Joe Manganiello Reveals When Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ Will Begin Production

by Erin Whitney 6 days ago
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The future of the DC Cinematic Universe is filled with lots of mystery. We don’t know what that second Justice League film we be called, nor do we have many details on Aquaman and Shazam. But we might finally have an idea as to when Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie will hit theaters.

Ben Affleck on the ‘Batman v Superman’ Reaction: ‘It Was Interesting’

by Matt Singer October 4, 2016 @ 8:25 AM
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a tale of two heroes and a tale of two outcomes. The film made $873 million worldwide. But it was also a deeply polarizing film, satisfying many hardcore DC fans but putting off others with its dark tone and heroes that I would characterize as, how should I put this, kinda dumb. It will lead directly into the Wonder Woman and Justice League movies, along with an entire DC Extended Universe, but the film was so dark and dour, that it made a lot of viewers less excited than nervous about all the stuff to come.

‘Supergirl’ Boss Talks Down Gotham City Reference in Season 2

by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 3, 2016 @ 7:07 PM
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Supergirl already leaped one tall building to bring a new Superman into live-action, but is it open season on DC’s biggest heroes? A surprise Gotham reference from the Season 2 trailer certainly opens the door, but executive producers may not be ready to introduce any Bat-characters just yet.

‘Supergirl’ Namedrops Gotham City in Extended Season 2 Trailer

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 26, 2016 @ 7:36 PM
The CW
Earlier today afforded our first look at Supergirl and Superman in action with a new Season 2 premiere clip, but we were missing the full picture. No longer, as you can learn how Superman smells, get an earful of Gotham City, and check out Lena Luthor in the new full Season 2 trailer!

‘Gotham’ EP Says Aged-Up Poison Ivy Will Still Have Seduction Powers

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 20, 2016 @ 11:57 AM
Even for Gotham, the decision to rapidly age its young proto-Poison Ivy into a mature villain raised more than a few eyebrows. Now that Season 3 has premiered, however, kicking off the transition from teenage actor Claire Foley to the adult Maggie Geha, producers have swung back to the awkward explanation that “everyone was much more comfortable” with an age-appropriate star using Ivy’s comic seduction.

‘Gotham’ Walks Back ‘Superheroes Don’t Work on TV’ Comment

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 19, 2016 @ 4:36 PM
Not that Gotham has ever stood as a pillar of comic adaptations, but executive producer Bruno Heller made some surprising comments in recent weeks, to suggest “I don’t think superheroes work very well on TV” overall. Now, producers attempt to clarify the remarks, saying “some things are better executed in film and some things are better executed in TV.”

Rumor: That Standalone ‘Batman’ Movie Won’t Be Set Entirely in Arkham Asylum

by Matthew Monagle September 18, 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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One of the hot rumors surrounding Ben Affleck’s standalone Batman movie was that it would serve as a kind of loose adaptation of Grant Morrison’s Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, a haunting graphic novel that features Batman breaking up a riot at Gotham’s notorious insane asylum. Morrison’s comic is a darkly beautiful addition to the Batman mythology and seems to be perfectly in line with the kind of superhero stories Warner Bros. is looking for: for mature audiences and crammed to the gills with as many recognizable faces as possible.

Commissioner Gordon Looks Hard-Boiled in His First ‘Justice League’ Photo

by Matthew Monagle September 18, 2016 @ 10:13 AM
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Warner Bros. has made plenty of decisions with its DC Cinematic Universe that don’t sit quite right with fans, but credit where credit is due, the casting of J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon is not one of them. Simmons  —  now available in a bulked up version 2.0  —  is one of our generation’s great character actors, the rare talent who can switch from utterly terrifying to kindly paternal in the blink of an eye. Since Batman looks to Gordon as both a hard-boiled police officer and a surrogate father figure, Simmons is the perfect addition to both the standalone Batman movie and the Justice League film.