After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. will release Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016), which is currently in post-production. In 2017, the studio will release Wonder Woman (June 23, 2017) and Justice League Part 1 (November 11, 2017), followed by The Flash (March 23, 2018), Aquaman (July 27, 2018), Shazam! (April 5, 2019), Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019), Cyborg (April 3, 2020) and Green Lantern Corps. (June 19, 2020). What do you think about these new details?
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25th, 2016.Read More
After a year that has seen Ben Affleck suit up twice as Batman for Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the actor-filmmaker is getting behind the camera once again, starting production today on Live by Night. Earlier today, Ben Affleck shared the first shot from the first day of principal photography, which showcases two unidentified actors, an older man and a young boy, walking along a wooden path. With production just getting under way, hopefully the filmmaker shares more images from the set.
Live By Night marks Ben Affleck's fourth directorial effort, following 2007's Gone Baby Gone, 2010's The Town and 2012's Argo, which won the Oscar for Best Picture. This also marks the second time the mutli-hyphenate has adapted a Dennis Lehane novel, following Gone Baby Gone, with the filmmaker writing the adapted screenplay himself. The adaptation was initially supposed to start filming in 2013, but that didn't happen because the actor committed to starring in Gone Girl for 20th Century Fox and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for Warner Bros.Read More
The previous rumors claim that Ben Affleck and DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns are teaming up to write an Untitled Batman Reboot, which the actor will also star in as Batman and direct. It was then stated that Warner Bros. and DC have much bigger plans for Ben Affleck's Batman than anyone imagined. The studio is rumored to be developing a trilogy of stand alone Dark Knight movies, and are currently in pre-production, hashing out plans for what is described as a "Golden deal" for the actor/director.
This rumor started making the rounds after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice screened for the first time on the Warner Bros. studio lot. The studio executives in attendance were said to be so 'wowed' by Ben Affleck's performance as Bruce Wayne, that they instantly knew they needed to move forward with a whole new trilogy focused solely on The Dark Knight. This is supposedly happening alongside the two Justice League movies.Read More
Matt Damon's assessment of Daredevil doing "very well" may be a stretch, since the movie earned $179.1 million worldwide from a $78 million budget. While it certainly wasn't a box office flop, it didn't set the world on fire either. Ben Affleck revealed in a 2014 interview that Daredevil is the only movie he regrets doing because he loved the character and the story so much, and the fact that it got "f---ed up" still stays with him. He added that failure may have been part of the motivation to take on the Batman role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
As for Matt Damon, the actor added that he would consider playing a superhero if the right role came along. For instance, the actor said that if Christopher Nolan was doing Daredevil, Damon would sign on, but that scenario is quite improbable. Marvel won the rights back to the character from 20th Century Fox in 2013, launching their popular Marvel's Daredevil TV series on Netflix earlier this year. Production is under way on the second season, and it doesn't seem that the studio has any plans on moving the character to the big screen quite yet.Read More
Last month, it was revealed that Ben Affleck and DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns are teaming up to write an Untitled Batman Reboot, which the actor will also star in as Batman and direct. Today we have a new report from Den of Geek, which claims that Warner Bros. and DC have much bigger plans for Ben Affleck's Batman. The studio is now developing a trilogy of stand alone Dark Knight movies, hashing out plans for what is described as a "Golden deal" for the actor/director.
The studio recently screened a "near finished cut" of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for the film's crew and studio executives, which was reportedly met with a standing ovation once the credits rolled. This report claims the studio was so impressed with Ben Affleck's performance that they are working out an extended deal with the actor that would lock him in as Batman "for the next 10 years or so." Studio executives reportedly consider the actor as "the definitive Batman," and plan on centering their entire DC movie universe around his character.Read More
With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set to have a major presence at Warner Bros.' Hall H panel this Saturday at Comic-Con, Deadline reports that Ben Affleck is teaming up with DC Comics' chief creative officer Geoff Johns for a Untitled Batman Reboot. The plan is for Ben Affleck to direct and star in the new Batman movie after he directs and stars in Live by Night, which Warner Bros. has set for release on October 7, 2016. Ben Affleck will also co-write the screenplay with Geoff Johns.
Just last month, a rumor surfaced that Ben Affleck is planning on starring in and directing a solo Batman movie for a 2018 release. However, that report claimed that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice screenwriter Chris Terrio is handling the scripting duties. That doesn't seem to be the case. Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns are reportedly so in sync that they could have a draft of the screenplay completed by the end of this summer, before the actor-filmmaker starts shooting Live by Night in November. The story would reportedly "reflect the Batman character that emerges after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League Part 1." Despite the earlier rumor of a 2018 release, it isn't known when when Warner Bros. may release this project, but 2018 could be feasible, since it comes between Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2.Read More