Hard NOC Life 283: How Do You Celebrate Batman Day?

Britney, Keith, and Dominic celebrate Batman Day! They also break down the latest She-Hulk and speculate about Daredevil’s forthcoming appearance. Then, Keith explains what a HasLab is and why toy collectors are freaking out about the latest offering.

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‘Secret Origin of the Batwheels’ is a Fun Romp Through Gotham City

Just in time for Batman Day, Cartoonito and HBO Max are introducing the Bat Family and its colorful Rogues Gallery (and their sentient vehicles) to an all-new preschool audience with the half-hour special, Secret Origin of the Batwheels.

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‘Batman: The Audio Adventures’ Season 2 Coming to HBO Max

Regardless of the state of affairs regarding the Warner Bros. Discovery/HBO Max situation, the one thing you can always count on: You just can’t stop Batman. This week, HBO Max announced the return of their acclaimed podcast Batman: The Audio Adventures.

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Hard NOC Life 280: DC’s in Disarray But Can Dan Lin Save the Day?

Before Keith, Britney, and Dominic do the Dance of Joy over the latest episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney+, they cover the latest news coming out of Warner Bros. Discovery, including the potential hire of Dan Lin to oversee DC.

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Check Out Ethan Hawke as Batman in this ‘Batwheels’ Clip

Today, Cartoonito, Cartoon Network’s preschool-centered programming brand, unveiled a first look at Ethan Hawke voicing Batman in a clip from the upcoming half-hour special, Secret Origin of the Batwheels. Premiering on Batman Day, September 17, Secret Origin is a prelude to Batwheels, launching later this fall on Cartoonito and HBO Max.

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Hard NOC Life 279: That’s What ‘She-Hulk’ Said

The gang’s all here! Keith, Britney, and Dominic reunite to talk more about the HBO Max fallout from the Warner Bros. Discovery merger. Keith also reviews DC League of Super-Pets before the crew breaks down the first episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law on Disney+.

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Hard NOC Life 278: Keith’s COVID Quarantine Catch-Up

Keith is back! He joins Britney to share what he’s been watching while out with COVID — like Amazon’s The Boys and Paper Girls. He also give his two cents on the whole DC debacle over at Warner Bros. Discovery.

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Hard NOC Life 277: DC’s Crisis of Infinite Corporate Mergers

Keith is still out, so Britney and Dominic are once again joined by Vanessa Shark and Brother Nate Milton to pick up the pieces of the fallout from Warner Bros. Discovery’s cancellation of Batgirl and the future of DC and HBO Max.

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The Killing of ‘Batgirl’ (and DC’s Dance with Diversity)

Let’s go way, way back to a time that maybe a lot of us don’t quite remember. It was a simpler time — before global pandemics, when a worldwide conflict was perhaps a bit less of a certainty — a bygone era known as “2017.”

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‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ Teaser Confirms Release Date and Lady Gaga Casting

It’s been a controversial week for WB and DC. With everything going on with Batgirl, and something of a lackluster showing at Comic-Con, the studio needed to drop some big news. And admittedly news for the sequel to the $1B grossing Joker is big.

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‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Director Jared Stern on Balancing Humor and Heart

While superhero movies have proven to be immensely popular with a global audience, sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the shared universes and world-ending stakes with a few laughs. Luckily, director Jared Stern puts a playful twist on our comic-book heroes by taking them out of the picture and focusing on the pets in DC League of Super-Pets.

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‘DC League of Super-Pets’ is a Menagerie of Laughs and Heart

Warner Bros.’ DC League of Super-Pets is a sweet, funny, and heartwarming story about the world from a pet’s point of view. The concept isn’t new. Plenty of films explore the relationships between a pet and its human owners. But director Jared Stern, who co-wrote the script with John Whittington, puts a playful twist on it by making it more about the pets rather than their superhero owners.

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The Cast of ‘Gotham Knights’ Preview Their New Series

At The CW’s Upfront 2022 Red Carpet, I had the opportunity to chat with Misha Collins, Oscar Morgan, Fallon Smythe, Tyler DiChiara, Anna Lore, Rahart Adams, Navia Robinson, and Olivia Rose Keegan about Gotham Knights. The new series, which is based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, will be part of The CW’s 2023 schedule.

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Eric Bauza and Chandni Parekh Lend Their Voices to ‘Bugs Bunny Builders’

Next week, Warner Bros. Animation is bringing their iconic Looney Tunes characters to a preschool audience with Cartoonito’s Bugs Bunny Builders. We were fortunate enough to speak with the talented voices behind the iconic Bunnys — Bugs and Lola — as they discuss their new show.

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‘Joker’ Sequel to be a Musical and Co-Star Lady Gaga

Last week, director Todd Phillips took to Instagram to reveal work has begun on the follow-up to his 2019 Academy Award-winning film, Joker. Without caption, the director simply posted the cover of the screenplay — intriguingly subtitled “Folie à Deux” — and a photo of Joaquin Phoenix reading the script.

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‘The Batman’ is Returning in Sequel Announced at CinemaCon

As we speak, Warner Bros. is currently flying through their slate of films at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. And right from the opening, they showed they weren’t playing around! Matt Reeves came out on stage, and together with the studio announced that they are moving forward with the next installment of The Batman.

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Michael Uslan Returns to Share His Journey Bringing Batman to the Big Screen

Every four years, we like to check in with Batman mega-producer Michael Uslan. Back in 2014, we did a two-part interview about the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman 89 and the legacy of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. Four years later, he and I recorded a podcast over lunch during San Diego Comic-Con. Now, on the heels of yet another genre-defining blockbuster, Uslan is back to share his story with the NOC.

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Why So Serious? Deleted Scene from ‘The Batman’ Revealed

One of the ways The Dark Knight changed the game for superhero movies in 2008 was through its innovative viral marketing strategy. Taking full advantage of nascent social media platforms, Nolan’s Batman sequel used the internet to immerse fans in the world of Gotham. Matt Reeves’ The Batman has been taking a similar approach in its use of the internet to market. And today’s reveal is the culminating event it’s all been building toward.

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Hard NOC Life 256: Begin ‘The Batman’ Spoiler Review

After raking in $130 million at the box office, Keith, Dominic, and Britney are here to break down all the highs and lows of Matt Reeves’ epic film noir take on The Batman. How would Keith rewrite The Riddler? What did Britney think of Emo-Bruce? Where does Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman rank for Dominic?

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New Trailer for ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Signals ‘The One’

Whoa! In a brilliant stroke of genius, WB formally announced via a new trailer that none other than Neo himself, Keanu Reeves, will be playing Batman in the upcoming animated feature DC League of Super-Pets.

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