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New Images Of Ben Affleck As Justice League’s Batman Emerge

These days, we’ve come to expect for superheroes to undergo upgrades and general costume changes between movies. Coincidentally enough, the character we’re here to discuss today was a trendsetter in that regard, having set the precedent in the quadrilogy of films directed by Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher. We are, of course, speaking of Batman.

As memorable as some of those suits were – not to mention those that followed in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy – I couldn’t help but notice that Hollywood couldn’t get away from this solid black look when it came to the various costumes worn by the Caped Crusader. Yes, there was some grey to be seen on what Christian Bale donned, but it was hard to make out if you weren’t looking at it in direct sunlight.

So, when Ben Affleck came along in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,
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'Brokeback Mountain' Writer Sets Record Straight on Joaquin Phoenix Casting

'Brokeback Mountain' Writer Sets Record Straight on Joaquin Phoenix Casting
The dust has yet to settle on a bit of back and forth over Brokeback Mountain casting.

Rambling Reporter was on the scene March 28 for a double feature at Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre when the Ang Lee-directed love story and Jonathan Demme’s Philadelphia shared the historic marquee. During a Q&A with Oscar-winner Diana Ossana (who was front and center next to Philadelphia’s Ron Nyswaner), Ossana noted how difficult it was to find actors who would commit to the 2005 film known around town as a “gay cowboy” project.

Though she only mentioned directors such as Edward Norton and Joel Schumacher,...
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Brad Dourif Was Never Approached To Play Scarecrow In Batman Forever

If you’re familiar with what went on behind the scenes in the time separating Batman Returns and Batman Forever back in the 1990’s, then you’re no doubt aware of how Tim Burton was originally thought to come back for a third tour of Gotham City. In short, his threequel would’ve still featured Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader and Robin Williams as the Riddler – and quite possibly Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face, reprising his role of Harvey Dent from the ’89 flick.

Of course, it simply wasn’t meant to be, as Warner Bros. couldn’t ignore the fury of parents’ groups saying that Batman Returns was too dark and sexy, and how said outrage led to McDonald’s pulling the line of Happy Meal toys from their restaurants. Thus, Joel Schumacher was brought on to replace Burton with the directive of taking the franchise in a more family friendly direction.
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Brokeback Mountain Almost Starred Matt Damon and Joaquin Phoenix

Brokeback Mountain Almost Starred Matt Damon and Joaquin Phoenix
It was revealed during a recent screening of Brokeback Mountain that it was initially hard to find a director and actors to commit to the movie. Screenwriter Diana Ossana stated that actors would agree to the parts and then bail after about 6 months. Two names that she brought up that were attached for a while were Matt Damon and Joaquin Phoenix who would've starred under the direction of Gus Van Sant. Obviously, this version of Brokeback Mountain didn't come into fruition. Instead, Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal took on the parts while Ang Lee directed.

Diana Ossana said that a lot of people in the entertainment industry had a hard time with her Brokeback Mountain screenplay because it wasn't a traditional love story. Though the movie wasn't traditional, it was a critical and box office success, and gave Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger a huge boost to their careers. That being said,
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5 Remarkable Real-Life Stories Behind Your Favourite Comic Book Characters

Arriving on DVD from the 19th March and available on digital download now is the superb Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, the extraordinary true story of the creator of one of the most iconic superheroes of all time, and the seductive secret life he kept from his fans.

The film stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, and Bella Heathcote and focusses upon the title character of Marston, the creator of the legendary DC superhero Wonder Woman.

To celebrate the film’s release on the home formats, we take a look at five remarkable real-life stores behind some of your favourite comic book heroes.

William Moulton MarstonWonder Woman – Created: 1941

William Marston, the titular subject of Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, is the man credited with the invention of one of the most popular female comic book heroes of our time, Wonder Woman. As the film suggests, Marston lived quite the life.
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Old Stone – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Lao Shi is a doting family man and a hard worker. Working as a taxi driver in a large, Chinese urban center, he spends long hours transporting riders in horrific traffic conditions while his wife runs an in-home nursery. Their dream is to save enough money to expand the nursery into another space as their small apartment is already cramped for them and their two small children. Shi and his wife both work hard to save for their dreams. There is constant financial pressure but Shi is an optimist and he doesn’t let it get him down.

One day he is forced to drive a drunken passenger who becomes unruly, grabs Shi’s arm, and causes Shi to hit a motorcyclist. Shi is very concerned for the victim’s welfare and is so busy calling an ambulance and dealing with the crowd of onlookers he
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Spider-Man 3 Star Thinks Sam Raimi Would Direct Another Spidey Film

When Spider-Man 3 arrived in theatres in 2007, it ultimately became Sam Raimi’s swan-song in terms of his work in the realm of comic book movies. Having been the creative force that reinvigorated the genre in 2002 with Spider-Man – a breath of fresh air after Joel Schumacher’s attempts at Batman movies in the 1990s – Raimi built his web-slinger work into a solid trilogy, which appeared to culminate in a film packed with infamous Marvel villains. Now, one of those villains is reflecting on the reality of the end of Raimi’s Spider-Man films and teasing his own return to the genre.

Many fans of Spider-Man 3 feel that Thomas Haden Church’s portrayal of Sandman was a highlight of an otherwise bloated movie, and in a new interview with JoBlo – actually about his television series, Divorce – the actor explained his take on the way studio interference from Sony on Spider-Man 3
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Early BvS Batman suit concept art depicts a shiny, chrome-laden crusader

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Oh Batman, how is it that the Gotham fashion police have never come a'knockin' at your door? In 1989, Tim Burton had you fighting crime in a jet-black suit that didn't allow for you to turn your neck. In 1997, Joel Schumacher pitted you against Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) and Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) while your bat-nipples stood erect with a longing for justice.... Read More...
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Win tickets for the DC exhibition, Dawn Of Super Heroes

Den Of Geek Feb 2, 2018

Fancy winning a pair of tickets for the terrific-looking DC exhibition heading to London? Step this way...

DC Exhibition: Dawn Of Super Heroes is a new exhibition that promises to be a feast for fans of DC, on page and on the screen. It boasts more than 200 original comic pages, around 300 preparatory sketches and concept artworks for cinema, together with 45 original costumes, models and props used in the iconic films. And it's opening at London’s O2 on Friday 23rd February through to Sunday 16th September (there's a limited preview evening ticket for Thursday 22nd February at 7pm too).

For details and tickets click here.

Fans visiting the exhibition will be able to walk through the exhibition which runs in chronological order, with each room offering guests a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the mythical DC Universe. Featuring artwork of Super Heroes and Super Villains such as Superman,
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Brand New Shot Of Captain Marvel’s Controversially Colored Suit

Yesterday saw us get our first good look at Brie Larson in costume as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. In a departure from what some fans expected, however, her suit wasn’t the familiar red, blue and gold ensemble from the comics, but a vivid green and black number. Naturally, this kicked off an enormous stink with quick Photoshops being produced to show us what people think she ‘should’ look like.

Personally, I liked the green at first sight and I’m liking it a whole lot more now that I’ve seen the picture we have for you down below, which shows the detailing off beautifully. What I dig most about this is how appropriate it is to the 1990s period setting.

If you recall, the 90s weren’t the greatest time for superhero movies, with Joel Schumacher doing his damnedest to kill off the Batman franchise and the
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‘Flatliners’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons, Kiefer Sutherland | Written by Ben Ripley | Directed by Niels Arden Oplev

Danish director Niels Arden Oplev is still best known for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (what, you mean you don’t remember Dead Man Down?), and he brings the same flat, TV movie aesthetic to this “sequel” to Joel Schumacher’s 1990 sci-horror. The original’s high concept plot is retained and given a 21st century makeover – although it’s still as hokey and dumb as Schumacher’s film, and once again fails to capitalise on its central conceit.

The premise of Flatliners is that a young med student, Courtney (Ellen Page), comes up with the bright idea of having her heart stopped, then started again, under controlled conditions. She employs the help of a group of fellow students, who see the experiment as a shortcut to bountiful medical careers.
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Act-pocalypse: 15 Awful On-Screen Performances That Ruined Popular X-Men

The late ’90s to early ’00s were an interesting period for superhero films. The Joel Schumacher Batman films still left a bad taste in viewers mouths, but the first Blade movie had brought hope for the future of the genre. Then, at the turn of the millennium, X-Men debuted in theaters and the industry changed almost immediately. For the first time in decades, superheroes were cool again, due in no small part to some of the best casting choices in cinema. Ian McKellen was sinister and sympathetic as Magneto, Patrick Stewart as Professor X made viewers look forward to exposition dumps, and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine remains one of the most inspired acting finds in the history of the industry.

But the unfortunate truth is that, as the franchise has grown, there are more bad X-Men films than good ones and for every actor giving a perfect performance, there’s
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10 Most Wtf Moments of Lifetime's 'A Tale of Two Coreys'

10 Most Wtf Moments of Lifetime's 'A Tale of Two Coreys'
How did it take so long to get a Lifetime movie about the Coreys? A Tale of Two Coreys is a tragic Hollywood rise-and-fall saga: two teen actors who make it big in the Eighties, complete with fire-hazard hair, drugs, groupies and pastel blazers. Corey Haim and Corey Feldman first paired up in the 1986 vampire classic The Lost Boys, and became inseparable BFFs, only to crash hard. In other words, it's a story made to order for a lurid low-budget Lifetime biopic, with a cast full of unknowns. But unlike
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HorrorCon UK announce new May convention guest

Taking place at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Sheffield, HorrorCon UK is one of the highlights of the UK horror convention calendar. We’ve been to a number of the events since its launch in 2015 and this years event looks to be the greatest yet!

With genre icon Dee Wallace already announced to appear HorrorCon UK organisers have announced the latest guest in attendance this year – none other than actor Billy Wirth (pictured below). Wirth is probably best known for his iconic role, as the long haired biker vampire “Dwayne” in Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys (1987); but Wirth has also appeared in the films Body Snatchers, Boys on the Side, Echoes, Being Flynn, Seven Mummies, Powder Blue, Starlight, as well as popular TV series such as Charmed, Sex & the City, Tales from the Crypt, Chicago P.D. and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

For more info on the event, check out the official website: www.
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The Original Version Of Tim Burton’s Batman Returns Was Very Different

This holiday season, the DC fans among you may have rewatched Batman Returns for the umpteenth time, as the classic Dark Knight movie has become an alternative festive classic for superhero lovers since its release in 1992. However, things could have been very different if the original version had made it to the big screen.

As explained in the video below, the initial screenwriter for the pic was Sam Hamm, who previously penned 1989’s Batman. However, when Warner Bros. were left unhappy with Hamm’s efforts, Burton brought Heathers writer Daniel Waters on board to rewrite Batman Returns. Though there are some elements of Hamm’s script we’d be curious to see, you can mostly understand why WB decided to skip most of it.

Though it retained Penguin (Danny DeVito) and Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer), their villainous plot was very different. In Hamm’s version, Penguin – here named, for some reason,
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Elvis' Granddaughter Wants to Play Poison Ivy in Gotham City Sirens

Elvis' Granddaughter Wants to Play Poison Ivy in Gotham City Sirens
Riley Keough has informally thrown her name onto the list of hopeful actresses that want to play Poison Ivy on the big screen, with the character's next appearance scheduled for Gotham City Sirens. We haven't seen Pamela Isley in a movie since the disastrous Batman and Robin, from Joel Schumacher in 1997, when Uma Thurman took on the character. It's been over 20 years and fans should be able to wipe their collective memory of the campy portrayal. However, Fox's Gotham hasn't had the best track record with Poison Ivy on the small screen, either. That version of the character has gone through four changes since the show began, never finding the correct way to integrate Poison Ivy.

A fan on Twitter asked Elvis' granddaughter who she'd rather play in a movie, with a choice between Poison Ivy and Batgirl. The actress chose Poison Ivy and claimed that the character was her favorite,
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Hugh Jackman Thought X-Men Was Going to Be a Huge Bomb

Hugh Jackman Thought X-Men Was Going to Be a Huge Bomb
The role of Wolverine has made Hugh Jackman world famous, but according to the actor, it didn't originally look that way to some of the actor's friends in Hollywood. Fox has made 10 X-Men movies since then and all have had varying degrees of success. However, the first few movies were huge and Jackman was warned that he should jump ship before the first movie even hit theaters. Thankfully, Hugh Jackman did not take his friend's advice seriously and decided to stay on as the menacing Wolverine, becoming synonymous with the character.

Hugh Jackman recently sat down with Variety to promote The Greatest Showman and revealed that a friend in Hollywood gave him some pretty bad advice before the first X-Men movie made its debut in the theaters. According to Jackman's friend, there were bad things being said about the movie at the time, which may have more to do with director Bryan Singer than anything.
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2 Generations of Fans Debate 'The Last Jedi'

2 Generations of Fans Debate 'The Last Jedi'
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi]

The following is a conversation about The Last Jedi held between two friends, one a spry, 30-year-old Millennial, and the other a wizened, but freakishly handsome 38-year-old Gen X kind of a guy. Both men love Star Wars, but in different ways. The main difference between their perspectives comes to some extent from their age differences, but also what emotional connections, and expectations they came to writer/director Rian Johnson's follow-up to The Force Awakens with. There are a lot of spoilers — and some discussion of Joel Schumacher's Batman movies, and the prequels — ahead, so...
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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Team Dug Into Their Hero’s Deepest Fears, from Intimacy to the Joker

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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Team Dug Into Their Hero’s Deepest Fears, from Intimacy to the Joker
What’s it going to take for “The Lego Batman Movie” to redeem the franchise with an Oscar nomination after “The Lego Movie” was snubbed in 2015? The movie will need to get more respect for its brick animation style, inside-out take on the Caped Crusader, and self-reflexive wit.

Of course, it didn’t help that the Annie voters left “The Lego Batman Movie” off its list of best animated feature nominations on Monday, but there’s still time to coax the Academy into an Oscar nomination. IndieWire critic David Ehrlich passionately argued his case, but nobody gets more animated about “Lego Batman” than director Chris McKay.

What Lego Does Best

“We look for things that other movies can’t do,” McKay said. “That’s our job in making a Lego movie. What story can you only tell with this medium? And I wanted to do an emotional story about Batman
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Get your first look at Brenton Thwaites as Robin in Titans TV series

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Unless you count Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character in The Dark Knight Rises, you'd have to go all the way back to Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin for the last live-action take on the character, which was twenty years ago. Earlier this year, DC announced that it would be launching their own digital streaming service, you know, because everyone needs their own at this... Read More...
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