Ben Affleck Leaving Batman

The internet has been awash in rumors that Ben Affleck was getting ready to hang up his cape as the Dark Knight of Gotham City and that Justice League would mark his final appearance as Batman. And even though we’ve heard similar stories through the grapevine, Affleck himself officially shot them down at San Diego Comic-Con today.

Ben Affleck joined other members of the Justice League cast on stage during the Warner Bros. panel and moderator Chris Hardwick (possibly looking to nip some mast Q&A questions in the bud) brought it up. Was Affleck done with The Batman? Would War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves have to find a new Bruce Wayne for the solo movie he’s developing? Read More »

Justice League Trailer

With Warner Bros. Pictures having one of the biggest panels of San Diego Comic-Con, fans just knew they were going to drop a new look at Justice League. Thankfully, all of you who weren’t able to make it to San Diego get to join in the hype, because the new trailer for the big screen assembly of DC Comics’ superheroes has been released for you to watch over and over again.

You can’t save the world alone, and the Justice League trailer below will show you why.

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Ben Affleck Batman

How’s this for a comic book movie bombshell: a new report indicates that Ben Affleck, who has played the latest live-action cinematic version of Batman in Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and the upcoming Justice League, is apparently being “ushered out” as the Dark Knight, meaning that it’s unlikely he’ll even reprise the role in the long-gestating spin-off movie The Batman.
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Ben Affleck Exits Triple Frontier

The troubled production of action-thriller Triple Frontier has lost another actor after its initial stars Tom Hardy and Channing Tatum left due to scheduling conflicts.

Ben Affleck has parted ways with Triple Frontier, the Netflix film that has faced obstacles since it was dropped by Paramount Studios in April.

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the batman script

The Batman has lost an acclaimed director, gained another acclaimed director, reportedly almost lost its star, and now, it’s dropping its original script in favor of a completely new story.

Now, this could all be cause for alarm. But director Matt Reeves dropping Ben Affleck’s script to rewrite the story from scratch is something that has been brewing for a long time, and will likely be a good reset for the embattled production.

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the batman

Fresh off the critical acclaim for his stunning War for the Planet of the Apes, director Matt Reeves is set on bringing a visionary take to his next franchise project, The Batman.

Contrary to the grim, action-driven versions of Batman we’ve seen lately, Reeves says he wants to bring out the “noir” side in the World’s Greatest Detective. About time.

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2016 fall movie preview the accountant

When The Accountant arrived last fall, it wasn’t exactly a runaway hit. It pulled in $86 million domestically on a budget of $44 million, plus another $68 million globally. However, it seems to have found an even bigger audience on home video, not unlike Edge of Tomorrow, because Warner Bros. is officially developing a sequel. Read More »

Batman Alfred Hitchcock influence

Matt Reeves‘ work on War for the Planet of the Apes is now done. He still has publicity rounds left, but now the filmmaker can spend a little more time working on The Batman. For his upcoming war movie, Reeves was influenced by the likes of David LeanClint Eastwood, and Francis Ford Coppola. For his next film, he’s already drawing inspiration from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.

Below, read what Reeves had to say about his next feature.

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justice league reshoots rumor

Reshoots are a part of the movie-making business. And it can seem overzealous to simply report on the fact that reshoots are happening — trust me, I’m as tired of these kind of stories as you are, especially when they act like this is something out of the ordinary. In many cases, they’re a good thing and help make a good movie great. But when reports say that Justice League has essentially been “remade…twice” after “significant” reshoots, and is looking at even more reshoots down the barrel, that’s seems — well — significant.

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Ben and Casey Affleck

Director J.C. Chandor’s drug thriller Triple Frontier just won’t stay down. The movie has been in the works since 2009, and was originally envisioned as Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up to her Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker. The promising project has suffered a string of bad luck in the years since, culminating with Paramount and stars Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy dropping out last month, just weeks away from the planned start of production.

But now it looks like Netflix might swoop in to keep this movie alive, and they could be bringing Ben and Casey Affleck along for the ride.
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