Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek finally discussed the accusations made about X-Men director Bryan Singer.
Back in 2000, director Bryan Singer brought the X-Men to the big screen in not one, but two hit films. The director eventually parted ways with the studio and didn’t direct the third installment of the X-Men franchise to instead pursue Superman Returns. Over the years, many sexual assault allegations have been made towards Bryan Singer and it’s made the director a very controversial topic in recent years, most notably this year because he directed the Oscar-nominated biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
At least, he directed part of it. During filming for Bohemian Rhapsody, Bryan Singer was fired from the director’s chair and was replaced by Dexter Fletcher, though the X-Men director remains the credited director on the film. Actor Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, recently commented on the accusations when talking to The Hollywood Reporter‘s Scott Feinberg during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
“My heart goes out to anyone who has to live through anything like what I’ve heard and what is out there. It’s awful, it’s remarkable that this happens, I can appreciate so much what they’ve been through and how difficult this must be for them. In the light of the #MeToo era that this somehow seems to exist after, it’s a horrible thing.”
Rami Malek then went on to discuss his personal relationship with Bryan Singer, which apparently was not a good one. Along with Bohemian Rhapsody earning a nomination for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Rami Malek is also nominated for his performance as the Queen singer.
“I’ve sat here and talked about how everyone deserves a voice and anyone who wants to talk about what happened with Bryan deserves to have their voice heard. In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all. And that’s about what I can say about it at this point.
Despite the allegations against Bryan Singer, the director is still set to helm the upcoming adaptation of the comic book Red Sonja. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding the controversial story as soon as more information becomes available. What’s your opinion on Rami Malek’s comments? How do you feel about the situation with Bryan Singer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben 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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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.