It’s Batman season all over again and we’re beyond excited!
When “Batman vs. Superman” director Zack Snyder announced that he would be releasing exclusive pictures of the newly made-over Batmobile, he sure as hell made damn sure that fans got that and a whole lot more. He posted the following picture on his Twitter account captioned, “I shot this with my @Leica_Camera M Monochrom.”:
From the picture, it appears that Ben Affleck is donning a redesigned Batsuit which, although is just as dark as the one from “The Dark Knight”, has notably smaller ears. It also looks like the 41-year-old Ben Affleck has definitely beefed up for the role.
Yes, you could say that Zack quite literally opened up the Batcave and we bet throngs of Batman fans haven’t been able to function since then! Wait, what camera did he shoot the picture with, again? Exactly.
On another note, there was also the release of the extended trailer for the upcoming TV series, “Gotham”. Scheduled to be released later this year, “Gotham” is a show set in the Dark Knight’s hometown, with focus on a time before the Dark Knight. Yes, you could kinda call it the prequel of all Batman prequels.
- Ben McKenzie as James Gordon: an idealistic rookie detective for the Gotham City Police Department Homicide Squad, a former college football star and a war hero.
- Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth: a tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Pennyworth has loyally served the Wayne family. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne — the boy who will eventually become Batman.
- Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot: with the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Cobblepot is a minion for gangster Fish Mooney, and hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.
- Zabryna Guevara as Sarah Essen: Captain of the Gotham City Police Department Homicide Squad and Gordon’s boss, she balances the two worlds of police and politics with a Machiavellian skill that’s as much corporate litigator as cop.
- Erin Richards as Barbara Kean: a sophisticated emergency doctor and Gordon’s wife, Kean stands by her husband amid the corrupt world of Gotham.
- Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock: Gordon’s rough-around-the-edges partner and mentor.
- Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney: an imposing, hotheaded and notoriously sadistic crime boss and nightclub owner with street smarts and almost extra-sensory abilities.
- Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle: a teenage orphan, street thief and skilled pickpocket who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable.
And of course:
- David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne: a young boy who has been sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents. He is serious and soulful, and relies on the guidance and protection of his butler, Alfred Pennyworth, and Det. James Gordon.
Full description of “Gotham” as follows:
Before there was Batman, there was Gotham. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world’s greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon’s story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world’s most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker? Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (“The Mentalist,” “Rome”), Gotham follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering on the edge of evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.
Last but not least, we’ll now leave you (gaping) with the official extended trailer for “Gotham”: