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Ben Affleck Swears He Will Direct ‘The Batman’ But He Just Needs More Time
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Sooner or later we will be getting a Batman movie directed by Ben Affleck. But recent news of the actor not being able to commit to it because of the timing or inability to get the script “right” seems to push the timetable further back. The film doesn’t even have an official release date yet, even with Warner Bros. pushing a few other films back. But their efforts don’t seem to be working.

However, Affleck spoke about the current status of The Batman, and assures us that he will direct the film, just give him a “second.” Check out what he had to say below.

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Ben Affleck’s ‘The Batman’ On Track For Spring 2017 Start
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After Warner Bros. decided to push Justice League 2 to a later date – to give time for Zack Snyder to work on his passion project film, The Last Photograph – it didn’t take long for people to speculate that Ben Affleck‘s Batman, rumored to be titled The Batman, would be taking its June release date.

However, there was no confirmation that it would happen. Until now. The actor recently spoke about the status of his film, talking about the script, when he would start filming, and the reputation he has to uphold. Check out what he had to say below.

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The Drill Down 455: The End Of Time
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Drill Down Podcast: Pebble Watch RIP

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Pebble’s dead, Google goes green, UK’s Snoopers Charter, Amazon Go, a DIY gif bot, some amazing game trailers, and much, much more.

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Joe Manganiello Says Audiences Will Be Surprised By Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’
eelyajekiM   |  

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Rumors of the tentatively titled The Batman having “serious script issues” were a cause for concern as it put a direct light on what many were fearing. That WB execs didn’t care about the quality of the script and were just happy that the film can make bank overseas. However, Bret Easton Ellis, who was the source of that rumor, backtracked on his comments and clarified that he was merely reporting on a second-hand rumor.

Moving on to much better news, Joe Manganiello, who will play Deathstroke, is talking a little bit about The Batman, its tone, and working with Ben Affleck. Check out what he had to say below.

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Rumor: Ben Affleck’s ‘The Batman’ Has Some “Serious Script” Issues
eelyajekiM   |  

Ben Affleck as Batman

News of DCEU films having major issues seems to be a recurring thing for Warner Bros., but despite those rumors, the films have been huge box office draws. So it doesn’t come as any surprise that there are new rumors that Ben Affleck‘s The Batman has issues of its own, despite the fact that the Batman v Superman star will direct and co-write the script with Geoff Johns. But there appears to be much more to it than that. It appears that Warner Bros. doesn’t seem to care at all. Check out the full story here below.

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Ben Affleck’s ‘The Batman’ Scheduled To Start Shooting In 2017
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

DCEU’s Batman standalone film may finally have a start date. So much of the film has been surrounded in secrecy that even its title, The Batman, isn’t even confirmed. We know that Ben Affleck will star, write, and direct the film. But aside from the two dates that Warner Bros. has reserved for two untitled DCEU films, it’s not clear when the film will hit theaters.

Now Joe Manganiello, who is set to play Deathstroke, says the film is expected to start shooting next year. Check out the full story below.

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Ben Affleck Says His Batman Film Is Simply Titled ‘The Batman’… For Now
eelyajekiM   |  

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ben Affleck‘s standalone film is in pretty good hands, as not only is the actor reprising his role for the solo feature, he is also going to direct it using a script he co-wrote with Geoff Johns, who will also produce alongside Jon Berg. Though we know the major players and that the antagonist would be mercenary-for-hire Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello), the official title of the movie was largely unknown. Until now. During the press junket for The Accountant, Affleck said the title for his standalone Batman film would be The Batman.

More on the story below.

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Joe Manganiello Confirmed To Play Deathstroke In Ben Affleck’s Batman Film
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Deathstroke will be in Batman

It wasn’t too long ago that Ben Affleck made the surprising video reveal that Deathstroke would be in the standalone Batman film, rumored to be titled The Batman, and many were already speculating who would play the deadly assassin.

One of the top names rumored was Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, True Blood, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday). Now, a new report confirms this casting, stating that the actor has signed on the play the character. More on the story below.

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Honest Trailers Presents ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’
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If you’ve seen the new animated film, Batman: The Killing Joke, you know that somehow, someway, despite all the fan rage against the DCEU films, they actually managed to mess up the un-mess-up-able. Alan Moore wrote Batman: The Killing Joke in 1988, and it instantly became the most talked about and adored comics maybe of all time. It is the quintessential Batman & Joker story, featuring the Joker committing awful acts in an effort to prove to Batman that all it takes is one really bad day to make a good man go crazy. These include shooting and paralyzing Barbara Gordon, as well as the extended torture of her father. DC animated movies have long been the standard in comic animation, so when critics and fans both slammed this adaptation, it became an easy target for the gang at Screen Junkies to give it the Honest Trailers treatment.

Check out the Honest Trailer below.

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Ben Affleck Reveals Deathstroke, Reportedly The Villain For ‘The Batman’
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Ben Affleck tweeted a short video today supposedly from the set of Justice League giving his followers a tantalizing glimpse of an iconic DC Comics character who, according to a source for Umberto Gonzalez’s original story at The Wrap, could be the main villain in the untitled standalone Batman movie Affleck will star in as well as co-write, produce, and direct. Check out the video below of the reveal of Deathstroke.

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