14 items from 2017
Breaking up is hard to do—just ask Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. It's been nearly two years since the Daredevil co-stars jointly announced they were separating after 10 years of marriage. And on Friday, multiple reports claimed Garner is finally ready to file for divorce. But is she really? "Their relationship is very fluid and nothing has really changed," a source says of the actors. "They have been working at their relationship for the past few years." In fact, E! News has exclusively learned that to rebuild their relationship and to improve their communication in general, the actors have taken multiple trips alone together in the last year. From the beginning, the exes have »
It’s legend now, but there was a time when Joel Schumacher was working on a follow-up to Batman & Robin, which was green-lit when Warner Bros. were ecstatic with the dailies that were coming back from its production. Since then we’ve heard many rumours about who was going to play certain roles, but a new story has come out today that has taken us all a bit by surprise.
“The only reason I did that part was because they promised me the villain part in the following Batman,” Coolio said in this interview (via The Hollywood Reporter). “Which they didn’t do because Joel Schumacher – they fired him. Me and him didn’t get along that great anyway… [In] the next »
- Luke Owen
David Crow Feb 10, 2017
This weekend, The Lego Batman Movie will open as a kind of celebration for all things Batman. Yep, even those two less than loved Joel Schumacher Batman films will be getting tips of the hat. Still, before that movie even lands, THR is getting the Batman movie nostalgia started early with the revelation that rapper and sometime-actor Coolio almost played the Scarecrow in an unproduced fifth Batman movie.
Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the heist movie “Finding Steve McQueen,” directed by Mark Steven Johnson (“Ghost Rider,” “Daredevil,” “Elektra”) and staring Forest Whitaker, Travis Fimmel (“Warcraft,” “Vikings”), William Fichtner (“The Dark Night,” “Armageddon”) and… Continue Reading → »
Finding Steve McQueen is being sold at the Efm by Ambi.
Open Road is set to release the film wide in 2018 for Ambi Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Media Group, which is handling international sales and will introduce the project to foreign distributors at the Efm in Berlin.
The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by CEO Tom Ortenberg, chief operating officer and general counsel, Elliott Kleinberg and svp acquisitions, Lejo Pet and by Andrea Iervolino , Silvio Muraglia and Joseph Cohen on behalf of Ambi Media Group and Paradox Studios.
The film is based on a true story about the biggest bank heist in American history, when a gang »
A frequent topic within Lrm lately, which you've likely heard spill over onto the Los Fanboys Podcast (assuming you listen to it...which you should!!!!), is Ben Affleck's current career trajectory. We're all fans of his and I- in particular- have been very happy to see him return to the top of the mountain in the last seven years. I've been rooting for the guy since 1997 when Good Will Hunting came out and made him and Matt Damon household names. So no one was happier when he bounced back from being the butt of many a joke to suddenly being an artist that demands respect.
Remember, he started hot in 1997 and then, while Damon went for smaller, more intimate, character-driven movies, Affleck went big. He leapt from the indie darlings that brought him to prominence towards big-budget popcorn flicks like Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Paycheck, and Daredevil. And when he »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Whether a character from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, or any of Marvel’s other shows could cross over into Marvel’s movies is just a matter of timing, Marvel chief Kevin Feige always says. If there’s one actor from one of those shows that’d like to make the jump, it’s Vincent D’Onofrio. The Kingpin actor admits, however, it’s “pretty much been […]
The post Vincent D’Onofrio Says Kingpin Joining the Marvel Movies Is “Not Going to Happen” appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin has become a fan favourite after appearing in Netflix’s Daredevil. But it seems the crime lord is unlikely to make an appearance in any future Marvel movies.
Speaking to Digital Spy while promoting his latest project Emerald City, the actor was asked about Kingpin’s future as it pertained to the McU. The Full Metal Jacket actor had the following to say.
“I would love to switch over to the movies, but I think it’s pretty much been said it’s not going to happen. Or at least not for a very, very long time. I think Kevin Feige explained that, and that’s what makes the most sense, he said the film universe is too jam-packed. It’s hard enough already, and if they keep bringing big characters in that they have to service in the writing, it’s not gonna work. »
- Samuel Brace
Ever since Marvel announced that they’d be producing a series of Netflix TV shows that would be set in the same universe as their big screen adventures, fans have wondered when we’d see some kind of crossover. Many assumed that Avengers: Infinity War would be the movie that’d unite Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with the street-level vigilantes seen on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, but alas, that wasn’t to be – and it’s actually looking more and more unlikely that it’s going to happen in the foreseeable future.
Wilson “Kingpin” Fisk, in particular, is a character that fans would love to see go up against the likes of Spider-Man and Captain America in the McU. Unfortunately, though, it just doesn’t seem that something like that will ever come to fruition. Actor Vincent D’Onofrio recently confirmed that we’d be seeing »
- Mark Cassidy
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one that started off with the greatest of ambitions: to create a living breathing world where superheroes could cross over into each others’ respective franchises. For the longest time, it seemed as though this world would be restricted to the big screen. However, with Coulson’s death in the first Avengers, and the subsequent creation of the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., things opened up pretty quickly.
Then Marvel shifted their focus to Netflix, creating a series of shows that take place at more of a street level. Set after the events of the first Avengers, these series would also be set in the same universe. However, as time has gone on, it’s become more and more clear that there is very little chance the TV world and the film world will cross over in any meaningful way. Sure, the Netflix shows and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. »
- Joseph Medina
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Warner Bros vs Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck made his name with a combination of geeky-level indy movies, starring in Chasing Amy and Mallrats for his friend Kevin Smith, and Academy-beloved dramas, the Oscar-winning Good Will Hunting and Shakespeare in Love.
Matt Damon had hair back then.
Then he starred in a badly-received superhero movie dogged by an interfering studio (Daredevil – 44% on Rotten Tomatoes) and a critically-panned crime film (Gigli – 6%), released around the same time he publicly split with his celebrity fiancée (Jennifer Lopez).
Who saw that coming?
That was 2003, and Affleck’s »
- Oli Davis
It is a huge step going from playing Daredevil to playing Batman, and Affleck is learning that he must be very careful with any comments he makes, as any innocuous comment will blow the internet to shreds. Earlier this week, Lrm's own Mario-Francisco Robles reported about an interview on Jimmy Kimmel, where Affleck is saying that nobody cares about his new movie and all that fans want is Batman news.
"It's one of those things that's really frustrating — with Live by Night, it took me a year and a half to write it and get it ready and I worked really hard, and nobody gave a sh*t. No one was like, 'Where's Live by Night?' But with Batman I keep on getting, 'Where's the f%@king 'Batman?!' and I'm like, 'I'm working! Can you give me a second?!'"
I hear Live By Night is terrible, »
- Drew Carlton
2016 was supposed to be the year that Warner Bros. blew the door wide open for the DC Extended Universe. Instead, it feels like they blew half the door out of frame while a good chunk of fans rushed to shut what remained of the terribly broken door behind them. Both Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad were divisive, to say the least. Still, there is plenty of hope on the horizon, with Justice League due out later this year and Ben Affleck's The Batman supposedly readying for production sometime soon. But things may not be all good and well. In fact, they may be a "mess."
According to the Batman fan site Batman On Film, Warner Bros. and Ben Affleck have pushed back production on The Batman by a couple of months. The site couldn't name the source for their information, but they did say it came from a longtime source, »
*Update: I've added some additional perspective at the end of this post, since some folks are having trouble reading between the lines of Affleck's latest remarks*
I've been saying it for months and months, and I'll say it again:
On the Los Fanboys Podcast, we've pointed out all of the bizarre back-and-forth news items we've heard regarding The Batman since its inception.
First it was a given that Ben Affleck was directing itThen he suddenly "agreed" to direct it long after the project had been green-litThen the film had a release window for when it would arrive in theaters: Fall of 2018That was then countered by Affleck by saying he wasn't paying attention to any kind of release date, and would not make the film until it was readyAffleck also then confirmed, and later denied, what the movie would »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
14 items from 2017
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