Daily News Bytes: The Joker Origin Flick Planned, ‘Rick & Morty’ vs. Bikini Bottom, Inaugural China Licensing Expo, & More!

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The Joker Origin Movie on Deck
WB and DC are developing another Batman spinoff following the success of Suicide Squad, according to Deadline. The project will be directed and co-written by The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips with Scott Silver (8 Mile), and Martin Scorsese producing.

VIDEO: ‘Rick and Morty’ x Vulture: A Trip to ‘SpongeBob Universe Show’
R&M creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland — along with producer Ryan Ridley and voicers Spencer Grammer (Summer) and Sarah Chalke (Beth) — sit down with the pop culture maniacs at Vulture to improvise an unnerving crossover episode.

First Licensing Expo China Debuts with Great Success
More than 35,000 international L&M professionals converged on Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Center for the inaugural event, organized by UBM. LIMA partnered with the event to present the 1st China Licensing Awards, which named Alpha Group’s animated property Super Wings the best local property of the year and the best character/TV property of the year.

Jason Isbell’s Moving, Animated New “If We Were Vampires” Video
EW got to debut the piece directed by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard, which makes subdued used of animation to match the sweet tune. “Joshua and Neilson did a great job of riding the fine line between literal and figurative interpretations of this song. I love the story the video tells, the colors, and the pace of movement,” says Isbell.

Unique Art Everywhere in Guatapé, Colombia
Bellows Media’s Marc Whiteway and Eileen Aldis shared this charming video in which the vibrant, hand-painted street murals of Ignacio “Nacho” Suárez García come to life to tell their unique stories about life in a small Colombian town.

Batman: The Killing Joke 2016

Batman: The Killing Joke 2016

Super Wings

Super Wings