7 Great Potential Storylines for Post-Affleck Batman

7 Great Potential Storylines for Post-Affleck Batman

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The much discussed, sometimes controversial, era of Ben Affleck’s Batman is officially over. He ended up swaying a lot of non-believers, but apparently, it wasn’t enough. For those of you Fleckies (Ben Affleck fans) who were hoping to see Chuckie from Good Will Hunting don the cape one last time whilst reminding us of our potential as mathematicians will just have to bury that dream. Warner Bros. has officially set a June 25th, 2021 release date for Matt Reeve’s The Batman and Ben of the clan Affleck will not be reprising the role. This is apparently because the film wishes …

Joss Whedon Quits ‘Batgirl,’ Roxane Gay Offers to Take Over

Joss Whedon Quits ‘Batgirl,’ Roxane Gay Offers to Take Over

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A few days ago, Joss Whedon announced he’d departed from his Batgirl movie with DC Entertainment. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Whedon said he was having trouble cracking the story. He told THR, “Batgirl is such an exciting project, and Warners/DC such collaborative and supportive partners, that it took me months to realize I really didn’t have a story.”   Though fans of Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl mourned losing superhero movie veteran Whedon (The Avengers movies, Justice League), the story took a surprising turn the next day. Hunger writer Roxane Gay tweeted that she’d take over story duties, and …

Batman Fans May Have Their Newest Joker: Joaquin Phoenix

Batman Fans May Have Their Newest Joker: Joaquin Phoenix

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Last summer, news broke that a possible standalone Joker film was in the works. Finally, we have news on the front-running actor for the role: Joaquin Phoenix. According to Variety, Phoenix hasn’t been confirmed by the studio, but Todd Phillips, the director, has chosen him for the role. If Warner Bros. Studios approves and negotiations work out, we could have our next Joker.    Since Heath Ledger’s impeccable performance, the Joker’s tone has shifted from the campy Jack Nicholson to a darker, more twisted criminal, and Phoenix is an excellent choice for the role. Intense, brooding, method acting is how Ledger’s performance …

Looks Like Jake Gyllenhaal Might Replace Ben Affleck as Batman

Looks Like Jake Gyllenhaal Might Replace Ben Affleck as Batman

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Justice League’s been, um, making news. First with Zack Snyder dropping from the project and Joss Whedon coming in for reshoots, then CGI’ing out Superman’s mustache, then Rotten Tomatoes withholding the Tomatometer score (which is, currently, a measly 38%). And now it seems like Batman star Ben Affleck is already prepared to hang up the cowl.   According to Collider’s John Campea, Ben Affleck is 100% out as Batman after Justice League. This isn’t really surprising, considering Affleck said just this week during the Justice League’s press tour that he would like a “graceful and cool” exit from the role.   That …

Infographic: The Scariest Monsters in Literature

Infographic: The Scariest Monsters in Literature

Halloween is a time for spooky monsters like the well-known Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Headless Horseman. It’s also a time for scary books. After all, every monster we just mentioned shares one thing in common: a literary heritage. Books are full of creepy ghouls, ghosts, and monsters, so it’s no surprise that a lot of our Halloween horror inspiration comes from the scary stories on our bookshelves. But how well do you know the scariest monsters in all of literature? Get into the spirit of Halloween with this awesome infographic from the folks at the UK’s Morph Costumes. All of the classic creeps are …