Tag Archive: Ben Affleck


Joss Whedon has stepped in for Zack Snyder as the director of “Justice League.” Not only is he reportedly making the movie lighter in tone, but he may be changing the ending.

Potential spoilers are ahead.

According to /Film, the movie has been altered to focus on Steppenwolf as the main threat. Reportedly, before Steppenwolf was more like the Silver Surfer, heralding the coming of Darkseid.

Justice League stars Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ezra Miller (the Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg) and a host of others.

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Here’s the latest trailer for “Justice League” from Comic-Con.

The film stars Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ezra Miller (the Flash), and Ray Fisher (Cyborg).

Here is the latest trailer for “Justice League”.

The film brings together Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).

“Beauty and the Beast” was always going to open big. How much did it make?

Estimates place the remake of the Disney classic earning $170 million. That would be enough to top the $166 million earned by “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” for a new March record and is the seventh-biggest opening weekend ever.

“Beauty and the Beast” stars Emma Watson, Luke Evans and Josh Gad.

“Kong: Skull Island” dropped to second, earning $28.9 million. That’s a decent hold for the monster film, while “Logan” took third with $17.5 million.

Here’s the first trailer for “Runner Runner”.

The film stars Ben Affleck (“Argo”), Justin Timberlake, Gemma Arterton and Anthony Mackie. Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”) directed. I can’t wait for this one. The movie looks good and the cast is strong.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

It wasn’t so long ago that Marvel Studios got the rights to “DareDevil” back from Fox, who made a 2003 film starring Ben Affleck. Now the studio has gotten the rights to “Ghost Rider” from Sony, who made a pair of films starring Nicolas Cage. Perhaps these will be some of Marvel’s plans to rotate new heroes into its phases?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Ang Lee took home Best Director at the Oscars, but it was Ben Affleck who would have won for “Argo” if he hadn’t been snubbed. Now Affleck looks like he is gearing up for another run at the award. Affleck’s and Matt Damon’s production company is adapting the upcoming book “Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution”. Chris Terrio, who wrote “Argo” will write this film. The last big film about the Revolutionary War was “The Patriot” with Mel Gibson way back in 2000.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

It seemed to be a happy ending. “Argo” won Best Picture. Ben Affleck, who was snubbed as Best Director, was gracious. Everyone is happy right? Not the Iranian government. Now they are thinking about suing most likely Warner Brothers or Affleck over an “unrealistic portrayal”. It seems there’s still some more drama surrounding “Argo” to be played out.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

News about the “Justice League of America” film has been…sparse. There was news that Ben Affleck was going to direct (he’s not), then it was perhaps the Wachowskis (as far as we know, they’re not). Then there was a script, but Warner Brothers decided to do a page one rewrite. Casting rumors have been just as confusing. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in as Batman, then he wasn’t. They were going to keep Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern…but then maybe not. It’s clear WB has no idea what they are doing. That could be changing. Rumors are out there that Christopher Nolan is taking on the overseer as WB’s DC properties. He’s already producing Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”, so this makes sense.

That’s not all though. Rumors are also out there that Christian Bale is returning as Bruce Wayne/Batman for the film. But that may not be for a “Justice League” film. It might be a team up film with Henry Cavill (Superman). If you’re asking how this would make any sense what-so-ever given the mythology created by Nolan in “Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises”, I’m just as confused as you.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

This one all of a sudden got more interesting. The Coen brothers, the pair behind “No Country for Old Men”, “Fargo”, “Burn After Reading”, “A Serious Man” and more, are rewriting the script to “Unbroken”, the WWII film. Angelina Jolie is set to direct the film, based on the book of the same name. It’s an incredible story about Louis Zamperini. From IGN, the story follows  a track star who was in the 1936 Olympics, Zamperini went on to serve in the Air Force during World War II. When his B-24 went down in the Pacific in 1942, he and two crewmates spent 47 days at sea subsisting on rainwater and whatever small fish they could catch, all while fending off shark attacks. One crewmate, Francis “Mac” McNamara, died on the thirty-third day, but eventually the two survivors washed ashore on a Japanese island, where they were taken as prisoners of war. Zamperini spent two years of captivity and torture. He was eventually declared killed in action, before finally returning home at the end of the war.

You know, Jolie is talented, but I kind of wish Ben Affleck would direct this film. He seems to be pretty good at this historical drama genre with “Argo” under his belt.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.