Ben Affleck Directing the Next Batman Movie?

This may be exciting news for some of you, and horrifying news to the rest.  Ben Affleck is reportedly writing and directing the Batman movie. While the news may make some fans nervous, it shouldn’t. The incumbent actor in the bat-suit has a successful track record as a director and writer. He directed for the best picture Oscar-winning Argo, and famously won an Oscar for screenwriting Good Will Hunting with frequent collaborator and friend Matt Damon. Any possible Batman film will wait for now. Affleck, currently filming Suicide Squad and Justice League will star in the adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s novel Live … Continue reading

CW Superhero Team-up Series To Spin Out Of Arrow/Flash. Three New Characters to be Added.

Update – show creator Greg Berlanti has confirmed that thrid Arrowverse series is in the works, and it will be a team up series Yes, we’re creating a spinoff from #Arrow and #TheFlash and couldn’t be more excited by the cast signing on. More to come. #SuperheroTeamUp — Greg Berlanti (@GBerlanti) February 27, 2015 It seems that lately we can’t go a week without news of another comic book character getting a TV series or movie.    It’s gotten to be so much lately, that we hear in Geeksville are getting worried we might be getting too much of good thing.   … Continue reading

J.J. Abrams Wants Star Wars: The Force Awakens to Open This Summer – UPDATED

UPDATE: A source inside the studio has told us “There has been no serious discussions about changing Disney’s December 18th release date of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” When there is an event like a new Star Wars film on the horizon, fans want as much information as they can get.  And the internet is glad to give it to them.  So some folks are going to go looking for the story, and spoilers bring lots of eyeballs to sites that offer even the slightest glimmer of information. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens still almost 11 months away, it … Continue reading

May The Schwartz Be With Mel Brooks so He Can Make Spaceballs Sequel

  Look out, it’s the Spaceballs! and they’ve gone to plaid! Comic Legend Mel Brooks recently took part in Adam Carolla’s podcast Take a Knee, during which he confessed that he wants to do a follow-up to his 1987 Star Wars parody.   The timing now would be particularly fortuitous, with Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens headed to theaters at the end of the year. Key to Brooks’ plan is to have as much of the original cast back as possible. (John Candy, who played Barf, the half man/half dog Chewbacca role, passed away in 1994, and Joan Rivers, … Continue reading

Will Benedict Cumberbatch be Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme?

  Deadline has reported that Marvel wants Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch for the role the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange in their cinematic universe. That doesn’t mean that the Star Trek Into Darkness actor will be playing the part, though.  The Hollywood news site’s sources only said that Marvel wants him, and that negotiations will begin between the studio and the actor soon.   While Cumberbatch would be a fine choice to play the one time surgeon turned magical super-hero, the question of his availability comes to mind.  The actor already has three films, The Yellow Bird, Jungle Book: Origins and Flying Horse, scheduled … Continue reading