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Anna Kendrick could be joining Ben Affleck in the Gavin O’Connor directed thriller ‘The Accountant’. As reported by Variety, Kendrick is in early negotiations alongside J.K. Simmons to star in the film set to chronicle Affleck in the role of a “mild-mannered” accountant by day, who turns into a lethal assassin by night. Given Affleck’s blockbuster streak (The Town, Argo, Gone Girl) this shouldn’t be a ‘Daredevil’ repeat in the making. It is unclear what role Kendrick would take on if she joins the cast. The Warner Bros. picture is expected to start filming this January from the original script written by Bill Dubuque. Kendrick recently wrapped her role for [ Read More ]
- Sarah Anne Luoma
On sale this Wednesday, All-New Captain America #1 marks the beginning of Sam Wilson's tenure as Captain America. Following last month's Captain America #25, former Captain America Steve Rogers has named the hero formerly known as The Falcon as his successor after an encounter with a villain known as The Iron Nail removed the Super Soldier serum from his blood, rendering him an old man. With a new Cap comes a new comic book series and creative team. While Captain America writer Rick Remender is staying on board, he's joined by Stuart Immonen on pencils, Wade Von Grawbadger on inks, and »
- Joshua Rivera
At the multiplex, the age-old battle between DC Comics and Marvel Comics -- between the House of Superman and Batman and the House of Spider-Man and Iron Man -- there's no question that Marvel has been winning decisively for nearly two decades. But what about the battle between the two superhero universes on TV?
On the small screen, DC seems to be on top, as it has since virtually the dawn of television. Just in terms of sheer numbers, DC has four current primetime series ("Arrow," "The Flash," "Gotham," and "Constantine"), compared to just one for Marvel ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.").
A recent article at Salon pointed out this discrepancy, which naturally got the author in trouble with the Marvel faithful. Marvel defenders will tell you that "S.H.I.E.L.D." is much improved in its second season over its first, and that the DC characters, storylines, and even visuals seem thin by comparison. »
- Gary Susman
As soon as Ben Affleck was announced as the latest actor to portray the caped crusader the internet exploded with criticism. Some of it was lingering on his poor performance in Daredevil, others were scathing attacks which insulted his acting and directorial abilities, as well as making personal jabs which were in no way acceptable.
Unlike many comic book superheroes, Batman has had an abundance of on screen performances; ranging from the comedic times of Adam West to the unintentionally laughable George Cooney film, and then the ultra serious and immensely popular portrayal by Christian Bale. With so many actors having played this role it is inevitable that Affleck was going to get some criticism, but he has so many redeeming features which are bound to help him become the best Batman to grace our screens so far.
Let’s get it out of the way; Daredevil was »
- Samuel Clements
When it was first announced that instead of Man of Steel 2 audiences would be getting Batman v Superman, the project instantly established itself as one of the biggest blockbusters that Hollywood has ever attempted. Two iconic superheroes that have remained enduringly popular for almost a century finally appearing in the same movie, with their previous cinematic outings generating billions of dollars in box office revenue in movies that ranged from the very good to the very bad.
Then the backlash started. Ben Affleck was cast as Batman to a hugely negative fan reaction, surely due to the fact that he played the title role in the underwhelming Daredevil, seeing as he had successfully reinvented himself as a critically adored actor, writer and director over the last decade. Jesse Eisenberg took the role of Lex Luthor, Gal Gadot was announced as Wonder Woman and suddenly many fans were predicting an unmitigated disaster. »
- Scott Campbell
Daredevil series showrunner Steven DeKnight took to Twitter recently to answer fan questions regarding the highly anticipated Marvel Netflix series. During New York City Comic-Con we got our first look at the series, along with some story details. But now we've got some new information that includes which character we won't see in the series, what the tone is like, and the inspiration behind the story development of the show. Here are many of the questions and answers from his little Twitter frenzy.
No one. Rt @cameronstear: Who's going to be playing Bullseye in the Marvel Netflix Daredevil? Please reply or give me a hint Steven?
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) October 31, 2014
Can't say. Must watch. But Rt @RuhailAli: Are you allowed to tell us whether or not the iconic red suit will appear on the show?
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) November 2, 2014
No idea. But show is pretty damn awesome. Rt @LionelFla: Hi, »
- Joey Paur
You may remember back when Maya Hanson was being cast for Iron Man 3, at one point Jessica Chastain was in final talks to play the character. Unfortunately she had to drop out and Rebecca Hall wound up in the role, but by the sounds of things a part like that wouldn't have been up Chastain's alley anyway because, to paraphrase Colin Farrell's Daredevil character Bullseye, she wants a bloody costume -- and it looks like she might just get the chance to wear one. Since that departure with Marvel, fans have wondered if there'd be another opportunity for the Zero Dark Thirty actress to suit up as a different character, and when the Captain Marvel movie was announced last week she immediately shot to the top of many fan's wishlists. In an interview with MTV, Chastain reveals that there has been conversations, though she remains tight lipped about the specifics. »
We know from the first official photo of Daredevil that Matt Murdock will wear a very early ninja-like black suit (similar to the one seen in Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.'s Man Without Fear) in the Netflix series, but whether or not he'll done the classic red costume seen above isn't quite so clear. While we don't get a definite answer here, it does sound as if it will turn up sooner rather than later. However, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the classic red suit doesn't make an appearance to well past the halfway point, and with any luck, we may even get to see the yellow version first! DeKnight is a must-follow on Twitter, but be sure to also stay tuned to Cbm for more on Daredevil! Can't say. Must watch. But Rt @RuhailAli: Are you allowed to tell us whether or not the iconic »
It turns out one of the most famous villains from the "Daredevil" comics will Not be making an appearance in the upcoming Netflix TV series.
Showrunner Steven DeKnight was recently asked on social media about who would be playing master assassin Bullseye in the show, to which he responded "no one".
Colin Farrell played the character in the 2002 film, but from the sounds of it the new incarnation of the baddie is being held off until a later date. He marks the second key character from the previous film who is a no show in the new series, the other being Elektra.
Filming has been underway in Williamsburg and Greenpoint recently and DNAinfo reports that popular dive bar Turkey's Nest Tavern was recently transformed into "Josie's Hell's Kitchen" for the shoot - a bar in the comics where Daredevil goes to gather intel.
Numerous fight scenes have been shot including »
- Garth Franklin
It sounds like Daredevil might just end up wearing that black costume from Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.'s Man Without Fear for the majority of the first season of his Netflix series based on new filming details. According to DNAinfo, popular dive bar Turkey's Nest Tavern was recently transformed into "Josie's Hell's Kitchen" and is a location from the comic books where ol' Hornhead visits when trying to get information out of the criminal underworld. Fight scenes have also been shot, with one featuring "Daredevil in black uniformed costume beats up guys to get information" and another with him in the same outfit beating up a "Junkie drug abuser". Filming notices also reveal that a scene where a biker pushes Daredevil into eight motorcycles was shot. Specific locations for each of these can be found by clicking the link below. On October 25th, filming took place in a »
By the time Daredevil hits Netflix next year, it will have been 12 years since the release of the movie which starred Ben Affleck, Colin Farrell, and Jennifer Garner. However, just as it appears as if Elektra won't be in the series to avoid any similarites to the movie, neither will Bullseye! It's possible that he could make a surprise appearance in a later episode of course, but if this means that the focus will be on other villains (Stilt Man! Gladiator! Purple Man!) it may make a refeshing change to leave him on the shelf until season two. How do you guys feel about this? No one. Rt @cameronstear: Who's going to be playing Bullseye in the Marvel Netflix Daredevil? Please reply or give me a hint Steven? — Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) October 31, 2014 »
Fox is playing mind games with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and 30 Rock's Colleen McGuinness. The network has handed out a script plus penalty commitment for the comedy from Universal Television and Affleck and Damon's Pearl Street Films, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Read more Ben Affleck Is "Very Confident" That 'Batman v. Superman' Won't Be Another 'Daredevil' The untitled single-camera comedy centers on a 25-year-old woman who works at a frozen yogurt shop and whose life is going nowhere — until she discovers she's telekinetic. McGuinness, whose credits include all six seasons of NBC's Emmy-nominated 30
- Lesley Goldberg
It doesn't happen often, but sometimes a blockbuster will pick up a charitable cause, and I'm glad it's happening with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film has become part of the "Save the Bats" campaign, and the production has released a video where director Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck and Amy Adams explain why it's so important to keep these creatures (which I've been told aren't bugs) as part of our ecosystem. I don't disagree with that, and I'm glad that Batman v Superman will bring a great amount of attention to this cause; I hope other blockbusters follow suit with their own projects. That all being said, if a bat flew into my home, I would run away screaming. The bat would be the new owner of my apartment. Hit the jump to check out the video, which contains plenty of fun bat-facts, and head over to savebats. »
- Matt Goldberg
Christian Bale's Batman voice was loved by some fans and hated by many others, and if you were expecting Ben Affleck's take on the iconic DC Comics character to drop that, think again! Jennifer Garner's comments in the latest issue of Empire Magazine reveal she's heard her husband's take on the Dark Knight in Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and based on her description, it doesn't sound all that different to The Dark Knight Trilogy's! "We were not privy to the Batman voice at home, but I've been on set enough to hear bits of it. It's spot on. Growly and decisive and sexy, if I do say so myself! Exactly what you would hope it to be!" It sounds like fans won't be disappointed then, but they were when Elektra was brought to the big screen in both Daredevil and her own movie. »
Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Daredevil, Big Hero 6, The Fantastic Four, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, Shazam, The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Constantine, Static Shock, Batman 66, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes, Batman Triumphant, Superman Lives, Spawn and more….
Well, it’s certainly been a huge week for Marvel fans! Having announced that we’d get our first look at Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron during the next episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, Marvel were forced to act when the trailer leaked early, (via Hydra, no less!) prompting the studio to release an official version which went on to pull in an astonishing 35 million views in 24 hours, shattering the previous record »
- Gary Collinson
Before he began work on Marvel's Netflix series "Daredevil," British actor Charlie Cox took on a role in the upcoming Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything". Attending that film's premiere this week, Cox spoke to Heat Vision about his "Daredevil" role and the reaction he's received so far:
"It's great fun, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. I wasn't really aware of how vast the comic book world was until I became part of the Marvel universe. I went to [New York] Comic Con last week, and it's really important to a lot of people. It really is. I'm having a great time."
So far we've only seen Cox's Matt Murdock character in his civilian clothes and a ninja-style stealth suit which serves as an early version of his costume before he slips on a more familiar outfit. It certainly sounds like Frank Miller's stories will »
- Garth Franklin
Our weekly round-up of the latest news and talking points from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, Lego Batman, Lego DC Super Heroes, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Civil War, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Powers and more….
Well, it’s been a huge week for superhero news – so much so that it was a toss-up between Warner Bros. and Marvel Studios for our lead story this week. However, as we’ve been inundated with Marvel news, we’ll get things underway with Warner and its big DC Cinematic Universe announcement. Yes, the studio has finally revealed its plans post-Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, »
- Gary Collinson
The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice crew has started constructing a large set in the desert in New Mexico. What could it be? Your guess is much better than mine in this case, so please speculate away in the comments. It could be Themyscira, the home of Wonder Woman. Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, and Jeremy Irons star in the superhero faceoff directed by Zack Snyder. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016. Hit the jump for a glimpse of the New Mexico structure. The Albuquerque station Koat 7 posted a brief news story on the production [via Cs]: Click here for all our Batman v Superman coverage or browse recent links below: Wonder Woman’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Origin Revealed Producer Charles Roven Says Ben Affleck Was the First Choice to Play Batman »
- Brendan Bettinger
Further proving that we are living through the biggest week for superhero-movie news since last week and the week before, Warner Bros. just announced one of the most hilariously aggressive franchise-extension plans in movie history. Between now and 2020, WB plans to release a whopping 13 movies based on DC comic book characters–including two Justice League movies, the long-awaited Wonder Woman film, a movie starring the popular Lego™ Batman character and a movie starring the somewhat less popular Affleck™ Batman character. Now, it's hard to know where this fits into the glorious history of Superhero Franchise announcements. Is this the second »
- Darren Franich
Captain America 3 is set to kick off the Marvel Civil War on the big screen. But what is it, and what does it mean for the McU?
One section of this article discusses heavy spoilers for the Civil War comic. We've marked that section, but we discuss storylines throughout the piece.
It was one year back that we took a look a look at why Marvel's 2007 comic book arc, Civil War, was ripe for the big screen treatment. You can find the original piece here. Now, with the news breaking yesterday that Tony Stark would be suiting up alongside/against Steve Rogers in Captain America 3, it seems Kevin Feige has, er, had the same idea over at Marvel Studios HQ. Clearly that was down »
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