No doubt playing a serial killer could really mess with one’s psyche. Just ask Tahar Rahim. The actor portrays real-life 1970s French murderer Charles Sobhraj in Netflix’s eight-episode “The Serpent.” When they first began shooting, he thought he was able to leave the work behind him when he went home at the end of the […]
In Amazon Studios’ upcoming sci-fi blockbuster “The Tomorrow War,” Chris Pratt stars as Dan Forester — a soldier sent to the year 2051 to fight off against an alien invasion. Beyond the film’s grandiose sci-fi elements, it deals with an array of contemporary family themes and the notion of what one generation owes to the […]
Gary Cole is in talks for a major role in “NCIS” Season 19, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. Details on the character Cole would play are being kept under wraps. The long-running CBS procedural was renewed back in April, with series lead Mark Harmon’s return to the series also being confirmed at that time. It […]
The Batman fanbase was thrown into a frenzy on Monday when reports came out revealing that DC leadership asked the team behind HBO Max’s animated Harley Quinn series to remove a scene in the show where Batman performed oral sex on Catwoman. According to the show’s co-creator Justin Halpern, DC’s reason behind the decision was that “heroes don’t do that.”
The news sparked an ongoing conversation among fans about the nature of the Dark Knight’s sex life. Now, former Batman actor Val Kilmer has weighed in on the debate on Twitter, though his response about the superhero’s decisions in the bedroom seems to be somewhat tentative.
Does he or doesn’t he…? pic.twitter.com/oGVfqf0tUx
— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) June 16, 2021
Kilmer’s post contains a GIF featuring a moment from the actor’s lone Batman movie, 1995’s Batman Forever. In the featured scene, the Caped Crusader rendezvouses at the Bat-Signal to discover that Nicole Kidman’s Dr. Chase Meridian has ignited Gotham PD’s spotlight to have a flirtatious conversation. After some pectoral grazes and a comment about how “chicks love the car,” Batman takes off into the night.
“I haven’t had that much luck with women,” Batman says. “Maybe you just haven’t met the right woman,” Meridian replies.
While Kilmer’s post did not provide a concrete stance, he is the first live-action Batman actor to weigh in on the matter. As for the future of Batman on-screen, the superhero will be played by Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves’ upcoming reimagining The Batman, which is slated to hit theaters in March 2022.
Additionally, both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck will reprise their roles as Batman in the upcoming solo film The Flash. The production teases that the film will be based on the Flashpoint story and will “restart everything” in the DC cinematic universe, bridging between various characters and timelines. Perhaps, in one of these alternate dimensions, there will be a Batman that goes where no other previous Batman is prepared to go.
J. Kim Murphy is a freelance entertainment writer.
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Will the next big advance in VR be… virtual-reality commercials? Facebook announced that it is kicking off a “small test” of in-headset ads for Oculus VR devices. The ads will first appear in “Blaston,” a dueling-shooter VR game from Resolution Games, as well as titles from a few other developers rolling out over the coming […]
Fox saw increases in advance ad commitments for its primetime schedule and expanding digital venues as part of the industry’s annual “upfront” sales process, the latest of the nation’s big media companies to see robust activity as advertisers try to move forward as the coronavirus pandemic diminishes. The Fox Corporation unit saw advertising commitments rise […]
J.J. Abrams is ready to get to the bottom of unidentified flying objects, and Showtime is giving him the platform to do just that. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Glen Zipper are behind “UFO,” a four-part docu-series that will look at the phenomenon of mysterious objects in the sky and “what clandestine influence the American government, […]
Best Buy is running a pretty great sale on Xbox games right now. You can snag some of the best Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S games for as low as $9.99. We’re talking Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Gears Tactics, Forza Horizon 4, and more, all for $19.99 or less.
The discounts apply to both the physical and digital versions of the games, though note that some of the digital versions cost more than the physical ones. Without further ado, here’s what’s on sale.
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It’s also worth noting that you can play nearly all of these games with a Game Pass Ultimate subscription. You can pick up a three-month membership for $44.99. It grants you access to hundreds of Xbox games, including all the first-party Microsoft-published games for going back years. It’s really one of the best deals in all of gaming.
But if you just want one or two games to keep, you’re probably better off grabbing them from the list above while they’re on sale.
Chris Reed is a commerce editor and deals expert at IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.
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WSL Studios, the studio division of the World Surf League, has updated its development slate. The upcoming slate of programming will consist of competition series, docu-series and travel series that embody the ethos of surfing. Hosted and executive produced by Michael Phelps, “Racing on Water: The Ultimate Waterman Competition” is a global competition elimination series […]