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‘Little America’ Co-Creator Lee Eisenberg Sets Apple Overall Deal

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‘Little America’ Co-Creator Lee Eisenberg Sets Apple Overall Deal
Lee Eisenberg has inked a mulit-year overall deal with Apple.

Eisenberg is the co-creator, executive producer, and co-showrunner on Apple’s “Little America,” which is due to debut on Jan. 17 and has already been picked up for a second season.

Under the terms of the deal, Eisenberg will launch a new banner, Piece of Work Entertainment, and create television and digital media projects exclusively for Apple TV Plus. He has brought on Natalie Sandy as vice president of development for the company. Sandy was a producer on the first season of “Little America.”

Eisenberg is now one of few creators to sign an overall deal with Apple. He joins the ranks of others like Alfonso Cuaron, Kerry Ehrin, Jon M. Chu, Justin Lin, and Jason Katims.

He is six-time Emmy nominee, primarily for his time on “The Office” and also for “Hello Ladies: The Movie,” which was based on the HBO series that he co-created.
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First Set Photo From The Batman Teases A Huge Funeral Scene

“I have one power: I never give up,” once said a Kevlar-wearing, nocturnal animal-admiring vigilante. No, it’s not Tenacious Man. I’m talking about the Batman.

I’m certainly not giving up hope yet that Matt Reeves’ upcoming re-reboot of the Bat-franchise will be anything but stellar, given the dude’s dedication to the comics and Robert Pattinson portraying a younger, noir-y version of our Dark Knight. And now, fueling my excitement even more is evidence that this movie is actually 100% underway, via a picture of a gargantuan set nearing completion.

Seen in the gallery down below is a cathedral set being built for the 2021 film. It seems to be a converted airplane shed and it’s absolutely huge. It’s also painted black all throughout and, most tantalizingly, is surrounded by blimps! Remember blimps?

Batman: The Animated Series sure does, and it’s seeming more and more like
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New Mutants and DCeased lead bestselling comic books and graphic novels of November 2019

Diamond Comic Distributors has announced details of the bestselling direct sales titles for November 2019, with Marvel’s New Mutants #1 and DC Comics’ DCeased leading the comic bo0k and graphic novel charts respectively. Check out the full top tens here, as well as a breakdown of publisher dollar and unit share for the month…

Top 10 Comic Books of November 2019

1. New Mutants #1

2. X-men #2

3. Absolute Carnage #5

4. X-force #1

5. Fallen Angels #1

6. Deadpool #1

7. Amazing Spider-man #33

8. Undiscovered Country #1

9. Batman #82

10. Amazing Spider-man #34

Top 10 Graphic Novels of November 2019

1. Dceased

2. Firefly: The Sting

3. Immortal Hulk Vol. 5: Breaker Of Worlds

4. November Vol. 1

5. Superman: Year One

6. Legend Of Korra Part 2: Ruins Of Empire

7. Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker: Allegiance

8. League Of Legends: Lux

9. Savage Avengers Vol. 1: City Of Sickles

10. Stranger Things: Six

Publisher Dollar / Unit Share

1. Marvel Comics – 37.41% dollar share; 42.68% unit share

2. DC – 30.72% dollar share; 32.41% unit share

3. Image Comics – 7.90% dollar share; 7.87% unit share

4. Boom! Studios
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John Turturro to Play Carmine Falcone in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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John Turturro to Play Carmine Falcone in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
John Turturro will star as Carmine Falcone in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” the director announced on Twitter on Friday.

Carmine Falcone first appeared in “Batman Begins” played by English actor Tom Wilkinson. The character made its debut in the comic books in the four-part story “Batman: Year One,” written by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli in 1987. In the comics, Carmine Falcone is a powerful mafia boss nicknamed “The Roman.”

Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight. Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play Batman again but then said he would be hanging up the cape for good. Reeves has since described the film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” series.

Also Read: Andy Serkis
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‘The Batman': Colin Farrell in Talks to Play Penguin

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‘The Batman': Colin Farrell in Talks to Play Penguin
Colin Farrell is in talks to play Penguin in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight. On Tuesday, TheWrap reported that Andy Serkis is in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth in the movie that also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman and Paul Dano as Riddler.

Reeves took over as director after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Reeves has since described the film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” series.

Also Read: Andy Serkis in Talks to Play Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves' 'The Batman' (Exclusive)

Previously, Jonah Hill was reportedly the frontrunner to play the antagonist the Penguin. However, he was then in talks for Riddler, until he completely stepped away from the project.
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Andy Serkis in Talks to Play Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ (Exclusive)

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Andy Serkis in Talks to Play Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ (Exclusive)
Andy Serkis is in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” an individual with knowledge of the project exclusively told TheWrap.

Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight. Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play Batman again but then said he would be hanging up the cape for good. Reeves has since described the film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” series.

Serkis would join the cast which includes Zoe Kravitz who has been cast as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman and Paul Dano who has been cast as Edward Nashton, also known as the Riddler. In recent adaptations, actors like William Austin, Michael Gough, Michael Caine and Jeremy Irons
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‘The Batman': Paul Dano to Play The Riddler

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‘The Batman': Paul Dano to Play The Riddler
Paul Dano has been cast as Edward Nashton, also known as the Riddler in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Previously, Jonah Hill was in talks to play the villain. The Riddler first appeared in “Detective Comics #140” in October 1948 and is a criminal mastermind in Gotham City who likes to incorporate riddles and puzzles into his schemes. He is also one of Batman’s biggest foes. In live-action, the Riddler was played by Frank Gorshin on the 1960s “Batman” tv series, and by Jim Carrey in 1995’s “Batman Forever.”

Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight. Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play Batman again as well. Reeves has since described the film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an
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Robert Pattinson on Playing Batman: ‘It’s a Dope Character’

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Robert Pattinson on Playing Batman: ‘It’s a Dope Character’
With production on Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” set to begin shooting in January, Robert Pattinson has revealed what it’s like to play the Dark Knight. In an interview with the New York Times that was published on Wednesday, Pattinson was asked what about Batman excites him, to which he said: “I love the director, Matt Reeves, and it’s a dope character.”

“His morality is a little bit off. He’s not the golden boy, unlike almost every other comic-book character,” Pattinson said. “There is a simplicity to his worldview, but where it sits is strange, which allows you to have more scope with the character.”

“I just fear that when I say anything about ‘Batman,’ people online are like, ‘What does this mean?’ And I don’t know!” he continued. “I used to be very good at censoring myself, but I’ve said so many ridiculous things over the years,
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Jonah Hill No Longer in Talks to Join ‘The Batman’

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Jonah Hill No Longer in Talks to Join ‘The Batman’
Jonah Hill is no longer in talks to join the cast of Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The Oscar nominee was previously in talks to play the Riddler.

Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight. Reeves took over as director after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Reeves has since described the film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” series.

Also Read: Zoe Kravitz Cast as Catwoman in Matt Reeves' 'The Batman'

For months, reports have said Hill was the frontrunner to play the antagonist the Riddler. The character first made his appearance in “Detective Comics #58” in December 1941 — he is one of Batman’s biggest enemies, a Gotham City mobster and crime boss. The Riddler first
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Zoe Kravitz Cast as Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Zoe Kravitz Cast as Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Robert Pattinson will play the Dark Knight in the upcoming Warner Bros. film. Reeves and Mattson Tomlin wrote the screenplay, and the film is being produced by Dylan Clark and Reeves. Michael E. Uslan is executive producing. It is set to start filming in January in the U.K.

Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play Batman again but then said he would be hanging up the cape for good. Reeves has since described the film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” series.

Also Read: 'The Batman': Jonah Hill
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5 Ways Batman Begins Has Aged Poorly (& 5 Ways It’s Timeless)

With the stains and emotional scars of Batman And Robin still fresh in a lot of Batfans’ minds, there was a lot of different options for what would be the next big big screen Batflick. Each film in the Burton-Schumacher series seemingly had diminishing returns, but it was Batman And Robin that nearly killed off any more chances for Batman in the theaters.

There was still the possibility of a third Schumacher film involving Scarecrow and Harley Quinn. Another possibility was a very dark and a very different version of Year One, co-written by original author, Frank Miller and Darren Aronofsky. There was also Wolfgang Petersen’s idea for Batman Vs. Superman. But in the end, DC and Warner Brothers chose to go with the more stripped-down approach that Christopher Nolan and David Goyer had come up with. The result was The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Related: The Dark Knight: 10 Batman
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Robert Pattinson Says The Batman Will Be Like Something From The Comics

To date, no live action Batman movie has been a strict adaptation of any specific comic book, nor have any of them drawn inspiration from a singular literary work. More often than not, directors have looked to multiple story arcs for inspiration, with classics such as The Dark Knight Returns, No Man’s Land, Year One and The Long Halloween already having been mined for material. In fact, Christopher Nolan sometimes went deeper and pulled from tales that were contained to single issues, having cited Batman #1 (1940) and “The Man Who Falls” as influencing his screenplays.

When it comes to the upcoming blockbuster that is The Batman in particular, we’ve heard in recent months that certain aspects of The Long Halloween which hadn’t been previously explored on film will be fleshed out in greater detail. And when we factor in how the picture is said to be a murder mystery and feature multiple villains,
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Can ‘Good Boys’ Get Adults to See Comedies in Theaters Again?

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Funny hasn’t equaled money this year at the nation’s multiplexes. Comedy fans seem to have largely turned to streaming fare, including Netflix romcoms, stand-up specials — and endless rewatches of “The Office.”

Universal is hoping to reverse this trend with the R-rated “Good Boys,” written by “The Office” veterans Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and directed by Stupnitsky. It’s the story of three foul-mouthed sixth-grade boys who decide to skip school one day in order to prepare for a kissing party. Jacob Tremblay’s character borrows his father’s drone to spy on girls, a plan which backfires spectacularly.

In March, the studio returned to SXSW, as it did with “Neighbors” in 2014 and “Blockers” in 2018, to preview the nearly-completed “Good Boys.” Like last year’s “Eighth Grade,” it’s being promoted to adults, even thought it’s about 12-year-olds and the complexities of their friendship. So kids the
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Vampire Batman Returns in DC Halloween Special

Jim Dandy Jul 22, 2019

Secrets of Sinister House takes us back to Red Rain Batman just in time for Halloween.

Fifth weeks are odd beasts in the comics world. They throw off the natural rhythm of comic publishing, with one book every two or four weeks, and end up stacking some months ane leaving others barren. Fortunately, comic companies have found fun and creative ways to deal with them. Like having Bill Sienkiewicz ink a John Romita Jr. drawing of Vampire Batman from Red Rain chasing down a possibly envampired Joker.

Secrets of Sinister House is, like all of DC's seasonal anthology books, 80 pages of short stories, in and out of continuity, with mix and match creative teams that let us get introduced to some new creators and duck back into favorite continuities. Included in this anthology are:

- Rafael Scavone and Rafael Albuquerque telling a story with the above-mentioned
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DC Announces Superman: Man Of Tomorrow Movie At Comic-Con

As per usual, the talented folks behind DC’s animated movies didn’t disappoint when announcing the following year’s slate at San Diego Comic-Con. In case you hadn’t heard, 2020 will play host to the long-awaited Superman: Red Son adaptation and Justice League Dark: Apokolips War.

Also revealed to be on the way though is that of Superman: Man of Tomorrow, which was briefly touched upon following the world premiere screening of Batman: Hush. Like the recently released Justice League vs. The Fatal Five and the upcoming Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, this is an original story and won’t be based on any comic book in particular.

At present time, not much is known about the flick other than it’ll focus on a young Man of Steel early on in his career. Normally, I’d roll my eyes because we’d be getting yet another Superman origin story or something of the like,
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Comic-Con Crowd Tells ‘The Batman’ Director Matt Reeves ‘Don’t Screw Up Our Batman Movie’

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Comic-Con Crowd Tells ‘The Batman’ Director Matt Reeves ‘Don’t Screw Up Our Batman Movie’
If director Matt Reeves wasn’t worried about pressure from fans over his upcoming DC Comics movie “The Batman,” maybe he’d better start. Because on the first day of Comic-Con 2019, Bat-fans in San Diego told him bluntly “don’t screw up.”

The jab came Thursday during a completely unrelated panel, the 7th annual “Musical Anatomy of a Superhero” in Ballroom 20. Among the panelists in attendance was “Up” Oscar winner and composer Michael Giacchino, who in addition to scoring superhero films like “Doctor Strange” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” also happens to be good friends with Reeves. So it is that Giacchino recorded a video for his pal, showing the huge Ballroom 20 audience shouting “Hey Matt, don’t screw up our Batman movie.”

“Nothing like a little encouragement,” Reeves said later when he posted the video on Twitter. Check it out below.

Comic-

Also Read: 'Agents of Shield' to End
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The Martian Manhunter and Lex Luthor Connection Deepens in Justice League

Jim Dandy Jul 15, 2019

Lex Luthor is leading the charge in DC's Year of the Villain, and Justice League reveals his new look.

We are living through a little bit of a Martian Manhunter renaissance right now. On the one hand, you’ve got Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo’s terrific “Year One”-esque take on J’onn’s time on Mars and how that shaped the man he is today in his solo miniseries, Martian Manhunter. It’s a weird, fascinating story about Martian life that, of course, looks incredible as is to be expected from Rossmo’s art.

On the other hand, you have Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV’s Justice League. It’s approaching him kind of like the Timmverse/DC Animated Universe did: he’s quietly the most important person on the team. In the cartoon, he was rarely the focus - it was always about John and Shayera’s relationship,
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Superman: Year One #1 Review

This review contains spoilers.

In the past decade or so, the comic book medium sure has seen its share of Superman origin stories. Though Birthright was still fresh in our memories, that didn’t stop Secret Origin, Earth One, American Alien or Grant Morrison’s Action Comics run from happening. And while there was a connective thread of sorts, each brought something new to the table. If any of them managed to break new ground, it was most certainly American Alien, though that take is hardly getting in the last word.

Now, as part of DC’s Black Label initiative, industry legends in writer Frank Miller and artist John Romita Jr. look to leave their everlasting mark on the Last Son of Krypton’s enduring mythos with Superman: Year One. But as much as I enjoyed the stories listed above, I can’t be alone in thinking yet another examination
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Panel Discussion #54: Top Picks for the Week of 6/12/2019

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Welcome back to another installment of Panel Discussion, this time featuring Dan’s top picks for this week in comics.

Before I get into what this article is I need to get into what it is not. First I am basing this list not off of my thoughts on each issue rather my expectations. Based on my knowledge of the creators, the series, and in some cases just the concepts I created a list of five comics I am most looking forward to this new comic book day.

Also, this is not a speculation article. I am not saying these comics are ‘Key’ issues you can flip in eBay. Ultimately when I walk into my local comic shop on New Comic Book Day these are the five books I am most looking forward to reading. I will try to balance it out by including some concerns I have with each issue as well.
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It’s Now Official! Robert Pattinson Will Be Our New Batman

Over the last few weeks, there has been a ton speculation as to whether or not we would see Twilight actor Robert Pattinson taking on the role of Batman. The news was a but confirmed until we learned that both Pattinson and actor Nicholas Hoult both went into the studio for yet another audition before the final decision was made about who would eventually be portraying the caped crusader.

It is now completely certain that actor Robert Pattinson will be the next Batman, as he has been officially chosen by Warner Bros. and will be replacing Ben Affleck once the contract has been signed. The upcoming reboot is scheduled for release on June 25, 2021, and will be directed by Matt Reeves.

The tweet below says it all:

pic.twitter.com/2AaQaexvUF

— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) June 3, 2019

The new prince of Gotham will play a younger Batman than Ben Affleck and Christian Bale.
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