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Armored Bat-Baby’s parents taught him a lesson, that the world only makes sense if you force it to. In retrospect, however, they may have been talking about the Shape O Ball.
Who are Armored Bat-Baby’s parents? It’s difficult to know for sure; rumor has it their last name is Wayne. Whoever they are, they should be honored, and not with graveside oath, or a bouquet left once a year in Crime Alley. Y’know, celebrated, because they’re clearly awesome.
Although directors Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder favored a tank-like Batmobile, for most of the Dark Knight’s 77-year career, his vehicle has been sleek and futuristic in its design … with the occasional oversized bat-like wings for effect. Bulgarian designer Encho Enchev manages to merge both approaches in this beautiful concept for a new Batmobile.
If the record-breaking box office and, let’s say, spirited online debate can’t convince you to invest two and a half hours of your life in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, maybe this condensed version of the blockbuster will. It has all the action and brutality of the Zack Snyder film condensed into one and a half minutes, and a pair of little stars who could give Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill a run for their money.
What better way to celebrate the blockbuster opening of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice than with cake — but not just any cake, a Batman v Superman cake. OK, but not just any Batman v Superman cake; it’s one with a surprise inside.
Cake designer extraordinaire Ashlee Marie provides a video tutorial for making a clever cake whose Man of Steel exterior disguises the Dark Knight (or at least his iconic logo) within.
The bad news is that Conan O’Brien’s car is in the shop. The good news is that he can rent the Batmobile from Batman v Superman for just $5 more than a Chevy Malibu. Who could possibly pass that up? Not O’Brien and Andy Richter, as we see in this cold open from TBS’s Conan.
We learn a few surprising things from the segment: Bruce Wayne is a fan of the Spin Doctors (Pocket Full of Kryptonite, naturally); the Batmobile has an ingenious cloaking device; and you should really be careful which buttons you push in the cockpit.
The rules of “Pup Quiz” are simple: Two players — in this case, Batman v Superman star Ben Affleck and The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon — are asked trivia “based on animal things.” If the player answers correctly, he’s receives a cute golden retriever puppy; if he responds incorrectly, the puppy goes to his opponent. We said “simple,” not “logical.”
To commemorate the opening of Dawn of Justice, the puppies in Thursday’s game were made even more adorable by costumes that transformed them into furry little Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Batgirl and Supergirl. (Awwwwww.)
Even with its PG-13, a lot of young kids will likely see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and come out of the theater eager to do battle as Wonder Woman, the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. (All right, plenty of adults, too). And they’ll be able to do so safely, without breaking any windows or poking out any eyes, with these Batman v Superman soft weapons.
On the eve of the nationwide release of Dawn of Justice, LEGO Dimensions offers its own take on “Batman versus Superman” in this latest trailer.
With the arrival last week of the DC Comics Superman Fun Pack, players can actually team up the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel to defeat the evil Lord Vortech.
There’s no denying the Dark Knight’s armored suit in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is really, really cool, and will undoubtedly sell tons of merchandise, but let’s face it: The Man of Steel would open that thing up like a tin can.
In fact, it’s difficult to imagine a scenario in which Batman — an incredibly smart man with lots of neat gadgets who, in the end, is still just a man — could defeat Superman, or even last more than a few moments against him, at least without a heaping helping of Kryptonite. The Pivot Group puts the matchup to the test in this fun animated video that plays out six confrontations between the two heroes.
To celebrate the Friday premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Guinness World Records has gathered some of the titles related to the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. Perhaps unsurprisingly, there are a lot of them.
From the most voiceovers as Batman to the bestselling superhero video game to the most-portrayed superhero on television, they’ve all been recognized over the years by Guinness. (In case you’re wondering, those honors go to Kevin Conroy, LEGO Batman: The Videogame and, yes, Superman.)
While there have been plenty of trailer mashups and remixes for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I don’t believe we’ve seen any that pits Ben Affleck against Ben Affleck — “Son of Krypton versus Bat of Gotham” — that is, until now.
For this parody, Todd Spence pulls not from 2003’s Daredevil but rather from Hollywoodland, the 2006 detective drama starring Affleck as Adventures of Superman actor George Reeves. The film, which presents a fictionalized account of Reeves’ death, provided plenty of footage of Affleck in the iconic costume, to say nothing of dialogue like, “You can’t see my penis, can you?”
As with Hawkeye, we can argue about just how “movie-accurate” Hot Toys’ 1/6th-scale Wonder Woman action figure is, but we can likely agree on one thing: It looks pretty awesome.
Part of the Hong Kong toymaker’s rapidly growing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice line — we saw photos of a life-size replica earlier this month — the figure stands a little less than 11.5 inches tall, and features 17 points of articulation. It comes with six interchangeable palms, tailored armor, the Lasso of Truth, an engraved sword, a shield and a display stand.
Although we’ve known for a few months that a Batmobile would be released as part of Hot Toys’ Cosbaby line of Batman v Superman collectibles, I’m not sure anyone was prepared for how darned adorable it is. Seriously, just look those itty-bitty machine guns!
It’s part of the new Batman and Batmobile Cosbaby Collectible Set, which will undoubtedly be able to defeat Superman, Lex Luthor and Doomsday with its cuteness alone. Of course, if that’s not enough, there are sill those machine guns.
We’ve already seen life-size Batman and Superman statues, now it’s time for the life-size cakes.
In honor of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, English cake artist Rose Macefield created towering confectionery replicas of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel for this weekend’s Cake International exhibition.
I like to imagine that, somewhere, there’s a collector with enough money, and enough floor space, to have a “Hall of Heroes” that’s rapidly filling up with life-size statues of superheroes and antiheroes. If such a fan exists, Hot Toys’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice life-size collectibles will undoubtedly have a place of honor.
We got a look at Armored Batman in January, followed by glimpses of the others earlier this month at an event in Hong Kong. But now the premium toymaker has unveiled its life-size Batman in all his glory. All 6.3 feet of him.