Hailee Steinfeld teaming with Matt Reeves for Idol

Netflix has tapped Hailee Steinfeld to star in the music drama Idol, which she will also produce alongside Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes) through his 6th & Idaho production company.

Variety reports that Idol has been scripted by Matt King and follows a young woman who becomes an assistant for a popular singer and then tries to become her.

Oscar nominee Steinfeld is set to lend her voice to Gwen Stacy in Sony’s animated Marvel movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and also stars alongside John Cena in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee, both of which are set for release in December.

See Also: Hailee Steinfeld to star in comedy series Dickinson for Apple

Reeves meanwhile has recently completed his script for the DC movie The Batman, which he aims to shoot in 2019, and is also teaming with Shonda Rhimes to adapt Blake Crouch’s sci-fi novel Recursion
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James Wan Shoots Down Rumor That Warner Bros. Heavily Cut Aquaman

Though Entourage initially dismissed the concept as absurd, an Aquaman movie is making its way to theaters in a couple of months. In the time leading up to release, however, the Dceu’s gone through their team-up pic bombing, their Batman musing on departing and their Superman possibly being done as well.

While it seems there’s bad news after bad news in comparison to Marvel, sometimes some of what comes out is just gossip on the internet. Or at least, we hope that’s the case when it comes to a new report on James Wan’s upcoming fish-centric film.

According to recent content posted on the director’s Twitter, someone on the social networking site/cesspool of human garbage said Warner Bros. cut 20 minutes of content from the movie. While we’ve seen such behavior before, most notably with David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, Wan firmly denied this
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Hailee Steinfeld in Talks to Star in Netflix Film Idol

Tony Sokol Oct 19, 2018

Matt Reeves will unleash the diva in Hailee Steinfeld in Netflix's upcoming feature Idol.

Hell nos and headphones are paying for the new kid. Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to star in and produce Idol, a musical drama for Netflix. The feature film will be produced by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves's 6th & Idaho production company, according to Variety.

Netflix beat out Universal and Paramount for the project. Reeves will not direct the film. He is currently developing The Batman film at Warner Bros. Pictures, and the science fiction series Recursion for Netflix.

The screenplay was written by Matt King. Federal, Republic Records' film division, already has a deal to release the original soundtrack. Steinfeld, who hit the charts with singles like “Love Myself” and “Starving,” may also be involved in the music.

Steinfeld sang "I wanna be like most
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Hailee Steinfeld to Star in Netflix Music Drama ‘Idol’

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Hailee Steinfeld to Star in Netflix Music Drama ‘Idol’
Hailee Steinfeld is producing and starring in Netflix’s music drama “Idol,” with Matt Reeves in talks to produce through his 6th & Idaho company, sources told Variety.

Netflix had no comment. The streaming service has acquired rights to the Matt King script for “Idol,” centered around a girl who becomes an assistant for a popular singer and then tries to become her.

Should the deal close, the producers would include Reeves, Adam Kassan, and Rafi Crohn of 6th & Idaho through their first-look Netflix feature deal. Steinfeld and her mother Cheri Steinfeld will be producing alongside Federal Films, the motion picture division of Hailee Steinfeld’s recording label Republic Records.

Steinfeld broke out in 2010’s “True Grit,” for which she was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar. She also starred in “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Pitch Perfect 3,” and “The Edge of Seventeen.” Steinfeld can next be seen in Paramount
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Zack Snyder's Original Dceu Plans

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC stable of superheroes are some of the most recognizable characters in popular culture. Free from the complicated licensing deals and business entanglements that prevented Marvel from launching a shared cinematic universe for years, Warner Bros. entrusted filmmaker Zack Snyder with shepherding their most famous heroes into the Justice League, in what we've come to call the Dceu. As every film fan knows, following Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Wonder Woman, Snyder's original vision was recalibrated, at best, or just outright dismissed.

In our video above we take a look at everything we know about Zack Snyder's original plans for his Dceu, based on interviews, social media posts, and well-researched reports from before, during, and after the process that eventually led to the Justice League movie.

We here at Movieweb champion the DC Comics stable of heroes,
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Ben Affleck’s Out As Batman As WB Eyes New Actor To Replace Him

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but it looks like Ben Affleck’s time in the cape and cowl has officially come to an end.

Earlier today, Variety published a report about The Flash being delayed – for a change – as the film’s production has now been pushed to late 2019. But buried in the article was a particularly interesting tidbit about Big Ben, with the outlet noting that Warner Bros. won’t be moving forward with any further movies featuring the actor as their Batman and is now looking to recast.

Unfortunately, there was no mention of who they may have their eye on, but here’s what the report said:

“The studio is not moving forward with Batman and Superman movies featuring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, respectively,” writes Variety. “It is expected to recast the Dark Knight with a different actor. “

Never-Before-Seen Justice League Photos
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Gareth Evans says his Deathstroke movie would have been lean, mean, & dark

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Warner Bros. was pretty confident in their DC Universe at one point as they announced a great many projects focusing on a variety of characters, including the deadly mercenary Deathstroke. Played by Joe Manganiello, Deathstroke made a cameo appearance in Justice League, and it was expected that the super-villain would take on a larger role in The Batman movie, which was to be written and…
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Fifty Shades Star Dakota Johnson Wants To Play Catwoman

While this writer will be the first admit how he’ll be attending a showing of Birds of Prey on opening weekend, I’m kind of bummed by Catwoman‘s absence. Don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware of how she doesn’t necessarily have to be involved in a film uniting that specific team of female superheroes – but then again, neither does Harley Quinn.

Still, there’s hope for a new silver screen interpretation of Selina Kyle showing up in Matt ReevesThe Batman, but it may be some time before we get confirmation on which other characters will be appearing alongside the Dark Knight. I don’t know about you, but if she is included, I wish to see her sporting the costume established by comic books published over the course of the past fifteen years or so, in addition to being made popular by video
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Titans star Ryan Potter tried out for Tim Drake role in Ben Affleck’s The Batman

Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) is set to take on the role of Garfield Logan, a.k.a. Beast Boy, in DC Universe’s upcoming live-action Titans show, and at the New York Comic Con, executive producer Geoff Johns has revealed this wasn’t the actor’s first brush with the world of DC.

Speaking at the Titans panel, Johns revealed that Potter sent in audition tapes for the role of Tim Drake (the third Robin after Dick Grayson and Jason Todd) back when Ben Affleck was still attached to write and direct The Batman.

The inclusion of Tim Drake is one of the first real pieces of info we’ve had regarding Affleck’s take on The Batman, although it was previously announced that Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke would have appeared as the villain.

Following Affleck’s exit from the director’s chair, Warner Bros. enlisted Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes
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No, Jack O’Connell Is Not Replacing Ben Affleck In The Batman

Whether or not you enjoy Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Batman (I do), the reality of the situation is that another actor will eventually run with the torch. To be completely honest, I firmly believe that’ll happen sooner rather than later because Warner Bros. probably wish for director Matt Reeves to start fresh, as opposed to having the dark cloud of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League hovering over him.

In recent memory, various actors such as Kit Harington and Oscar Isaac were said to be considered as Affleck’s successor, though neither panned out. Still, that hasn’t stopped fans from rallying around Jon Hamm, who looks like Alex Ross’ Dark Knight brought to life.

Earlier today, rumors began circulating of how Jack O’Connell was supposedly being eyed by the studio, but according to The Wrap’s own Umberto Gonzalez, that’s not the case.
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WB Eyeing Jack O’Connell To Replace Ben Affleck In The Batman

Is Jack O’Connell destined to become the next Batman?

That’s what the folks over at That Hashtag Show believe, as their sources tell them that Warner Bros. is eyeing the actor to play Bruce Wayne in The Batman. Of course, there’s no been confirmation from the studio on this just yet, but truth be told, ever since it was revealed that Ben Affleck had checked himself into a rehab facility, we’ve come to expect a changing of the guard – it’s really a question of when, rather than if, at this point.

Already, Kit Harington and Ryan Gosling have been ruled out, while Star Wars alum Oscar Isaac is seemingly no longer in contention for the much sought after role, either. That means Matt Reeves is still searching for his new Batman, especially since Affleck appears closer to the exit door than ever before.

Never-Before-Seen Justice
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Kevin Smith Poses With Jon Hamm And Endorses Him For Batman

When it comes to Ben Affleck’s future with DC, we’re currently getting some mixed signals, but should the actor not be returning for the title role of Matt ReevesThe Batman, it’s clear who Kevin Smith would want in his place.

While attending the New York Comic Con, the writer, director, and podcaster managed to get a couple of photos with his first choice to play the Caped Crusader, Jon Hamm. The Mad Men star has earned the go-ahead of many a DC fan to try his hand at playing Bruce Wayne, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger cheerleader than Smith, whose Instagram upload came with the following endorsement:

“Bat-Hamm! It’s hard to look good standing beside the best looking man in the world, but it’s worth it because I’m a huge Hamm fan (which sounds more erotically charged than I
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Jon Hamm Once Again Responds To Those Batman Casting Rumors

Jon Hamm’s become one of the internet’s top picks to replace Ben Affleck as Batman in the DC movie universe. The best part is that the Mad Men star’s a confessed fan of the Dark Knight and has said on several occasions now that he’d be interested in donning the cowl in the future.

This weekend, Hamm attended New York Comic Con as part of the panel for Amazon’s Good Omens, the supernatural comedy-drama from Neil Gaiman in which he plays the angel Gabriel alongside an all-star cast including Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale and David Tennant as the demon Crowley.

Once the panel got to the Q&A section, naturally the topic of Batman came up. One fan asked a two-part question, beginning with a comment about the difficulty of adapting comics and graphic novels while the second part consisted of directly asking
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The Batman Star Ben Affleck Opens Up On His Rehab Treatment

The Batman star Ben Affleck hasn’t had the best 2019. Despite landing what he considered a dream role in the Caped Crusader, he’s had to contend with constant rumors that Warner Bros. are going to recast the part, intrusive paparazzi documenting the groceries being delivered to his home, his alcohol addiction worsening, his ex-wife Jennifer Garner staging an intervention and finally, an extended treatment for addiction.

Now, he’s released a statement on how he’s doing, and you can see what he has to say below:

This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care.

The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say. It’s given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others.

Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle.
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Being ‘Batman’: Michael Keaton’s Intriguing Experience

Word is circulating through Hollywood that The Batman, the latest reboot of the Caped Crusader, will start filming next summer with yet another new actor in the lead role. If that’s the case, he’ll certainly have plenty of resources to draw from: Since the film series began in 1989, five actors have worn the cowl [...]

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Ben Affleck Leaves Rehab, Hopes To Help Others With Addiction Problems

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Ben Affleck Leaves Rehab, Hopes To Help Others With Addiction Problems
Ben Affleck has left his latest stint in alcohol rehab, according to an Instagram post on his official site earlier today. In his post, he said he hoped to be an inspiration to others who struggle with addictions. The Academy Award-winning Affleck voluntarily checked in for treatment in late August.

“This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care,” Affleck said in his post. “Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment.”

Former wife Jennifer Garner and their three children were by his side as he left rehab on Thursday.

“The support I have received from my family, colleagues, and and means more to me than I can say,” Affleck posted. “It’s given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others.
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A Very Different Deathstroke Is Coming To Titans

When it comes to the Titans, there exist several villains whom we normally think of as being their chief nemeses. To me, at least, the likes of Trigon and Deathstroke immediately come to mind, the former of which may very well show up before season 1 concludes.

In the case of Deathstroke, however, the producers behind the freshman DC Universe series may encounter a few bumps in the road. Don’t forget, even though director Gareth Evans is seemingly no longer involved with a movie centered on the mercenary, WB’s motion picture division probably still has some plans for him, be it in The Batman, Suicide Squad 2 or something else. Hey, if Arrow can no longer make use of him, then it’s doubtful Titans call dibs at this point.

Still, this red tape will somehow be circumvented because we’ll be seeing Deathstroke eventually – albeit in a different capacity.
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Deathstroke Movie No Longer Happening with The Raid Director

Deathstroke Movie No Longer Happening with The Raid Director
Rumors of Gareth Evans' Deathstroke movie may have been greatly exaggerated. It was first reported, just shy of a year ago, that The Raid director had been tapped to develop a movie centered on the DC Comics mercenary, with Joe Manganiello set to star. There haven't been too many updates provided since the news broke and there may be a very good reason for that. According to Evans, he's no longer developing the movie at all and was never that deeply involved in the first place.

During a recent interview, Gareth Evans provided an update on the status of the Deathstroke movie. Based on what he had to say, it sounds like the movie isn't happening at all. At the very least, it sounds like he's not going to be the one making it. Here's what Evans had to say about it.

"I had a phone call which I think was publicized a bit,
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Gareth Evans Says He’s Not Working On Deathstroke Movie Anymore

One of the many projects that seems to be on the back-burner at DC towers is a solo movie for Deathstroke. Initially, Joe Manganiello was cast by Ben Affleck to play the main villain in The Batman, but this plan went south when Matt Reeves came onboard and started from scratch. In place of that, it seemed he was getting his own vehicle instead, with reports saying that The Raid director Gareth Evans was on hand to helm it.

Well, caught up with Evans recently and discovered how this piece of news was actually misleading. The director maintains that his involvement in the project was much more casual than we thought and he only had “conversations” about it. That said, he did make clear that he was impressed with Manganiello’s passion for Slade Wilson.

“I had a phone call which I think was publicized a bit, about Deathstroke with DC.
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Ben Affleck Leaves Rehab Wanting One Last Shot at Being The Batman?

Ben Affleck Leaves Rehab Wanting One Last Shot at Being The Batman?
Ben Affleck has been spotted away from rehab and working out for the last month, leading many to speculate that he is preparing for a possible return to the Batman role. Sources who claim to be close to the actor reveal that he wants to play the Dark Knight one last time. It's unclear if this return would be for Matt Reeves' The Batman, which has been rumored to include a younger version of the character. Affleck was attached to write, direct, and star in the project, but his involvement has been a mystery for over a year now.

Ben Affleck spoke at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con about staying on board as Batman, noting that he would play the character for as long as the studio wanted him to do it. The answer was a bit vague and Warner Bros. has yet to make a statement either way. However,
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