- In an attempt to diversify Gotham’s caped crusader, DC Comics writer and artist Sean Murphy has confirmed on Instagram that the newest Dark Knight, Terry McGinnis, is "half Asian."
- Terry will be featured in Murphy’s eight-issue limited series “Batman: Beyond the White Knight,” which is the sequel to “Batman: White Knight” and the fifth installment of the Murphyverse’s “White Knight” series.
- “Batman: Beyond the White Knight” is set to release on March 29.
As the Batman mythos continues with the new series “Batman: Beyond the White Knight,” a new Dark Knight of Japanese and Irish descent has been introduced.
In a recent Instagram post uploaded by the series’ writer and artist, Sean Murphy, fans received confirmation that Terry McGinnis, the newest Batman, is “half Asian,” which sets his character apart from previous versions of the superhero.
‘The Batman’ scene depicting a subway attack on an Asian man criticized as ‘triggering,’ ‘insensitive’
- A scene in the recently released “The Batman” film shows the titular character beating up a group of men who are about to attack an Asian man.
- Twitter users questioned the sensitivity and necessity of the scene, which occurs within the film’s first 10 minutes, amidst the context of recent real-life violence targeting Asian American communities.
- Viewers have expressed contrasting opinions while discussing whether the scene was an oversight or intended to highlight the rise in hate-related crimes.
- The film, which stars Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, premiered on March 1 and was released in theaters on March 4.
An early scene in the new DC Film “The Batman” has sparked concerns over its depiction of violence toward an Asian person.
Some members of the Asian American community have taken to social media to debate the sensitivity and relevance of the scene, which occurs within the film’s first 10 minutes and shows an Asian man at a subway being followed by a group preparing to assault him.
Filipino American stunt coordinator for ‘The Batman’ talks the reinvention of Batman’s fighting style
- Robert Alonzo, a Filipino American stunt coordinator for “The Batman,” spoke with NextShark about reinventing Batman’s fighting style and batsuit.
- “We want it to be very human, having him put himself in a position where he makes mistakes,” he said. “He doesn’t have superhero abilities, but he does have a very high threshold for pain, but it's not an inhuman amount.”
- Alonzo shared how his background in both film and martial arts led him to start designing action and fight sequences in films.
- Not only is Alonzo an experienced martial artist, he’s also managed to become a professional stunt driver, sky diver and scuba diver throughout his career.
Filipino American stunt coordinator Robert Alonzo spoke with NextShark about reinventing Batman’s fighting style in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz.
“Matt and myself really wanted to keep things super grounded and real, so we didn’t want his style to be perfect,” Alonzo said.
Simu Liu showed his concern over Batman’s “oversized cape,” referring to part of the batsuit as a “terrible idea.”
The 32-year-old “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star went on Twitter to jokingly express worry about the Caped Crusader’s costume.
An architecture student in Hanoi, Vietnam built a real-life Batmobile after he was inspired by “The Dark Knight.”
Nguyen Dac Chung, 23, and a student at Hanoi University of Architecture, told Vice he immediately fell in love with the vehicle after he saw it for the first time in the 2008 Christopher Nolan movie.
A poster for the upcoming comic book “Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child” was pulled after many Chinese people criticized DC Comics for its portrayal of Batwoman in the “Future is Young” image.
Christmas is just around the corner, and while everyone is busy hanging up their stockings and chugging hot cocoa, Santa is busy making his list and checking it twice. If you’ve been good this year, you’re bound to get that … ohh, what is it that kids are playing with these days? Furbies? Laser tag set? Skip-its?
Yes, those toys are relevant to today’s children.
The very first ever trailer for the feature length anime film, “Batman Ninja,” is finally out and it sees Bruce Wayne traveling back in time during Feudal Japan era to stop “Lord Joker” and his band of infamous villains from altering the timeline of the country forever.
Equipped with his katana and samurai armor, it is now up to Bruce and his long-time allies and friends to stop his arch nemesis from changing the history of Japan once and for all.
Batman, Superman and the rest of the Justice League characters have now graced the pages of a manga title in Japan, sporting brightly colored spiky hair and extra-toned hulking physiques.
According to SoraNews24, DC has teamed up with local artists to create a new series titled “Batman and the Justice League”.
A dying man’s wish to watch the highly anticipated superhero flick “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in advance will go unfulfilled as he has passed away before his request was granted.
The “Baltimore Batman,” famously known for being pulled over in his Lamborghini while dressed as the Dark Knight, was killed last night in a road-side collision.
Lenny Robinson, 51, died on the side of I-70 near Hagerstown, Maryland, last night after experiencing engine problems with his custom-made Batmobile, reports the Washington Post. The Maryland resident pulled over to the side of the freeway to examine his vehicle’s engine when a Toyota Camry slammed into it, which in turn fatally hit Robinson.