The Batman standalone film has found its new director. Matt Reeves is in early talks to take over directing duties after Ben Affleck stepped down from the role in late January. Affleck will still star in and produce the Warner Bros. movie.
"It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require," says the actor, who will still star as the Dark Knight.
Ben Affleck has said that the 2003 romantic comedy Gigli's poor performance at the box office would not have been a big issue if he was not dating his co-star Jennifer Lopez at the time. Angelina Jolie had a bad movie [Beyond Borders/Tomb Raider] that year and nobody cared,' the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice actor said on TimesTalk on Monday. "But because I was dating Jennifer Lopez that made it a big f***ing deal, you know?
Matt Damon reprised his titular role in ‘Good Will Hunting’ for a live reading of the film’s script on Friday night. According to People, Krasinski, who was born and raised in close proximity to ‘Good Will Hunting’s’ Boston setting, admitted that the movie was “unbelievably important” to him.
The left needs Donald Trump to go away yesterday, while the right feels the same about Hillary Clinton. Someone like… Oprah Winfrey or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? “Everyone keeps talking about The Rock for president,” said Scott Eastwood (Snowden).
There’s plenty of hype and anticipation over the future of Ben Affleck’s Batman, especially where ‘Justice League’ is concerned. While Affleck’s solo outing is in the works, we’ll next see the Dark Knight appear in Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’, which is the Avengers equivalent for DC. Speaking to Extra TV on the upcoming superhero projects and about what fans can expect, Affleck teased over the new additions we will see to the Batsuit in terms of tech and gadgets.
Just when we thought Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight films were done and dusted, Anne Hathaway is up for reprising her character in a spin-off. “It sort of goes with the territory when you accept it and receive it from the last Catwoman.
It seems like every time you turn around Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe is getting a fresh new kicking from someone. Speaking to IGN, Conroy specifically admitted that he wasn’t happy with the fact that Batman killed so many people in Zack Snyder’s blockbuster.
Warner Bros. and DC may be struggling to secure positive reviews for their movies (notably recent release ‘Suicide Squad’), but it hasn’t deterred them from starting work on a ‘Man of Steel’ sequel. 2013 saw Henry Cavill don the red and blue suit for the first time but any news on a follow-up has been pretty quiet until now. Instead, the focus was on ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, which was a long and gruelling process alongside new Batman Ben Affleck.
Anyone who’s seen DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ will be aware of a mid-credit sequence, but what exactly does it reveal and, importantly, mean?*The following contains huge Suicide Squad spoilers*
‘Suicide Squad’ may be just around the corner but it hasn’t stopped Jared Leto from wanting to be in future DC outings, with one particular solo movie in mind. According to his latest comments, which came during a chat with the Toronto Sun, the actor who plays the latest version of The Joker echoed his previous desire to appear in more DC ventures, specifically opposite Ben Affleck. As we’ve learned over the the past 12 months, Leto’s taken his role of the iconic Joker extremely seriously, with a number of reports emerging based on his hardcore and rather unique method acting.
Damon and Ben Affleck used to travel from Boston to New York for auditions when they were 16 and 14 years old, respectively, on an airline Trump bought.
Back in 2008, when Batman epic ‘The Dark Knight’ swooped into cinemas just a couple of months after Robert Downey Jr’s big screen debut as ‘Iron Man’, comic book fans could never have imagined how successful Marvel’s then-pioneering cinematic universe would go on to be. If you had told anyone that a movie in which Batman fights Superman would struggle to surpass the unspeakably obscure ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ at the global box office, DC acolytes would have cackled maniacally in your face like The Joker after pulling off a particularly cruel and ingenious jape. Christopher Nolan’s Batman films were wowing critics and stirring up huge numbers at the box office while Marvel was still pulling on its power-suit.
Just when you thought that their best friendship couldn’t get any stronger, Matt Damon comes out and declares that he’d jump at the chance to be a superhero if Ben Affleck was directing. Matt Damon made this revelation to the Irish Examiner while at the premiere of ‘Jason Bourne’, his upcoming return to the franchise that’s due out at the end of the month. After Damon was jokingly asked whether he’d play the Robin to Ben Affleck’s Batman he couldn’t help but laugh, before admitting, “ I’d consider anything with the right director, but I can’t imagine there are any superheroes left, I think they’re all taken at this moment.
During an interview with The Daily Mail, the ‘hilariously frank’ Jeremy Irons revealed exactly what he thought of ‘Batman V Superman’… as well as all those terrible reviews. “Deservedly so,” he said about ‘Batman V Superman’ getting a kicking from the critics. Of course, Jeremy irons played Batman’s loyal butler, Alfred… but while his loyalty may have been unwavering on screen, it looks as though he doesn’t mind revealing what he really thinks about ‘Batman V Superman’.
‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ was divisive to say the least. Obviously Warner Bros. and everyone connected with the film weren’t very happy with this response. In fact it’s now been alleged that Ben Affleck, who made his debut as Batman in the film, was furious with the reception.
The Vegas lights shined extra bright this week as many of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood gathered for CinemaCon, the annual convention of theater owners. The studios were on hand to show off their latest offerings, including a presentation from the Suicide Squad cast and the first 27 minutes of Finding Dory. Click through to see our gallery of this year’s celebrity attendees.
Anyone who’s seen ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ will be fully aware of the twists and turns along the way, but how did they make some of those things happen?
Ben Affleck has finished his own stand-alone Batman script, according to his reps. “He’s contracted to do at least Justice League [Part] One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape,” he revealed. It emerged last year that Affleck was plotting his own Bat-script, and as well as donning the cape, could likely be behind the camera too.
Since the hype of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ died down, the title on everyone’s lips has undoubtedly been ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. In order for DC to finally catch up to the already dominant Marvel, it was always going to be vital that Zack Snyder’s flick did its best to set-up upcoming universe expansion ‘The Justice League Part One’. Here’s everything ‘Justice League’-related we learned in the film and what it means for the future of the DC movies.
If you thought ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ was big, you aint seen nothing yet as director Zack Snyder is promising something even bigger from 2017′s ‘Justice League’. The core members of the Justice League - DC’s answer to Marvel’s Avengers - are introduced in ‘BvS’, but without giving too much away, they’re still far from being a cohesive unit by the end of the film. - Zack Snyder: Why Isn’t Star Wars Critiqued For Its Death Count?
Just to help you out, from left to right, the picture includes Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) Zack Snyder (Director), Henry Cavill (Superman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Deborah Snyder (Producer), and Ray Fisher (Cyborg). Each of these actors appear in ’Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, two in eponymous roles, Gal Gadot in supporting part, while the other three have cameos, and at the same time Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder are directed and produced it, respectively.
The first reviews are in for ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, ahead of the film’s worldwide release later this week and the critics haven’t exactly been kind to Warner Bros and Zack Snyder’s epic.
From Chasing Amy to chasing Gotham adversaries as the Caped Crusader, and from the high of a Good Will Hunting Oscar to the crash of Gigli to his return to the top with Argo, Ben Affleck has handled changing fortunes with style over his 20-year career. As Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finally reaches theaters, let’s remember the actor’s path to becoming the new Batman by retracing his steps down the red carpet going back to 1997.
The biggest hurdle for Ben Affleck as Batman in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ is going to be not just matching but eclipsing Christian Bale’s turn as the Dark Knight in Christopher Nolan’s beloved trilogy. It’s now been revealed that rumour was only half true, because Snyder has confessed that he wanted Bale in the ‘Man Of Steel’ sequel, but in a completely different role to Batman.