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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Justice League

It’s a very quiet week in entertainment news, as the movie studios are all seemingly stepping aside to allow Disney to do their thing at Star Wars Celebration over the next few days. But the Warner Bros. marketing team isn’t letting this week go by without throwing a tiny bone to fans of the DC Extended Universe, so they’ve released a teaser poster for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. This poster, though…there’s something strange about it.
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Justice League Trailer

Following a barrage of new posters and trailer teasers, the new Justice League trailer is finally here.

Zack Snyder is back as director to bring DC Comics’ biggest superheroes together as a team for the first time on the big screen. Though Superman (Henry Cavill) is still in the ground, we know at some point he’ll be back to join the rest of the superhero squad. In the meantime, Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) are left to face threats to the world themselves, and according to Bruce Wayne’s Knightmare vision from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, eventually that will include Superman himself.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Watch the new Justice League trailer after the jump. Read More »

Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL

After Hans Zimmer completed his work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he shared the news that he was no longer scoring comic book movies. “[Batman v Superman] was very hard for me to do, to try to find new language,” he told BBC Hardtalk. “I did Batman Begins with Chris [Nolan] 12 years ago, so The Dark Knight trilogy might be three movies to you; to me, it was 11 years of my life.” A part of the reason why he might’ve struggled to find a new language is because, during those 11 years, he was inspired by what Christian Bale brought to Batman.

Below, learn more about why we won’t have the pleasure of experiencing more Hans Zimmer Batman scores.

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Ben Affleck Batman

UPDATE 2/23/17: It looks like Matt Reeves will be directing The Batman after all. Warner Bros. officially announced the hire today, with president and chief content officer Toby Emmerich saying they were “thrilled” with the decision. The press release (which you can read here) oddly does not mention Ben Affleck, even though he officially remains on board to produce and star, but Erik Davis has confirmation from the studio that Affleck is still set to play Batman.

Our original story from 2/10/17 (with our update from 2/17/17) follows.
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Rumor: Ben Affleck Doesn’t Want to Be Batman Anymore

Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

As soon as Ben Affleck announced that he no longer planned to direct Warner Bros.’ solo Batman movie, speculation began to swirl that he might step down from the starring role as well. After all, things aren’t looking terribly promising for the DCEU right now and Affleck has seemed frustrated by the pressure and hype surrounding this very high-profile role. Now, right on time, comes a rumor claiming just that — that Affleck would very much like out of the franchise, preferably before that planned solo movie.

Click through to catch up with the latest Ben Affleck Batman rumor.  Read More »