Los Angeles to Pay Tribute to Adam West by Lighting the Bat Signal

The Bat-signal will be lit in Los Angeles to honor the late Adam West

The Bat signal will be lit in Los Angeles to honor the late Adam West

Los Angeles will pay tribute to the late Adam West by lighting the Bat signal tomorrow, June 15. West, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 88, played the role on the 1960s Batman TV series. DC Comics announced the tribute on their blog, letting the world know that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck will light up the Bat signal at City Hall starting at 9:00pm Thursday evening.

The official announcement reads as follows:

The legendary star of the classic Batman TV series, which aired from 1966-68, passed away on Friday, June 9 at the age of 88. In remembrance of West’s unforgettable portrayal of the celebrated “Bright Knight,” Mayor Garcetti and Chief Beck will light the iconic Bat signal, which will be projected onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street. Attending Bat-fans are invited to don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of West’s signature role as the true crimefighter.

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Joel Schumacher Apologizes For BATMAN & ROBIN But Doesn’t Regret The Bat Nipples

Back in the 90s, I remember how excited I was to see Joel Schumacher‘s Batman & Robin, but damn… that movie turned out to be a big giant turd sandwich! It’s gotta be one of the worst superhero films ever made. After seeing the awesome Tim Burton Batman films, I couldn’t understand why the studio would allow something like Batman & Robin.

Well, as we get closer to the 20th anniversary of the film that became famous for its bat nipples, the director recently talked to Vice about his movie, and he apologized to the fans who didn’t like it saying:

“Look, I apologize. I want to apologize to every fan that was disappointed because I think I owe them that.”

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RIP Adam West, Batman Actor Dead at 88

RIP Adam West, Batman Actor Dead at 88

It is with great sadness that we report actor Adam West has passed away. The fan-favorite actor was 88 and died Friday night after a brief fight with leukemia. His family released the following statement:

“It’s with great sadness that we are sharing this news…Adam West passed away peacefully last night after a short but brave battle with leukemia. He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. There are no words to describe how much we’ll miss him. We know you’ll miss him too and we want you to know how much your love and support meant to him throughout the years. Hug your loved ones today.”

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The JUSTICE LEAGUE Reshoots Being Done with Joss Whedon Are Said to Be Extensive

Well, it looks like we may see Joss Whedon has his work cut out for him with Justice League. Before Zack Snyder stepped away from the project, Whedon was already helping write and plan out the reshoots that needed to be done. Well, now Whedon is directing those reshoots and apparently, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done.

According to Batman-On-Film, the reshoots that need to be done are extensive. They are so many things that need to be reshot that shooting will take place over the course of the summer. The report says:

“I have been told by a 100% vetted and more-than-reliable source that re-shoots on JUSTICE LEAGUE have commenced in London under the helm of Joss Whedon and that they will be ‘significant.’ So much so, that these reshoots are expected to take place through June and July, and maybe into August. They are NOT your ‘standard” pick-ups.'”

Some people see reshoots like this as a bad thing, others see it as a good thing. I just hope that the end result gives fans a great film! A film that’s at least just as good as how Wonder Woman turned out or better!

Whedon is one hell of a talented director and I think he’ll end up bringing some great elements to Justice League. I’m excited to see how the rest of the film in the DCEU turn out. All that matters to me is that they get the best cinematic treatment possible.

What are your thoughts about all this?

Joss Whedon Replaces Zack Snyder On ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy

Zack Snyder is stepping down from his directorial duties on “Justice League” in the wake of a family tragedy.

During an interview on the Warner Bros. lot where a rough cut of the film was screened, Snyder revealed that his 20-year-old daughter, Autumn Snyder, died by suicide in March. He is taking time off to take care of his family and deal with her death, while “Avengers” director Joss Whedon will help bring the film across the finish line.

Snyder had already completed the majority of filming on the highly anticipated DC superhero tentpole, which is still slated to be released on Nov. 17, but will hand the reins over to Whedon for shooting additional scenes and post-production.

“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter in an emotional interview with his wife and “Justice League” producer Deborah Snyder.

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DC’s BLACK LIGHTNING To Become Series At CW

Super Producer and writer Greg Berlanti is adding a fifth superhero TV series to the CW next season. The network, which already has ArrowThe FlashDC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirlhas ordered a new series based on another DC property, Black Lightning. Entertainment Weekly describes the show:

“Jefferson Pierce made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with one daughter hell-bent on justice and the other a star student being recruited by a local gang, he’ll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.”

Black Lightning is one of DC’s first major African-American superheroes; he was created by Tony Isabella with Trevor Von Eeden in 1977.

One thing is for certain, despite DC’s recent trend in more than disappointing features, you have to say their television game has been pretty strong. It really is something unique and special when one network has so many properties in one place.

What do you think about the addition of Black Lightning to the CW family?

Amber Heard Trains to Kick Ass for Aquaman

Amber Heard Trains to Kick Ass for Aquaman

Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring) will begin rolling cameras on Aquaman later this month, and actress Amber Heard (Magic Mike XXL, The Danish Girl) has released a video of herself training with the 87Eleven stunt team (John Wick, Captain America: Civil War) to kick a lot of butt as Mera in the film. Check it out below!

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Joss Whedon to Direct Batgirl Movie!

BREAKING: Joss Whedon to Direct Batgirl Movie!

Holy female empowerment, Batman! Variety is reporting that none other than geek legend Joss Whedon (Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) has signed to write, direct and produce a Batgirl movie for Warner Bros. and DC Films!

Whedon, of course, directed The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron for Marvel Studios, grossing nearly $3 billion dollars in the process. He also co-created/shepherded the ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now he’s jumped over to the competition, as it’s confirmed that his Batgirl movie will be part of the ever-evolving DC Extended Universe that includes the upcoming Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aquaman and The Batman solo film, as well as another female-centric entry in David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens.

No other producers are attached to the Batgirl movie, though Toby Emmerich, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns will oversee the project for the studio, which apparently only came into being within the last month.

Batgirl’s first comic appearance in 1967 was as Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner James Gordon, and she later became an ally of Batman and Robin in Gotham City. She was previously portrayed by Yvonne Craig in the campy ’60s Batman series, then by Alicia Silverstone (as Barbara Wilson, Alfred’s niece) in the equally-campy 1997 flop Batman & Robin. She was recently voiced by Rosario Dawson in The LEGO Batman Movie.

Whedon, who had previously written a treatment for his own Wonder Woman movie a decade ago, was last said to be working on a World War II horror movie, but he has stated previously that he would like to make a Batman film. Whether he will take a larger role overseeing the DCEU as he did during Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains to be seen, but for now that role belongs to Geoff Johns.

Black Lightning Costume Revealed!

Take a look at the Black Lightning costume. What do you think of the Black Lightning costume?

Take a first look at the Black Lightning costume as production begins on the DC Comics pilot

The latest DC Comics small screen hero has today made a colorful debut. Black Lightning, starring Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie) in the title role, has officially started production in Atlanta. In the gallery viewer below, you can take a first look at the Black Lightning costume in a piece of art from the upcoming The CW pilot. Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock and Sarah Schechter are executive producers on Black Lightning, from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Salim Akil is directing the pilot from a script he wrote.

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Take a Look at Arrow’s Felicity Smoak in Legends of Tomorrow

Take a Look at Arrow's Felicity Smoak in Legends of Tomorrow

Check out Felicity Smoak’s new look for Legends of Tomorrow

Arrow‘s Felicity Smoak has a brand-new look for her upcoming cameo on The CW show Legends of TomorrowArrow and Legends executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke to Deadline about a surprise cameo on the show at the DCTV PaleyFest event last weekend, saying, “[W]e’ve kept it under wraps, but there’s a surprise cameo, surprise crossover moment, in the penultimate episode” (That episode airs on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.)

 

Wednesday night, Guggenheim tweeted some concept art for the cameo, showing Felicity Smoak, played by Emily Bett Rickards. Felicity will appear in a mask, which you can see in the tweet below, as well as a purple-hooded cape. She’ll be part of the Legends‘ Doomworld event.

According to CBR, Felicity’s costume was designed by Maya Mani and drawn by Andy Poon. These two have created other costumes, including those for Hawkgirl, White Canary, the Atom, Firestorm and Vixen. In the episode, “Doomworld,” the Legion of Doom has assembled the Spear of Destiny, changing reality. Check out the episode synopsis:

DOOMWORLD – After obtaining the Spear of Destiny, the Legion of Doom rewrites reality, leaving the Legends changed, perhaps forever. Frightfully, the Legends’ and the world’s hopes rest with Rory, but being the “hero” is not easy for him. Meanwhile, there is tension within the Legion of Doom and the reason why the Spear of Destiny needs to be destroyed is revealed.

Take a look at the trailer for the episode “Doomworld” below. Are you excited to see Felicity Smoak show up in Legends of Tomorrow? What do you think of her look for the episode? Are you excited for “Doomworld?” Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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