Yesterday, Ben Affleck appeared on ‘Late night with Jimmy Fallon’ (American chat show). He discussed his casting and the internets reaction to it.
Affleck said on playing Batman.
“It’s so awesome, I’m so excited. They called me up and said, ‘Do you want to do this?’ And I said ‘I’m not 25, are you sure?’ And they said, ‘Come down, we want to show you what we’re doing.’ And it was incredible.
“Zack [Snyder] is directing it and he’s got this incredible take on it. Obviously he can’t do what Chris [Nolan] and Christian [Bale] did – those movies are amazing – so he wants to do something different but still in keeping with that. And I thought, ‘This is a brilliant way to do this, I really know how to hook into this.’”
On the Internet reaction.
“Before I accepted, they wanted to be sure I was ready. So, they showed me the reaction that-well, I won’t say their names, but other actors have received with their casting. I thought, I’m tough, I handle shit! I clicked online after it was announced and the first comment said Noooooooooooooooo!”
Batman Vs Superman is scheduled to open in July 2015.
After being in development hell for a number of years, Universal Pictures have finally announced the film title and release date for the third sequel in the Jurassic Park franchise . Jurassic World will arrive, in 3D on June 12th, 2015.
Colin Trevorrow will direct the film and Steven Spielberg will act as producer.
Well, the first trailer for the Robocop remake has been released. I thought the point of a trailer was to make me want to see the film? The only positive thing I can say about this is, the silver suit looked good.
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By now, you’ve read this everywhere. If you haven’t, then hello. We’re glad to be your first.
In an out of the blue announcement, Ben Affleck has been announced as the new Batman. He will star alongside Henry Cavill in man of steel 2, which has a confirmed release date of July 19th, 2015.
It’s telling how quickly his career as a director has taken off, that before I clicked on the news link, I thought he was being announced as the director.
There have been a few naysayers that are already calling “wrong choice!” Before they’ve seen the film, but they were the same people who said a skinny Welshman couldn’t play Batman, that Gary Oldman was wrong for Gordon and that a muscley Australian could never pull off the Joker.
It’s been well documented over the years that Affleck is a super-fan of Batman. He even used his first big pay cheque to build himself a Batcave.
I think he is a great choice and I’m very excited to see him don the cape and cowl.
As an Oscar winning writer and multi-award winning director, I’m pretty sure his mere presence on set will make everyone behind the scenes up their game. All he has to do now, is buy Zack Snyder a tripod.
If you have a problem with this casting, just remember “Keaton can’t play Batman, Heath Ledger can’t play the Joker, Gary Oldman can’t play Gordon, Anne Hathaway can’t play Catwoman, Matt Smith will be awful as The Doctor and Daniel Craig can’t play Bond”.
In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.
The talented and eclectic cast includes: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson.
Machete Kills is directed by Robert Rodriguez, produced by Robert Rodriguez, Aaron Kaufman, Iliana Nikolic, Sergei Bespalov, Alexander Rodnyansky and Rick Schwartz, from a screenplay by Kyle Ward, based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez.
Lionsgate releases Machete Kills at UK cinemas on October 11, 2013
From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humour, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.
You can view the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLX8xfPuWNQ
There’s a rumour doing the rounds that an email was “accidentally” sent from BBC worldwide to employees confirming that series 8 will consist of 12 episodes (including the 2014 Christmas special) and feature a new Doctor.
The series is said to air in August 2014. Which, if true would mean Matt Smith is going at Christmas and a 15 month gap between series 7 and series 8.
A reduced episode run would make sense. The split was budgetary and hasn’t proved popular. Luther, Merlin and Being Human all had their episodes reduced in their hight of popularity.
An official announcement is being made by the BBC, at midnight.