Ben Affleck Films delayed

Warner Bros. has been in the Ben Affleck business for years, and that relationship only deepened after Affleck’s Argo won the Best Picture Oscar. But there’s a business that seemingly trumps the Ben Affleck biz, and that’s the superhero game. And so while WB has two Affleck films on the slate for the coming months — the already-shot The Accountant, and his next directorial effort Live By Night — the two films have been pushed back.

The supposition is that Warner Bros. is making room for more Batman, including the solo film to be co-written and directed by Affleck. Read More »


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Batman v Superman Photos

Now that Comic Con has come and gone, and nearly every big superhero movie for the 2015 season has been released, Warner Bros. is getting a bit more free with images and stories from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The March 2016 release was previewed in a big trailer, and we just saw one set of new photos online yesterday.

Now we’ve got a new batch of Batman v Superman photos, featuring a bunch of the major cast members. The best images, however, are a pair of behind the scenes shots that feature Ben Affleck in the Batsuit.

Update: We’ve now got high-resolution versions of this batch of images.

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Henry Cavill in Batman v Superman

Batman and Superman may not like each other very much at the moment, but for the next eight months they’ll be stuck sharing the spotlight for the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice promotional campaign. A new batch of pics reveal a closer look at the Caped Crusader, the Man of Steel, and a younger, Zuckerberg-ier Lex Luthor. See the Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice images after the jump.  Read More »

Robin in Batman v Superman

When the latest trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was unleashed recently, many were blown away by the sight of Batman and Superman squaring off for the first time. But as we pointed out later, there are plenty of little things to notice that hint at what’s coming in the forthcoming big screen battle.

One of the more surprising reveals in the trailer was what seemed to be confirmation that Batman’s trusty sidekick Robin appears to be dead. The above shot from the trailer has a message, presumably from The Joker, written on Robin’s suit, which appears to be in a display case as a memorial to The Boy Wonder. But fans have been wondering if we’ll actually see Robin in action in some sort of flashback.

The answer appears to be yes, and a new rumor even tells us who might be wearing the suit in the flashback. Find out more about Robin in Batman v Superman after the jump, but beware of spoilers! Read More »

Strangers on a Train remake

After Gone Girl, author Gillian Flynn was quickly established as a screenwriter and developer of TV and film projects. One project announced last year that raised eyebrows more than any other was a remake of Strangers on a Train, the Alfred Hitchcock film in which a theoretical conversation between two men about murdering each others’ respective relations turns into real murder.

Flynn was reported to be teaming with Gone Girl director David Fincher and star Ben Affleck on the film, with a slightly new take on the story that would establish it as a modern tale while likely retaining some of the thrill of the original. But that is just one of many projects for Flynn (and Fincher) and the author now suggests the Strangers on a Train remake is a ways off, at best. Read More »

Man of Steel Batman v Superman scene

By now you’ve probably seen the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer that premiered at Comic-Con and went online shortly thereafter. Or maybe you’ve seen the slightly shorter theatrical edit of the trailer that was released last week. Either way, you’ve seen some of the destruction of Metropolis repeated as we now see part of the final battle from Man of Steel from the perspective of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, watching as one of his buildings is destroyed.

Now a fan has edited together parts of the scene from Man of Steel with footage from the Batman v. Superman trailer to help paint a slightly more complete image of what we’ll see unfold on the screen next spring. You might have seen a GIF floating around with a side-by-side comparison of the laser vision tearing apart the building, but this is a little different.

Watch the Man of Steel Batman v Superman scene mash-up after the jump! Read More »

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Suicide Squad characters

One of the buzziest trailers to come out of this year’s Comic-Con was Suicide Squad. As Russ put it, the footage teased “a viciously detailed film, with a real eye for keeping things grim and weird.” It won the interest of fans and non-fans alike. Which is all well and good for Warner Bros. — but if you fall into the latter category, you might’ve found yourself as confused by the trailer as you were intrigued.

While characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are familiar to just about everyone on the known planet, that’s definitely not the case with Suicide Squad. Fortunately, with over a year to go until the film’s release, there’s plenty of room to get your bearings, and with our help you’ll be caught up in no time at all. Hit the jump for our rundown of the Suicide Squad characters. Read More »

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Zack Snyder showed up at San Diego Comic Con International 2015 with a new trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now that we’ve had time to settle down after returning from the madness that is Hall H, lets take a look at the new trailer and see what we can learn from the individual frame grabs in our Batman V Superman trailer breakdown.
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Batman v Superman Comic Con 2015

Thankfully, for fans anticipating Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the footage that was shown to fans in Hall H at Comic-Con was a new trailer that was officially released online immediately after it premiere, and you can watch it right here.

But what fans weren’t easily able to see immediately was the panel (hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler) for the film that featured Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and director Zack Snyder. Thankfully, the entire panel for the first big screen meeting of The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel is now available for you to watch online.

Watch the Batman v Superman Comic Con 2015 panel after the jump! Read More »