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Kevin Conroy Disses Christian Bale’s Batman Voice

Posted by LiveFor on April 18, 2010

As you will know if you are a regular reader I really like Kevin Conroy. He is the true voice of Batman in The Animated Series and most recently the Arkham Asylum video game.

Christian Bale’s Batman voice in The Dark Knight has been slagged off many times. Personally, it didn’t bother me and would make sense for him to change his voice as much as he could to protect his identity (hmm maybe he should use that defective collar Alpha had in up).

At C2E2, Kevin Conroy spoke about Christian Bale’s infamous Batman voice. He thinks somebody should have told Bale just how bad it was.

What did you think of Bale’s voice in The Dark Knight?

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POLL: Should Nic Cage play Batman in The Dark Knight Returns?

Posted by LiveFor on March 14, 2010

Reviews of Kick-Ass are steadily coming through the internet and many of them say how good Nic Cage is as Big Daddy. That character is the father of Chloe Moretz’s Hit Girl. In the film Cage based his performance on Adam West’s delivery from the old Batman TV series – initially jarring, but works well.

That got me thinking. Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns is one of the all time classic graphic novels. It has an older Bruce Wayne putting the cowl back on to clean up an messed up Gotham. Robin is a girl this time and a similar dynamic to the Kick-Ass set up. Plus Batman ends up beating the crap out of Superman who is a stooge for the CIA.

Therefore, just as a way of passing the time I put the following to you:

Going past the Adam West performance, would Nicolas Cage be a good Bruce Wayne / Batman of they ever made The Dark Knight Returns?

Batman: Dark Knight Returns –
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Batman / Léon: the Professonal – Trailer mashup

Posted by LiveFor on February 26, 2010

Now why didn’t I think of this?

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POLL: Who should Play Catwoman?

Posted by LiveFor on January 9, 2010

Catwoman_65_by_AdamHughesYes, yes, I know that there has been no story set for a third Batman film and Christopher Nolan is still not definitely said he is going to do it or what characters will appear.

However, it is Friday and the weekend is almost upon. I thought I would ask you, dear reader, who you think would be most suitable to play Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman. If there is someone else you feel would be best in the role who I haven’t put in the poll then whack their name in the comments below.

Art by the always awesome Adam Hughes.

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Cool American Psycho billboard

Posted by LiveFor on December 30, 2009

This is simply a fantastic way of advertising the Christian Bale film, American Psycho, for the New Zealand station TV2. Sure the film is a few years old now, but just a great advert.

Anyone else got any good film ads or billboards which are a little different from the norm?

Source: STYD

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Superman vs The Dark Knight – Batman is not happy

Posted by LiveFor on December 22, 2009

A mashup of The Dark Knight and Superman Returns using the Bonnie Tyler song Holding Out For A Hero doesn’t sound like it should be as funny as this is.

I was laughing out loud in places and I think it is the way they took Christian Bale’s rant and used that for Batman to tell Superman what he really thinks of him.

Have a watch and let me know your favourite bit.

Source: Topless Robot

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Batman 3 – Trailer with Depp as the Riddler and Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Penguin

Posted by LiveFor on November 24, 2009

Here is an excellent fan made trailer by Hawkeye Protagonist. Would you want the next Batman film to be like this?

CAPED CRUSADER aka SHADOW OF THE BAT Teaser Trailer for the Dark Knight sequel.

-Gotham is being overrun by a billionaire crime boss known as the penguin.
-A potential threat, known as Edward Nygma, battles with his own mind and the answer to “Why?”
-The key theme of Batman Begins was “Fear”, in The Dark Knight it was “Anarchy”. In Caped Crusader it’s “GREED”.

Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot
Johnny Depp as Riddler/Edward Nigma

The poster is an old fan made one as well.

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Joss Whedon will buy the Terminator franchise for $10000

Posted by LiveFor on November 2, 2009

joss-whedonRecently it was announced that the rights to the Terminator were going on sale. It will be by auction and it is rumoured that they will go for about $60 million dollars. Not a bad deal really.

Now a major mover and shaker in the film biz has put in an early bid acccording to an open letter Deadline Hollywood posted.

An Open Letter to the Terminator Owners. From a Very Important Hollywood Mogul

Dear Sirs/Ma’ams,

I am Joss Whedon, the mastermind behind Titan A.E., Parenthood (not the movie) (or the new series) (or the one where ‘hood’ was capitalized ’cause it was a pun), and myriad other legendary tales. I have heard through the ‘grapevine’ that the Terminator franchise is for sale, and I am prepared to make a pre-emptive bid RIGHT NOW to wrap this dealio up. This is not a joke, this is not a scam, this is not available on TV. I will write a check TODAY for $10,000, and viola! Terminator off your hands.

No, you didn’t miscount. That’s four — FOUR! — zeroes after that one. That’s to show you I mean business. And I mean show business. Nikki Finke says the Terminator concept is played. Well, here’s what I have to say to Nikki Finke: you are a fine journalist and please don’t ever notice me. The Terminator story is as formative and important in our culture — and my pretend play — as any I can think of. It’s far from over. And before you Terminator-Owners (I have trouble remembering names) rush to cash that sweet cheque, let me give you a taste of what I could do with that franchise:

1) Terminator… of the Rings! Yeah, what if he time-travelled TOO far… back to when there was dragons and wizards? (I think it was the Dark Ages.) Hasta La Vista, Boramir! Cool, huh? “Now you gonna be Gandalf the Red!” RRRRIP! But then he totally helps, because he’s a cyborg and he doesn’t give a s#&% about the ring — it has no power over him! And he can carry it AND Frodo AND Sam AND f@%& up some orcs while he’s doing it. This stuff just comes to me. I mean it. (I will also offer $10,000 for the Lord of the Rings franchise).

2) More Glau. Hey. There’s a reason they’re called “Summer” movies.

3) Can you say… musical? Well don’t. Even I know that’s an awful idea.

4) Christian Bale’s John Connor will get a throat lozenge. This will also help his Batwork (ten grand for that franchise too, btw.)

5) More porn. John Connor never told Kyle Reese this, but his main objective in going to the past was to get some. What if there’s a lot of future-babies that have to be made? Cue wah-wah pedal guitar — and dollar signs!

6) The movies will stop getting less cool.

Okay. There’s more — this brain don’t quit! (though it has occasionally been fired) — but I think you get my drift. I really believe the Terminator franchise has only begun to plumb the depths of questioning the human condition during awesome stunts, and I’d like to shepherd it through the next phase. The money is there, but more importantly, the heart is there. But more importantly, money. Think about it. End this bloody bidding war before it begins, and put the Terminator in the hands of someone who watched the first one more than any other movie in college, including “Song of Norway” (no current franchise offer).

Sincerely, Joss Whedon.

Imagine if Joss got the rights. What do you think he would do with the Terminator?

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Batman vs Blade – Mashup

Posted by LiveFor on October 12, 2009

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Jock still working on Judge Dredd concept art

Posted by LiveFor on September 8, 2009

1This is one of those pieces that is sort of news but isn’t. Keep on reading and you will see what I mean.

The excellent comic book artist Jock recently tweeted some kind words about Judge Dredd screenwriter Alex Garland, whose script the “Losers” artist is currently developing visuals for.

@jock4twenty working through script visuals for JUDGE DREDD movie. Alex Garland writes a great script.

The reason why I say this is not really new news is that it was known that Alex Garland (The Beach) was working on a Judge Dredd screenplay back in December of last year (more here) and there was some lovely concept art from Jock in January.
However, since then it has all gone a bit quiet. Hence the reason for this post. Looks as if things are slowly creeping forward for 2000AD’s Dredd and Mega City One. Humour me, I just love a bit of Dredd.

I don’t suppose anyone has a copy of the new script they care to send my way?

The question though is who can play Dredd in the new film? Christian Bale, Jason Statham, Bruce Campbell, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, The Rock, Ron Perlman and Billy Zane are just a few ideas. Don’t forget the original take on Dredd was based on Clint Eastwood.

Of course if the big bad of the piece is Judge Death then the main man, Doug Jones (Hellboy, Legion) is the one for that.

There is a thread on the LFF Forum

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