The Batman is the newest iteration of Batman which we didn’t need but Hollywood is going to give it to us anyway. Robert Pattinson is somehow a broodier (read: greasier and Emo-ier) Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz is the new Catwoman, and Colin Farrell is The Penguin. We got a teaser trailer that showed us a glimpse of the characters but since it’s still filming, paparazzi were able to catch pictures of them including Zoe as Selina Kyle/Catwoman and I can already tell that Yandy.com is going to make at least five hundred versions of Zoe’s costume for Halloween. Continue reading
It’s time for your bi-weekly The Batman update! When we last caught up with the conversations from inside The Batman casting room, we learned that Robert Pattinson’s Batman wasn’t going to be facing off against a sardonic stoner version of The Penguin (aka Jonah Hill was out). Paul Dano was confirmed as The Riddler, Zoe Kravitz is Catwoman, and Jeffrey Wright is Commissioner Gordon. Now it looks like Colin Farrell is The Penguin.
Colin Farrell supposedly spoke with The Mirror and told them about a particularly rough day he had while working on the set of Minority Report. No, it had nothing to do with him trying to avoid Tom Cruise recruiting him into Scientology–instead it was because Colin done hit the sauce a little bit too hard for his 25th birthday. Relatable.
For the Jolie-Pitts, nothing puts the “f”s in “family fun” quite like “forced foto-ops” on the red carpet for a kids movie with mom. Angelina Jolie unplugged the X-Box mid-Fortnite Battle Royale and told all them kids to go put on their outside clothes for the Hollywood premiere of Tim Burton’s Dumbo. Here’s the twist: They had fun.
Michael Keaton is a class act and always has been since Mister Mom right on up until he quietly shelved his Oscars acceptance speech when he didn’t win Best Actor for Birdman. And finally, the class act within has been turned without and we see him in his full glory! Here’s Michael Keaton done up as “V.A. Vandervere” in he upcoming live-action Dumbo flick. Please note the wavy perfection of the hair, the austere blue of the shades, and the sexy, commanding finger on that cane. Cane ME, Mr. Vandervere! Silver Fox Michael Keaton is already the best-dressed at tonight’s Golden Globes and I don’t think he’s even going to tonight’s Golden Globes.
The teaser trailer for Tim Burton’s Dumbo is here and I’ve got to say, I forgot how much I love him. It’s so nice to have a Johnny Depp-less Burton film to look forward to! As far as Disney live-action remakes go, this looks pretty dark. And that’s a good thing! Dumbo is a deeply disturbing story that’s ruined many a childhood. It deserves an equally disturbing, childhood ruining remake.
Here’s the trailer for Dumbo with the theme song “Baby Mine” sung by Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora (via Polygon):
Holy anime eyes Tim Burton’s Batman! Also, Holy Batman, Batman! Yes, according to Polygon, that is best Batman Michael Keaton as V.A. Vandevere, a “persuasive entrepreneur” who recruits Dumbo for his “larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland”. Keeping it in the Bat-Fam, Danny DeVito plays a circus owner who recruits Colin Farrell and his two kids to take care of Dumbo.
And in case you’ve got sand in your eyes and couldn’t tell, the little girl who plays Colin’s daughter Milly looks exactly like Thandie Newton. With good reason! She’s played by Nico Parker, Thandie’s 13 year-old mini-me. I’m not going to say one word about that beautiful girl Nico being having a very white family in this film (ok, maybe I said 21 words). Nowhere to be seen though are those racist ass crows from the original. Although, maybe they will address that elephant in the room in subsequent treatments.