The Dark Knight Rises Has Already Grossed $25 Million in Presales, Scalpers Selling Opening Night Imax Tickets for $65-$100

Taylor Berman · 07/18/12 09:50PM

According to Deadline reporter and Bret Easton Ellis's number one fan, Nikki Finke, The Dark Knight Rises, which doesn't come out until Friday, has already sold $25 million in presale tickets alone, accounting for 80-85% of all online ticket purchases on Tuesday. At its current pace, the film has a slight chance to break The Avengers' opening weekend record of $207.4 million.

Bane Creator Chuck Dixon: Limbaugh's Batman Conspiracy Theory 'Ridiculous' — I'm a Staunch Conservative

Neetzan Zimmerman · 07/18/12 01:48PM

Making an unplanned phone call into the nationally syndicated radio program Schnitt Show yesterday, comic book writer Chuck Dixon, co-creator of the character Bane, refuted claims made by Rush Limbaugh that the homophonic similarities between the Batman villain and Mitt Romney's financial services company Bain suggest a liberal conspiracy to smear the presidential candidate.

Why Isn't Rush Limbaugh Talking About the Real Batman Conspiracy?

Max Read · 07/17/12 03:46PM

Today on his radio show, Rush Limbaugh blew the lid off of President Obama's most devious plot yet: the villain in this summer's new Batman move is named Bane, a homophone of Bain, the financial services company founded by Mitt Romney. But why is Limbaugh ignoring the far deeper, and far more disturbing conspiracy right in front of his nose?

Nerds Ruin Batman for Different Group of Nerds

Caity Weaver · 07/09/12 02:45PM

The Telegraph reports that a group of nerds from the University of Leicester have ruined Batman for a different, much larger group of nerds by proving with "science" that Batman couldn't have used his cape to glide from the tops of tall buildings, as he is often depicted doing in non-documentary films and television shows.

The Dark Knight Rises: Batman Does Occupy Wall Street

Brian Moylan · 12/19/11 02:45PM

Here it is, the big moment you've been waiting for, the trailer for the last of Christopher Nolan's Batman movies. Apparently it's about a bunch of villains fomenting revolution to put awful rich people in their place. Uh, a bunch of Hollywood fat cats are going to make $17 bajillion off of Occupy Wall Street? Great!

Batman Responds to 'Bat Signal,' Shows up at Police Station

Lauri Apple · 10/01/11 03:22PM

In response to light formations ("bat signals") in the sky, a man wearing Batman garb showed up at the main police station in Christchurch, New Zealand wondering what the emergency was. But a police officer determined that the man was too "scrawny" to be the actual Batman, and dismissed him as an imposter. Guess they didn't hear about Batman's Sensa diet.

Anne Hathaway's Catwoman Is an Awkward Old Lady

Richard Lawson · 08/05/11 12:52PM

Because so many people are snapping their own photos of the Pittsburgh production and putting them on the internet, Warner Bros. has gone ahead and released an official photo of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. And it's bad?

Batman Was Arrested in Michigan Today

Brian Moylan · 05/11/11 02:53PM

An unnamed 31-year-old man was arrested early this morning in Petoskey, Michigan, while dressed as Batman and dangling from a rope on the side of a building. In his utility belt were some sort of baton, lead-lined gloves, and pepper spray. Well, pepper spray was always was the Joker's Achilles Heel.

The Worst SNL Lineup of the Season?

Richard Lawson · 02/02/11 04:06PM

We think it is! Just two unlikable people doing the hosting and music playing. Also today: Joseph Gordon-Levitt might be headed to Gotham, find out who's hot this pilot season, and the last days of Friday Night Lights.

Anne Hathaway to Play Catwoman in Next Batman Movie

Richard Lawson · 01/19/11 01:12PM

Christopher Nolan has confirmed that Mia Thermopolis herself, aka Anne Hathaway, will be playing Selina Kyle/Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. Great! A dorky, jazz-handsy Catwoman is perfect. Meanwhile, Tom Hardy will play the villainous Batman-breaker Bane.

If All Superheroes Were Hipsters

Preksha Kumar · 01/18/11 04:12PM

If superheroes were all hipsters they'd probably tweet, take art exams and knew about Mars way before it was "cool". Hopefully, this isn't the next big reinvention in superhero films despite the obvious comedic potential.

The Wisdom of Batman

Morgan Modjeski · 12/24/10 11:00AM

The classic 60s' TV series Batman causes a number of people to recall bright, poorly timed sound bubbles with ridiculous words like "ZOK" written in them, but that wasn't all they should remember. Batman was dropping knowledge left and right.