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Suck It, Spiderman!: A Batman Theater Show

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Because that Spiderman Broadway shit-show is well on its way to making money (bandaged) hand over (broken) fist, a live-action Batman 'arena' show is being launched in the UK this summer, after which it will tour the world FOR FIVE YEARS. Which, according to my most recent calculations, is almost four years after the world is supposed to end. RIDDLE ME THAT, ED NIGMA!!

Gotham City will be brought to life in Batman Live, with a huge stage lit up by a dazzling display of pyrotechnics and special effects.


A 100ft screen shaped like a bat will act as a backdrop for the special effects, and characters will be able to fly around the set thanks to a grid suspended above the stage. It will also include an action sequence where the Joker tries to escape in a hot air balloon, only to be shot down in flames.

The story of Batman Live follows the young Dick Grayson, a circus performer whose parents are murdered, and how he becomes Batman's sidekick Robin.

I'm not gonna lie, I would probably see that. A LOT. Especially if all the characters wear spandex. I f***ing love spandex. AND sequins. Also, the theater in general because I'm classy. No, no I'm not. I just like to crawl around under the seats once they turn the lights down and try to steal people's snacks. Which, fun fact: isn't easy. Get it? Because it's so dark and I'm a full-grown man!

Hit the jump for a couple more cast pictures and four -- count them, FOUR -- video previews of the show.

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Batman Live Official Site
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Batman is set to take over the O2 arena [londoneveningstar]
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Theater News of the Day [geeks.thedailywh.at]
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Batman's Broadway Sneak Peek [tmz]

Thanks to Darpin, sodapop jerk, Ashton and Jon, who are almost as excited as I am. OMG -- are you gonna sneak in your own costumes and run onstage too?!

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