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Zoë Kravitz Has Joined The Batman Cast as Catwoman, and We're Already Obsessed

  • Popsugar
Now this is some casting news to get excited about: Zoë Kravitz is joining the cast of Matt Reeves's The Batman as . . . drumroll please . . . Catwoman!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, she tested opposite leading man Robert Pattinson last week. In addition to Kravitz, talented stars like Ana de Armas, Ella Balinska, and Eiza González also read for the role, but we can totally see why the Big Little Lies actress nabbed it. Although she might be best known for playing Bonnie on the HBO domestic drama, she's no stranger to action-heavy films thanks to her previous work in the Divergent franchise, X-Men: First Class, and Mad Max: Fury Road. We imagine scaling buildings and whipping her foes into submission in the character's iconic catsuit should be a cinch.

Related: Meet the Stars in Talks to Join Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves's The Batman

If you're not a DC comics fan,
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Michelle Pfeiffer gives one piece of advice to new Catwoman Zoe Kravitz

  • JoBlo
Catwoman has been brought to life on the big-screen by several talented actresses over the decades, including Lee Meriwether in Batman, Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns, Halle Berry in Catwoman, Anne Hathaway in The Dark Knight Rises, and it was announced just two days ago that Zoe Kravitz (Big Little Lies) had signed on to play the role in Matt Reeves' The Batman
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Zoë Kravitz Has Joined The Batman Cast as Catwoman, and We're Already Obsessed

Zoë Kravitz Has Joined The Batman Cast as Catwoman, and We're Already Obsessed
Now this is some casting news to get excited about: Zoë Kravitz is joining the cast of Matt Reeves's The Batman as . . . drumroll please . . . Catwoman!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, she tested opposite leading man Robert Pattinson last week. In addition to Kravitz, talented stars like Ana de Armas, Ella Balinska, and Eiza González also read for the role, but we can totally see why the Big Little Lies actress nabbed it. Although she might be best known for playing Bonnie on the HBO domestic drama, she's no stranger to action-heavy films thanks to her previous work in the Divergent franchise, X-Men: First Class, and Mad Max: Fury Road. We imagine scaling buildings and whipping her foes into submission in the character's iconic catsuit should be a cinch.

Related: Meet the Stars in Talks to Join Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves's The Batman

If you're not a DC comics fan,
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‘The Batman’ Finds Its Catwoman In Zoë Kravitz

  • Deadline
Warner Bros. new The Batman movie has found its Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in Big Little Lies star Zoe Kravitz. Her deal is official. The film directed by Matt Reeves comes out on June 25, 2021.

Kravitz joins Robert Pattinson who has the title role, Jeffrey Wright who is playing Commissioner Gordon and Jonah Hill who is in talks for a villain role.

The actress follows in the path of such great big screen performers who’ve worn the Catwoman black leather suit as Michelle Pfeiffer, Anne Hathaway and Halle Berry, the latter who starred in a Warner Bros. standalone pic with the villain’s name. On the Gotham TV series, Kyle was played by Cameron Bicondova, and going way back to The Batman 1960s series, those who meowed included Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt. The character, whose choice of weapon is a bullwhip, made her first appearance as “The Cat
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Reviews: "The 4D Man" (1959) And "Dinosaurus!" (1960); Kino Lorber Blu-ray Special Editions

  • CinemaRetro
By Hank Reineke

It was never his intention to be remembered as the Alfred Hitchcock of the Chester-Delaware Counties of Eastern Pennsylvania. Director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. was a devout Christian whose real passion was turning out religious-themed short films that would bring the Gospel to the masses. But such proselytizing was cost prohibitive. So, at the suggestion of - and in partnership with - Philadelphia-based distributor/producer Jack H. Harris, Yeaworth signed on to direct a handful of low-budget teenage dramas and science-fiction films. Harris had convinced Yeaworth that there was a cash-grab market for such indie films, and these productions would bring in enough revenue to fund projects with loftier aspirations.

Yeaworth’s first feature film (as co-producer), The Flaming Teenage (1956), was not really his at all. It was instead a cobble of pre-existing footage from a drug-abuse morality fable now disguised and sold to distributors as an exploitation film.
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August 20th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Witches, Billy The Kid Vs. Dracula, Horror Of Frankenstein, Brightburn, The Walking Dead Season 9

For this week’s home media releases, we have killer superheroes, prehistoric creatures, Frankenstein by way of Hammer, Anjelica Huston as a witch, the final farewell to Rick Grimes, and more on tap. Kino Lorber is keeping busy this Tuesday with several new Blu-rays, including 4D Man, Dinosaurs! and Billy the Kid vs. Dracula, and Scream Factory is releasing the recent indie horror flick I Trapped the Devil and more Hammer genre goodness with Horror of Frankenstein as well. Another film I’m very excited to see hitting Blu is The Witches from the Warner Archive Collection, and William Friedkin’s Cruising is getting the special edition treatment from Arrow Video.

If you missed it in theaters, Brightburn will arrive on various formats this week, and for those of you who want to enjoy Rick Grimes’ final moments from this past season of The Walking Dead, you’ll get your
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4D Man

An old monster formula props up this fantastic film, but at its heart is a brilliant central idea that excites the imagination. Jack H. Harris’s sophomore picture after The Blob is on the awkward side, but the good stuff is much better than we expect it to be. Ambitious performances by Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether and James Congdon come through with something unique, with graces we just don’t find in independent Sci-Fi from the late 1950s. And the new Blu-ray rejuvenates the film’s special effects — all it took was a good 4K restoration.

4D Man

Blu-ray

Kl Studio Classics

1959 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 85 min. / Street Date August 20, 2019 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon, Robert Strauss, Edgar Stehli, Patty Duke, Guy Raymond, Chic James, Elbert Smith, Jasper Deeter.

Cinematography: Theodore J. Pahle

Film Editor: William B. Murphy

Original Music: Ralph Carmichael

Written by Theodore Simonson,
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 27)

1968: Dark Shadows' Carolyn fainted in the woods.

1993: All My Children's Tad's appeared to be in two places at once.

1994: Port Charles mourned B.J. at her memorial service on General Hospital.

1999: Another World's Joe made a stunning revelation."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1940: Radio soap opera Lone Journey, sometimes billed as "the distinguished American radio novel," debuted on NBC radio. Sandra Michael wrote the show in collaboration with her brother, Peter. The Montana setting was a place she had lived and
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‘Gotham': Camren Bicondova to Exit Catwoman Role Before Series Finale

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‘Gotham': Camren Bicondova to Exit Catwoman Role Before Series Finale
Gotham” star Camren Bicondova announced on Twitter Friday that her time as Catwoman has come to an end, as she will not appear in next week’s series finale.

“It’s important to me that I’m the one to tell you this because it was a choice that I made, through a lot of thoughts, prayer, and time

“I wanted to give Selina Kyle as much respect as possible. Some will say that giving her respect would include seeing the character through to the end of the show, which I understand,” Bicondova wrote.

“But I firmly believe that part of leaving a legacy and being part of a legacy means knowing when to pass the torch to someone else. I was blessed to be the vessel for Selina Kyle for her formative teen years, and it only felt right to give someone else the torch for her adult self.
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 27)

1968: Dark Shadows' Carolyn fainted in the woods.

1993: AMC's Tad's appeared to be in two places at once.

1994: B.J.'s memorial service on General Hospital.

1999: Another World's Joe made a stunning revelation."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1940: Radio soap opera Lone Journey, sometimes billed as "the distinguished American radio novel," debuted on NBC radio. Sandra Michael wrote the show in collaboration with her brother,
See full article at We Love Soaps »

Batman Vs. Two-Face Blu-Ray Review

When it comes to characters that we love, you’ll probably agree with me in saying that we all possess some vague memory of how we were exposed to them. As a lifelong fan of Batman, I can at least remember that Adam West was my introduction to the Dark Knight (or Bright Knight, in this case). Honestly, I can’t properly recall if it was via the TV show from the ’60s or the Super Friends animated series, but either way, he was my first Batman.

Having confessed that, you can imagine that I was quite thrilled when West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar reprised their roles of Batman, Robin and Catwoman, respectively, in last year’s Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. Not only did returning in animated form allow them to defy Father Time, but it also showed us what that world looks like when freed of
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Batman Vs. Two-Face Release Date Confirmed, Bonus Features Revealed

Last year, Warner Bros. treated us with the awesome Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, which saw the likes of Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar reprise their roles of Batman, Robin and Catwoman, respectively. Being essentially the beginning to a fourth season we never received, it surpassed expectations by retaining the feel of the classic 1960’s television series, while also featuring grandiose action scenes that could’ve never been accomplished on the budget of the show.

Having said that, we’re thrilled to see that its sequel, Batman vs. Two-Face, looks like it may be even better. In addition to the return of the aforementioned actors, expect William Shatner to lend his pipes to the dichotomous Harvey Dent, a character who never actually appeared on the TV show itself during its original run.

As for the rest of the major players, here goes: Jeff Bergman (Joker, Bookworm, Desmond Dumas), Sirena Irwin (Dr.
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Trailer, synopsis and voice cast for Batman vs. Two-Face featuring Adam West and William Shatner

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the official trailer for Batman vs. Two-Face, the follow-up to last year’s Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders animated movie, which features the final performance of Adam West as the Bright Night, alongside Burt Ward as Robin, Julie Newmar as Catwoman and William Shatner as Harvey Dent/Two-Face; check it out here…

As the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the all-new Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange and King Tut!
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Adam West & William Shatner Reunite for Batman vs. Two-Face

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Burbank, CA (August 14, 2017) – Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring together two of pop culture’s all-time heroes – TV’s original Batman and Captain Kirk, Adam West and William Shatner, respectively – to voice the title characters in the full-length, animated feature film, Batman vs. Two-Face. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will make the all-new movie available October 10, 2017 on Digital and October 17, 2017 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp).

As the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the all-new Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman,
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Batman Vs. Two-Face Blu-ray Special Features Include Adam West Tribute

Batman Vs. Two-Face Blu-ray Special Features Include Adam West Tribute
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring together two of pop culture's all-time heroes, TV's original Batman and Captain Kirk, Adam West and William Shatner, respectively, to voice the title characters in the full-length, animated feature film, Batman vs. Two-Face. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will make the all-new movie available October 10, 2017 on Digital and October 17, 2017 on Blu-ray&#8482 Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp). The first Batman vs. Two-Face trailer was released last week, which you can check out again below along with the Blu-ray and DVD artwork.

As the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the all-new Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must
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DC All Access Remembers Adam West, Previews iZombie Season Finale

By now, you’re well aware that the world lost one of the biggest icons the superhero genre has ever produced with the passing of Adam West less than two weeks ago. Sure, he may have been the third actor to portray Batman in live action, but “The Bright Knight” was unarguably the first to put his stamp on the character and turn it into a pop culture phenomenon.

Having played the Caped Crusader across three seasons of television and in a silver screen outing in 1966, West actually continued voicing the timeless hero in various animated series for decades to come. Not only that, but recent years have seen a resurgence made by his iteration of the character, thanks to Fox (the studio that produced the TV series) and Warner Bros. (the company that owns Batman) patching things up. And due to their cutting of red tape, an animated movie (with a sequel on the way) and a line of action figures have since made the world a better place.

Thus, it was only fitting that the stars came out to honor the legend’s memory by lighting a Batsignal in Los Angeles. Among those in attendance were colleagues such as Burt Ward (Robin) and Lee Meriwether (Catwoman), in addition to DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee and legions of fans who were fortunate enough to be there. And, fortunately for those of us who were unable to partake, DC All Access was able to bring the event to us.

Aside from that, today’s episode also looked ahead to next week’s season finale of iZombie. According to lead actress Rose McIver, they’re going to payoff this whole looming threat of a zombie virus outbreak in a big way. Sure, this show is a much different beast than The Walking Dead, but you can’t play with such horrific themes and not take them to their logical conclusion at some point.

So, after paying your respects to Batman and savoring the last vestige of DC TV until the fall, be sure to watch the rest of the video at the top for the latest in publishing news.
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Watch the Bat-Signal Light Up L.A. in Honor of Adam West

Watch the Bat-Signal Light Up L.A. in Honor of Adam West
Earlier this week, we reported that Los Angles mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck will light the iconic Bat-Signal on the Los Angeles City Hall, in honor of the late great Adam West, who passed away last week at the age of 88, after a long battle with leukemia. In case you couldn't make it to downtown Los Angeles last night, we have a new video of the Bat-Signal being lit, along with excerpts from the speeches given by Eric Garcetti, Charlie Beck and surprise guest Burt Ward, who played Robin in the original Batman TV series alongside Adam West. We have photos from the event as well. Here's what Burt Ward had to say in his speech.

"My friend Adam would want every single one of you to be incredibly happy, and to be joyous, because he spent his entire life as a performer, making people happy, making them laugh,
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Batsignal Shines Bright for Adam West as Fans and Batman Costars Gather at L.A. Memorial Event

Batsignal Shines Bright for Adam West as Fans and Batman Costars Gather at L.A. Memorial Event
For a few hours on Thursday, Los Angeles stood in for Gotham City as thousands of Bat-fans lined the streets to pay tribute to the late Batman actor Adam West as the famed Batsignal was projected upon L.A.’s City Hall tower.

Burt Ward, who co-starred as the Caped Crusader’s teen sidekick Robin alongside West on on the phenomenally popular and slyly campy 1960s TV series, was on hand to celebrate the life of his longtime friend along with West’s wife Marcelle, his children and other members of his family.

West passed away June 9 at age 88 following a brief battle with leukemia.
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Adam West obituary

Legendary Batman actor struggled to throw off his alter ego in later career but remained beloved of fans

Adam West, who has died aged 88, was one of those actors who had to strive to “live down” not a failure but his greatest success. West, who was synonymous with the role of Batman in the vastly popular, campy TV series of 1966-68, could never escape his alter ego. Although he appeared in scores of films and television series throughout his long career, most reviewers, whatever the role, insisted on referring to him as “TV’s Batman”. However, it is fair to say that West, realising that he owed his fame to the Caped Crusader, was not averse to making oblique allusions to the character in some of his films, and often resorted to self-mockery.

The tall, well-built West, with chiselled good looks and a resonant baritone voice, was perfect casting for
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The evolution of the Batman suit on screen from 1943 to 2017

Luke Owen looks back at Batman’s past…

As Saturday was Batman Day [you can read two other op-eds here and here] and following on from my look back at the evolution of Spider-Man and Daredevil‘s costumes (and the Batmobile), I thought it would be fun to look back at all the big screen and (some of ) the small screen versions of everyone’s favourite Dark Knight. Starting from the serials in the 1940s all the way through to Zack Snyder’s Batman who brands people.

But what makes the Bat Suit so iconic? Is it the emblem on his chest? Is it the cowl? Is it the colour scheme? Or is it all of the above. Let’s find out.

1943: Lewis Wilson (Batman)

Wilson starred in the 15-chapter serial Batman against Douglas Croft as Robin, which saw the Dynamic Duo as U.S. secret agents taking down Dr. Dako during World War II. The costume is fairly modest,
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