Hark, The Herald Angels Sing! No More Christian Bale As Batman!

The bitter part of this news is that Christopher Nolan also resigned from future Batman projects. And even though I can admit that the Bale/Nolan combination has been magical, it really is time to move on. Bale’s voice as Batman DROVE me fucking insane. Honestly, I almost preferred niptastic George Clooney.

In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer the actor broke the news, “I wrapped a few days ago so that will be the last time I’m taking that cowl off. I believe the whole production wrapped yesterday, so it’s all done. Everything’s finished. It’s me and Chris – that will be the end of that Batman era.”

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Since When Does Batman Sweat Outside His Suit?

The third set of stills from The Dark Knight Rises have come out and I’m a little curious about one picture in particular, where an assistant/Nolan lackey is dabbing Batman’s head with a cloth.

Is the suit sweating? Was there a stain on it? Was it not shiny enough?

Whatever the reason, it looks like a waste of time. You know what DOESN’T look like a waste of time? This epic fight scene between Baleman and Bane (Tom Hardy) near the Occupy Wall Street riots!

Government bailouts? BIFF. No health insurance? BAM. Student loans? THWACK. Damp tent? POW.

I’d really like to see that deep-voiced nutsack Batman taken down a notch for screwing over America/Gotham and letting Rachel Dawes die.

On a random note, the more I see Anne Hathaway in that Star Fleet costume the more I wish someone would put her in a bag and toss her in a lake. (Catwoman not Anne, they’re different, right?)

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ To Occupy Wall Street, Errr, Gotham?

After shooting in L.A. for several weeks, Christopher Nolan will be taking the cast and crew of the third Batman film into New York for 15 days, starting at the end of this month.

The rumor is that filming may take place at the location of the Occupy Wall Street protests in Manhattan.

Though it is unlikely that the storyline will altered for scenes featuring protesters, as a backdrop they may provide gritty realism…

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New Anne Hathaway As Catwoman Photos

Yesterday, new photos of Anne Hathaway in her ever-criticized Matrix space costume, I mean Catwoman suit, surfaced. Like all Batman nerds, I’m still pretty skeptical, though it does look a lot better than the original photos.

Hopefully in The Dark Knight Rises Anne can capture the over-the-top-snark of Selina Kyle without losing all the grittiness…

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New Superman AND Catwoman Costumes Revealed!

Costumes have recently been revealed for the two biggest upcoming comic book movie releases, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (due Summer 2012) and Zach Snyder’s remake of Superman, Man Of Steel, due out in 2013.

The changes to the Superman suit are very subtle or non-existant. The only real difference is the lack of signature curly-q hair string.

The true shocker comes from the new Catwoman outfit, which is too complicated and space-agey for its own good(=bad), if you ask me and anyone else. But there is SOMEONE coming to the outfit’s defense, Anne Hathaway herself, who said,

“What I am happy to say is, if you didn’t like the photo, you only see about a tenth of what that suit can do. And if you did like the photo, you have excellent taste.”

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