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Ancient Mayan Batman

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Yep, you’re looking at Mayan Batman. I’d love to tell you that this piece of art is actually an ancient Mayan relic, but alas, that’s not true. It’s a piece of modern art that was made by Behance user Kimbal. Warner Home Entertainment Mexico and the Mexican Museum of Design commissioned 30 artists, including Kimball, to create unique pieces of art to celebrate the Dark Knights’ 75th Anniversary as well as highlight Mexican art as a whole. Each artist was given a simple, plain-white Batman bust and was told to have fun. Kimbal’s take was based on the Mayan god Camazotz and, as you can see, it’s incredibly awesome.

Check out another pic after the break…

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Matt Smith has moved on from battling weeping angels to battling the undead hordes in the upcoming movie, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. According to THR, he will be playing Elizabeth’s clergyman cousin, Mr. Collins, who is looking for a wife.

The zombie-fied adaptation of the Jane Austen classic has been in the works for years, but casting issues have bogged down production. However, it looks as though this movie is finally going to get made (whether you want it or not).

The rest of the cast includes Lily James (Elizabeth Bennet), Sam Riley (Fitzwilliam Darcy), Jack Huston (George Wickham), Bella Heathcote (Jane Bennet), and Douglas Booth (Mr. Bingley).

(via /Film)

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There were sneak peeks of the Batmobile, and then rumors that it had been stolen, but this time it’s video of the car in action. Not only do we see it during filming as it drives down the street, but it’s chasing bad guys and there’s gunfire, too!

See the videos after the break.

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J.J. Abrams has given us another sneak peek at the Star Wars set. This time it’s a look at the Falcon with an awesome Batman crossover.

Could it be his answer to Snyder’s recent Stormtrooper arrest in Gotham? Snyder has been teasing Star Wars/Batman crossovers for a while now, so here’s hoping they keep this up.

Check it out after the break.

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Honesty, especially when it comes to communicating with children about the great wide world, is always a must. But when it comes to Star Wars, Brian Gordon’s Fowl Language comic has it pretty spot on: If a little white lie prevents a child from ever discovering Jar Jar Binks, then I don’t see the problem.

Check out a bonus panel after the break…

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Great Scott! Pretty soon you can own your very own Back to the Future Mr. Fusion Replica. This realistically scaled 18-inch electronic replica comes complete with lights and sounds, so all you need to do now is start shopping for a DeLorean and you’re all set.

I wonder what the mileage would be if you could work it into a Prius?

It’s estimated to arrive in March of 2015, but pre-orders are open now.

Product Page ($399.99)

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Are you ready for the latest scoop from The Avengers: Age of Ultron? It involves Hawkeye and Black Widow – specifically, it’s Hawkeye wearing a Black Widow mask. Jeremy Renner shared the above photo of him on set wearing what is apparently Scarlett Johansson’s stunt double’s mask—and man, that is not the Hawkeye Black Widow pairing I wanted to see.

(via TMS)

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Groot is a creature of few words, but just the same, he’s a fan of texting. You can even send him a text at 866-740-4531 and he’ll respond with exactly what you’d expect. You can thank Twilio employee Ricky Robinett for this little bit of fun. He tweeted out the news a few days ago and in no time Groot sent out tens of thousands of text messages!

Artwork via DeviantArtist DepartedPro.

See Ricky’s tweets after the break.

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Though I’ve seen hundreds of pieces of Star Wars art over the years, every one is slightly different. Artists constantly show me different ways to see the saga, and Eric Tan’s posters for the original trilogy definitely have that effect. While I wouldn’t necessarily call his posters minimalist, they have that simple but effective vibe. I love how Darth Vader figures prominently in the layout of the first two but takes a backseat in the Return of the Jedi art.

Tan, a designer for Disney, said he’s never had more fun on a project. It shows.

See more pictures of the art after the break.

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The beautiful image you see above is just one piece of the incredible tapestry poster that was created to promote the upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies which opens on December 17th. Instead of releasing a bunch of separate posters, they created one with individual scenes that roll into one another in a way that makes the story feel truly epic. From Nerdist:

From left to right we’ve got Smaug facing off against Bard the Bowman, Gandalf and Galadriel reenacting some weird Shakespearan tragedy scene at what looks to be Dol Guldur with Elrond and Saruman in the background, Thorin looking dramatic on the throne inside Erebor (he’s surrounded by piles of gold, why so sad, Thorin?) with Bilbo in the foreground, Legolas and Tauriel with very serious expressions, Thranduil at the head of an Elven army, Thorin, Fili, and Kili in the middle of battle with Azog standing over them, and then Gandalf and Bilbo again. Whew.

Whew is right. It’s just three more months until we get to see the film, and if you weren’t excited about it before, this poster will likely have you counting down the days.

See the full poster after the break (and make sure to click and enlarge):

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