Sunday, August 25, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Well, that didn't take long...the wait to see who will portray Batman in director Zack Snyder's untitled Batman-Superman film for Warner Bros. is officially over. Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the caped crusader role. Warner Bros. president Greg Silverman said in a statement, "We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some.”
Zack Snyder stated, "Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.” The film is slated to open in theaters worldwide July 17, 2015.
Just recently, Christian Bale who is arguably the greatest Batman, was offered 50 million dollars to reprise his legendary role in the Zack Snyder blockbuster.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Ever since Zack Snyder announced at comic-con in San Diego last month, that his next Superman film (the sequel to his mega blockbuster hit 'Man of Steel') will contain the character of Batman, rumors have been swirling as to whether or not Christian Bale will reprise his iconic role. According to a newly released e-book, Beyond Batman: The Unauthorized True Story of Christian Bale and His Dark Knight Dilemma Warner Bros. supposedly offered Bale $50 million dollars to continue his role as the caped crusader in the Superman flick. No word has been confirmed as to whether or not this is completely true, or if Christian Bale will accept the offer. The way 'The Dark Knight Rises' ends is quite perfect if he never intends to portray Batman ever again. But, Bale is so perfect as Batman and since the trilogy just ended last summer, fans may not be ready to welcome in a new Batman, no matter who it is. Also, there are rumors that Lex Luthor will appear in the sequel and Mark Strong and 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston are the front-runners for the super villain role.
What do you think? If Bale refuses would you like to see a Batman at all? And if so, who?
Any thoughts on Mark Strong or Bryan Cranston for Lex Luthor?
The Wolverine is this summer’s most underrated blockbuster hit. The film stars everyone’s favorite triple threat, Hugh Jackman as the title role and is directed byJames Mangold. The Wolverine opens with a flashback to the bombing of Nagasaki in World War II where Logan manages to save a young Japanese soldier, Yashida (portrayed by Ken Yamamura) from the atomic bomb. Fast forward to present day and Yashida, who is eternally grateful for Logan and his brave actions is unfortunately very ill and wishes to see Logan one more time to say his goodbye. Logan who is taking up space in the woods, starting fights in bars and looking like a homeless man is found by Yukio (portrayed by Rila Fukushima). Her master is Yashida and she entices Logan to travel to Japan with her and grant the wish of her dying master. When Logan lands in Japan there is a whole lot more drama and mayhem then he bargained for and needs to fight off his inner struggles and demons before its too late.