9 Batman Knock-Offs That Utterly Miss The Point Of Batman

Everybody loves Batman. After 75 years of saving Gotham City, the Caped Crusader has become an archetype. So it's not surprising that every comic needs its own version of Bats. And yet, Batman remains unique, and it's not so easy to copy him. Here are 9 Batman knock-offs that totally miss why Batman works. » 3/25/15 1:30pm 3/25/15 1:30pm

Arkham Knight's Trying To Hype Up One Of Batman's Worst Villains

The folks making the next Batman game swear that the Joker won't be in Arkham Knight. So they clearly need a new big bad to center this game's plot around. But Scarecrow? Come on. That guy is wack. » 2/25/15 12:49pm 2/25/15 12:49pm

DC Comics Claims Valencia's New Crest Looks Too Much Like Batman Logo

Holy intellectual property law, Batman, why are you beefing with this Spanish soccer team? » 11/20/14 12:45pm 11/20/14 12:45pm

​13 More Of The Most Pointless Action Figures Ever Made

Do action figures have existential crises? Do they wonder about the point of their existence? Probably not; they're inanimate objects. This is for the best, given that many action figures have no reason to exist whatsoever. We've shown you 10 already; here are 13 more toys that never needed to be made. » 8/18/14 3:17pm 8/18/14 3:17pm

Our First Glimpse of Batman V. Superman Includes the New Wonder Woman

We just had our first thundering look at Batman v. Superman, and it really did give the feeling of a confrontation between demigods. Plus we saw our first look at Wonder Woman's costume! And we saw the Trinity, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, on stage together. » 7/26/14 3:26pm 7/26/14 3:26pm

How Gotham City Got Mapped

It's tough to build a great fantasy world without a map—there's a reason why the Game of Thrones credits are basically a Google Earth flyover—and comic book worlds are no exception. While Batman's "Gotham City" has been around since 1940, it wasn't properly mapped until 1998's "No Man's Land" arc. Over at the… » 6/02/14 5:46pm 6/02/14 5:46pm

Here Is The First Image Of Ben Affleck As Batman

Zack Snyder has finally tweeted a look at his new Batman (played by Ben Affleck) for the still untitled Batman Vs. Superman movie. Aaaaaand the new batsuit has veins. [Edit not veins possibly seams, massive high res. image updated]. Take a look. » 5/13/14 12:43pm 5/13/14 12:43pm

​What We Learned from the Script for Gotham's First Episode

Gotham is one of this fall's most anticipated new TV shows: the story of Jim Gordon and Gotham City, years before Batman. We obtained what appears to be a draft of the first episode, although it could be fake or draft that will change a lot before filming. If the script is for real, then Gotham has some terrific… » 2/25/14 5:02pm 2/25/14 5:02pm

Which Athlete Would Make The Best Batman?

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering bandwagoning, dog assassination, fecal measurements, and more. » 1/07/14 2:20pm 1/07/14 2:20pm

Spider-Man Fights Batman And Robin In Ridiculous MMA Match

I don't have any information or context to provide to help you make sense of how this video came to be. The best I can do is this message board thread that has live play-by-play of the action, but it isn't necessarily all that helpful. ("No one in the crowd. Including us, know what the fucks going on. Before you… » 12/27/13 9:51am 12/27/13 9:51am

8 Superhero Origins the Movies Got Right (and 8 That They Messed Up)

Superheroes gain power from their origins, which explain how they perform their awesome feats, but also why. And most superhero movies are still origin stories. But sometimes Hollywood takes liberties and loses the souls of these characters. Here are eight superhero origins Hollywood captured, and eight they ruined. » 11/28/13 3:59pm 11/28/13 3:59pm

The Ultimate Motherlode of DVD Box Sets for the Holidays


All your friends have Netflix. We can all access a wealth of movies any time we want. But DVD box sets can still make fantastic gifts, if they're cool-looking enough, and contain stuff your loved ones will watch over and over. Here are the most beautiful (and cheapest) DVD box sets to give to your friends and family. » 11/21/13 3:58pm 11/21/13 3:58pm

Ben Affleck will play an older Batman fighting the young Superman

The odds of Batman Vs. Superman being an interesting film just went up somewhat. Because Batman, who apparently will be kicking Superman's ass judging from the speech we heard at Comic-Con, will be played by Argo director Ben Affleck. » 8/22/13 10:52pm 8/22/13 10:52pm

Finally, Batman Meets USC With "Bane Kiffin"

You guys! I finally saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, so I totally get all the memes now. Here's a series with promise: Lane Kiffin, rocking the facegear, saying Laney/Baney things. [Bane Kiffin] » 8/16/12 11:05am 8/16/12 11:05am

So, What Kind of Batman Movie Should They Make Next?

Whatever your thoughts end up being about The Dark Knight Rises—even if you're like me, say, and think it pales it comparison to the previous two films but still sorta blows you away—Christopher Nolan has wrapped up his trilogy in a fashion that clearly won't damage his legacy: This isn't Spider-Man 3 or The… » 7/19/12 5:20pm 7/19/12 5:20pm

Bruce Wanes. The Dark Knight Rises, Reviewed.

1. The first two Batman films from director Christopher Nolan were so transcendent, so ambitious and challenging and grand, that The Dark Knight Rises feels like more of a disappointment than it should. The first two movies, especially The Dark Knight, were miracles, an impossible combination of universal themes,… » 7/18/12 1:45pm 7/18/12 1:45pm

Christopher Nolan Is A Summer-Movie Superhero

Loving big summer movies as an adult can be a sad and lonely thing. When you're a kid, any action blockbuster that you watch is epic. You haven't seen enough to compare. But then you get older, and you realize that they follow certain formulas and attract a certain audience, which is a lot younger than you. As much as… » 7/13/12 4:35pm 7/13/12 4:35pm

The Dark Knight Rises, And So Do Our Trousers: The Grierson & Leitch…

Back in 1991, your esteemed Grierson & Leitch, then both 16 years old, sat down with this issue of Entertainment Weekly and planned out our holidays. We did not have Box Office Mojo's release calendar, and the Mattoon, Illinois local newspaper wouldn't tell you what movies were playing at the Cinema 1-2-3 until the… » 4/18/12 3:30pm 4/18/12 3:30pm

Bearded Batman Drinks Heineken, Probably Does Not Fight Crime

So Batman's a hockey fan, and definitely not the Lamborghini Batman or the Michigan Batman, at least today. But lest you forget, you better believe he's The Goddamn Batman. » 4/15/12 11:30am 4/15/12 11:30am

Just Three More Months Until The Dark Knight Rises, Folks

It always seems like the summer movie season begins earlier every year, but it doesn't, not really. The unofficial beginning in 2012 is May 4, when The Avengers—a movie that's so big, apparently, that it turned massive tentpole films like Iron Man 2 and Thor into, essentially, prequels—opens wide, followed in… » 4/11/12 3:26pm 4/11/12 3:26pm