After years of working together, filmmaker and podcaster Kevin Smith reveals why Batman actor Ben Affleck is no longer talking to him.
From Clerks to Chasing Amy, Smith and Affleck were frequent collaborators throughout the ’90s and into the early ‘2000s. When Affleck was cast as Batman, Smith supported the controversial casting and later went on to defend his portrayal as the dark knight in Batman v Superman. The two have gone their separate ways since their work together and a fan asked Smith on Twitter why the two haven’t spoken in years:
If I had to guess? It’s because one of us has a big mouth and told too many candid stories that sometimes weren’t his to tell, and the other one is Ben. https://t.co/kwj82A20SJ
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) November 26, 2018
Affleck’s future as Batman in the DCEU remains in question. Plot details for The Batman are still under wraps, though the project is rumored to be centered on a younger Caped Crusader. Director Matt Reeves himself has also confirmed that it will not be directly based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic.
The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, including The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Cyborg, Supergirl, New Gods, Nightwing, and a Joker origin movie set outside of the DCEU.
Affleck’s most recent outing as the Caped Crusader can be seen in Justice League. 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.
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.
Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle
Following its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.
The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:
Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!
The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!
When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.
Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.
Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.