Director Matt Reeves Returns To The Batman!

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Well, here we are again folks it seems. In more crazy Batman news this month, it’s being reported that Mr. Matt Reeves- who at one point was the director that Warner Bros. Studio was looking at most prominently too take over after Ben Affleck stepped down from the project, has now returned and officially signed on after stepping away from the project over a week ago himself. So hopefully you got all that, cause it was exhausting to write . .

Even though this head spin of a story makes many people quite dizzy, this is actually somewhat common place in crazy ole Hollywood. Directors and teams leaves projects, others come in only too have there script or direction not work and then leave themselves.

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This is certainly nothing new at all to Warner Studio’s, as they have endured many a false start or a falling out, when it came to their Batman and Superman franchises over the years, including very recently. Now adding to those Flash, Wonder Woman and Aqua-Man all having a lot of trouble in there respective productions and multiple directors . . .

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Could The Batman Be In Trouble?

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Well it’s certainly been quite a month for Batman fans. First we got the news that Ben Affleck was still not happy with the script and the film had been pushed back from it’s original release date of 2018. Then we got the news that Affleck has officially stepped down from the directors chair, which in turn sparked more controversy and speculation about the state of the DC Film Division at present . .

In the wake of all that, it was then revealed that 39 year old Matt Reeves ( Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ) is on the shortlist as the next director on the project. Although nothing has been set in stone just as yet and Warner’s is still looking to other bigger names as well.

Now according to the latest rumor mill coming from our friend ~( ComicBookCast2 )~ Ben Affleck actually wants out altogether on the Batman project and the DCU. Now this report claims it comes from three distinct insider sources on the film, but as always should be taken with a large grain of salt.

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Where this latest rumor does gain some traction, is that for months now we’ve been hearing of a downward spiral where Affleck hasn’t been very happy with what the studio wants of him and has seemed visibly irritated when talking about the project, especially after his latest Warner’s film bombed at theaters. So only time will tell if this rumor holds any truth for the on & off production . . .

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Did Hugh Jackman Tease Character’s Classic Yellow Suit in the Upcoming Film?

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Well it seems that big-time actor Hugh Jackman took to twitter recently to shake things up & give fans a little something to talk about in the weeks ahead until his final film outing as everyone’s favorite cigar chomping, claw wielding mutant in Logan, due out this March . .

Wolverine first appeared in Bryan Singer’s X-Men back in 2000, to which the team mostly suited up in black leather get-ups. That has largely been the case in subsequent movies too follow. But in a deleted scene from “The Wolverine” the yellow costume was seen in a box that was gifted to Logan as he departed Japan. So could Logan finally be where the suit shows up?

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In the second trailer for Logan, we saw the young mutant X-23, played by Dafne Keen, holding an X-Men comic book. Outside of that being self-referential, it did provide some context that would make the yellow costume showing up in the movie less jarring and seemingly out of place. Since Logan is set in a not-too-distant future where most mutants have disappeared and the landscape is very bleak, a bright yellow superhero costume might not be appropriate.

So finally, here’s what the actor posted on his official Twitter page, featuring something that all X-Men fans can get behind. Given the very subtle way some things are teased these days, it seems possible that this could be a sign that the suit may make an appearance in Logan. If it really is the last time we see his version of Wolverine onscreen, that would be a fun thing to see and would serve as a great bit of fan service . . .

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Unbreakable II Outline Is Now Done Says M. Night Shyamalan . . .

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Fans were treated to quite a surprise at the end of Shyamalan’s newest horror-thriller Split, which confirmed that film was actually connected to one of the filmmaker’s previous movies. Over the weekend, the filmmaker revealed that he already has a treatment for this particular sequel done and ready to go. This is your last chance to avoid SPOILERS so read on at your own risk . .

Like most of M. Night Shyamalan’s movies, Split is set in the director’s hometown of Pennsylvania. And fans got quite the surprise at the end of the thriller, when it was revealed that this story is set in the same universe as Shyamalan’s 2000 hit film Unbreakable.

The scene in question happens just before the end credits, set in a diner where there is a news report playing about James McAvoy’s Kevin, who’s earned the nicknamed “The Horde,” who plays host to 24 different personalities. A woman in the diner recalls another strange criminal with a name she can’t quite place. We then we see Bruce Willis reprising his role as David Dunn, telling the woman she’s thinking of Mr. Glass ( played by Samuel L. Jackson ). Here’s what the director had to say on Twitter:

“O …..have an 11 page outline for my next film in my bag. I can’t tell you what it is, but If you’ve seen #Split….you know what’s coming.”

There has been a lot of talk of an Unbreakable sequel in the past but nothing has really come of it. The director reveals on a recent podcast appearance that there were originally more Easter Eggs that reference the Unbreakable characters in his newest film. Here’s what he had to say below.

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“In the script, there were more Unbreakable Easter Eggs, and I had to pull them out. There were things alluding to what’s happening in the city, and with the kind of the mania that is happening in the city. And it kept referencing… there was a version of the script where they were actively battling. Mr. Glass and David Dunn. And that was so distracting from the movie. And you are wondering, What’s going on? And then you get to the end and it confused people.”

It’s possible those discarded ideas may be used for Unbreakable 2, which the director confirmed earlier this week that he is going to start writing soon. Unbreakable was a solid hit in 2000 and while it’s definitely not M. Night Shyamalan’s biggest film as a director, it is the one movie fans keep asking for a sequel too, and now that may finally happen . . .

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