We’d previously heard some rumblings about Ben Affleck possibly directing and starring in a solo Batman film for Warner Bros. and DC, and although the WB Comic-Con panel isn’t until this Saturday, we’ve already got major news: Affleck has been confirmed to direct, star in and co-write the solo Batman film with DC Comics’ own Geoff Johns.
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Ben Affleck knows a thing or two about playing comic-book characters onscreen. Ten years ago, he played Daredevil for Fox; next spring, he’ll tackle the role of Batman for Warner Bros. in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Before he’s seen as Bruce Wayne though, Affleck will first be seen in the Warner Bros. thriller The Accountant, as “a mild-mannered accountant who moonlights as a lethal assassin.” It’s not based on a comic book (it’s from an original script by Bill Dubuque) but it sort of sounds like one, right? Apparently the folks at Warners agreed, and as revealed at a panel this morning at Comic-Con, it’s going to become one.
Here’s something you don’t see at every Comic-Con. Although fans and critics alike get the chance to see major franchise stars in Hall H, they rarely get to interact with them up close. That will change this Saturday, as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill will put aside their superhero squabbling and hit the con floor to sign autographs for fans.
If you think you’re going to reeeally love Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and you have a disposable income, you’re in luck! A few statues depicting those title characters in Exciting Action Poses are going to make their grand debut at Comic-Con 2015 before becoming available to purchase in January. You (yes, you!) will soon be able to have the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel preparing for battle on your shelf forever, frozen in time, their faces in perma-scowl mode.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV 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, a few Batman v Superman scenes get described, Deadpool graces the cover of Entertainment Weekly, and Kevin Feige explains where the Marvel One-Shots went.
Faster than a speeding bullet, Comic-Con is upon once again. The biggest, nerdiest party in the world kicks off on Wednesday in San Diego and, yes, Team ScreenCrush will be on hand to cover it all. With Marvel, Sony, and Paramount, all sitting out this year’s big geek bash, the clear #1 panel to anticipate is Warner Bros. Saturday morning showcase of their upcoming slate. The presentation will include clips from the new live-action Pan starring Hugh Jackman, and the movie version of the ’60s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. But the star attraction is unquestionably an appearance by Zack Snyder and the stars of next spring’s hotly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
We’re still a bit far out from the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but with the film making an appearance at Comic-Con next week (where we’ll undoubtedly see some new footage), new details about the superhero showdown flick are trickling out. These plot details primarily deal with Ben Affleck’s brooding Batman and his moral dilemma regarding Superman.
It was only recently that the FBI moved on FIFA after a lengthy investigation into the corrupt sports organization. That happened just last month, followed by the retirement of FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Now, a month later, Warner Bros. is developing a film about American FIFA executive Chuck Blazer (yes, that’s his real name), with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon producing.
When Warner Bros. announced their upcoming superhero schedule last year, one title notably missing was a solo Batman movie. Sure, Batman was going to be a big part of both Batman vs. Superman and the two Justice League movies, but would Batfleck be getting his own trilogy, a la The Dark Knight? It turns out, yes, yes he will. Latino Review is reporting that Ben Affleck will both star in and direct the spinoff, titled The Batman, which is set for November 2018.
Seemingly taking a cue from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, the latest promo art for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (be sure to take a break to catch your breath every time you say that title) is also adorned with graffiti. According to the official plot synopsis released yesterday, Batman and Superman aren’t just fighting — they’re at war. And these new promo photos definitely encourage that idea.