Affleck Late Night

UPDATE: Ben Affleck is currently shooting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We’ve seen photos of him on set, he appeared at Comic-Con to promote it, but not much has changed in regards to his feelings.

In September 2013, the actor praised the script’s unique take on the character, the work of director Zack Snyder, and discussed how he got cast – with Warner Bros. showing him clips of previous superhero casting backlash. Now, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said all of this again. We’ve got the new Ben Affleck Batman quotes, along with the old ones (and a video), below.

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warner bros dc schedule

After last year’s epic Batman v Superman announcement, everyone expects Warner Bros. to give fans tons of big news at Comic-Con this year. We’d already heard pretty definitively that the next bit film, Justice League directed by Zack Snyder, would hit in 2017. Given the casting of characters such as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, WB and DC seem to be readying other major superheroes for spin offs. Now, a rumored schedule has been released that shows the potential Warner Bros. and DC schedule through 2018. Not on the list? Batman. What is on the list? Shazam, Wonder Woman and a Flash/Green Lantern team up. See the Warner Bros DC schedule below. Read More »

Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Title

Warner Bros has officially announced that Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman movie will be titled Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice title is obviously playing upon the announced Justice League follow-up. Principal photography starts today in Detroit, MI.

I really hate they are going for a V instead of “Vs.” and also the “Dawn of Justice” subtitle makes it feel like how Marvel Studios titled Captain America: The First Avenger to get people to see the film, billing it as the prequel to the big superhero team-up. But did they really have to do that kind of promotion for a Batman vs. Superman film? Shouldn’t those name brands have been good enough? Read the full press release after the jump, and see the official logo.

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New Batman suit

Zack Snyder‘s reveal of Ben Affleck‘s new Batsuit was international news. Fans everywhere analyzed the photo like it was evidence in a murder trial, dissecting the costume’s texture, the size of specific elements, Affleck’s muscular structure, and more. Snyder specifically released the photo in black and white, leaving the color of the suit up for debate. Photoshoppers everywhere took the hint and colored-in the image giving fans a bunch of options of what the suit might really look like.

Some might remember, long before the world saw the suit, director, Batman fan and friend of Affleck Kevin Smith admitted he’d seen it. “You have not seen this costume in a movie, on film before,” Smith said at the time, “For a comic book fan, it was mind-bending.” Well, the photo Snyder released kind of looks like other suits, so Smith clarified his original statement. He said the suit he saw was the Frank Miller-designed, Dark Knight Returns combo of blue and grey. Read More »

Batmobile SDCC

Want to hear the new stars of Avengers: Age of Ultron talk about their roles? Who is currently on set filming Batman vs. Superman? How much did the original Wolverine first appearance art sell for? What happened in the final scene of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale? Is anything revealed in new Guardians of the Galaxy character descriptions? Were Batman and Godzilla ever going to do battle? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Could Zac Efron be the next Marvel superhero? Want to see Magneto’s true powers in X-Men Days of Future Past? How does Hugh Jackman see Wolverine continuing? Is the Fantastic Four cast on set? How many things are wrong with X-Men Origins: Wolverine? Where can you read and see a bunch of discussion about the Batsuit in Batman vs. Superman? What happened on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finale? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Jesse Eisenberg Lex Luthor

To say Jesse Eisenberg was an unexpected choice to play Lex Luthor in Batman vs. Superman is an understatement. The Internet practically exploded in shock and confusion after the casting was announced.

But now that the dust has settled, we’ve moved on from debating whether he should’ve nabbed the role to wondering what he plans to do with it. In a new interview, Eisenberg opens up a bit about his approach to the comic book villain, as well as what attracted him to the part in the first place. Read his comments after the jump.

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LOL: The Ben Affleck Sad Batman Meme

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We usually keep the meme stuff in Page 2 or Superhero Bits, but I thought this one was particularly funny. Yesterday, after Zack Snyder revealed the first photo of Ben Affleck in the Batman costume alongside the new batmobile (from the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie), the internet took to photoshop and started cropping sad Batfleck into various funny photos and animated gifs. Basically, its the geek version of the Sad Keanu meme from 2010. Hit the jump to see some of the best of the photos and even get a template to create your own Ben Affleck sad Batman photos.

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