A New Batman movie opens tonight at midnight and the internet is all abuzz about it!
By Ryan Bogner (Producer, Wingnut)
Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated follow up to THE DARK KNIGHT opens tonight. If you read my posts here on a regular basis you're not surprised that I'm excited about it. I'm a fan of the bat and Nolan's take on it...in no small part because I know that whatever THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS ends up being it will be better than this:
So your name is the Joker... right?
This is the first Batman film to be released in the age of the meme and as such the internet is all ablaze this week with all things Batman. So in light of this and my ongoing obsession with Comic Book films, I thought I'd reach into the Bat-Computer go on the Bat-Net, and pull out some of the best Bat-Memes for your Bat-viewing pleasure.
1. RISE! RISE! RISE!
In the words of my producing partner John Pinckard: (paraphrasing) "Bless the Queen who looked at the ad campaign and saw this:
Everyone hates Robin. Especially old 50s elf shoes wearing Robin. This meme, pulled from a comic of that era has been making the rounds.
Based on this original panel:
And replaced with new text:
Here's another good one:
And with a hat!
Conservative Talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has come out and claimed that the reason the villian of the new Batman film is called Bane is due to some kind of liberal conspiracy in Hollywood to connect the plot of the film to Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney's controversial tenure at Bain Capital.
Yes I am serious about this. Go Here.
All politics aside, this is crazy because Bane made his comic book debut wayyyy back in 1993 which was before Romney even got into politics.
4. I'm BATMAN
The pending release of the film insipred a fan to make this awesome Super-Cut of all the times people have said "I'm Batman" in the Bat-films (and...other places):
5. And FINALLY Batman the Animated Series Rises:
The Hub, a cartoon channel on cable, in preparation for its airing of a marathon of episodes of Batman the Animated Series, created this trailer mirroring the trailer of TDKR using footage from the cartoon and new recordings of voice actors from the show.
See you at the Theater!!!!!
RYAN BOGNER is a New York based Theater Producer. He has produced Yeast Nation, Here Lies Love, Hurricane and Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical? among others, and is working towards an MFA in Theater Management and Producing at Columbia University. www.heyyouknowwhatproductions.com