I am very meh on the thought of Ben Affleck playing the latest iteration of Batman — I don’t think he’s the best actor, though I suppose Batman/Bruce Wayne does have a rather wooden personality, and I also just don’t get why the world needs so many Batmans anyway. But I might be to get a little bit excited about this new reboot if it turns out to be true that instead of a male actor playing Batman’s sidekick Robin, actress Jena Malone is stepping into the role. For starters, Jena Malone is rad. Now she can act. But secondly, HELL YES to a female Robin. Malone will reportedly play Carrie Kelly, aka the female Robin appearing in the alternate universe of “The Dark Knight Returns.” [Variety]
Yesterday, Zach Snyder, director of 2016′s hotly anticipated “Batman Vs. Superman,” revealed a brand new photo of Ben Affleck as The Dark Knight. Is it just me, or does Batfleck look a little rough, like he just woke up after a three-day bender in Vegas and discovered he depleted his bank accounts playing poker all night? Oh wait, that’s just Ben Affleck’s general vibe. [Hollywood Reporter]
Right now, as I type this post, Gotham City, aka San Francisco for the rest of the day, is under siege — but don’t worry, because BATKID IS THERE to save the day! A couple weeks ago, we told you about Miles, a five-year-old currently in remission from leukemia, whose dream was to be Batman for a day. And the Make-A-Wish Foundation has come through on their promise to make exactly that happen for Miles, thanks to the hundreds of Bay Area volunteers who came out today to turn SF into Gotham for the day. According to this mock cover of the Gotham City Chronicle (put out by the San Francisco Chronicle, just for today), Batkid has already apprehended the Penguin and saved a damsel in distress from the Riddler — and he’s not done yet! After the jump, check out the full version of the Gotham City Chronicle‘s front page — and tune into the livestream of today’s Batkid adventures at the link. So awesome. [NBC Bay Area] Keep reading »
Miles, a 5-year-old boy fighting leukemia, is going to get the surprise of a lifetime on November 15th. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the city of San Francisco are teaming up to transform the Bay Area into Gotham City. But wait — it gets more touching. Guess who’s going to be the superhero of the day? That’s right. Miles will play Batman. His day will begin with a cruise in THE Batmobile. Then, off to perform feats of derring-do! Miles will capture a robber, rescue a damsel in distress and receive his accolades from the entire town.
OK, I’m tearing just imagining this. After the jump, a full description of Miles’ dream come true. Keep reading »
On the one hand, I’m not the hugest fan of Forever 21. As a company they’ve a history of things like (allegedly) ripping off designers and (allegedly) mistreating workers. And when I bought things from them back in my high school days they always fell apart. On the other hand: I really like that pencil skirt, and some of the sweaters are decidedly nice and snuggly-looking. I’m just going to wistfully look at some of the items in the company’s new Bats & Cats collection and wish someone else made them, but you can decide for yourself. Read more on The Mary Sue…