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It's a fact of life for an actor/writer/director after doing a movie: Just before the film debuts, you meet with the press and answer questions like, "What was it like to work with Matthew Modine?" and "Before playing a mime, did you meet with any mimes to prepare?" It's a part of the biz, so to speak, and the process is generally unremarkable.
Except when it isn't. Whether the interview becomes awkward, hilarious, charming or weird, it also always becomes magical, as we saw when the Internet exploded this week over Mila Kunis's playful flirtation with a quirky British chap. Get More »
Rumors have been swirling about what Warner Bros. is going to do with their mountain of DC superheroes in the wake of Marvel's dazzling success with "The Avengers," but the studio has backtracked on Will Beall's script and may be unable to reach their 2015 release date for "Justice League."
Or can they? The (frequently correct) rumor mongers over at Latino Review have just posted a video claiming to have inside info that the masterminds behind this summer's "Man of Steel" (Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder, David Goyer) will be taking the reigns of the entire DC Universe, with Snyder directing Justice League and… *drumroll* Christian Bale returning as Batman! Get More »
They once fought for supremacy of Gotham City. Now, they're looking to conquer the same mountain.
Christian Bale and Tom Hardy, respectively the hero and villain of "The Dark Knight Rises," are once again at odds as they're starring in two separate movies about Mount Everest, according to Deadline. Get More »
Look, J.J. Abrams just doesn't sleep ya'll.
The "Star Trek Into Darkness" director who's also recently signed on to helm Disney's "Star Wars: Episode VII" may have another star-centric project underway. This time, it's about an international sports figure who
dropped the ball got caught doing some naughty things on his cycling road to victory.
That man, of course, is Lance Armstrong, who's found his name at the tippy top of many sports pages lately (interrupted just briefly by the perplexing Manti T'eo) thanks to his gobsmacking admission to doping on the race course and winning seven consecutive Tour de France titles. Largely considered a hero for his tireless cancer patient support efforts with the Livestrong Foundation (he himself survived testicular cancer before beginning his victory streak) Armstrong's story has confounded the public and gotten J.J. Abrams on board to produce a biopic based upon his life. Get More »
Christian Bale may have hung up his cape and cowl, but he is and forever will be Batman to a lot of people. And the star seems to be taking that seriously as he engages in some pretty superheroic acts in real life.
Eight-year-old leukemia patient Zach Guillot was able to talk about his favorite superhero with none other than his favorite superhero when Bale called him on the phone to have a chat about the Bat. Zach talked about his own Batman costume and cardboard Batmobile, to which Bale responded:
"The whole point of the movie is anybody can be Batman. Anybody can be as strong as that and help people and put good out into the world."
Bale and Zach enjoyed a lengthy conversation, of which Bale promised to tell "the lady who plays Catwoman" (Anne Hathaway) even "the man who played the evil Bane" (Tom Hardy).
This seems to be a completely different Christian Bale than the lunatic who threw an infamous temper tantrum on the set of "Terminator Salvation." Last year, he paid for a four-year-old leukemia patient to meet him at Disneyland and this past summer he made an appearance at a Colorado hospital to visit several of the people who were injured in the Aurora theater shooting.
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Holy Photoshop Wizardry, Batman!
Reddit user morphinapg has worked some finesse worthy of Batcave technology in merging the features of former Batmen Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale to create the be-all, end-all Caped Crusader (unmasked, of course).
Take a good look. Is that not the face of a billionaire playboy by day, masked vigilante by night? Let Hollywood be on the lookout for a headshot that most resembles the above when it comes time for "Justice League" casting.
Thanks to Heat Vision for the find.
Man, it's gotta be pretty hard for a superhero to keep a secret identity these days, what with the internet all up in everyone's business. Take Batman, for example: No matter how carefully he disguises his voice by making it sound like angry Grover, one snapshot and a face recognition algorithm later and suddenly we've got Bruce Wayne's face posted all over Gotham City.
This week: Christopher Nolan's epic Batman trilogy that began with "Batman Begins" and earned Heath Ledger a posthumous Oscar for his performance in "The Dark Knight" concludes with "The Dark Knight Rises," which introduces the metal-masked Bane (Tom Hardy) and Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) to Gotham City.
All summer long, the debate raged across the internet: Which was better, "The Avengers" or "The Dark Knight Rises?" Fans on both sides of the aisle spent months passionately defending their position. Brother fought brother in one of the bloodiest twitter battles ever waged. Chaos reigned.
Now, though, that vicious chapter appears to be coming to a close, as according to Vulture, "The Dark Knight Rises" star Christian Bale has agreed to co-star alongside "The Avengers" star Jeremy Renner in an upcoming film from acclaimed director David O. Russell.
Batman and Hawkeye working together? Looks like someone just saved the internet. Get More »
Is it possible to get nostalgic for something that isn't actually over yet? That's the question facing fans of 'The Dark Knight Trilogy" today, as Batman on Film is reporting that Warner Bros. is already gearing up for a franchise reboot before "The Dark Knight Rises" is even out of theaters.
But hey, at least he'll be bringing the "Justice League" with him. Get More »