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The Batman’s New Clothes

Batman 2.0

As you may’ve heard by now, Batman, or at least Bruce Wayne, is “dead”.

Left in the era of Caveman by the evil Darkseid, Wayne obviously can’t continue behind the cape and cowl.  But Gotham needs a new champion of justice, and currently, it’s heroes are battling to take over the mantle.

Of course, with the comic industry being the way it is, we already know who wins.  The cape and cowl will be donned by former Robins Dick Grayson and Jason Todd in 2 drastically different Bat-titles.

Despite this new era of Batman, DC isn’t going the extra mile with these new comics…but that’s where Project Rooftop’s Batman 2.0 contest comes in.

Project Rooftop, in case you’re unfamiliar, is all about redesigning superheroes costumes.  So, given the current change with Batmen, it stands to reason they’d take on the classic look of the Dark Knight.

The Grand Prize winner is above, but I totally recommend you click through for some amazing interpretations of everyone’s favorite flying rat.

Original Post:  Project Rooftop.

Get Ready To Fall In Love With Zooey Deschanel Again

…with the new trailer for the soon-to-be-indie-kid fave, 500 Days of Summer.

As the trailer shows, the pitch is pretty easy: Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is becoming quite the actor) believes in true love. So of course, he falls head over heels for Summer (the lovely Ms. Deschanel), who doesn’t believe in true love.   The catch? By the time you meet the characters in this movie, they’ve split up.  In turn, Tom decides to look over the 500 days of their courtship to figure out where things went right and wrong.

This was one of the big buzz movies coming out of Sundance, and gained even more momentum after screenings last week at SXSW.  Either way, I’m completely sold by the trailer.

500 Days of Summer is due to hit theaters on July 17, 2009.

New Miyazaki Film Announced For US!

In very exciting news, Disney has finally announced the US release date of the next Studio Ghibli film, titled Ponyo on the Cliff by The Sea.

Released last Summer in Japan, Ponyo, the latest animated film directed by masterful artist Hayao Miyazaki, will hit theaters on August 14th, 2009.

Miyazaki’s latest film, his followup to Howl’s Moving Castle features a fish person,  and an American voice cast including such notables as Tina Fey.  Check out the trailer above.

Maybe Otakon can work out an early screening?

YouTube -Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea Trailer.