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Comic Strip: 'Namor' Updates, 'Thor' Death Confirmations and the Best #Batfleck Memes

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by Sean O'Connell August 26, 2013 11:10 AM
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie news items. From Marvel to D.C. and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic-book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, ‘Thor: The Dark World

Joss Whedon Throws His Supports Behind New Batman Ben Affleck

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by Damon Houx August 23, 2013 11:26 PM
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Though there is a sense of rivalry between the DC and Marvel movie universes (or at least jealously, which seems the only reason Warner Brothers was so desperate to make 'Justice League'), the people behind these films have no ill will towards their supposed competitors. 'Avengers' director Joss Whedon -- after a day where many disparaged the casting of Ben Affleck as the new Batman -- has thrown his support behind the filmmaker-turned-crimefighter.

Watch Ben Affleck Before He's Batman in a 'Runner Runner' Clip

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by Damon Houx August 23, 2013 06:00 PM
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As you may now know, Ben Affleck was just cast as Batman in the upcoming 'Man of Steel' Sequel. And the makers of 'Runner Runner' couldn't let this buzz opportunity go, so they've just released a clip from the film that is very Affleck-centric to maybe get more people to see the film. He is Batman now, so who's to say?

10 Controversial Comic Book Movie Castings -- Besides Ben Affleck as Batman

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by Nick Nadel August 23, 2013 03:00 PM
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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.

Ben Affleck Is Batman, and Here's Why That's Perfect Casting

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by Jacob Hall August 23, 2013 08:58 AM
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By now, you've surely heard the news: Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman in the still unofficially titled 'Man of Steel 2,' which will see Superman go toe-to-toe with the Caped Crusader.
The reaction was immediate and intense. For every fan who...

POLL: Who Would You Like to See as Batman in 'Man of Steel 2'?

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by Damon Houx August 22, 2013 11:15 PM
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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?

Rosamund Pike Joins Ben Affleck in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

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by Jacob Hall July 25, 2013 11:32 AM
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We heard the rumor earlier this month, but it's official: Rosamund Pike has officially joined David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel 'Gone Girl.' The 'Jack Reacher' and 'The World's End' actress beat out seemingly every leading lady in Hollywood and, if Fincher brings his usual game, it may be the role that shoots her to the top of the A-list.

SNL: Ben Affleck Joins the "Fiver Timers Club" and Explains His Oscar Speech

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by Jacob Hall May 19, 2013 12:04 PM
The season finale of SNL was the fifth time that Ben Affleck has hosted the show, officially making him a member of the "Fiver Timers" club. You may remember the pomp and circumstance that surrounded Justin Timberlake when he joined this elite group, so how was the Oscar-winning director of 'Argo' inducted?