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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
According to Deadline, Chris Terrio, who wrote Batman v Superman and Justice League, just turned in a rewrite of Ben Affleck’s script for The Batman, which he co-wrote with DC’s Geoff Johns. Affleck has repeatedly said in interviews that he was having trouble getting the script to where he wanted it, so it sounds like […]
“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 […]
The Suicide Squad actor posted some Joker themed photos on Snapchat this afternoon. The first, is the cover to the “Batman: The Killing Joke” graphic novel, and the second is a tooth in a purple and gold Joker themed Gucci box. Check it all out in the gallery below.
“I don’t want to give too much away about it, but there’s definitely a transformation with that role, Hardy said about playing Capone. “I don’t know if it’s as drastic as Bane. I’ve probably damaged my body too much. I’m only little! If I keep putting on weight I’ll collapse like a house of cards […]
Ben Affleck’s Live By Night co-star Sienna Miller has expressed interest in a Batman role before. She previously said that she’d like to play Catwoman, but was told by Affleck that she’s not in the script. But lucky for her, Affleck has a role in mind that he thinks she’d be perfect for.
During a recent interview with USA Today, Affleck was asked if it’s going to be difficult directing the movie in the costume. Having done two movies now in various Batsuits, Affleck acknowledged that the suit will have to be modified to make it easier to put on and take off.
In a new interview with USA Today, Affleck may have been the most honest yet about this entire situation. It seems like the pressure of a movie like The Batman is really weighing down on his shoulders.
Ben talks about the upcoming Justice League movie and the next Batman film. VIA: Batman News
“There’s great stuff in it now,” Affleck said. “It just needs to get better and better. It’s the same way I felt about (Live By Night) when I was prepping it, it’s just that no one was asking me questions because nobody gave a shit, because there wasn’t any click-throughs.”
A longtime source of BOF’s says that production has been pushed back by “a couple of months”. That means it’s likely to get started later this summer, and that rumored July 2018 release date is probably no longer in sight.
Sources tell Batman News that Ben Affleck plans to shoot The Batman in Los Angeles. BOF has heard the same. In 2012, Christopher Nolan shot some of The Dark Knight Rises in LA, though it sounds like Affleck will be shooting the bulk of his movie there.
“That’s the idea,” Affleck said about the Batman project. “But it’s not a set thing and there’s no script. If it doesn’t come together in a way I think is really great I’m not going to do it.”