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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 Bros had become, it would serve no one’s best interests to air the grievances. No party here stood to gain anything by throwing the other under the proverbial bus or engaging in any sort of public “he said/she said” quarrel, especially since they are both stuck working together (more on that later). The professional thing to do here was to draft a statement singing the praises of each other and that’s what they did. That’s also what they should have done notwithstanding that it’s a complete lie.
So why am I and others completely convinced that this statement is nothing more than a PR charade masking a much deeper problem? Well there are several reasons:
Entertainment Weekly is back with more from their recent conversation with Ben Affleck about Justice League. Some fans weren’t happy with how brutal and unforgiving Affleck’s Batman was in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Affleck said that his Batman is “more traditional” in Justice League.
“I thought he was an okay Batman,” Affleck joked. “No, he was great. He was great. He’s a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there. But he’s not gonna do that movie, I don’t think.” When the host informed Affleck that he just broke some major news, he backtracked a bit […]
On this date in 2014, Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck, and the rest of the Batman v Superman crew shot the fan-favorite “Knightmare Batman” scene. In honor of this day three years ago, Snyder took to the mobile social network Vero to share a new look at Ben Affleck as Batman from the Batman v Superman […]
Marvel brings us a follow up to the original box office smash with more laughs and more dads! — Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Take a look below at our interactive images comparing the main four Defenders and several supporting characters to their original comic book look!
Marvel has set Geneva Robertson-Dworet to take over and write the script for Captain Marvel, the Brie Larson-starrer that will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind). Meg LeFauve & Nicole Perlman originally were set to write the script, but LeFauve had to leave to co-direct the Disney Animation pic Gigantic. That […]