When it was announced that Ben Affleck was going to play Batman, the internet nearly folded in on itself. Some were willing to give it a chance. If Heath Ledger could come out of no where, why couldn’t Ben Affleck do the same thing. Of course, the doubters out numbered the willing. According to some, Ledger was a once in a million event, or Affleck was just too terrible to be given an opportunity. However, it’s been several years since then. Who knew back then that Affleck would turn out to be a good Batman? And now it’s time to start talking about how his solo Batman film will start filming in 2017.


On a list of some of the scariest clowns, you could easily include: Pennywise, the Killer Clowns from Outer Space, and Bozo the Clown. For whatever reason, 2016 has seen an increase in clown sightings. Reports of clown activity has ranged from just standing on the side of a road to actually attacking individuals. In rare cases, some of these clowns have been scaring little children. Some of it may have been unintentional, but the kids who see these clowns have been frightened by them. So of course it would make sense that they would need someone to step up and protect them. Someone to let them know that they’ve got their back. Cue Batman.



It’s been a fairly dour year at the box office overall, but the it was the most dour for Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. At least that’s the narrative. It’s a bit bizarre for a movie that made over $873 million at the worldwide box office to be considered a flop, but that’s the niche that BvS has been shoved into, and there’s no getting around it. Well, Ben Affleck wants to get around it. Affleck probably has more of a right than most to change the narrative on BvS since he was pilloried personally for years before the movie came out, so what did he think of the backlash?  (more…)


Yes, it is #BatmanDay. If you didn’t buy Batman a present, you’ve still got a couple of hours, but it looks like today it’s Zack Snyder that’s handing out the gifts. As you may have heard, there’s presently a Justice League movie in production, and while it features the Dark Knight as a key figure within it, it also features one of his main allies, Commissioner Gordon. Gotham City’s top cop has a small but pivotal role in the Justice League film, and it will be up to Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons to bring him to life again, and now we know what Simmons will look like in the film. (more…)


It looks like Justice League is about to finish wrapping up production. The follow-up film to this year’s Batman v Superman is due to showcase Batman putting together a team of metahumans as they have to band together against a new foe is due next year. The heroes forming together include Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and most likely Superman as they take on Steppenwolf. The film has been in production since April and it looks like they have finally wrapped up shooting.

To celebrate the end of filming, director Zach Snyder took to twitter and gave us a juicy picture from the upcoming film. (more…)


Joe Dante was part of a class of filmmaker that came up in the 80s under the wing of producer Steven Spielberg, and while he doesn’t get the projects and budgets of Robert Zemeckis or Chris Columbus, he’s still be turning out great work recently with films like The Hole and Burying the Ex. But what if, after Gremlins, Dante’s career had gone in another direction, a more action-oriented direction, one that involves the Caped Crusader and the Clown Prince of Crime. Yes, apparently Dante was up for the job of directing a Batman movie before Tim Burton in the mid-80s, but he’s now revealing why he passed, and who he would have liked to play the Joker. (more…)


The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, Pee Wee’s Big Holiday) is all set to take on Ben Affleck‘s Batman as fan favorite villain Deathstroke the Terminator. Affleck teased Deathstroke in a Twitter video last month and speculation on casting has been centered on Manganiello ever since. His name has come up before, when DC was casting Superman, Mangnaiello was one of the top names in contention until Henry Cavill sealed the deal and became the Man of Steel. When will Deathstroke make his big screen debut? (more…)


Well, that came out of left field. Unless Ben Affleck got hacked, he just posted a video to his official twitter that will have fan boys and girls gleefully geeking out across the Internet. What could cause such an uproar? Hopefully this isn’t a hack or prank because Affleck just posted a video of Deathstroke, one of the coolest villains in the DC multi-verse. Check out the tweet and video below. (more…)


David Finch is at it again! Drawing Batman that is. Back in 2011, Finch was amongst the new creators to join in the re-shuffling of the DC Comics Universe and take the Dark Knight in bold new directions, and now, as DC undergoes Rebirth, Finch returns to Gotham with a new partner and a new mandate. Finch’s credits include Justice League of America, Wonder Woman, and Forever Evil, as well as Marvel books like Ultimate X-Men and New Avengers, but right now his work life’s about Batman, and that’s kind of the way Finch likes it. On the eve of his appearance at Fan Expo Canada this Labour Day weekend, we talked to Finch about Batman’s appeal, how he leaves his mark on the character, and his thoughts on how comic book movies are affecting the way he makes comic book art. (more…)


Julian Checkley took his Batman Cosplay based on the Batman: Arkham Origins video game to another level, adding gadget after gadget until breaking the Guinness World Record for Functional Gadgets on a Cosplay Suit. Yes, apparently that is a Guinness record, but then again, there’s always been some out-there records including the Guinness World record for holding the most Guinness World Records (Ashrita Furman 120 records). This is a fantastic Batman Suit with 23 fully functional gadgets. Let’s take a look. (more…)