Nick Cage wants to be in THE BATMAN sequel.

And you will not be surprised at his desired role:

I like… oh, here’s something, I’ve been thinking about this, because we have this new, Robert Pattinson as the Batman, which I haven’t seen it yet, but I think he would be terrific, the villain that Vincent Price played on the ’60s show, Egghead. I think I want to have a go at Egghead. I think I could make him absolutely terrifying. And I have a concept for Egghead. So let them know over at Warner Bros. I’m down for Egghead.”

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THE BATMAN opens to $128.5 million.

Which is pretty good, considering how many people reviewed-kvetched about THE BATMAN: “In another clear sign that moviegoing is alive and well despite ceasing during the pandemic, Warner Bros.’ The Batman is delivering the second-best opening since 2019. That’s after Spider-Man: No Way Home with $128.5M after a $43.2M Saturday, which was -24% against the pic’s opening Friday+previews. Around the globe, Batman made $248.5M. There’s a very good chance by tomorrow AM that Batman could rise beyond $130M.”

I, alas, haven’t seen it yet. I was going to, but last-minute family scheduling got in the way. But I figure I can hold out until the next weekend. Besides, it’s a Batman movie. I’m pretty sure I know how this flick is going to go.

Finally figured out what’s been bothering me about the latest Batman designs.

And it’s always the same thing:

You can’t see the dang symbol in the dark. As Frank Miller’s Batman once famously pointed out, he wears a big target on his chest because he can’t armor his head. (I even think they referenced that here.)

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PS: As I have noted before, I am tentatively down for Violent Goth Batman. It’s a legitimate take on the character. Annnnnd… dammit, they’re still not doing a animated version of THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM. What, DC doesn’t like money?

THE FLASH’s gonna nerd out completely with multiverse stuff.

Apparently the Flash is gonna visit alternate versions of the DC universe in his movie. As GeekTyrant notes, I understand that they did something like this in the TV shows, which were pretty popular. Even with Ben Affleck coming back for one more Batman flick, though: is this really gonna work? I dunno

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Soooo… secret-society themed Batman game coming out?

That seems to be the consensus?

Well, the consensus at least among that part of the hardcore Batman fans* that aren’t hyperventilating at the news. Apparently the guess is that either it’s gonna be the Court of Owls (Gotham-based secret society), Ra’s Al Ghul’s League of Shadows, or possibly both. I’d be able to gather more, except again that everybody’s too busy hyperventilating to explain. Guess we’ll find out!

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*I do not say that as a criticism. “Always be yourself — unless you can be Batman. In that case, always be Batman.”

Kevin Conroy to play Future Batman on CW Arrowverse thingy.

Which I should maybe watch, but I don’t have time yadda yadda. Anyway:

During The CW’s TCA panel earlier today, some major new details were revealed about the upcoming five-part “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover. For starters, Black Lightning’s involvement in the event has now been confirmed (despite the fact his adventures don’t take place in the Arrowverse) along with another major surprise. 

Kevin Conroy, who played Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman: The Animated Series and the Arkhamseries of video games, will be playing “Bruce Wayne from the future” during this event.

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Tweet of the Day, We Can Talk About Who Should Play Terry edition.

But damn if I wouldn’t watch Michael Keaton tackle this role. And don’t tell me ‘Birdman.’ From what I heard, there wasn’t nearly enough near-future geriatric ass-kicking in that flick.

Dammit, now I’m pissed that there’s not going to be a live-action Batman Beyond flick.