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The Dark Knight Concept Art illuminates dark origins of Joker’s Bank Robbery Gang


While posting these rarely seen pieces of concept art from “The Dark Knight,” that were created by Rob Bliss (“Watchmen”), I realized there was a segment of Christopher Nolan’s recent Q&A session that was pertinent and that I hadn’t yet posted. To catch you up, Nolan was at the Water Reade Theater in New York’s Lincoln Center as a special guest of the Film Society, he discussed working with Heath Ledger and specifically the filming of the opening scene where we are first introduced to Batman’s nemesis. You can either watch the video below or just read the transcript, both are provided.

via THE DARK KNIGHT Concept Art Featuring Two-Face & Joker’s Bank Robbery Gang.

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12/06/2012 at 3:36 pm

Norm Breyfogle drawing Batman/Cornelius Stirk [Video]

Superstar Batman Artist Norm Breyfogle drawing Batman and Cornelius Stirk, courtesy of Club Batman.

Breyfogle returned to DC Comics with Retro-Active, repaired with his old partner Alan Grant to recreate and extend their classic Batman of the 1990s prior to the reboot and relaunch The New 52. He has since returned on a more permanent basis on Batman Beyond Unlimited.

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Norm Breyfogle back at DC Comics
Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle Retro-active: a vintage interview with the star Batman creative team DC Comics has brought back for Batman Retroactive
Retroactive: Can DC Comics Win Back Lost Readers?

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11/14/2012 at 4:22 pm

The Dark Knight Rises outpacing The Avengers according to Fandango – Advanced Ticket Sales Selling out across the country

dark-knight-rises-ticket-salesNolan’s Dark Knight Rises Currently on Track to Become One of Fandango’s Top-Selling Movies of All Time

LOS ANGELES — July 19, 2012 –Fandango reports that “The Dark Knight Rises,” on the eve of its opening weekend, is outpacing the summer blockbuster “The Avengers” in ticket sales at the same point in the sales cycle. The final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has sold out on Fandango more than 2,000 showtimes nationwide and it’s currently on track to become one of Fandango’s top-selling movies of all time.

“Thursday’s ticket sales are incredibly strong, as film fans are flocking to
Fandango to guarantee their seats for the film’s opening weekend,” says Rick Butler, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fandango. “The IMAX showtimes are particular fast-sellers, as almost every one of our Thursday midnight IMAX showtimes have been sold out. The good news is that theater owners are continually posting new showtimes on Fandango to meet the fan demand, so tickets are still available.”

“The Dark Knight Rises” currently accounts for 91% of daily ticket sales, selling out coast-to-coast from big cities like New York and Los Angeles, to smaller towns like Sunrise, Florida to Puyallup, Washington. The film also promises to be one of Fandango’s all-time top mobile ticket-sellers, with nearly 30% of the site’s fans on Thursday using Fandango’s mobile site and apps to buy their tickets in advance.

Fandango is currently featuring a wealth of editorial content on “The Dark Knight Rises” at, from exclusive video interviews with the film’s stars including Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, premiere videos and photos, free music downloads, prize pack giveaways, and “The Dark Knight Rises” Virtual Theater — where fans can win a movie tickets for a year at

Earlier in the week, Fandango surveyed more than a thousand “Dark Knight Rises” ticket-buyers, and found that 97% said the darker tone made them more interested in seeing the movie. In addition, 89% claimed the new villain, Bane, made them excited to see the film; 72% consider themselves fans of director Christopher Nolan; and 62% said they’re anxious to see it because more than an hour of the film was shot in IMAX.

Earlier this month, Fandango announced it had achieved its best quarter in the company’s 12-year history, with a 28% year-over-year surge in second quarter ticket sales, a 26% year-over-year increase in second quarter traffic, and its highest number of mobile tickets sold in one quarter, with mobile purchases up 107% year-over-year. In addition to record-setting ticket sales for “The Avengers,” Fandango also signed new distribution deals with AOL’s Moviefone, MSN and Yahoo, as well as AMC Theatres, Regency Theatres, and a long-term renewal with Carmike Cinemas.


Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to nearly 20,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. At many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones.

Fandango is available online at, via smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango’s top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with over 25 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by 35 million online and mobile visitors per month. Film fans find Fandango on Facebook at and on Twitter @Fandango.

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

Legendary Live Stream lets fans visit the TDKR Red Carpet Premiere

The Dark Knight Rises had its world premiere tonight in New York, the real Gotham City, at AMC Lincoln Square Theater which will go into full release July 20th.


Actors Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman as well as director Christopher Nolan, brother and co-writer Jonathan Nolan, composer Hans Zimmer and others dazzled on the red carpet.

“Yeah, it’s bittersweet, but I think though that Chris is such a good storyteller, if he says it’s the right time to finish, it’s the right time to finish,” Bale told E! News at the premiere. “It’s nice to leave when we’re out on top instead of leaving people wanting less.”

Fans who were unable to attend in person could enjoy a live video stream on the Legendary Pictures website. Some of the twitter feed focused on early negative reviews at Rotten Tomatoes (“This is why we can’t have nice things”) but most fans were focused on the celebs, and certainly the fashions. Some of the women were understandably partisan on the relative merits of Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard.

“Anne Hathaway’s a vision in something white with a grecian back but didn’t catch the designer.”

“Figured the french woman would dress better”

“”Hate to be catty but Marion Cotillard is a fashion don’t on The Dark Knight Rises Premiere red carpet. Silhouette of a… paper doll?”

“yeah, not loving that white swan dress on her.”

via Twitter


While others noted Hathaway – delightfully long-haired in TDKR – now has her hair cropped uber-short for her next role as Fantine in Les Miserables.

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, released by Warner Bros. July 2012

#DEWgothamcity Explore the Gotham City AND win Dark Knight Rises swag? Yes, Please

There’s a promoted hashtag #DEWgothamcity which is the latest volley of Dark Knight Rises contest virals.

Skip Twitter and head on over to for the 411: .   there are 4 virtual environments to explore, 4 areas of Gotham, unlockable with codes from – you guessed it – Mountain Dew.



The prizes look like a typical array of logo’d shirts, dvd sets and game gear, but we’re sure we saw an autographed script whizz by.  We’ll chug a few Dews for a chance at that.

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06/18/2012 at 3:49 pm

The Best of Batman on Pinterest

Pinterest is an emerging, content sharing service that allows members to “pin” images, videos and other objects to theme-based collections which they can manage alone or in social groups.  It’s been a while since we did a roundup of Batman on the social networks, so we thought it would be fun to take a more detailed look at this one particular service and pick out the best of Batman on Pinterest.

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06/16/2012 at 4:16 pm

Top Posts of the Week – Bane who? It’s all Bale, Bruce, Anne and Selina this week

Catwoman, Selina and Anne Hathaway have always been dominant terms in Batman-related searches, for reasons that should be obvious to anyone familiar with the character and the internet’s collective interest in beautiful and sexy women.  We’ve still never seen a complete shut out of Bane since the character was announced.  The balance shifts between Batman/Bruce Wayne/Christian Bale, Hathaway/Selina/Catwoman and Tom Hardy/Bane, and any picture or video pairing Bruce and Selina soars to the top of our popular posts.  But we’ve never seen Bane fall completely from the top 10, and the fact that a Joker t-shirt made it into the top 10 posts and  Riddler Converse was the highest ranking non-TDKR search, we’re starting to worry about the big guy’s self-image.

Top Searches

  • christian bale
  • anne hathaway catwoman
  • christian bale batman
  • selina see through blouse
  • selina kyle
  • bruce wayne
  • the dark knight rises

Top Posts:

  1. Christian Bale is Bruce Wayne / Batman in The Dark Knight Rises
  2. Batman and Catwoman in full costume on the set of The Dark Knight Rises
  3. Clips from The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack, now streaming
  4. Batman and Catwoman Cosplay: The Best of Dragon Con
  5. batman-merchandise-the-dark-knight-joker-tshirt-why-so-serious
  6. batman-and-catwoman-dominate-top-10Anne Hathaway, Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises: so very good at being bad (via Sexy Girls Dressed)
  7. Christian Bale said Anne Hathaway had the hardest job as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises
  8. Catwoman should be sexy, not practical. Anne Hathaway is Catwoman, Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises
  9. The Dark Knight Rises unveils first TV Spots
  10. Set Photos: The Dark Knight Rises Selina Kyle/Catwoman Stunt Fight

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06/16/2012 at 12:02 am