Ari Emanuel and Patrick Whiteshell recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of Ben Affleck as Batman. “Well, he’s contracted to do at least Justice League One and Two, so at least three times wearing the cape,” said Whitesell, in response to a question about how long he thinks Affleck might want to play the character. “And there’s a script that he’s written that is a really cool [Batman] idea, so that’s out there as an option.” Affleck has quite the resume for his writing career with writing credits for Good Will Hunting, Gone Baby Gone, and The Town. We now know a little bit more about his standalone movie that will release in 2018.
Mystified. The main word that comes to mind when reflecting on Batman v Superman. As a DC fan and film-goer, I’ve had my sights on this movie for quite some time. Growing more and more eager to see the final product. Much hinges on the critical and financial success of this movie. Will this jumpstart the DC Cinematic Universe? Does it have what it takes to contend with Marvel? Will it bring something fresh to the comic book movie genre? With excitement and glee I can answer these questions: yes to all the above. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a triumph over seemingly insurmountable odds. We get a brilliantly crafted movie that is not only the most unique comic book film that I’ve ever seen, but damn near brought me to tears, something the Nolan Batman’s or any comic book film has ever accomplished.
Check out the final trailer for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Many of you may wonder if this trailer is even worth watching after the somewhat spoilerific previous trailer that included Doomsday. Rest assured, this should have been the final trailer, nothing is given away and we’re given an excellent look at Batman in action in an action sequence that reminds me of combat from the Batman Arkham games.
Check out the superb new Batman v Superman trailer that features a great look at a more personal and intense scene between Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne. We also get a load of Jessie Eisenburg as Lex Luthor, having him narrate the majority of the trailer. It also appears that rumors are true and that Luthor gets the body of Zod and plays a Victor Frankenstein role to engine Doomsday. Along with that we get a good look at the DC Trinity together at the end. Unfortunately, it’s a rather to the point trailer and there’s not a whole lot for me to analyze. We’ll keep you updated on all the latest news and trailers for Batman v Superman.
Thanks to the lovely people over at Entertainment Weekly, we finally have some insightful images from the upcoming DC movie. Front and center is Wonder Woman who we also get to see another screen as her and Bruce Wayne have been rumored to be a couple or at least go to some ball. Superman gets a cult following of people with skulls painted on their heads. More notably we get a better look at Lex Luthor, one who would make Gene Hackman proud with a full head of hair that’s sure to come off. Among other details we find out that director, Zack Snyder, wanted to include a scene in Man of Steel where Bruce Wayne recieve a shipment with tons of kyptonite. This leads us to a better idea of the Bruce Wayne/Batman that we will be seeing. Ben Affleck plays an older, wearier Caped Crusader, one drawn at least in part from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. “He’s on the verge of being swallowed up by the anger and the rage that we see haunt this character in the other manifestations of it,” says Affleck. “But this guy is further down the line and has become more embittered and cynical.” Worried that Superman’s unequaled power makes him more of a potential fascistic overlord than the hero we need, he makes it his duty to take him out of the sky for good.
Let’s all sit down and talk about this for a moment but first let’s look. I think of everything that we were expecting to see from David Ayer and the folks making the Suicide Squad, this was the last thing we expected to see. I know that I certainly was taken aback. But after having time to process it, it really isn’t that bad.