justice league blu-ray features

The Justice League Blu-ray has just been announced, packed full of special features, none of them the Snyder Cut. Yes, despite petitions and online outrage, Warner Bros. is just going to go ahead and plop the regular theatrical cut of Justice League on Blu-ray in March. See the full Justice League Blu-ray special features below.

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Ben Affleck Turned Down Directing ‘Flashpoint’

ben affleck flashpoint

Before Warner Bros. settled on the surprising directing duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to helm Flashpoint, the studio had courted Ben Affleck to direct the comic book movie. But the director and Batman actor reportedly turned down the gig.

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Christian Bale Ben Affleck

After a long day of transforming himself into former Vice President Dick Cheney on the set of an upcoming movie, it’s hard to imagine The Dark Knight star Christian Bale rushing out to catch a screening of Justice League so he can compare his take on Batman with Ben Affleck‘s. And as revealed in a new interview, Bale hasn’t gotten around to seeing any of Affleck’s portrayals of the character yet – and it doesn’t sound like he’ll be sitting down for a marathon of them anytime soon, either. Read the Christian Bale Ben Affleck Batman comments below.
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Wait, Ben Affleck Still Wants to Direct Batman?

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Here we go again.

For the past six months, Ben Affleck has waffled back and forth on whether he will continue to play Batman in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe or whether he just wants to go home and sleep for a year. There have long been rumors that Justice League or the upcoming Flashpoint would be his last official appearance as this version of Batman, but he’s denied and kinda-maybe confirmed the issue multiple times since this summer.

But now Affleck is reviving the rumor mill for one more go-around. Not only is he open to pursuing the “possibilities,” the actor stated that he is still interested in directing a Batman film after getting replaced on The Batman by War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves. Whether that Batman film he directs stars him is another story.

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Justice League reshoots

Justice League is now playing in theaters everywhere and if you went into the film hoping to see all of the flashy stuff on display in the multiple trailers, you might’ve been disappointed. There are numerous moments from the previews that aren’t in the final film, which, when combined with talk of the extensive reshoots that happened after Zack Snyder left and Joss Whedon took over, implies there’s a drastically version of the film floating around out there. In the wake of the film’s release, even more details about Justice League reshoots have surfaced.

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Justice League Spoiler Review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: the superhero team-up extravaganza Justice League.)

You can’t save the world alone, and saving the DCEU might be even more of a challenge. After Warner Bros. and DC finally found their footing with Wonder Woman, the superhero series trips over its own cape with the cacophonous Justice League. What should be a moment of triumph for the series – the long-awaited team-up of their signature heroes – instead feels like an uncomfortable obligation. It’s like a weekend visit to grandma – you don’t want to do it, there’s other things you’d really like to be doing, but you figure you make the effort because she’ll be gone soon.

As of this writing, Justice League is underperforming even more than anyone expected. The film failed to break the coveted $100 million domestic weekend opening gross, which will no doubt lead to a string of think-pieces pondering, “What went wrong with the DCEU?” With all this in mind, it almost feels cruel to hammer Justice League more. But this is the task at hand. I come not to praise Justice League, nor do I come to bury it. Instead, I want to try to get to the heart of what makes it tick. This is a garish, visually hideous work of pop art, yet I firmly believe it has its heart in the right place: it wants to tell a fun, entertaining story about a group of people coming together to solve a huge problem, and growing as they do so. But what it wants to do, and what it actually does are two very different things. This Justice League spoiler review will highlight what works best in the film, and what doesn’t work at all.

Spoilers follow, obviously.

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Justice League Batman featurette

We’re only a few hours from the official release of Justice League, but some attention has jumped ahead to director Matt Reeves’ planned take on The Dark Knight with his solo movie The Batman. Ben Affleck, the most recent actor to don the cape and cowl, just said he’s looking for “a graceful and cool way to segue out of” the role. And now a new rumor has surfaced that claims Reeves has someone in mind to take over the role of the Caped Crusader if Affleck decides to step down – and the new contender was actually a candidate for the role before Christian Bale was cast in Batman Begins.

Who is rumored to be the replacement choice for The Batman actor? Find out after the jump.
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jimmy kimmel superhero trailer

There’s nothing like having super friends to make you a special superhero movie trailer based on a comic book you wrote when you were a 10-year-old nerd.

That’s what a flushed Jimmy Kimmel received on his 50th birthday, courtesy of Ben Affleck (his on-and-off boyfriend and actual superhero actor in the upcoming Justice League) and J.J. Abrams. They teamed up with a slew of familiar actors and comedians to create the ultimate superhero team: the Terrific Ten. The Terrific Ten are an invention of 10-year-old Kimmel’s mind, only existing on the worn-out pages of a comic book drawn by the prepubescent talk show host. Until last night.

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Ben Affleck Batman

What is the deal with Ben Affleck‘s Batman? It seems every month there’s a conflicting story regarding the man fans call Batfleck – he’s either staying for more Bat-adventures or he’s getting ready to jump the DCEU ship. Now Affleck himself has offered an update on the part, and confirmed that his Bat-days are limited, and that he’s looking for a “cool way” to leave the DCEU. Is Ben Affleck done with Batman?

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batman and wonder woman

Justice League will finally unite the world’s finest DC Comics superheroes, played by capital “f” Fine actors. And because this is a group of beautiful, superpowered people fighting to save the world, there will inevitably be some sexual tension between the men of the team and the lone female member. Basically, Batman and Wonder Woman are going to be flirting up a storm.

The reshoots of Justice League reportedly built on the hint of romance between Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) that we got a glimpse of in the princess of Themyscira’s introduction in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We got another hint at their budding relationship in Wonder Woman as well, which was bookended by Bruce sending Diana the lost picture of her first love, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), during her stint fighting in World War I. But can Ben Affleck beat out the best Chris? That’s yet to be seen.

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