Hey, remember when the fine folks over at DC and Warner Bros were generous enough to give us a look at Batmanís mask yesterday on the floor of Comic-Con? Well, consider that nice little tease officially blown out of the water by the embed director Zack Snyder dropped above!
Characters like Hush, Azrael and Jason Todd have yet to get live-action adaptations, and stories that utilize an older, wiser Batman have yet to come to the forefront as movie material. We decided to pick through the clutter and grab 10 pivotal, iconic Batman stories, searching for the best choices for adaptation into the onscreen DC universe.
When first looking at the rumored line-up for DC Comic's building cinematic universe, it's hard not to notice the surprising lack of Batman. Over the last 25 years or so - and especially in the last 10 - DC has leaned on the Dark Knight like no other hero in their stable, but if the revealed schedule turns out to be true, then the next four years are going to be completely lacking in solo Caped Crusader movies.
Everything there is to know about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is here, including release date changes, new casting and all the latest news on the Batman vs. Superman project in one place.
Yesterday, Snyder took to his Twitter account to reveal our first look at Ben Affleck as Batman, and fans have been buzzing about it ever since. Practically every pixel of the image is fascinating, from the shrouded figure in front to the stylish vehicle in back to the dark, moody atmosphere that takes over the whole thing.
Last summer, Warner. Bros and director Zack Snyder announced that they had hired Ben Affleck to star opposite Henry Cavill in the untitled Man of Steel sequel known as Batman vs. Superman, and ever since then weíve been waiting and begging to catch even the slightest glimpse at what we can expect from the latest big screen version of the Caped Crusader.
Set in the 1970s, the film will tell the story of New York Yankees pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich who caused a great deal of controversy when they admitted that they had participated in wife swapping.
When Ben Affleck signed on to star as the Dark Knight in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, he made a huge commitment. The Zack Snyder-directed comic book movie is going to be a major production that lasts many months, and Affleck's work on it probably won't be done after principal photography has ended (reshoots are far too common in modern Hollywood).
If you somehow haven't gotten around to reading Gillian Flynn's addictive and wildly popular crime novel Gone Girl yet, the latest video teaser summarizes its plot in just 19 seconds. Missing wife. Husband prime suspect. And go!
While itís certainly no Star Wars: Episode VII in terms of leasing out a city-sized rumor mill, Zack Snyderís upcoming Batman, Superman and the Gang feature has been the source for many a superhero-inspired conversation over the last few months.
Affleck goes on to admit that he passed on the role initially, but was swayed by Snyderís approach to the classic Batman character. "The stuff was incredible. Ö It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology. It made me excited."
Taken from a New York Times Magazine article the story involves a lobster fisherman named John Aldridge, who fell into the ocean with no life vest. His best friend on the boat, Anthony Sosinski, woke to find is buddy missing, launching an extensive search for the friend that vanished in the waves. Aw, theyíre playing besties!
Fox shared a first-look photo of Affleck in Fincherís movie. Iím thrilled by the fact that Affleck, coming off of a Best Picture like Argo, gets to push himself in a Fincher movie. The director isnít afraid to test his male actors, getting grisly performances from the likes of ruggedly handsome men like Brad Pitt and Daniel Craig.
Being adapted by Flynn herself - making her screenwriting debut - the thriller centers on the relationship between Nick and Amy Dunne, a married couple who have hit a rough patch. Moving to a small town in Missouri from New York after Nick loses his job, Amy is miserable away from the big city, but things become scary when she disappears on the couple's fifth wedding anniversary.
Warner Bros has bought the script, but is withholding its title and logline for the time being. What we do know is that it's an action-adventure tale from Krasinski and Uziel, and that Krasinski's production company Sunday Night will be bringing it to the big screen with help from Damon, Ben Affleck, and Warner Bros.