DC comics and Warner Bros. have frequently been accused of following Marvel's more successful lead in the last few years, most recently in regards to the blockbuster film franchises on either side, but never has it been more clear than with DC's latest shocker. Just minutes after the debut of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' Warner Bros. has announced the Batman franchise will return to TV with 'Gotham,' a new FOX drama with Commissioner Gordon at its center.
We live in times both exciting and terrifying for TV synergy, as every 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' success may be met by the absurd principle of a 'Breaking Bad' prequel spinoff. Nevertheless, franchise connection has grown to an all-time high, as even 'Arrow' looks to spin off 'The Flash' into his own series, so might Batman spinoff 'Gotham Central' finally make it to the airwaves, as had once been considered?
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic-book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Warner opens up the vaults on classic ‘Batman’ auditions, ‘Thor’ ramps up for its November release, and we dig up a tease of the ‘Captain America’ soundtrack, which sounds amazing.
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While everyone is still debating whether or not Ben Affleck will make a good Batman in Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel 2,' which will feature a "Batman vs. Superman" element, we can tell you who was almost cast: Josh Brolin, who confirms that he was considered for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming sequel. Obviously, it didn't work out, but Brolin doesn't have any hard feelings about it.
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When it comes to comic book movie castings, this sort of outrage is nothing new. Just about every announcement comes with some sort of protest, as comic book fans have their own preconceived notions of what the big screen version of their favorite hero or villain should look and sound like.
With the announcement that Ben Affleck will play the Dark Knight in the Batman and Superman-centric 'Man of Steel 2,' it reminds us how many actors were rumored or have played the part. Disregarding Batmans past, like Michael Keaton and George Clooney, there were a number of actors in contention. But who would you like to see play Batman in the movie?