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Though it was released over a year ago, there’s still some debate as to the ending of Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises. Is Bruce Wayne alive, or a figment of Alfred’s imagination? Is John Blake going to become Robin, Nightwing or a new Batman? While there are certainly arguments to be made over the first question, the answer to the second is much more cut and dry. Don’t forget Bruce Wayne’s quote from Batman Begins: “As a man, I’m flesh and blood; I can be ignored, I can be destroyed. But as a symbol…as a symbol I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting.” Even though John Blake’s name is inexplicably “Robin,” the film ends with him rising to become the next personification of that symbol, fulfilling the point of the entire series.

Audiences will see a brand new Batman in theaters in 2015, but we’ll likely never get to see Nolan’s version of Blake’s story. So director Brett Register and other fans of Nolan’s series have created a fan film called The Dark Knight Legacy. It’s set one year after the events of The Dark Knight Rises and follows John Blake as Nightwing, who must defend Gotham City from a new villain known as the Red Hood. Check it out below. Read More »

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Who are the three actors up for The Flash in the Arrow? How excited is Hugh Jackman for X-Men: Days of Future Past? Which superhero film was Christopher Nolan jealous of? Was Elizabeth Olsen forthcoming about her potential role in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Where can you get a Stan Lee POP figure? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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We know that Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar features characters that journey to and/or through a wormhole in space, but that’s (forgive the pun) a pretty nebulous description. There are many different ways in which that basic plot could end up articulated on screen, and waiting to see how it all plays out is obviously part of the pleasure.

But a new report about the film shooting in Florida seems to give up some info that hadn’t previously been reported. Because we don’t know how much of this info will be in the first trailer or two, you should consider the info potentially spoilerish. That said, the release of info for films like this is very tightly managed by the unit publicist, and one would assume that anything ending up in a newspaper report had been cleared. Fair warning. Read More »

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Matt Damon won’t play Robin for Zack Snyder, but he will work with the last Batman director, Christopher Nolan. The director’s next film, Interstellar, is shooting now with Matthew McConaughey in the lead role. A new report says that Matt Damon has joined the cast in a small role. The Playlist has the casting info, and says that Damon will only have to commit to the movie for a couple weeks.

The actor has also chosen a new film to direct, and details of that are below.

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How Ben Affleck Was Cast as Batman

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After the stunned reaction to Thursday night’s news of Ben Affleck being cast as the new Batman, everyone was filled with questions. Plenty about the film itself, of course, including Affleck as well as director Zack Snyder‘s take on the character, but the behind the scenes stuff too. Like how did Warner Bros. keep a bombshell like this so quiet? How long did Affleck know, and will he play the character for more than one film?

The race for that story was likely very competitive Friday, and the winner is The Hollywood Reporter. They’ve got the first insider’s take on how Ben Affleck became the new Batman in the Man of Steel sequel, Batman vs. Superman. Read More »

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Briefly: Christopher Nolan is currently in Okotoks, in the Canadian province of Alberta, training cameras on Matthew McConaughey. They’re filming Nolan’s 2014 sci-film Interstellar. And, wouldn’t you know it — someone caught the duo on camera. Below, get your first glimpse of filming on the highly anticipated project. Read More »

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Christopher Nolan is back behind the camera. The director of the Dark Knight Trilogy has just begun production on Interstellar, a sci-fi film starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, among others. Set for release in IMAX on November 7, 2014, the film is about “the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.”

That description comes from a new press release acknowledging the start of production, which includes a full cast and crew rundown. Check it out below. Read More »

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Briefly: Christopher Nolan has brought a couple more actors into his already impressive cast for the sci-fi adventure InterstellarDavid Oyelowo (Lincoln, Jack Reacher, The Butler) and David Gyasi (Cloud Atlas), who worked together in Red Tails, have taken roles in the new film. The cast also includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Michael Caine, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Bill Irwin and Timothee Chalamet.

This is where I recap the other spare details we know about the film, which depicts “a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding,” and features “explorers [who] travel through a wormhole.” Christopher Nolan and his brother Jonathan Nolan scripted the current draft. Composer Hans Zimmer and cinematographer Hoyte Van Hotyema are also working on the picture.

Interstellar is scheduled for November 7, 2014. [The Wrap]

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