New Batman suit

Debate continues to rage about Warner Bros. plans for their DC properties. We know Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is coming in 2016, and we’re pretty certain Justice League will follow in 2017. Beyond that, rumors of Flash/Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Shazam movies and more remain unconfirmed. One thing that has not been mentioned at all is a new Batman movie.

The rumored schedule through 2018 didn’t include a solo Batman film, something that’s a no-brainer for the studio now that Ben Affleck is in the cowl. However, the latest rumor that 2019 is when it will happen. The working title is simply The Batman. Read more about the new Batman movie below.
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Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Title

Warner Bros has officially announced that Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman movie will be titled Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice title is obviously playing upon the announced Justice League follow-up. Principal photography starts today in Detroit, MI.

I really hate they are going for a V instead of “Vs.” and also the “Dawn of Justice” subtitle makes it feel like how Marvel Studios titled Captain America: The First Avenger to get people to see the film, billing it as the prequel to the big superhero team-up. But did they really have to do that kind of promotion for a Batman vs. Superman film? Shouldn’t those name brands have been good enough? Read the full press release after the jump, and see the official logo.

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New Batman suit

Zack Snyder‘s reveal of Ben Affleck‘s new Batsuit was international news. Fans everywhere analyzed the photo like it was evidence in a murder trial, dissecting the costume’s texture, the size of specific elements, Affleck’s muscular structure, and more. Snyder specifically released the photo in black and white, leaving the color of the suit up for debate. Photoshoppers everywhere took the hint and colored-in the image giving fans a bunch of options of what the suit might really look like.

Some might remember, long before the world saw the suit, director, Batman fan and friend of Affleck Kevin Smith admitted he’d seen it. “You have not seen this costume in a movie, on film before,” Smith said at the time, “For a comic book fan, it was mind-bending.” Well, the photo Snyder released kind of looks like other suits, so Smith clarified his original statement. He said the suit he saw was the Frank Miller-designed, Dark Knight Returns combo of blue and grey. Read More »

LOL: The Ben Affleck Sad Batman Meme

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We usually keep the meme stuff in Page 2 or Superhero Bits, but I thought this one was particularly funny. Yesterday, after Zack Snyder revealed the first photo of Ben Affleck in the Batman costume alongside the new batmobile (from the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie), the internet took to photoshop and started cropping sad Batfleck into various funny photos and animated gifs. Basically, its the geek version of the Sad Keanu meme from 2010. Hit the jump to see some of the best of the photos and even get a template to create your own Ben Affleck sad Batman photos.

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Batman vs. Superman Batmobile

Zack Snyder revealed both the new Batman costume and the Batmobile from his upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman. It’s a moody black and white shot, and we don’t really get to see the full car, but I think the fact that Ben Affleck‘s Batman is standing next to it, in costume, is more than enough to make up for that. See the first image of the new Batman suit and Batmobile below. Read More »

Jay Roach

For years, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been trying to make a movie about a ’70s sex scandal involving two Yankees pitchers. Development has been slow going, and the film has been threatened with a lawsuit by one of its real-life subjects. But now The Trade is finally moving forward again, under new director Jay Roach.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that while Affleck and Damon are still producing, they’re no longer starring as originally planned. Hit the jump for the latest updates on this salacious project.

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Live By Night release date

The combined demands of promoting David Fincher’s Gone Girl (above) and acting in Zack Synder’s Batman vs. Superman have served to push back Ben Affleck’s next movie as director. For months Affleck has planned to make Live By Night, based on the book by Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River author Dennis Lehane. Affleck will still make the film, but it is now third in line behind the two aforementioned projects. Live By Night will have to cool its heels waiting for an evening in 2016. Info on that, and a few other Warner date changes, is below.   Read More »

project greenlight

One of the most underrated reality series is HBO’s Project Greenlight. The show, executive produced and judged by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, began in 2001. The premise was that producers waded through submissions from filmmakers and screenwriters, then paired the best in each category to make a movie. Three feature length movies were made as a result of the show. The series launched the careers of Saw writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, horror director John Gulager, and featured a young Shia LaBeouf, among others. Unfortunately, the reality series never really hit with mainstream audiences and HBO let it go after three seasons.

That’ll change soon though as Damon and Affleck are now bringing back the reality competition for a new decade. One person who won’t be involved, however, is another Project Greenlight producer: Chris Moore. He’s currently working on a similar film-centric reality series called The Chair for Starz. Read about both shows below. Read More »

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