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Should the Rock be the Lynchpin of Universal’s Horror Universe?

10 hours ago | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Universal Studios is trying to bring a lot of star power to its planned Shared Monster-verse. The latest rumor is that Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson will sign with Universal to play the Wolf Man in multiple films. Will the Rock’s star power help make the Universal Monsters Shared Continuity a success?

 Universal Studios is a little late getting on-board the shared Universe train (which is ironic since they actually created the first shared Universe in 1943 when Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man came out) and they’re trying to stack the deck with big stars to help their shared monster-verse have the same success that Disney is having with Marvel films. So far, they’ve nailed down Tom Cruise for a Mummy remake (due out June 2017) and Johnny Depp for a new Invisible Man film (due April 2018). Russell Crowe is appearing as Dr. Jekyll in The Mummy which will probably lead to a Dr. »

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Jennifer Garner Chats With a Couple of Male Churchgoers During a Sunny Sunday Outing

12 hours ago | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jennifer Garner has been flashing her infectious smile all over La these past few months, whether she's hitting up the gym or just hanging out with her three kids. On Sunday, the actress brought her little ones to church in Pacific Palisades and was spotted chatting it up with a couple of male churchgoers outside. Jen is back on Us soil after spending some time in Paris and London with her estranged husband, Ben Affleck, as he filmed Justice League overseas. The pair was seen on family dinner dates and park outings with Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel, leading many to believe that they were considering rekindling their relationship. While there have been recent reports that Ben "wants to get back together" with Jen, sources close to the former couple say that Jen "may not feel the same way" about a reconciliation. »

- Brittney Stephens

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New digital artwork for Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever and Batman & Robin

19 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set for its Digital HD release this coming Tuesday, Warner Bros. has issued some new artwork for the digital releases of Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns, along with Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. Check them out here (via Batman-News)…

See Also: Zack Snyder says Batman v Superman backlash has changed the tone of Justice League

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

See Also: Follow all of our Batman v Superman coverage here

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is out »

- Gary Collinson

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The Week in Spandex – Justice League details, DC Films and Marvel Phase Three updates, Spider-Man movie universe, Deadpool 2 start date, comic faithful X-Men concept art and more

25 June 2016 6:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Batman, Suicide Squad, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Gotham, Krypton, Batman: The Killing Joke, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Gotham City Breakout, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Silver Sable, Animated Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Jessica Jones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ghost Rider, Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine 3, Deadpool 2 and more…

Warner Bros. pulled back the curtain on Justice League this past week, inviting bloggers to the London set of the DC team-up, as well as releasing an official logo and image of the Batmobile, and the following synopsis: “Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, »

- Gary Collinson

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Medicom’s Mafex Deadshot figure from Suicide Squad

25 June 2016 2:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Medicom has revealed its upcoming six inch Mafex Deadshot figure, which is based on the likeness of Will Smith in the hotly-anticipated DC supervillain team-up Suicide Squad; take a look a batch of promotional images here…

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

See Also: Follow all of our DC Extended Universe coverage »

- Amie Cranswick

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Did Ben Affleck Almost Direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

24 June 2016 4:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It is no secret that it is a very good time to be a Star Wars fan. Not only are we getting a lot of new Star Wars movies, which started off last year with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but Disney is putting a lot of money, resources and talent into these new movies. As it turns out, with a couple of degrees of speculation, Ben Affleck may have been a talent that they were trying to recruit to direct a Star Wars movie.

Affleck was recently a guest on Bill Simon's new HBO show Any Given Wednesday, and thanks to a very profane rant about Deflategate, a few things from the interview were sort of buried. One of those things being that Affleck passed on an opportunity to take on an iconic property, which he ultimately passed on in favor of taking on Batman. When asked point blank »

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Ben Affleck Films ‘Live By Night’ In Pasadena

24 June 2016 2:03 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Ben Affleck was spotted smoking on the set of his new movie Live by Night in Pasadena, Calif., earlier this week. Ben Affleck Films ‘Live By NightAffleck was in period costume for the day of shooting in California, wearing wide-legged tan pants with a matching belt and suspenders. The Batman actor’s outfit was completed […]

The post Ben Affleck Films ‘Live By Night’ In Pasadena appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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Star Wars: Saw Gerrera Blows Rogue One Wide Open

24 June 2016 1:38 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Whew! What a week for mostly official Rouge One: A Star Wars Story dispatches! Granted, most of these are from Entertainment Weekly and not Lucasfilm proper, but that doesn’t mean they are any less official. We’ve officially entered the time period where it was silly that we thought Kaytoo Esso was K-250, it’s a more enlightened time.

Even though all the character names and photos are super cool and worthy of individual attention, the main two purposes in the sudden dump of Rogue One info were to make the general public feel better about the widely reported reshoots and to tell everyone that Darth Vader was indeed in this film.

Turns out all the Darth Vader clues the internet had been hunting ended up paying off, and the rumors of a ruthless and frightening Vader’s return to screen ended up being true. Like we summed up for you earlier this week, »

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David Ayer announces that Suicide Squad is complete, says “it is a beast”

24 June 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just six weeks to go until it opens in cinemas around the globe, director David Ayer has taken to Twitter to announce that he’s completed post-production on Warner Bros.’ hotly-anticipated DC supervillain team-up Suicide Squad.

Squad is completed! Finished final mix and coloring. Now it's off to the lab and then the world. Nothing like it out there. It.Is.a.Beast.

David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) June 24, 2016

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their »

- Gary Collinson

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Ben Affleck May Have Passed Up The Chance To Helm Star Wars: The Force Awakens

24 June 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Before he donned the cape and cowl for Warner Bros., did Ben Affleck pass up the chance to take the reins of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? That was the million-dollar question presented to the writer-director when appearing on chat show Any Given Wednesday.

Much to the surprise of no one, Affleck remained coy, simply noting that he received “lots of offers” before picking up the mantle as Warner’s newfound Caped Crusader. Could one of those potential deals have teed up a trip to Disney’s galaxy far, far away?

When quizzed on the matter, Affleck said:  “Well I wouldn’t be able to say. It wouldn’t be polite to talk about the jobs you turned down. But I did have a lot of offers.”

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Hot off the one-two-three punch of Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo – with the latter bagging »

- Michael Briers

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Will Justice League Give Superman a Mullet?

24 June 2016 12:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production has been under way on Justice League since mid-April, but the project has been shrouded in secrecy over the past few months. Last week, a group of journalists were invited to the set, where they were shown a scene where Batman (Ben Affleck) meets The Flash (Ezra Miller) for the first time. Today we have another interesting update that surfaced from that set visit, although, if you haven't seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice yet, be warned that there will be plenty of Spoilers below.

Many were surprised when, months before the release of Batman v Superman, a trailer surfaced that featured our first look at the iconic villain Doomsday, who had long been rumored for the movie. At the end of the climactic battle, Superman (Henry Cavill) sacrifices himself to save the world, killing Doomsday as this creature killed him in the process. The movie ends with »

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"Suicide Squad" Wraps Post-Production

24 June 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Filmmaker David Ayer has used Twitter to confirm that post-production work on the "Suicide Squad" film is now complete with the final sound mix and coloring now in place. He just tweeted a few hours ago:

"Squad is completed! Finished final mix and coloring. Now it;s off to the lab and then the world. Nothing like it out there. It.Is.a.Beast."

Ayer took the time to shoot down a rumor that the DC Comics adaptation's runtime clocked in at just 100 minutes, saying it's categorically "not true" but not indicating what the actual runtime is.

Ayer also confirmed the existence within the film of A.R.G.U.S. (Advanced Research Group Uniting Super-Humans), a creation of DC's The New 52 reboot five years ago, along with plans for N.H.E.J.C.O. (Non-Human Entity Joint Combat Operations). Either way it sounds like A.R.G.U. »

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Did Ben Affleck Almost Direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

24 June 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Was Ben Affleck intoxicated or did he just get extremely emotional about his New England Patriots and deflategate?  Who can really say?  While this portion of Affleck's interview on Any Given Wednesday was the subject of much debate, another interesting aspect of  his chat with  Bill Simmons was Affleck's reaction to being questioned about whether he was in line to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens before J.J. Abrams.  Affleck played coy,  stating, "Well I wouldn’t be able to say.  It wouldn’t be polite to talk about the jobs you turned down. But I did have a lot of offers." He doesn't say it in so many words, but Affleck strongly implies he had the gig.  Imagine if Affleck had taken the job? How different would the Dceu look today? Jeffrey Dean Morgan portrayed Thomas Wayne in Dawn of Justice but was initially  a very strong »

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Suicide Squad Nearing The End Of Post-Production As New Footage Surfaces

24 June 2016 9:43 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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David Ayer and his motley crew of anti-heroes are closing in on the finish line with Suicide Squad, with the director taking to Twitter (thanks, Cbm) to reveal that post-production work on Warner Bros.’ villainous standalone feature is almost complete.

With coloring and sound mixing work all but wrapped up, Ayer reveals that it won’t be too much longer before the studio is in possession of a complete end product and, in the words of the filmmaker himself, there’s “nothing like it out there.”

Squad is completed! Finished final mix and coloring. Now it’s off to the lab and then the world. Nothing like it out there. It.Is.a.Beast.

David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) June 24, 2016

Elsewhere, now that the promotional campaign for Suicide Squad is in full swing, the official Facebook page has shared the music video for “Sucker for Pain, »

- Michael Briers

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Daivd Ayer Teases Wrapping Post-Production Work On Suicide Squad

24 June 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

After debunking the film's rumored runtime of 1 hr 40 minutes, director/screenwriter David Ayer informed the world, via Twitter, that he's complete post-production work on Suicide Squad. All that's left now is a bit of VFX touch-up work and the forthcoming Dceu release will be completely done, well ahead of its August release date. Will Smith leads an ensemble cast that includes Margot Robbie, Violet Davis, Jared LetoJoel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Ben Affleck. Suicide Squad arrives in theaters on August 05, 2016. Squad is completed! Finished final mix and coloring. Now it's off to the lab and then the world. Nothing like it out there. It.Is.a.Beast. — David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) June 24, 2016 It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off »

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Ben Affleck on What His Relationship With Jennifer Lopez Did to His Career: "I Wasn't Cool and I Wasn't Talented"

24 June 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Ben Affleck recently appeared on HBO's Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons, and in addition to going on a very heated rant about "Deflategate," the actor opened up about the effect his ill-fated relationship with Jennifer Lopez had on his career in the early 2000s. "If you went by what people said . . . I wasn't cool and I wasn't talented," he said. "I was, like, the lowest rung of cool and talented that you could possibly be in the public consciousness at that time. I had broken up with Jennifer Lopez and I had, like, three or four movies in a row that had bombed." By 2004, Ben and Jen had ended their engagement after two years of dating and two of Ben's movies were box-office bombs (Gigli and Jersey Girl), but the tabloid phenomenon of "Bennifer" lived on for a while, which Ben claims turned his life into a joke. "So »

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Funko’s Sdcc exclusive Doomsday Pop! Vinyl figure from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

24 June 2016 8:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Funko has revealed its San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Doomsday Pop! vinyl figure Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; check it out here…

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

See Also: Follow all of our Batman v Superman coverage here

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is out now and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, »

- Amie Cranswick

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UK Votes to 'Brexit' the EU: John Oliver Warned of 'Insane' Consequences

24 June 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

If you think the scariest thing about “Brexit” is the term itself, clearly you haven’t kept current with Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.

RelatedWatch Ben Affleck’s Expletive-Heavy Rant During Bill Simmons Sit-Down

On this past Sunday’s installment of HBO’s TCA-nominated late-night program, Oliver offered an in-depth, uniquely qualified look at the then-debate over whether Britain should leave the European Union, and the effects it would have on the world’s economy. The vote, which took place on Thursday, decided that Britain would indeed exit the EU. Since then, prime minister David Cameron has announced that »

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Ben Affleck Is All Smiles on the Set of His New Movie After His Deflategate Rant

24 June 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

One day after going on a long, expletive-filled rant about the NFL's infamous "Delfatgate" scandal on Wednesday, Ben Affleck was back to his charming self when he stepped out to film scenes for his new movie, Live by Night, in La. The actor, who recently celebrated National Best Friends Day with longtime pal Matt Damon, was first spotted in costume while getting out of a car before changing into casual clothes. In addition to happily waving to photographers, Ben also showed off his handsome smile throughout the day. His ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, has also been looking happier than ever these days. Most recently, she stepped out for a cute outing in La after working up a sweat. »

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Zack Snyder says Batman v Superman backlash has changed the tone of Justice League

24 June 2016 5:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

During an interview with Vulture, Zack Snyder has revealed that he was taken aback by the mixed response to this year’s DC blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With many fans criticising both the film and the director for the direction he chose to take the fledgling DC Extended Universe, Snyder has admitted that the criticism levied towards the movie has led to a shift in tone for next year’s Justice League movie.

“When Batman v Superman came out, I was like, ‘Wow, okay, oof,’” said Snyder. “It did catch me off guard. I have had to, in my mind, make an adjustment. I do think that the tone of Justice League has changed because of what the fans have said… Listen, if it’s about putting more fun in the movie or embracing some of what I think is in all the characters inherently, this sort of larger-than-life, »

- Gary Collinson

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