The Robot Chicken gang is taking another crack at the DC Comics universe and it's going to be Doom's day. The hapless cadre of criminals known as the Legion of Doom steal the spotlight (and the laughs) in Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise, the follow-up to the 2012 collaboration between Adult Swim's irreverent stop-motion animation parody series and the comic-book giant (premiering Sunday, April 6 at 11:30 p.m./10:30c on Cartoon Network.)
He riotously roasted George Lucas and Star Wars in three Robot Chicken specials. Now evil genius Seth Green is ready to defame and defile yet another sacred sci-fi cow — the DC Comics universe! Adult Swim's Robot Chicken DC Comics Special (Sunday, Sept. 9, midnight/11c) boasts an awesome voice cast including Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern), Paul Reubens (The Riddler), Megan Fox (Lois Lane) and Alfred Molina (Lex Luthor), plus DC toys and action figures doing the most, well, unexpected things.
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Got any scoop on the final season of Fringe? — Samuel
NATALIE: Anyone who's been lulled into a false sense of security that September's premonition of Olivia dying in every timeline already came true last season might be in for a rude awakening this year. We're not saying Olivia is definitely going to die — please, no! — but executive producer J.H. Wyman was certainly coy about it. "There will be death in the final season," he says. "Whenever there's a war, there are going to be casualties. I think they're going to be unexpected." Yes, that sounds like multiple deaths to us too!
Now that you've seen the Castle premiere, what can you tell us about "the morning after"? — Brittney
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Aquaman has always been the Rodney Dangerfield of superheroes but he's finally getting some respect — from Robot Chicken! The waterlogged DC Comics legend will be royally skewered, along with his Justice League pals Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, in Adult Swim's Robot Chicken DC Comics Special (Sunday, Sept. 9 at midnight/11c). The special kicks off the Emmy-winning show's sixth season. To commemorate the madcap occasion, DC Comics is issuing a special Robot Chicken variant cover of Aquaman No. 12 (on sale August 29 at comic book stores), and TV Guide Magazine has the exclusive first look!
Tired of Christian Bale's super-husky Batman voice? Maybe you'll like this better.
On Wednesday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Paul Reubens (aka Pee-Wee Herman) used his distinctive voice to overdub a TV spot for the hotly anticipated Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.
The result? A hilarious clip that you should just watch for yourself below.
Are you excited for Dark Knight Rises? Anyone else think Pee-Wee should do the voiceover for all movie trailers?