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The best Batman movies and shows on HBO Max

One of the best ways to celebrate Batman is with HBO Max's collection of live-action and animated movies and shows.
Batman overlooking the neon lights of Gotham in Arkham Knight.

Batman and the city: depictions of Gotham from The Dark Knight to Gotham Knights

Everyone knows Gotham City is Batman's HQ, but few know how the iconic location has changed in movies like The Dark Knight to video games like Gotham Knights.
Black Adam walks away from an explosion in Black Adam.

Black Adam’s ending explained

Want to know what happens in the DCEU movie Black Adam starring The Rock? Digital Trends has all the details (including who appears in the end credits scene).
Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight in red promo art for The Batman.

Batman’s live-action future should be on HBO, not on the big screen

Matt Reeves' prospective The Batman trilogy is undoubtedly the current focus, but DC should be looking to the HBO brand when the next reboot needs a new angle.
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Every DCEU villain ranked from worst to best

DCEU villains from Ares to Joker run the gamut from totally uninteresting to thoroughly compelling, but where exactly does each villain fall?
Batman holding his cape under the moonlight in Caped Crusader key art.

Batman: Caped Crusader can recapture the spirit of the DC Animated Universe

Despite the news of Batman: Caped Crusader being canceled on HBO Max, the animated show from Matt Reeves could still rekindle the era of the DCAU elsewhere.
Harley hugging Taz.

Warner Bros Games chief isn’t worried about the Discovery merger

The head of Warner Bros. Games says that it has been profitable and that there are no worries surrounding the Warner Bros. Discovery merger.
Terry McGinnis as Batman in promo art for the Batman Beyond animated series.

Batman Beyond deserves a ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ animated movie

With its unique premise and neon-soaked visuals, the dormant Batman Beyond franchise deserves a Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse-inspired animated movie.
Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises

10 years later, is The Dark Knight Rises a bad film or simply misunderstood?

Christopher Nolan wrapped up his Dark Knight trilogy with a third entry, The Dark Knight Rises, that seems rushed, surprisingly clumsy, and pretty unnecessary.
Early art for Batman: Caped Crusader.

Bye-bye, Batman: Caped Crusader. Animated series is no longer on HBO Max

HBO Max has dropped several animated projects, including Batman: Caped Crusader, which will all be shopped to find new homes on other services.
Batman spreading his cape in the Mask of the Phantasm poster.

Forget The Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is still the best Batman movie adaptation

The Batman set up an exciting crime-noir adaptation of the Dark Knight in live-action, but Mask of the Phantasm still stands as the character's best adaptation.
Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin.

Colin Farrell’s life is turned upside down in trailer for The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell play former friends whose connection comes to a very abrupt end in The Banshees of Inisherin.
Joaquin Phoenix in clown makeup as Joker in the 2019 movie.

Clayface and Man-Bat should get the ‘Joker’ movie treatment

DC had a surprise hit on its hands with Joker, and that sort of isolated storytelling could benefit Batman's more fantastical rogues like Man-Bat and Clayface.
Tom Cruise flys a plane in Top Gun: Maverick.

Hollywood is abandoning movie theaters at the wrong time

With Top Gun: Maverick and Thor: Love and Thunder, audiences are finally back in movie theaters. So why is Hollywood blowing it with a desolate fall film slate?
Amleth screams for battle In The Northmen.

Do original movie directors have a future in Hollywood?

Auteur-driven blockbusters like Dune have been all the rage for the last few years, but they're a double-edged sword when it comes to critics and audiences.
Sonic gets ready to battle in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Satire, subversion, and Sonic the Hedgehog: What a hit YouTube series reveals about web culture

By repurposing in-game Sonic cutscenes and overdubbing amusing new lines, this YouTuber has found a winning formula for satirizing online culture.
The shadowy silhouette of Batman standing atop a building in Gotham City.

10 best episodes from Batman: The Animated Series on HBO Max

With The Batman spreading its success over to HBO Max, fans should take a look at the revered Animated Series for some of the best Dark Knight stories.
Nightwing with his hands behind his head in DC Comics.

Nightwing is DC’s greatest force for good & the DCEU needs him

Nightwing, DC's biggest force for good, has never received a solo project on the big screen, but his presence is more necessary than ever.
Batman holding his cape under the moonlight in Caped Crusader key art.

Underrated Batman villains that should be in Caped Crusader

Batman arguably has the richest rogues' gallery in superhero history, but HBO Max's Caped Crusader show should dig into more underrated villains.
Nightwing in Gotham Knights.

Gotham Knights skipping PS4 and Xbox One

Gotham Knights got a lengthy new gameplay trailer, but don't expect it on last-gen consoles anymore.
Krypto and Superman in DC League of Super-Pets.

New DC League of Super-Pets trailer reveals the real villain

When Superman and the Justice League are taken out by a new foe, Krypto and his new League of Super-Pets must step up and save the day.
Robert Pattinson in The Batman.

Robert Pattinson will return for The Batman sequel

At CinemaCon, writer and director Matt Reeves confirmed that he is writing The Batman sequel with Robert Pattinson reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman.
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The best Lego games of all time

Dating back to 1995, Lego games have been around as long as modern gaming has. In this guide, we break down our 10 best Lego games, from Star Wars to Marvel.
Batman approaches the camera on a rainy street with a fire in the background in The Batman.

How visual effects made The Batman hit harder & drive faster

Matt Reeves tapped into gritty realism for The Batman, but visual effects artistry helped shape the way the Dark Knight drove, fought, and saved the city.
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The Batman: Villains we could see in HBO’s Arkham spinoff

The Batman's reported Arkham spinoff on HBO Max has great potential when it comes to the villainous roster.
Jason Momoa runs in a city street in Sweet Girl.

Jason Momoa will write and star in Chief of War For AppleTV+

The star of Aquaman, Jason Momoa, has lined up Chief of War at AppleTV+, which he will write, executive produce, and star in.
Director James Wan at Annabelle Comes Home premiere.

James Wan will adapt horror novel Stinger for Peacock

Director James Wan has signed on to adapt Robert McCammon’s sci-fi/horror novel, Stinger as a half-hour original series for Peacock.
Split image of the Penguin overlooking Gotham in The Batman and the HBO Max logo.

The Batman: Villains we could see in HBO’s Penguin spinoff

HBO Max's Penguin spinoff for The Batman presents a unique opportunity when it comes to introducing certain rogues' gallery members.
A close-up shot of Barry Keoghan's Joker in The Batman.

The Batman’s deleted scene reveals Barry Keoghan’s Joker

Warner Bros. revealed a deleted scene from The Batman featuring more of Barry Keoghan's mysterious Joker.
Promo poster for Jujutsu Kaisen 0 featuring a collage of the main cast.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 review: Beautifully heartfelt chaos

Jujutsu Kaisen 0 manages to put together an impressively emotional and accessible anime story that has all the action spectacle veteran fans come to expect.
Harley Quinn lays down while speaking to Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League's reveal trailer

Rocksteady confirms Suicide Squad game delay to spring 2023

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will now be released in spring 2023.
An image from Riddler: Year One.

The Batman’s Paul Dano will write the Riddler’s origin comic

Director Matt Reeves has announced that The Batman's Paul Dano will explore the twisted history of his character in a new comic book: Riddler: Year One.
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Batman and the deterioration of Bruce Wayne

Bruce Wayne is a crucial part of Batman's characterization, but recent portrayals seem to forget this and heavily favor the Bat over the man.
Split image of Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver, Robert Pattinson in THe Batman, & Jake Gyllenhaal in Zodiac.

The Batman: The movies and comics that inspired the hit film

Matt Reeves' The Batman drew from several iconic movies and comic books as influences to build the latest incarnation of the Dark Knight.