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Director Matt Reeves walks away from ‘The Batman’ talks

The Hollywood Reporter says that Reeves has exited talks with Warner Bros., though does note that negotiations could start up again once things cool down on both sides. No word on what the two sides are disagreeing over at this time.



Joe Manganiello has read nearly every Deathstroke comic, already started weapon training for ‘The Batman’

Manganiello is a huge fan of the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons, and was on a podcast called “Dragon Talk” this week to talk all about it. Lucky for us, he was also asked about playing Deathstroke in The Batman. Manganiello explained that he’s read “almost” every comic book involving Deathstroke, and the way he’s […]



Joe Manganiello starring in ‘Rampage’ with The Rock could conflict with ‘The Batman’

The Hollywood Reporter says that Joe Manganiello is in talks to join The Rock in Rampage, a movie about the popular 1980s video game. Rampage is scheduled for an April 2018 release, which means it should begin production this spring/summer. That’s the same time when Manganiello was supposed to start shooting The Batman. He was […]



‘The Batman’ script is ready, and Warner Bros. and Ben Affleck are “very happy” with it

I reached out to Justin Kroll, the Variety reporter who broke the news about Ben Affleck not directing The Batman. He told me that a new script for The Batman was turned in this month (presumably the one that Chris Terrio rewrote), and that everyone at Warner Bros., including President and Chief Content Officer Toby […]



Why you shouldn’t believe Ben Affleck’s statement about not directing Batman

Before I venture into why no self-respecting film fan should buy into this well meant, although completely deceptive statement, let me say that this was nonetheless absolutely the appropriate statement to make. Regardless of how messy, heated or conflict muddled the true situation between Ben Affleck and his vision for the Batman film and Warner […]


'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' film premiere, New York, America - 20 Mar 2016

Ben Affleck announces he will not direct ‘The Batman’

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided […]