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'Gotham' To Be Shown On Channel 5 In The UK


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Channel 5 has acquired the right to broadcast the forthcoming drama series ‘Gotham’ in the UK.Billed as a prequel to story of Batman, the series will begin screening in the US on September 22nd, although no definite date has been confirmed for transmission in the UK as yet.

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Ben McKenzie plays James Gordon in 'Gotham', which will be shown on Channel 5 in the UK

Katie Keenan, Channel 5’s Head of Acquisitions, said “’Gotham’ is a thrilling drama built on iconic characters that fascinate. Channel 5 is delighted to become the home of such a powerful, bold and visually stunning show.”

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Does Benedict Cumberbatch Have What It Takes To Play Batman?


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He's played the villain in Star Trek, Necromancer in The Hobbit and, of course, Sherlock Holmes - but could Benedict Cumberbatch be headed in the comic book movie world to play the Caped Crusader? During his Q&A at Comic Con this week, Cumberbatch floated the idea of playing Batman, some day. 

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When asked which character he'd most like to play, the actor said: "Batman, I guess. Yeah."

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Comic-Con Treated To First Look At Affleck's Batsuit


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Fans at this year’s Comic-Con at San Diego have been treated to a preview of the new Batman costume. The new design will be worn by Ben Affleck in the next instalment of the Batman series, which will be directed by Zack Snyder. The film will see Affleck’s Dark Knight alongside Superman, which itself will be Henry Cavill’s second portrayal of the man from Krypton after last year’s Man Of Steel.

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Director Zack Snyder's designs for the new Batman costume to be worn by Ben Affleck

The project, currently with the working title Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is tipped for release in May 2016. Work has already begun on the film, which also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Most importantly, it's the first time that both Batman and Superman will share the big screen.

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Zack Snyder's 'Justice League' Announced As Warner Bros Attempt Superhero Parity With Marvel


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An official, standalone Justice League movie has been confirmed. It will follow 2016’s hugely anticipated battle between Batman and Superman in what has been dubbed either ‘Man of Steel 2’ or ‘Batman v Superman’, set to commence in 2016.

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Zack Snyder will pilot the project, which kicks off an important period for Warner Bros in the Superhero space. Marvel’s dominance of the genre is plain to see, with The Avengers breaking box office records and finding itself in illustrious, billion-dollar company amongst the all time box office grossers list. 

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'Batman: Arkham Knight' Will Serve As The Series' Next Gen Conclusion


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While hysteria surrounding Microsoft and Sony’s next generation of consoles has certainly been palpable, it’s been dampened somewhat by the lack of stellar titles available on the XBOX ONE and PS4. Titanfall, Watchdogs and The Witcher 3 are all nice promises to look forward to, but Dead Rising 3, Knack and Killzone 4 weren’t exactly titles worthy of ushering in the latest specification of hardware.

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But it was only a matter of time before the big, next-gen only titles were going to be announced, and the fourth instalment of the Arkham series is certainly that: a triple A, blockbuster title for the new generation of consoles. “Invest in Gotham,” says Bruce Wayne’s dead father in the trailer’s voiceover. “Treat its people like family. Watch over them. Use this money to safeguard them from forces beyond their control.”

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Jesse Eisenberg To Play Lex Luthor In 'Superman: Man Of Steel' Sequel


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Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor, Superman's arch-nemesis, in the upcoming Batman/Superman film, Warner Bros. announced on Friday (31st January).

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Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor.

Eisenberg, who is best known for his roles in The Social Network, Zombieland and The Hunting Party, has joined an already star-studded cast. Ben Affleck and Jeremy Irons, in addition to Henry Cavill as Superman, will play Batman and his loyal butler, Alfred, as Deadline reports. 

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Ben Affleck Gets "Unbelievably Cool" Batsuit For 'Superman Vs. Batman' Movie


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Ben Affleck will become the latest actor to portray Batman when he appears in the sequel to last year's Superman blockbuster Man of Steel. Ahead of his appearance as the Caped Crusader, Affleck's wife Jennifer Garner has revealed that she has already had a glimpse at the Batsuit her husband will be sporting in the 2016 sequel, calling it "unbelievably cool" and a "total reinvention" of the famous outfit.

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Affleck and Garner previously appeared together in spandex for Daredevil

"I don't think I could get him out of the suit," Garner told Entertainment Tonight recently, joking that her husband has been put on lockdown so he can't wear the suit all of the time. She continued, "I've seen the suit. It's unbelievably cool. It's a total reinvention, it looks great."

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Jason Momoa In Talks For 'Superman Vs Batman' - Are We Looking At A Justice League Movie?


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More news from the upcoming 'Superman Vs Batman' movie as Jason Momoa is apparently a definite maybe to join the cast.

The 'Conan the Barbarian' star could be set to star as Martian Manhunter in the upcoming film, which currently has no official title but will serve as a sequel to this year's 'Man Of Steel'. The character is one of the superhero members of the DC comic book team, the Justice League of America so if this suggestion is true, it could throw into question an 'Avengers' style movie given that Wonder Woman will also make an appearance in the movie.

Kryptonian supervillain Doomsday from the Batman franchise is another possibility for Momoa; a character known to be the only supervillain to have ever managed to kill Superman - a storyline that appeared in the 1992 comic 'The Death of Superman'.

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Miles Scott, San Francisco's Batkid, Defeats Gotham Foes Riddler & Penguin


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San Francisco had its very own miniature caped crusader yesterday (15th November) when the Make-A-Wish Foundation helped one little boy's dreams come true. Batkid, known to his friends and family as Miles Scott, dressed as the famous superhero and travelled around his very own Gotham City, saving it from the likes of the Riddler and the Penguin.

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Miles found himself up against one of Batman's greatest enemies - The Penguin.

5-year-old Miles has been battling with leukaemia since he was 18 months old and has finally gone into remission following years of treatment, as the NY Daily Times reports. Miles finished his treatment in June but it is uncertain if his cancer will return or not.  

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'Batman: Arkham Origins' - The Saviour Of Comic Book Games?


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Batman: Arkham Origins will launch across all platforms this Friday (25 Oct.) and if you thought we've already had a great year for gaming then think again, because Warner Bros. have produced the most ambitious Batman project yet. In fact, the developers of the game felt throughout the early stages of the game that they'd bitten off more than they could chew, prompting 'hesitation' from their ranks, and 'skepticism' from fans. Fortunately, it looks as though things have been handled just right.

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The game serves as a prequel to the last two

"Obviously resistance and reluctance exists at every level," senior producer Ben Mattes told Eurogamer. "There were fans who said: 'They're not Rocksteady, they can't make an Arkham game.' And there were concerns within the organisation that we weren't going to be able to deliver the special sauce of a Rocksteady game [...] And there were concerns within our team, like - 'Maybe we've bitten off more than we can chew? Are we sure we're able to dance with these guys? Do we deserve to be in this same hallowed ground?' - but we wouldn't have continued through the years if we didn't feel we had a shot."

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Superheroes Invade Small Screen As Fox Secures Batman Prequel TV Show: 'Gotham'


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The age of TV has officially begun. It actually started quite a while ago, but it took some pretty serious nagging to bleed into the consciousness of the masses. And now that Breaking Bad has had its say on the small screen, every superhero has turned round in tandem and said the following words: “I want me some of that action.”

SHIELDABC's Agents of SHIELD has gone down well so far

Just take a second to contemplate that image.

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Has Justin Bieber Been Handed A Role In The 'Superman Vs Batman' Film?


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Justin Bieber has sparked rumours/fears that he will be appearing in the upcoming sequel to this years The Man of Steel, by posting an image of himself with what appears to be a script for the film on to his Instagram page. Either he's pulling an admittedly brilliant prank on Batfans across the world, or bosses at Warner Brothers have made another infuriatingly controversial casting decision for the 'Batman vs. Superman' film.

Bieber uploaded the image to his Instagram page on Friday (13 Sept.) night with the caption "#robin??" and immediately whipped up an internet storm of angered DC fans and delighted Beliebers. Comic fanboys have been left even more outraged at the apparent appointment than they were at the announcement that Ben Affleck will be playing Batman/Bruce Wayne in the film, however the picture he uploaded at least shows some potential spoilers for what we could expect from the film.

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Ben Affleck Already Has Haters - He Hasn't Even Put The Batsuit On Yet!


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Just when you thought the hoards of comic book fanatics were easing up a bit, allowing their favorite franchises to sun themselves under Hollywood’s bright lights, they go and make a big fat petition to strip Ben Affleck of his newly appointed Batman crown.

"He's not intimidating enough for the role of Batman," said John Roden, the man who started the petition. "I would like to add that this petition was not meant in any way to harm Ben Affleck or his career. I respect Affleck's work, I just feel he is inappropriate for the role," added Roden.

Affleck was handed the role after a remarkable year saw him turn from a joke to a hero with Argo. The film landed him Oscar success, but, more importantly, it reinstated him to the pantheon of Hollywood royalty; a luxury stripped from him due to a heady couple decades involving bad films and public relationships. He overcame that road and is now a hero, anyone see the Batman similarities or do we have to write some more?

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Ben Affleck Is Batman! Actor To Star As Caped Crusader In Superman Sequel


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Ben Affleck has been chosen as the next actor to portray the immortal role of Batman in the upcoming sequel to this year's Superman epic Man of Steel. In a move that frankly no-one saw coming, the Daredevil actor has been picked above a bevy of more obvious candidates, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Josh Brolin, as former Caped Crusader Christian Bale couldn't be forced out of retirement despite a number of enormous offers.

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Affleck has emerged as the surprise winner in the race for Batman

Affleck's appointment was first announced via The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday (22 August), following the release of a statement from execs. at Warner Bros., with the studio's president of creative development and worldwide production, Greg Silverman, issuing a gushing appraisal of Affleck. He said, "We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics' most enduringly popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent, and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character."

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Christian Bale Offered $50 Million For Batman As Orlando Bloom Lurks


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Christian Bale has reportedly been offered $50 million to reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming Justice League movie, as well as Man of Steel 2 which pits the Caped Crusader against Henry Cavill's Superman.

Warner Bros has begun principal production on a Justice League movie, which features Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern uniting to fight evil powers. 

Bale played Batman in Christopher Nolan's acclaimed Dark Knight trilogy though speaking to Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, the Oscar winner confirmed he would be hanging up the cape.

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'Superman: Man Of Steel' Sequel: Who Will Play Batman?


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The question on every DC fans lips since director Zack Snyder announced plans for the next Superman film, which will feature Batman, is who will play the caped crusader? Christian Bale, who starred in the Dark Knight trilogy, is definitely out of the running as he has no interest in reprising the role.

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Ryan Gosling at a special screening of Only God Forgives at the BAM Harvey Theatre, New York.

Here's what we know about the film so far: Snyder announced at last month's San Diego Comic-Con that a sequel is in the works and will star Henry Cavill as Superman. The script is currently being written by David Goyer, who wrote Man of Steel. The film is due to be released in cinemas in 2015, with filming scheduled to begin next year. Owing to the film's tight schedule, reports are suggesting Snyder's casting decisions will be revealed in the next few weeks. 

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Batman And Superman To Clash In... Toronto, Why? Ask The Taxman


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What’s an aeon? We’re not 100% sure, but kids have arguing about who could win in a fight: Batman or Superman for loads of them. The news that this epic coming together of superheros is set to be filmed in Toronto due to tax reasons, though, takes the magic out of it somehow.

Perhaps don’t show this to your thirteen-year-old.

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Zack Snyder Confirms That A Superman & Batman Movie Will Be Happening


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One of the biggest rumours to be circulating around this years San Diego Comic-Con International was the potential big screen team up with two of the most famous superheroes of all; Batman and Superman. These rumours were confirmed towards the end of the convention when Man of Steel director Zack Snyder told an eager audience that he and a team of others are currently working on the script for the superhero crossover, with Warner Brothers going on to confirm their involvement in the project shortly after the announcement.

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Henry Cavill will reprise his role as the Man of Steel

Much to the delight of many of the comic book fans at the San Diego convention, and indeed to the delight of superhero fans the world over, a Batman/Superman crossover film has long be awaited and following the huge success of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy and this years equally impressive Superman re-boot, Man of Steel, an eventual collaboration between the heroes had been expected. In the DC comic universe, the two have teamed up on more than one occasion, beginning with a slew of friendly team-ups in the 1950's to the 70's, before Frank Miller's The Dark Knight comics changed the complexion of their relationship to an antagonistic one where the two heroes barely see eye-to-eye on anything. The big screen hook-up will probably take the latter route.

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Superman And Batman Set To Team Up In 2015 'Man Of Steel' Sequel


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Warner Bros. announced, during their Comic-Con panel appearance, that Henry Cavill would be reprising his role as Superman. However Batman will also be dropping in to lend a helping hand. It will be the first time the caped heroes have appeared together on the big screen.

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Henry Cavill at the Australian premiere of Superman: Man of Steel.

Many comic-book fans have welcomed the announced as it is a step towards such DC 'Avengers-like' teams as the Justice League. Marvel's superheroes are considerable more integrated with references to the various Avengers in their individual films. A Justice League movie was rumoured to be in production earlier this year, following the success of Superman: Man of Steel, however Cavill confirmed no such film had been mentioned to him. Should the Justice League movie be shot, it would feature a team of superheroes including Superman, Batman, The Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Aquaman. 

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Christian Bale Won’t Join Up With Justice League – His Time As Batman Is Over


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Not even Christian Bale envisaged just how popular his turn as Batman would be; the Dark Knight Trilogy was easily the best comic book film series of all time, and paved the way for loads of subsequent geek out pictures to hit screens.

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For Bale, though, that’s enough: he’s hanging up his batclaw, popping the keys to the batmobile on the side table and… well, he might hang out in the batcave – it’s a cool place to relax and look at some intricate cave work.

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