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Concept art of Solomon Grundy

Hello! it’s been quite a while I realized, and while nothing has been going on here, lots have been going on in the Nolan’s Batman universe, e.g. The Cat suit.

However this post is about Arkham City’s new character concept art: Solomon Grundy! Poor Solomon Grundy. At least now he gets a little of the lime light for once!

He looks too much of a zombie in my opinion. I was kinda expecting Grundy in the comic world look.

Speaking of Arkham City, there is also a limited collectors’ edition release of the game.

The contents are as follows…

The CE includes a Batman statue by Kotobukiya, an artbook, a downloadable soundtrack, early access to the “Iceberg Lounge Challenge Map” and a Dark Knight Returns-style skin, and a copy of the Batman: Gotham Knight animated movie.


Dark Knight Rises’ Unicorn

As pointed out by my friend Wobbles. hahahaha!


Interview with Gary Oldman on The Dark Knight Rises

Joseph Gordon Levitt’s role in Dark Knight Rises

Remember the villain Carmine Falcone in Batman Begins? Joseph Levitt will be playing his son, Alberto Falcone in this upcoming Dark Knight movie. Can’t say anyone else suits the role better than him.

Diana Lane plays Martha Kent

While we await word on Jonathan Kent and, perhaps,General Zod, Warner Bros. has announced that Academy Award-nominated actress Diane Lane will play Martha Kent, “the only mother Clark Kent has ever known,” in the new Superman movie.

“This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman,” director Zack Snyder said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination.”

Lane, whose long list of credits includes Unfaithful,Secretariat and Hollywoodland, joins star Henry Cavill in the still-untitled franchise reboot (the Warner Bros. press release only refers to “the new Superman movie”).

The role of Superman’s adoptive mother was portrayed in 1978′s Superman: The Movie by Phyllis Thaxter and in 2006′s Superman Returns by Eva Marie Saint.

The new movie is written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and producer Christopher Nolan. Charles Rovan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder also are producing. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are executive producers. Filming is expected to begin in June for a December 2012 release.

Read the official announcement below:

BURBANK, CA, March 2, 2011 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Oscar®-nominated actress Diane Lane will play Martha Kent, the only mother Clark Kent has ever known, in the new Superman movie to be directed by Zack Snyder.

Snyder stated, “This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman. We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination.”

Lane will star with Henry Cavill, who was recently announced as the new Clark Kent/Superman.

Lane earned an Academy Award® nomination for her performance in the 2002 drama “Unfaithful.” She most recently starred in the family hit “Secretariat.” She next stars in the HBO feature “Cinema Verite,” opposite Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini. Lane’s long list of film credits also includes “Nights in Rodanthe,” “Hollywoodland,” “Must Love Dogs,” “Under the Tuscan Sun,” “Perfect Storm,” “My Dog Skip,” “Chaplin,” “The Cotton Club” and “A Little Romance,” to name only a portion.

Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.

Slated for release in December 2012, the new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

I wonder how does the director of the previous Superman feels about this reboot so soon after the Superman played by Brandon Routh.

Fan boys, be prepared to squeal like a girl at the new Dark Knight Rises villian

January 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, villains have been confirmed by Nolan to the press. Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy will be playing Catwoman and Bane respectively. I guess it could work… but Anne Hathaway is too doe eyed for my liking to play the part of Catwoman. And of course, boys will be lusting over her rather than her acting. I, for one, know quite a few boys (Kevin, you are one of them if you are reading this ;p) who thinks she’s gorgeous. I think her eyes are too huge and looks soul-less, but what do i know! :p

The Dark Knight Rises Villains Confirmed: Anne Hathaway is Catwoman, Tom Hardy is Bane

Posted by Sean on January 19th, 2011   Filed under: ActionBooks/Comics
Source: L.A. Times

Finally some big news to report this week, and guess what… it has something to do with comic book movie casting! After nearly a year of speculation and rumours, we now know who the main villains will be in Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. First of all, Catwoman will indeed play a major part in the film, with Anne Hathaway being the lucky actress to land the role. As for Tom Hardy, who had already joined the cast, he will play the only man ever to have “broken the Bat”, the physically imposing Bane.

There had been reports earlier this month that Christopher Nolan was meeting with a number of actresses for two female roles, including Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Kate Mara and Charlotte Riley. One of the roles was believed to be Talia Al Ghul, and although we still don’t know who will play that part, the official press release confirms that Hathaway will be Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. I’m sure she will improve on Halle Berry’s recent take on Catwoman, but can she top Michelle Pfeiffer… or better yet, Julie Newmar?

As for Bane, he is a somewhat surprising choice for a Nolan villain since he is known more for his muscle than his brains (although he is apparently quite smart as well). Up until now it had been believed that Tom Hardy would play Professor Hugo Strange, but apparently that is simply not the case. Nolan did say that Bane would be a “new interpretation of one of Batman’s most formidable enemies,” so they will probably try to keep him grounded and believable in order to fit into the world that has already been established. So I take it the tubes that pump massive amounts of drugs into his veins to give him superhuman strength are out? What do you think, are you happy with the choice of characters and the actors who will play them?


I’m hoping Jessica Biel lands the role of Talia al ghul!