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Over the past seven days, director Kevin Smith has had a number of his Mallrats stars confirmed to return in Mallrats 2. The filmmaker revealed on his Twitter page that the next two additions are Jeremy London and Ethan Suplee, reprising their roles as T.S. Quint and William, respectively. They join the filmmaker himself, returning as Silent Bob, Jason Mewes (Jay), Jason Lee (Brody), Stan Lee (Himself), Michael Rooker (Mr. Svenning) and Shannen Doherty (Rene). At this rate, the filmmaker could have his entire cast lined up by next week.
The director mentioned that, after these latest casting additions, he now has "8 down, 4 to go." It is believed that Kevin Smith is referring to Mallrats stars Claire Forlani (Brandi Svenning), Joey Lauren Adams (Gwen), Ben Affleck (Shannon) and Renée Humphrey (Trish). Given how busy Ben Affleck's schedule is, it isn't known if he would come back for the sequel, »
Gillian Flynn is the Gone Girl novelist who later adapted her own work for David Fincher’s 2014 feature, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. That twisted debauched tale put its creator in the spotlight, quite rightly so, and she’s now landed another adaptation deal. For her next effort, Flynn will collaborate with Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave, Shame) on his upcoming feature Widows.
The movie is based on a UK series than ran for three seasons up until 1995 and revolved around the hijinks of three recent widows. Written by Prime Suspect scribe Linda Laplante, it traced the dalliances of three widows who club together to finish a job after their husbands are killed trying to pull off a heist. Trust us, it’s as brilliant as it sounds, largely thanks to La Plante’s scripting and the cast of characters.
For McQueen’s big screen remake the »
- Gem Seddon
Who are the all-new, all-different Avengers? Where did Ben Affleck make some Batman jokes? What place to sidekicks have in modern comic book movies? Which X-Men favorite is currently being cast for X-Men Apocalypse? What’s the latest on the Captain Marvel movie? Who does Robert Downey Jr. think is the most important character in Avengers: Age […]
- Germain Lussier
After jumping into the film world with her adaptation of her own work with Gone Girl, it seems like Gillian Flynn will be moving forward with a project that has her working with one of the latest directors to take home an Oscar for Best Picture.
Deadline reported on Friday that Flynn is set to co-write a heist thriller with 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen attached to write and direct. The thriller is based on the 2002 British miniseries Widows, which was written by Prime Suspect‘s Lynda La Plante. That mini focused on a caper gone wrong, where four armed robbers get killed in a failed heist attempt and their widows team to finish the job.
- Zach Dennis
Proud husband! Ben Affleck was largely all business on Thursday, March 26, when he addressed a Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. on aid in Africa, but he took a moment to gush about his famous wife. Discussing his work in the continent, the Oscar winner, 42, nodded to his love Jennifer Garner and her own charity efforts. He was prompted by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who worked on the push for foreign aid in Congo as well. "Jennifer and Violet are [...] »
Another day, another original cast member joins the cast of Mallrats 2.
We heard the other day that his partner in crime Jason Lee was looking to buy some more chocolate covered pretzels, and now director Kevin Smith has announced via his social media channels that T.S could ruin some more mall-based game shows.
T.S. Quint proposes a return to the Jaws ride! @SirJeremyLondon going back to the Mall, ya’ll! 8 down, 4 to go! #MR2 pic.twitter.com/laSdWqtheB
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) March 27, 2015
Many fans have felt that London was the weak link in the original Mallrats, released back in 1995, as he was constantly forgetting lines on-set. Smith admitted during the director’s commentary that London spent the majority of the filmed stoned, hence his performance. Given Smith’s new taste for life, they might get »
- Luke Owen
Ben Affleck knows how to sell a movie. even one that doesn.t have to be sold. The Oscar-winning director and A-list star found himself speaking before Congress, but took the time to make sure they all knew about his upcoming role as the Caped Crusader in Zack Snyder.s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice -- because wouldn.t you, if you could? Ben Affleck testified before Congress on Thursday, accompanied by his wife, Jennifer Garner, and Bill Gates . of all people. He was speaking on behalf of his Eastern Congo Initiative, according to the Boston Herald, where he pleaded for assistance in Africa. But in the process, game recognized game when Bat-fleck called out Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a fellow Batman co-star in his own right. Said Affleck: I would be remiss not to recognize my co-star in Batman. Your role was marginally smaller than mine, but »
Ben Affleck took his star power to Washington D.C. Thursday to testify about the importance of foreign aid in Africa, but even then Hollywood wasn’t far from his mind. “I would be remiss not to recognize my co-star in ‘Batman,'” Affleck joked, when he spotted Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who had a cameo in “The Dark Knight Rises.” “Your role was marginally smaller than mine, but I understand you are quite good,” added the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” actor. Also Read: Grantland’s First Feature Doc Sends NBA Star Serge Ibaka Home to the Congo »
- Debbie Emery
Violet Affleck was at her dad's side when Ben Affleck spoke to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs in Washington DC on Thursday. Sitting beside Bill Gates, the actor spoke before the panel about his organization, the Eastern Congo Initiative, and the importance of providing foreign aid to African countries. Jennifer Garner and 9-year-old Violet sat behind him, and at one point Ben mentioned Batman to recognize Senator Patrick Leahy, who made a brief cameo in The Dark Knight Rises. Ben joked, "I would be remiss not to recognize my costar in Batman. Your role was marginally smaller than mine, but I understand you were quite good." Keep reading to see pictures of Ben, Jennifer, and Violet in Washington DC, then take a look at the couple's cute Pda. »
Yesterday marked exactly one year to the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with Warner Bros. celebrating by giving us our first look at a bald Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and now EW (via Cbm) has released an official version of the Jason Momoa Aquaman image, minus the ‘Unite the Seven’ tagline…
On a side note, we’ve heard a whisper today that the first trailer for Batman v Superman will be with us on April 4th. This is unconfirmed, and there may be nothing to it so please don’t take it as gospel. Our money is on the first trailer coming with Mad Max: Fury Road. But you never know…
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25th 2016 and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane »
- Gary Collinson
[[tmz:video id="0_s9ajr39z"]] Ben Affleck loves the people of the Congo, and really loves their coffee and chocolates. Our photog Colin got Ben coming out of a Senate hearing where he testified about his Eastern Congo Initiative, which helps people in the region. Ben mused about the beans and the bars ... and acknowledged Senator Patrick Leahy who has a cameo in the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." In the hearing, Ben said to Leahy, "I would »
- TMZ Staff
From out of nowhere screenwriter Peter Craig has emerged as one of the industry’s buzziest scribes. The scribe has racked up a solid resume of credits including Ben Affleck’s The Town, both instalments of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and the upcoming Gerard Butler thriller Hunter Killer. For his next project, he is set to reunite with his Mockingjay star Jennifer Lawrence, as Craig is now attached to pen It’s What I Do.
Based on the life of war photographer Lynsey Addario, the title of the movie is taken from her memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War. Warner Bros. snapped up the rights prior to the book’s release and started to assemble a preliminary team to bring Addario’s emotionally-driven tale to the big screen.
Thus far the studio has struck gold. Andrew Lazar, whose experience on memoir »
- Gem Seddon
Yesterday kickstarted the 365 day countdown to when Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice will careen into multiplexes the world over. March 25, 2016 is a long way off, and expectation surrounding Zack Snyder’s superhero team-up movie continues to mount on a daily basis. Rumors, speculation, set images have all cluttered the web and sparked much early excitement for a film that’s yet to even grant us a trailer. The absence of which makes every tiny morsel all the more newsworthy. So, with that in mind, we can now bring you a cleaner look at Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.
This is, in fact, the very same image Snyder debuted earlier in the year – but minus the “Unite The Seven” text plastered on top. This textless version appeared as part of EW‘s “What we know so far” coverage of the movie, which also includes portraits of Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, »
- Gem Seddon
Yesterday marked the one year wait for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Today, we are one day closer to seeing this epic DC Comics movie play out on the big screen, and 5 character portraits richer for our troubles. Thus far, director Zack Snyder has been kind enough to offer a look at his superheroes Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. And then yesterday, he finally unveiled the very bald Lex Luthor. We've collected them all for you to see here!
Can you believe it's been almost two years since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was first announced at Comic-Con 2013? It wasn't until several months later, on March 13, 2014, that we got our first look at Ben Affleck in his new Batman costume standing next to the Batmobile, which sent fans into a frenzy. Four months went by before we got our first look at Henry Cavill in his new Superman costume, »
In February, we got our first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We also got a look at gigantic text plastered over his face telling us to “Unite the Seven”. Thankfully, we now have a look at the character minus the text, so if you want to continue collecting your hero portraits—so far there’s also Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)—add this to your collection. Presumably, we’ll get the remaining characters—The Flash and Cyborg—sometime in the next year leading up to the film’s release (the current rumor is that Green Lantern won’t be showing up until possibly Justice League: Part I). Check out the Batman v Superman Aquaman image below [via EW], and scroll down further for a potential spoiler about what happens to his trident. [caption id="attachment_432283" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Image via Warner Bros.[/caption] »
- Matt Goldberg
Ben Affleck is trying to save the world—not just as Batman, either! The 42-year-old Academy Award winner testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Thursday, stressing the importance of the United States providing foreign aid to African countries. Wife Jennifer Garner and daughter Violet proudly watched on as the actor-director spoke alongside fellow philanthropist Bill Gates. As the star of the upcoming Batman v.s Superman: Dawn of Justice, Affleck began by recognizing Senator Patrick Leahy, an avid fan of the franchise who had a brief cameo role in 2008's The Dark Knight Rises. "I would be remiss not to recognize my co-star in Batman," »
In his role as founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, actor and director Ben Affleck joined Bill Gates on Thursday for a special Senate hearing on diplomacy and national security. But before he dove into the issues at hand, Affleck couldn't help but acknowledge the Batman super-fan on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-vt). »
- Matt Wilstein
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we finally have an official (after plenty of fan-made efforts) version of Aquaman's character portrait minus the "Unite The Seven" tag. It obviously doesn't reveal too much more than what we've already seen, but seeing as yesterday marked exactly a year until the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and all we got was a picture of a bald Jesse Eisenberg, this will do for now! As well as Jason Momoa, the 2016 movie stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot. What do you guys think of this latest look at Aquaman? Sound off below! »
He has her vote! Ben Affleck slipped off his Batsuit and into a real suit on Thursday, March 26, to speak at to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. The Oscar winning actor, 42, who founded the Eastern Congo Initiative in 2010, sat next to tech mogul Bill Gates and testified about the importance of foreign aid in Africa. In the audience was his wife of nearly 10 years Jennifer Garner and their eldest daughter Violet, 9. After the hearing, Violet was [...] »
With David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" to be the first DC cinematic universe film to be released in the wake of Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," there's obviously been questions about how 'Squad' will tie in both with 'Dawn' and the subsequent "Justice League" films.
There's been numerous rumors, from Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) cameos to easter eggs tying back to Batman and Amanda Waller's intent to use him to flush out other superheroes. A new rumor today from Latino Review suggests how one character from 'Dawn' ties into the film as well - Aquaman (Jason Momoa).
The site claims that Waller (Viola Davis) has a personal trophy case in the lower levels of the prison where all the super powered meta humans are kept. The case includes several key artifacts, one of which is Aquaman's trident as »
- Garth Franklin
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