New ‘Gotham’ featurette showcasing Oswald Cobblepot

'Gotham' on Fox

New ‘Gotham’ featurette showcasing Oswald Cobblepot

With only 16 days to go until the US premiere of ‘Gotham‘ on the Fox network the videos are coming thick and fast now. Here’s a new featurette showcasing Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot.

 

This week premiered several new trailers for the show including the ‘Heroes Aren’t Born, They’re Forged’ trailer featuring comic art by Jock. You can checkout the ‘Gotham‘ YouTube channel here.

Don’t forget that in the UK ‘Gotham‘ will be airing on Channel 5.

'Gotham' on Fox

‘Gotham’ extended behind-the-scenes featurette

In preparation for the  September 22nd premiere of the new ‘Gotham‘ TV series Fox have brought online an extended look at the show in the form of a series of 5-6min featurettes. Take a look at new clips of the show plus behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast in the playlist below:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr5xdVw1KkGuuEf7zD_wFy_jOpJhaRk6D

Don’t forget the show will be up against ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ for its first few episodes on the air in the US so make sure to watch the show and watch it live!

Gotham to air on Channel 5 in UK

News has broken this week that ‘Gotham‘ will find it’s UK home on terrestrial network Channel 5.

The news very quickly spread around the internet and quickly found itself appearing as headline news on BBC Entertainment.

Channel 5’s head of acquisitions Katie Keenan said: “I don’t think there was a more exciting show at the LA screenings this year – Gotham is a thrilling drama built on iconic characters that fascinate.

“Channel 5 is delighted to become the home of such a powerful, bold and visually stunning show. Its acquisition proves we continue to be committed to the biggest in US drama.”

No news yet on when the show will premiere on the network but Channel 5’s news article to announce the show can be found here.

An exclusive preview will show as part of the launch night of ‘Celebrity Big Brother‘ soon.

'Batman '66' Season 1 Box Art

‘Batman 66’ Warner Home Video Press-Release, Box Art

FANBOYS AND FANGIRLS REJOICE!
AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES

BATMAN:
THE COMPLETE TELEVISION SERIES

ON BLU-RAY AND DVD FOR THE VERY
FIRST TIME NOVEMBER 11, 2014

The Long-Awaited 1960’s TV Series Features All 120
Original Broadcast Episodes Completely Remastered

Includes Over Three Hours of Never-Before-Seen Enhanced
Content Including Interviews With Adam West and Burt Ward

Burbank, CA (July 24, 2014) – For the very first time, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is releasing the fan-favorite original 1960’sBatmanTV Series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. On November 11, 2014, just in time for the holiday season, Batman: The Complete Television Series Limited Edition will hit shelves on Blu-Ray ($269.97 SRP). Batman: The Complete Television Series DVD ($199.70 SRP) and Batman: The Complete First Season ($39.98 SRP) will also be available. This highly collectable set is one fans won’t want to miss!

Batman: The Complete Television Seriesfeatures all three classic seasons of the fan-favorite show spanning all 120 original broadcast episodes – completely remastered – as well as more than three hours of never-before-seen enhanced content including interviews with both Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as Robin). In addition to favorites West and Ward, the series featured a long list of notable guest stars and cameo appearances over the course of three seasons including Julie Newmar, Cesar Romero, Frank Gorshin, Liberace, Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, Bruce Lee, Art Carney, Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr. and many more!

Bringing the series’ vivid colors to life in stunning high definition, the Blu-rayLimited Editionwill be individually numbered, making the set a true must-have for both fans and collectors alike. The set will include sought-after premiums including:

  • An exclusive Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile
  • Adam West Scrapbook – featuring never-before-seen photos from Adam’s own archives
  • 44 Vintage Trading Cards
  • Ultraviolet Digital Copy of all 120 episodes
  • Episode guide – includes synopsis of all episodes, photos from the series and a personal letter from Adam West to the fans


“Fans around the world have been clamoring for this release for decades,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHEG Senior Vice President, TV Brand Management and Retail Marketing “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is beyond thrilled to make the caped crusader’s fans’ wishes come true by releasingBatman: The Complete Television Seriesto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD for the very first time since the original 1960s program. Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of Batman’s comic book debut, this is the ultimate holiday gift.”

Batman: The Complete Television Seriesalso features more than three hours of all-new enhanced content:

  • Hanging with Batman – A true slice of life in the words of Adam West.
  • Holy Memorabilia Batman! – A journey into the most sought-after collectibles through the eyes of three extraordinary collectors.
  • Batmania Born!: Building the World ofBatman– Explore the art and design behind the fiction.
  • Bats of the Round Table – A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends, chatting all thingsBat’66.
  • InventingBatmanin the words of Adam West (episode 1 &2) – A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes.
  • Na Na Na Batman! – Hollywood favorite’s stars and producers recount their favoriteBatmanmemories.


Season 1:

  1. Hi Diddle Riddle
  2. Smack in the Middle
  3. Fine Feathered Finks
  4. The Penguin’s A Jinx
  5. The Joker is Wild
  6. Batman is Riled
  7. Instant Freeze
  8. Rats Like Cheese
  9. Zelda The Great
  10. A Death Worse Than Fate
  11. A Riddle A Day Keeps the Riddler Away
  12. When the Rat’s Away the Mice Will Play
  13. The Thirteenth Hat
  14. Batman Stands Pat
  15. The Joker Goes To School
  16. He Meets His Match, The Grisly Ghoul
  17. True or False Face
  18. Holy Rat Race
  19. The Purr-Fect Crime
  20. Better Luck Next Time
  21. The Penguin Goes Straight
  22. Not Yet, He Ain’t
  23. The Ring Of Wax
  24. Give ‘Em The Axe
  25. The Joker Trumps An Ace
  26. Batman Sets The Pace
  27. The Curse of Tut
  28. The Pharaoh’s In a Rut
  29. The Bookworm Turns
  30. While Gotham City Burns
  31. Death in Slow Motion
  32. The Riddler’s Flase Notion
  33. Fine Finny Fiends
  34. Batman Makes The Scenes


Season 2:

  1. Shoot A Crooked Arrow
  2. Walk The Straight and Narrow
  3. Hot Off The Griddle
  4. The Cat and the Fiddle
  5. The Minstrel’s Shakedown
  6. Barbecued Batman?
  7. The Spell of Tut
  8. Tut’s Case is Shut
  9. The Greatest Mother of Them All
  10. Ma Parker
  11. The Clock King’s Crazy Crimes
  12. The Clock King Gets Crowned
  13. An Egg Grows in Gotham
  14. The Yegg Foes in Gotham
  15. The Devil’s Fingers
  16. The Dead Ringers
  17. Hizzonner The Penguin
  18. Dizzoner the Penguin
  19. Green Ice
  20. Deep Freeze
  21. The Impractical Joker
  22. The Joker’s Provokers
  23. Marsha, Queen of Diamonds
  24. Marsha’s Scheme of Diamonds
  25. Come Back, Shame
  26. It’s How You Play The Game
  27. The Penguin’s Nest
  28. The Bird’s Last Jest
  29. The Cat’s Meow
  30. The Bat’s Kow Tow
  31. The Puzzles Are Coming
  32. The Duo Is Slumming
  33. The Sandman Cometh
  34. The Catwoman Goeth
  35. The Contaminated Cowl
  36. The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul
  37. The Zodiac Crimes
  38. The Joker’s Hard Times
  39. The Penguin Declines
  40. That Darn Catwoman
  41. Scat! Darn Catwoman
  42. Penguin is a Girl’s Best Friend
  43. Penguin Sets a Trend
  44. Penguin’s Disastrous End
  45. Batman’s Anniversary
  46. A Riddling Controversy
  47. The Joker’s Last Laugh
  48. The Joker’s Epitaph
  49. Catwoman Goes to College
  50. Batman Displays His Knowledge
  51. A Piece of The Action
  52. Batman’s Satisfaction
  53. Kin Tut’s Coup
  54. Batman’s Waterloo
  55. Black Widow Strikes Again
  56. Caught in the Spider’s Den
  57. Pop Goes The Joker
  58. Flop Goes the Joker
  59. Ice Spy
  60. The Duo Defy


Season 3:

  1. Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin
  2. Ring Around The Riddler
  3. The Wail of The Siren
  4. The Sport of Penguins
  5. A Horse of Another Color
  6. The Unkindest Tut of All
  7. Louie, The Lilac
  8. The Ogg and I
  9. How To Hatch a Dinosaur
  10. Surf’s Up! Joker’s Under!
  11. The Londinium Larcenies
  12. The Foggiest Notion
  13. The Bloody Tower
  14. Catwoman’s Dressed to Kill
  15. The Ogg Couple
  16. The Funny Feline Felonies
  17. The Joke’s On Catwoman
  18. Louie’s Lethal Lilac Time
  19. Nora Clavicle and the Ladies’ Crime Club
  20. Penguin’s Clean Sweep
  21. The Great Escape
  22. The Great Train Robbery
  23. I’ll Be A Mummy’s Uncle
  24. The Joker’s Flying Saucer
  25. The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra
  26. Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires



About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com and WB Ultra.

About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and (c)DC Comics. (c)1966-1968, 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. (c)2014 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile (c)2014 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

'Gotham' on Fox

TV News: ‘Gotham’ round-up

Premiering on September 22nd on Fox ‘Gotham‘ is one of the most talked about and most buzzed pilots of the 2014/15 season. The show had a big presence at SDCC this year with the city skyline forming the backdrop to a 130 foot long (and 30 foot high!) zip line between the convention centre and the Hilton hotel as well as freebies given away at the DC stand and a screening of the pilot as part of the Warner TV panel on the Saturday night with appearances from the cast at all of the above.

Of the big three pilots for DC this year, the others being ‘The Flash‘ and ‘Constantine‘, ‘Gotham‘ is the only one not to have leaked online although the writers over at Bleeding Cool have managed to see a copy (you can checkout their thoughts here) and they have a lot of good things to say about it.

As you know we’re big fans of Batman here at GYCO so we’re going to be following this show closely and with that in mind here’s a little roundup of the latest goings on:

Deadline has just broken the news that ‘Dexter‘ alum David Zayas has been cast as Salvator Maroni. Maroni is most famous for scarring the face of Harvey Dent giving birth to the Two-Face character, here expect to see him vying against rival mob boss Falconi (John Doman) for territory in Gotham.

– Fans in the queue for the ‘Gotham‘ zip line were handed copies of the ‘Gotham Chronicle‘ newspaper featuring the headline ‘WAYNES SHOT DEAD IN ALLEY’ but an advert on the back page directs readers to gothamchronicle.com a neatly designed tumblr blog with media from the show.

– Fox has launched a contest – sadly only for US residents – looking for fan made posters and trailers for the show. Details of the contest can be found here. As part of the contest Fox have released a huge amount of promotional materials to help fans create their artwork which you can see in the gallery at the top of the page.

– Finally the ‘Gotham‘ YouTube page has pulled together lots of clips, trailers, interviews and footage from SDCC to make the below playlist so sit back and check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6PPDhWuTRo&list=PLr5xdVw1KkGsseLG3w9Gn5Bs6uo785sJg

The 'Constantine' panel at SDCC 2014

SDCC 2014: ‘Constantine’ panel highlights

Constantine Season 1 Poster Art
Constantine Season 1 Poster Art

On a hot sunny afternoon and on my birthday no-less, we managed to walk straight in to hall 6BCF at San Diego Comic Con and enjoy the ‘Cartoon Voices’ panel followed by ‘Marvel’s Cup O’ Joe’ and the ‘Batman 75’ panel. After several hours of sitting came a special pilot presentation for new NBC show ‘Constantine’ based on the DC Comics title of the same name along with various other titles on the dark arts side of the DC Universe.

Up first was a rep from Warner Bros. TV who introduced the show and kindly asked that we all take as many pictures and videos of the panel as we could and share them on social media to get the buzz going about the show and without further hesitation we spent roughly 50mins watching a genuinely exciting pilot from part of the DC world with which I am not overly familiar.

You can checkout our review of the pilot itself here.

After the screening was over out came TV Guide’s Michael Schneider to moderate a short panel featuring several key players from the world of ‘Constantine’

  • David S. Goyer – writer and producer
  • Daniel Cerone – producer
  • Matt Ryan – the titular ‘Constantine’
  • Harold Perrineau – Manny
  • Angelica Celaya – joining the cast later in the season as Zed
  • Charles Halford – Cas
The 'Constantine' panel at SDCC 2014
The ‘Constantine’ panel at SDCC 2014

The cast spent roughly fifteen minutes talking about the genesis of the show, the casting process, the writing process but also a lot about where they hope to take the show in the future. Some time was spent discussing the casting of ‘Constantine’ himself with David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone proclaiming that after reading hundreds of actors for the part Matt walked in and simply was Constantine.

After discussing the disappointed with the character of Liv and her departure from the series talk turned to Angelica Celaya and the character of Zed who will be introduced further down the line. Angelica had just completed her first night of shooting at 4am that day and jumped straight on a flight to San Diego to be at the panel. The panel shared an interested anecdote about when the producers decided to perform a chemistry test on Ryan and Celaya and how within seconds she had backed him in to a corner and it was clear the two would work well together on screen.

Each of the cast shared some thoughts on their particular character with Perrineau talking a length about his excitement at joining the series as a new character written specifically for the TV world and how he felt he wanted to take that opportunity to help expand the universe of ‘Constantine’.

There was talk of future characters who may appear on the show stemming from the collective gasp the audience gave at the appearance of Doctor Fate’s helmet during a scene in the pilot. Goyer explained that DC had given full rights to the dark arts characters from within the DC Universe meaning there was nothing to stop them from bringing together the full ‘Justice League: Dark’ team at some point in the future. Goyer did however make it very clear that guest characters/heroes would need to be organic to the story and not shoehorned in for the sake of trying to entice viewers, clearly taking notes from the ‘Arrow’ writers on how best to develop a cast of secondary heroes to help progress the story.

Finishing the panel the attendees thanked the crowd for attending and hoped we would continue to watch the show once it premieres on screens in the US on 24th October.

Batman by Jim Lee

Batman 75 SDCC Announcements

Batman by Jim Lee
Jim Lee’s Batman cover for SDCC 2014 souvenir book

Big Batman news coming out of San Diego right now as the ‘Batman 75: Legends of the Dark Knight’ panel has been announced take place on Thursday July 24 at 3:30pm at San Diego Comic Con with guests including Jim Lee, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, Denny O’Neil, Neal Adams, current series writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns.

Next up the costumes worn by Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and even George Clooney will be on display at the Warner Bros. booth on the SDCC exhibition floor.

In addition to the ‘Batman ‘66’ and ‘Batman 75’ panels taking place there will also be a screening ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’ the next film to come from the DC Animated Universe on Friday 25th July in ballroom 20.

Lastly Warner Bros. Interactive will be exhibiting not one but TWO Batman games at this years convention with special exhibits for both ‘Arkham Knight’ and ‘Lego Batman 3’ taking place throughout the con.

Checkout the official SDCC site (http://www.comic-con.org) for more!

'Batman' 66 coming to DVD/BD Nov 2014

Batman ’66 HD Sizzle Reel

We just posted a review of the digital first Batman ‘66 comic series issue #37 but did you know that the original Adam West TV series is FINALLY making its way not just to DVD but also to Blu-Ray and digital HD this November?!

The show is fully remastered and the release will feature all 102 episodes plus brand new special features and the release will be launched at a special panel at this years San Diego Comic Con on July 24th. Sadly we only have tickets for 25th and 26th but we’ll bring you news from the panel as soon as it hits!

Marvel 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Title Card

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ announces third episode title!

Marvel 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Title Card
Marvel ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Title Card

As fans are gearing up for next weeks debut of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ ABC Studios have released the title of the third episode in the season which will be entitled ‘The Asset’ that bring our knowledge to the following:

Episode 1 ‘Pilot’ will be directed by Joss Whedon and was written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen.

Episode 2 is entitled ‘0-8-4’ and is directed by David Straiton. This episode is written by Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen & Jeffrey Bell.

Episode 3 will be ‘The Asset’ but no news yet on writers or director.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ premieres on Tuesday 24th September on ABC and Friday 27th September on Channel 4 in the UK!