Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 by Angie Han
The DC Extended Universe has been off to a rocky start, to put it mildly. Yes, their films have made money, but the audience reactions to Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Suicide Squad have been divided at best. Still, they’ve got a few promising projects coming up on the slate including Justice League and The Batman. And those involved with the franchise would really, really like you to know that they’re going to be good.
In a new interview, Aquaman screenwriter Will Beall talks up Justice League as “much more fun” and “much poppier” than its somber predecessors. Meanwhile, Ben Affleck reassures fans that, yes, he’s still planning to direct The Batman. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2017 by Angie Han
We’ve already met all the individual members of the Justice League, but there’s still something thrilling about seeing all of them together. The latest official still from this fall’s superhero team-up features Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), standing side by side and looking ready for action. Check it out below.
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Though plenty of people make jokes at the expense of Kevin Smith nowadays, more often than not the filmmaker is first to poke fun at himself, especially with regards to the kinds of movies he makes. One of his favorite targets from his own career is Jersey Girl, a film released in the spring of 2004 that didn’t get very good reviews and only earned $36 million at the box office on a budget of $35 million.
However, before Kevin Smith was able to poke fun at his own film, he was nervous about how it would be received. One person who got an early look at the movie, over a year before it would be released, was Smith’s longtime friend Casey Affleck. He saw the film in January of 2003 and decided to e-mail a review to Kevin Smith. It’s pretty funny, and it might be harsher than anything Smith has said about his own movie.
Read Casey Affleck’s Jersey Girl review below. Read More »
Another day, another remark from Ben Affleck has come regarding the state of development on what is meant to be he first turn directing himself as The Dark Knight in the DC Extended Universe movie that may or may not be called The Batman.
Ben Affleck has consistently said that he wouldn’t direct a solo Batman movie unless the script was good, but more recently he sounded a bit more optimistic. However, now I’m starting to wonder if Affleck is just messing with film journalists, because he’s back to saying the project and his involvement is on unstable ground. Read More »
Since we’re coming to the end of 2016, movie studios are starting to push a preview of what’s in store for the big screen in 2017, especially on the blockbuster front. It’s going to be another crowded summer, but one of the more anticipated movies of the year won’t be arriving until this fall, and that’s Justice League. But that’s not stopping Warner Bros. Pictures from stirring up some hype.
Even though we have still a little under 11 months away from the release of Justice League, the studios included mention of the movie in their 2017 movie preview press kit. Within their brief bit of information on the superhero ensemble movie, they included one cast member who hadn’t yet been confirmed by the studio, and one that we hadn’t heard of at all yet.
Find out about the new Justice League cast details after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
On paper, Live By Night has all the markings of an awards contender. It’s directed by Ben Affleck, whose Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo were all very well received, and it’s based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, whose works have also inspired The Drop, Shutter Island, Mystic River, and the aformentioned Gone Baby Gone. But the buzz has been curiously muted on this one, even as we get right into the thick of prestige-pic season.
Until now, that is. The first reviews of Live By Night are in, days ahead of the film’s Christmas Day rollout. Find out what the critics had to say about Live By Night below.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Earlier this year, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice united a good chunk of the Justice League: Ben Affleck‘s Batman, Henry Cavill‘s Superman, and Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman. But next year’s Justice League will see them recruiting still more members, including Ezra Miller‘s The Flash. Sure, we’ve already seen the big-screen version of the Scarlet Speedster in Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, but those were mere cameos. We’ll get to know him a whole lot better in Justice League, and a new photo today offers a better look at him and his fancy costume.
See it below, along with some commentary from Miller about his character. Read More »
Just before last weekend, we got word that the Justice League sequel that was long set for release on June 14, 2019 might be pushed back to make room for Ben Affleck‘s gestating Batman movie. However, just a couple days ago, Ben Affleck indicated that he wasn’t in a rush to start shooting because the screenplay needed to be just right.
But now we have word from Ben Affleck himself that the production is on track to start shooting in the spring. In addition, elsewhere, Warner Bros. president Greg Silverman (who was actually removed from this position late last night) confirmed a release for 2018. Though that does create a little bit of confusion with regards to the release calendar. Find out more about Ben Affleck’s Batman movie release date after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
It seems pretty clear that Warner Bros. would like to get Ben Affleck‘s Batman movie out sooner rather than later, ideally before Justice League 2. But as far as Affleck is concerned, there’s no need to rush. During a recent interview, he insisted that he has no interest in “reverse-engineering” the movie to hit a release date, stressing that he’s more concerned about finding “the right story” before he proceeds. Read More »
For awhile now, Warner Bros. Pictures has had their release slate for the DC Extended Universe locked down for the next few years with some minor changes here and tehre. However, there has been another change made to the schedule in order to accommodate a movie that wasn’t part of the original ambitious schedule for DC Comics movies down the pipeline.
Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice all the way back in August of 2013, but it wasn’t until the following summer that we got word of Warner Bros. developing a new solo Batman movie. Since then the movie has grown to be quite an anticipated project with Ben Affleck working on the script with DC’s Geoff Johns as well as getting behind the camera as director.
Now we have an idea of when to expect Ben Affleck’s movie, reportedly titled The Batman, in theaters, because one of DC’s scheduled superhero movies is being pushed back for it. Find out more about Ben Affleck’s Batman movie release date below. Read More »