Comic Con is just wrapping up in San Diego, and while The Dark Knight Rises wasn’t there, Batman certainly was. More on Comic Con in a minute, but first I’d like to make an announcement. Since I started Batman-News.com the most popular suggestion I received was to start a podcast. I didn’t feel like I’d be a good host, so I’m very proud to introduce two new members of the Batman-News.com team who are more than qualified. Meet your Batman-News.com podcast hosts… Matt and Grant.
Matt is 27, lives in Los Angeles and is a freelance video editor, but his true passion is Batman. If he was to ever get a tattoo, it would be Batman. The first movie he saw in theaters was “Batman 89” and ever since then he’s been obsessed with the Dark Knight. He’s followed Batman in all forms of media, throughout the years. “I love everything Batman. The comics, the films, the animated series and the amazing Arkham Asylum video game series. While I will always have a fondness for the Burton films, I prefer the Nolan Universe which I feel is the closest to the source material (well, besides the Tim-Verse :)”.
Grant is 28, grew up in San Diego and made the move up to Los Angeles to attend and graduate film school. Apart from California, Grant has also lived in Japan, as well as Hawaii and a few other states in the U.S.. But, no matter where he went, he always loved Batman and his arch-nemesis, the Joker. His main area’s of Bat-expertise lies on the 1960′s Batman T.V. show, Burton’s Bat-films, Shoemaker’s Bat-films, Nolan’s Bat-film’s, Batman T.A.S., old and new video games, and plenty of Batman comics and graphic novels. Grant was heavily involved in the viral marketing for The Dark Knight starting from the scavenger hunt in Downtown San Diego and all the way to the very end. If there IS in fact any viral marketing set up for The Dark Knight Rises, Grant will be all over it.
Matt attended the San Diego Comic Con this past week, and got some great videos for Batman-News.com. Matt interviewed Adam West, Rocksteady (the team behind the upcoming Batman: Arkham City video game), and Dino Andrade (the voice of The Scarecrow in Batman: Arkham Asylum). He also shot video of props from The Dark Knight and some Arkham City merchandise. Be sure to check out all these great videos after the break, and stay tuned for a few surprises on future episodes of the podcast. The first episode of the podcast will be released very soon!