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Patty Jenkin‘s Wonder Woman continues to march onward and Warner Bros. knows when to back a winner even if they didn’t know it would be a winner while in production. Gal Godat‘s popularity as the Amazonian Princess Diana Prince is riding a wave and Warner Bros. is ready and willing to capitalize on it by shifting some of the Justice League focus onto Wonder Woman. Check out the latest Synopsis below. (more…)

Ben Affleck Says He’s Not Going Anywhere RE: Batman

There were a lot of people looking forward to the goodies that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were bringing to San Diego Comic Con in the form of news clips, trailers and announcements, but a cloud was cast over the festivities, and it was one the Bat-signal almost couldn’t break through. News reports yesterday indicated that Ben Affleck might be hanging up his cape and cowl at the end of Justice League after three appearances as the Dark Knight. It’s a good thing then that Affleck was on hand at Comic Con to refute this latest rumour mongering.  (more…)

While Ben Affleck will be doing appearances and press for Warner Bros. Justice League this weekend, word is making the Internet rounds that the powers that be at WB are planning on gracefully recasting Affleck from the role for future movies. Now this isn’t to say that Affleck might still don the cowl for one more movie after Justice League, but going forward Warner Bros. is most likely already looking for another actor. (more…)

Ben Affleck is Still Batfleck According to Bat-Director

Coming out of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justicethe best thing not named Wonder Woman in that film was Ben Affleck‘s return to super heroism in the titular role as the Caped Crusader. The disappointment was that the film around Affleck wasn’t able to match his dedication and enthusiasm for the role, but even the studio knew they had something good in Batfleck. But there’ve been concerns lately. Concern number one was when Affleck stepped away as the writer and director of his own Dark Knight solo film, The Batman. Concern number two though was whether or not Affleck was planning on sticking around the DCEU.  (more…)

New Justice League Movie Team PhotoThe big DC Films team-up movie, Justice League, is set to drop a whole new trailer this upcoming Saturday (March 25,) so of course that means a galactic threat level hype machine is currently laying waste to social media across the globe that would leave Despero envious. From Twitter, to YouTube, to Facebook and beyond, Warner Bros. social media interns have been enduring the first 3 cords of The White Stripes ‘Icky Thump’ on repeat as each member of the team has been getting their own 20 second teaser and character poster.

Aquaman was up first, shortly followed by a few other teammates: (more…)

Ever since Warner Bros. announced a solo Batman film after Batman V. Superman was released, it seems the film’s production has had nothing but trouble. First,  Ben Affleck stepped down from directing. A new director was found in Matt Reeves, but now Warner Bros. has announced that the script is apparently being rewritten from scratch. What is going on??  (more…)

Things seemingly weren’t looking good for Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie. First there was the fallout of Batman v Superman which was panned by critics and rocked Affleck pretty hard – #SadAffleck. Then there was the uncertainty with the script, which Affleck had repeatedly said variations of “it’s ready when it’s ready” and “I won’t do it unless it’s perfect”. With the culminating pressure of starring in, writing, and directing one of the biggest comic book licenses of all time, Affleck had made the shocking announcement that he will no longer be directing The Batman. Some fans, of course, went into a tale spin over this, thinking the project was dead, that Affleck is done with Batman, and that he’s keeping his apathy silenced until Justice League rolls out.

Well, weary not Batfleck fans. The Batman is still on. The script is good. Affleck will once again don those Bat tights. And as word would have it, a replacement director has just been solidified.  (more…)

When rumours started circulating about Ben Affleck‘s solo Batman project last year, one of the most persistent was that the film wouldn’t just feature one or two classic Batman rogues, but it would rather feature a whole bunch of them. Some supposed that the setting would be Arkham Asylum, perhaps a story where Batman would have to fight all his bad guys video game style in order to get out of the storied mental health facility alive. Of course, the only confirmed thing we know is that Joe Manganiello was going to play Deathstroke as the film’s main villain, but with Affleck out as director, what changes may come…? (more…)

Warner Bros. and the DCCU continue to double down on their choice of talent with Academy Award winning scribe Chris Terrio reportedly completing the most recent draft of The Batman. The film, which Ben Affleck stepped down as director from earlier this week but will still star in, has no official release date or clear explanation as to how the solo Bat-Film will fit into the larger Cinematic Universe.  (more…)