoubtedly make fans of the Tim Burton films sigh over what might’ve been — including a depiction of Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face.

“Our story would have picked up the threads left by Tim Burton’s Batman Returns,” Quinones explains on his blog. “We would have seen the return of Selina Kyle/ Catwoman as well as introductions to ‘Burton-verse’ versions of Robin, Barbara Gordon/Batgirl, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy. It also would have showcased the turn of Billy Dee Williams’ Harvey Dent into Two-Face.”

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Edward Scissorhands To Get 25th anniversary Blu-ray With Exclusive Comic-Con Lithograph By Mark Englert

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It’s been almost 25 years since Edward Scissorhands — Tim Burton’s unlikely love story featuring Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall, and Johnny Depp as the world’s most gentle Frankenstein monster. And in celebration, Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a restored, special-edition Blu-ray.

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The commemorative package, which will be released on Oct. 13, can be pre-ordered at San Diego Comic-Con this week. Fans who pre-order will also be able to snag an exclusive limited-edition lithograph designed by artist Mark Englert in partnership with Gallery 1988.

“Edward Scissorhands is one of those timeless movies that just works on so many levels,” Englert said in a press release. “I love how the movie portrays creativity, success, love, fleeting acceptance, and the intense isolation that comes with being that special kind of different.”

The set will come with collectible film-inspired premium items, and will also include never-before-seen bonus footage

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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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Tim Burton To Direct Disney’s Live-Action Dumbo Film

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Following his recent Margaret Keane biopic Big Eyes and the currently-in-production Miss Peregrine’s Home for Unusual Children, director Tim Burton is making plans to return to Walt Disney Pictures for a new live action adaptation of an animated feature. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Alice in Wonderland helmer will take on Dumbo, first announced for development last summer.

The original animated Dumbo, released in 1941, marked Disney’s fourth full-length animated feature and told the story of a young circus elephant who, mocked for his enormous ears, discovers that he can actually use them to fly.

The new film, which is planned to blend CGI and live-action, will feature a screenplay by Transformers scribe Ehren Kruger.

Disney has been finding quite a bit of success lately with live action takes on their classic films. The recent Maleficent grossed more than $750 million worldwide while Burton’s own Alice in Wonderland took in more than a billion. The studio will release Kenneth Branagh’s take on Cinderella this Friday while a Jon Favreau helmed take on The Jungle Book is slated to hit the big screen April 15, 2016.

Starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Samuel L. Jackson, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Unusual Children will arrive in theaters March 4, 2016.

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The Trailer For Tim Burton’s Big Eyes

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Here is the trailer for director Tim Burton’s upcoming Big Eyes!

Big Eyes, set for release on December 25, 2014, stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman and Terence Stamp, and offers a biopic of artist Margaret Keane, the painter whose distinctive creations featuring big-eyed children became one of art’s first mass-market success stories in the 1950s.

Big Eyes covers Keane’s personal awakening at the onset of the feminist movement, leading to a lawsuit she filed against her husband Walter, who claimed credit for her works. He lived the high life while she toiled in relative anonymity in the Bay Area.

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Tim Burton In Talks To Direct Michael Keaton In Beetlejuice 2 For Warner Bros.

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It was back in 2011 when Warner Bros. was interested in developing a sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 comedy, Beetlejuice. Today, TheWrap confirmed that Burton has received an offer to direct and that Michael Keaton is expected to reprise his role as the titular fast-talking, black-and-white stripe-wearing ghost with the most.

While the original film also spawned a lesser-known animated series, a theatrical sequel was planned in the early ’90s with the title Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. Burton had planned to return as director, but the project failed to develop beyond an initial screenplay. It is currently unknown whether or not David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith’s upcoming script will have any crossover with that original concept.

Burton’s next film, Big Eyes, reunites him with Ed Wood screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Set to star Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman and Terence Stamp, the film is a biopic of artist Margaret Keane and is expected to see release sometime in 2014.

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Disney’s El Capitan Theater & Huckleberry To Release Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas’ 20th Anniversary Print By Jeff Soto

Disney’s El Capitan theater in Hollywood, CA has tapped Huckleberry to create a print in celebration of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas’ 20th Anniversary. Artist Jeff Soto created the artwork for the silkscreen print which will go up for pre-sale today at the theater box office and by phone.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas made it’s worldwide debut at the famed theater on October 15, 1993. Jeff Soto paid homage to the film’s premiere and the theater itself in the artwork.

With the purchase of each poster, the recipient will receive one General admission ticket to the screening of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in 4D at a time of their choice on October 31, 2013 at the El Capitan Theater. Screening times on that date are: 10AM, 12:15PM, 2:30PM, 4:45PM, 7:00PM and 9:15PM. The print will be available at the theater to pick up at that time.

Prints may be pre-ordered at the theater in person or by calling (818) 845-3110 and mentioning the Poster/Ticket package starting today at 10AM Pacific Time.

The print details are as follows:

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The Nightmare Before Christmas 20th Anniversary by Jeff Soto
Regular Numbered Edition (Blue)
Size: 18” x 24”
Medium: silk screen print
Stock: cougar natural 100C
Edition: 300
Price: $60 and includes General admission ticket to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in 4D at a screening time of your choice on October 31, 2013 at the El Capitan Theater

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The Nightmare Before Christmas 20th Anniversary by Jeff Soto
Variant Numbered Edition (Purple)
Size: 18” x 24”
Medium: silk screen print
Stock: cougar natural 100C
Edition: 125
Price: $75 and includes General admission ticket to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in 4D at a screening time of your choice on October 31, 2013 at the El Capitan Theater

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Danny Elfman To Bring Concert of Tim Burton Movie Music To Los Angeles on Halloween

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Danny Elfman has scored 15 movies by Tim Burton, starting with “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” in 1985 and leading up to last year’s “Dark Shadows” and “Frankenweenie.” For the first time in the U.S., Elfman is to present his scores for Burton’s films in an orchestral concert performance, scheduled appropriately enough for Halloween night at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton will feature conductor John Mauceri leading the 87-piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and the 45-member Page L.A. Choir. Elfman himself will appear at the concert to perform songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live. Tickets go on sale Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. through AXS.com and by phone at (888) 929-7849.

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