Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

Affleck Steps Down as Director of “The Batman”

In an exclusive report from Variety today, Ben Affleck revealed that he and Warner Brothers have made the “mutual” decision to have him step down as director of the upcoming film “The Batman”. Affleck will remain under the cowl in role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, a role he took on in last year’s “Batman vs. Superman  – Dawn of Justice” before reprising the role in both “Suicide Squad” and in the upcoming “Justice League” film. Affleck will…

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DISCOURSE DISH: DCEU v Supergirl – Tale of Two Supermen

DISCOURSE DISH: DCEU v Supergirl – Tale of Two Supermen

This week, true to form, I return to the DC side of the fence to talk a conflict that’s been brewing for months.  I mean, of course, the conflict between fans of the DCEU and fans of Supergirl over whose Superman is superior. Fans of Tyler Hoechlin‘s portrayal claim that Hoechlin’s Superman is ‘the right’ one.  Meanwhile, Henry Cavill fans claim that Hoechlin just does a Reeve impression instead of bringing anything new to the table….

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Jai Courtney Talks Suicide Squad, Ignoring Hate, and Marvel v. DC

Jai Courtney Talks Suicide Squad, Ignoring Hate, and Marvel v. DC

Two days ago, Batman-News reported on Jai Courtney‘s appearance on MTV podcast “Happy, Sad, Confused!”  In this podcast, Courtney discusses his role in Suicide Squad, the critical backlash, and the differences between Marvel and DC in superhero movies. The relevant portion of the interview: JOSH HOROWITZ: Uh, post mortem on Suicide Squad.  So, what’s, what’s your sense, were you surprised by the reaction, by how divisive it was?  […] It seemed like the fanboys in particular…

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DISCOURSE DISH: Ryan Potter and the Art of the Campaign

DISCOURSE DISH: Ryan Potter and the Art of the Campaign

Two weeks ago, I broke the story about Ryan Potter and the viral campaign #RyanPotterforTimDrake. Starting with a tweet that went semi-viral among DCEU and Batman fans, interest in Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) playing Tim Drake has only grown.  A successful Twitter campaign, #RyanPotterforTimDrake, peaked at #5 when it trended.  Afterward, Potter stoked fires by making a concept video of himself in character as Tim, playing out a fight scene. Since then, people really…

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DISCOURSE DISH: Geoff Johns Comments on Justice League ‘Tone’

DISCOURSE DISH: Geoff Johns Comments on Justice League ‘Tone’

This past Thursday, Geoff Johns made some comments to the Wall Street Journal about Justice League.  These comments focused primarily on comics-accuracy and the intended tone of the upcoming film. Of course, instead of just focusing on those comments, Wall Street Journal proceeded to get its nasty value judgments all over the article.  Regurgitating tired anti-DCEU talking points like reshoots, second-week drops, and the factually incorrect idea that ‘Neither Ben Affleck’s Batman nor Henry Cavill’s Superman…

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Ryan Potter Drops Tim Drake Fight Scene Fan Film

Ryan Potter Drops Tim Drake Fight Scene Fan Film

Ben Affleck, just let Ryan Potter play Tim Drake already. This past Tuesday, I broke the story that Ryan Potter really wants to play Tim Drake in the DCEU.  Since then, fans have rallied in support, trending “#RyanPotterforTimDrake” on Twitter on Thursday.  That day, the Twitter campaign peaked at #5 on the trend list. Over the last couple of days, Potter posted several tweets about a “little something” he was working on.  He requested fans send him their best…

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Billy Crudup in Talks for Role of Flash’s Father Henry

Billy Crudup in Talks for Role of Flash’s Father Henry

According to a Variety exclusive, Billy Crudup is in negotiations to play the role of Henry Allen in 2018’s The Flash. Variety’s sources state that Crudup, who previously played Dr. Manhattan in the Zack Snyder-directed adaptation of Watchmen, will play Barry Allen’s father.  According to the comics, courts falsely convicted Henry Allen for the murder of his wife.  This sparked Barry to become a forensic scientist, so that someday he could find the real killer. Crudup would play…

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New Set Pics from BVS Show Wonder Woman and Pre-CGI Doomsday

New Set Pics from BVS Show Wonder Woman and Pre-CGI Doomsday

Wonder Woman doesn’t come out for a year, but we can still get a taste of her in battle.  This new set pic tweeted by Gal Gadot shows Diana in battle with a pre-CGI Doomsday, and she looks like she’s having a lot of fun. Gadot, in full kit as Diana, swings a sword at a stuntman in a motion-capture suit.  She howls a battle-cry as she does so.  Despite the lack of set besides…

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Justice League Cast Supports Pipeline Protestors

Justice League Cast Supports Pipeline Protestors

In North Dakota, conflict has characterized the last several months.  A company called Dakota Access wants to build an oil pipeline across Native lands, and have desecrated Native landmarks to do so.  The Standing Rock Sioux tribe now find themselves backed by some new supporters: The Justice League cast. Jason Momoa first kicked off the wave of support with his Twitter picture in April.  Then, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller spoke out for #RezpectOurWater in May. Just…

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Batman Needs a Robin, and the DCEU Needs Ryan Potter

Batman Needs a Robin, and the DCEU Needs Ryan Potter

Ryan Potter took to Twitter yesterday to express interest in playing a Tim Drake Robin.  First, he tweeted: “Tim Drake has a nice ring to it.” (source) Then, a bit later, he went so far as to address Ben Affleck directly, tweeting: “@BenAffleck “Asian American Tim Drake adds diversity to Justice League cast” Headlines write themselves ☕🐸” (source) No public response from Affleck seems forthcoming.  But frankly, in his position, I’d be intrigued by Potter’s approach…

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