'Beauty and the Beast' actor says he was "just having some fun" after hinting he might be set to play the Batman villain.
It looks as though ‘The Batman’ is going through some changes. During an interview with CBS Pittsburgh (via Batman News) Joe Manganiello – the man behind the Deathstroke mask – cast doubt on whether or not he’s even in the movie at all. “Maybe,” he said, throwing his hands up in the air when asked about ‘The Batman’.
Credit: Warner Bros. It’s official – ‘The Batman’ has found its director. Matt Reeves has officially closed a deal to direct ‘The Batman’ – the upcoming solo movie starring Ben Affleck as DC’s Dark Knight.
“Batman v Superman” was a complete mess. Then “Suicide Squad,” five months later, managed to redefine what “mess” even means with its endless array of bizarre trailer montages after allegedly being taken away from director David Ayer and completely reworked in the editing room.
Early word is that Ben Affleck’s upcoming Batman solo movie may be something of a who’s-who of the Dark Knight’s greatest adversaries – but it seems one key character will not be making an appearance. Sienna Miller told me tonight that she wants to play Catwoman in Affleck’s Batman movie.
The Dark Knight kicks it up a notch… according to Deathstroke. “[Ben Affleck’s] take is a fresh take but I think the audience is going to be surprised,” he told the Mark Madden, Super Genius Podcast. Well, if you believe the hype, it could mean that reports of ‘The Batman’ script being in a spot of bother could be very, very wrong.
Comic book movies may have become the dominant form of blockbuster entertainment in cinemas worldwide, but taking super-powered characters from the printed page to the big screen isn’t always as neat and tidy a process as film studios might like.
During an interview with Variety, 68-year-old ‘Batman V Superman’ star Jeremy Irons revealed that the upcoming Batman solo film will begin shooting next year. Asked about his role in ‘Justice League’, he replied: “Similar [to ‘Batman V Superman’], but then, of course, Ben’s going to make a Batman film next summer. “In the ‘Justice League’ we have seven major lead characters and I’m the butler to one of them,” he added.
During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, ‘The Batman’ star Joe Manganiello revealed that Ben Affleck’s first solo Batman movie starts filming in spring. “I mentioned the other day, it’s been around for a long time that the movie … There is no Batman movie happening yet,” he told The Huffington Post. Of course, Affleck’s comments come after he seemingly confirmed the title for his upcoming Batman movie… but he’s since tried to affirm that the title hasn’t quite been decided.
It looks as though Ben Affleck’s ‘Batman’ movie just got a title. During an interview with Associated Press, the 44-year-old ‘Batman V Superman’ star revealed the title of his upcoming solo movie… and it’s a name we’ve heard before. “The movie I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’,” he confirmed.
‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ was divisive to say the least. Obviously Warner Bros. and everyone connected with the film weren’t very happy with this response. In fact it’s now been alleged that Ben Affleck, who made his debut as Batman in the film, was furious with the reception.