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‘No one above the law’ as Canadian police pulls over Superhero ‘Batman’

CANADA: One brave law enforcement officer decided to force the Caped Superhero to stop and park his Batmobile by the side of the road. But what was his crime? He hadn't actually committed one - he's Batman, for starters. His real name is Stephen Lawrence and he is a professional Batman impersonator who has built and designed his own Batmobile and an extremely convincing costume. He tours around Comic-Con events and visits sick children dressed as the popular superhero. He was driving along dressed as Batman in…

‘Justice League’ must battle film critics as well as villains

LONDON: Saving Metropolis and Gotham City from the clutches of super-villains might be enough pressure for the average caped crusader but the cast of the forthcoming "Justice League" film also face another equally-terrifying foe: film critics. The film is the latest installment from the DC comics stable of super-heroes - a series which, with the notable exception of this summer’s "Wonder Woman", has met with a less than positive critical response and has failed to match the box office of rival Marvel’s biggest super-hero…

Ben Affleck denies being dropped as Batman

SAN DIEGO: Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros. presentation Saturday that introduced the "Justice League" and announced a sequel to summer smash hit "Wonder Woman." Rumors have been swirling in the US entertainment press that the studio was casting around for a replacement for 44-year-old Affleck to lead a standalone Batman franchise. "Let me be very clear -- I am the luckiest guy in the world," Affleck told a crowd of 6,000 cheering fans at San Diego Comic-Con.…

Los Angeles lights up City Hall with Batman signal

LOS ANGELES: A giant Bat-signal lit up the side of City Hall in Los Angeles Thursday night to honor Batman actor Adam West, who played the superhero role in the 1960s television series. He died on Friday at age 88 following a battle with leukemia. The caped crusader helped protect the fictional Gotham City in a franchise that began as a DC Comics strip before also moving to television and film. When Gotham's authorities needed Batman's help, they projected a light beam with his logo into the sky. Los Angeles…

Adam West, star of hit TV series ‘Batman’, dies at 88

NEW YORK: Adam West, the actor whose seven-decade career was defined by his role in the 1960s television series "Batman," has died. He was 88 years old. The actor passed away Friday night after a "short but brave battle with leukemia," his family said in a statement posted to West's Facebook page. West catapulted to fame after portraying the superhero Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne on the popular campy television series that premiered in 1966. But the high-profile role ultimately restricted West from playing…