This week we hear the Justice League talk (Batman and Flash), delve into Blade Runner 2049 and the new Kingsman movie!
Ben Affleck Talks Batman In Justice League
Ben Affleck talked a little bit to USA Today about his role as Batman in the upcoming Justice League movie and the change of heart the characters has had since the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
"In Batman v Superman, he was at the end of his rope. But in Justice League he’s finding hope again. He has to open up and play well with others. He knows he needs them."
He was also ask if him being part of a team will also mean he will those characters into his life a little more than we might've been used to from the bat.
"He’s sort of the ultimate loner, but he’s really trying to make it work and develop a good relationship with all of them. He might be a mentor to The Flash."
Can't wait for this one. Easily my most anticipated movie of the year!
Blade Runner 2049 Clip
Warner Bors. released a short movie that is supposed to lead into the long awaited Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049. You can check out the short, which has been directed by Luke Scott, the son of original Blade Runner director Ridley Scott, above!
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Clip
The newest Kingsman movie, based on the Secret Service comic by Mark Millar, releases in about a week, but there is no need to get antsy. You can check out a cool clip of Channing Tatum's character meeting Eggsy for the first time above. Looks fun!
“Kingsman: The Secret Service" introduced the world to Kingsman - an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents' strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that's becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy...
Nightwing Director Talks DCEU
Chris McKay, director of The Lego Batman Movie, is going to helm the upcoming Nightwing movie, which will focus on the grown up original Robin, taking flight under his own identity. The director revealed his approach for the film, wanting to do a kick ass action movie, with as little CGI as possible and also communicated his wish to find and actor who will be able to physically do all the things Dick Grayson can do in the comics.
Recently he has been asked about his view on the age old topic DC vs. Marvel, or better DCEU vs. MCU and he had this to say to Metro.
"These movies are not trying to follow the Marvel model, they’re trying to do their own thing with filmmakers that they like, and produce things that are wholly original and wholly unique."
"[DC] still want[s] to build a universe, and that’s why it takes a lot of time and a lot of people banging their heads together trying to figure out what to do. Because it’s hard. It’s hard to get all these people, and all these egos, and all this stuff in one place and get it all to work out. But they are committed to that, and that’s what’s amazing about working with Jon [Berg] and Geoff [Johns]. They’re real partners, and so is everyone at the Warner Bros. family."
"Warner Bros. is a more director-driven studio. Period. The end. More than any other studio you’re ever going to work at. Just look at the roster of world class filmmakers that have worked at Warner Bros and made it their home. Warner Bros is a director-driven studio, and that’s exactly how they are operating these movies."
Super excited for his Nightwing movie and good to hear his, very positive thoughts on the DCEU films under WB.
Ezra Miller Talks Flash/Justice League
Ezra Miller (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Perks Of Being A Wallflower, We Need To Talk About Kevin), the DCEU's Barry Allen/Flash, already showed up in two DCEU movies (Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad) in cameo capacities, but in winters Justice League, we will finally get our first in depth look at his version of the character!
The super talented actor talked last week to Entertainment Tonight about the role and revealed that fans of the comics won't see a certain aspect of the character on screen... at least now yet.
"Well, you know, look, I can confirm, spoiler alert, his suit does not pop out of his ring [in the movie]. Things have to progress, you know? Original Barry Allen was clearly an incredibly, incredibly clever scientist. We acknowledge and respect that. We want to apologize to the fans who are mad about the ring thing."
Ezra went on to tease hardcore fans a bit, who have a habit to take small things like a missing Flash ring as a sign of doom.
"I know the ring is the coolest thing about the DC universe. It was a little hard for us to sell in this version of this universe right now. Bear with us! There’s gonna be other cool things."
I really loved Ezra as an actor in everything I have seen him in so far and I really dug his version of the Flash in the short scenes we have seen him already in, so I can't wait to get more.