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To be fair, Ben Affleck is doing his part to keep the conversation going. While accepting the Hollywood Film Award for Fincher’s movie, Affleck made sure to poke fun at the “controversy” over his supposed nudity. And Affleck’s a terrific sport about all of this.
Basically, if he wants to keep his status as the best filmmaker of the past decade, Affleck might be better off never to make another movie. He might damage his average. And actually, that's almost guaranteed, because even undisputedly great filmmakers like The Coen Brothers have hit some low Rotten Tomatoes scores (The Lady Killers at 55).
What surprises me is that Zack Snyder is still filming. We have been running reports of Batman v Superman shooting since earlier this year, and the notes have been flooding in for months. Snyder could have enough in the proverbial can for 11 Batman v Superman movies.
So far, all signs are pointing to Ben Affleck's Batman radically different from the normal Caped Crusader that we're used to seeing on the big screen. The new Batman, so far, has been described as more seasoned and older than we're used to seeing him. But at the very least we know what hasn't changed: he still has the voice that makes the ladies pay attention.
What's the point of having a lot of money if you're not going to have some fun with it? It's why we so often see billionaire characters in Hollywood movies throw big, lavish parties - and it turns out that Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is no different. What does set Luthor's big bash apart, however, is his very special guest list, which reportedly includes a good number of superheroes.
With two weekends at the top of the box office, it's safe to say that the mystery of Gone Girl has captivated and ensnared audiences to take a closer look at the film's labyrinthine plot line. Yet with all of the twists, turns, and taunts; there's still one character the story would be nothing without.
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.
Ben Affleck’s impossibly comfortable turn as the self-centered Nick Dunne struck me as yet another combination of a perfect Fincher choice, followed by a seamless performance under the director’s watchful eye. And I realized it was the latest of many.
Millions of you flocked to Gone Girl over the weekend, and you saw Fincher’s ending. How does it differ from Gillian Flynn’s book?
When Ben Affleck first signed on to play Batman in Zack Snyders upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans were quick to point out that the film won't be the first time that the actor/director has tried to play a legendary comic book character. Back in 2003 he was hired to play the titular character in director Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil, and while that movie was successful at the box office, it's not exactly one of the best examples of the superhero genre.
Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII are without question the two biggest Hollywood films currently in production, but what's strange is the fact that there appears to be a bizarre rivalry that exists between them. As it turns out, there is one man fully responsible for the whole thing.
As someone who read Gillian Flynn’s book prior to seeing Gone Girl, I can tell you that Fincher and his cast are smart enough to include clever nods and calculated asides to entertain those who know where the story is going.
Ben Affleck says this is all par for the course with the story David Fincher wanted to tell in Gone Girl. The actor says that his director planned to make a “warts and all movie. It can have no vanity. You have to see the naked underbelly of this character.”
If Ben Affleck were my dad, I would be pretty damn stoked that he is playing Batman in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. After all, we're not only talking about one of the most legendary superheroes of all time, but one of the greatest, most badass fictional characters ever made. I'm sure that there are many fans out there who would agree with me 100% on this, but Ben Affleck's real two-year-old son is not among them.
Batman v Superman is reportedly getting ready to shoot scenes in what could wind up being Wayne Manor. This story, however, comes with a twist. The house that is said to be in use is a rather decrepit old brick building with boarded windows and an unkempt lawn. Obviously this isn’t a typical description of the stately manor from DC Comics, but it could tell us something interesting about what Zack Snyder and his crew are doing with their incarnation of Dark Knight.
Like any other Batman fan, when Ben Affleck actually got his hands on his very own Batsuit he never wanted to let go. It just so happened, however, that Affleck’s Dark Knight attire had been assembled for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, and when he asked Warner Bros how much it would cost him to take it home so that he could play Batman in the privacy of his backyard he was told it would cost him a hell of a lot of money.
Starting with Neal Hefti’s 1966 Batman Theme, before then moving onto Danny Elfman’s 1989 theme song for Tim Burton’s reboot and ultimately concluding with Hans Zimmer’s Like A Dog Chasing Cars from 2008’s The Dark Knight, The Piano Guys effortlessly meander to each era with ease, and any self-respecting Batman fan needs to devour this video instantly.
Gone Girl adapts Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel about Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), a self-absorbed, unemployed writer who becomes the center of a murder investigation when his picture-perfect wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), goes missing.
During the discussion, Affleck talked about how he would have moved mountains to collaborate with Fincher, and admitted to watching one of Fincher’s own masterpieces each time before he has attempted to direct his own feature film.
When an audience member referred to Gone Girl star Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, the Oscar winner hung his head and smiled, to which Fincher joked, “And so, it begins.”
Ben Affleck has gotten a lot of stick for his casting as The Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. But that's not going to stop him from leaving it all on the field, in fact he has a secret weapon in his arsenal that he thinks might win the day. Let's just hope it doesn't misfire.
It has to be near impossible to shoot on the streets of Detroit while attempting to hide your secrets. That’s how image like this get out. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens everywhere on March 25, 2016. What else will we see before then?
When Ben Affleck's adaptation of Live By Night was delayed due to the actor/director's urge to fight crime in Gotham City, fans were probably a little disappointed. Judging by the cast that he's putting together for the film in its early stages of production, it looks like the delay is going to be well worth the wait.
Affleck is said to be going to the gym regularly for this role, but before this, he was happily playing non-musclebound characters. For a body to make a sudden shift into bruiser territory so quickly? No amount of money or personal trainers can ignore that this is just an unnatural treatment for the human body, and the body will often act accordingly.
Ben Affleck knows you aren’t crazy about him being cast as the Caped Crusader in Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But he has been through this before (Gigli), and it seems to have made him (Jersey Girl) stronger as a result.