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Ben Affleck Talks Batman’s Anger

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Can Ben Affleck relate to a character like Batman? Apparently, the answer is yes.

In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Affleck talked about how he himself deals with anger, and how it’s helped him in playing the role of Batman.

“For me, anger is so deeply buried and contained that when it does kind of come out, it comes out in stronger bursts,” Affleck said. “I tend to be respectful, polite, get along, put up with, put up with, put up with… then, when it finally emerges, it’s not something I have a ton of control over. I’m not gonna go into a Wolverine berserker rage, but I do have a, I do… That is an interesting thing that you point out. That’s my personality… By the way, that’s a character flaw, I think. I should sit down and say, ‘Listen, I just want to let you know what happened there wasn’t OK’, instead of going, let it go, let it go, let it go … ‘Ah, that’s not a big deal’, until finally you just pop!”

Affleck’s first go-around as the Caped Crusader will be in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which comes out March 26, 2016.

Source and Image: ComingSoon.net

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Are the Teen Titans Headed to TNT?

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

It’s going to be a big fall TV season for DC Comics fans. Between Arrow returning to the CW alongside a new Flash show, Gotham coming to Fox, Constantine coming to NBC, and a Supergirl show reportedly in the works, there’s a lot to look forward to.

Now, TNT is throwing its name into the hat, as the network is reportedly preparing to order a pilot for Titans, a series based on the DC Comics Teen Titans comic book series.

The show would reportedly be based around characters like Nightwing, Starfire, and Raven.

Akiva Goldsman is attached as the writer. Goldsman won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for 2001′s A Beautiful Mind. He’s also written screenplays for plenty of comic book movies, including Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, and I Am Legend.

The Teen Titans characters are no stranger to television, at least as far as animation is concerned. Teen Titans premiered on Cartoon Network in 2003, and ran until 2006. A sequel series, Teen Titans Go!, began airing on the network last year. The characters were also featured on Cartoon Network’s Young Justice show.

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Batmobile From Batman v. Superman Revealed

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Via Warner Bros. and Ain’t It Cool News, we now have our first look at Batman’s new ride.

Images of the Batmobile from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice have emerged online. Largely colored gray, the vehicle features two doors that open vertically, exposing a two-person cockpit.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.

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No Iron Man 4 For Robert Downey Jr.

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is as strong as ever (see Guardians of the Galaxy), there’s one character who won’t be seeking solo stardom again any time soon: Iron Man.

Robert Downey Jr., who has played Tony Stark/Iron Man in three Iron Man films, as well as The Avengers, recently told Variety the following regarding a possible Iron Man 4: “There isn’t one in the pipe. No, there’s no plan for a fourth Iron Man.”

While the actor is contracted to return for two Avengers sequels, he is reportedly reluctant to return for any more.

When Downey was asked if he would “let” another actor play Tony Stark, he joked: “I like that the idea is that it would be up to me, like I’m casting director for Marvel.”

Downey’s next appearance as Iron Man will be in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters May 1, 2015.

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Dwayne Johnson Announces His Role as Black Adam in Shazam

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

After much speculation, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has made it official via Twitter this week: He will play Black Adam in the upcoming Shazam movie from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema.

Johnson tweeted: “‘Kneel at his feet or get crushed by his boot.’ My honor to become.. #BlackAdam #TheAntiHero #DCComics” The tweet was accompanied by an image of the Gary Frank art used for the cover of Justice League #21.

Variety later provided an update, reporting that Warner Bros. subsidiary New Line Cinema would produce the film, and Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After, Jack the Giant Slayer) will serve as screenwriter.

Toby Emmerich, president of New Line Cinema, told Entertainment Weekly that Shazam would be different from other comic book movies, and ”will have a sense of fun and a sense of humor. But the stakes have to be real.”

In the DC Comics universe, Black Adam is the arch nemesis of Shazam (formerly known as Captain Marvel). He’s been portrayed as both an outright villain, and an anti-hero. Judging by Johnson’s tweet, this film will portray him as the latter.

Reportedly, Shazam may reach theaters as early as July 2016.

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Hawkeye’s Cut Scene in Captain America: The Winter Solider Revealed in

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

The world hasn’t seen Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye on screen since he appeared in The AvengersHowever, the character was at one point slated to appear in this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

In an interview with Screen Rant, co-director Joe Russo revealed Hawkeye was to have been one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives hunting down Steve Rogers.

“We were trying to complicate the relationship between Cap and his S.H.I.E.L.D agent friends,” Russo said. “If Hawkeye got a call from S.H.I.E.L.D saying Captain America is a fugitive, would he listen to that call or not listen to that call? That sequence actually was heartbreaking for us to cut it. I think it ultimately might have been a conflict with Renner’s schedule. But there was a great sequence where Hawkeye was chasing Cap through Washington D.C. there was an awesome sequence where they confronted each other in a ravine on the outskirts of D.C. and Hawkeye was shooting a series of arrows closing in on Cap, Cap closing in on him. And then Cap took him down and he realized for the first time that Hawkeye was trying to trick S.H.I.E.L.D, where he whispered something into Cap’s ear that Cap had a tracker on his suit and to punch Hawkeye to make it look real, because there was a Quinjet hovering above where they were watching the feedback back at S.H.I.E.L.D.”

While the idea was cut, Russo said that may have “streamlined the movie and made it a little bit more propulsive.”

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Lynda Carter Talks Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman Costume

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

Lynda Carter, the woman who helped define the Wonder Woman character for a generation on the TV show of the same name, recently weighed in on Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costume for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Carter noted that while she was hesitant to be critical, she did miss some of the color present in her old costume.

“I was missing the red, white and blue, I have to say,” Carter said. “Maybe there’s a lot more color in it than what we saw in the picture. It’s almost impossible to play a superhero anyway. You can’t. You just have to play a character that happens to do these amazing things. That’s the only way you can do it. And the costumes all take care of themselves, but it was a little more – I’ll have to wait and see. I hate to comment on something that I haven’t seen and I’m very supportive of Gal Gadot. I’m very supportive of them doing Wonder Woman, putting her in any capacity. I think she needs to be out there. … It’s high time somebody took a chance and did it and so I’m really happy about that.”

Gal Gadot will be the first actress to portray Wonder Woman on the silver screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which comes out March 15, 2016.

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Action Comics #1 Fetches $3.2 Million Online

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

A copy of Action Comics #1 in near-perfect condition sold for a record $3.2 million on eBay this past Sunday.

This transaction gives Action Comics #1 the distinction of being the most expensive comic book in the world. The issue also held the previous record with $2.2 million.

Published in June of 1939, Action Comics #1 featured the first Superman story by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Source: Yahoo! News

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Guardians of the Galaxy Back on Top at the Box Office

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

After two weeks in the second place spot, Guardians of the Galaxy has returned to the top of the domestic box office charts.

The James Gunn-directed Marvel film took in $17.6 million in its fourth weekend, bringing its total domestic gross to $251.9 million. It has now become the highest earning movie of the summer domestically, besting Transformers: Age of Extinction‘s $243.4 million.

Guardians bested Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which brought in $16.8 million, bringing its domestic total to $145.6 million.

Both Guardians and Ninja Turtles continue to hold strong against their competition. For instance, If I Stay, starring Chloe Grace Moretz, premiered at third place this week with $16.4 million. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For made its debut in eight place, with $6.4 million.

Source: ComingSoon.net

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First Official Image of Paul Rudd in Ant-Man Surfaces

By Rob Siebert
Editor, Fanboy Wonder

The first official image (shown right) of Paul Rudd in Marvel’s Ant-Man has hit the web.

The film commenced principal photography this week. Rudd plays Scott Lang, who with the help of his mentor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), must “plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.”

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man will hit theaters July 17, 2015.

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