A month ago, while promoting his passion project Live by Night — which he directed, wrote, produced, and starred in — on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ben Affleck confirmed that he would be directing The Batman, his first standalone film as the Caped Crusader.
However, after Live by Night bombed at the box office — causing a $75 million loss for Warner Bros. — Affleck reportedly experienced a crisis of confidence, questioning whether or not he could simultaneously direct and star in a big-budget superhero movie. In the end, he chose to step down as director of The Batman, citing his desire to focus on the acting side of the role. And according to recent reports, Matt Reeves, the director behind Cloverfield (2008) and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014),will take the helm.
While many of us had hoped that would put an end to all the drama surrounding The Batman, John Campea is now claiming that three separate sources have told him over the past four days that Affleck no longer wants to be The Dark Knight in the DCEU. Continue reading →
Terry McGinnis has a new costume. Comicbook shares the news that the future Batman from “Batman Beyond” has changed his look for the first time since the animated series was on television. Continue reading →
It seemed like a sure thing that Ben Affleck was scheduled to write, direct and star in a new solo Batman movie, but a recent interview with The Guardian in which he stated “It’s not a set thing and there’s no script” have put the status of the project into question. Further rumors of filming being pushed back from a spring date to sometime in the summer have Bat-fans worried their winged crusader will not take flight, but a new TV interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live! has set the record straight. Continue reading →
There’s been some of negativity surrounding Ben Affleck’s upcoming new Batman film because of a rumor stating that the script has some “serious issues” and that the studio doesn’t care because the movie is going to make money anyway. That’s a terrible mentality to have, but I seriously doubt Affleck shares those beliefs because the guy only makes quality movies that he believes in, and I don’t think he is going to make a shitty Batman film.
Deathstroke actor Joe Manganiello was recently a guest on former pro wrestling announcer Mark Madden’s podcast and talked a little bit about Affleck’s take on the Dark Knight and why fans are going to love it. Continue reading →
After Ben Affleck took to social media to reveal that iconic DC Comics villain Deathstroke would be joining the DC movie universe, the new (official) head of all things DC has arrived to confirm not only his introduction, but who will be playing him. Fans will still need to wonder if Deathstroke the Terminator will be appearing in a small role in Justice League, or if a rumored role as the main adversary in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie, but DC Films boss Geoff Johns himself has now spilled most of the beans. Continue reading →
It’s not just Marvel getting in on the ‘superteams duking it out’ stuff lately—DC is joining in on the fun with a newly announced event that is setting two of their current most popular teams, the Justice League and the Suicide Squad, at each other’s throats.
Revealed through Wall Street Journal, the event series—written by Joshua Williamson, with art from Jason Fabok—will see Batman decide once and for all that Waller’s Task Force X must be shut down permanently (presumably President Obama agrees with him?), calling in his Justice League allies to bring them in. Continue reading →
“Oh, I’m not gonna kill you, I’m just gonna hurt you, really, really, bad!”
DC Comics’ Suicide Squad, is upon us. Fans will finally be able to witness the performance of Academy Award winner Jared Leto as the maniacal Joker in this new film and see his involvement with the suicide squad the secret government agency has recruited.
Sideshow and Hot Toys are delighted to officially introduce the sixth scale collectible figure of The Joker (Purple Coat Version) for all the Joker fans out there!
The highly movie-accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on Jared Leto’s image as The Joker in his purple coat and boxer outfit in the movie and features a newly sculpted laughing expression head sculpt, newly developed body for Joker to showcase the large variety of tattoos on his body, a finely tailored costume, and a specially designed Suicide Squad themed figure stand with character backdrop. Continue reading →
The Dark Knight has no shortage of enemies. In fact, Batman has some of the most recognizable villains in comic book history. We’ve seen the Joker, Bane, Mr. Freeze and even Harley Quinn have their moments on the big screen. Now for Batman’s next solo outing, it’s time for a new villain to terrorize Gotham. And it looks like that villain will be fan favorite DC Comics assassin Deathstroke. Continue reading →
Boom! We just can’t get enough of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as Sideshow introduces the Batman Premium Format™ Figure.
The impressive 20” tall polystone statue is clad in a faux-leather cape and movie-accurate suit with striking details based on Batman’s actual costume from the epic film. Ready to take on the son of Krypton, the caped crusader joins Sideshow’s Premium Format™ collection in this dark, powerful recreation of Ben Affleck’s likeness from the film.
Weighing in at a hefty 15 lbs, collectors also receive a Sideshow exclusive right hand with Batarang. Don’t fear the bat, just bring him home! Continue reading →