Before Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson got involved, Ben Affleck was going to direct and star in The Batman. The film would’ve had Affleck’s take on the Caped Crusader battling Slade Wilson, AKA Deathstroke, as played by Joe Manganiello. We’ll never get to see that version of the film, but in a recent interview, Manganiello revealed some new details about what could have been. And according to him, Batman wouldn’t have been alone in the film – the Dark Knight was going to have some help from Batgirl.
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Is Zack Snyder’s Justice League a superhero movie disguised as a fantasy epic, or a fantasy flick cosplaying as a superhero saga? The answer seems to be somewhere in the middle. One thing is for certain: Zack Snyder was not trying to make just another comic book sequel when he set out to make Justice League. After leaving the project only to see so much of his work reshot by Joss Whedon, Snyder has returned to reassemble the movie he originally intended to make. The end result is more akin to The Lord of the Rings than Batman v Superman – a film about humans and fantastical creatures from various kingdoms joining forces to fight against an ancient, all-powerful evil that threatens to plunge the world into darkness.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, the gang from Corridor Crew react to the visual effects in the new Mortal Kombat movie trailer, Species, and RoboCop. Plus, check out The Hollywood Reporter’s actors roundtable with Sacha Baron Cohen, John David Washington, Steven Yeun, and more. And finally, take a look back at the Disneyland attraction Adventure Thru Inner Space, featuring a rather infamous corporate sponsor. Read More »
If “bombastic” is your favorite flavor of Ben Affleck performance, here’s some potential bad news: it looks like that flavor might have just been taken off the market.
According to a new conversation with the Oscar-winning, multi-hyphenate filmmaker, Affleck will no longer be appearing in movies like Michael Bay’s Armageddon, and will instead only choose to “do stuff that is personally rewarding” to him. You know, stuff like WB and DC’s upcoming The Flash movie.
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It’s safe to say that Ben Affleck, an Oscar-winning polymath who’s worked as a director/actor/writer/producer, knows a thing or two about producing movies. And during a recent roundtable discussion, he had some strong praise for fellow film producer Kevin Feige, calling him the “greatest” and “most successful producer who’s ever lived.” Read More »
It’s been five years since Ben Affleck directed a movie. That film, 2016’s Live by Night, was widely considered to be a disappointment, but the producer/actor/director has several projects in the works which could put him right back on top – and he’s just added a new movie to that slowly-growing stack.
Affleck is attached to direct Keeper of the Lost Cities, a film adaptation of a best-selling book about a girl with telepathic abilities. While Affleck has suited up as Batman in front of the camera multiple times (and is slated to do so again), this will be the first time he’ll be directing a project with a sci-fi or super-powered angle. Read More »
Ben Affleck is reportedly set to appear in a Harry Houdini movie about the world-famous magician and escape artist.
A new report says former Warner Bros. executive and current film producer Jeff Robinov has set up a Houdini movie at Disney with 10 Cloverfield Lane and Black Mirror director Dan Trachtenberg behind the camera. The project is described as a “star vehicle” for Affleck, but /Film has heard that Affleck will not be playing the lead character.
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Ben Affleck is reuniting with his Argo producer George Clooney for an Amazon Studios drama. Affleck is set to star in The Tender Bar, an adaptation of the J.R. Moehringer memoir to be directed by Clooney. The stars have been trying to work together for years, and when Clooney landed The Tender Bar as his follow-up to the upcoming The Midnight Sky, Affleck was at the top of his list.
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Matt Reeves’ The Batman is now in production with Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, but once upon a time, things were going to be different. At one point, Ben Affleck, who played Batman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman and Justice League, was set to direct and star in a new solo Batman movie. Affleck spent a while developing the project, and came close to making it – but in the end, it wasn’t to be.
But what kind of movie might Ben Affleck’s The Batman have been? According to Joe Manganiello, who was set to play villain Deathstroke in the film, Affleck’s The Batman was going to be a lot like David Fincher’s The Game.
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When news of Zack Snyder‘s cut of Justice League coming to HBO Max was first announced, it was said that the director wouldn’t be bringing back any cast members to shoot new scenes. But the streaming service changed their mind as we learned back in September that Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Ray Fisher would be coming back as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg to shoot footage for the director’s cut of the DC Comics superhero movie. That made us think the reshoots would be fairly substantial, but according to Zack Snyder himself, the reshoots will only add four minutes or five minutes of new footage. Read More »