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It’s The All Singing, All Dancing Batman!

First he sang the metal, and it was great. And now Batman sings Taylor Swift in this excellent song parody by the How It Should Have Ended peeps!

Good times all around!

And if you really want your fix of Batman v. Superman cartoons, check out this mini-battle by Stephen Byrne. It’s short but it’s sweet…unless you love Batman.

Me personally, I’m definitely in the camp that Batman can beat Superman, given the right circumstances. Batman has no limits!

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Amazing New Batman v. Superman Trailer Confirms My Worst Nightmare

The new 3-minute trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was the talk of Comic-Con on Saturday, and boy does it deliver! I don’t have a lot of faith in this movie (having been disappointed by Man of Steel), but there’s no doubt that this is a pretty exciting, action-packed trailer.

It also features a moment that makes me a sad panda: dead Robin.

You can see it at exactly 2 minutes into the trailer. Batman looks mournfully up at a dark costume with yellow spraypaint. If you pause, it’s clearly a Robin costume, with a message from the Joker. This confirms the rumor that Joker killed Robin at some previous point in the timeline. And even though we know that Joker kills Jason Todd in the comics, and even though most people on the Internet are jumping on this Jason Todd theory, I’m fairly confident that the movieverse isn’t going to bother with a direct adaptation of the comics. I fear that there was only one Robin, Dick Grayson, and the Joker killed him.

Sadness.

Still, at least it’s an awesome trailer. And there’s also the rumor that Jena Malone is playing Carrie Kelley, so we’ll just have to cling to that.

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The Batman v. Superman Train is Rumbling Down the Tracks!

Rumors are still swirling that Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is going to have a huge, blowout appearance at Comic-Con next week. To get us even more excited for that moment, Entertainment Weekly has released a new set of images of the movie, including our first really good look at Wonder Woman!

Apparently print issues are still a thing!

Looks pretty good! I never for a moment thought she was only going to wear brown, based on those early pics. But this looks fine to me.

Here’s another picture of Diana with Bruce Wayne, so it looks like she’ll be stepping out out of costume at some point in the film.

If only this movie was called ‘Batman v. Superman v. Wonder Woman’

And hey, here’s a shot of Batman facing off against Superman, nifty!

They’re both gonna catch their deaths of cold in that rain

A couple more pics are at EW’s website, so swing on by. Maybe this movie won’t be so bad after all. And somebody get me some news on Robin, gosh darn it!

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The Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer Finally Gets Official Release

I was waiting for this all day: the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has finally, officially been released by DC Comics and Warner Bros. I watched the crappy leaked trailer last night, like everybody else, but I didn’t want to post the crappy version. I knew the big wigs would eventually relent and release the full trailer. It was only a matter of time – though I wish they’d done it much earlier in the day. But nonetheless, check out the full, official, quality trailer.

And despair.

Seriously, wow, this is a grim movie trailer. And I don’t think I like it – though I definitely like the HD version better than the crappy cell phone version that leaked the other night. Clarity does make for a better movie trailer.

And by all means, if you love the trailer, more power to you. I’m not saying it can’t be loved, but so far, it’s just not for me. It’s dark, joyless and exactly the sort of ‘extreme’ that I was afraid might happen. I didn’t like Man of Steel, and not because Superman was out of character or because of the wanton destruction. I didn’t care about that. I didn’t like Man of Steel because it was a poorly made movie. But I kept my hopes up for Batman v. Superman. Heck, I still kind of have my hopes up. You better believe I’m going to see it opening night. And Batman looks pretty damn awesome in this HD trailer.

But after the utter joyful euphoria of the Age of Ultron and Ant-Man trailers, after the glee of The Force Awakens trailer, this Batman v. Superman movie could stand to lighten up a little bit.

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I’m Taking the New Robin Rumors With a Massive Pile of Salt

Buzz around the Internet is that actress Jena Malone is going to play Robin in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, most likely the Carrie Kelley version from The Dark Knight Returns. Batman v. Superman is already taking a lot of inspiration from that seminal work – including an older Batman and the Bat-armor – but will they go all the way and cast a female Robin?

I hope so…but I don’t believe it, at least not yet.

But I want to believe!

I would love for this to be the case. I have zero problem with a female Robin, and I would give almost anything to have Robin play a solid, entertaining role in Batman v. Superman. Heck, I was even willing to let Justin Bieber play the character if it meant Robin could be in the movie. I also don’t have a problem with the Carrie Kelley version of Robin making the movie. I may not want Carrie to become Robin in the comics, but in this movieverse? Bring it on!

I just don’t believe these rumors.

The story comes from Variety magazine by way of WILX10 in Michigan, so that alone should worry you. Apparently the movie is filming some scenes at a college in Michigan, and the local TV station went and interviewed some of the students filling in as extras. One of those extras dropped the hint that he overheard someone talking about a female Robin.

And that’s it. That’s the scoop.

But is it enough?

Intrepid reporters then linked this tidbit with the fact that Jena Malone has been spotted on set, and that she recently dyed her hair red. But again, this is all anyone has. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Malone has some role in the film, but they can’t say if she’s Robin. She could very well be Barbara Gordon, another redhead from the Bat-verse. Or she could be Jill the Girl at Bruce Wayne’s Favorite Coffee Shop!

Listen, I work in local news. I’m a newspaper reporter, and I know my fair share of local TV reporters. I know how they operate, I know what they consider to be stories; I know how this works. And there is no way I would give 100% credibility to some local TV station out of Michigan. If my local news stations reported something like this, I wouldn’t believe it.

Remember when the rumor was that Adam Driver would play Nightwing in Batman v. Superman? That was an entire year ago, and we still don’t have any confirmation whatsoever that Nightwing or Dick Grayson will appear in the film at all.

Casting rumors, especially on superhero flicks, are part and parcel of the whole process. And as much as I would love for Robin to appear in the film, especially Jena Malone as Robin, I just don’t believe these rumors.

Not yet, at least. Get me some official confirmation and I will be through the roof!

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