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Over the last few months we’ve seen a host of celebrity divorces and rumours of marital discord. In case you’ve missed any, here’s a rundown of the most shocking splits of Summer 2015.
For those living in the Western hemisphere, summer is drawing to a close. Unfortunately, this summer has been filled with news of celebrity divorces and separation rumours concerning some of the most beloved stars on the planet. In case you’ve missed any – let’s face it, there’s been a lot to keep up with – here’s a recap.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their split in June.
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Continue reading: Summer 2015: A Recap Of The Season Of Celebrity Divorces & Separation Rumours
Sources told People magazine that the recent allegations around Affleck's love life may be affecting Garner.
Ever since they announced their divorce back at the end of June this year, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have been spotted together in public putting up a united front for the sake of their three children. They have kept their wedding rings on during these family outings and have even been living on the same property together, albeit apparently in different buildings.
However, a source close to the family has told People magazine on Thursday (August 27th) that Garner is now having second thoughts about their living arrangements. “Jen will always make sure that Ben spends as much time with the kids as he wants, but she is rethinking their living situation. She can't stand the situation Ben has put her and the kids in.”
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in happier times
Continue reading: Jennifer Garner "Rethinking Living Situation" With Ben Affleck, According To New Report
Us Weekly reported that Affleck had struck up the relationship while still trying to resolve his difficulties with his now-ex-wife Jennifer Garner earlier this year.
Ben Affleck has denied the sensational report that he is a new relationship with his children’s ex-nanny, and that he started doing so during a 10-month trial separation period from his now ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
Us Weekly reported on Wednesday (July 29th) that multiple sources close to the family had told them that 42 year old Affleck had begun dating 28 year old Christine Ouzounian, a Californian woman he had hired from a Beverly Hills babysitting agency to be a nanny for his three children this spring.
Ben Affleck with Jennifer Garner and their three children earlier in 2015
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Denies Reports That He's Dating His Children's Ex-Nanny
Clark Kent is a reporter for the Daily Planet in his everyday life, but a much hated alien powerhouse beneath the earthly guise. As Superman he has the power to destroy the world and, even though he would never dream of it, the world wants him gone. Even his efforts to become the ultimate hero go unappreciated, in particular by his Gotham rival Bruce Wayne; a billionaire vigilante known as Batman by night. He believes Superman is to blame for all the horror the Earth has been faced with, and vows to take him despite his limited abilities. It isn't long before the two are forced to unite, however, in order to protect the citizens of Earth from a real threat that could prove to thrust the planet into oblivion.
Continue: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Comic Con Trailer
Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in the upcoming 'Batman v Superman' movie, was part of a Q&A panel at the San Diego convention.
Jesse Eisenberg apparently didn’t enjoy being at Comic-Con, likening his experience at the massive convention to “some kind of genocide”. We know the crowds can be a little forceful, but seriously?
Giving a reaction to this year’s annual sci-fi and comic fest to the Associated Press on Monday (July 13th), the actor made the somewhat questionable remarks. “It is like being screamed at by thousands of people,” he reflected, “I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent.”
Jesse Eisenberg plays Lex Luthor in the new 'Batman v Superman' film
Continue reading: Jesse Eisenberg Likens Comic-Con To "Genocide"
Is it really wise to trust your most dangerous sworn enemies? Sometimes you have little choice when there are threats in the world too brutal to put your best men on. Amanda Weller is in charge of a top secret government organisation known as A.R.G.U.S. They have in their detainment some of the world's craziest psychopaths, supervillains and powerful mutants, and while they are being of no use to society stuck in prison cells, Weller introduces a brand new team known as the Suicide Squad in which these criminals can carry out seemingly impossible missions with the promise of freedom or, at least, reduced sentences. Among them are such fiends as Harley Quinn, The Joker, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Enchantress, Rick Flagg and Killer Croc - who are all willing to band together and save the world, even if they die trying.
After debuting at Comic Con over the weekend the extra-long Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailer is finally online.
A new full length trailer for the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice has just hit online, offering fans their best look yet at the upcoming clash between the two comic book titans. Debuting at Comic Con this weekend the trailer was well received by fans who found plenty to talk about including Jesse Eisenberg's menacing Lex Luthor.
Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman collide in Dawn Of Justice.
The nearly four minute trailer showcases Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman, while also heavily featuring Eisenberg as the villainous Luther. It also offers our first real look at Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Jeremy Irons as butler Alfred Pennyworth, while also including Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
Continue reading: Watch The Awesome New Full Length Trailer For 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice'
The Hollywood hunk will reportedly direct, co-write and star in a standalone Batman film after appearing in Zack Snyder's 'Dawn of Justice'.
Comic-book fans: prepare to cheer, boo - or tell us you already knew - Ben Affleck is expected to be officially named as the director of a standalone Batman movie in which he'll also star as the caped crusader.
Is Ben Affleck going behind the camera for a forthcoming Batman film?
Deadline reports that Affleck is teaming up with DC Comics' chief creative officer Geoff Johns to write the movie, and the script could even be ready by the end of this summer. With Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reaching cinemas in March next year, and the director's Justice League Part One pencilled in for November 2017, it's not yet clear when this new Affleck-helmed Batman title will slot in.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck To Direct, Write And Star In New Batman Film?
Ben Affleck reacted much like the rest of the internet when he found out he’d been cast as Batman.
Ben Affleck has revealed he couldn’t quite believe it when he found out he’d landed the role of iconic superhero Batman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The actor will play an ageing caped crusader opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman in the Warner Bros flick, which hits cinemas in March 2016.
Affleck will play the caped crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly magazine, Affleck said he reacted with disbelief when he found out he’d landed the role. “My first reaction was, ‘Are you sure?’ ” Affleck said. “At the time I was 40, 41, and had just finished Argo, and I felt like ‘This seems like a strange way to get to Batman.’ But Zack convinced me.”
Continue reading: So How Did Ben Affleck React When He Was Cast As Batman?
The couple announced their split after a decade of marriage yesterday, but sources insist that the break-up is "not contentious" in any way.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have revealed that, despite their impending divorce after ten years of marriage, they’ll be maintaining a civil relationship for the sake of their three children.
The Hollywood power couple announced the news of their split on Tuesday (June 30th). However, it’s now emerged that as well as going through the pain of divorce, Affleck and Garner will continue to live on the same property, and that they’ll be dealing with the situation in as civilised a manner as possible.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner earlier in 2015
Continue reading: Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner's Divorce Is Entirely Amicable
Shortly after the disaster of the officially endorsed FIFA movie 'United Passions', a yet-to-be-published account of the corruption within the organisation is set to be adapted for the big screen.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon may be working together again in the future, with reports that they are in negotiations to co-produce a movie about the current scandal within football’s governing body FIFA.
According to a story by The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has emerged victorious in a bidding war for the rights to BuzzFeed investigative reporter Ken Bensinger’s forthcoming book ‘Houses of Deceit’, and is currently speaking with Affleck and Damon to co-produce it.
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck may be working together again soon
Continue reading: FIFA Corruption Scandal Movie To Be Produced By Ben Affleck And Matt Damon?
'Batman v Superman' will look to tackle "a new threat".
Warner Bros has released the synopsis to the hugely anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, set for March 2016. The studio had already released a teaser trailer and some images from the movie, which stars Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader and Henry Cavill reprising his role as Superman.
Ben Affleck as Batman in Warner Bros' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
So, without further ado, this is what Warners has to say on the movie:
Continue reading: Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Synopsis: "A New Threat Arises"
When an alien lifeform crashed to Earth decades ago, no one noticed. When his own kind came after him, the fate of the world was threatened. When he saved mankind, they looked up to him like a God. But times have changed, and people have died since his arrival. The world has had enough of the "false God" Superman (Henry Cavill), but there is already another hero in the world. In Gotham City, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) has spent years and billions of dollars making himself into the greatest detective and the finest crime fighter. But the Batman knows that one does not simply arrive to a thunderous applause. He has earned his role as judge and jury, and it is up to him to stop the Man of Steal.
Continue: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Teaser Trailer
‘The Dark Knight III: The Master Race’ will hit shelves this Fall.
Frank Miller is going back to Batman. DC have announced that the man behind 1986 classic The Dark Knight Returns is writing a second sequel to his seminal work titled The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, to mark the 30th anniversary of the original series.
Ben Affleck as Batman in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Miller will not be working alone on the miniseries and he will be joined by 100 Bulllets and Wonder Woman writer Brian Azzarello. The series is said to consist of eight issues and will be published twice a month, according to a press release by DC.
Continue reading: Frank Miller Revisiting Batman With Second 'Dark Knight' Sequel
Avengers holds its world premiere in London, as CinemaCon brings out the big names in Vegas. Arnie premieres his new movie in New York, while Jodie Foster films Money Monster on the city's streets. And big new teasers arrive for Star Wars, Fantastic Four and Batman v Superman...
Marvel's Avengers were out in force in London this week for the world premiere of the sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Walking the black carpet were stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany and writer-director Joss Whedon.
More: View the full set of pictures from The Avengers: Age of Ultron - UK film premiere here
Downey also gave a video interview, and later made the news when he walked out of a chat with a Channel 4 journalist who blatantly ignored instructions not to grill the actors about their personal lives. Click here to watch a rather more positive interview with Robert Downey Jr.
Continue reading: Stars Descend On London And Las Vegas, Clooney And Roberts Shoot In New York And The Internet Goes Mad For Some Momentous Trailers
Batman and Superman go head to head in the new trailer for 'Dawn of Justice'.
The first trailer for the DC crossover movie 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' has finally arrived - and it's difficult to tell who's most formidable, despite the fact that one superhero has earned his power, and the other was gifted at birth.
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is coming next year
Zack Snyder is returning with the sequel to 2013's Superman adventure 'Man Of Steel', and it's our first taste of The Justice League as they hit theaters for the first time. While the plot remains unknown, we can gather that the world has become disillusioned with Clark Kent (Henry Cavill); mistrusting of him given humanity's history with power and corruption, and fearful that their faiths are being questioned.
Continue reading: First Taste Of 'Batman V Superman': Someone's Going To Bleed [Trailer + Pictures]
The internet is freaking out over something weird again...
In weird news this weekend, Ben Affleck apparently has an ancestor, who was a slave-owner. And he really doesn’t want you to know about that, apparently.
Could this affect Affleck's goody goody image?
When Affleck appeared on the PBS documentary series Finding Your Roots, the slave-owning ancestor apparently came up, but was never mentioned during the episode. The reveal, made by WikiLeaks, was contested by a statement on the PBS website.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck's Slave-Owner Ancestor Has Got The Internet Weirded Out
The latest round of leaked Sony emails appear to show that the ‘Batman v Superman’ actor wanted his family tree censored for the doc.
Ben Affleck asked PBS to edit out his slave-owning ancestor from the actor's edition of ‘Finding Your Roots’, it has been reported. A leaked email exchange between the show's host Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr and Sony chief Michael Lynton, shows the two debated editing out the ancestor after the actor made the request.
Ben Affleck’s edition of ‘Finding Your Roots’ has become a hot topic after the latest round of leaked emails.
". . . For the first time, one of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors — the fact that he owned slaves," the professor told Sony chief Michael Lynton in the email chain dated July 22, 2014.
Continue reading: Leaked Emails Show Ben Affleck Asked PBS To Edit Out His Slave Owning Ancestor From 'Finding Your Roots'
Zack Synder has shared the real version of 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' after a pirated version, filmed on a mobile phone, leaks online.
Director Zack Synder did not despair when the exclusive trailer of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was leaked online on Thursday. The grainy footage, shot on a mobile phone camera, immediately went viral and certainly did not do justice to the true version.
Ben Affleck as Batman in Batman v. Superman.
Read More: Leaked Batman vs. Superman Trailer Generates Extra Publicity.
Continue reading: Zack Synder Shares Real 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Trailer After Pirated Version Leaks Online
We're not saying it was a ploy by the Hollywood Hype Machine, but...
As far as publicity goes, the leaked Batman vs. Superman trailer may have worked in the movie’s favour. Sure, the early release meant it sort of clashed with the first look at Star Wars: Episode VII, but then this probably means that the superhero showdown will get an extra day of hype, once the actual, legit trailer drops/is released by the studio for real.
The shaky, second-hand recording of the trailer was only on YouTube for minutes, before being taken down, but it was enough to generate pages and pages of coverage, because, you know, content is kind of like gold for entertainment writers.
The trailer is our first real look at Ben Affleck as Batman - but not quite yet.
Continue reading: Leaked "Batman Vs. Superman" Trailer Generates Extra Publicity
Homer's 'Odyssey' will be adapted into a movie by the team behind 'The Hunger Games' trilogy. We asked a group of Classics students which actor would play Odysseus in their ideal film and selected the top six choices.
Homer's Odyssey finally has the epic (pun more definitely intended) directing, writing and producing team it deserves. Fresh from working on The Hunger Games trilogy, Francis Lawrence is set to direct, Peter Craig to write and Nina Jacobson to produce the upcoming film.
Sean Bean was top of the list of ideal actors to play Odysseus.
Read More: Sean Bean Cast In New ITV Drama The Frankenstein Chronicles.
Continue reading: Homer's 'Odyssey' Adaptation: 6 Actors Who Would Be Perfect As Odysseus
No release date has yet been given for the forthcoming faith-based epic, but Jackman will team up with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to produce it.
Warner Bros. has announced plans for a new Biblical movie project involving a host of A-list actors. Hugh Jackman is to take the lead role in Apostle Paul, in which he will play the early Christian missionary who becomes one of the most important preachers of the message of Jesus.
News of the casting was reported by Deadline on Wednesday. Jackman will also be producing the movie, along with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck through their Pearl Street Films production company. A screenplay is currently being written by Matt Cook, who has previously worked on Triple Nine and By Way of Helena.
Hugh Jackman is set to star in forthcoming Biblical movie 'Apostle Paul'
Continue reading: Hugh Jackman Set To Star In And Co Produce 'Apostle Paul'
Eisenberg has gone bald for Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero film.
In a year from now we’ll probably be queuing outside a movie theatre eagerly awaiting our first viewing of Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But for now, we’re just making do with whatever scraps of information we can get on the upcoming superhero epic. So after months of speculation about the state of cast member Jesse Eisenberg’s hair, today we’ve been given our first official look at the actor as the bald supervillain, Lex Luthor.
Here's your exclusive first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in @BatmanvSuperman! http://t.co/wG87toA3li pic.twitter.com/BjvWQZvSdm— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 25, 2015
Continue reading: Fans Get First Look At Bald Jesse Eisenberg As 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Villain Lex Luthor
A sequel to 'Mallrats' is in the works, director Kevin Smith announced on Thursday (12th March).
Kevin Smith has announced there will be a sequel to Mallrats. Mallrats, the 1995 romantic comedy which starred Smith, Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty and Jeremy London, was a prequel to the 1994 film Clerks. The films both flopped at the box office but have since achieved cult status.
Kevin Smith has announced a sequel to Mallrats is in the works.
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Continue reading: Kevin Smith Announces Sequel To Mallrats Is In The Works
'Game Of Thrones' star looks forbidding in Zack Snyder's first image.
Fans were given a first look at the forthcoming film incarnation of Aquaman, with director Zack Snyder reveals just how menacing Jason Momoa will be as the sea-dwelling DC Comics superhero as 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' gets well under way.
Jason Momoa is Aquaman
It's all about DC at the moment with Henry Cavill's Superman having become a huge hit in 2013's 'Man Of Steel' and 'Fast And Furious' star Gal Gadot being announced as Wonder Woman in Michelle MacLaren's upcoming movie. Zack Snyder is bringing them all together in a long-awaited DC superhero crossover movie entitled 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice', and 'Game Of Thrones' star Jason Momoa is just the latest announcement for the cast - as fish-friendly King of Atlantis, Aquaman.
Continue reading: Aquaman, The 'Wettest' Of The Justice League? Not If Jason Momoa Can Help It!
David Fincher and Ben Affleck are getting back in the saddle for 'Strangers'
Following the runaway success of Gone Girl - the mystery-drama has now grossed over $365 million worldwide - David Fincher and lead star Ben Affleck are reteaming to work on a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train.
Ben Affleck and David Fincher scored a hit with the mystery thriller Gone Girl
Titled simply Strangers, the movie will tell the story of a movie star in the middle of an Oscar campaign whose private plan breaks down. He is offered a ride to Los Angeles on another plane by a wealthy stranger. However, in the original, Hitchcock's plot revolves around two strangers meeting on a train and discussing the idea of exchanging murders - an idea that one of the strangers actually carries out. Given Fincher's work on Gone Girl, Strangers is likely to be tonally similar to the darkness of the 1951 original, which starred Farley Granger and Robert Walker.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck And David Fincher Remaking Hitchcock's 'Strangers'
The 42-year-old actor was given the Favourite Humanitarian Award at the 2015 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (Jan 7th), due to his work for the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI).
Ben Affleck is one of Hollywood's most successful stars, and he has won multiple awards for his work as an actor, director, writer, and producer, but the 42-year-old's latest honour may take him a while getting used to.
Affleck was awarded the Favourite Humanitarian Award at the 2015 People's Choice Awards
While accepting the Favourite Humanitarian Award at the 2015 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (Jan 7th), Affleck said, "I've been called a lot of things in my life, but I'm not sure that 'humanitarian,' until recently, has been one of them."
Continue reading: Amy Adams Gets Emotional While Presenting Ben Affleck With Humanitarian Award
After an interesting year for movies, television and music, the 41st People's Choice Awards are here to tell us who the world's 'Favourites' are.
It's that time of the year when the annual The People's Choice Awards role in, honouring the very best of popular culture in 2014. The 41st iteration of the ceremony saw a number of celebrities making an appearance to give, receive and pose with awards for categories ranging from 'Favourite Movie Actor' to 'Favourite TV Character We Miss Most'. So, yes, the net was cast pretty wide.
The Cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' at the 41st People's Choice Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)
More: The Jury Is Left Divided After Robert Downey Jr's 'The Judge' Shows At TIFF
Continue reading: 'The Big Bang Theory' And Robert Downey Jr. Sweep Up At People's Choice Awards [Photos]
'Gone Girl' was awarded the top honour at the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday (14th November) and 'The Imitation Game' gained four awards including prizes for actor, supporting actress and director.
The results are in from the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Friday (14th November). Check out the winners list and pictures from the ceremony!
Benedict Cumberbatch won the award for Hollywood Actor.
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Continue reading: 'Gone Girl' Wins Top Honour & 'The Imitation Game' Gains 4 Awards At 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards [Pictures]
Be excited. Be very, very excited.
http://www.contactmusic.com/movie-review/iHello, Matt Damon fans, this is your captain speaking. The big news today: Jason Bourne lives and he will be played by Damon in the next Bourne movie. That’s right, there will be a new Bourne movie. The news comes to us via Ben Affleck, who just happened to let the news slip, while the writing/directing pair were doing press for Project Greenlight. You know, all innocent like.
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne? I am so there.
The movie will start filming “next fall,” said Affleck as a throwaway comment, which actually ended up being the main point. So this means that we can expect the fifth Bourne movie to come out in 2016, although Affleck kept mum about any specific details.
Continue reading: The New Jason Bourne Movie Will Be A Thing And That Thing Will Star Matt Damon, Apparently
Matt Damon will be reprising his role as Jason Bourne in a film due out in 2016.
Jason Bourne will return and Matt Damon will be reprising his role as the troubled former secret agent.
Matt Damon starred in three of the four Bourne movies.
Read More: Matt Damon Open To More Bourne Movies - Will Be Team Up With Jeremy Renner?
Continue reading: Jason Bourne Will Return With Matt Damon Reprising His Role In The Franchise
Jennifer Lopez is 'totally single' at the moment and she's 'happy' or Marc Anthony after the news of his engagement broke last week.
Jennifer Lopez is 'happy' for her ex-husband Marc Anthony after the news of his engagement to model Shannon De Lima broke last week.
Jennifer Lopez discussed being single and her ex-husband in a recent interview.
Read More: Jennifer Lopez Recalls Painful Split From Ben Affleck In Memoir True Love.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Discusses Being Single & How She's 'Happy' For Ex-Husband Marc Anthony
The ‘Hunger Game’s actress has set off the rumour mill after being spotted on the set of the upcoming superhero movie.
Could Jena Malone be playing Robin opposite Ben Affleck’s caped crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? We certainly hope so, but the actress will definitely be seen in Zack Snyder’s upcoming superhero flick although her exact role is yet to be confirmed.
Could Jena Malone be the next Robin on the big screen?
The rumours that Malone could be following in Chris O’Donnell’s footsteps began when WILX 10, a Michigan television station, reported that the actress had been spotted on the set.
Continue reading: Will Jena Malone Play Robin In ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’?
David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel Gone Girl has won the box office for the third week in a row in both America and Britain, a remarkable achievement for a two-and-a-half hour long mystery that loses its surprise value on first viewing. So audiences must be responding to its complex exploration of relationship issues, mainly how difficult it is to know what's going on in a partner's head.
Ben Affleck in Gone Girl
This week in America, Gone Girl saw off competition from both Dracula Untold (which landed in second place) and Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (at No 3). In Britain, newcomers The Maze Runner and Annabelle were held off at 2 and 3. And the film shows no signs of slowing down, at $162 million worldwide and climbing. Competition this week in America comes from Brad Pitt's Fury, while in the UK the top titles are Palo Alto and The Judge. In both markets, romantic drama The Best of Me is also expected to make its mark.
Continue reading: David Fincher's Gone Girl Holds The Box Office
Warner Bros is going big on DC Comics movies, right up until 2020.
In a huge announcement of forthcoming releases, Warner Bros has bet big on DC Comics-branded movies to follow its marquee release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2015. That movie, starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, will be followed by The Flash with Ezra Miller, Aquaman starring Jason Momoa and a Wonder Woman movie with Gal Gadot.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will start a slew of comic-book movies from Warner Bros over the next six years
Gadot was the surprise choice for the female role in Dawn of Justice though Warners are clearly buoyed by the Israeli actress's performances in the forthcoming movie. Maybe Marvel should take note and finally announce a Black Widow movie with Scarlett Johansson.
Continue reading: Warner Bros Announces Wonder Woman For 2016, Aquaman In 2018
After a not-so-close race, Gone Girl came out on top for the second weekend in a row.
Well, it’s official – David Fincher’s Gone Girl is the winner in another weekend box office race. It wasn’t even a close one this time. On its second weekend, the mystery thriller saw a 29% drop, but still made it to $78 million.
Gone Girl is Fincher's top grossing film to date.
With $26,8 million, Gone Girl narrowly beat our the critically panned Dracula Untold. The gory, vaguely historical flick came in second with $23,5 million, meaning that, despite abysmal reviews, Drac still has a shot at next week’s throne. Recently, director Gary Shore even let slip that he’s thinking about a possible sequel. Even though nothing’s been greenlit just yet, it looks like we won’t be rid of the Romanian prince for a while. Sigh.
Continue reading: "Gone Girl" Scores Easy Box Office Victory Over "Dracula Untold"
The caped crusader who stole the show in 'The Lego Movie' earlier this year, is getting his own spin-off!
There’s no denying that Batman was the stand out character in the all around fantastic The Lego Movie earlier this year and it seems executives at Warner Bros. agree. It’s just been announced that the popular character will be getting his own spin-off movie which has even been fast tracked ahead of The Lego Movie sequel for a 2017 release.
Batman stole the show in The Lego Movie
Writing will be Seth Grahame-Smith who penned the screenplay for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows adaptation starring Johnny Depp. Of course supervising the whole production will be Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who were originally responsible for bringing the Lego brand to life on-screen.
Continue reading: Lego Batman Movie In The Works For 2017 And Yes Will Arnett Will Be Back!
Gillian Flynn appears to have done a U-turn on the possibility of a 'Gone Girl' sequel.
Gillian Flynn had always played down the possibility of a sequel to her bestselling novel Gone Girl. After the insane plot twists and famous ending, the book and movie works well as a standalone piece of work - though given the box-office success of the latter, has Flynn changed her mind?
Ben Affleck is superb in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'
Speaking to the website at which she used to work, Flynn told Entertainment Weekly in 2012, "I didn't write it as an open ending to set up a sequel at all. It was the only thing that made sense to me, that made sense to what was true to the book and true to the characters. Amy's not going to end up in jail. She's Amazing Amy!"
Continue reading: Could Ben Affleck Return For 'Gone Girl' Sequel?
'Gone Girl' has stormed the UK box office, too.
David Fincher’s dark, brooding thriller Gone Girl landed in the UK over the weekend, to critical acclaim from audiences and a sense that this is how to do an adaptation. This is how you do it. Based on Gillian Flynn’s explosive bestseller, Gone Girl follows the marriage trials and tribulations of Nick Dunne and his beautiful wife Amy.
Ben Affleck in David Fincher's superb 'Gone Girl'
When Amy goes missing, Nick comes under the scrutiny of the national media, and the police have their suspicions too. His strange behaviour and deceitful lies do nothing for his public persona – Did Nick Dunne kill his wife is the question on everybody’s lips.
Continue reading: 'Gone Girl' Hits Big, But Did Nick Dunne Kill His Wife?
Ben Affleck doesn't like Bill Maher's views on Islam, very much.
Ben Affleck called out Bill Maher over his “gross, racist, disgusting” ideas about Islam during a heated debate on the presenter’s Real Time show on Friday night. Affleck took time out of promoting his latest movie Gone Girl to appear alongside author Sam Harris, former chair of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele and Nicholas Kristof.
Ben Affleck at the Gone Girl premiere
Maher set out his stall early, telling Harris, "You and I have been trying to make the case that liberals need to stand up for liberal principles," Maher said to fellow panelist, author Sam Harris. “Freedom of speech, freedom to practice any religion you want without fear of violence, freedom to leave a religion, equality for women, equality for minorities, including homosexuals, these are liberal principles that liberals applaud for,” Maher continued, “…but then when you say in the Muslim world this is what's lacking, then they get upset.”
Continue reading: Is Ben Affleck Right About Islam?
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