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Post by WyldeMan on 3/18/2017, 2:24 pm

@UltimateMarvel wrote:Fucking DC..... Evil or Very Mad

I bet their next move is to immediately rush the Harley Quinn film into production to make up for Flash and Batman both being delayed until next year.
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 3/19/2017, 5:47 pm

This movie is what I'm most looking forward to from the DCEU. WW looks good too but I don't want to see another movie on the villains, DC has great villains but they need to fix the heroes they have first.
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Post by WyldeMan on 6/28/2017, 11:14 am

Matt Reeves Teases a “Noir-Driven, Detective Version” of ‘The Batman’
With War for the Planet of the Apes landing in theaters next month, director Matt Reeves has already started making the press rounds for the final chapter in the new Apes trilogy. As you might expect, people have some questions about The Batman. What’s a bit more surprising is that Reeves actually had some encouraging and interesting things about his vision for the project rather than the boilerplate non-answers and roundabout diversions most major studio directors feed the junket press.

In an interview with New Trailer Buzz, Reeves emphasized that it’s early days yet on the project, mentioning that he just picture locked on War for the Planet of the Apes a matter of days ago, but he did talk about his “point-of-view driven” approach to filmmaking and the emotional parallels that attracted him to both Caesar and Batman.

“One of the reasons I was drawn to [The Batman] is that I had a similar obsession to Batman when I was younger that I had with the Apes series, which I was obsessed with. I see a parallel emotionally between Caesar and Batman, in that they’re both tortured and trying to sort of grapple within themselves to try and do the right thing in a very imperfect and, to some degree, corrupt world. It’s really that emotionality that I’m interested.”

But here’s the part where he says exactly what most Batman fans have been waiting to hear — he wants to honor the “World’s Greatest Detective” moniker with a “noir-driven” Batman film. Sweet sweet music to my ears. At the same time, Reeves says he’s interested in connecting you to the character’s inner emotionality.

“In all of my films, what I try to do, in an almost Hitchcockian sense, is use the camera and use the storytelling so that you become that character, and you emphasize with that point of view. There’s a chance to do an almost noir-driven, detective version of Batman that is point-of-view driven in a very, very powerful way, that hopefully is going to connect you to what’s going on inside of his head and inside of his heart.”

This ideation sounds pretty well in line with what Ben Affleck was planning while he was still attached to direct the film. At the time, he described The Batman as a Maltese Falcon-inspired detective story, and it certainly makes sense that the studio would want to find a director with a vision that would keep their star happy, even if he ultimately declined to direct.

As we previously reported, The Batman is headed towards a likely 2019 release date, which means that the film should get in front of cameras late this year.
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Post by WyldeMan on 7/13/2017, 5:50 am

Director Matt Reeves Has Dropped Ben Affleck's Script
Matt Reeves is revealing more from his plans for his take on The Dark Knight.

The filmmaker, who stepped into replace star Ben Affleck as director on the project, recently revealed on MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast that he scrapped the earlier script that Affleck, Chris Terrio and DC's Geoff Johns had worked on.

When asked if he would be working with Affleck's script, Reeves said, "No, it’s a new story. It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool.”

Reeves, whose War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters this weekend, has previously said that Affleck will remain as the Dark Knight in the upcoming film and that he is planning a noir take on the character. In the original script, Deathstroke was the villain, with Joe Manganiello cast. (Reeves did not say if he plans on using Deathstroke in his script.)

Affleck is set to appear at San Diego Comic-Con next week during Warner Bros.' Hall H panel, which will feature his Justice League co-stars. He will don the cape and cowl in the superhero team-up, which is due out in theaters Nov. 17.
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Post by WyldeMan on 7/13/2017, 5:51 am

Well that's on par for the DC course..... Rolling Eyes
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Post by ForeverBlu on 7/13/2017, 10:03 am

LOL!
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Post by UltimateMarvel on 7/13/2017, 5:29 pm

Why are the gods doing this? Sad
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Post by WyldeMan on 7/13/2017, 6:30 pm

@UltimateMarvel wrote:Why are the gods doing this? Sad

Because they don't exist and Hollywood is run by morons.
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Post by Rusty Cunt on 7/13/2017, 10:59 pm

At least it sounds like he has a vision for what he wants the movie to be. Not such a bad thing.
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Post by joey con carne on 7/14/2017, 7:22 am

This is great news. Now we can delay the Batman film for a couple more years. The only thing better than delaying the film would be an origin story. One can only hope!!!
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Post by WyldeMan on 7/14/2017, 7:45 am

@joey con carne wrote:The only thing better than delaying the film would be an origin story. One can only hope!!!

I have always wanted to see how Bruce Wayne became Batman. That's a tale that deserves to be adapted to live action.
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Post by joey con carne on 7/14/2017, 9:20 am

They would have to cast another person to play Batman, though. The downside to recasting would be finding the right person. But the upside is the recast may delay the movie another year.

I think the best idea is clear: The next Batman movie should be a reboot origin film with a whole new cast. Estimated release date: Summer 2025.
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Post by WyldeMan on 7/14/2017, 10:53 am

@joey con carne wrote:They would have to cast another person to play Batman, though. The downside to recasting would be finding the right person. But the upside is the recast may delay the movie another year.

I think the best idea is clear: The next Batman movie should be a reboot origin film with a whole new cast. Estimated release date: Summer 2025.

No they wouldn't need to recast, these days in flashbacks everybody plays their own child versions too or have children played by actors older than they are. Just give Affleck a shag cut and say he's 12 and American audiences will buy it, they're fuckin retarded.
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Post by WyldeMan Yesterday at 11:19 am

Affleck's Batman Future in Doubt as Warner Bros. Plots Franchise
Ben Affleck is heading to Comic-Con this weekend to promote Warner Bros.’ upcoming Justice League movie, set for a Nov. 17 release. But how many more times is he likely to put on the Batsuit? Probably not many, if ever again.

Yes, Warners’ film studio chief Toby Emmerich tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Ben is our Batman. We love him as Batman. We want to keep him in the cowl as long as we can." And Matt Reeves, who will direct the studio’s still-undated (and unwritten) The Batman, has said that he means to keep Affleck in the role. But a source with knowledge of the situation says that the studio is working on plans to usher out Affleck’s Batman — gracefully, addressing the change in some shape or form in one of the upcoming DC films.

Exactly when and how that might happen has yet to be determined, but it would be wise to bet against Affleck starring in The Batman. He has already stepped away from directing the film and Reeves is dropping the script that Affleck wrote with D.C. Entertainment’s Geoff Johns.

Reeves also has acknowledged that he has a Batman trilogy rolling around in his head, and given his success making two-thirds of a trilogy out of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes, it seems fair to anticipate that Warners will want him to realize his vision.

In addition, Affleck will turn 45 in August, so he would be pushing 50 before The Batman arrives in theaters. If Reeves makes a trilogy, Affleck would be in his mid-50s at best by the time that’s done. Maybe Tom Cruise could pull that off, but Affleck’s body hasn’t exactly been a temple.


And while male stars have been able to stretch their action-film relevance further in an age when there are fewer bankable young stars (Robert Downey Jr. is 52 and going strong as Iron Man), studios favor the fresh-faced — look what happened with Spider-Man, successfully rebooted with 21-year-old Tom Holland. (Affleck also just dropped out of the Netflix project Triple Frontier, and it’s not clear what his next movie will be. His reps declined to comment.)

Warners could hypothetically create dual Batmen, keeping Affleck in the role for a planned Justice League follow-up, while letting Reeves cast his movie with a different star. But that hardly seems likely. The first Justice League already is at an inflection point: Director Zack Snyder has stepped away in mid-production and his successor, Joss Whedon, is said to be doing extensive reshoots. (Note that Justice League member Superman is played by Henry Cavill, 34, The Flash is Ezra Miller, 24, Aquaman is Jason Momoa, 37, and Wonder Woman is 32-year-old Gal Gadot.) And a second Justice League movie would be years down the road. THR reported Thursday that Shazam!, with a yet-to-be-cast title star, will be the next DC movie to shoot.

Of course, Batman transitions have happened before. Starting in 1989, Warners has made films with Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Affleck. As a source with ties to the situation observes, there is precedent in the Batman comics for Bruce Wayne handing off the mantle to others, and even for two different Batmen cleaning up the streets of Gotham simultaneously.

The landmark 1993 Knightfall storyline left Wayne temporarily paralyzed, leading him to appoint a vigilante called Azrael as his Batman replacement. When Azrael went rogue, Wayne came out of retirement to stop him and then swiftly retired once more, appointing Dick Grayson (AKA Robin) as the new Batman. That was so successful that when Wayne was assumed dead in 2009, Grayson took on the cowl for a second time. (Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises even went this route, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's John Blake getting the keys to the Batcave after Bale's Bruce Wayne was presumed dead.)

In the comics, Grayson stayed on as Batman even when Wayne returned to work as The Dark Knight, with the two different Batmen splitting appearances between the various comic books. Bruce Wayne took Batman Inc. and Batman and Robin, while Grayson's stories ran in Batman and Detective Comics. Grayson also appeared monthly in the Justice League of America series during this period, arguably making him the more high-profile of the two characters.

Warner Bros. could even go with the Batman Beyond approach. The fan-favorite animated series (1999-2001) saw an elderly Bruce Wayne train a young man called Terry McGinnis as his apprentice, with Wayne teaching him to take over the role as Batman. Of course, there's a downside to the passing-the-torch scenarios: It's hard to imagine fans or Reeves being excited about following someone who is not Bruce Wayne for a Batman trilogy.
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Post by ForeverBlu Yesterday at 11:21 am

What in the Soap Opera hell is going on with this project?
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Post by WyldeMan Yesterday at 11:25 am

@ForeverBlu wrote:What in the Soap Opera hell is going on with this project?

Warner wants Reeves to do for Batman what he helped do with the Apes but he's taking over a cluster fuck of a situation unlike with his previous franchise.

I bet Reeves will go more Batman Year One than Dark Knight. He's probably already got a starring role for Kodi-Smit McPhee picked out.
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Post by ForeverBlu Yesterday at 11:39 am

What a difference a year makes.


Things have went from sugar to shit, between the studio and Affleck.
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Post by WyldeMan Yesterday at 11:45 am

@ForeverBlu wrote:Things have went from sugar to shit, between the studio and Affleck.

Things went to shit after Affleck's last relapse. He also just quit the Netflix film Triple Frontier and I don't think he's got any other projects in the works. Might be taking time off to dry out.
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Post by ForeverBlu Yesterday at 11:47 am

Plus he's probably still bitter about FLOP By Night.
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Post by WyldeMan Yesterday at 11:49 am

@ForeverBlu wrote:Plus he's probably still bitter about FLOP By Night.

Loved the books but was bored and disappointed with the movie.
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Post by ForeverBlu Yesterday at 12:01 pm

@WyldeMan wrote:
@ForeverBlu wrote:Plus he's probably still bitter about FLOP By Night.

Loved the books but was bored and disappointed with the movie.



Heard it's pretty to look at, not much else.
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Post by WyldeMan Yesterday at 12:21 pm

Who Has Matt Reeves Tapped To Write THE BATMAN?
Several months ago, we exclusively reported that part of the deal that brought Matt Reeves back to the table for The Batman negotiations was that he’d get full creative control. While outlets like Variety were busy assuring people that he was merely stepping in to direct a film based on the script written by Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns- which was then rewritten by Batman v Superman and Argo‘s Chris Terrio- we told you that the War For The Planet of The Apes director actually intended to start from scratch.

Within weeks, reports began to flood the net that Reeves had, in fact, tossed the Affleck/Johns/Terrio script in the trash.

Quite a bold move when you consider that it was written by two Academy Award-winning screenwriters and a DC Comics guru. And then, after that, things went radio silent. There was never a formal announcement about who was actually writing The Batman now that they’d gone back to the drawing board.

Just in case there was any doubt that Reeves had hit the Reset Button, the director recently told MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast about his plans for what script he’d be using for the shoot. Asked if he was going to be working off of Affleck/Johns/Terrio script, Reeves replied:

   “No it’s a new story. It’s just starting again. I’m excited about it. I think it’s going to be really cool.”

And yet, the follow-up question of “Who’s writing this film, which is positioned to be the crown jewel of the DCEU once Justice League comes out in November?” has remained a mystery.

Sources are now telling me that Reeves is bringing in his pal Mark Bomback to pen the new script for The Batman, which at one point Reeves has described as being a noir-driven, detective movie. Reeves could also be writing the script himself, but that’s not something he’s known for. In fact, in the last 20 years, Reeves has only co-written three movies (Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Let Me In, and War For The Planet of The Apes). This flies in the face of the assumption that Reeves is writing The Batman on his own.

It makes sense, of course, that Bomback would write the script that Reeves would direct. After all, Bomback wrote the screenplay for the last two of the Planet of the Apes prequels, both of which achieved great critical success, and reaped handsome box office rewards.

Bomback is no genre or reinvention slouch, having penned The Wolverine in 2013 and a remake of Total Recall in 2012. While those were not received as gleefully by audiences as the Apes partnerships, it’s clear that Bomback has earned his stripes and has the chops to write what will surely be a highly scrutinized script.

SplashReport reached out to Warner Bros., who had no response and have yet to answer our request for comments on this exclusive rumor.
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Post by UltimateMarvel Yesterday at 5:23 pm

Just when Wonder Woman was on it's way to fix the DCEU mess, I'm sick of this. Can't blame Ben Affleck.
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