Superhero Bits: New Injustice 2 Trailer, Neil Gaiman’s Batman Story, Aquaman Crew & More

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Who is the costume designer for Aquaman? Which other Marvel heroes have been inhabited by The Phoenix? How power hungry is Superman in the new Injustice 2 trailer? Want to see a fanmade trailer for a Christopher Nolan directed Nightwing movie with Casey Affleck as The Riddler? What Batman story has Neil Gaiman been working on for nearly 30 years? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Kevin Smith - Supergirl - Daxamite Throne Room

Kevin Smith revealed the Daxamite throne room from an upcoming episode of Supergirl he’s directing next.

Aquaman has supposedly hired The Matrix and Amazing Spider-Man costume designer Kym Barrett for production.

Spider-Man as Phoenix

Comic Book Resources runs down some of the other Marvel Comics heroes who have been taken over by The Phoenix.

This week’s Arrow hit a new milestone for the series, but it wasn’t a good one: it had the show’s lowest ratings ever.

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Keep an eye out for this Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 standee to lounge around in at your local movie theater.

Dwayne Johnson dives further into why he refers to Black Adam as a hero, and it’s just a matter of interpretation.

Superman is still off his rocker in this new story trailer for the Injustice 2 video game coming later this year.

A new rumor says that Deadpool 2 is supposed to start production on May 1, but take that with a grain of salt.

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‘Nightwing’ Movie Added to DCEU Slate; ‘Lego Batman’ Director Chris McKay in Talks

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Dick Grayson will be following his famous mentor right into the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. is plotting a Nightwing movie, with Chris McKay in talks to direct. McKay actually has some very recent experience with the character: he last helmed The Lego Batman Movie, which prominently featured Dick Grayson (voiced by Michael Cera) as Batman’s overeager sidekick. 

THR broke news of the live-action Nightwing movie. Bill Dubuque, whose credits include Ben Affleck’s The Accountant and Robert Downey Jr.’s The Judge, has been tapped to write the script. The project is expected to fit within the DCEU, but it’s not clear yet where this movie will fit into the timeline or when it’ll be released in theaters (though Warner Bros. does have several dates earmarked for DC movies between now and 2020).

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‘LEGO Batman’ Tops Presidents’ Day Weekend, ‘Great Wall’ Leads Newcomers

The LEGO Batman Movie topped the weekend box office for a second week in a row, holding off a trio of newcomers led by Universal’s The Great Wall. Fellow new releases, Fist Fight and particularly Fox’s A Cure for Wellness, fizzled in their respective debuts as the start of 2017’s Presidents’ Day weekend saw the top twelve come in 47% behind last year. While that was mostly to be expected, it’s a rather significant dip as 2017 is currently pacing 10.4% behind 2016’s yearly grosses. With …
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Batman Negotiations with Director Matt Reeves Reportedly Break Down

Batman Negotiations with Director Matt Reeves Reportedly Break Down

Batman negotiations with director Matt Reeves reportedly break down

Well, that didn’t last long. Late last Friday, news broke that CloverfieldLet Me In, and Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves was in negotiations to direct Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming Batman movie. Now, The Hollywood Reporter says those Batman negotiations have broken down.

According to the trade, Reeves has exited the talks, though the studio is intent on making the movie no matter what. They do add that talks could possibly resume “when heads cool.” Prior to Reeves receiving the offer, Ridley Scott and Fede Alvarez were among the names on the shortlist.

Ben Affleck was originally attached to direct, but he decided to concentrate on acting in the film.

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck wrote in his recent statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

Warner Bros. Pictures then added: “Warner Bros. fully supports Ben Affleck’s decision and remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life.”

In The Batman, Affleck will face off against Joe Manganiello, who will play Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, in the film. Additional appearances by Jeremy Irons as Alfred and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon are expected to happen as well.

An official release date for The Batman, written by Affleck and Geoff Johns, hasn’t been set. Affleck will next appear as Batman in Justice League, opening in theaters on November 17. You can view photos from that film in the gallery below.

(Photo Credit: Photo by Fotonoticias / FilmMagic / GETTY Images)

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Superhero Bits: Justice League Sneak Peek, Final Wonder Woman Trailer, Ben Affleck’s Favorite Batman & More

Batman v Superman - Alternate Batsuit

Who is Ben Affleck‘s favorite Batman according to Matt Damon? Which Stranger Things cast member paid a visit to the set of Avengers: Infinity War? Who is Batman fighting in a post-production glimpse at Justice League from Zack Snyder? How did Tom Holland react to the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer? Is Patrick Stewart done with the X-Men franchise too? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Matt Damon says Ben Affleck‘s favorite Batman is Will Arnett, but won’t name a favorite Dark Knight himself.

Comic Book Resources runs through some trivia that you might not have known about the Hellboy movie franchise.

Avengers Infinity War - Millie Bobby Brown

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown stopped by the set of Avengers: Infinity War, but don’t presume anything.

Ed Boon has confirmed on Twitter that Injustice 2 will be getting a new mobile version of the video game as well.

The Flash - Gorilla City Poster

The Flash is getting ready for a rumble in the jungle in the next episode that takes our hero to Gorilla City.

James Gunn posted on Twitter they had completed the 749th iteration of a VFX shot of Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

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ComicBook.com called our attention to some alternate Batsuit designs for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Check out all the bonus features that will be on the home video release of Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.

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/Filmcast Ep. 405 – The Lego Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2

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DavidDevindra and Jeff discuss the inspiring short film The White Helmets, the surprisingly good Riverdale, the disappointing Santa Clarita Diet, and the visually spectacular Legion. Be sure to see Louis CK on dancing as a profession, and David’s thoughts on Six Feet Under’s ending.

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‘LEGO Batman’ Tops ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ & ‘John Wick 2’ With $55.6 Million

It was the best weekend at the 2017 box office so far, led by WB’s The LEGO Batman Movie along with fellow newcomers Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter Two topping the box office in that order. But along with the new releases, five of the weekend’s holdovers, especially Lion, held on extremely well, dropping 35% or less compared to last weekend. Overall the weekend top twelve came in just a fraction below our overall expectation of $ 180 million as the top twelve combined for an est…
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Superhero Bits: The LEGO Batman Movie’s Villain Roster, Deadpool 2 Fan Poster & More

Deadpool 2 Fan Poster

Who are Will Arnett‘s favorite villains in The LEGO Batman Movie? How much would it cost to be Batman in the real world? Which Game of Thrones actress has expressed interest in playing Catwoman? Does The LEGO Batman Movie have too many characters and not enough Batman? How did Kaecilius take over a church in Doctor Strange? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

This Doctor Strange promo shows Benedict Cumerbatch visiting a comic shop on the last day of shooting.

Will Arnett talks about his favorite villains in The LEGO Batman Movie, as well as some non-Batman villains.

Green Lantern

Comic Book Resources runs through 15 things that you maybe didn’t know Green Lantern‘s power ring could do.

A new synopsis for Justice League has been revealed that’s slightly different from the one we had before.

This mash-up of Fifty Shades Darker and The LEGO Batman Movie from Jimmy Kimmel Live is pretty lame.

Joe Maganiello says that he has already started katana training for his role as Deathstroke in The Batman.

Deadpool 2 Fan Poster

One fan on Reddit decided to create a Deadpool 2 poster that pays tribute to Ryan Reynolds’ thriller Buried.

Captain Marvel co-writer Nicole Perlman talks about the pressure of writing the first female lead for Marvel Studios.

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Matt Reeves is The Batman Director!

Matt Reeves is the new The Batman director!

Warner Bros. Pictures finds The Batman director in Matt Reeves!

Following Ben Affleck‘s recent stepping down as director of Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming The Batman, the studio has today set a replacement. Variety reports that Matt Reeves, the helmer behind Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes & the upcoming War for the Planet of the Apes, will be The Batman director!

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck wrote in his recent statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

Warner Bros. Pictures then added: “Warner Bros. fully supports Ben Affleck’s decision and remains committed to working with him to bring a standalone Batman picture to life.”

Reeves had been reported as a likely candidate for The Batman director job when Affleck stepped down.

In The Batman, Affleck will face off against Joe Manganiello, who will play Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, in the film. Additional appearances by Jeremy Irons as Alfred and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon are expected to happen as well.

An official release date for The Batman, written by Affleck and Geoff Johns, hasn’t been set. Affleck will next appear as Batman in Justice League, opening in theaters on November 17. You can view photos from that film in the gallery below.

(Photo Credit: Photo by Fotonoticias / FilmMagic / GETTY Images)

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