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Scratch That, Matt Reeves Will Direct ‘The Batman’ After All
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Ben Affleck as Batman in Justice League

It seems like we’ve been going through a carousel of yes and no’s when it comes to whether or not Matt Reeves will direct The Batman. Following word that talks broke down last weekend, now there is official confirmation that Reeves will helm the film after title star Ben Affleck felt he was not up to the task. More on the story below.

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TV Review: The Flash 3.13 “Attack On Gorilla City “
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The Flash
Season 3 Episode 13: “Attack on Gorilla City”
Directed by Dermott Downs
Written by Aaron Helbing & David Kob
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale, Tom Felton
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017, 8:00pm

Two weeks ago on The Flash, the meta of the day was one that Alchemy aka Julian (Tom Felton) had awakened. His touch had the ability to cause matter to disintegrate, and people to decompose to ash. That meta, Clive Yorkin (Matthew Kevin Anderson), went after cops that collared him in Flashpoint. He touched Iris (Candice Patton) to hurt Joe West (Jesse L. Martin). Barry (Grant Gustin) figured that out, so Cisco (Carlos Valdes) vibed there to find the next target. Yorkin caused a train full of people to be in danger, so Barry vibed the whole train safely through, leaving Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) to vibe (for the first time) through Yorkin with a neutralizer.

Spoilers below.

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Matt Reeves No Longer In Consideration To Direct ‘The Batman’
eelyajekiM   |  

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Things aren’t looking too good for the DCEU. In just the past few weeks, Ben Affleck took himself out as director of The Batman. The film reportedly went through a script overhaul – despite contrary reports that the studio was happy with Chris Terrio‘s rewrites to Affleck and Geoff Johns’ script. Then there was the rumor that Affleck did not want to play Batman anymore. And now, after Matt Reeves entered talks with the hopes that he would direct, word is coming out that talks have broken down and he is no longer in consideration. More on the story below.

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WB and Ben Affleck Reportedly Happy With New ‘The Batman’ Script
eelyajekiM   |  

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

There’s going to be a day where the sun will always shine on the DCEU. But today is not that day. The Batman is the latest film to be plagued by production problems. It was hit early on with a rumor from Bret Easton Ellis – which he backtracked later on – that WB did not like the script. Then Ben Affleck dropped out as director, after spending weeks seesawing his commitment. But now it has circled back to script issues. Affleck and Geoff Johns had worked on a script before it was handed off to Chris Terrio (Argo). Last week’s news that the studio would like to start the film with a fresh script was worrisome.

Now, Justin Kroll of Variety is offering a different perspective. According to him, WB thinks the script is fine. More on the story below.

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Matt Reeves Officially In Talks To Direct ‘The Batman’
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Matt Reeves might direct The Batman

Shortly after Ben Affleck dropped out as director of The Batman, War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves became one of the frontrunners to direct the film. Now a new report confirms Reeves that is in talks to direct the film. We are also learning who else was in the running to direct. Check out the full story below.

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‘The Batman’ Could Be Getting A Brand New Script
eelyajekiM   |  

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In the weeks following Ben Affleck‘s exit as director of The Batman, Warner Bros. has been scrambling to find a replacement. This is the fourth director that has left a DCEU project. Last we heard, Argo writer Chris Terrio, who also did the rewrites for Batman v Superman and worked on the script to Justice League, took a pass on the script that was penned by Affleck and Geoff Johns.

Though Affleck waffled, he has said that he wouldn’t commit to directing unless the script was up to his expectations. Now that he’s out, WB may have to start with a clean slate. More on the story below.

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TV Review: The Flash 3.12 “Untouchable”
Olympus Athens   |  

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The Flash
Season 3 Episode 12: “Untouchable”
Directed by Rob Hardy
Written by Brooke Roberts & Judalina Neira
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, 8:00pm

Last week on The Flash, a sexy bounty hunter came from Earth-19 to collect HR (Tom Cavanagh), but he has grown on the team. Cisco (Carlos Valdes) flirted with and challenged the hunter to a trial by combat, winner takes HR. Julian (Tom Felton) helped them figure out how to beat her, in between being incredibly awkward. After battling through several worlds, including Earth-2, Earth-38 (Supergirl), and a Mustafar-like world, Cisco won and made HR a permanent resident of Earth-1.

Spoilers below.

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TV Review: The Flash 3.11 “Dead Or Alive”
Olympus Athens   |  

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The Flash
Season 3 Episode 11: “Dead or Alive”
Directed by Harry Jierjian
Written by Benjamin Raab and Deric A. Hughes
Teleplay by Zack Stentz
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, 8:00pm

Last week on The Flash, HR (Tom Cavanagh) turned S.T.A.R. Labs into a museum, complete with a Cisco (Carlos Valdes) hologram, much to his chagrin. Caitlin asked Julian (Danielle Panabaker, Tom Felton) to join the team. Barry (Grant Gustin) and Cisco vibed back to the future (4 months from now), to figure out what the news was that day, so they could try and change it. Part of that plan was to have Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) capture villain of the day, Plunder, who appeared in that future news flash.

Spoilers below.

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‘Argo’ Writer Chris Terrio Penned A Draft For Ben Affleck’s ‘The Batman’
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Chris Terrio Wrote A Draft For Ben Affleck's Batman

It’s very typical to see more details to major developments like Ben Affleck taking himself out as the director of The Batman (rumored title). The film suffered a major setback this week, which now forces Warner Bros. to look for another director. This is the fourth time they have to do so in the past two years. The first was for Wonder Woman, while The Flash lost two directors in one year, and this year Affleck took his name out. But for all of its problems, WB remains adamant that they can make the DC Extended Universe just as entertaining as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Still, one has to wonder what happened to make Affleck walk away from directing a superhero film. We will probably hear more about it in the coming weeks or maybe later, but now comes word that Chris Terrio had his hands on the script to The Batman. More on the story below.

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TV Review: The Flash 3.10 “Borrowing Problems From The Future”
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The Flash
Season 3 Episode 10: “Borrowing Problems from the Future”
Directed by Millicent Shelton
Written by Grainne Godfree & David Kob
Starring Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Danielle Panabaker, Candice Patton, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, Keiynan Lonsdale
Created by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns
The CW
Air Date: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017, 8:00pm

Last time on The Flash, we saw a bit of Julian’s (Tom Felton) history, which basically explained the Alchemy/Savitar situation with something called the Philosopher’s Stone. Earth-3’s Jay Garrick (John Wesley Shipp) was supportive (almost like a dad), with wise words and a suggestion to get rid of the Philosophers Stone (oh yeah-fixed Julian and “fixed” Savitar), of throwing it in the speed force. Barry (Grant Gustin) accidentally ran 5 months into the future and watched Iris (Candice Patton) die at the hands of Savitar. Barry gave Iris an awesome apartment for Christmas.

Spoilers below.

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