HBO Asia has paid tribute to Ben Affleck’s Batman in a tweet that commemorated Batman Day.
Saturday, September 21st was the 80th Batman day. As always, brands and celebrities pour out their support for Batman on this day and HBO Asia paid its respects as well. Taking to Twitter, the HBO Asia social media team snipped a clip a from Crazy Rich Asians where the male lead is proposing to the female lead in an airport. However, in the clip, the female lead’s face has a cropped picture of Ben Affleck’s Batman, with a tear slipping down his cheek. Obviously, we’re all the male lead, because who doesn’t want to marry Batman?
You can check out the video with Ben Affleck below.
— HBO Asia (@HBOAsia) September 21, 2019
The tweet is a fitting tribute to Ben Affleck’s Batman as the Oscar-winning actor will no longer be reprising the role. Robert Pattinson will be assuming the role of the Caped Crusader going forward under the direction of Matt Reeves in The Batman. HBO Asia did, after all, remind us of what could have happened if Ben Affleck had continued starring in the DC Extended Universe. The films he starred in may have not been the critical darlings he expected, but he did receive unanimous praise for his dark and brooding performance in his short stint as Batman. At the end of the day, we’ll always have his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League.
Plot details for The Batman are currently under wraps. Previous rumors once pointed to an earlier version of the script featuring Ben Affleck bookending the film as his current Batman while the film introduced a younger version of the Caped Crusader, played by Robert Pattinson. But with Ben Affleck officially retired from the role, Robert Pattinson is replacing the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League star as Batman.
Details are a slim, but we know The Batman will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that reportedly includes Catwoman and The Penguin. Director Matt Reeves has also confirmed that it will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic and will make use of the Dark Knight’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous DC Films. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new movie trilogy with Robert Pattinson.
The Batman opens in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on Ben Affleck and the future of the DCEU!
Source: HBO Asia
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along 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.