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Adaptation Of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ On The Way From Andy Serkis, Matt Reeves
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Animal Farm

Recently Netflix acquired Mowgli (previously titled Jungle Book: Origins), a new adaptation of The Jungle Book directed by Andy Serkis, from Warner Brothers.

Now another Serkis project has been set up at Netflix. The streaming giant has acquired the rights to author George Orwell‘s 1945 allegorical novella Animal Farm, and Serkis will direct the adaptation.

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Rumor: Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ Could Be A Reboot and Move On Without Ben Affleck
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Batman v Superman Ben Affleck Bat Signal

It wouldn’t be The Batman without the rumor mill churning out another rumor about it being Ben Affleck‘s last DCEU film. Rumors of the actor trying to find a graceful exit have been floating around since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice failed to meet expectations. But the actor stuck to his film commitments, and if we are to believe the rumors, he wants out any way possible.

So, one way was The Batman, a Batman standalone that he was supposed to write and direct. While he wasn’t able to crack that script, the film could still be used as an outlet for his exit. Now there are reports that the film could just be rebooted entirely, and without Affleck. More on the story below.

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Matt Reeves Clears The Air, Confirms ‘The Batman’ Is In The DCEU
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Matt Reeves

In the past few days, DC fans have been wondering what the heck is going on over at Warner Bros. Two different Joker movie announcements in two days, one is a Joker origin story not set in the DCEU, and the other a Joker and Harley movie that isn’t related to Suicide Squad 2 or Gotham City Sirens. While there are many trying to make some sense of this, one person who is clearing the air surrounding his movie is The Batman director Matt Reeves.

Yesterday, Reeves said WB told him that The Batman is “a standalone, it’s not part of the extended universe.” At the time, many speculated that it would be somehow related to the Joker origins movie and that Ben Affleck was no longer a part of this particular project. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. In fact, Reeves took to social media to confirm that The Batman will in fact be a part of the DCEU. Check out what he had to say below.

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Matt Reeves Says ‘The Batman’ Is A Standalone Film That Is Not A Part Of The DCEU
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Ben Affleck as Batman

If there was one DCEU film that has been giving Warner Bros. the biggest headache, it would have to be The Batman. The film which would see Ben Affleck reprise his role as the titular character has been going through a series of behind-the-scenes troubles that have prevented it from entering production. Affleck stepped down as the director because he felt unable to give the film the attention it needed. Then came the rumors that he no longer wanted to be Batman. And now there is word that Warner Bros. will be launching a new banner with DC, that will tell new and unique stories with new actors playing iconic characters that will be separate from the DCEU, such as the just announced Joker origins film.

Now I bring that up because it appears that The Batman is heading in the same direction. In a recent interview director Matt Reeves says the film is a standalone, and is not a part of DC’s extended universe. More on the story below.

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Zack Snyder’s Creative Influence In DCEU To Be Significantly Reduced
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Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder and his wife, producer Deborah Snyder, have been a part of the DCEU creative force since the very beginning. In fact, Zack Snyder has been a major presence having directed Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, some of Suicide Squad, and was an executive producer and/or writer for Wonder Woman and Aquaman. But it appears that the filmmaker’s creative input could be minimized significantly as the DCEU moves forward.

According to new reports, the Snyders “will no longer have anything like the level of creative influence that got the franchise to this point.” More on the story below.

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Ben Affleck’s Rumored Wish To No Longer Play Batman May Come True
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Ben Affleck as Batman

There comes a point in time where we have to ask ourselves if there’s going to be any good news about Ben Affleck and The Batman. Since Affleck joined the DCEU, he’s been in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, both were marred by negative reviews for a variety of reasons. Then there was the pressure to direct a great Batman film, which he took himself out of.

So while Matt Reeves taking the helm may be a sigh of relief, there’s still the rumor of Affleck wanting out of his obligation to star as the Caped Crusader as well. Now there’s word that the at execs at WB are working on a deal to make that happen, but in a graceful manner. More on the story below.

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Movie Review: War For The Planet Of The Apes
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Twentieth Century Fox's War for the Planet of the Apes, starring Andy Serkis as Caesar

War for the Planet of the Apes
Director: Matt Reeves
Screenwriter: Mark Bomback, Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer, Terry Notary
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Rated PG-13 | 142 Minutes
Release Date: July 14, 2017

“Apes. Together. Strong.”

In 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a scientific experiment gives rise to a species of intelligent apes, and a virus that brings humanity to the brink of extinction. The sentient apes flourish in the absence of humans until they’re discovered by a small band of survivors in 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The species struggle to coexist, but their fragile peace is shattered by Koba, a former lab chimp so consumed with hatred for the humans that he betrays his leader, the noble chimpanzee Caesar, to incite war against them.

Enter War for the Planet of the Apes, the third and final chapter of 20th Century Fox’s critically acclaimed series. Directed by Matt Reeves (of Cloverfield, Let Me In, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), War delivers a powerful and poignant climax to one of the greatest film trilogies of all time, with complex characters, soulful performances, and the most impressive special effects I’ve ever seen. Not only is it one of the best movies of the summer, it’s one of the best films of 2017 — an unparalleled work of blockbuster filmmaking that is as thought-provoking as it is awe-inspiring.

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Matt Reeves Confirms He’ll Write A New Script For ‘The Batman’
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Matt Reeves To Write New Script For The Batman

The Batman went through some major script overhauls after Ben Affleck stepped down as director. Even after Matt Reeves was brought in to direct, the actor was considering walking away from the role after he was through with his contract.

While Affleck and Geoff Johns have been putting the script together for the past few years, it appears that Reeves wants to start anew. Check out what he had to say below.

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Matt Reeves Already Envisioning ‘The Batman’ As A Trilogy
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Since WB has brought in War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves to helm The Batman, fans have been excited about the prospect of him bringing a detective noir aspect to Gotham City.

As cool as that sounds, the director is hoping to make The Batman his trilogy. But he also realizes that it is a very ambitious idea. Check out what he had to say about it below.

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Matt Reeves Talks Emotional Batman Story, ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Caesar Comparison, Christopher Nolan
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Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition

Cloverfield and Let Me In director Matt Reeves recently talked about the latest Batman standalone movie, currently known as The Batman. Reeves came on board to direct after Ben Affleck, who also stars, opted out of his directorial duties.

Reeves, who also helmed this month’s War for the Planet of the Apes and its predecessor Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, says he wants to tell an emotional Batman story. He also compared the legendary comic book character to Caesar in the Apes movies (played by Andy Serkis), and talked about what he liked about Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan’s work.

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