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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This man gets really meta on a late-night fast food run as he creates a fascinating impersonation of not one, but three characters that are in no way related to one another. Very creepy.