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5:00 PM on 03.28.2014

Watch: BaneCat - a villainous cat that torments his owner

The Dark Knight Rises' evil Batman antagonist Bane has one of the most recognizable and most fun to parody voices ever. Enter: BaneCat, a short video about a villainous cat who torments his owner. It's a pretty funny little ...

Liz Rugg


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2:00 PM on 03.03.2014

You cannot afford this Dark Knight Tumbler replica

Joining the line up of things we just can't afford (like the Bat Theater, Iron Man Statue, or HAL 9000), James Edition has cooked up a street legal replica of the Tumbler Batmobile from the Dark Knight Trilogy.  How much...

Nick Valdez



Jessie Eisenberg is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred photo
Jessie Eisenberg is Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred
by Matthew Razak

Today is the day you can point to when the Internet blew up. We were close to it when they announced Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman, but the surprise casting of Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luthor is probably going to destroy everything. Deadline has the press release in which the casting is announced along with Jeremy Irons playing Bruce Wayne's dutiful butler Alfred. 

I can live with Irons as Alfred. He's old and looks good in a tux so those boxes are checked.

Eisenberg as Luthor is a bit harder to swallow. This is mostly because of his age, which is far younger than I ever pictured Luthor being. In fact the casting seems entirely out of left field, but if you think about it a bit it maybe could work. Eisenberg can definitely pull of megalomaniac as we saw in The Social Network, and he's almost always cast as a self centered genius thanks to that role. He's also a really great actor.

Still, he's so much younger than Luthor and we haven't really seen him take on a role as big and bombastic as Luthor should be. It's hard to wrap my mind fully around it, though I'm not entirely against it. It will definitely be interesting to see what direction they're taking the character after this news. One does wonder why they didn't force Brian Cranston to take the role at gun point, though. 

[via Deadline]

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12:00 PM on 01.20.2014

Batman vs. Superman delayed until 2016

It looks like 2015 is going to get a bit more breathing room. Instead of releasing next year to many fans' distress since the film still doesn't have an official title and seemingly adds more and more Super Friends everyday, ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.11.2013

Jason Momoa in talks for Batman vs. Superman

Although he may have been unsuccessful in joining Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, looks like Reboot Conan has worked his way to the other side of the comic book pond. Joining the recently announced Gal Gadot (as Wonder Woma...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 11.22.2013

WB registers terrible names for Batman vs. Superman

While we here at Flixist have been using Batman vs. Superman as a shorthand way of referring to the Man of Steel followup starring Batman, it was never the official title. David Goyer has been simply considering calling it th...

Nick Valdez

7:00 PM on 11.15.2013

Flix for Short: Tim Daly's Batman vs. Superman

Tim Daly was once the voice of Superman in Superman: The Animated Series (before getting replaced by George Newbern in Justice League) and was pretty damn great at it. Recently he's been blowing up YouTube with The Daly Show...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 11.14.2013

These LEGO Movie character posters are the cutest thing

The LEGO Movie is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated films of 2014. With the first trailer looking as beautiful as it did and with Chris Pratt being adorably charming as he is, The LEGO Movie is going to be a damn go...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 11.11.2013

Batman vs. Superman is already casting for...Nightwing?

I remember sitting through Man of Steel and thinking, "This is close, so another movie could probably iron out these problems and give me a good Superman." Not once did I think, "You know what'd be great in this Superman movi...

Nick Valdez



First full trailer for The LEGO Movie photo
First full trailer for The LEGO Movie
by Nick Valdez

After the first teaser showed Ninja Turtles interacting with DC superheroes like only LEGO can, we've been all waiting for a better and more filling look of The LEGO Movie. It's got a style that's instantly grabbing, the voice cast is made of good actors and actresses (like Chris Pratt and Morgan Freeman), and LEGO's a big property, so I expect good things from it. Or I just plan to be charmed the whole time. Either's good. 

At the very least, this first full trailer for The LEGO Movie shows so much promise and character. Just hearing Arnett's lethargic Batman and Chris Pratt's hyperpositive Emmet try to save the world from President Business looks just amazing (and animated wonderfully!). The LEGO Movie builds a home in theaters February 7th next year. 

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11:00 AM on 09.16.2013

Flix for Short: Good Will Batman

Now that the "Ben Affleck is Batman" hooplah is mostly over, it's time to bring it up again. Here's a video that retroactively places Batman within one of Affleck's most famous roles in Good Will Hunting and the results are ...

Nick Valdez





4:00 PM on 09.13.2013

Warner CEO confirms "tired and weary" Ben Affleck Batman

So we have Ben Affleck playing Batman, and we have lots of opinions about Ben Affleck as Batman. But what sort of Batman will Ben Affleck be? According to Warner CEO Kevin Tsujihara, the Batman in the forthcoming Superman/Bat...

Hubert Vigilla

5:00 PM on 08.29.2013

Batman vs. Superman filming in Detroit in 2014

Things are rolling right along for Batman vs. Superman. We've got casting (and not casting), a screenplay by David S. Goyer and now shooting plans. The massive picture will be heading to Detroit to do some filming and also gi...

Matthew Razak



What do you think of Ben Affleck as the Batman? photo
What do you think of Ben Affleck as the Batman?
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Remember when Warner Bros. announced that Ben Affleck would be playing Batman in the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel? Feels like it was only a week ago... Anyways, the internet went totally goddamn insane, and we decided against making it the focus of last week's The (Movie) Question. Instead, we waited until things cooled off a little bit. There's definitely still some backlash, but it's begun to quiet down, and the Flixist staff is here to calm others even further.

And how about all of y'all? Has your hatred simmered down? Was there ever hatred in the first place? What do you think of Ben Affleck's jawline? Is the Director's Cut of Daredevil actually worth your time? Sound off in the comments below!

And if you enjoyed the video, you should like it and subscribe to our YouTube channel. It'd make us super happy if you did.

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3:00 PM on 08.27.2013

Watch Affleck, Cranston in fan-made Man of Steel 2 teaser

As you have probably heard, the internet basically blew itself up when it was revealed that Ben Affleck, most recently of Argo fame, has been cast to play Batman opposite Henry Cavill's Superman in Zach Snyder's 2015 sequel,...

Liz Rugg



NRH's Weekly Analysis: Batffleck photo
NRH's Weekly Analysis: Batffleck
by Nathan Hardisty

Spoilers for Man of Steel.

Christopher Nolan left behind a gap. A hole if you will. He had no interest in universe building at one point, Marvel's gigantic Avengers universe collision began just as The Dark Knight came out. By the time Rises was wrapped up there was a state of confusion. The Batman film franchise became incredibly popular and yet it wasn't connected to any larger scale DC Comics film universe blah blah. Over five years late after Marvel's own first team-up effort, Man of Steel was the first baby step to building the webbing of a new cinematic universe based on DC Comics properties.

To many, including myself, the work of Zack Snyder and Goyer hampered the film into a washed out and dull feature removed of color, character, drama and all necessary scope in creating a Superman movie. Man of Steel deserves its own analysis but, quite frankly, it was at best a 'functional' effort. Nolan left a gap, however, finishing his Dark Knight franchise and then giving Snyder some superhero tips. The news is that Nolan is out and Goyer, Snyder and some newcomer now have to helm the next chapter of the DC Comics cinematic universe all by themselves. That newcomer is the completely new Batman, Ben Affleck. Join me as we take a look at exactly what Affleck has to offer in the role of Batman and beyond.

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8:00 AM on 08.26.2013

Nolan won't have creative input for Batman vs. Superman

The times, they are a-changing. With Interstellar underway, it seems like Christopher Nolan won't have as much (if any) creative input on Batman vs. Superman. Rather than serve as producer on the film, Nolan is now an executi...

Hubert Vigilla



Ten possible Batman actors worse than Ben Affleck photo
Ten possible Batman actors worse than Ben Affleck
by Nick Valdez

So Ben Affleck is going to play Batman in a few years (in a Superman movie no less) and a lot of folks are angry about that for some reason. Despite his Academy Award win and not being terrible for the last ten or so years, some people just can't get over it, "He was Daredevil! He was Gigli! He was Matt Damon!" You do realize this could have been worse, don't you? In fact, we should consider ourselves lucky that Ben Affleck was even considered for the job.

To prove Ben Affleck is the best Batman for the job, here are ten possible Batman actors that would have been far worse. 

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Ben Affleck is the new Batman for the Man of Steel sequel photo
Ben Affleck is the new Batman for the Man of Steel sequel
by Hubert Vigilla

After weeks of speculation about who will be Batman in the sequel to Man of Steel, we have an answer. Warner Bros. announced today that Ben Affleck will be playing The Dark Knight in Superman vs. Batman slated for 2015.

In an official press release, director Zack Snyder said the following of the casting choice:

Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry [Cavill]'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.

Affleck is 41, so he does fit the profile of an actor in his forties playing the role. His previous foray into superhero movies was 2003's Daredevil, and let's just hope that's behind him and not a sign of things to come.

What do you think of Ben Affleck as Batman? Is he the hero we deserve?

[Deadline via USA Today]

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8:00 AM on 08.14.2013

Rumor: WB offers Bale $60 million to return as Batman

A number of names have been floated to play the Caped Crusader in the forthcoming Batman vs. Superman film. Some possibilities include Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Scott Adkins, and Orlando Bloom. Time to add another name ...

Hubert Vigilla

8:00 AM on 08.12.2013

Scott Adkins has apparently auditioned to play Batman

UPDATE: New rumors suggest that both Orlando Bloom and Jeffrey Dean Morgan are also being considered to play Batman. Last week's rumors about Superman vs. Batman involved some older actors portraying the Dark Knight, includin...

Hubert Vigilla

8:30 AM on 08.05.2013

Rumor: 40-year-old Batman sought for Man of Steel sequel

A few rumors have been brewing over the weekend concerning the Superman vs. Batman movie. First of all, there's a report that Zack Snyder and Frank Miller will meet to discuss the new film, which fuels lots of speculatio...

Hubert Vigilla