As well as giving us our first proper look at the team in action (including a curiously Iron Man-esque Cyborg, played by Ray Fisher), this trailer also gives us our first brief glimpses of some other new characters, including Amber Heard as Mera, and JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. There’s also a quick glimpse of Amy Adams as Lois Lane – although, as necessitated by the ending of ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ one rather notable absentee is Henry Cavill as Superman.
Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Cyborg character teases seen in short video clips Warner Bros. has debuted in past two days via Twitter
In preparation for the ‘Justice League’ trailer, a new snap of Ben Affleck’s Batsuit for the DC superhero bonanza has been revealed. And it all looks a bit less brooding, and a bit more chirpy than the hulking outfit he was given for ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. Here it is in its full glory… And compare it to the rather more sober garms he wore in BvS… This ‘tactical batsuit’, as it’s being dubbed, is more trim, his bat ears look a bit smaller, and with its grey bat logo, generally feels a little brighter than past iterations. ...
The world of DC Comics has been carefully recreated using millions of Lego bricks in a new exhibition in London. Former New York lawyer Nathan Sawaya has given up the day job and now spends his time using the children’s building blocks to create stunning models. Superman, Batman and various other characters from the comic book universe have all been given the Lego treatment at The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes, that is on display at South Bank.
‘The Lego Batman Movie’ has been widely embraced as both an excellent follow-up to 2014’s ‘The Lego Movie,’ and one of the best big screen takes on Batman yet (if not the best, in this writer’s view).
It’s official – Nightwing is getting a solo film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the long-time Batman sidekick Dick Grayson will star in his very own DC superhero flick… with ‘Lego batman Movie’ director at the helm. “Warner Bros. is plotting a new DC superhero film based on the Batman-centric character Nightwing,” they revealed.
Credit: Warner Bros. In the latest rumour to suggest discontent at Warner Bros when it comes to its DC superhero films, it is being suggested that Ben Affleck no longer wants to play Batman. The news comes shortly after Affleck departed ‘The Batman’s directors chair not long before shooting was set to begin. ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ director Matt Reeves has been touted as his replacement.
‘The Batman’ may be heading back to the drawing board. After the high-profile exit of Ben Affleck as director of ‘The Batman’ it looks as though Warner Bros. is forced to rethink its strategy… and may be starting from scratch.
Darkness. No parents. These, as 2014’s ‘The Lego Movie’ memorably declared, are the two key things about Batman, the 78-year old masked detective who – despite substantial competition from the more archetypal superhero, Superman – has become the figurehead of the DC brand.
After spoofing The Great Gatsby, those Chevrolet commercials, and even Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the marketing for The Lego Batman Movie turns now to MTV’s Cribs in a parody called Gotham Cribs. Will Arnett’s Dark Knight returns in the parody to offer a tour of “the most tasteful and extravagant mansion in all of Gotham City,” Wayne Manor.
The suit worn by Robin, Batman’s longtime sidekick, was inspired by vintage illustrations of Robin Hood. At least, according to co-creator Jerry Robinson — you know, if you want to take his word for it. In the upcoming The Lego Batman Movie, the mythology behind the Boy Wonder’s costume gets turned inside out, and you can take a look in the exclusive clip above.
Kathryn Bigelow (left) and David Fincher (right) either side of a picture of Ben Affleck as Batman in this year’s ‘Justice League’. Ben Affleck will no longer direct himself in the next solo Batman film, after deciding to step down following discussions with Warner Bros. He will however, still produce the film. Called ‘The Batman’, the film will be the first standalone Batman story in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) after Affleck’s version of the character debuted in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ last year and appeared briefly in ‘Suicide Squad’.
Ben Affleck has decided to step down as director of The Batman and remain on as a producer and star of the project. Affleck is still on board to play the superhero, but sources close to the talent said Affleck and Warner Bros. discussed how to make the best film possible and this was the decision both parties came to. “There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement.
Every time Ben Affleck is interviewed he’s asked about ‘The Batman’. During his recent chat on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Ben Affleck once again provided an update on his planned solo adventure as the Caped Crusader, remarking, “I’m the gonna direct the next Batman. Ben Affleck then admitted that while he completely understands why people are so eager for updates on ‘The Batman’, he finds it increasingly frustrating that he has to repeatedly play down when it is going into production and might be released.
‘The Batman’ may not be here as soon as we hoped. The Dark Knight is dragging his feet – Credit: Warner Bros. According to fan site Batman on Film, a source close to production has revealed that the upcoming ‘Batman’ solo film has been pushed back by as much as ‘a couple of months’.
Michael Keaton will forever be associated with superhero movies. He skewered the genre in Oscar-winner ‘Birdman’ and will play a villain in this summer’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ but he will always be best known for playing Batman.
2017 looks set to be a banner year for superhero cinema, so here are 10 of the biggest blockbusters based on comic book properties set to dominate over the year ahead.
Everyone’s favourite Dark Knight is back in 2017’s ‘The LEGO® Batman Movie’, and he’s joined by some familiar faces – and voices – that are all showcased in these new character posters.
Ben Affleck has confirmed that ‘The Batman’ will begin production in just a few months time. Affleck, who is starring, directing, and has been working on the script for months to make it just right, confirmed to Variety that everything is still going according to plan with ‘The Batman’, which was previously touted for a spring, 2017, start date. “We’re on the right track with that and everything is coming together,” Ben Affleck admitted.