Variety says that Ben Affleck is expected to appear in the standalone Flash movie, but that it’s very unlikely he will star in The Batman. According to their sources, director Matt Reeves wants to cast the role with “fresh talent”. Reeves has been meeting with potential Batman actors recently, most notably Jake Gyllenhaal.
Collider adds that Reeves has also met with other actors besides Gyllenhaal, though they did not mention any names. Warner Bros. still doesn’t have a short list of actors that they’d like to see in the role, so no one Reeves meets with will be receiving an offer or anything like that. Things are in […]
With Justice League, Affleck will be playing Batman for a third time, and Extra asked if he’ll play the role at least two more times for a total of five appearances as the Dark Knight. “I don’t know about that,” Affleck said unenthusiastically. “We’ll see what the future holds.” You can watch his reply in […]
Manganiello was set to star as Deathstroke in The Batman with Ben Affleck, before Affleck dropped out of directing and new director Matt Reeves decided to go with a brand new script. But earlier this week we learned that Manganiello was getting his very own Deathstroke movie. His cryptic tweet below of Deathstroke’s mask seems […]
The Wrap says that The Raid helmer Gareth Evans is in early discussions to write and direct a Deathstroke movie, which will star Joe Manganiello. No word yet on if this will be part of the DC Films Universe or the new brand of non-connected DC movies that Warner Bros. is launching soon.
It’s Batman Day, and Justice League director Zack Snyder took time out of his day to celebrate on the mobile app Vero. “Happy Batman day, #batfleck [is] the best Batman ever,” Snyder wrote.
It’s only been a month since we learned about The Joker movie that The Hangover director Todd Phillips has been working on, but apparently he’s been at it for a while because Variety reporter Justin Kroll has heard that the script will be handed over to Warner Bros. by next week.
According to The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez, Ben Affleck’s script for The Batman was inspired by David Fincher’s 1997 mystery thriller The Game. And if you needed any confirmation on that, the tweet where Gonzalez announced this news was “liked” by (former?) The Batman star, Joe Manganiello.
“It was a function of… you know, DC control these characters. We went through a period where DC was like, ‘We’ve got plans for Deathstroke that don’t include Arrow.’ That changed at the end of this year,” Guggenheim explained.
There is nothing I’d love more than for Ben Affleck to star in a Batman trilogy directed by Matt Reeves. But the fact is, Ben Affleck only has one more movie left on his contract after Justice League. Affleck is an incredibly busy guy with lots of talents and interests. He already has his next […]
“Yeah, I think so. I’m a little confused too,” Leto admitted when the interviewer said she was confused about Warner Bros.’ Joker plans and asked if he was going to star in the Joker/Harley Quinn spin-off movie. “Yeah, there are a couple of things happening in the DC world.” “I love the Joker. He’s a […]
THR stresses that Martin Scorsese’s deal isn’t signed yet, but that Warner Bros. is hoping to get him on board to lure in one of his frequent collaborators: Leonardo DiCaprio. Yes, you heard that right. They want DiCaprio or another A-lister to play the character as a gritty crime boss in a Scorsese-esque Gotham underworld, according […]
“My boy Todd Feldman put this together with Todd Phillips,” Schaub said. “It’s dark. It’s like a dark Joker. As a kid, he had a permanent smile and everyone made fun of him. It’s like on the streets of Brooklyn. It’s super dark and real.” Check out his comments in the video below around the […]
“Just to be clear: Of COURSE Batman will be part of the D.C. Universe,” Reeves tweeted. He went on to say that what he meant was The Batman will just focus on Batman, it won’t included cameos from other DC characters or service other stories. It’s going to be a pure, standalone Batman movie.
Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who direct and executive produce the hit NBC drama This Is Us and who also wrote and helmed Crazy Stupid Love, are in final talks to write and direct a Joker and Harley Quinn movie. Jared Leto and Margot Robbie are set to reprise their roles from Suicide Squad.
“When they approached me, what they said was: ‘look, it’s a standalone, this isn’t part of the extended universe,” Reeves said. He also confirmed that he has an idea for a trilogy in his head. Reeves said he’s “totally fine” not making a Batman movie if Warner Bros. doesn’t want to make the movie that […]