Batman Beyond Fact #3

Did you know Batman Beyond actively avoided reusing classic Batman rogues from the get go, instead trying to create brand new ones?

Glen Murakami and Bruce Timm pushed from the start to use brand new villains for Terry McGinnis. As Bruce Timm put it “We wanted [the show] to have its own unique mythos and feel. Just bringing back old villains and updating and futurizing them, we felt it was too simple and cheat.” Some such as Bane, Mr. Freeze, Ra’s al Ghul and the Joker were eventually brought into the show but the majority of Batman Beyond’s rogues gallery were original characters.

In the creative process, the team wanted to use classic Batman rogue archetypes but with different spins. “Thus we get Inque, who’s a shape-shifter but other than that she has no relation to Clayface. She has a different motive, she has a different feel, she’s sexy, she’s liquidy.” The idea was well received by many people according to Timm, making the rogues of Batman Beyond one of a kind.

I finished output!

You can watch my film as well as others from my class at the SVA theatre on these dates:

Friday, April 10th from 1 PM - 4 PM

Wednesday, May 13th from 7 PM - 10 PM

I hope you can make it out to those screenings, and I’ll post the full film online when I am able. I want to thank everyone who made this film possible and those who helped me along in the process. It was truly a learning experience and I’ve grown a lot and learned so much. I am honoured to graduate alongside my fellow computer art students and I cannot wait to make it into the professional world.

omfg hades is explaining how zeus revised all the mythos to make zeus sound good and just and hades is explaining to persephone how no one will ever know their true story and will instead only know hades as a man who stole and defiled her and not a woman who loved her and accepted persephone’s choice to come down to the underworld

fucking zeus


Hannibal AU
↳ Hannibal Lecter as Hades, God of the Underworld

"You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God’ll cut you down
Sooner or later God’ll cut you down
Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell ‘em that God’s gonna cut ‘em down”


mythos fancast

idris elba as  zeus | 1700 BC → an abundance of lust and storm clouds | 21st Century → the most powerful CEO for miles around with the temperament of a rolling thunderstorm

kate winslet as  hera | 1700 BC → the protectress and queen of heaven | 21st Century → the hbic you do not want to mess with, a fierce mother lion with the vanity of a peacock


João Ruas

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Sometimes when I’m looking up an artist bio I bump into a blurb that’s just so spot-on I couldn’t describe an artists’ work better myself. So just sit back, relax, and read this poetic description of Brazilian artist Joao Ruas’s work by Amanda Erlanson before you enjoy his fantastic pieces:

“João Ruas paints a haunting world inhabited by enigmatic figures and regal beasts awash in a maelstrom of mysterious energies. His explorations of the darker realms of the spirit evoke states of emotional turmoil, spiritual hunger and troubled passion. Weaving together history, mythology and cryptic symbolism in a misty dreamscape where twilight is ever at hand and the bounds of gravity seem optional, he describes an ethereal mythos that is somehow deeply personal and disquietingly universal at the same time. “


mythos fancast

garrett hedlund as  poseidon | 1700 BC → storms, tridents, sea monsters, and vengeance | 21st Century → the middle brother. constantly shirking his responsibilities for the high seas. last spotted on family yacht. 

aiysha hart as  amphitrite | 1700 BC → the sea god’s consort, as tempestuous as the ocean | 21st Century → headlines read: will she be able to tame his wild ways? marriage experts say the young couple is headed for divorce!


Hannibal AU
↳ Will Graham as Persephone, Queen of the Underworld

"Seems that I have been held,
in some dreaming state
A tourist in the waking world,
never quite awake
No kiss, no gentle word
could wake me from this slumber
Until I realised that it was you who held me under
Felt it in my fists, in my feet,
in the hollows of my eyelids
Shaking through my skull,
through my spine and down through my ribs”


Hannibal AU
↳ Abigail Hobbs as Melinoe

"No light, no light in your bright blue eyes
I never knew daylight could be so violent
A revelation in the light of day,
You can’t choose what stays and what fades away
And I’ll do anything to make you stay
No light, no light
Tell me what you want me to say “