Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker?

By Alex Wiggan File this under ‘rumour’ for now, but according to Entertainment Weekly, Joaquin Phoenix is in the frame to play the Joker in the proposed Joker-solo movie. The movie – from director Todd Phillips – is currently in the pipeline as a separate project to the DC Extended Universe. The film doesn’t have a title yet, or much … Continue reading

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John Lithgow almost played the Joker – twice

By Alex Wiggan Every so often, a piece of movie trivia comes along and completely takes us by surprise. Today is one of those days. Actor John Lithgow has revealed he turned down the opportunity to play Batman’s greatest nemesis, The Joker – not once, but twice! The first time Lithgow was approached about playing the Clown Prince of Crime … Continue reading

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Suicide Squad nabs an Oscar and joins an elite club

By Alex Wiggan Last night, the 89th Academy Awards ceremony took place and among all the glitz and glamour (and cock-ups), something rather special happened – Suicide Squad picked up an Academy Award. Yep, David Ayer’s anti-hero flick featuring Harley Quinn, the Joker and Batman, received an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling! Pretty surprising news really; especially when you … Continue reading

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Unboxing Topps’ Series One Batman 1989 movie trading cards

By Alex Wiggan Yesterday, we presented a round-up of this weekend’s Barry Potter toy fair. And what a great fair it was. During our discussion we mentioned we’d be uploading a couple of follow-up posts about some of the goodies we picked up at the fair. This post highlights one such goodie which we think you might be interested in: … Continue reading

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Suicide Squad director has regrets

By Alex Wiggan Remember last year, when Suicide Squad hit cinemas and was instantly met with criticism? Remember how director David Ayer said he loved the movie and believed in it? Well, Ayer seems to have had a slight change of heart. On Saturday, Ayer took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the film, including his disappointment with the … Continue reading

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Comic book movies & TV: Look how far we’ve come… again

By Alex Wiggan A couple weeks back we posted a piece on the Honcho-SFX blog called ‘Comic book movies & TV: Look how far we’ve come’. The post took a look at how we’re currently in a Golden Age of comic book movies & TV shows and how we should appreciate everything that we have right now – especially since … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders

By Alex Wiggan So, tonight we here at the Honcho-SFX blog went to a special one-night-only screening of the new animated Batman movie, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The movie will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray & in a digital format next month, but tonight we got to see it on the big screen – and we loved it! … 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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Adam West and Burt Ward return to Batman

By Alex Wiggan A little while back we heard rumblings that former Batman and Robin stars, Adam West and Burt Ward were working on something that would see them reunite for a Batman-related project. News on the project had been pretty sparse to say the least, leaving us both intrigued and excited. Well, that was until now. The West/Ward project … Continue reading

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Reviewed: DC’s Batman: The Killing Joke gets animated

By Alex Wiggan Out now on Blu-Ray & digital download, Batman: The Killing Joke is the latest release from Warner Bros Animation. The film – which is based on a 1988 comic by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland – features the vocal talents of Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill and Tara Strong and is effectively an adaptation of ‘the best Joker … Continue reading

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