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James Gunn Shuts Down Bane Rumors

James Gunn shuts down Bane rumors surrounding the John Cena Peacemaker series coming to the HBO Max streaming service that spins off from The Suicide Squad. YouTuber Grace Randolph who is a big Zack Snyder supporter seemingly spoiled the series, for some reason, by tweeting that Bane shows up at the end which teases Peacemaker …

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Bane Might Be In ‘The Batman’ Hints Dave Bautista

Bane might actually be in The Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson as Dave Bautista hints the character might be included in the flick. The actor known for playing Marvel’s Drax responded to a fan noting how an article speculates Dave Bautista could be playing Bane in The Batman, where Bautista actually says he tried to …

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Suicide Squad May Hint At Bane; Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman Spotted

James Gunn is filming The Suicide Squad in Panama where set images and video may hint at Bane and reveal Joel Kinnaman and more from Margot Robbie. Joel Kinnaman returns as Rick Flag from the first Suicide Squad movie where a fan has posted an image on Instagram with the actor in Panama. Joel Kinnaman in …

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Dave Bautista Teases Possible DC ‘Dream’ Role

Dave Bautista takes to social media to tease a possible DC dream role, which may be for the Batman villains, Bane or possibly Clayface. The WWE Superstar turned actor posted an image of himself on Monday in front of Warner Bros. studios. “It won’t come to you so get after it!!” Dave Bautista tweeted along …

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Watch: Tom Hardy Wants To Return As Bane & Drown Batman & Superman

Tom Hardy who played Bane for Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises and was up to play Rick Flag in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is asked by MTV if he would like to return to the DC Universe.

Check out the above video for Hardy’s response, but he does state he would like to return to the DC Universe as Bane, and he also says he would like to hold Batman and Superman’s head under the water.

Regarding Tom Hardy’s future with the DC Universe, he is involved with the 100 Bullets Vertigo adaptation, but more than likely that will be set outside DC’s superhero universe.

Any ideas what roles could be good for Hardy? While not DC, after watching Hardy in Warrior, I kind of pictured him maybe as Wolverine.

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LEGO Dimensions Live-Action Trailer With Christopher Lloyd

Check out a new live-action trailer for the upcoming LEGO Dimensions video game featuring Christopher Lloyd reprising his famous role as Doc Brown from the Back to the Future films.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed today gameplay featuring even more beloved characters coming to LEGO Dimensions, the upcoming entertainment experience that merges physical LEGO brick building with interactive console gameplay.

In addition to LEGO Batman, LEGO Gandalf and Wyldstyle, the three minifigure heroes used to start the experience, LEGO Dimensions will allow gamers to customize their experience post-launch and throughout the first half of 2016 with additional packs from the previously announced brands, including: DC Comics Team Pack featuring LEGO Joker and LEGO Harley Quinn minifigures, three additional DC Comics Fun Packs featuring LEGO Superman, LEGO Aquaman and LEGO Bane minifigures, Back to the Future Fun Pack with LEGO Doc Brown minifigure and two additional LEGO Ninjago Fun Packs with Sensei Wu and Lloyd minifigures. 

These highly collectible Team Packs and Fun Packs will provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as special in-game abilities.  All expansion packs provide gamers the opportunity to use everything interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game, in any world with any character – there are no limitations.

Players can bring up to seven characters, vehicles and weapons into the LEGO Dimensions game all at once by placing them on the LEGO Toy Pad to create extreme gameplay cross-overs, such as LEGO Superman piloting the LEGO DeLorean Time Machine through Hill Valley or LEGO Doc Brown fighting alongside LEGO Bane in New Ninjago City.

Future expansion pack purchases will continue to work with the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack, even in the fall of next year.  No compatibility chart necessary.

Additional well-known brands and expansion packs joining the adventure for 2015 and 2016 will be announced in the coming months. 

Launching September 27, 2015, LEGO Dimensions, will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems and Wii U system from Nintendo.



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Exclusive: Dwayne Johnson DC Talks Includes Bane, Killer Croc, Doomsday & Darkseid


New Year’s Eve saw Dwayne Johnson let it be known that he is in talks with Warner Bros. about a DC Comics property and movie.

I’ve been provided some information about those talks and have been told they include Bane, Killer Croc, Doomsday and Darkseid.

Regarding Doomsday, I’m told more than likely the character will be CGI like the Hulk, and when he is used it will probably be just for a huge fight. That kind of rules Johnson out as it would be considered a waste of his talent.

Dwayne Johnson is also being considered for Darkseid, which could be the Justice League movie villain.

The Rock is also up for the two Batman villains with Killer Croc, said to be the more modern version, as well as Bane.

For those wondering if the Nolan version from The Dark Knight Rises would affect the use of Bane, I’m told they are ignoring Nolan’s stuff. I was told the Bane they would have Dwayne Johnson portray would be more in line with the comics. It seems some weren’t that happy with The Dark Knight Rises version, so a Dwayne Johnson Bane would be better portrayed. Bane in Arkham War was mentioned.

Regarding Dwayne Johnson as Green Lantern John Stewart, I couldn’t get a confirmation or denial.

Some other information I was told today included a possible description of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume and that Batman Vs. Superman will feature the “massive rise of Lex Luthor.”


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Review: Batman #23.4: Bane

Batman’s final contribution to villain’s month rests squarely on the venom fueled veins of Bane, and the level of violence and sheer mayhem he causes is what we have come to expect, but it’s still nonetheless shocking. Writer Peter Tomasi starts off the death count by Bane literally partially decapitating one of his minions when he invites him – hell – all of his followers to try and kill him. When the daughter of one of Bane’s soon-to-be victims catches Bane just prior to her father’s final breath the resulting reaction is both surprising and disturbing. Bane is looked at by some, not many, but some as an actual hero. Tomasi is relentless with Bane’s attacks and writes him as evil as he has ever been.

The bulk of this issue takes place during the Blackgate Penitentiary breakout orchestrated by Bane. Tomasi gives us a unique look into the mind of Warden Zorbatos as she struggles with futility against the prison uprising. For once we see a Gotham official clearly say and express how much it sucks to be in charge of such utter chaos. Bane instructs his team to use Scarecrow as a tool to spread fear and helplessness against such a hostile takeover.

Bane is like many of the Bat-villains in his desire for random chaos, confusing and fear to control not only Gotham but Batman, as well. It’s only vaguely alluded in the beginning that Batman is nowhere to be found in Gotham, and Bane uses that as a spark to ignite the fire. This issue will also lead directly into Forever Evil: Arkham War #1 and has the same feel as the Scarecrow’s villain title in Detective Comics #23.3 especially in the final panel as Bane overlooks Gotham.

Graham Nolan’s art is very solid, and he draws one menacing looking Bane with a newly oversized tank of venom now strapped to his back. Nothing really jumps off the page, but I like Nolan’s work as a whole and it serves the story well. Overall, Batman #23.4 is a good Bane story without having to rehash origins but still giving a nod to Bane’s upbringing and his escape from prison. It focuses directly on Bane’s role in the upcoming Arkham War, and it will be interesting as it parallels Scarecrow’s own story. Bane’s involvement in Forever Evil is poised to be more heavily entrenched with the main villains who want to run Gotham, and through this issue of Batman it’s poised to be epic.

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Oh, Boy: Now Tom Hardy’s Bane Reacts To Ben Affleck As Batman (Video)

With Warner Bros. announcing Ben Affleck as the new Batman, the internet if not the world has virtually cracked in half.

On one side there have been some cool posters and fan-made trailers, but on the other it’s gone to the extreme with White House petitions and more.

Now the latest is Bane’s reaction to the news!

Below you can check out a rather humorous video featuring Tom Hardy’s Bane from The Dark Knight Rises offering his thoughts on Ben Affleck as Batman with footage from the movie.

Seems to be all in good fun as I recall when Bane’s voice was first heard, similar parody videos were released as well.

The sequel to “Man of Steel” goes into production next year for a July 17, 2015 release also starring Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Online Multiplayer Announce Trailer: Play As Robin & Joker / Bane Gang Member


WB Games announced online multi-player mode for Batman Arkham: Origins where players can play as the Caped Crusader, Robin or one of The Joker or Bane’s gang.

An announce trailer has also been released.

See below for more.


Press Release

Batman: Arkham Origins Online Component Confirmed
Play as Batman, Robin or an Elite Member of The Joker or Bane’s Gang
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today confirmed that Batman: Arkham Origins will ship with a mode that allows players to take the franchise’s award-winning gameplay online to play with friends and foes.  The online component blends the traditional Arkham gameplay with third-person shooter mechanics and is in development by Splash Damage. 

The online mode will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.  The game is scheduled to launch worldwide Oct. 25, 2013. 

The Batman: Arkham Origins Online mode offers players the chance to hunt as Batman or Robin against the most challenging opponents yet, friends and other gamers online.  Players can also take on the role of a Super-Villain Elite and get a peek behind the curtain of what it’s like to side with The Joker or Bane as they establish their legacy by taking down Batman and Robin, and anyone else who gets in their way.  Fans will even be able call in the ultimate reinforcement to help turn the tide in any match by playing as The Joker or Bane themselves. 

Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.  Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. 

Batman: Arkham Origins will be available for the PS3™, Xbox 360®, the Wii U™ system, and Windows PC.  Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate™, the handheld version developed by Armature Studio, will be available for PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system.  The game will release on all platforms worldwide on Oct. 25, 2013. 


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SDCC 2013: Batman: Arkham Origins Collectibles Revealed; Includes Bane

WB Games revealed a batch of Batman: Arkham Origins collectibles where we see in addition to Batman, The Joker, Black Mask, Deadshot and Deathstroke – Bane.

We can see from the image below that Bane towers over the rest of the figures as it stands a full head taller than the background.

We’re guessing that means Bane is part of the game as well.


Developed by WB Games Montréal, Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.  Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous criminals, the game showcases a young and unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, players will meet many important characters for the first time and forge key relationships. 

Batman: Arkham Origins is the next installment in the blockbuster Batman: Arkhamvideogame franchise and will be available for the Xbox 360®, PS3™, the Wii U™ system, and Windows PC.  The game will release worldwide Oct. 25, 2013 along with Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate™ for Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Arena Fight Video: Batman vs. Bane Winner Revealed

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5553:]]Check out the winner between Batman and Bane in the following Injustice: Gods Among Us Battle Arena Fight Video.

In conjunction with the launch of the game, NetherRealms and DC are holding a tournament where fans pick the winners.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us is an all-new game in development by award-winning NetherRealm Studios. The title debuts a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Harley Quinn, Nightwing, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and many others. Set in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred, players will experience heroes and villains engaging in epic battles on a massive scale. 

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Byron’s Top 10 Most Horrific Comic Book Villains of All Tomb


The time to unleash the ghosties and ghouls upon the world is here, and although we are equally excited about what news may be coming out of NYCC, we also know it is time for Charlie Brown to get his bag full of rocks – again!

The two big comic book releases this week – Batman #13 and Uncanny Avengers #1 – give rise to our current thoughts about the Eve of All Hallows. That is … the villain! (Cue creepy old-fashioned organ music!)

No, not your badass villains, or even your cosmic villains (sorry, MM). No, these are the most horrific villains, vile entities that have done things that make my skin crawl even now.

So without further adieu, let’s count down Byron’s Top 10 Most Horrific Comic Book Villains (of All Tomb)!


10. Mister Fear: Zoltan Drago was the proprietor of a financially-ailing wax museum who attempted to use his knowledge of chemistry to create an elixir which would turn his wax statues into living creatures, with which he would create a private army. The chemical failed to create life in wax, but Drago discovered the brew he had created could evoke fear in those who inhaled it. Designing a frightening costume for himself, Drago became the original (and best) Mister Fear! Fear used his fear-gas to make terrified slaves of the brutish Ox of the Enforcers and the Eel. Naming his triumvirate the Fellowship of Fear, Drago ran afoul of and was soundly defeated by Daredevil and imprisoned. He was later killed by Starr Saxon in New York City.

9. Doomsday: Doomsday is a famous behemoth capable of doing nearly anything and is famous for killing perhaps the most famous comic book character of all: Superman! In doing this, Doomsday destroyed the ideal that is Superman, which was spread worldwide. By doing this, he has shown his tremendous power and evil, making him a character that constantly challenges Superman, physically and psychologically.

8. Dr. Doom: There is a certain nobility in Dr. Doom, arch-nemesis to one of the greatest teams in the Marvel Universe, Fantastic Four. Yet, time after time, he has proven that villain he indeed is. He was put in relatively the same situation as the Fantastic Four members but did not end up being a hero. He is a very powerful man with his super-technology and mystical prowess as well as being a super-genius. One thing that makes him have such a vendetta towards the FF is that, even as long ago as college when Victor Von Doom and Reed Richards were “normal,” they were always in competition with each other. One coin, two sides.

7. Mister Sinister: This mysterious gentleman has had an effect on pretty much every X-character there is, and set about the motions of the infamous Mutant Massacre which killed the Morlocks and gravely injured the Angel, Nightcrawler and Kitty Pryde. When I think of Inferno, I think of how monstrous this guy is.

6. Thanos:Cosmic yes, but also horrid! Like Doctor Doom, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goals and will cross the very cosmos to please his “love,” Death. Unlike Doom, he doesn’t battle Satan every year for his mother’s soul; he killed her and millions of his fellow Titan Eternals.

5. Bane: Not your average big guy. Despite his looks, Bane is one of the smartest non-super-powered beings in the DCU. Bane, born and raised in a prison, realizes that courage, dedication, and strengthening of both mind and body were his only ways to survive. During his time in prison, he wanted to destroy the Gothammyth called Batman. His prison put him into an experiment to create a super-powered soldier with a steroid like drug known as Venom. With Venom and his intelligence, Bane was the first person to break Batman both mentally and physically (by breaking his back).

4. Dracula: Dracula is the same character as from legend but was reinvented in the 1970s as the diabolical antagonist of Marvel’s excellent Tomb of Dracula. Like Doom, there is a nobility to Dracula, but there is more evil than mere vampire in the former Vlad the Impaler.

3. Norman Osborn/Green Goblin:Green Goblin is an arch-nemesis to Spider-Man. At first the villain was not pure evil but, when he took the Green Gobin serum he became crazy and would do anything to kill Spider-man. He had caused a lot of trouble for Spider-Man over the years, including killing one of his loves, Gwen Stacey. To his credit, writer Brian Bendis made Norman Osborn even more evil than his alter ego when he took over Americaduring Dark Reign and its follow-ups in Avengers and New Avengers.

2. Red Skull: Red Skull is the ultimate Nazi in comic books. Yes, I am saying that he is an even better villain than Hitler would be in some aspects. He has been ruining the lives of thousands ever since the 1940s. He started as a basic Nazi but was soon promoted to higher status due to his sick and twisted personality; even Hitler was afraid of him! Not only this, but the Red Skull seems to never die. Now he is back, to threaten the world of mutants using – the brain of Charles Xavier??! How horrific can you be? (See my No. 1 entry below for that answer.)

1. The Joker (New 52): Batman’s arch nemesis. The yang to Batman’s yin. Being a 70-year-old comic character, still not much of his origin is known; only him accidentally falling into a chemical bath. Every comic book fan knows what he’s done: paralyzed Barbara Gordon, killed a Robin, Jason Todd … And now he is back to creepy perfection under Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s arc, “Death of the Family.”  Brrrrrr

Hit the comment section or the forum and let me know your list!

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Exclusive: Batman 2016 Movie Reboot To Feature Joker?; Based on Arkham Asylum; More on Green Lantern

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3116:]]Cosmic Book News first revealed plans of a Batman movie reboot to happen in 2016; it was said to feature a Batman in his second year of being a hero and tentatively titled “The Batman.”

Now our source, who previously gave us all the Justice League movie related news, has further supplied us with more possible news on the Batman 2016 reboot.

We’re told there are some “mumblings” around Warner Bros. that they may want the Batman reboot based on the popular Batman: Arkham Asylum video game, and that this would be set in the same world as the Justice League movie.

We’re told DC Entertainment have thought long and hard about having several different universes, but through the success of Marvel, have decided that it wouldn’t make sense to the audience and financially to have numerous actors playing the same roles year by year.

Regarding Green Lantern, we’re told they have yet to decide on their Green Lantern property as well, but are leaning towards a reboot with a new actor playing Hal Jordan (the Green Lantern in the Justice League) being introduced in Justice League movie as an already established hero.

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3117:]]We”ll say while this is to be considered rumor, the source has previously provided us with information that has seemingly been verified, including the aforementioned Batman 2016 movie reboot as well as the news that the new Zack Snyer Superman movie starring Henry Cavill, Man of Steel, will launch a new DC shared movie universe.

Now if the rumor is true and Warner Bros. does indeed go forth with a new Batman movie based on Arkham Asylum, that brings with it some rather interesting questions.

First off all, the obvious inclusion of the Joker. This would certainly bring up reference to Heath Ledger in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. So would Warner Bros. go with it? It could be said that the Joker is a Batman villain, the Batman villain, in addition, the Nolan-verse was its own thing and is over. There is also the fact the added hype having the Joker “come back” would give to the movie. Interestingly enough, the Joker is to make his first appearance in the new DC comic books next month by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. We already know the Man of Steel movie executives have a hand in the Superman comic books, so it’s not that far of a stretch to think the same about the New 52 Batman.

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3118:]]Another – perhaps – issue would be the use of Bane following The Dark Knight Rises. Bane was also featured in Arkham Asylum, as the Joker attempted to create an army of Bane-like thugs as well as using a chemical based off “Venom,” which gives Bane his super-strength. However, in Arkham Asylum this version of Bane is more like his comic book counter-part compared to the Tom Hardy version. So could we see the comic book Bane hit the big screen in 2016?

The video game does include a vast number of Batman villains, some of which could be written out of the Batman 2016 movie reboot, but from the sounds of it, the Joker would have to stay.

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Toy Fair 2012: The Dark Knight Rises Movie Master Line: Bane, Batman, Catwoman

Here is a great look at the new The Dark Knight Rises Mattel Master Line featuring Bane, Batman, Catwoman – and the Bat signal, which actually lights up.

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Bane The Dark Knight RisesBatman The Dark Knight RisesCatwoman The Dark Knight RisesBat Signal The Dark Knight Rises

(Via MTV Geek)

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Dark Knight Rises Movie Hub for even more news, trailers and images.

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