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?
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?
Ben Affleck surprises folks on the Warner Bros. studio tour by revealing he's sitting in the Batmobile, and personally lobbies Superman fans to support the Caped Crusader in clip for Omaze fund-raiser contest
The final Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer has arrived and it gives us more of an inkling of why Batman is v-ing Superman, while also showing us Lex Luthor oozing evil and revealing more of Wonder Woman’s devastating power. From there, we get more some background on why exactly Bruce Wayne is concerned about Superman (Henry Cavill).
Traditionally, every new big screen Batman has been outfitted with a new Batmobile, and in turn, every new Batmobile has been parked in a sweet new gadget-filled garage. The latest Dark Knight, Ben Affleck, is no exception, and this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly offers up a first look at the new Bruce Wayne’s updated Batcave from the 2016 movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The DC superheroes are ready for their close-ups. Clearly unafraid of Star Wars’ mighty grip on the cultural conversation, on Wednesday, Warner Bros. and DC had the three main stars of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice post new posters featuring their characters to social media. There’s not a whole lot of new material here to take in or pick apart, but Ben Affleck did provide a closer look at Batman’s wicked new armor, which looks like Ironman’s Hulkbuster suit with even more impressive abs. #BatmanvSuperman pic.twitter.com/seVdBBMh7x— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) December 16, 2015 As for Superman, we already know what his costume looks like, but are still impressed by Henry Cavill’s jaw line and perfectly cleft chin.
In next summer’s DC super-villain team-up Suicide Squad, the Joker (Jared Leto) has his own sweet set of wheels. Called the Vaydor, it’s a kit car designed and sold by a gear head named Matt McEntegart, who lives in northern Florida. “I wanted aggressive, angry, and low to the ground.” Related: Behind the Scenes Photos of ‘Suicide Squad’ That description basically shouts “super-villain,” and sure enough, when Suicide Squad came calling, he was more than happy to let his handiwork be featured in the film. The new Batmobile (DC/Warner Bros) The car can be any color, but both the one McEntegart showed to Fox 13 and the model used for Suicide Squad is painted a sort of hot purple, which looks great under the neon lights of the Gotham City night.
Caped Crusader, meet your new nemesis: the Amnesiac Agent! Matt Damon, who will soon return to the big screen as memory-impaired super-spy Jason Bourne, is confident that his character could defeat Batman — who is being played by Damon’s best bud, Ben Affleck, in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. “Jason Bourne would kick the s— out of Batman—absolutely!“ Damon told E! News at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he’s promoting his sci-fi thriller The Martian (in theaters Oct. 2).
Ben Affleck had some doubts about playing Batman — until director Zack Snyder explained that the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice character would be a different kind of Dark Knight. “Initially I thought, ‘I’m older, it doesn’t seem like the right sort of fit for me,’” Ben Affleck told Empire Magazine for their new cover story (via Comic Book Movie). “Then Zack pitched me his concept for this older, more broken, kind of f—d up Batman.
Ben Affleck is in Toronto. The big question is: What is the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star doing in Canada’s largest city? Option one: Maybe he’s there to taunt local baseball fans as his hometown Boston Red Sox play the Blue Jays?
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