Ben Affleck To Direct ‘The Batman’?


Years ago, there was a tiny comic book called Detective Comics.  In issue #27 of the series, readers were introduced to a character that, at the time, was called Bat-Man.  Over the next 75 years, the character would be portrayed on both the small and big screens, beginning with Lewis Wilson back in 1943, and most recently portrayed by Christian Bale.  It’s been about three years since Bale’s last outing as the Caped Crusader in The Dark Knight Rises but, as the entire planet knows, it won’t be too much longer before we see another actor, Ben Affleck, don the iconic cowl in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  But what of another solo outing?  If the rumor of the day is correct, it appears that Affleck may get his stand alone shot in November of 2018. (more…)


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When first announced, Batman vs. Superman seemed like the best idea since sliced bread.  By bringing together Batman and Superman on the big screen for the first time ever, Warner Bros. could basically just sit back on their laurels and count the money as it poured in.  Adding Wonder Woman was a master stroke and while those dollar signs became more clear to the studio heads, the fans’ anticipation for the Justice League launching point became almost a fever.  Like any fever, however, as the source of that fever, i.e. information about the upcoming film, became more and more scarce, public interest has waned a bit.  With the news that Marvel will be sitting out San Diego Comic-Con this year hitting the interwebs earlier today, WB has finally decided to let fans have a peek behind the curtain and has released the official synopsis for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. (more…)


The Licensing Expo taking place in Las Vegas is going to be a treasure trove of images for upcoming movies and Zach Snyder‘s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice has stepped up to the plate with the costumes for Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). Images are coming out today that show some of the best up-close looks at the costumes we’ve had so far with a detailed look at Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume. (more…)


Those wacky Predators are like the Scooby-Doo Gang of the universe – they seem to cross-over with just about anybody and anybody famous.  Over the course of their time in our pop-culture crosshairs, they’ve ran into the Aliens, Batman, Witchblade, Judge Dredd, Superman & the JLA, the Terminator, and even very recently, Archie and his crew from Riverdale.  There’s a ton more encounters that are encompassed in fan fiction, too; one particularly well-done version has recently hit online and is making the pop-culture world take notice.  (more…)

The Batman Strikes on ‘Suicide Squad’ Set


Shooting on Suicide Squad continued on Yonge Street in Toronto last night, as the downtown core played host to a thrilling car chase in what’s presumed to be Gotham City. As with the previous night’s activities, the now famous Joker-mobile was spotted on set, but following Monday night’s appearance by the Batmobile there was something new to get fans excited, a full-blown appearance by the Dark Knight himself. Fans lining up for a glimpse at the Joker’s ride, were treated with the first public appearance by Batman, which naturally sent social media a twitter with new videos and photos of what’s expected to be a very exciting scene in the Suicide Squad. (more…)

Clooney Issues 56,342nd Apology for ‘Batman & Robin’


Batman & Robin was nearly 20 years ago now. Yeah. In that time George Clooney has become an accomplished writer, director, producer and an Academy Award-winning actor. He’s worked with a variety of collaborators like Steven Soderbergh, the Coen Brothers, Alexander Payne, and Alfonso Cuaron, hardly the sort of hackery that became associated with B&R director Joel Schumacher back in the summer of ’97. You might say that Batman & Robin was Clooney’s original sin, and he’s paying the price for it these last two decades. So in the interest of continued penance, Clooney was once again called to apologize while doing a round of promotion for his new movie Tomorrowland. (more…)


This full color batfleck suit from Zack Snyder‘s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is making the Internet rounds courtesy of JPosters. There’s a couple new details about the suit that this picture reveals, The color of course, and more importantly, the new utility belt. Just getting a look in the light of day is worth it. The cowl looks very Batman: Arkham Knight. (more…)