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Top 5 Superman vs Batman Movie Casting Rumours

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Unconfirmed rumors – or hearsay, speculation some may claim- have exploded across the interwebs that actors have been cast in the Man of Steel sequel, which will not only feature Superman as played by Henry Cavill, but will also introduce a new Batman as well.

Warner Bros. surprised the world by announcing Ben Affleck would throw on the cape and cowl as the Dark Knight in the 2015 superhero romp. As soon as that casting was confirmed, wave after wave of “scoops” and “exclusives” (mostly emanating from cosmicbooknews.com) alleged more parts were cast, filling out roles for lead villains and supporting characters.

While the gossip and fan outcry have generated page hits for the rumor mills, they have gone beyond the stuff of fanboy wet dreams and into the mainstream. Legitimate news sources have picked up on some of these stories, and word has actually gotten back to the actor in question regarding the role.

Interestingly, the interconnectedness of our times with social media gives this idle talk more oxygen to breath and grow into the question that’s on everyone’s lips, begging to be confirmed.

While none of the following casting has been confirmed in any way, shape or form, let’s take a look at the latest tittle-tattle on who may round out the ensemble cast with the Dark Knight over Metropolis.

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Batman Annual #2 Review

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

In the second annual of the Batman comic book title, new writer Marguerite Bennett delivers a solid issue that will leave readers with many emotions regarding the Anchoress. After reading and reflecting on this issue, the Anchoress is simply creepy and a character filled with rage. Bennett characterized the Anchoress perfectly and the art by Wes Craig is a nice complement throughout the issue and specifically regarding his illustrations of the Anchoress.

One of the significant supporting characters in the annual is an orderly named Eric Border who is beginning his employment at Arkham Asylum and he is introduced to Batman himself. After the interesting misdirection of having Batman appear he is being locked in Arkham it is revealed that Batman is present to test the security at the asylum.

Eric, who maintains a positive perspective throughout the issue, which is a fresh take given how people in Gotham are characterized as being more cynical than being hopeful. Even though Eric is from Metropolis, which is a different environment from Gotham, the character is written well and his attitude stands out because it is different than the somber tone that usually surrounds Gotham City.

Eric does not understand the mystery behind why the Anchoress has been forgotten about at Arkham but she lets him known when the characters meet. The Anchoress imprisoned herself at Arkham many years ago after feeling guilt over the death of her parents and believed Arkham was a sanctuary that would help her. It is revealed that the Anchoress blames Batman for what has happened to Arkham and she holds him accountable for the evil villains that have been placed in Arkham throughout the years and that are present throughout Gotham.

In an emotional sequence, the Anchoress confronts Batman after she is able to escape from her cell. She is able to enter his mind and see the tragedies that have and continue to haunt Batman. From the death of his parents to the physical encounter Batman had with the individual who revealed himself to be Bruce Wayne’s brother during the Court of Owls story arc along with the death of Bruce’s son, Damian, the Anchoress reminds Batman he could not save any of those individuals. The Anchoress is having her revenge on Batman in the process for what she believes the Dark Knight should be held accountable for which is what Gotham and Arkham has become due to his presence. After Eric returns the Anchoress to her cell, he maintains his positive outlook during a conversation with Mahreen, his employer. He reminds her that Arkham can become a sanctuary again.

Marguerite Bennett delivers an excellent issue in her first comic book as a writer. The small tie-in to Zero Year is interesting and it is a very good issue that stands on its own, which is what makes an annual comic book issue exceptional.

Batman Annual #2 by Marguerite Bennett, Scott Snyder and Wes Craig is available now.

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10 Reasons Being Batman Would Totally Suck

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Batman is one of the world’s most famous and most popular heroes. Many of us have fantasized at one point or another about putting on the cape and cowl and standing up for all that is right in the name of good.

It would be awesome wouldn’t it? Driving around the Batmobile, beating up bad guys, saving the world, hooking up with chicks in skin tight costumes… Sounds like an awesome life and surely everything that was mentioned in the previous sentence would be a marked improvement on even the best of our lives.

If only it were that easy.

Things never go smooth for any hero and Batman is no exception. As a matter of fact things often go worse for Batman than most other heroes. As far as luck goes Batman without a doubt has absolutely terrible luck. Things never seem to go the poor guys way no matter how hard he tries.

What people fail to understand is that putting on the cape and cowl and inheriting the ability to parade around like a total bad ass comes with quite the price. Things aren’t ever sunshine and rainbows in the world of Batman. Being Batman seems like it would be great but when you really dig deep you can see that it would actually kind of suck. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why.

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George Clooney Admits He Was a Really Terrible Batman

Well, that only took 16 years.

Possibly the worst Batman of all time, George Clooney, has finally seen the light, admitting to Empire that he did ruin it for everyone when he took on the Caped Crusader in 1997 s much-derided Batman & Robin.

When the movie magazine asked what advice he would give Ben Affleck, who will star as the DC Comic superhero in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, the Oscar winner said:

I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part.

Seriously, who thought putting nipples on the Batsuit was a good idea?

The actor added, “I tend to look at it like this – let’s just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing.”

That is, if Affleck can handle the disgruntled fans.

The Argo actor recently admitted on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that he wasn’t ready for the Batfleck backlash.

“[Warner Bros.] said, ‘Just don’t use the Internet for a couple days,’ and I said, ‘I handle sh*t. I’m very tough,'” he said. “So I saw the announcement, I look on this thing, I look down at the first comment – it’s like, ‘Ben Affleck is going to be Batman,’ – the first one just goes ‘Nooooooo!’

“So we’re going to be luddites for a while, kids!”

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Superman Vs. Batman: 5 Reasons Christian Bale Needs to Return

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With the news out that the Man of Steel sequel is going to be a Batman/Superman crossover the talk about who shall play Batman is already the sound around the world. For many who have grown so accustomed and attached to Christian Bale, one has to wonder will Zack Snyder find a way to bring back Bale back?

I really hope so, I am not ready for a new Batman, and I’m not ready for a reboot it’s way too soon. I worry a new actor playing Batman so soon would not favor very well with the fans.

Which is why, I have 5 reasons that Christian Bale needs to return as our Dark Knight!

5. How Will A New Batman/Bruce Wayne Be Explained?

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Well first off, if Christian Bale doesn’t return, how are they going to explain it? My question is are we going to have this huge backstory we already saw in Batman Begins? Doing this again is something we the fans do not need. We know Batman’s origins and we know what happened to make him who he is but bringing in a new actor you’re going to have to have a whole new back story. My worry such repetition will turn people off this movie.

I just feel it is way too soon for a reboot, Christopher Nolan brought an amazing Batman for my generation and I’m not ready to let that go yet.

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Batman Arkham City Sequel Confirmed For This Year

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I want to hear a cheer as I say that a new Arkham game will be released later this year.

Did you cheer? Good.

I actually was privy to this a few days ago but Yahoo (via comingsoon.net) got to it first. During a conference call John K . Martin blurted out the news that:

We also have a strong games release this year, which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise. So all in all, we expect Warners to post another very strong year in 2013.

This is in line with the news that Warner Brothers had recently bought a bunch of domain names that most assumed was for the new game.

There are several details floating around out there at the moment, but it is believed that the new game will be a prequel influenced by the Silver Age comics from the 1950s and could feature members of the Justice League.

I am sure we will see a lot more details come out about the game, either around GDC or E3, but I am going to make the safe assumption that we should see the new Arkham game hitting in Q4 of this year. On the next gen? I would guess not, but who knows?

Are you excited to hear this news? Share your thoughts in the comments below and click next to reveal the 10 features the game must have.

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Sit The Eff Down, Bruce Wayne! One Direction’s Liam Payne Shows Off His Caped-Crusading Halloween Costume!

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And here we all thought that Joseph Gordon Levitt was going to be the new caped crusader at the end of The Dark Knight Rises!

Liam Payne of One Direction proved us all wrong last night when he stepped out in full-blown BATMAN gear alongside Olympic diver Tom Daley, who was dressed as the Penguin, for a Halloween party at the Funky Buddha Nightclub in London!

And seriously, the pop star went ALL OUT!

Look at that impeccable costume (above and below)…and how well he fills it out!

YUM!

Feel free to come fight crime over here in the States dressed like that anytime, boy!

Hope you guys had fun!

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Tags: batman, costume, funky buddha nightclub, halloween, liam payne, london, one direction, penguin, tom daley

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