If you needed a reason to watch Gotham, this may be it. Morena Baccarin is joining the cast as Dr. Leslie Thompkins. She’s starting as a recurring character, but they’re looking to make her a series regular in season 2. Personally, I like when anything Morena does gets more than one season.
In the comics, Thompkins was a doctor at Arkham and was close friends with Bruce Wayne’s parents. She also became a mom of sorts to Bruce and was one of the few who knew he was Batman. It looks like they’re planning on keeping that story for Gotham, but they’re also hinting at her being a love interest for Jim Gordon.
Doctor, surrogate mom, and love interest? Professional and nurturing? Yeah, I think she can do that.
Lego Batman is getting his own movie before The Lego Movie gets a sequel because, well, he’s Lego Batman.
Yep, Lego Batman was so popular that they’re fast tracking a spinoff for him. Will Arnett is returning to voice the Dark Lego Knight and the screenplay is being written by Seth Grahame-Smith of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fame. Warner Brothers is looking to have the movie out in 2017.
Kevin Smith is a huge Batman fan so he must be pretty darn excited to be playing a part in the upcoming Lego Batman 3. Not only will we get Smith playing Smith, but DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns will also be playing himself. Steve Arnell, who is Green Arrow on TV, will be voicing Green Arrow in the game and Troy Baker will be voicing Bruce Wayne/Batman.
The group will be appearing at a New York Comic-Con panel next weekend on Saturday, October 11 at noon near main stage 1-D where attendees will get to learn about all things Lego Batman.
See more pictures after the break.
Thankfully, these are Val Kilmer-free.
Indeed, DC Comics is continuing the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Batman by releasing some themed stamps. The Batman postage will be of the Forever variety but do not have designs from the Batman Forever film. It’s an important distinction. Eight designs showcase four eras from Batman’s history, and the $0.49 stamps will be sold in sheets of 20. They’ll be available beginning on October 9th to kick off New York Comic Con.
See two more of the stamps after the break.
Batman’s origin story is practically a tale as old as time. Nearly every on screen appearance of Batman is accompanied by a flashback showing the death of Bruce Wayne’s parents, Thomas and Martha Wayne. A mugger approaches them in Crime Alley after a night at the theater, death and vengeance follow. Vulture took it upon themselves to compile a supercut of the various takes on the Waynes’ death. No wonder Bruce became Batman.
Watch the supercut after the break.
Remember that beautiful Millennium Falcon fly-by that Bad Robot posted last week? It not only showed off a tiny glimpse of Episode VII, it had a glorious Batmobile easter egg. YouTuber Chris Lankford has recreated the scene with LEGO and Batman’s Tumbler is much easier to spot in this version of the video.
Watch the video after the break.
No one can keep your jewelry, keys, or coats safe like Batman can. Etsy seller 2D23D has appointed the best person for the job by making acrylic Batman symbol racks. The wall mounted racks feature different versions of the Batman symbol and come with different types of hooks so you can hang anything you please on them. You can either stick the Bat-racks to the wall using sticky pads or screw them into place.
See a few other styles of Batman symbols after the break.
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…
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.