A Batman solo movie was never formally announced. We first heard rumblings that Ben Affleck was co-writing and might direct a solo adventure featuring his Justice League character. Then Warner Bros executives casually mentioned the project was happening at CinemaCon. But even when I was on the set of Justice League this past June, Affleck was non-committal about the project, telling us that he isn’t ready to make a movie “until there’s a script that I think is good.”
But earlier this month the actor/director felt confident enough to tweet out a screen test with Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, so it sounds like the script has hit the “good enough” tier. And while Affleck mentioned that Warner Bros has a tentative date for the movie, we have never heard when we might expect to see Batman’s solo detective story hit the big screen. Now Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes gives us some idea of when we can expect to see Ben Affleck’s Batman movie.
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Last year we told you that longtime BFFs Matt Damon and Ben Affleck would be teaming up again on a futuristic spy thriller series called Incorporated for Syfy. The first Incorporated trailer has hit the web, and you can get your first look at the upcoming Damon/Affleck-produced Syfy series after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I’ve spent far too many words explaining why I’m not a fan of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but one thing the film completely nailed was Batman’s look. The costume worn by Ben Affleck is the best costume worn by any Batman actor yet, stepping away from the rubber of the Tim Burton years and the bulky armor of Christopher Nolan’s movies and delivering something streamlined, intimidating and instantly recognizable. It also helps that Affleck brought the perfect mixture of charm and rage behind the cowl. Remove the parts where he executes a couple of dozen people, and you have yourself a damn fine Batman.
While we can safely assume that Batman will wear his regular tights in the upcoming Justice League, a new photo from the set has revealed an alternate outfit dubbed the “Tactical Batsuit.” Because it wouldn’t be a superhero sequel without everyone getting a new costume!
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You might not know Ryan Potter by name, but if you saw Disney’s Big Hero 6, you’ve certainly heard his voice. Though he played the young teenage hero, also named Hiro, in the animated adaptation of a Marvel Comics title, the actor just turned 20 years old today, and he’s setting his sights on the world of live-action superheroes now.
Before the weekend, you might have seen in a recent edition of Superhero Bits that Ryan Potter had started an online campaign to play Batman’s trusty sidekick Robin. Now he’s taken things one step further by creating a little audition reel directed towards Ben Affleck, showing that he can handle some serious action as The Boy Wonder. Honestly, it’s a pretty impressive little pitch. Watch Ryan Potter’s Robin audition video after the jump. Read More »
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Not too long ago, we learned that Ben Affleck‘s long-awaited adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s novel Live By Night may get an awards-qualifying release late this year before going wide in January. Now that appears to have been confirmed with the first trailer for the 1920s crime thriller making its way online. This looks like it has the potential to be Ben Affleck’s best movie yet.
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Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
Two weeks ago Ben Affleck shared a brief video revealing Deathstroke as the villain for the star/producer/director’s Batman solo film. Later that day, fans picked up on some clues that led them to believe that Magic Mike actor Joe Manganiello might be the person under that Deathstroke mask. And now we have a confirmation that Joe Manganiello is Deathstroke.
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Ben Affleck has quite the busy schedule in the next couple years. The filmmaker is just coming off directing his adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel Live By Night, and he’s currently in production on Justice League. Then sometime down the road he’s supposed to be at the helm of a solo Batman movie in which he’ll obviously star as The Dark Knight. Now Ben Affleck has lined up yet another film to direct, and it’s another one that he’ll be starring in too.
Witness for the Prosecution is an Agatha Christie novel that was turned into a movie by Billy Wilder in 1957, and now Ben Affleck is slated to direct a new adaptation that he will also produce with his longtime friend and collaborator Matt Damon, as well as Jennifer Todd and the Agatha Christie estate. Find out more about Witness for the Prosecution after the jump. Read More »
If you’ve already seen Suicide Squad this weekend, you know that there are plenty of references to the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, not to mention some easter eggs and set-ups for future films in the DC Comics cinematic universe. However, there’s one blink-and-you’ll-miss-it-detail that changes our perspective on a certain event that’s only alluded to in the aforementioned superhero battle.
In Batman v Superman, there’s a key moment where Bruce Wayne takes a moment to glance at the suit of his former sidekick Robin as it’s displayed in a glass case. Spray painted on the suit is, “Ha ha ha! Joke’s on you, Batman!” We’ve all accepted this to mean that The Joker killed Robin, however, a little moment in Suicide Squad indicates that he wasn’t the only one responsible.
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Now that the reviews for Suicide Squad have hit the interwebs, you might be wondering if the film has a post-credits scene. This weekend when you see Suicide Squad, should you remain in your seat until after the credits finish?
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Ben Affleck may be pretty unhinged as Batman in the DC Comics cinematic universe, but another Warner Bros. Pictures project sees the actor playing another character who may be just as dangerous, but in a completely different way.
In The Accountant, the Oscar-winning filmmaker takes the lead role as a gifted accountant who takes care of the finances of some of the most dangerous people on the planet. But his life doesn’t end up in danger until he starts looking into the account of a robotics company where he learns that millions of dollars are unaccounted for, thanks to another accounting clerk who may end up getting too close to both her client and the title character for her own good.
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