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Batman Live Show Launched – World Arena Tour Video and Pictures

November 13, 2010 /  by  
 

Holy world arena tour Batman!

Batman Live Arena Tour Theater LogoIdeas for live Batman shows, musicals, theatre productions, etc. have been thrown around for a long time now. The closest that came to fruition as of late was Warner’s “Batman: The Musical” – but it was canceled due to low expectations. Well, it looks like the wait is finally over for comic book fans everywhere to see their favorite caped crime-fighter up close and personal.

Warner Brothers announced that “Batman Live – World Arena Tour,” an action-packed live show, will be touring arenas in the UK and Europe as soon as summer 2011. The North American tour will arrive shortly after in 2012. The show is said to feature “stunts, pyrotechnics, illusions and video screen sequences,” according to broadwayworld.com. The show will not be a musical, and is an all-new original creation for the tour.

Here is the synopsis of ‘Batman Live’ from the official website:
For the first time in DC Comics history, see Batman the world’s most popular DC Super Hero as you’ve never seen him before, in an all-new, live-action arena adventure, set to take the world by storm. Premiering in the UK in Summer 2011, Batman Live – World Arena Tour is a multi-million pound stage production of unprecedented scale and a must-see for families and Batman fans everywhere.

Based on an original story being created exclusively for the show, BATMAN LIVE is a theatrical extravaganza of thrilling stunts, acrobatic acts and illusions. Never before has Gotham City, Wayne Manor, the Batcave and Arkham Asylum been brought to life on stage in a more visually exciting way. Join Batman and Robin as they battle their nemesis The Joker and other super-villains such as The Riddler, Catwoman, The Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, set on destroying Gotham City.

Totally authentic, bold and awe-inspiring, BATMAN LIVE will be a completely new way to experience the world of Batman. This is one adventure you do not want to miss!

Characters
Here are the characters that will appear in the live show:

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Batman PictureBatman

    Real Name: Bruce Wayne
    Occupation: CEO/Philanthropist, Crimefighter
    Base of Operations: Gotham City
    Height: 6′ 2″
    Weight: 210 lbs
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Black
    First Appearance: DETECTIVE COMICS #27 (May, 1939)

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Picture  RobinRobin

    Real Name: Dick Grayson
    Occupation: Police Officer
    Base of Operations: Blüdhaven
    Height: 5′ 10″
    Weight: 175 lbs
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Black
    First Appearance: DETECTIVE #38 (April, 1940)

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Picture AlfredAlfred

    Real Name: Alfred Pennyworth
    Occupation: Valet
    Base of Operations: Gotham City
    Height: 6′ 0″Weight: 160 lbs
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Black
    First Appearance: BATMAN #16 (April-May, 1943)

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Picture Commissioner GordonCommissioner Gordon

    Real Name: James W Gordon
    Occupation: Police Commissioner
    Base of Operations: Gotham City
    Height: 5′ 9″
    Weight: 168 lbs
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: White
    First Appearance: DETECTIVE COMICS #27 (May, 1939)

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Picture CatwomanCatwoman

    Real Name: Selina Kyle
    Occupation: Professional Thief
    Base of Operations: Gotham City
    Height: 5′ 7″
    Weight: 125 lbs
    Eyes: Green
    Hair: Black
    First Appearance: BATMAN #1 (Spring, 1940)

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Picture JokerThe Joker

    Real Name: Unknown
    Occupation: Professional Criminal
    Base of Operations: Gotham City
    Height: 6′ 5″
    Weight: 192 lbs
    Eyes: Green
    Hair: Green
    First Appearance: BATMAN #1 (Spring, 1940)

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Picture Harley QuinnHarley Quinn

    Real Name: Dr. Harleen Quinzel
    Occupation: Former Psychiatrist; Professional Criminal
    Base of Operations: Gotham City
    Height: 5′ 7″
    Weight: 115 lbs
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Blonde
    First Appearance: BATMAN: HARLEY QUINN #1 (October, 1999)

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Picture RiddlerThe Riddler

    Real Name: Eddie Nashton (a.k.a Edward Nigma)
    Occupation: Professional Criminal
    Base of Operations: Gotham City
    Height: 6′ 1″
    Weight: 183 lbs
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Black
    First Appearance: DETECTIVE COMICS #140 (October, 1948)

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Picture  TwofaceTwo-Face

    Real Name: Harvey Dent
    Occupation: Professional Criminal
    Base of Operations: Gotham City
    Height: 6′ 0″
    Weight: 182 lbs
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Brown
    First Appearance: DETECTIVE COMICS #66 (August, 1942)

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Picture  PenguinThe Penguin

    Real Name: Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot
    Occupation: Restaurateur / Racketeer
    Base of Operations: Gotham City
    Height: 5′ 2″
    Weight: 175 lbs
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: None
    First Appearance: DETECTIVE COMICS #58

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Picture  PoisonivyPoison Ivy

    Real Name: Pamela Isley
    Occupation: Professional Criminal
    Base of Operations: Gotham City
    Height: 5′ 6″
    Weight: 110 lbs
    Eyes: Green
    Hair: Chestnut
    First Appearance: BATMAN #181 (June, 1966)

  • Batman Live Arena Tour Picture VentriloquistScarface & The Ventriloquist

    Real Name: Arnold Wesker
    Occupation: Professional Criminal
    Base of Operations: Gotham City
    Height: 5′ 7″
    Weight: 142 lbs
    Eyes: Blue
    Hair: Gray
    First Appearance: DETECTIVE COMICS #583 (February, 1988)

Watch Interviews With The Creative Team For “Batman Live – World Arena Tour” —
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For more information, visit the official “Batman Live – World Arena Tour” website at batmanlive.com.