Back in July, just before Comic Con, a report surfaced that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck had signed on to direct and star in an Untitled Batman Reboot , with the actor/filmmaker also set to co-write the script with Geoff Johns . While Warner Bros. hasn't officially set a release date yet, the actor/filmmaker confirmed earlier this month that the Batman reboot is in development, but he isn't quite ready to take on that project yet. DC All Access managed to catch up with Ben Affleck , who confirmed he's working on "something" with Geoff Johns that he's really excited about. " Geoff Johns is a brilliant guy. I consider him to be the most valued resource on all things comic book . And every time I like something in a comic I mention, he goes, 'Oh yeah, I wrote that.' Now I just think he's bullshitting me, because he says he wrote everything. He and I are working together on something and I really am excited about it and I love him. He's … [Read more...] about Ben Affleck Confirms Batman Solo Movie?
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Ever the optimist, director Zack Snyder is hopeful that audiences will one day be able to bask in the action-packed delight of seeing Ben Affleck's Batman face off with Joe Manganiello's Deathstroke in what was originally conceived as The Batman movie. With Affleck due to once again don the cape and cowl for Snyder's own Justice League and director Andy Muschietti's The Flash , The Snyder Cut director would love to see the studio build on Affleck's iteration of The Dark Knight, leading to a Batman vs. Deathstroke movie. "I love Joe, he's great. I really would love to see those two go at it, that would be fun. Who knows? We know that Ben's gonna be in The Flash movie, which is nice to see him [back as Batman]. It's trickling down, it's nice." RELATED: Superman '78 and Batman '89 Movies Are Getting Comic Book Continuations Debuting as the master assassin Slade Wilson AKA Deathstroke in a post-credit scene at the tail-end of the theatrical release of Justice … [Read more...] about Could Ben Affleck’s Batman Vs. Deathstroke Movie Still Happen? Zack Snyder Offers New Hope
Ben Affleck has a great challenge ahead of him in the next few months as he heads out on the road to promote David Fincher 's Gone Girl , in theaters the first week of October. He will be asked to talk about the 2016 release Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice without really being able to talk about it. The UK Sunday Times manages to get him to open up a little bit about the character of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego The Dark Knight, with the actor explaining how he deals with Batman's rage issues. Anger is something Ben Affleck has had an easy time suppressing. Though when it comes, it comes in loud quick bursts. The actor was able to channel this into his performance as Bruce Wayne, an aging vigilante who has a run-in with the universe's strongest alien life form, known to mankind as Superman. RELATED: The Batman Will Crossover with HBO Max's Gotham P.D. Series Ben Affleck explains, "I think it's a necessity, historically, in the tradition of these films. For … [Read more...] about Ben Affleck Can Relate to the Anger in Batman v Superman
After the enormous backlash that followed Ben Affleck landing the Batman role in Batman Vs. Superman , one has to wonder how the fans will react to this latest rumor. Sources claim that Ben Affleck wants his Brentwood, CA neighbor, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David , to play Mr. Mxyzptlk in this highly-anticipated sequel. Here's what an unidentified insider had to say, claiming that the actor's clout may even lead to a producer's credit on director Zack Snyder 's sequel. RELATED: Watch The Dark Knight Where It Was Filmed This Summer in Chicago "The pair chatted about the idea with earnest abandon throughout the course of Emmy weekend. Larry has long been courted by the big budget superhero industrial complex, being linked to roles in the Sam Raimi 's Spider-Man sequels nearly a decade ago. But Ben is somebody he trusts and enjoys spending time with and this could be the right situation for Larry to finally appear in a … [Read more...] about Ben Affleck Wants Larry David to Play Mr. Mxyzptlk in Batman Vs. Superman
Continuing its recent nominations rout at the Golden Globes and SAG nominations last week, Netflix starts this week in the same mode scoring 46 noms in the Critics Choice Awards , with David Fincher’s Mank landing in an impressive 12 categories to lead the field. A24’s tender drama of a Korean American family seeking a new beginning on an Arkansas farm, Minari was just behind with 10 nominations. Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Universal’s Tom Hanks western, News Of The World followed with respectively 8 and 7 nominations each. The CCA list for Best Picture, often a good barometer on the way the Oscar winds may be blowing, includes 10 entries including the above aforementioned quartet and two more Netflix contenders which grabbed 6 nominations each: Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, which had been completely ignored by the Globes, and another of the season’s strongest performers, Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial Of The Chicago 7 . The rest of the Best Picture possibilities … [Read more...] about ‘Mank’, ‘Minari’ Lead Critics Choice Awards Film Nominations; Netflix Tops Studios; Chadwick Boseman Receives 4