Casey Affleck: Ben Not Returning As Batman

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Will he or won't he play one of the most famous pop culture characters in the world? No, I'm not talking about Daniel Craig playing James Bond; after days of being cagey, he's confirmed he's returning. No, I'm talking about whether Ben Affleck will play Batman … [Read more...]

Matt Reeves Completely Tossing Out Ben Affleck’s The Batman Script

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It was pretty shocking news when Ben Affleck dropped out of directing The Batman at the beginning of the year. I personally thought it was a smart move, as I would rather Affleck focus on performance. Not only is the role of playing Batman far more demanding than … [Read more...]

Batman Will Be Noir-Driven Says Director Matt Reeves

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The DC Extended Universe had a bit of a reprieve with Wonder Woman. Up until that point, Warner Bros. films were not really well told movies that left a mixed reception with audiences, and they were mostly panned by critics. Despite that, the casting has been … [Read more...]

Matt Reeves Officially Set To Direct The Batman

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) It seems that every time I write something about The Batman specifically (and the DCEU generally), I start off with something along the lines of, "One of these days I’ll write an article about only good things happening in the DCEU." That day has finally … [Read more...]

Director Matt Reeves Exits The Batman Negotiations

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Can someone please give the DC Extended Universe a break? Ben Affleck's The Batman film has been headed to turbulent waters after he recently stepped down from directing duties. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves … [Read more...]

Does Ben Affleck Want Out Of The Batman?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The last time I wrote something about Ben Affleck, Batman, and the DC Extended Universe was five days ago. I started off with a preface, "one of these days I’ll write an article about only good things happening in the DCEU, but it is not this day." Sadly, it is … [Read more...]

Is Ben Affleck’s Batman Script Getting Tossed?

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) One of these days I'll write an article about only good things happening in the DCEU, but it is not this day. Recently, Ben Affleck stepped down as director of the first DCEU Batman solo film, simply titled The Batman. I thought it was a sound idea, because … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck Will Not Direct The Batman; Matt Reeves Rumored To Replace Him

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The films of the DC Extended Universe have not had very good luck with directors. It seems like every other week another director leaves a project connected to the DCEU, and it doesn't look like that trend will stop anytime too. According to Variety, another … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Live By Night

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Live By Night wasn't a bad movie — far from it — but something was amiss from the whole thing, from beginning to end. Based on the Dennis Lehane (Gone Baby Gone) crime novel of the same name, the film follows Joseph (Ben Affleck) as the son of a police chief … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck: The Batman Is ‘Ahead Of The Curve’

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) What's going on with Ben Affleck's The Batman? At this point your guess is as good as mine. After it looked like everything was going well for the upcoming film, Affleck backtracked to the point of saying he wouldn't even make the film if he didn't think it would be … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck Claims The Batman Has ‘No Script,’ And Won’t Direct Unless It’s ‘Great’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ben Affleck has revealed The Batman still has “no script” and that he won't direct the picture if the screenplay isn't “really great.” The Oscar winning director is scheduled to helm the first standalone Dark Knight movie since Christopher Nolan's seminal … [Read more...]

Warner Bros. Eyeing July 2018 Release For Ben Affleck’s The Batman

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While the release date for Ben Affleck's The Batman hasn't been confirmed – it seems July 2018 is a likely bet. Warner Bros. originally scheduled Aquaman for July 27, 2018, but has since moved it to October 5 of that year. The studio has confirmed that the slot … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Accountant

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On balance, does The Accountant have more assets than liabilities? By Kimberly Gadette (doddleNEWS) One is the loneliest number. And if, by chance, you're an autistic math savant who can take down an enemy with the swipe of a dinner knife? Then you're most definitely the cheese that stands … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie Gets A Title, Plus Why Deathstroke Is The Villain

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) After Ben Affleck was announced as Batman for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, I was one of the few who thought he could possibly play the character well. While the film was a disappointment, most of the casting decisions were spot on, including Affleck, who … [Read more...]

When Is Ben Affleck’s Batman Film Coming Out? Maybe Sooner Than You Thought

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. haven't actually been off to a great start with their DC shared universe outings. While the three films that currently compose the DC Extended Universe have been successful at the box-office, the critics haven't been particularly … [Read more...]

Justice League: Batman’s Tactical Batsuit Revealed

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Zack Snyder has tweeted out a new picture from his upcoming Justice League blockbuster featuring Ben Affleck sporting a 'tactical Batsuit'. The pimped outfit looks heavily armoured featuring goggles and is rumored to be hooked up to the batmobile in some … [Read more...]