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Lego Batman: The Movie World Premiere


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, The Paley Center for Media

Present the World Premiere of


on Monday, February 11 in New York


TT Animation-produced film based on its Popular Video Game;

Media Invited to Red Carpet Interviews & Screening;

Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis



Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Paley Center for Media proudly present the
World Premiere of LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite, an all-new film from TT Animation based on its popular video game. The film will have its World Premiere in New York on February 11, 2013, with filmmakers and members of the voice cast in attendance for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion.


Media interviews will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the screening will commence at 6:30 p.m.  Following the screening, cast and filmmakers will discuss the movie – led by TT Animation’s award-winning director/producer Jon Burton, and renowned videogame/animation actors Troy Baker (Bioshock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City) as Batman and Travis Willingham (Avengers Assemble, The Super Hero Squad Show) as Superman. Additional panelists will be announced as confirmed.


LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite provides the ultimate blend of action and humor guaranteed to entertain fanboys of all ages. The film finds Lex Luthor taking jealousy to new heights when fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne wins the Man of the Year Award. To top Wayne’s accomplishment, Lex begins a campaign for President – and to create the atmosphere for his type of fear-based politics, he recruits the Joker to perfect a Black LEGO Destructor Ray. While wreaking havoc on Gotham, Lex successfully destroys Batman’s technology – forcing the Caped Crusader to reluctantly turn to Superman for help.


LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite features the definitive voice of Lex Luthor, Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, SpongeBob SquarePants). In addition to Baker and Willingham, the cast includes Christopher Smith (Mortal Combat vs. DC Universe) as the Joker, and Charlie Schlatter (Diagnosis Murder) in a hilarious turn as the voice of Robin.


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has set May 21, 2013 as its release date for LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite on Blu-ray and DVD.


The Paley Center in New York City is located at 25 West 52nd Street. There is no attached parking, however there is ample parking in numerous structures surrounding the Paley Center.

A limited number of free tickets are available to the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on February 11 must RSVP via email to


The body of all qualifying fan RSVP emails MUST include the following (please only this information):

Name of the entrant

A valid email address

The name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening


Bruce Wayne

Tickets to both events will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.

New Lois Lane Picture from Man of Steel


The Spanish site Desde Hollywood has published a photo of Amy Adams as Lois Lane in the new Man of Steel movie. The photo is in black and white (why is anyone’s guess) but shows a more mature Lois Lane than the previous incarnation, which I think is a good thing.

R.I.P. Lloyd Phillips – Produce or Man of Steel


The Deadline Hollywood website reports that legendary producer Lloyd Phillips has passed away. The 63 year old man died of a heart attack in his home in Malibu. Some highlights of his distinguished career included being the first New Zealander to win an Academy Award for the 1980 live-action short “The Dollar Bottom”.

New Image from Man of Steel


Check out he cover of this month’s issue of Empire, a very cool shot of Henry Cavill in his Man of Steel outfit. Now we know what the outfit looks like (and it seems a new hairdo as well).

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Help Fund ‘The Death Of Superman Lives’ Documentary On Kickstarter


Come on, it’s for a good cause. Check out the “Superman Lives” Kickstarter page.

New Toys for Man of Steel


Some new cool toys for Man of Steel, great action figures, a first look at General Zod (unique symbol as well) and the packaging. One of the things which I disliked about the Sueprman Return toys was the packaging, it was too feminine especially when it was on the shelf next to The Dark Knight great looking toys. The packaging looks to be a bit more brooding than the previous line, even though I thought the new uniform would have more color streaks on it.

Batman movies are a toy heaven, there is much less material to work with in the Superman storylines (he doesn’t need a plane, or a cool car, or an excellent looking motorcycle or even gadgets).

Looking at the toys below I’m not impressed, honestly they look like crap.
Over priced Happy Meal toys at best and these are probably the hand painted samples which always look better than the mass produced junk.

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Man of Steel gets PG-13 Rating & No Kneeling


The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) has announced that Man of Steel will be rated PG-13. This is not surprising as an R rating would deter many of the younger fans from going. I’m not surprised, the trailers look dark and WB is trying to get away from Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns (which I thought was a fantastic visual feast, but the story pretty much sucked and don’t get me started on the kid).

Michael Shannon, the actor playing General Zod has also revealed that he will not utter Terence Stamp‘s most famous line “kneel before Zod” in the new motion picture. That seems like a good decision, after all the movie is darker and Zod knows that such demand would be met with laughter.

Jenny Olson?


Could it be that in the new Man of Steel movie the part of Jimmy Olson will be played by the lovely Rebecca Buller, who will be named “Jenny Olson” according to IMDB.

But.. you say, she could be Jimmy’s sister/cousin/wife – yes, she could be but if you look closely at the trailer, you’ll see Ms. Buller running with Perry White (Laurence Fishburne) with, what look like a camera around her neck.


Man of Steel Hairstylist Injured


Cheryl Pickenback, listed on IMDB as hairstylist for theMan of Steel (starring Henry CavillRussell CroweAmy Adams and Kevin Costner) movie has sued Warner Bros. after being injured on the set. Ms. Pickenback says she was walking on the set in Plano, IL to fix one of the actors hair between takes when she fell and injured herself on the uneven surface.

The lawsuit, filed in Illinois state court,  alleges that Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures and Third Act Pictures failed to adequately supervise the premises to ensure proper safety precautions. The defendent claims that she suffered  ”severe and permanent injuries” and was required to seek “extensive medical and surgical consultations and treatments.”

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Russell Crowe: Superman is Top of the Food Chain


Recently actor Russell Crowe, playing Superman’s father Jor-El in the upcoming Man of Steel movie, talked with Reelz about several subjects including the Man of Steel upcoming movie.

Crowe said:
“It’s very complicated, it’s really complex. I don’t think anybody has really tried to get into the psychology of what it must be like to be Superman and what people would really respond like in a modern society if somebody like that just popped up. I think Zack Snyder was given a great deal of responsibility because when it comes to comic book heroes and superhero films the top of the food chain is Superman. I think the biggest indicator for me of how it’s looking is that the financier of the film has sent me gushing emails, he just loves it. “I’m really looking forward to seeing it, it’s a massive undertaking. It takes you on the ground to Krypton, it takes you to a planet where the sun is four times larger than ours and you get to experience that stuff and if you’ve seen the trailers you realize that this Superman is not just floating through the air held up by a wire, this Superman is super sonic. I’m really looking forward to the way that people will respond to it.”

I agree, it’s very easy to ruin a character like Superman (as has been proven before) and Snyder has a responsibility not only to himself, the studio and the fans, but also to American mythology to make this work.