The name Bong Joon Ho is one that instills excitement into every cinephile out there. Right up there with Spielberg, Tarantino, del Toro, and Nolan, any time a Bong project is announced, the film world stops, and speculates about what the master has up his sleeve.
It’s another SPOILER filled review time. This time, the boss joins us to point out all the ways in which Jamie is wrong for his dislike of the latest Batman movie. We also break news which was breaking when we recorded but is now old and crusty by the time this gets posted.
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.
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.
Well, so much for that DC Films sizzle reel that premiered during the Super Bowl and was attached to each reel of The Batman over the weekend. After promising all the heroes we were going to see in 2022, it seems it was all a beautiful lie (sorry, Batfleck).
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?
There aren’t many folks in Hollywood that can do everything from crime, to comedy, to comic book films! But among the names of those select few individuals is one that truly stands out: legendary actor, John Turturro! He plays crime boss Carmine Falcone in The Batman! What does Falcone have to do with The Bat, The Cat, and The Riddler? We sat down with him to find out!
The Batman is here! After many long months of waiting and speculating, the first reviews for Matt Reeves’ take on the Dark Knight Detective dropped yesterday to a stellar 87% on Rotten Tomatoes. We at The Nerds of Color also dropped our review of the film, which you can read right here. However, what does it take to bring a Batman story to life? We were recently given the opportunity to discuss this topic and many others with some of the cast of The Batman!
Keith, Dominic, and Britney look back at the long and winding road The Batman has taken from inception to the big screen. From its origins as a spinoff featuring Ben Affleck’s DCEU Batman to COVID delays and its current incarnation as a film noir reboot, the Hard NOC crew share their anticipation for Matt Reeves’ take on the Dark Knight Detective.
What does it mean to truly capture the essence of Batman? In the past 33 years, we’ve had three big budget, big screen franchises starring The Caped Crusader. And each time, at one point or another, we’ve more than likely heard the phrase “the definitive version of Batman” uttered among colleagues, friends, and fanboys. However, in these 33 incredible years, which have seen their shares of highs and lows with adaptations of the mythology, there surprisingly has never been a truly detective-oriented Batman story put to live action film. Until now.
The light shone brightly on the dimly lit backdrop of the Warner Brothers studio lot during a random night in February. Displayed high above was the familiar shape that represented vengeance and justice: the sleek silhouette of a bat! In a week that was uncharacteristically warm during this time of year, even for Los Angeles, things were about to heat up even more. For shortly, before a limited number of members of the press, The Batman would soon appear!
With apologies to Enrique Iglesias and David Bowie, DC and Warner Bros. just dropped a one-minute teaser showcasing its slate of live action films coming only to theaters in 2022 (the DC Super-Pets were conspicuously absent from the video). While a lot of the footage is recycled from their DC FanDome presentation, there was a lot that was new too.
We’re getting closer and closer to the coming of The Batman! And you can feel the anticipation punching its way across the internet like a bat out of Hell, with IMAX tickets for the Fan First event selling out this past week! And who can blame folks? Matt Reeves’ interpretation of the Caped Crusader looks epically spectacular!
I actually mean that literally. There’s a lot of fire in this one.
To be honest, I’m not sure what it is with studios giving us some really gorgeous artwork, then slapping together obligatory “disembodied faces” with Photoshop for final posters. The MCU is guilty of it. DC is guilty of it. Star Wars is guilty of it. And it’s not my favorite trend overall.
Just a few minutes ago, director Matt Reeves revealed the new Batman theme from Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (The Incredibles, Up, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: No Way Home) via Twitter. And it already sounds epically iconic!
We are a little over a month and a half away from the most anticipated movie of the year, The Batman! And while we’ve been fortunate enough to get a fair amount of trailers with some epic footage so far, we haven’t seen that many posters for the upcoming movie. Well apparently, WB and DC felt the same way, because they dropped two pieces of artwork today for their big tentpole release of the year.
Can you believe it? In less than three months, The Batman is coming! But sooner than that, it feels like something else might be coming soon. Perhaps another trailer? We can’t know for sure at this moment, but today Matt Reeves dropped a really cool little motion image that teases the impending release of what could possibly be a game changing direction for this character on film!
Coming out of the record-breaking DC FanDome, DC and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have officially revealed a plethora of must-have products featuring characters and vehicles from Matt Reeves’ reboot of The Batman. After the jump, see what companies like McFarlane Toys, LEGO, and Hot Wheels will have to offer when The Batman hits theaters in 2022.
DC FanDome has been a BLESSING all day today. But the greatest gift of all, has been this spectacular trailer for The Batman! It’s beginning to look like Matt Reeves is pulling out all the stops to turn this into a unique cinematic vision for the Caped Crusader than others before him (though perhaps skewing a bit closer to the Nolan vision than the others — not a bad thing by the way).
Oh man! Who is PSYCHED for Saturday? The second DC FanDome is coming this Saturday, October 16. And among the very promising teases DC has dropped for the event, the most highly anticipated one promises to be the debut of the brand new trailer for Matt Reeves’ The Batman!