Injustice 2 - Black Canary

What are some of the worst things Superman has done in his long history? Is Green Lantern as bad as you remember? Will there be some kind of 1990s flashback in Justice League with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane? How long is Logan? Want to see an alternate logo and artwork on a Thor: Ragnarok art department t-shirt? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Green Lantern - Bye Bye Bats

Is Common still interested in playing Green Lantern? Is there a new Batman video game in the works? Want to see what Stan Lee’s cameo in The Defenders will be? Which comedian and TV personality did some voicework for The LEGO Batman Movie? What is Black Panther doing shooting in South Korea? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne

The news that Ben Affleck would no longer direct Warner Bros.’ solo Batman movie came as something of a surprise, particularly since we knew he’d already put considerable time and effort into it. As far back as 2015, there were reports that he was writing the script with Geoff Johns. And more recently, it turns out, Affleck had even brought in his Argo writer Chris Terrio for additional help.  Read More »

Harley Quinn Alternate Design

Want to see an alternate Harley Quinn design for Suicide Squad that gave her the signature mallet? Which classic comic character is teaming up with Batman for a new comic crossover? Is there another Guardians of the Galaxy video game in the works? How much did Michael Keaton‘s Batman suit sell for? Which Golden Globe winner has written a song for The Flash and Supergirl musical crossover? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Batman (Ben Affleck) in Batman v Superman

When it was announced that Ben Affleck will no longer be directing The Batman, we immediately assumed that it would take at least a few days before the names of potential filmmakers started to emerge. I even wrote a list and everything. But this morning has been full of news related to next solo Batman movie, which will take place after the upcoming Justice League. First, we heard that Dawn of the Planet of Apes director Matt Reeves and Captain Fantastic director Matt Ross were in the running. Now, a few more names have crept out of the woodwork.

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the batman director

Yesterday, Ben Affleck stepped down from directing The Batman. One day, someone is going to write a book explaining exactly what was going on behind-the-scenes at Warner Bros. that led to this revolving door of filmmakers on all of their projects. We’ll surely know someday. But not today.

So today is a day of speculation. As Matt Reeves and Mat Ross emerge as apparent frontrunners, it’s time to do that thing where we make a list of people who should direct the next Batman movie. Some of these names are totally plausible. Some are wishful thinking. Others are here just because the thought of them directing a big-budget superhero movie makes me giggle uncontrollably. Most of all, this an excuse for us to just goof off and daydream while Warner Bros. figures everything out.

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Ben Affleck No Longer Directing Batman

Ben Affleck not directing Batman

Even before Ben Affleck made his DC debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the plan has been for him to direct and star in a solo Batman movie. Over the past few months, talk about the project really began to heat up, and we were wondering if he was gearing up to get behind the camera sometime this year. But it looks like that’s no longer happening.

Affleck has officially announced that he no longer plans to direct the movie — although he still plans to star as the Caped Crusader, just under a different director. Read Affleck’s comments below.

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Guardians of the Galaxy - Star-Lord Alternate Design

Why does Stan Lee think that comic books need to have some kind of message or stand on social issues? What would Mahershala Ali look like as Green Lantern? Which comic book character would Taron Egerton like to see crossover with Kingsman: The Secret Service? Want to see a really weird version of the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Movie was a heartfelt love letter to the magic of play, a celebration of all the creativity and joy that these tiny plastic building blocks have brought to children and adults around the world for decades upon decades. But it was also an excuse to sell lots of Lego toys. Because who says you can’t be totally sincere and make lots of money at the same time?

In a similar vein, The Lego Batman Movie looks like an affectionate nod to the Caped Crusader and his storied history — his various personalities and personas, his weird quirks and inconsistencies, his colorful friends and foes — but also like a really good opportunity to promote some new Lego Batman toy sets. Lego has just released new images featuring a bunch of new vehicles and villains, including the Batwing, Harley Quinn, Bane, and Two-Face. Check out the Lego Batman vehicles below. Read More »

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