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
With Comic-Con 2015 just around the corner, fans will surely get a new look at Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice during the studio's Hall H panel on Saturday, July 12 at 10:30 AM. While we wait for that footage to arrive, a much different Batman video has surfaced, through the shared Instagram account of child actor Seth Lee, who co-stars alongside Ben Affleck in the Warner Bros.' drama The Accountant. The video gives us a look at Ben Affleck uttering the famous line, "I am Batman" for the first time.
Ben Affleck isn't wearing his full Batman costume in the video, where he trades saying the iconic line with Seth Lee. While we did get a few brief glimpses of the actor in the first Batman v Superman trailer that debuted in April, we didn't hear the actor speak at all, so we'll have to wait and see if his voice in the movie is anywhere close to this impromptu set video. We don't even know if Ben Affleck will say "I'm Batman" in the movie. But the line has become somewhat of a tradition for the past 25 years or so.Read More
Warning! SPOILERS Ahead! After Ben Affleck's Batman debuts in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice next year, we know he'll also make an appearance in Suicide Squad and then in Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2. With four appearances over three years, you may think that would be enough to tide Batman fans over for awhile. But it seems we may be getting even more of The Dark Knight. Today we have a report from Latino-Review that claims Warner Bros. is also developing a standalone Batman movie, which Ben Affleck will both star in and direct, debuting in 2018.
The movie is reportedly called The Batman, with Ben Affleck directing from a script by Chris Terrio. Terrio wrote the revised script for Batman v Superman and is also writing Justice League Part 1 and Justice League Part 2. The writer also won an Oscar for writing Best Picture winner Argo, which Ben Affleck directed.Read More