Dave Bautista Officially Boards Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Netflix Film

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Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista is set to star in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead film, coming to Netflix.

After his breakout role in Guardians of the Galaxy, Dave Bautista continues to book high profile projects. Dave Bautista has appeared in films such as Spectre, Blade Runner 2049, in the upcoming Dune film. Dave Bautista still has his foot in the wrestling world as well, participating in WrestleMania 35 this Sunday.

Deadline reports Dave Bautista is now set to star in Zach Snyder’s upcoming Netflix film, Army of the Dead. Dave Bautista was rumored to join the Zack Snyder Netflix film and now those reports have been confirmed. There is a bit of a James Gunn connection between the two as well. Of course, James Gunn directed Dave Bautista in Guardians of the Galaxy, but James Gunn also wrote the script for Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead remake.

What other filmmkaker would you like to see Dave Bautista team up with? Comment below!

Almost a month ago, it was reported that Zack Snyder would return to filmmaking, directing a zombie film for Netflix called Army of the Dead. This is one of the first projects Zack Snyder took upon with his company, The Stone Quarry, after exiting DC’s Justice League after the loss of his daughter. Zack Snyder will direct the movie for Netflix while his wife, Deborah Snyder, is set to produce it alongside Wesley Coller. While the story of the film was developed by Zack Snyder, the script for Army of the Dead was penned by Joby Harold. Here is the synopsis for the film:

“The adventure is set amid a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, during which a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.”

Army of the Dead hits Netflix in 2020.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Zack Snyder’s upcoming project as we learn it.

Source: Deadline

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

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I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

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Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

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Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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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.