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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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Daredevil
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.

Drew Goddard To Write Netflix/Disney's 'Daredevil' Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2013 3:46 PM
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Daredevil Drew Goddard
According to "The Secret," all you need to do to be successful and get everything you want in life is to put those good vibes out there. And whether or not he's read the bestseller, it seems to have worked for Drew Goddard. “You’re talking to a guy who had quotes from Daredevil painted on his wall while growing up," he told Collider over the summer when asked about the franchise. "Even when I was 18, I still had the blood red door with the, ‘I have shown him that a man without hope is a man without fear.’ That was what I loved and so it’s the sort of thing that if we can find the right project, I would love to do it.” And so, here we are ...

What Does The Netflix Partnership Mean For The Marvel Universe? 7 Points To Consider

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 8, 2013 1:44 PM
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Marvel/NetFlix
Has the revolution begun? Netflix announced just a few days ago that they had delivered 2 billion hours of just streaming content in their fourth quarter this year. Before that, Netflix chief Ted Sarandos provoked the industry with a confrontational keynote speech about releasing films day-and-date on the streaming service and warning theater owners that they will "kill movies" if they continue to resist multi-platform distribution. A convenient, self-serving statement, he's since back pedaled away from those comments (after all, it’s Netflix who mostly benefits here).

10 Big Screen Superheroes With Incredibly Uncomfortable Family Issues

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 7, 2013 3:00 PM
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Ten Onscreen Superheroes With Incredibly Uncomfortable Family Issues
This weekend sees the release of "Thor: The Dark World," which, on the surface, is just another superhero film. But, in fact, it also works as a crystallization as to what makes superheroes tick: family issues. Thor's got to save the universe, but he's also got an obnoxious brother gumming up the works, and he can never agree with his father, who is also a King. To rub it in, the sequel also seems to suggest that Mom likes Loki better. Things just aren't going Thor's way!

Netflix Announce 4 Live-Action Marvel Series Based On Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist & Luke Cage, Plus 'Defenders' Mini-Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 9:41 AM
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Marvel will now dominate all media. Having conquered the multiplex, currently holding down TV with "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." (even as the show finds its footing), the next move for Marvel is streaming into the homes of fans everywhere with the simple click of a button.

Ben Affleck: His Best And Worst Performances

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • October 2, 2013 3:12 PM
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Ben Affleck: His Best And Worst Performances
It’s several weeks later now and the global stock market has more or less recovered from the news that Ben Affleck, of all the living human males ergonomically appropriate for cape-wearing, has landed the role of Batman in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel. And it’s a good thing that the petition campaigns, the hunger strikes and the spate of protesters setting themselves on fire on the White House lawn have died down, as this week another Affleck-starring film gets its roll of the box office dice. “Runner Runner” is Brad Furman’s follow-up to 2011’s surprise hit “The Lincoln Lawyer” which performed the unlikely conjuring trick of jump-starting Matthew McConaughey’s now thriving career rehabilitation. Perhaps Furman will be a similar talisman for Affleck? The vehemence of the hatred for whom we have to say took even us by surprise after that casting announcement.

20 Superhero Movies That Couldn't Fly All The Way To The Big Screen

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • July 25, 2013 2:18 PM
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Superhero movies that never came to pass
This weekend "The Wolverine," starring Hugh Jackman as the adamantium-clawed avenger (is he ever not playing Wolverine?), will be slashing its way onto screens nationwide. But as fans know, this wasn't the original vision that Jackman and Fox had in mind. No, that version was to be helmed by Darren Aronofsky as his follow-up to his Oscar-winning "Black Swan," and we can only imagine what his take would've been on the story (based in part on the great Frank Miller/Chris Claremont run from the '80s) that serves as the foundation for this reboot. The movie's prolonged Japanese shoot was cited as the reason for his departure, but one also wonders if he would've been able to have the full creative sway he's used to.

'42' Star Chadwick Boseman Shortlisted For 'Black Panther'; Kevin Feige Suggests 'Daredevil' A Long Way Off

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 2:57 PM
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Okay, here are some geeky, comic movie updates for your afternoon. So strap in, get ready and let's start some speculatin'....

Gwyneth Paltrow Says There Won't Be An 'Iron Man 4'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2013 9:21 AM
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Iron Man 3, Gwyneth Paltrow
So just how mega big is "Iron Man 3" going to be? Well, if early projections are accurate, it's going to be a monster, with predictions of a $160 million weekend now being tossed around. That would not only make it the biggest opener of the franchise so far, but one of the year's biggest movies as well. So you might think it would be a no brainer for Marvel to greenlight a fourth installment. Guess again?

Watch: Joe Carnahan's '70s-Soaked NC-17 & PG-13 Sizzle Reels For 'Daredevil'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 8:58 AM
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What could have been... With the rights to "Daredevil" now headed back to Marvel this fall after the clock ran out on Fox, it's likely this is the most we're ever going to see of what a grittier, more adult take on the superhero might have been. Director Joe Carnahan wasn't kidding when he said his version was "Serpico styled," and last night he unveiled the sizzle reels he made for the proposed movie which owe a tremendous debt to 1970s cinema.

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