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Ben Affleck Regrets 'Daredevil,' Says His Batman Will Be An "Older And Wiser Version"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2014 9:21 AM
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Even though the release date for "Batman Vs. Superman" has been pushed to 2016, production hasn't been delayed by any significant measure, with filming still slated to start this spring. And while we're yet to see if this means an even bigger sequel or perhaps something more for the cast members, it amounts to more time they'll have to spend artfully answering questions without giving anything away. And so, perhaps it's not a shock that when Ben Affleck sat down with Playboy, he couldn't say much, though he did confirm the longstanding rumors that his Bruce Wayne won't exactly be a young playboy.

‘Batman Vs. Superman’ Pushed To 2016, Will Face Off Against Marvel & 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2014 8:23 PM
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Well, here's one less mega-sequel/franchise/tentpole to worry about in the already crammed calendar of summer 2015: "Batman Vs. Superman" has been pushed to 2016.

The Weinsteins Reportedly Want Ben Affleck & Matt Damon For 'All Is Lost'-Esque Drama 'A Speck In The Sea'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 1:39 PM
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Who doesn't want Batman and Jason Bourne in their movie? That's really the question when it comes to Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, two of the most in-demand dudes and nice guys around town. And no doubt, Harvey Weinstein has been big boosters of the pair ever since getting behind "Good Will Hunting," and working with them on a handful of projects since. So perhaps it isn't surprising he wants to team them in a movie that would be fitting in with recent run of survival movies.

Check Out EW's 'Gone Girl' Cover Photographed By David Fincher, Featuring Ben Affleck & Rosamund Pike

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2014 9:02 AM
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Based on a massive, critically acclaimed bestseller, and starring the next Batman, it's no surprise that 20th Century Fox are getting the promotional ball rolling very early for David Fincher's "Gone Girl." Just after Christmas, the first official image from the movie was released, and to kick off the New Year, here comes another peek at the flick.

First Look: Ben Affleck In David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2013 8:04 PM
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We know you're still recovering and catching up with the slew of great movies that came our way in 2013, but in just a few short days 2014 will be here, and across those 12 months will be even more films to get excited about. And right near the top of that list will undoubtedly be David Fincher's "Gone Girl."

Ben Affleck Says His ‘Batman’ Won’t "Compete" With Christopher Nolan’s Version; Doomsday Rumored As Villain

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 3, 2013 6:36 PM
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Zack Snyder’s currently untitled Batman Vs. Superman project doesn’t hit screens until summer 2015. That’s basically a year and six months from now, but you’ll probably be hearing a little nugget about it every single day until its July 17th, 2015 release date. The latest? Ben Affleck sat down for a long interview with Mike Flemming for Playboy (via Latino Review) and the Deadliner got some decent Batman questions in. While Affleck danced around answers, some replies were interesting. When asked how Affleck’s take on Batman will differ from Christian Bale’s Batman, the “Argo” actor/director didn’t really answer, but said his version wouldn’t “compete” with the “The Dark Knight” trilogy that came before it.

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Bringing DC Comic 'Sleeper' To The Big Screen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 9:59 PM
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Once upon a time, about six years ago, an adaptation of DC Comics' "Sleeper" was being tossed around for the big screen. Warner Bros. were tentatively eyeing an incarnation that would've paired up director Sam Raimi, with Tom Cruise slated to star. Needless to say, it didn't come to pass and everyone kind of forgot about it. Well, "Sleeper" has awakened once again.

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Tried To Convince Joaquin Phoenix & Casey Affleck To Reveal The Joke Of ‘I’m Still Here’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 21, 2013 3:16 PM
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It’s interesting to look back on “I’m Still Here,” the faux-documentary that Casey Affleck & Joaquin Phoenix co-conceived in the late aughts about the nature of fame and celebrity. Directed by Affleck, starring Phoenix, and released in 2010, the now notorious documentary was of course, a big put-on that rankled many, including David Letterman. But for almost two years, Affleck and Phoenix stuck to their guns with this cinematic prank: the actor playing the part of a disheveled and downward-spiraling actor completely out of control. The actor took character into the public sphere and the director stuck to the story that he was simply documenting Phoenix’s new career path into rapping (which climaxed with a bizarre and infamous David Letterman appearance, and then concluded with a denouement of the actor apologizing to the talk show host some 18 months later). Considering how committed they were to the faux-doc, it was an impressive media art-prank, but many didn’t see it that way and critics unfairly savaged the movie.

Producer Charles Roven Says Ben Affleck Provides Mature Juxtaposition For “Batman Vs. Superman’; Film Shoots Feb. 2014

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 19, 2013 4:33 PM
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We know what Warner Bros.' tentatively titled “Batman Vs. Superman” is about. Tired, aged and embittered Batman faces off against, younger, more naïve Superman (we kinda guessed as much in the early days). Their moral codes are already at odds. Batman more akin to vigilante, Superman skewing closer to every day hero (though like we said, expect Batman to exploit the fact that Superman killed Zod). While not a direct adaptation of Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Rises” graphic novel, the friction between the two heroes—essentially the differences in said values—is the perfect jumping off point for “Batman Vs. Superman.”

Embittered Batman Reportedly Not On Speaking Terms With Boy Wonder; Is All About Drones In His Man Cave

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 15, 2013 1:39 PM
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A new tweet has arrived people. A tweet! Yes, it’s Friday and we're all halfway into the weekend, so let’s get right into it. What are we carping on about? Superhero in-the-know blogger Umberto Gonzalez has been generally on the money with his “Batman Vs. Superman” reporting of late. This morning he tweeted he was about to retweet a “scoop” about the upcoming Zack Snyder-directed superhero film for Warner Bros. And so he did, retweeting film producer Daniel Alter who tweeted “Can't wait for #BatmanvsSuperman.. #batfleck semi-retired/not speaking to Robin anymore… Controlling drones from the batcave.”

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