Ben Affleck, Stunt Performers Take To Instagram To Celebrate Batman Day

Ben Affleck The BatmanFrom Zack Snyder to Henry Cavill, Batman Day certainly played to the advantage of those who have worked pretty close with the Dark Knight — it doesn’t get much closer than the man who started the DCEU and Superman, after all. It was only a matter of time before the Batman himself got involved. On Saturday, Ben Affleck took to Instagram to share a popular shot from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Fans got an extra dosage of Batman though, when two stunt performers gave us a behind-the-scenes glimpse, also on Instagram.

Below, you can check out both images:

#BatmanDay — #regram @batmanvsuperman

A post shared by Ben Affleck (@benaffleck) on Sep 23, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT

Happy National Batman Day ! 🦇 @stunt_batman #batman #justiceleague #batmanvsuperman #dcfilms #nationalbatmanday

A post shared by Albert Valladares (@spiderfreerunning) on Sep 23, 2017 at 2:41pm PDT

Now, this is not a competition … but let’s say it is. Affleck basically gave us the Facebook cover photo/desktop background of every BvS fan after that first trailer dropped way back when. As for the stunt performers though, kudos. Only one thing might be better than one Batman, and that’s two Batmen — cowl or no cowl. But speaking of cowls, nothing is topping Cavill’s Insta of his pup, who is named Kal by the way. It’s not easy to top a cute dog, but where Affleck does earn those brownie points is that he’s taking part in the celebration of Batman. Amid rumors of his departure from the character, it’s easy to forget that he’s a fan first. Maybe this will lift the spirits of those who still wish to see him in the cowl for years to come.

Regardless, Batman’s time in the social media spotlight is over (for now). The time for Justice League anticipation is well underway. From early “reactions” from an assembly cut of the film to news of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor not showing up, the DCEU will never be hurting for headlines — even if it’s not the ones they want. But as the months go by, we’re closer to seeing it all pan out for ourselves in theaters.

You can read the synopsis for Justice League below:

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, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.

Justice League will be released in theaters on Nov. 17.

Source: Instagram

5 Reasons To Revive ‘Batman Beyond’

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Batman BeyondIt’s a great time for fans of DC animation. A long awaited third season of Young Justice has finally been announced. This is alongside the slew of animated movies, which unlike the live-action DC films, have generally received great critical praise.

Recently, DC released Batman and Harley Quinn. It boasts a return to the creative style of Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, bringing back the voice talents of Batman: The Animated Series stars Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester as Batman and Nightwing, respectively.

This is the closest we’ve come to a new DCAU series in more than 10 years. So why stop there? We last heard from the DCAU when Justice Leauge Unlimited ended in 2006. Though that series ended with a satisfying resolution involving an epic battle with Darkseid, there’s another series that never got real closure, that has plenty of untapped potential: Batman Beyond

The futuristic series ran on Kids WB from 1999 – 2001. It featured a young Batman, Terry McGinnis, taking up the mantle from an elderly Bruce Wayne, who guided the teen from the shadows. Despite the show’s critical and commercial success, WB wanted to take the network in a lighter direction, and unceremoniously pulled the show after a measly 52 episodes.

Though the show ended nearly 15 years ago, it’s remained an iconic iteration of Batman. It was so darkly distinctive, with its fantastic animation, mature storytelling and shocking violence. These distinctive qualities have allowed Batman Beyond to survive in comic book form to this day. It’s been part of the mainstream DC comics canon for years now, and through its many different storylines has shown remarkable creative staying power.

This suggests that there’s plenty of reason for Batman Beyond to come back to the air. With Batman and Harley Quinn’s imminent release, and the revival of Young Justice looming, the time is ripe for a Batman Beyond revival. Here are the 5 reasons why. Click next to get started!

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