For awhile now, Warner Bros. Pictures has had their release slate for the DC Extended Universe locked down for the next few years with some minor changes here and tehre. However, there has been another change made to the schedule in order to accommodate a movie that wasn’t part of the original ambitious schedule for DC Comics movies down the pipeline.
Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in this year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice all the way back in August of 2013, but it wasn’t until the following summer that we got word of Warner Bros. developing a new solo Batman movie. Since then the movie has grown to be quite an anticipated project with Ben Affleck working on the script with DC’s Geoff Johns as well as getting behind the camera as director.
Now we have an idea of when to expect Ben Affleck’s movie, reportedly titled The Batman, in theaters, because one of DC’s scheduled superhero movies is being pushed back for it. Find out more about Ben Affleck’s Batman movie release date below. Read More »
Next week brings the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and there are so many movies desperate to get promotion in front of the huge audience going to see the Harry Potter spin-off. And it seems Warner Bros. Pictures will be taking advantage of that by releasing a new trailer for Ben Affleck‘s latest directorial effort Live By Night.
Watch the new Live By Night trailer after the jump. Read More »
Last week, a troubling rumor arose about the state of the script for Ben Affleck‘s developing The Batman (or whatever it ends up being called), thanks to some secondhand information from Bret Easton Ellis. After what he said spread on the internet like wildfire, he walked back his statements, making sure to reiterate that all this information was from people who aren’t directly tied to the project. Now we have word from someone who will be a key part of the project pushing expectations the other way.
Joe Manganiello has been confirmed to play the villain Deathstroke in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie, and while making a guest appearance on a podcast recently, he talked about what convinced him to get involved, and what fans can expect from the forthcoming outing for The Dark Knight. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
Despite the fact that we don’t actually know when it’s coming, Ben Affleck‘s The Batman has looked like one of the more promising films on Warner Bros.’ DC slate. Not only was Affleck one of the highlights of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but he’s also planning to direct the film himself. Affleck’s been saying all the right things about the project, too, talking up his collaboration with Geoff Johns and emphasizing that they’re taking the time to get it right.
But if American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis is to be believed, fans may want to temper their expectations. According to Ellis, Affleck’s The Batman script is a total mess. And even worse, he claims Warner Bros. doesn’t care to bother fixing it.
UPDATE: Ellis has since clarified his comments about The Batman. See what he had to say below. Read More »
The Batman is in good hands right now. Putting aside whatever you think of Zack Snyder‘s portrayal of the character, it’s Ben Affleck who has the keys to Batman franchise. The director of Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo is making the next Batman film, so there’s reason to look forward to the future of these movies. We still don’t fully know what to expect from Affleck’s vision for Batman, but we do know what the franchise would look like if The Dark Knight Returns writer Frank Miller had his druthers.
Below, learn Frank Miller’s Batman movie idea.
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Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. still has not announced an official release date for the solo Batman movie that may or may not be titled The Batman, but it sounds like they’re zeroing in on a start date. Actor Joe Manganiello, who’ll play the villain Deathstroke in the film, reveals shooting will begin next year with star and director Ben Affleck. Read More »
Right now Zack Snyder is hard at work on Justice League over in Iceland, where we just got our first look at Amber Heard as Mera, the Queen of Atlantis. The film marks the continuation of the DC Extended Universe that began with Man of Steel and grew with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The latter film allowed Zack Snyder to realize his dream of bringing his take on Frank Miller’s more grizzled version of The Dark Knight to the big screen. The Caped Crusader ended up being played by Ben Affleck, but at one point Snyder had someone else in mind, and it’s actually still possible for him to follow through on that. Read More »
Today brings The Accountant to theaters everywhere, and audiences can decide for themselves if Ben Affleck makes the grade as a genius with numbers, or if he should have just left that to his buddy Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting.
But before you go see the movie, if you’d like an introduction to the character of Christian Wolff played by Ben Affleck, a motion comic from DC Comics gives us a little story involving the work that he does for shady criminal organizations. First he crunches the numbers, but then he can also handle himself if things get out of hand.
Watch The Accountant motion comic after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
The internet may be clamoring for Anna Kendrick to play Marvel’s Squirrel Girl, but it looks like the Oscar-nominated actress has her eye on a different superhero project. Kinda. You see, Kendrick stars in this weekend’s The Accountant with Ben Affleck, who just so happens to be the star and director of that Batman solo movie we keep hearing about. In a funny new video, Kendrick tries to convince Affleck to cast her as Robin in the upcoming film. Or Batman, she’s not picky.
Watch the Anna Kendrick Batman video below. Read More »
This weekend brings Gavin O’Connor‘s action thriller The Accountant to theaters, giving us a second round of Ben Affleck action following his debut as the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The trailer promised an engaging thriller following an assassin under the guise of an accountant who also happens to fall on the autism spectrum. So how did the movie turn out? The consensus seems to be that the movie’s concept and plot are rather ridiculous, but that doesn’t stop the movie from being enjoyable while also garnering comparisons to Batman.
Find out what the first batch of The Accountant reviews have to say after the jump. Read More »