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…)
With the recent news that Ben Affleck will not be directing the upcoming solo Batman movie, to which is both starring and writing, a great many names have popped up on who might be taking the helm in his place. Warner Bros. is supposedly considering such A-List names like Matt Reeves, Gavin O’Connor, Denis Villeneuve, and George Miller. If the fans had their way, however, it would be ex-Affleck friend and geek god Kevin Smith taking over the reins. (more…)
When he first was announced to be Batman, the Internet violently reacted to Ben Affleck. Fans thought that he was going to be the worst part of Batman v Superman. However, he turned out to the best part of the movie and gave us a very strong Batman. Although the movie wasn’t a critical hit, fans were excited for this new take on the caped crusader.
The 2016 Razzies have been announced and Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has collected 8 nominations and was just beat out by Zoolander 2‘s 9 nominations for the year’s worst film. Snyder, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Jesse Eisenberg all garnered individual nominations with the ladies of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Amy Adams and Gal Gadot, being the only ones from the film that came away without a nomination. Check out the entire nomination list below. (more…)
One of the biggest things to come out of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice had nothing to do with the movie itself. Well, not directly. You’ll recall that as the negative reviews came pouring in, an interview with Ben Affleck and co-star Henry Cavill gave birth to the meme “Sad Affleck.” As Cavill responded to an interviewer’s question, Affleck looked off into the distance with a grimace on his face, and someone said, “The would look even better set to Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence'” and it was. Now, almost one year later, Affleck has broken his silence about “Sad Affleck” and the lesson he learned. (more…)
After a few months of wild speculation, sourceless rumors, and multiple postings of that same old ‘Sad Batfleck’ picture, we have an actual update on the semi-confirmed forthcoming Ben Affleck written-directed-staring solo Batman movie.
Matt Damon’s better half was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (Jan 9) promoting a sadly non-Batman related film, Live By Night (come on, the title is sooooo close,) and offered a brief statement on the status of the much-scrutinized DCEU production. (more…)
Once upon a time, when the world was shinier and newer and less depressing, the biggest casting news to come out of the DC Cinematic Universe was the casting of former Daredevil star Ben Affleck as everyone’s favorite Caped Crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The internet came close to shaking itself down to its apoplectic foundations over such a perceived misstep by Zach Snyder and company, the Boston accent memes were many, and the future of the Justice League seemed more threatened than it ever had by the likes of Darkseid. (more…)
It seems like only yesterday, but it was really more like the weekend, when rumour control heard that Warner Bros. was moving Justice League 2 out of the way to make room for The Batman, the very, very anticipated new solo Batman movie written by, directed by, and starring Ben Affleck. The fans are very excited about this development, but there’s now someone coming in to throw cold water on these expectations: Ben Affleck. The man occasionally known as Batfleck says he’s working hard on the script, but the actual film is on no particular schedule. Batfleck, you see, wants to do things right. (more…)