Ben Affleck has been testing out his Batman voice on Jennifer Garner.
The star has been cast as The Caped Crusader alongside Superman in the sequel to Man of Steel and has been perfecting his superhero voice on his actress spouse.
When asked if she has heard him practiCing for his role by MTV News, Jennifer replied, "I hear every voice."
Ben has proved a controversial choice to play the DC Comics character, but Jennifer is confident he will bring something new to the famous role - most recently played by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight trilogy. "You know, I was excited for him [being cast]. I was excited because he had a real take on what he wanted to do, and you know, I have to say, my husband is a pretty great storyteller himself, and I'm excited to watch him do it," she added.
Whether you want to remember him for directing Argo or acting in Gigli, Ben Affleck has been chosen as the next actor to play Batman.
Taking the black cape and bat-eared costume from Christian Bale, who portrayed the Dark Knight in Christopher Nolan's recent Batman trilogy, Affleck will appear in the upcoming sequel to Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Snyder released a statement announcing Affleck's casting:
"Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry [Cavill]'s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retains the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can't wait to work with him."
The film - tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman - is expected to be released July 2015 with production beginning in 2014.
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his wife Sam schedule their careers around their children.
The Kick-Ass 2 star says he and his 46-year-old spouse try to make sure at least one parent is available to look after their four daughters - including Wylda Rae, three, and 18-month-old Romy Hero, as well as two children from Sam's previous marriage - while the other is working.
"We travel as a family. We made a decision a long time ago that's how we're gonna do it. The last thing I wanna do is be separated from my wife and kids. It's important that one of us is with the kids," he said.
Aaron recently filmed a remake of Godzilla while Sam looked after the children, but now she has signed on to direct the eagerly anticipated big screen version of Fifty Shades of Grey, the 23-year-old actor will take a break from acting.
"Toymakers will tell you they won’t sell enough, and movie people will point to the two terrible superheroine movies that were made and say, 'You see? It can’t be done.' It’s stupid, and I’m hoping The Hunger Games will lead to a paradigm shift. It’s frustrating to me that I don’t see anybody developing one of these movies. It actually pisses me off. My daughter watched The Avengers and was like, 'My favorite characters were the Black Widow and Maria Hill,' and I thought, 'Yeah, of course they were. I read a beautiful thing Junot Diaz wrote: 'If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.'"
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers director Joss Whedon shares his frustrations regarding the lack of women superheroes in today's films.
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Just weeks away from Man of Steel's official trailer unveiling (set to screen prior to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in theaters and online), Warner Bros. has revealed a new poster for the upcoming Superman film.
The poster sees the latest Superman, Henry Cavill, in handcuffs among what looks to be military personnel. Will it be a case of a frame job or the superhero ruffling the feathers of someone with great authority? We'll just have to wait and see when the Zack Snyder-directed film hits theaters on June 14.
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It may not be due in theaters for well over a year from now, but the start of pre-production on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has got fans wanting to know what to expect - and
Peter Parker Andrew Garfield has offered a few clues.
For starters, Garfield pointed out that the costume will be going under some redesigning - mostly due to a bodily function he couldn't perform while in it: "The suit is undergoing a redesign because I couldn't urinate in it last time. So I'm less nervous 'cause that's gonna be nice."
More importantly, Garfield discussed some possible themes that may be expressed in the sequel:
"I feel like we got over a hump with our first one. We had to reinstate the character, and we had to reinvigorate an audience to the character. And I hope to bring more of this theme - the theme of the orphan... I wanna keep exploring that theme of being fatherless, being motherless, searching for purpose and finding a purpose within himself, being a self-made man, I guess."
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 currently has an expected release date of May 2, 2014.
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Rumors concerning who will direct the X-Men: First Class sequel, X-Men: Days of Future Past, have finally been confirmed: Bryan Singer will replace Matthew Vaughn, who will instead take a producer role for the superhero flick. Singer - who directed the first two X-Men films from 2000 and 2003, as well as The Usual Suspects, Superman Returns, and Valkyrie - was a producer on the X-Men reboot.
There's no word yet as to whether or not Singer's return to the directing chair of the X-Men franchise will convince Patrick Stewart to return to the series, but the film does have a scheduled release date of July 18, 2014.
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Charlie Sheen always wanted to play Spider-Man.
The Anger Management star revealed he once tried to buy the rights to the comic book and star in a big screen adaptation featuring the superhero and his alter-ego Peter Parker, but he was talked out of it.
Speaking on podcast Mohr Stories, he told Jay Mohr, "I had an office at Orion and I brought them Spider-Man. I said 'Look, in a couple of years, I'll be too old to play Peter Parker. And they said, 'Yeah we're just thinking that cartoons are not the future, comic books are not the future.' And I said, 'But it's 'Spider-Man. I'm perfect.' I had a guy who was going to get the rights for me."
However, the company talked him out of the idea, which Charlie says is something they should regret after later going into bankruptcy. "They were like, 'Nah, we're gonna wait.' They didn't know s**t," he said.
"And certainly, I've made the horror films and people say, "Can you make a horror film also an art film?" And I would say, 'Yeah, I think you can.' But a superhero movie, by definition, you know, it's comic book. It's for kids. It's adolescent in its core. That has always been its appeal, and I think people who are saying, you know, 'Dark Knight Rises is, you know, supreme cinema art,' I don't think they know what the f**k they're talking about."
- Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg comments on The Dark Knight and the superhero film genre.
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