Hey guys remember “bat nipples” and the awful portrayal of the caped crusader we got in Batman & Robin? Well let’s be honest here the film as a whole was awful. But George Clooney who donned the cape and cowl in the ill fated Joel Schumacher film has recently revealed that he had trued to convince his long time friend, Ben Affleck to not pick up the mantle of the dark knight.
Clooney worked as a producer on Argo with Affleck . While working with him, he cautioned him, telling THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“I actually did talk to him about it. I said, ‘Don’t do it.’ It was only from my experience, which is, you know…”
Clooney was quick to add that, “He did great, though.” He went on to add:
“[Arnold] Schwarzenegger was paid, I think, $25 million for that, which was like 20 times more than I was paid for it, and, you know, we never even worked together! We worked together one day. But I took all the heat. Now, fair deal; I was playing Batman and I wasn’t good in it, and it wasn’t a good film, but what I learned from that failure was, I had to rethink how I was working. Because now I wasn’t just an actor getting a role, I was being held responsible for the film itself.”
Clooney has had a great film career following his role as Batman and Affleck still has a promising one so the thought of it being a stifle is not possible at all.
As everyone knows the rumor mill has been swirling as to who would be the next one to done the cape & cowl especially after the official announcement by Ben Affleck that he would no longer be Batman recently on Jimmy Kimmel. Names such as Robert Pattinson, John Krasinski and Aaron Taylor-Johnson to name a few. Well, it seems we might finally have our new caped crusader and this name is one that has been tossed in the race many times before, Armie Hammer.
According to Revenge Of The Fans final talks are currently happening with Warner Bros. and barring any major setbacks, Hammer is expected to become this generation’s Batman when Matt Reeves’ film arrives in theaters on June 25, 2021.
Now if this becomes official then it will brings Hammer’s trek to playing Batman full circle and a bit of closure. Many fans recall that back in 2007, Hammer was cast as Batman to be in then George Miller’s Justice League:Mortal.The costume and set had been constructed and were full ready to go until the 07-08 Writers Guild of America strike that overtook the entire film industry and subsequently caused the film and production to fall apart.
Also it is interesting that Armie’s story to a DC superhero possesses many similarities to that of the current Superman in Henry Cavill. Cavill came close to playing the last son of Krypton in Superman:Flybyback in 2004. The studio pulled the plug on that on and decided to go with Superman Returns directed by Bryan Singer. His chance however did arrive in 2011 when he cast in Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel.
Are you excited for this potential announcement or would you rather see someone else?
After much wondering where things stood and finally getting some level of information from director Matt Reeves, we now know when we can expect the next film starring the caped crusader will arrive in theaters.
Warner Bros. has set June 25, 2021 as the date in which The Batman will finally hit the big screen. They have also confirmed that Ben Affleck who has played the superhero in Batman V. Superman, Suicide Squad and Justice League will not be returning in the role as they are moving forward with a younger version of the hero.
The new film is set focus to on a younger Bruce Wayne – although it will not be an adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One – and while Affleck played a part in developing the film’s story, he ultimately realized he wasn’t the right fit for Reeves’ new direction and decided to hang up the cape and cowl. The studio is reportedly already hard at work searching for their new Caped Crusader, so expect to potentially get news a lot sooner than you might’ve expected. Also according to director Matt Reeves the film is set to be a noir detective film.
Along with a release date for The Batman, Warner Bros also the release date for Suicide Squad 2. The date for the worst heroes ever sequel is August 6, 2021.
This past weekend Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment made a statement at San Diego Comic Con. With showing trailers for SHAZAM!, Aquaman and footage for Wonder Woman 84, many were hoping to get more info on many of the other announced films. Those being Birds of Prey, Gotham City Sirens, Batgirl and even the still untitled Flash movie.
Another film that is still set to happen but there has been no new information on is the Matt Reeves directed The Batman. Aside from the question of would Ben Affleck once again don the cape and cowl and if not who would be his replacement but also what would the premise of the film be. Would it be set after Justice League, would it be a prequel?
Now according to Revenge of the Fans it is rumored that Reeves will draw inspiration from DC’s Batman: Year One, the 1987 storyline by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli that recounted the Dark Knight’s first year as a vigilante. This can fully support earlier theories that the movie would focus on a significantly younger than the graying crime-fighter portrayed by Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Which would explain why Jake Gyllenhaal was not announced as the hero of Gotham,
However, the rumor also suggests that Reeves & Co. aren’t only looking younger Bruce Wayne but also for someone to play Harvey Dent. And that someone may potentially be Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Huston was originally a contender to pick up the cape and cowl around the same time as Gyllenhaal, but has also dropped out of the running.
“Will he, wont he?” That has been a phrase that has been tossed around to both Warner Bros. as well as DC Entertainment representatives for nearly a year when it comes to the speculation of whether Ben Aflleck would once again don the cape and cowl for Matt Reeves The Batman film.
Now it seems that we may have that answer and to some it will be praised and to others they will be upset. That answer is seemingly that he wont, this is after the Trade’s report that Matt Reeves first script draft of his upcoming DCEU film will focus on a younger Batman thus taking Aflleck out of the role.
Reportedly Reeves turned in the draft of the first act around Memorial Day weekend. Now that is in no way a complete film and there is still a LONG way to go for a completed script. But the focus within is set to be on a younger version of the Caped Crusader. It’s been said that Affleck is highly unlikely to return at this point to the franchise.
Are you excited about this news? Are you upset? Is this the direction you want to see them go in with this film. Let us know your thoughts.
Of course the rumor mill has been circling now for some time that Ben Affleck may no longer put on the Cape & cowl after the now directed Matt Reeves “The Batman” solo film. Now thanks to an article in The Hollywood Reporter, it’s beginning to become a wonder if Affleck will even make it that far in the franchise.
Via The Hollywood Reporter
Ben Affleck is heading to Comic-Con this weekend to promote Warner Bros.’ upcoming Justice Leaguemovie, set for a Nov. 17 release. But how many more times is he likely to put on the Batsuit? Probably not many, if ever again.
Yes, Warners’ film studio chief Toby Emmerich tells The Hollywood Reporter, “Ben is our Batman. We love him as Batman. We want to keep him in the cowl as long as we can.” And Matt Reeves, who will direct the studio’s still-undated (and unwritten) The Batman, has said that he means to keep Affleck in the role. But a source with knowledge of the situation says that the studio is working on plans to usher out Affleck’s Batman — gracefully, addressing the change in some shape or form in one of the upcoming DC films.
Exactly when and how that might happen has yet to be determined, but it would be wise to bet against Affleck starring in The Batman. He has already stepped away from directing the film and Reeves is dropping the script that Affleck wrote with D.C. Entertainment’s Geoff Johns.
Reeves also has acknowledged that he has a Batman trilogy rolling around in his head, and given his success making two-thirds of a trilogy out of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes, it seems fair to anticipate that Warners will want him to realize his vision.
In addition, Affleck will turn 45 in August, so he would be pushing 50 before The Batman arrives in theaters. If Reeves makes a trilogy, Affleck would be in his mid-50s at best by the time that’s done. Maybe Tom Cruise could pull that off, but Affleck’s body hasn’t exactly been a temple.
And while male stars have been able to stretch their action-film relevance further in an age when there are fewer bankable young stars (Robert Downey Jr. is 52 and going strong as Iron Man), studios favor the fresh-faced — look what happened with Spider-Man, successfully rebooted with 21-year-old Tom Holland. (Affleck also just dropped out of the Netflix project Triple Frontier, and it’s not clear what his next movie will be. His reps declined to comment.)
Warners could hypothetically create dual Batmen, keeping Affleck in the role for a planned Justice Leaguefollow-up, while letting Reeves cast his movie with a different star. But that hardly seems likely. The first Justice League already is at an inflection point: Director Zack Snyder has stepped away in mid-production and his successor, Joss Whedon, is said to be doing extensive reshoots. (Note that Justice League member Superman is played by Henry Cavill, 34, The Flash is Ezra Miller, 24, Aquaman is Jason Momoa, 37, and Wonder Woman is 32-year-old Gal Gadot.) And a second Justice League movie would be years down the road. THRreported Thursday that Shazam!, with a yet-to-be-cast title star, will be the next DC movie to shoot.
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Of course, Batman transitions have happened before. Starting in 1989, Warners has made films with Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Affleck. As a source with ties to the situation observes, there is precedent in the Batman comics for Bruce Wayne handing off the mantle to others, and even for two different Batmen cleaning up the streets of Gotham simultaneously.
The landmark 1993 Knightfall storyline left Wayne temporarily paralyzed, leading him to appoint a vigilante called Azrael as his Batman replacement. When Azrael went rogue, Wayne came out of retirement to stop him and then swiftly retired once more, appointing Dick Grayson (AKA Robin) as the new Batman. That was so successful that when Wayne was assumed dead in 2009, Grayson took on the cowl for a second time. (Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises even went this route, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s John Blake getting the keys to the Batcave after Bale’s Bruce Wayne was presumed dead.)
In the comics, Grayson stayed on as Batman even when Wayne returned to work as The Dark Knight, with the two different Batmen splitting appearances between the various comic books. Bruce Wayne took Batman Inc. and Batman and Robin, while Grayson’s stories ran in Batman and Detective Comics. Grayson also appeared monthly in the Justice League of America series during this period, arguably making him the more high-profile of the two characters.
Warner Bros. could even go with the Batman Beyondapproach. The fan-favorite animated series (1999-2001) saw an elderly Bruce Wayne train a young man called Terry McGinnis as his apprentice, with Wayne teaching him to take over the role as Batman. Of course, there’s a downside to the passing-the-torch scenarios: It’s hard to imagine fans or Reeves being excited about following someone who is not Bruce Wayne for a Batman trilogy
Well we’ve been promised it and today we got the 2nd full traicler for the upcoming Warner Bros. And Zach Snyder “Justice League” movie.
The film which stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman seek out to bring together other powerful meta humans in Cyborg,The Flash and Aquaman after the death of Superman to combat a new outerworldly threat.
The trailer gives us our first glimpses of Cyborg in Action and full flight, Amber Heard as Queen Mera, JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon and others. Take a look and let us know what you think.
Mannnnnn please do not let this be true. Because I’m pretty sure that no one wants another DC film helmed by Zack Snyder, even though we already have to settle with what we get for the upcoming Justice League film.
Ben Affleck had a disappointing update on The Batman, which is he expected to star in, write, and direct.
According to The Guardian
“That’s the idea,” Affleck said about the Batman project. “But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”
Affleck has continuously said in previous interviews that he’s not going to make the movie until he feels the script is perfect, but I believe this is the first time he’s said that he may not do it at all!
It is a little unsettling given that just two weeks ago, Affleck told Variety that everything was on track to get started in the spring. Lets hope that this all works out.
OMG ! ! ! OMG! ! ! OMG ! ! ! Do I seem excited enough yet?? Well just as much as I, you should be as well. This should bring levels of ORGASMIC joy to fan boy and girls everywhere. DCEU Batman, Ben Affleck tweeted out yesterday a somewhat cryptic video of the prominent DC Comics character Deathstroke. Now according to SEVERAL news sources it is being officially reported that DEATHSTROKE will indeed be the main villain in the solo Batman film directed by and starring Affleck and ALSO will appear in Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” film in 2017 (cue schoolgirl like screaming)
Now, while I am for sure not a fan of Zack Snyder directing these films, ESPECIALLY after Batman V Superman. I am sitting wit praying hands, fingers crossed and Santa Maria Candles burning that he does Slade Wilson JUSTICE (no pun intended) in the Justice League film and that Affleck can carry it on headed into the solo project.