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Darren Aronofsky Would Be Interested In Directing A Superman Movie

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Before Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was even a glint in Zack Snyder’s eye, Darren Aronofsky was plotting to make a big screen version of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One. Over the years, though, we’ve seen many proposed superhero movies fail to make it past the development stages, and sadly, this was one of those.

Unfortunately, the studio became more enamoured with the idea of a big-budget project featuring both the Caped Crusader and Man of Steel rather than a low-budget Batman solo film. And although Batman V Superman wouldn’t see the light of day (in that form anyway) for quite a while, many of the components of Batman: Year One would find their way into Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. That film ended up being quite different to what Aronofsky had in mind, of course, and as such, many still wonder how things would »

- Matt Joseph

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Gal Gadot May Take a Break from DC for Bradley Cooper's Deeper

20 September 2017 3:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After dominating the summer box office, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is in talks to join Guardians of the Galaxy 2 star Bradley Cooper in a new thriller entitled Deeper, for director Kornel Mundruczo. No production schedule was given for this project, and no release date has been set by MGM, so it's possible that this may not go into production until after Wonder Woman 2, which is expected to start sometime next year, with Warner Bros. already setting a December 13, 2019 release date. Then again, if this project comes together quickly, it's possible that she could shoot it before returning as Diana of Themyscira.

Deadline broke the casting news today, although no details have been given regarding Gal Gadot's character. The story centers on a disgraced astronaut (Bradley Cooper), who embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, believed to now be the lowest point on Earth. »

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Bruce Wayne finally puts on a mask in new Gotham trailer

19 September 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

So, I've never watched any Gotham. I know it has its fans, but it always seemed like it should be called Batman Babies to me - not to mention it seemed weird that these villains would have been around so long before Batman existed. Not only that, but this is just pretty much a campier Batman Begins now, right? I mean, we even have Ra's Al Ghul as a mentor and Lucius Fox as a quippy Q! At least Gotham... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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Darren Aronofsky Wanted Joaquin Phoenix To Be His Batman

18 September 2017 7:59 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This weekend, Darren Aronofsky‘s fever dream “mother!” landed in theaters and fell on its face, commercially speaking, but there’s no doubt that the film has already achieved cult status. However, there’s an alternate timeline where instead of making of blazing, challenging arthouse fare for the multiplex, Aronofsky is a blockbuster filmmaker.

Somewhere between Joel Schumacher‘s franchise-killing “Batman & Robin,” and Christopher Nolan‘s reboot with “Batman Begins,” Warner Bros.

Continue reading Darren Aronofsky Wanted Joaquin Phoenix To Be His Batman at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Darren Aronofsky Wanted Joaquin Phoenix to Star in His Batman Movie, Which Was Too Dark to Get Made

17 September 2017 9:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

With everyone who’s actually seen “mother!” — which, as reflected by its “F” CinemaScore, wasn’t too many people — arguing what Darren Aronofsky’s new movie is actually about, the writer/director himself is reflecting on the film he never got to make. Aronofsky was in talks to direct a new “Batman” movie before the role eventually went to Christopher Nolan, and now he’s revealed who he wanted to play the Caped Crusader: Joaquin Phoenix.

Read More:‘mother!’ Gets an F CinemaScore, Which Could Mean Trouble at the Box Office

“I always wanted Joaquin Phoenix for Batman,” he said to Yahoo! Movies. “It’s funny, I think we were just sort of out of time with our idea. I understood that [with] comics, that there’s room for all different types of titles, but I think Hollywood at that time was still kind of in the Golden Age of comics, »

- Michael Nordine

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Darren Aronofsky Wanted Joaquin Phoenix as Batman in Year One

16 September 2017 11:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The history of Batman on screen is an interesting one, with many various iterations of the character having appeared in various versions of the franchise. However, perhaps just as compelling as what we have seen in Batman movies is what we never got to see. For example, Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) had a pitch for a Batman: Year One movie at one point. And who did he want to play the Caped Crusader? Joaquin Phoenix.

Much has been made of Darren Aronofsky's Batman: Year One movie that never was over the years, but this is the first we've heard of the director wanting to cast Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role. Aronofsky made the reveal while speaking to Yahoo Movies in order to promote his new movie, Mother! Here's what he had to say about it.

"It's funny, I think we were just sort of »

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12 Actors Who Were Almost Batman

15 September 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Batman has dominated movie screens since at least 1989. An there have been some major players vying for the role ever since. Ben Affleck put it best: "Batman is the Greatest Part in the World." In the summer of 2017, the actor and Oscar winning screenwriter and director shrugged off rumors he was set to exit the Dceu, as work continued on Zack Snyder's Justice League. But what if someone else was coming in to take over the role. Who would it be?

Battfleck turned out to be the best received part of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which reintroduced the Caped Crusader to movie going audiences, following the critical and box-office success of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There have been numerous big screen versions of Gotham City's vigilante since he made his debut in Detective Comics and even more false starts and abandoned projects. Today, we're looking »

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Matthew Vaughn Confirms Man Of Steel 2 Talks

15 September 2017 11:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that the DC Extended Universe is in full swing, all we can do is sit back and wait to see which of our favorite superheroes Warner Bros. will bring to the big screen next. Obviously, they’re pretty keen on Batman, preparing a new film for the Dark Knight himself, while also mulling over their options when it comes to the likes of Nightwing and the Joker. But what of their other big gun, Superman?

Well, we do know that Big Blue is set to appear this November in Justice League, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed when it comes to Man of Steel 2 seeing the light of day. As you may recall, Matthew Vaughn’s name has been in the mix of possible directors to helm the prospective sequel since March of this year. Having directed some of the best comic book movies of this decade in »

- Eric Joseph

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Darren Aronofksy Mourns His Lost ‘Taxi Driver’-Inspired ‘Batman’ Pitch

15 September 2017 7:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Imagine a “Batman” film starring Clint Eastwood driving around Detroit-like Gotham City in a souped up Lincoln Continental. Now imagine it’s a Darren Aronofsky film. As amazing as that sounds, it’s not hard to see why a studio wouldn’t go for it — especially fifteen years ago. When the “Mother!” director heard about the new “Mean Streets” inspired Joker spinoff produced by Martin Scorsese, he couldn’t help but wonder what could have been.

“I think we were basically – whatever it is – 15 years too early. Because I hear the way they’re talking about the Joker movie and that’s exactly – that was my pitch. I was like: we’re going to shoot in East Detroit and East New York. We’re not building Gotham. The Batmobile – I wanted to be a Lincoln Continental with two bus engines in it,” Aronofsky told First Showing. “We were all about »

- Jude Dry

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20 Interesting Dark Knight Trilogy facts

15 September 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Christopher Nolan delivered what may, could, and is probably considered the best comic book trilogy in the history of cinema.  It’s a shame that Batman Begins gets so little attention in the trilogy because it in itself was an excellent movie.  Clearly The Dark Knight gets all the accolades and deservedly so.  The Dark Knight rises was almost an inevitability after Heath Ledger delivered what many consider to be the best Joker performance ever.  With all that said, here are 20 things you didn’t know about the Dark Knight trilogy.   20. The Joker was supposed to make an appearance

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Darren Aronofsky’s Batman Film Would’ve Been Similar To The Joker Movie

13 September 2017 6:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Before Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was even a glint in Zack Snyder’s eye, Darren Aronofsky was plotting to make a big screen version of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One. Over the years, though, we’ve seen many proposed superhero movies fail to make it past the development stages, and sadly, this is one of those.

Although the script was co-written by Miller, the movie would have played fast and loose with the character’s history. It would have seen Bruce made homeless after his parents are killed and taken in by African-American mechanic Little Al (a version of Alfred). Rather than the usual billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, we would have got a gritty, street-level Batman, who drove around in a souped-up Lincoln Convertible and whose gadgets consisted of throwing acid in people’s faces.

Speaking about what could’ve been a while back, Miller had this »

- Matt Joseph

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Darren Aronofsky Says The Joker Origin Film Sounds Very Similar To His Batman Pitch

13 September 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Did you know that many years ago, acclaimed Hollywood director Darren Aronofsky pitched a wild Batman reboot to Warner Bros. that was passed over in favor of Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins? »

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Liam Neeson to Retire From Action Movies

13 September 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Liam Neeson has enjoyed a long and varied career as an actor. He made his stage debut in 1976 and then began appearing in films and television shows. His notable supporting role in John Boorman's Excalibur (1981) brought him increased attention, as did his turn in The Bounty (1984) opposite Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. From there, the sky was the limit. He began snaring lead roles, such as in Sam Raimi's action movie Darkman, but it was his performance as Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List that elevated him to the top ranks, earning him an Academy Award nomination. He easily moved between heavy-duty dramas like that and blockbusters such as Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and Batman Begins. Yet it was his starring role in...

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- Peter Martin

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Liam Neeson Says He’s Retiring His Very Particular Set Of Skills (Punching People In Movies)

13 September 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The late-breaking career reinvention of Liam Neeson has been one of the more interesting third acts in recent stardom. Just a decade ago, Neeson was a familiar face, sure, but perhaps not a box office draw — “Star Wars” and “Batman Begins” aside, he was probably most identified with being the sober leading man of “Schindler’s List” and its like — a respected dramatic actor with gravitas like few others, who’d worked with top-notch filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Kathryn Bigelow and Ridley Scott.

Continue reading Liam Neeson Says He’s Retiring His Very Particular Set Of Skills (Punching People In Movies) at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Unrecognisable Christian Bale has been “eating a lot of pies” for his next role in Backseat

12 September 2017 1:32 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In order to accurately play his latest movie role, Christian Bale has packed on the pounds, becoming almost unrecognisable.

Bale is no stranger to drastic body transformations over the years, dropping an astonishing 65 pounds for The Machinist in 2004 and beefing up a year later for Batman Begins, to name just two examples.

Now he is enlarging himself once again to play former vice president Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s upcoming biopic Backseat. And he has become quite the site, causing a few double takes in the process.

Bale recently sat down with Variety at the Toronto Film Festival and talked about his latest transformation, with Bale saying that in order to gain the sufficient weight: “I’ve just been eating a lot of pies.”

Christian Bale says he's been eating "lots of pies" to look like former VP Dick Cheney for upcoming film #VarietyStudio presented by @att pic.twitter. »

- Samuel Brace

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Despite Having a Particular Set of Skills, Liam Neeson Says He's Done With Action Films

12 September 2017 10:31 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Nobody does an action movie quite like Liam Neeson, but we'll just have to cherish all the scenes in which he's already kicked some serious ass, because the actor recently revealed that he's done with those types of films. While attending the Toronto International Film Festival this week, Liam, who is famous for his action-packed roles in movies like Taken and Batman Begins, said he feels too old to be a real action hero anymore. "The thrillers, that was all a pure accident," he said. "They're still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff. I'm like, 'Guys, I'm sixty-f*cking-five.' Audiences are eventually going to go, 'Come on.'" While we'll miss seeing him as a sexy intimidator on the big screen, hopefully he'll fill his time with hanging with his hot sons and eating free food. »

- Caitlin Hacker

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8 Comic Book Movies That Were Ruined By Terrible Plot Twists

7 September 2017 5:23 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Comic book movies have delivered some amazing plot twists over the decades. There have been surprising villain switcheroos (e.g. Iron Man, Batman BeginsCaptain America: The Winter Soldier), shocking deaths (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight, Logan) and revelations that turn the hero’s story on its head (Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). All of these examples proved to enhance the story and lift the films up to another level in some way.

Unfortunately though, for every successful plot twist we get, there’s one that just plain stinks. A lot of the time these twists sounded like good ideas on paper but somewhere along the line they were poorly handled. Other times, the ideas were rotten from the beginning and you have to wonder what the filmmakers were thinking when they thought viewers would lap it up. Either way, these awful twists ended up »

- Christian Bone

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Director Rian Johnson Talks The Meaning Of The Last Jedi, Says Luke And Rey Are The “Heart Of The Movie”

6 September 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The master and the apprentice.

It’s an age-old cinematic fellowship that has weaved its way into everything from The Karate Kid to Batman Begins, and come December, writer-director Rian Johnson will be placing a laser focus on the teacher-student bond brewing between Rey and Luke Skywalker.

He’s The Last Jedi, according to Johnson, who pointed to the opening crawl of The Force Awakens as evidence that Mark Hamill’s Force-wielder is, in fact, the last Jedi…for now. Indeed, the actual title of Episode VIII sparked a huge debate back in April, when Star Wars fans questioned if the moniker was being used in a singular or plural context. Turns out it’s singular in the eyes of Johnson, who spoke a little bit more about the title’s meaning with The New York Times.

It’s in the opening crawl of The Force Awakens. Luke Skywalker, right now, »

- Michael Briers

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Critics Pick the Returning TV Shows They Can’t Wait to See — IndieWire Survey

6 September 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is your most anticipated returning show of the fall season? Why?

Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet), IndieWire

There’s a lot I’m very excited about returning: “BoJack Horseman” Season 4, as just one example, is truly extraordinary. But I’m fascinated by the thought of what “Mr. Robot” Season 3 is going to be like, given the crazy political environment it was created during. The latest trailer teased a lot of exciting developments about the new world order descending upon the hacker drama; plus, it’s a show that always has at least one big secret up its sleeve. Of everything coming out this fall, it seems like the most unknown quantity, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Critics Pick the Returning TV Shows They Can’t Wait to See — IndieWire Survey

6 September 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is your most anticipated returning show of the fall season? Why?

Liz Shannon Miller (@lizlet), IndieWire

There’s a lot I’m very excited about returning: “BoJack Horseman” Season 4, as just one example, is truly extraordinary. But I’m fascinated by the thought of what “Mr. Robot” Season 3 is going to be like, given the crazy political environment it was created during. The latest trailer teased a lot of exciting developments about the new world order descending upon the hacker drama; plus, it’s a show that always has at least one big secret up its sleeve. Of everything coming out this fall, it seems like the most unknown quantity, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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