More than a decade after the campy "Batman" series left the airwaves, Adam West and Burt Ward reprised their roles in 1979's "Legends of the Super Heroes," a two-part miniseries (emphasis on "mini"). The special saw the dynamic duo teaming up with costumed colleagues like the Flash and Green Lantern to face against the Riddler (once again portrayed by Frank Gorshin), Mordru, Weather Wizard, and other villains.
The episodes are now available on DVD through the Warner Archive site, and we have an exclusive taste of the retro excellence. In the clip below, Batman and Robin run into a bit of car trouble, but manage to make it to a garage. However, their luck turns when they discover who their mechanic is...
"Legends of the Super Heroes" is available now.
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Having experienced firsthand the ferocity and horrors of World War II and wars in Korea and Vietnam on both the national and personal level, like all of us, veteran writer/artist Will Eisner saw something nine years ago he never thought possible: a devastating terrorist attack on New York City and the Pentagon. While both attacks were horrific, the strike and subsequent destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City hit closest to home for Eisner, who grew up in the city and lovingly showed it as a character in many of his works.
Just days after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, MTV News producer Brian Jacks spoke to the native New Yorker about the tragic and emotional events that had gripped his city. Will Eisner has since passed away, but his thoughts are just as poignant today as they were nine years ago. Read More...
On October 12, get ready to sharpen up your adamantium because the fan-fave animated series "Wolverine and the X-Men" is hitting store shelves. The set will include all 26 episodes and feature cast audio commentary on every single one. We also get a making-of featurette and 5.1 digital surround sound so you can hear the balls-out battles in all their mutant glory.
Check out the exclusive DVD trailer below (which premiered here at Comic-Con) and then check after the jump for the full episode list.
The celebs are starting to pour in here at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, and one of their first stops will be none other than our Comic-Con studios. And now we can announce that Bruce Willis and his "Red" co-star Karl Urban will join previously scheduled guests including Seth Rogen, Robert Rodriguez and Danny Trejo on the first edition of MTV News' Comic-Con Live webcast today at 3pm ET.
So set your alarm clock to hear the latest from Bruce on his new comic book flick, Seth Rogen on his Green Hornet role and Danny Trejo and Robert Rodriguez on their grindhouse ode "Machete."
Keep it locked to Splash Page throughout the show for all your Comic-Con 2010 news, interviews, and exclusives. You can also follow your friendly neighborhood editor Rick Marshall and the rest of the Splash Page team on Twitter!
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Ladies and gentlemen, cue up your arc reactors. Paramount has announced a street date and details for the DVD and Blu-ray release of one of the year's highest-grossing blockbusters, "Iron Man 2." The film, which took in over $300 million at the box office, is coming to store shelves on September 28, armed with a bounty of special features — but mostly if you pick-up the high-def version.
"Iron Man 2" will drop as two editions: a standalone two-disc DVD, or a three-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. While each contain duplicate special features in terms of audio commentary by Jon Favreau, deleted scenes and a couple featurettes, far more bonus content is available on the three-disc package.
Those who have a Blu-Ray player will enjoy a host of behind-the-scenes videos, cast and crew interviews, origin stories of key characters, additional deleted scenes and a ton more. Check out the full rundown of the special features after the jump. Read More...
We've been all-hands-on-deck here in Universal City, CA, where on Sunday we'll be bringing you the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. But even in all this excitement we still found time to gawk at an exclusive clip from "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" that will be airing during our live Movie Awards red carpet pre-show this Sunday at 8/7c. Director Edgar Wright is excited too, as you'll see below while catching a brief glimpse of Sunday's clip which features Michael Cera battling it out with an evil ex-boyfriend.
Check it out below, and then read on for two cool shots from the clip:
Check out the images after the jump! Read More...
FROM MOVIES BLOG: Like many children of the 80s, I first encountered Robert Culp as the surly FBI handler in "Greatest American Hero." But in the years since then, I experienced more of the actor's wide body of work and he quickly became one of my favorite actors. I watched him in shows like "I Spy" and in films like "P.T. 109," and it was wildly entertaining to see him dish out his trademark barbs.
So it was with great enthusiasm that I booked an interview with the legend at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2008. I've dealt with the biggest stars around, from Anthony Hopkins to Leonardo DiCaprio, so I'm over the whole nervousness thing, but I'll admit I was scared s--tless going into my interview with Robert. Even in his late-70s, he was as snarky as ever and I didn't know what to expect. Thankfully he was very nice, but boy, was he able to throw out sarcasm like a master. I found that out firsthand when I called "Greatest American Hero" a superhero show, and he was lighting quick to jump on me for that.
Continue reading Getting Schooled By Robert Culp Was An Amazing Experience: One MTV Staffer's Personal Memory at MoviesBlog.MTV.com.
It’s the eighth day of production as Christian Bale pulls on the spandex. His character is a beacon of liberty and justice, striking out at evildoers and keeping the streets safe from super villains. But his nickname isn’t the Dark Knight…it’s the Man of Steel.
In 2003, before Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns” and Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins,” director Wolfgang Petersen was set to direct “Batman vs. Superman,” a big-budget outing that set two of DC Comics’ biggest superheroes against each other. Now for the first time, MTV News can reveal that one of those on the shortlist for Krypton’s favorite son was none other than Christian Bale.
In an exclusive interview, Petersen – director of such blockbuster fare as “Air Force One,” “Outbreak,” “The Perfect Storm” and “The Neverending Story” – told us that Bale was among the two actors he met with for the role of Superman, with Josh Harnett being the second candidate. And according to the helmer, the film nearly happened. Read More...
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following interview with comics legend Will Eisner originally ran on Splash Page one year ago on Veteran's Day. While we normally shy away from re-posting stories from the archives, this conversation seemed to merit an exception, and is presented here in full again on the day when we remember the nation's veterans—a group of which Eisner was a member three times over. So, if you first read this interview a year ago, please excuse its return to the front page of the site—but if you're anything like me, you won't mind giving it another read. -RM
Will Eisner is well known today for creating "The Spirit," his blue-clad superhero that received the Hollywood treatment at the hands of Frank Miller last year. But lesser known is that Eisner was a veteran of no less than three major wars: World War II (where he was an enlisted man) and Korea and Vietnam, where he was a civilian contracter eventually obtaining the rank equivalent to a brigadier general. I was fortunate enough to know Will, and four years before his death in 2005, we chatted at length about his military service, how it related to "The Spirit," and his views on the extreme stresses of war.
In honor of both Veterans Day and Will Eisner, enjoy this rare look inside the mind of the revered comics legend on this most serious of topics. Read More...
One of the most complex relationships in the "X-Men" movie franchise is that of Logan (Wolverine) and his half-brother Victor Creed (Sabretooth). In "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," director Gavin Hood put that tumultuous affair front and center, and in the clip below, Hood explains the reasons behind that creative decision. The video is from on-screen commentary by the helmer on this week's DVD and Blu-ray release of the big-budget superhero flick, so enjoy.
After the jump, check out an exclusive film clip of Logan's calm before the storm... Read More...