Matt Reeves To Direct ‘The Batman’!!!

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Warner Bros. has reportedly found their man to helm the next solo Batman film.

Matt Reeves is rumored to be in early negotiations to take over directing duties of ‘The Batman’ from Ben Affleck after Affleck stepped down from the position earlier this year.

Variety is reporting that their sources have told them Reeves has already committed to the project but the deal hasn’t been officially signed yet. Variety was also the first to report that the ‘Cloverfield’ director was high on a shortlist of directors they had in mind once Affleck decided not to direct but meetings with other film makers were still ongoing until recently.

This particular situation is not strange to Matt Reeves though. Reeves actually has replaced a director before as he did by stepping into the ‘Planet Of The Apes’ rebooted franchise when he took over ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ from Rupert Wyatt after Wyatt had successfully brought the franchise back to prominence with 2011’s ‘Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’. Even with that pressure on his back Reeves’ installment in the Apes series was just as critically acclaimed and financially successful as Wyatt’s installment. Which bodes well for Warner Bros.

If the deal officially goes through Ben Affleck will still have a huge role in the film. This will be the first standalone Batman film for Affleck who besides portraying the caped crusader, has co-written the script with DC head honcho Geoff Johns and also will be a producer on the movie as well. The step down from directing will give Affleck more time to focus on his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman who he feels warrants such focus because of how iconic a character he is.

With the director questions seemingly out of the way, the attention now turns to when will ‘The Batman’ start production? Reeves is currently in post production on ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ which is scheduled for a July release this year but should be freed up to begin his prep work for ‘The Batman’ right after. Filming was supposed to start in May but after Affleck stepping down as director and coming off a very busy 2016 that included shooting and publicity tours for ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’, ‘The Accountant’ and his passion project ‘Live By Night’, taking a break and pushing back the start date is more than understandable, especially since there will be more publicity coming this year for the upcoming ‘Justice League’ movie. That being said, seeing as how fast Warner Bros. and company has hired a new director would lead one to believe that production will be starting sooner rather than later.

While this will be Matt Reeves’ first foray into the comic book world, his past films have included dealing with monsters the size of skyscrapers, super intelligent-human like apes and even vampires (‘Let Me In’), so I think he is well equipped to take on ‘The Dark Knight’ and make a fantastic movie.

Joshua Christmas

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Confirms He Will Play Black Adam in Future Shazam Movie!!!

The Rock Black AdamAfter rumors, teases and speculation for years, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has finally confirmed that he will indeed play Black Adam in the upcoming ‘Shazam’ movie. Johnson, who had been rumored to be deciding between playing Black Adam, and Shazam himself, tweeted the news earlier today with the message ” “Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot.” My honor to become.. ” Take a look at the tweet here…

Variety is reporting Darren Lemke (Turbo, Shrek Forever After) will write the script with Johnson and Hiram Garcia producing. The hero in all of this, Shazam, formerly known as Captain Marvel; nor his alter ego 12 year old Billy Batson, have been cast.

 

The Rock To Be The New Green Lantern In Batman Vs Superman/Man Of Steel 2?!!!

The Rock To Be The New Green Lantern In Batman Vs Superman/Man Of Steel 2?!!! 

There is now speculation that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be Green Lantern, John Stewart in the sequel to last summer’s smash movie “Man Of Steel”. The action star had an interesting Instagram photo a while ago that caught quite a few people’s eyes and is gaining attention again now due to the latest rumblings surrounding Warner Bros. and their DC Universe projects. The hashtag to the photo read, “#JohnStewartCanStillWhupSupermansAss” (which he totally can’t by the way), hence the speculation. Just in the last couple of weeks, rumors were rampant that Johnson would be cast as Superman nemesis Darkseid, who is a villain so powerful it surely would be the catalyst to bring about the creation of the Justice League. The justice League eventually forming has been pretty much considered a given with the casting announcements that have been made for the Batman/Superman film. The question is will we see the true beginnings of it in Man Of Steel 2 or will the Justice League movie be filmed back to back with the Batman/Superman/MOS2 film and that’s when we see The League formed? What do you think? Would you rather see The Rock as Green Lantern John Stewart or as Darkseid? Here is a link to a report on the Instagram photo and hashtag courtesy of IGN.com —-> http://bit.ly/1aqLGJ5

Jesse Eisenberg Cast As Lex Luthor In Batman Vs Superman/Man Of Steel 2 Movie!!! Jeremy Irons Also Cast As Alfred Pennyworth!!!

 

Jesse Eisenberg Cast As Lex Luthor In Batman Vs Superman/Man Of Steel 2 Movie!!! Jeremy Irons Also Cast As Alfred Pennyworth!!!

Warner Bros. Pictures made a huge and shocking annoncement today as they have officially announced the casting of Academy Award nominated actor (The Social Network) Jesse Eisenberg as Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor and Academy Award winning actor  (Reversal Of Fortune) Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, the world famous butler, mentor and father figure to Bruce Wayne AKA Batman, who of course will be played by Ben Affleck. Responses are already heated about the casting of Eisenberg , who most believe isn’t the right fit to portray the vicious, dark, power obsessed maniac that is Lex Luthor. Meanwhile Jeremy Irons’ casting as trusty butler Alfred has been more well received as he is an established talented actor with a proven ability to have a strong range. The sequel to last year’s blockbuster Man Of Steel has had it’s fair share of criticism with many fans not approving of the casting of several of the roles including a large backlash when Affleck was initially announced as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Gal Gadot’s hiring to be DC Comics Superheroine Wonder Woman (who will at least make a cameo in the Batman Vs Superman film) was also met with dislike We can only wait and see how this will all turn out. And that wait will be a bit longer than originally anticipated as Man Of Steel 2/Batman Vs Superman has been pushed back from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016.