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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Which Hero Will Appear In Marvel’s New Spider-Man?

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New details have recently emerged on Marvel’s upcoming Spider-Man movie front. Comments made by Robert Downey Jr. on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! before debuting the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War might have shed some light on the production. Here’s what the actor jokingly had to say, in response to Chris Evans talking about how hot it was in Atlanta while they were shooting the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, in theaters next spring . .

“Oh ha, by the way, ( Chris Evans ) don’t forget, we are going to shoot in Atlanta again, you and I . . . oh yeah.”

Could Robert Downey Jr. in fact been referring to the in development Spider-Man film? It’s certainly very possible, but it’s worth noting that there are other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies shooting in Atlanta at that time as well.

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So only time will tell what will come of this possible, latest comment on the Marvel / Sony production. We’ll certainly keep you crazy fans posted if more comes in on this . . .

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Kermit Gets A New Girlfriend On New Muppet Show!

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Last month, it was widely reported that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy had called it quits. They made the break public, releasing a statement to the press just as their new show “The Muppets” is set to debut this fall. The new series, which is described as a fresh take on The Office, will show the lives of these various Muppet animals and creatures. And as expected, we’ll be getting a bird’s-eye view into the dating woes and romantic relationships of everyone’s favorite Pig and Frog . .

ABC has leaked early photos of Kermy’s new fling. Her name is Denise. And to be honest, she’s a real pig. Kermit and Miss Piggy have been together for over four decades. Though their split was amicable, it didn’t take long for the green man to start hitting the field. Kermy is rumored to be dating an ABC employee he met on the set of his new series. She is apparently the head of marketing, making her a co-worker of sorts. Check out the latest press release from Kermit to his fans.

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While Kermit getting a new girlfriend might not have been such a big deal, it certainly has many fans a little bothered here and there. With his ex of forty years always just a few yards away from him, it’s bound to blow-up in his face at some future point in the series. With everything being documented, you can guarantee that fans will get to see all of the most awkward moments, warts and all . .

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Jack Reacher Sequel Gets Release Date!

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It’s now being reported that star Tom Cruise is set to ramp-up yet another of his successful franchise vehicles from Paramount Pictures in the form of the follow-up to 2012’s action / thriller “Jack Reacher”. No title has been officially released as of yet, but the upcoming film is said to be on the fast track by the studio for an October release next fall . .

Jack Reacher 2 reteams the mega-star with Oscar-winner Edward Zwick, who last directed Cruise in the critically acclaimed, “The Last Samurai” over a decade ago. Also joining the cast is Agent Maria Hill herself, Cobie Smulders, in what has been touted as a “more grounded” outing for the eponymous ex-military investigator.

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The upcoming sequel is reported to be based on “Never Go Back” – the 18th Jack Reacher novel written by Lee Child. Jack Reacher 2 finds the investigator caught up in a mystery involving a commanding officer at a Virginia army base ( Smulders ), and a teenager named Samantha, who might, in fact, be Jack Reacher’s daughter. The first Jack Reacher was a mystery / action / thriller involving a convoluted conspiracy, but the sequel is said to be more comparatively straight-forward, with its focus more on Reacher’s relationships with Susan and Samantha.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Entertainment’s untitled Jack Reacher Sequel is officially set to arrive in theaters on October 21, 2016 . .

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