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Here We Go Again, Ben Affleck Considering A Graceful Departure From Playing Batman
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So the ongoing saga of whether or not Ben Affleck will continue to play Batman after Justice League continues. This has been pretty much a thing since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice failed to live up to expectations. Affleck has gone on record saying he doesn’t want to play as Batman anymore, only to pull a 180 just days – sometimes hours later – and say he is committed to the role for the foreseeable future. The actor has played The Batman three times so far: once in Batman v Superman, another in Suicide Squad, and a third coming up in this week’s Justice League.

But it appears that Affleck has grown tired of the superhero world and is setting his sights on hanging up the cape for good. However, unlike previous attempts to exit the DCEU, the actor is now reportedly looking for a “graceful and cool way to segue out of it.” More on the story below.

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Annapurna Could Distribute James Bond Films In The U.S.
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Now that Daniel Craig‘s final James Bond film is in very early development, there are various distributors vying for the right to release the film here in the States. Sony had been releasing James Bond films here in the U.S. since 2006’s Casino Royale. However, their deal expired after the release of 2015’s Spectre, leaving various studios ranging from Warner Bros. to Universal battling for the rights to distribute the next film under their banner. Now it looks like Annapurna could be the one to do so. More on the story below.

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Gal Gadot Won’t Do ‘Wonder Woman 2’ If Brett Ratner Produces
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The fallout of the sexual harassment allegations continues. As more and more of the Hollywood elite continue to be outed, projects have either hit a standstill or are moving on without the accused. Some people are even being replaced. The fallout is now making its way to production companies. Case in point, Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot is reportedly holding out on signing on to return for a sequel unless the production company led by Brett Ratner won’t be involved in the film.

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’12 Strong’ Trailer: Chris Hemsworth’s Post-9/11 War Drama
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Though the current geopolitical climate is very divisive, it’s a bit of a relief that we can find inspiring stories from those who are willing to put their differences aside for the common good. That’s the feeling you get when watching 12 Strong, starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, and more. Based on a true story, the film centers on a group of 12 brave soldiers sent on a dangerous mission in Afghanistan in the wake of September 11th. With emotions running high, they must put their trust and faith in new allies and overcome the cultural divide. Check out the trailer here below.

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The Drill Down 497: #MeToo
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Design by Deva Pardue

[Design by Deva Pardue.]

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, #MeToo, speaking out on sexual harassment, Tesla sends power to Puerto Rico, protected WiFi is now vulnerable to eavesdropping, the battle for the net, giant robots duke it out!, and much more.

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TV Review: Gotham 4.2 “A Dark Knight: The Fear Reaper”
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Gotham
Season 4 Episode 2: “A Dark Knight: Pax Penguina”
Directed by Louis Shaw Milito
Written by Danny Cannon
Created by Bruno Heller
Starring Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Chris Chalk, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Morena Baccharin
FOX
Air Date: Thursday, September 28th, 2017, 8pm

Warning! Spoilers below tonight’s episode of Gotham!

Last week on Gotham, Penguin’s (Robin Lord Taylor) new business giving out crime licenses was flourishing and even the GCPD is on board – except for Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie). Penguin wanted to unionize crime. Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) also did not like it, having run across it during a vigilante run. Tabitha (Jessica Lucas) started training Selina (Camren Bicondova). An unlicensed gang took Jonathan Crane (Charlie Tahan), and forced him to make more fear juice. Gordon used Penguin to flush out the gang and make Penguin look cowardly.

Spoilers below.

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‘IT: Chapter Two’: Writer Gary Dauberman To Bring New Horrors To Stephen King’s It Sequel
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It Pennywise 2017

Having only seen bits and pieces of original IT TV miniseries, I didn’t know what to expect from the new Stephen King’s IT from director Andy Muschietti. But after catching a screening of new film, I can understand why everyone is so afraid of clowns. That being said, there are a few flaws, but overall, I had a terrifyingly good time. The reaction has been so good that Warner Bros. feels confident enough to move forward with a sequel.

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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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Zack Snyder Steps Down As Director Of ‘Justice League’ After Family Tragedy
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Zack Snyder

We’d like to joke and poke fun at how the term “creative differences” gets used a lot as a reason why a director walks out on a project. But there are times where it’s for reasons other than that. Sometimes, it’s very personal. For Zack Snyder, he’s stepping away from directing Justice League to be with his family after his daughter, Autumn Snyder, committed suicide in March. More on the story below and how it will affect the post-production of the Justice League.

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Rumor: WB Circling Robert Zemeckis To Direct ‘The Flash’ Movie
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The Flash

Warner Bros.’ big-screen adaptation of The Flash has seen better days. The standalone feature for the Scarlet Speedester lost two directors over creative differences in one year alone, and will undoubtedly miss its March 16, 2018, release date. Still, the studio firmly believes that the film deserves a theatrical debut. Now that may be happening, as WB is reportedly setting their sights on Back To The Future director Robert Zemeckis to helm the film. More on the story below.

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