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The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

Old 10-04-18, 02:59 PM
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

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I have my doubts. His next project I think is "The Has-Been" which is at Warner. Also, a bit early to get into "Batman" shape since production isn't supposed to be until Summer 2019, unless the studio (and Matt Reeves) are doing a swerve on us and it'll start a lot sooner.
Maybe just trying to get rid of the alcoholic bloating.
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Old 10-04-18, 03:07 PM
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

Actually, wouldn't surprise me if it's some health regimen as part of his sobriety. In any case, he's not playing Batman anymore, if he were the studio would've announced it and secondly, the rumors have been nothing but Reeves going with a young actor to play the character.
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

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I have my doubts. His next project I think is "The Has-Been" which is at Warner. Also, a bit early to get into "Batman" shape since production isn't supposed to be until Summer 2019, unless the studio (and Matt Reeves) are doing a swerve on us and it'll start a lot sooner.
I'm with you.
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Old 10-08-18, 03:59 PM
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

Grain of Salt Rumor Time:

RUMOR: Warner Bros. Eyes Jack OíConnell For Matt Reevesí ĎTHE BATMANí

Now comes the stretchÖthe part of this rumor that Iíve been trying to confirm since Friday and that I, myself, am having a hard time buying, and why this is only being reported as a rumor. I was given a name, not as someone who had absolutely been cast for this role, but someone that Warner Bros. had expressed interest in and that may have been present for either the recent meeting with Affleck or have met with WB very recently. Since being given the name Iíve reached out to his reps and received no response, so at this point weíve decided to share the name with you, from one group of fans to another, knowing that itís a rumor that we havenít been able to substantiate and one that doesnít seem to fit. However, as one of my colleagues said, Daniel Craig didnít make sense as James Bond until you saw him. The name we were given as a potential replacement (or potential Bat-family member) was Jack OíConnell.

Our hope here is that by sharing the rumor, itíll be confirmed, denied or shed some light on whatever the actual situation is thatís going on at Warner Bros. with The Batman. Stay tuned to That Hashtag Show for more on this story as it develops.
http://thathashtagshow.com/2018/10/0...es-the-batman/
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

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Grain of Salt Rumor Time:

RUMOR: Warner Bros. Eyes Jack OíConnell For Matt Reevesí ĎTHE BATMANí



http://thathashtagshow.com/2018/10/0...es-the-batman/
Iíve liked OíConnell since Skins, but I just donít see him as Batman.
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Old 10-08-18, 04:46 PM
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

I have enough faith in Reeves to make the right choice and would give him a chance. One thing that stood out was the "or potential Bat-family member" part. Kind of odd for them to add that in there... Sounds almost like Dick Grayson or something.
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Old 10-08-18, 06:54 PM
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

I think heíd be a better fit for Dick Grayson. Seems a bit on the young side to play Bruce/Batman to me (heís only 28) and doesnít quite have the look. I could see him as Nightwing though.
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Old 01-04-19, 07:02 PM
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

Aaron: When will we hear who will lead Matt Reeves' The Batman? Presumably, it won't be Ben Affleck.

Borys: The script is basically in, although Reeves will continue tweaking it and working on it. And I'm hearing the studio wants to start shooting in November. So let's say between now and then?
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Iím curious to finally get some concrete details on this like whoís going to be Batman and what villains. I know Penguin has been rumored but wondering if thatís still the case or not. Hopefully itíll be out by 2020 or 2021.
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Jesus, the glacial pace of this thing is frustrating! ďThe script is basically inĒ?

Meanwhile that Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie came out of nowhere and theyíre already done with principal photography.
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

Having just watched Justice League for the first time, I really wish Affleck were continuing as Bruce/Batman. I really liked him in that role.
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Itís not confirmed one way or the other regarding Affleck. While I didnít mind him in the role I feel like the drama he carries from the two films he was in on top of the will he or wonít he return as the character makes me ready to see someone new. Plus I feel like itís better getting someone younger. He was old for the part in the first place and itíll probably have been about five years since he last starred as the character. Also I believe this story is rumored to be about a younger Batman.
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

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Having just watched Justice League for the first time, I really wish Affleck were continuing as Bruce/Batman. I really liked him in that role.
I like Batfleck too... and Iíd like to see him as Old Man Wayne in a Batman Beyond setting with a younger actor as Terry. That would be cool.
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

I like Batfleck too, but just an odd choice going with an older Batman for the DCU right off the … uh, bat.
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

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I like Batfleck too... and I’d like to see him as Old Man Wayne in a Batman Beyond setting with a younger actor as Terry. That would be cool.
Keaton would be more awesome as old man Wayne if they were to do Beyond

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Jesus, the glacial pace of this thing is frustrating! “The script is basically in”?

Meanwhile that Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie came out of nowhere and they’re already done with principal photography.
My thought's exactly. My money is on this coming out never
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Old 01-10-19, 08:10 PM
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

From Revenge of the Fan:

One of the things that seems to be getting a lot of thought is the amount of spectacle the film will have.

As I wrote about in that December piece, the first draft of The Batman was pretty low on spectacle. Some of you took this to mean that it’ll have “no action,” but it’s important to note that I never said that. What I did say was that the script’s primary focus is on telling a psychologically complex detective story that takes its cues from David Fincher films like Se7en and Zodiac.

And now the second draft has come in and, from the sound of it, Reeves has amped up the spectacle a bit. I don’t know what motivated him to bring a little more explosiveness to the proceedings- maybe the studio has loosened the reins on his budget a bit thanks to Aquaman?- but I hear the action quotient for the film will lie somewhere between Se7en and The Dark Knight.
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Re: The Batman (D: Matt Reeves) S: Ben Affleck?

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Itís not confirmed one way or the other regarding Affleck. While I didnít mind him in the role I feel like the drama he carries from the two films he was in on top of the will he or wonít he return as the character makes me ready to see someone new. Plus I feel like itís better getting someone younger. He was old for the part in the first place and itíll probably have been about five years since he last starred as the character. Also I believe this story is rumored to be about a younger Batman.
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I like Batfleck too, but just an odd choice going with an older Batman for the DCU right off the Ö uh, bat.
But that's the reason why they went with him. I was skeptical too but after seeing him I understand why they went with an older Batman. We've already seen his origin a LOT so going with an older established Batman made sense. They wanted to set him apart from the existing iterations. He was much more in line with the Dark Knight Batman. Older, gruff, confident, smart, brutal. I loved the Martha rescue scene. He was absolutely brutal with taking out the kidnappers and I loved that.

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I like Batfleck too... and Iíd like to see him as Old Man Wayne in a Batman Beyond setting with a younger actor as Terry. That would be cool.
That would be awesome. But I really wonder if they would do a Batman Beyond movie. The general public doesn't really know much about that version of batman so I don't know if they would greenlight it.
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