DAILY GRAFFITI: PAINTED ON A DARK KNIGHT EDITION
Check this sick Batman piece. I can’t tell if it’s a wheatpaste or a stencil, but apparently it was painted on a Dark Knight. Geddit? Because jokes.
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DAILY GRAFFITI: PAINTED ON A DARK KNIGHT EDITION

Check this sick Batman piece. I can’t tell if it’s a wheatpaste or a stencil, but apparently it was painted on a Dark Knight. Geddit? Because jokes.

(via iyers)

CHECK IT: More geeky Graffiti on Albotas
SUBMIT: The Albotas Geek Graffiti Flickr group
PLAYING WITH HISTORY: 11 ICONIC PHOTOS GET A SUPERHERO REMIX
For his ongoing “Playing With History” series, Australian graphic artist Kode Logic takes iconic photos from history and pop culture and blends them with everything from X-Men to Mortal Kombat. Take a look.
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PLAYING WITH HISTORY: 11 ICONIC PHOTOS GET A SUPERHERO REMIX

For his ongoing “Playing With History” series, Australian graphic artist Kode Logic takes iconic photos from history and pop culture and blends them with everything from X-Men to Mortal Kombat. Take a look.

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RED BULL CANS IN JUSTICE LEAGUE OUTFITS

The Red Bull Superhero Project is a design concept by New York-based Art Director Diego Fonseca.

It’s basic human knowledge that Red Bull tastes like complete caca mixed with vomit (if you don’t think so, you’re either a goddamn liar or your taste buds are playing an evil trick on you), but these packaging redesigns featuring the iconic costumes of DC superheroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Green Lantern are sick enough that I could see people buying them just to display on their shelves. I’m sure people have displayed lamer things. I have a shelf full of Orbitz. Remember those? The little orbs are totally still floating and there’s even a mail-in rebate for a free movie ticket to see Independence Day starring Will Smith in theaters! No, you can’t have one.

(via The Dieline)

9 Thoughts on Superhero Films In a Post-Avengers Industry
I understand completely that Hollywood will continue to create comic book and superhero-related films. I get that they’re going to be blockbusters, regardless of the hero and studios involved, as well as the producers, directors, and even casting calls.
You may or may not have noticed the impact The Avengers has had on every other super hero film being announced or prepping its release. In case you haven’t noticed, consider the fact that we’re seeing a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover film, Wonder Woman is being introduced in the upcoming Batman and Superman film, and we’re seeing a huge surge of villains in the upcoming Spider-Man sequels.
Here’s some thoughts on a post-Avengers Hollywood, how it’s affected superhero movies, and how it’s going to continue to pull in more unbelievable hype.
The Avengers made a fuck ton of money. Five years ago, you would not have seen a superhero film that crossed over so many characters. That concept was only fantasy and wet dream. The Hulk had his own movie, starring Hulk and not really anyone else. The Dark Knight succeeded with only one hero and one major villain (yes, I know there were multiple villains, but for argument’s sake it’s just The Joker and I’m not having that god damn comment debate today). One of the major reasons The Avengers made so much bank was its incredible roster of superheroes. Who didn’t want to see a movie that promised a level of action that combined Marvel’s Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, as well as Thor?
With that said, naturally, every studio is ready to compete. Fox owns the licenses to X-Men and Fantastic Four. Sony owns Spider-Man. They all want a bite of that Marvel/Disney movie money that The Avengers handed out. They all want the amount of hype The Avengers created.
Superman was rebooted. The reboot was fostered after the Batman trilogy that Warner Bros. has had much success with. That Batman trilogy was also created by Christopher Nolan, an amazing filmmaker that brought a sense of realism to comic books on the big screen. That sense of realism had never been successfully accomplished prior to Batman Begins, and you’ll hardly ever see a critic compare The Avengers to Dark Knight Rises due to the fact that the Batman films don’t actually feel like comic book movies as much as The Avengers did. Warner Bros. decided that realism sold Batman, so they asked Zack Snyder to direct a film to help achieve that realism to Superman, a hero that has absolutely no hard-realism or grit to his attitude or demeanor, aside from emotions when dealing with humans and friends, which could also be seen at Batman’s character weakness. They rebooted Superman with the idea of realism being able to sell DC Comics characters, and sure enough, Man of Steel made some cash.
Last year, Spider-Man was rebooted. The Amazing Spider-Man was initially conceived to appeal to tweens, hence director Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) being attached. Both The Amazing Spider-Man and Man of Steel were executed while Marvel announced their next phase in their cinematic universe, all revolving around their success with The Avengers. Though both films were box office successes, The Avengers made its mark in movie history.
That being said, every studio planned around Marvel’s expansion. Warner Bros. announced a new Batman would be appearing in the Man of Steel sequel. That Batman is Ben Affleck, which caught a ton of flame in terms of casting, and also struck a slew of publicity. More recently, a Wonder Woman was announced. Three heroes, one film, an obvious unbalanced proportion of character-use.
Of course, Fox can’t stay out of this. The Amazing Spider-Man will be introducing the Sinister Six in the course of their next couple of films. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has shown that Rhino, Green Goblin, and Electro will be appearing in the movie. The Sinister Six would be perfect to introduce to the series, with possibilities of introducing Doctor Octopus, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman, or even Hobgoblin or Venom. No word on which villains would be included in the roster. 
But consider this: Can anyone named an Avengers villain off the top of their head? Can you name a Spider-Man villain off the top of your head? Spider-Man villains have been introduced in various forms since the 80’s, and they’re some of the most recognizable villains in comics, so it’s much easier to introduce six different villains in the Spider-Man universe. Fox, I believe, has an upper hand.
X-Men will be seeing the Fantastic Four sometime in the near future. Fox, without even releasing their Fantastic Four reboot, already announced a three-year deal with Simon Kinberg, a writer/producer on X-Men: Days of Future Past, to expand and start a shared universe between the two teams. That’s a lot on the slate, being that Fox hasn’t created a great Fantastic Four film as of yet, and they’re already announced a crossover for sometime in the future between two Marvel superhero teams.
For the record, I don’t really like Marvel films outside of Iron Man and The Avengers. I’m excited for Guradians of the Galaxy, though. Rocket Racoon = dat dude.

9 Thoughts on Superhero Films In a Post-Avengers Industry

I understand completely that Hollywood will continue to create comic book and superhero-related films. I get that they’re going to be blockbusters, regardless of the hero and studios involved, as well as the producers, directors, and even casting calls.

You may or may not have noticed the impact The Avengers has had on every other super hero film being announced or prepping its release. In case you haven’t noticed, consider the fact that we’re seeing a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover film, Wonder Woman is being introduced in the upcoming Batman and Superman film, and we’re seeing a huge surge of villains in the upcoming Spider-Man sequels.

Here’s some thoughts on a post-Avengers Hollywood, how it’s affected superhero movies, and how it’s going to continue to pull in more unbelievable hype.

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Battle Wedding Crashed By Batman, Iron Man, & More

This is pretty much the geek wedding to end all geek weddings. Saddened by the lack of lightsabers though.

(via io9)

Want: Batman Tumbler Golf Cart

This golf cart was customized to look like the Tumbler from the Chris Nolan Batman films and it was actually used on the Warner Bros. lot where the films were made! This is perfect for ridding your local golf course of unwanted villainy or doing donuts in the mall parking lot until security calls the cops, in which case just try and catch me!

This is up for grabs on eBay for a ridiculous price and the auction ends in three days. Buy it for me or don’t buy it at all.

(via Nerd Approved)

Make-A-Wish Will Turn San Francisco Into Gotham City So A 5-Year Old Can Be Batman For A Day
Miles is five years old and battling Leukemia. His wish is to be Batman, so on November 15, the Make-A-Wish Foundation is turning San Francisco in Gotham City and organizing a day of crime-fighting fun for the little guy, all leading up to a visit to the Mayor’s office where he’ll receive a key to the city for all of his hard work.
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The day starts with a breaking news story. San Francisco’s Police Chief asks if anyone knows the whereabouts of Batkid because he needs his help solving crime and bringing the bad guys to justice. Our little Batkid, Miles, in training with adult Batman, is ready to answer the call! Of course Batkid will be riding around the City, saving the day and performing feats of derring-do! 
After rescuing a damsel in distress from the Hyde St. cable car tracks in Nob Hill, and capturing the Puzzler in the act of robbing a downtown vault, Batkid will eat his lunch at the Burger Bar in San Francisco – directly above Union Square.  While at Burger Bar, he will get a special message from the Chief of Police to go to the window – where he will look down and see a huge group of volunteers jumping up and down asking for Batkid’s help.  Why?
Because the villainous Mr. P. will be kidnapping a famous San Francisco mascot!  The getaway car will be visible on Union Square (a convertible so that everyone can see what is happening), and the chase will be on!
After catching Mr. P., Batkid will make his final stop at City Hall, where the Mayor and the Police Chief of San Francisco will thank him and give him the key to the city. 

Good luck, little dude!
If you want to donate to the cause or show up and cheer Batkid on, check this link for more info.
[Via Geekologie]

Make-A-Wish Will Turn San Francisco Into Gotham City So A 5-Year Old Can Be Batman For A Day

Miles is five years old and battling Leukemia. His wish is to be Batman, so on November 15, the Make-A-Wish Foundation is turning San Francisco in Gotham City and organizing a day of crime-fighting fun for the little guy, all leading up to a visit to the Mayor’s office where he’ll receive a key to the city for all of his hard work.

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A Little Bit On ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ [VIDEO INTERVIEW]
At New York Comic Con I got to interview voice actors Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Troy Baker, (The Joker), and Warner Bros. Games Montreal Creative Director Eric Holmes about one of my most anticipated games this year, Batman: Arkham Origins.
Find out why Roger Craig Smith will never use his Batman voice to order pizza, who Troy Baker thinks is the sexiest vixen in the Batman universe, and what Eric Holmes and his team have done to give fans a Batman game like no other.
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A Little Bit On ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’ [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

At New York Comic Con I got to interview voice actors Roger Craig Smith (Batman), Troy Baker, (The Joker), and Warner Bros. Games Montreal Creative Director Eric Holmes about one of my most anticipated games this year, Batman: Arkham Origins.

Find out why Roger Craig Smith will never use his Batman voice to order pizza, who Troy Baker thinks is the sexiest vixen in the Batman universe, and what Eric Holmes and his team have done to give fans a Batman game like no other.

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Bats And Cats: New Batman Inspired Collection from Forever 21

Fashion retailer Forever 21 has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for a limited edition line of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories inspired by Batman and Catwoman. There’s hats, shirts, sweaters, bags, jewelry, shoes, and a lot more. The menswear leaves a lot to be desired, but the girl stuff is super rad

Check out the full collection at Forever 21’s site and select stores.

(via Robot6)

DC Comics To Take On ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ With Two New Shows
Not wanting their competition at Marvel hogging all the TV spotlight, DC will be launching not one, but two new original TV series. Fox picked up the rights to Gotham, a Batman prequel series centered around a young Detective Gordon and it’s being overseen by The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller.
In addition, NBC is working on a pilot for Constantine, a supernatural detective show. The script is being penned by David S. Goyer (Da Vinci’s Demons) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist).
Seems like now is the perfect time to be both a comic fan and TV junkie.

DC Comics To Take On ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ With Two New Shows

Not wanting their competition at Marvel hogging all the TV spotlight, DC will be launching not one, but two new original TV series. Fox picked up the rights to Gotham, a Batman prequel series centered around a young Detective Gordon and it’s being overseen by The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller.

In addition, NBC is working on a pilot for Constantine, a supernatural detective show. The script is being penned by David S. Goyer (Da Vinci’s Demons) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist).

Seems like now is the perfect time to be both a comic fan and TV junkie.

Fox and Warner Bros. Announce New Police Drama, Gotham
It seems like Warner Bros. wants to have something to coincide with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show on ABC. Fox and Warner Bros. Television are apparently working on a television show titled ‘Gotham,’ focusing on the police force in Gotham City and a young James Gordon before he became a commissioner. We’ll follow Gordon as he does detective work revolving around some of Gotham’s most famous villains.
I like this idea a lot, as it’s been done in a couple of alternative DC comics already. Most notably, Gotham Central, by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and MIchael Lark. It really opened the idea of how interesting it really could be following around the Gotham police force in a post-Batman world.
The show will be developed by Bruno Heller, who also worked on HBO’s Rome and CBS’ Mentalist. No word on when anything else will come out of this any time soon, but regardless, I’m excited.

Fox and Warner Bros. Announce New Police Drama, Gotham

It seems like Warner Bros. wants to have something to coincide with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show on ABC. Fox and Warner Bros. Television are apparently working on a television show titled ‘Gotham,’ focusing on the police force in Gotham City and a young James Gordon before he became a commissioner. We’ll follow Gordon as he does detective work revolving around some of Gotham’s most famous villains.

I like this idea a lot, as it’s been done in a couple of alternative DC comics already. Most notably, Gotham Central, by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka and MIchael Lark. It really opened the idea of how interesting it really could be following around the Gotham police force in a post-Batman world.

The show will be developed by Bruno Heller, who also worked on HBO’s Rome and CBS’ Mentalist. No word on when anything else will come out of this any time soon, but regardless, I’m excited.

Friendship All-Stars of Friendship: Batman

Created by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken) and L Studio, Friendship All-Stars of Friendship is a new animated webseries in which celebrities are parodied by putting them in the same room together in some way. They’ve made Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman best hanging buds, Luis Guzman, John Lasseter, and Brad Bird Hawaiian shirt-off pals, and now they’ve created this video in which Val Kilmer, Michael Keaton, George Clooney, and Christian Bale have a sleepover together. That’s a sleepover of past Batmans for everyone to find amusing. Watch the short above.

Batman Is Getting A New Arcade Game And It Looks Pretty Awesome

Bummed about the lack of Batmobile action in Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City? Well hopefully this will make up for it. Spectacular Action and Raw Thrills will be putting out an all new Batman arcade game this November where players will get pilot a wide variety of Batmobiles such as the 60’s TV and Tumbler incarnations and even the Batwing!

Players can save their progress via a PIN pad and multiple machines can even be hooked up for multiplayer action, but we’re not sure if this is a straight-up racing game, or something more Crazy Taxi-esque with an open world and multiple missions.

Keep an eye out at your local arcade (they still exist!) this November.

(via Arcade Heroes)

Ben Affleck’s Batman Will Be ‘Tired And Weary’
While fans have had mixed reactions concerning the announcement of Ben Affleck as the new Batman, one thing’s for certain: this portrayal of the Dark Knight is sure to be unlike any we’ve seen on the silver screen.
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Ben Affleck’s Batman will be “tired and weary and seasoned and been doing it for awhile,” according to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara.
The exec offered the character description Thursday at an investor gathering, officially titled the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference.
Though the choice of Affleck has troubled some Batman fans, Tsujihara said he was “perfect” for the film that Zack Snyder is directing. “We think it’s going to be huge,” he added.
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“We think it’s the perfect springboard for Batman and Superman,” he added. “Ben is perfect for the vision Zack has for that character. The fact that you saw such a passionate response in the blogosphere is really kind of a testament to the love that people have for this character.” [Variety]

I’m just imagining a grumpy and grizzly old veteran detective like in an old noir flick. If he mutters a Roger Murtaugh-esque "I’m gettin’ too old for this shit" I swear to God I will stand up in the theater and applaud.

Ben Affleck’s Batman Will Be ‘Tired And Weary’

While fans have had mixed reactions concerning the announcement of Ben Affleck as the new Batman, one thing’s for certain: this portrayal of the Dark Knight is sure to be unlike any we’ve seen on the silver screen.

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Awesome Batman Film Trilogy Posters

Check out these awesome film posters for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises, created by Etsy user, bigbadrobot. These prints are available in various sizes and look really clean. They definitely give off nostalgic feelings of Batman: The Animated Series.

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