Robinov on DC on Film's Future, Nolan's "Trilogy"
Posted by Jett on Thursday, April 12, 2013
In EW's "Summer Movie Preview" issue, Warner Bros.' president Jeff Robinov talked about the future of DC on film, and a variety of other topics -- Batman on film included. >>> CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY!
So, What's Up With Warner Bros. & DC On Film?
Posted by Jett on Monday, April 1, 2013
When it comes to the future of DC on film, it appears that Warner Bros. is back to square one. Recent scuttlebutt says that THIS is now the more likely scenario when it comes to DC/Batman on film, as opposed to THIS. While I stand by both reports, the latter -- though once a very legit possibility -- is now off the table. Yes, I know I’m being a bit cryptic here, but you BOF’ers are smart folks and will figure out what I'm saying.
A BOF OP-ED: "BOF's Unsolicited Advice To Warner Bros."
Posted by Jett on Sunday, March 31, 2013
Hey, you sure as hell can't say I'm being "politically correct" with THIS OP-ED!
MMM RISES "Commentary" Podcast
BOF Week in Reivew - March 18-24, 2013
Posted by Jett on Sunday, March 24, 2013
We will be recording a new BOF Podcast this Saturday morning to discuss THIS. Email your questions to podcast host Sean Gerber via SEAN@MODERNMYTHMEDIA.COM.
Nolan, Snyder, and Bale Up For Justice League/World's Finest Film?
Posted by Jett on Sunday, March 3, 2013
One week ago, I told you to stay tuned to BOF for news of the future of Batman on film. HERE'S WHY. Wow.
MMM put together an "emergency podcast" due to this news. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. BOF will have it's own podcast where we discuss this topic shortly.
What IS the Future of Batman on Film? TBD...
Posted by Jett on Sunday, February 24, 2013
While I stand behind the legitimacy of THIS STORY about the future of Batman on film, I can now say without a doubt, that it is NOT the way the franchise is heading. While it might have been a possibility/option at one time, it is now off the table. And despite all of the troubles, there IS going to be a Justice League film. Will the "New Batman" still be introduced in this film? Will Batman even be part of a JL movie? I strongly suspect that those answers are coming...SOON. Stay tuned!
EXCLUSIVE: LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT World Premiere Trailer!
Posted by Jett on Thursday, February 21, 2013
HERE you will find the trailer for the upcoming Batman documentary, LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT -- exclusively premiered here on BOF!
Are WB's JUSTICE LEAGUE Problems Affecting BATMAN REBOOTED? - UPDATED!
Posted by Jett on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie Is Dead! (i.e. "Looking For New Writers")
Posted by Jett on Thursday, February 7, 2013
Hopefully, it's just a matter of time before my friends at Warner Bros. pulls the plug on this disaster waiting to happen. Until then, they are *ahem* "looking for new writers." >>> CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY!
LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE NYC Premiere Details
The Live-Action Bat-Movies Ranked!
Posted by Jett on Saturday, February 2, 2013
Are you a Batman fan who will be in NYC on February 11th? Want to attend the premiere of LEGO BATMAN: THE MOVIE? >>> CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
The Top 10 Scenes Of "The Dark Knight Trilogy"
Posted by Jett on Thursday, January 31, 2013
In 2012, “The Dark Knight Trilogy” delivered its epic conclusion. We’ll never really say “goodbye” to this incredible series, though, and looking back on it is sure to be a frequent, popular pastime for fans. We begin our own never-ending journey down memory lane by counting down the top 10 scenes from director Christopher Nolan’s Bat-trilogy. >>> CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY! (This article is found on MODERNMYTHMEDIA.COM and is authored by the site's founder, Sean Gerber.)
Video: Michael Emerson Talks TDKReturns, Part 2 & The Joker
Posted by Jett on Saturday, January 26, 2013
Warner Bros. Home Video has provided BOF with a short interview with Michael Emerson, who voices The Joker in BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Part 2. >>> CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEo & 3 NEW IMAGEs!
A BATMAN BEYOND Live-Action Film? Michael Uslan's On Board!
The 5 Main Character Of JUSTICE LEAGUE Are...
Video: Peter Weller Talks TDKReturns, Part 2 Posted by Jett on Wednesday, January 24, 2013
Y'all know I've been banging the drum for a live-action BATMAN BEYOND film/trilogy. It seems that the great Michael Uslan -- while wearing his "fanboy hat" -- agrees. >>> CLICK HERE TO READ WHAT MR. U HAD TO SAY!
BATMAN:TDKReturns, Part 2 - 3 New Images/Video Interviews
Posted by Jett on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Warner Bros. Home Video has provided BOF with 3 new stills -- along with video interviews with Peter Weller ("Batman"), Michael Emerson ("The Joker"), and Mark Valley ("Superman") -- from BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Part 2. >>> CLICK HERE TO CHECK 'EM OUT.
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Part 2 Preview Clip #2
Posted by Jett on Monday, January 14, 2013
Now that "The Dark Knight Trilogy" has come and gone, and we're not sure when we'll see the next incarnation of Batman on film, it's a great time to get the BOF Mailbag going on a regular basis. So, send me your questions via MAILBAG@BATMAN-ON-FILM.COM. I'm looking forward to reading 'em!
Here's a great interview with Chris Nolan (and Emma Thomas as well) -- "Christopher Nolan on 'Extreme Places' in the Making of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES" -- via THEHOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM.
For a personal reason that I'd like to keep private, the "Bat-Movie Blogs" for the three films of "The Dark Knight Trilogy" will be posted in 2013. Thanks for your understanding and patience.
Happy Holidays '12 From BOF!
Sir Michael Caine Reveals Alfred's Backstory
Posted by Jett on Friday, December 21, 2012
While I still have a few things coming here on BOF before the end of 2012 ("The Dark Knight Trilogy" Blogged, a new interview with Michael Uslan, and more), I just wanted to say "Happy Holidays" to all of the BOF'ers! 2012 has been one hell of a year...one HELL of a year indeed. No doubt, it was the most satisfying year I've had since I started this site in 1998. Cheers!
Ever wondered about Alfred's backstory? What did he do before "The Dark Knight Trilogy?" Well, Sir Michael Caine tells us all about it. >>> CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY (video)!
Ben Affleck Addresses That JUSTICE LEAGUE Rumor
NYC/LA THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Part 2 Premiere Details
Posted by Jett on Thursday, December 20, 2012
Actor/Director Ben Affleck wants to set the story straight about that rumor having him at the top of the list to direct JUSTICE LEAGUE. >>> CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY! (And from what I'm hearing, it ain't smooth sailing for this project.)
Want to attend either (or both) the New York or Los Angeles premiere of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Part 2? Cool! >>> CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
Chris Nolan Makes MTV's "Hero of the Year" List
RISES Trailer #3 Tops Most-Viewed List
Posted by Jett on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I was honored to write an article on Chris Nolan for MTV's Splash Page as they were recognizing him as one of their "Heroes of the Year." >>> CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY!
BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Part 2 - Release Date & Details
Posted by Jett on Monday, December 17, 2012
Want to know the skinny and the release date for Part 2 of BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS? >>> CLICK HERE or on the image below.
BOF's "2012 Retrospective Podcast"
Posted by Jett on Saturday, December 15, 2012
2012 was one HELL of a year for Batman on film and BOF! So, MODERNMYTHMEDIA.COM’s Sean Gerber and I discuss the year that was THE DARK KNIGHT RISES in our “2012 Retrospective Podcast.” >>> CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!
Want to see the BEGINS/TDK/RISES links via images? CLICK HERE to check out the great work by BOF'er Matt Williams.
I want to send my heartfelt condolences to the families and all those who were affected by yesterday’s tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Not only is it a parent's worst nightmare, it's an educator's as well. I have 3 kids -- 2 in high school and 1 in intermediate. I can't fathom them -- or I -- having to deal with something that horrific. Also, I've been a football coach and educator for 24 years now, so this indeed hits close to home.
Is Nolan REALLY Being "Coy" About A Batman/MOS Cameo?
The JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie Will Be Based On...
Posted by Jett on Thursday, December 13, 2012
According to my good friends over at LATINO-REVIEW.COM, Warner Bros.' Justice League film will be based on JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #183-185 -- which I think I actually have somewhere in the collection. Here's the synopsis of that comic book storyline via DC.WIKIA.COM...
"On their way to their annual joint meeting, being held this year simultaneously on Earth-1 and Earth-2, several members of the Justice League and Justice Society are abducted via the Transmatter to New Genesis, home of the New Gods (as seen in New Gods, Forever People, and Mr. Miracle). The New Gods seek their aid after the [remaining] populace of New Genesis has been kidnapped and enslaved by the minions of Apokolips, the evil world that is New Genesis's counterpart, and they reveal that Apokolips's new allies are the members of the Earth-2 Injustice Society. The heroes split up into teams, composed of one JLA member, one JSA member, and one 'New God' each, and speed to various locales to undo the Apokolipsians' evil, only to discover that their ultimate plan is the revival of their late leader, Darkseid."
(sarcasm) Sounds awesome y'all! (end sarcasm)
Anyway, click on the link provided above for the full story and details.
RISES Makes AFI's Best Films Of The Year List
Posted by Jett on Sunday, December 9, 2012
BOF on "The Film Freak" Radio Show, 12/8/12
Posted by Jett on Sunday, December 9, 2012
CLICK HERE (or on the logo below) to listen to me chat about THE DARK KNIGHT RISES' Blu-ray/DVD release, as well as Batman's cinematic future on Los Angeles' "The Film Freak Radio Show" with host Leo Quinones.
(To listen to Leo's full 12/8/12 show, CLICK HERE.)
Sir Michael Caine Talks RISES Ending
BOF on "The Film Freak" Radio Show, 12/8
Posted by Jett on Thursday, December 6, 2012
I'll be a quest on Leo Qunones' "Film Freak Radio Show" this coming Saturday (December 8) at 7PM ET/6PM CT/4PM PT. I'll be talking about the Blu-ray/DVD release of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES as well as the future of Batman on film post-Chris Nolan. You can listen live this Saturday RIGHT HERE.
Was RISES' Ending "Radical?" Nolan Says...
Video: Christopher Nolan Talks About Heath Ledger's Joker
Posted by Jett on Wednesday, December 5, 2012
THE PLAYLIST recently asked director Chris Nolan (amongst other things) whether or not the ending of RISES was "radical." Here's what he had to say...
"Radical? Hmm, yes, perhaps for the comic book fans it was. But I think it was appropriate ending for the story we set out to tell."
In my opinion, it's not radical at all -- it was gutsy. Instead of going on and on and on and running the series into the ground, Nolan had the guts to actually end the thing and end it on his terms. No one can come in later and retroactively mess with anything Team Nolan did in the Trilogy. And truth be told, I get a kick out of the fans who are still freaking out over it! "Batman would NEVER quit...blah, blah, blah!" Ha! For the full interview, hit the link provided.
Some video of Chris Nolan discussing Heath Ledger and The Joker can be found HERE (or on the image below). This is from the Q&A Chris did in New York City here recently.
The Villain of JUSTICE LEAGUE (Allegedly) Is...
Blu-ray, DVD, Download Release of RISES TOMORROW!
Posted by Jett on Monday, December 3, 2012
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and for download TOMORROW (12/4). If you've yet to read my review of the Blu-ray Combo Pack, you can do so HERE (or on the image on the upper right hand side of this page).
Bat-Links: "An Evening with Chris Nolan," "The Dark Knight
Legend" Exhibit, and More on the JGL is JL's Batman Rumor
Posted by Jett on Friday, November 30, 2012
"The Dark Knight Legend Exhibit" at L.A. LIVE’s Event Deck will bring
together costumes and props from films in "The Dark Knight Trilogy" as
well as all seven Batmobiles spanning the television and film
franchise of Batman beginning with the Adam West television series in
1966 to the Tumbler and Bat-Pod from the current film (2012). Also
included will be a selection of Batman art from the DC Comic art
exhibit Darkness and Light, which has made stops in New York City, San
Diego Portland and Atlanta and includes a centerpiece by legendary
artist and DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee. Fans can access
L.A. LIVE’s Event Deck (directly behind Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE) from
the stairways at the corner of Chick Hearn Ct. and Georgia St. or at
the entrance at West Road and Georgia St. (1 block South of Olympic
Blvd). Admission to the exhibit is free to the public. The exhibit hours are
Monday through Sunday, 12:00PM – 9:00PM from November 30th to December
Here is something you'll be able to see there (click to enlarge)...
RISES F/X App & "Sizzle Reel" #2 Details
Posted by Jett on Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Detials on the RISES F/X app details and "Sizzle Reel" #2 cam be found RIGHT HERE.
3 Unused RISES One Sheets Revealed
Posted by Jett on Monday, November 19, 2012
Yes, we get a lot of banners and one sheets for films like THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, but there are many more that are never used as "official" promotional art. CLICK HERE -- or on the image below -- to see 3 RISES one sheets that were never used.
Chris Nolan To Talk "THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY" in NYC
Posted by Jett on Friday, November 16, 2012
The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Film Comment Selects will sit down with Christopher Nolan on Wednesday, November 28th at 7PM at the Walter Reader Theater in New York. The evening will focus on the making of "The Dark Knight Trilogy," as well as his other films, including INSOMNIA, INCEPTION and THE PRESTIGE. For tickets and more info, CLICK HERE.
Rian Johnson on Helming BATMAN REBOOTED Posted by Jett on Tuesday, November 13, 2012
LOOPER director Rian Johnson says he likes the "hypothetical" of helming the eventual Batman on film reboot. Here's what he told FLICKERINGMYTH.COM...
"I like that hypothetical. You know I love Batman, I didn't grow up reading the comics but Batman movies, when that first Tim Burton Batman movie came out that kind of defined, in kind of like a weird way for the generation that I was in, that first Batman movie in a way it defined what a blockbuster was for me, more so than any of the 70s movies. When that first Batman movie hit it was like this cultural volcano that defined what the superhero blockbuster was in a way that was just completely drew me in as a kid. So Batman is definitely the one superhero movie franchise that I'm 100% just completely in love with, and I love [Christopher] Nolan's so much man. Right now I'm just focusing on doing my own thing. And that hypothetical that you mentioned has so many variables to it in terms of what kind of movie they're looking to make and all of that so, you know, that call hasn't happened and in the meanwhile I'm not gonna sit by the phone, I'm just gonna keep writing my own stuff."
Hopefully, he's at least on WB's short list. For the full interview, hit the link provided above.
A BOF EXCLUSIVE -- An Interview with Oscar Winner Chris Corbould!
Posted by Jett on Tuesday, November 6, 2012
"The Batmobile Tour" invades Louisiana this weekend for appearances at
the Alabama-LSU game in Baton Rouge on Saturday (10AM-7PM, Parade Ground - Highland Rd and Raphael Semmes Rd,
Baton Rouge, LA) and the Eagles-Saints game in New Orleans on Monday (10AM-7PM, Mercedes Benz Superdome
Concourse level, NW corner - Sugar Bowl Drive,New Orleans, LA).