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Hollywood Props Auction to feature Batwing, Nolan Dark Knight and Man of Steel items

The catalog is online now for Premiere Props Hollywood Auction Extravaganza VII which will take place on September 15-16.


Auctioning off over 1000 Hollywood costumes and props including unreleased photos and wardrobe items from Elvis Presley, including his bathing suit from “Blue Hawaii;” Harry’s training broom and quaffle ball from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the WOPR computer from “Wargames,” the Delorean test car from “Back to the Future,” the Samurai sword from “Shogun,” and a trailer from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. The auction will take place at Premiere Props’ headquarters in El Segundo, CA beginning at 11am PT, with a preview from 9-11am PT each day.

Of special interest to Batman fans are items from Christopher Nolan’s and Tim Burton’s Batman movies, as well as numerous items from Nolan-produced 2013 Man of Steel.

Shown are pieces from the Batwing from the 1989 Burton Batman.   Also featured are bundles of burnt bank notes from the iconic scene of Joker (Heath Ledger) burning the mountain of money in Nolan’s The Dark Knight, a sketch of Batman’s leg armor from Batman Begins, negatives from Batman Forever, and pictures of Adam West from the popular ’60s TV show.

Pieces from the upcoming Nolan project Man of Steel include a Smallville street sign, Lois Lane items, Daily Planet signage.  Superman fans will also appreciate Superman’s costume from the Lois and Clark TV show.

View the full catalog and register at

“Beware the Batman” Teaser

After Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman brought the Dark Knight from the comic shops into a new age of mainstream popularity unseen since the 60s, Batman: The Animated Series was launched, infused with and visual and style of Burton’s, and borrowing elements of Michael Keaton’s performance.  Its early years so reflected the sensibility of the movie, it achieved its own iconic status.  Not so The Batman, which launched at the same time as Christopher Nolan’s rebooting of the franchise with Batman begins.  The Batman reflected none of Nolan’s vision and was rejected by fans of both the classic depiction of the characters and of the new movies.

Now Christopher Nolan is poised to catapult the franchise even beyond the heights of Begins and its sequel The Dark Knight.  The Dark Knight Rises is the most keenly anticipated movie of 2012, and the internet buzz has been building for over a year.  It is clearly time for a new cartoon based on this definitive and iconic 21st Century view of Batman.

Is Beware the Batman it?  This brief teaser trailer looks promising, as does the absence of Paul Dini or Bruce Timm, whose Batman-related efforts since those glory days of the early 1990s have been disappointing.

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04/18/2012 at 9:10 am

Batmobile Race: 89 v 66 which would win?

All serious Bat-fans know the eye-sore bat-tank introduced in Batman Begins is no proper Batmobile, so it didn’t even make the running for the Race of The Batmobiles.  The contenders were the 1989 version from the Tim Burton movie and the convertible of the 1966-67 Adam West movie and TV series.  If the new millenium Batman would like to take on the winner, we suggest Bruce Wayne lend Batman his Lamborghini.

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03/29/2012 at 1:05 pm

New Dark Knight Rises Toys revealed and ready for preorder from Mattel, it’s John Blake and Alfred Figures

the-dark-knight-rises-merchandise-action-figuresWe at Gotham Trending are old enough to remember Robert Wuhl on a talk show promoting the Tim Burton Batman in 1989.  Talking about his cut of the merchandise, any action figures that depicted the image of his character Alexander Knox he said “Oh yeah, I’m sure every kid is going to want The Reporter Doll.”  Times may have changed.  IGN is reporting the newest action figures announced by Mattel and available for pre-order.

Mattel has just revealed two more The Dark Knight Rises action figures from their Movie Masters toy line. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Gotham City cop John Blake and Michael Caine’s Alfred Pennyworth will be joining the company’s Batman, Bane and Catwoman figures.

– Mattel

The toys are now available for pre-order at

via Mattel Reveals TDKR’s John Blake & Alfred Figures – Comics News at IGN.

The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman trilogy, starring Christian Bale (Batman/Bruce Wayne), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and other Nolan alums Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, to be released by Warner Bros. July 2012

Joker mask sold at auction

There wasn’t a great deal of Batman movie memorabilia at the Hollywood Auction Holiday Extravaganza IV auction facilitated by, but a lifecast of Jack Nicholson’s Joker from the Tim Burton Batman (1989) was sold for an undisclosed amount.


The opening bid was $50 US and the sale price was estimated as between $100-$400 US.

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12/11/2011 at 7:35 am

The Batmobile: The History of Batman’s Car

A pictoral history of The Batmobile from the earliest comics through every movie and cartoon incarnation, courtesy of

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Batmobile Quotes:

“Chicks dig the car.”
Val Kilmer in Batman Forever

It might not be the stupidest line in movie history, and it might not even be the worst in the Joel Schumacher movies, but it was a pivotal moment signaling that another Batman franchise had fallen into the hands of those whose lack of understanding was about to ruin it.

“Does it come in black.”
Christian Bale in Batman Begins

A marked improvement, even if the car itself wasn’t.  Bruce’s boyish enjoyment of the vehicle almost overcame the aesthetic horror he was wasting it on.

“The Tumbler is now tumbler giblets.  Can we get a good car now?”
One of the wittier bloggers after The Dark Knight.

We agree.  And since the man has a penchant for Lamborghinis…

Christian Bale said Anne Hathaway had the hardest job as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises | the telegraph


“When (director) Chris (Nolan) watched the screen test, he agreed that Anne did a wonderful job,” Christian Bale told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in a rare  interview about the upcoming film, The Dark Knight Rises. “In many ways, she has the hardest job. There are a number of people who feel that the Catwoman role has been defined previously. So, I always saw Anne’s role as being the toughest job of any of us.”


Bale should know, because Batman/Bruce Wayne was equally well-defined in performances like Michael Keaton’s in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns, but after two movies, he has made his bones and carved his niche.  He is uniquely positioned to see the kneejerk to Hathaway’s casting for what it is.



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11/29/2011 at 1:56 pm