The Honcho Round-up #42: The Batman movies that never were

By Alex Wiggan Hi Heroes! Ignore the rumours – Ben Affleck is not stepping down from the role of Batman. Well, not until he decides he’s had enough anyway. Speaking at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con, Affleck said: “Batman is the coolest part in any universe. Let me be very clear – I am the luckiest guy in the world. … Continue reading

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ICYMI: The Honcho-SFX blog’s Batman features

By Alex Wiggan It will escape no one’s attention that here at the Honcho-SFX blog we love Batman – whether it’s the Dark Knight detective or the colourful Caped Crusader. As such, every once in a while we’ll post a bunch of features or news stories about Batman and the characters that inhabit his world. If you’re a regular reader … Continue reading

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Watch: Video explaining why Mask of the Phantasm is the best Batman film ever

By Alex Wiggan Earlier this week, news broke that classic animated movie, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is to receive a long awaited Blu-ray release. Hurrah! The film hits Blu-ray on July 25th! Double hurrah! Unfortunately, for UK residents, there is a little bit of bad news to go along with the good. The Blu-ray is being released via Warner … Continue reading

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Batman & Robin: It’s time for a reappraisal

By Alex Wiggan **WARNING: CONTROVERSIAL BLOG POST ALERT** Twenty years ago this June, Batman & Robin, the fourth entry in the ’80s/’90s cycle of Batman films hit cinema screens. Boasting an all-star cast, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and George Clooney, the movie took $238.2 million at the worldwide box office and showcased the first live-action appearances of classic Bat-villains, Poison Ivy … Continue reading

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Everything you ever needed to know about the Batman Anthology (1989 – 1997)

By Alex Wiggan It’ll come as no surprise that we here at the Honcho-SFX blog love the Batman movies. Absolutely adore them in fact. We think Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy is a work of genius; we are willing to invest a of interest (and faith) in Ben Affleck’s take on the Caped Crusader; and we always have a lot … Continue reading

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Which villain should be in the next Batman movie?

By Alex Wiggan It is official – A new Batman movie is on its way. The news was confirmed earlier this week at the recent CinemaCon event in Las Vegas, by Warner Bros chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara. The new Bat-movie will be based on a script by Batman actor Ben Affleck and will even be directed by Batfleck himself. … Continue reading

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