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Batman Jerry RobinsonAdditional actors are joining the Lone Ranger movie, a comics legend has died, Ryan Seacrest could join The Today Show, The Smurfs are on top, Webster fans have to go online, and a handful of dates in TV show history.

The Lone Ranger
Now that the feature film is in the works again, Disney wants director Gore Verbinski to lock in his cast. It looks like Ruth Wilson will play the female lead and Tom Wilkinson will play the movie’s villain, Latham Cole. Deals are also in the works with Barry Pepper, Helena Bonham Carter, James Badge Dale and Dwight Yoakum. Starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, production on The Lone Ranger begins in February.

Batman
Jerry Robinson, a pioneer artist of comic books has died at the age of 89. While working for Bob Kane on the early Batman comics, he co-created Robin the Boy Wonder and is credited as being the primary creator of The Joker. He went on to draw numerous other DC comics and then, later in life, became a comics historian and an advocate for the rights of artists.

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<em>Batman:</em> The Brief Return of Classic 1960s Villains on <em>Brave and the Bold</em>

Batman: The Brief Return of Classic 1960s Villains on Brave and the Bold

January 17, 2009
In 1966, Batman was an overnight sensation. Starring Adam West and Burt Ward, the series ran for 120 episodes. Kids liked the action while parents enjoyed the campy satire. While villains like Riddler (Frank Gorshin, John Astin), Joker (Cesar Romero), Catwoman (Julie Newmar, Earth Kitt), Penguin (Burgess Meredith), Egghead (Vincent Price), Mr. Freeze (George Sanders, Otto Preminger, Eli Wallach) and King Tut (Victor Buono) made multiple appearances, many only appeared once or twice. Lesser-seen villains include Zelda the Great (Anne Baxter), Mad Hatter (David Wayne), Bookworm (Roddy McDowall), Ma Parker (Shelley Winters), Black Widow (Tallulah Bankhead), Shame (Cliff Robertson), Siren (Joan Collins), Louie the Lilac (Milton Berle), False Face (Malachi Throne), The Clock King (Walter Slezak), The Archer (Art Carney), and Marsha, Queen of Diamonds (Carolyn Jones). Most of these characters were created specifically for the show and haven't been seen since -- until the new Batman The Brave and the Bold series. After the series folded, West and Ward reprised their roles as Batman and Robin a few times, mostly for some animation work and a pair of live-action specials. The only actor to reprise his role as a villain was Gorshin in one of the previously mentioned 1970s specials.
<em>Batman:</em> CW Cancels Plans for pre-Robin Series, <em>The Graysons</em>

Batman: CW Cancels Plans for pre-Robin Series, The Graysons

November 7, 2008
Last month, we reported that, after years of being in Batman’s shadow, Robin was going to get the chance to star in his own Smallville Read more . . .
<em>Batman:</em> CW Builds a Series Around pre-Robin Dick Grayson

Batman: CW Builds a Series Around pre-Robin Dick Grayson

October 1, 2008
Though there have been several movies and TV series centered around DC Comics’ dark knight superhero Batman, Robin the boy wonder has rarely been given Read more . . .
<em>Batman:</em> Adam West Gets Back Behind the Wheel of the Batmobile

Batman: Adam West Gets Back Behind the Wheel of the Batmobile

September 19, 2008
Back in the 1960s, the Batman TV series became an overnight sensation. The country went literally Bat-crazy over the colorful, campy series and its stars — Read more . . .

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