Casey Affleck recently had fans of his brother Ben Affleck’s batman worried. In a recent interview with WEEI’s “Dale & Holley With Keefe”, he contradicted what his brother had recently stated about his future as the dark knight. Casey told the guys:
“I think he was an OK Batman,” Casey, 42, joked on WEEI’s “Dale & Holley With Keefe” radio show on Tuesday before saying, “He was great … He’s a hero, so he had something to channel and work with there. But he’s not going to do that movie [“The Batman”], I don’t think, sorry to say.”
Which sent sent the internet in a frenzy. Paring concerns that the ‘Justice League’ film is in trouble, only added fuel to the fire. But as it turns out, he was only kidding. As the hosts looked at Casey with concerned faces, he follow up with:
“Is that breaking news? I was just kind of making that up.”
So for now, we can all breathe a sigh of relief and hang our hats on Ben’s most recent statement about the state of his portrayal of The Dark Knight:
“Let me be very clear: I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest f—king part in any universe, DC, Marvel,” Affleck told fans at San Diego Comic-Con, adding that several Warner Bros. executives specifically told him they wanted him to stay on, gushing, “I’m so thrilled to do it.”
Director Matt Reeves Drops Our Fist Look At The New Batmobile
“It’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation”
In the modern era of cinema, the internet is no stranger to leaks and set photos. Most Directors are faced with the difficult challenge of deciding when and when not to release official photos. Recently, an onslaught of set photos have hit the web, showing the newly re-designed batman look, along with a glimpse of the “Batcycle” and possibly a look at catwoman.
Today, Matt Reeves decided to break the internet, giving us our first look at the new batmobile. Reeves describes ‘The Batman’ as a noir style film, told squarely on the shoulders of the dark knight. It would appear that Reeves is going with a truly grounded approach to the character. A “Year two” Batman, taking on Gotham’s criminal underworld, with a rogues gallery of villains.
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” he said. “It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”
‘The Batman’ hits theaters June 25, 2021 | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, Paul Dano, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeffrey Wright
Matt Reeves Drops First Look | Batsuit Test From ‘The Batman’
Fans have been waiting weeks since filming began for Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman,’ for a quick glance at the new batsuit. Now we have our first official look at what Robert Pattinson will look like dawning the cape and cowl of the dark knight. We also get our first listen at the musical tone we can expect from the upcoming film, which to no surprise, is dark and ominous. Pattinson would like to see Batman receive an R-Rating saying that it would free his character up to do more:
“The only thing that’s more complicated is the rating. As soon as you make something an R-rated movie, you’re freed up to do so much stuff. In terms of the character itself, I want to push it as far as it possibly can go. And I think Matt Reeves does as well. You can do crazy stuff with that part.”
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‘The Batman’ Set Photos Have Surfaced Online
With ‘The Batman’ set to being filming soon, we have received our first little tidbit as to what the city of Gotham will entail. Recent set photos have been making the rounds over the last 24 hours, giving us a glimpse of Gotham City Police vehicles. Batman fans have been clamoring for the smallest bit of news since the cast announcements. We know that recently, Robert Pattinson has spoken about the task of putting on the cape and cowl, but also the power he feels after getting suited up.
“It’s maybe the craziest thing I’ve ever done in terms of movie stuff,” Pattinson says. “I put it on. I remember saying to Matt, ‘It does feel quite transformative!’ He was like, ‘I would hope it does! You’re literally in the Batsuit.’”
“You do feel very powerful immediately,” Pattinson said. “And it’s pretty astonishing, something that is incredibly difficult to get into, so the ritual of getting into it is pretty humiliating. You’ve got five people trying to shove you into something. Once you’ve got it on, it’s like, ‘Yeah, I feel strong, I feel tough, even though I had to have someone squeezing my butt cheeks into the legs.”
“You’re trying to think of the way to balance, how to bring something new to it and not want to scare people off,” Pattinson sid. “And work in the confines of the costume.”
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While ‘The Batman’ will begin filming in London, many fans are hoping to catch a glimpse of the new “Batsuit” and Pattinson’s “Bat-physique.” Many believe Pattinson will take a little from previously popular batmen, and bring that chemistry to the big screen.
‘The Batman’ stars: Robert Pattinson (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth), Zoë Kravitz (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Paul Dano (The Riddler), Colin Farrell (The Penguin) John Turturro (Carmine Falcone) Jeffrey Wright (Commissiner Gordon)