Former Batman Ben Affleck Reportedly Getting Back In Superhero Shape

Justice League star Ben Affleck is reportedly getting back into Batman shape, but the 46-year-old actor isn’t doing so for any particular movie or television role.

When Ben Affleck was cast as Bruce Wayne in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the actor famously bulked up and packed on muscle over months of intense physical training. Affleck’s workout regimen brought the Frank Miller version of the iconic DC Comics character to life in Batman v Superman and the actor became the most physically dominating Caped Crusader ever seen on the big screen. While Ben Affleck is no longer the DC Extended Universe’s Batman, it seems that’s not enough to stop the actor from getting back in superhero shape. Radar Online reports that Ben Affleck has been hitting the gym lately:

“He’s developed an extreme power-lifting regime that he does on his own, without a trainer, to pack on more muscle than he had while making his superhero movies. He’s obsessed and working out to the point of collapse.”

According to the site, Ben Affleck is doing this for his own well-being rather than for an upcoming role:

“Ben shows up to the gym [in L.A.’s Brentwood area] at all hours of the day and night, in a hoodie and sunglasses, and works himself to the point of exhaustion He’s looking like a linebacker these days and it’s not for a particular role either.”

What did you think of Ben Affleck’s performance as Batman in the DCEU? Would you like to see the actor play another comic book character in the future? Let us know in the comments!

Robert Pattinson is set to replace Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight in The Batman, which is being written and directed by Matt Reeves, the amazingly talented filmmaker behind Cloverfeld and War for the Planet of the Apes. Filming is expected to begin early next year.

Ben Affleck’s Batman was last seen in Justice League. Here is the official synopsis for the movie:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital HD. Stay tuned for the latest news on Ben Affleck and the future of the DC Extended Universe.

Source: Radar Online

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.