‘Batman vs. Superman’ Delayed to 2016

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The summer of 2015 just got a tiny bit less crowded. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has just pushed the Man of Steel sequel from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016. The new date pits the Zack Snyder-helmed film directly against an as-yet-unnamed Marvel Studios project, though in all likelihood one or the other will move before then.

Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan origin tale will now move into the July 17, 2015 slot, having previously been slotted for June 26, 2015. More, including the official press release from Warner Bros., after the jump.

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Following 2011′s chilly The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher is back with another dark, twisted literary mystery — this one based on Gillian Flynn‘s smash hit novel Gone Girl. The pic features Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as his missing wife Amy, and the first still hit a few weeks back. Today we have another, less literal peek at the film. And what it promises is that this adaptation will be every bit as creepy as fans of Fincher and/or Flynn could hope.

On the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly is a promotional photo for Gone Girl, shot by Fincher himself, that features Affleck cuddling with an apparently dead Pike. It’s not a still from the film, and doesn’t correspond to any actual scene from the book. But maybe that’s the point — Fincher and Flynn say that they tried not to be too precious about the source material when making the movie.

Hit the jump to see the image and read their comments.

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Briefly: That image above is your first look at Gone Girl, the new film from David Fincher. The director is adapting Gillian Flynn‘s novel about a man, played by Affleck, who turns into suspect #1 when his wife disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. There’s more to the story than that, of course, but if you don’t already know the plot, it’s best to either wait for the trailers or read the novel if you want more details.

The film also stars Rosamund PikeKim Dickens, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick FugitCarrie CoonTyler Perry, and Emily Ratajkowski. This is a super-early look, as the movie doesn’t open until October 3, 2014. [The Playlist]

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Ben Affleck has a strong relationship with screenwriter Chris Terrio (above left) — the latter wrote Argo, and that turned out well for everyone. So, given Affleck and Terrio’s position with Warner Bros. it isn’t a huge surprise to learn that Terrio has been brought in to do a new draft of Batman vs. Superman. Read More »

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Briefly: There’s not a lot of information available yet, but the names alone here are pretty exciting. John Krasinski (The Office) and Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) just sold an “action-adventure spec script” to Warner Bros. which Ben Affleck and Matt Damon‘s production company, Pearl Street, will produce. There are no details on the plot but Krasinski and Damon teamed up for last year’s Promised Land so there’s already a working relationship there. Plus, more adventure films are always good. We’ll provide an update when more is known. [Deadline]

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Before Ben Affleck becomes Batman, he’s getting his own Mondo poster series. The company just revealed they’ve got a new series of limited edition prints coming up, based on the director’s previous films Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo. Here’s what the actor/director said about the company:

I’ve always loved Mondo and their passion for film, as well as their talented stable of artists. I was initially drawn by their ability to offer a unique perspective on so many beloved films and am thrilled to see my films become the newest additions to their work.

While we love the blockbuster and cult films the company usually targets, immortalizing Affleck’s small dramas feels likes a smart, surprising departure. Check out the images below. Read More »

Ben Affleck in Daredevil

Ben Affleck was not the Internet’s top pick to play Batman in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, to put it mildly, in part because we all remember what happened the last time he donned a superhero costume. But if it’s any consolation, Affleck is just as aware as you are that Daredevil sucked, calling it “the only movie I actually regret.”

Hit the jump to read his thoughts on Daredevil, plus his comments on how his Batman “doesn’t compete” with Christian Bale’s.

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What happens when Dane DeHaan is confronted with the poster from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? How is Ben Affleck‘s Batman different from Christian Bale‘s in Batman vs. Superman? Will Harry Lennix be back for Batman vs. Superman? Is Zack Snyder already working on iconic imagery for that film? How will Ant-Man be different from other shrinking movies? Want to see some gorgeous Thor: The Dark World concept art? Does Casey Affleck understand all the Bat-sanity? And just how informed is Lou Ferrigno when it comes to upcoming Hulk movies? Read about all this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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