It seems there was a bit of confusion regarding yesterday’s news about cinematographer Robert Richardson shooting The Batman. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Richardson said that he isn’t working on the highly-anticipated film and was only attached to Ben Affleck’s version of the project.
During the interview, Robert Richardson spoke about the story regarding his involvement with The Batman. Yesterday, it was reported that Robert Richardson would be shooting The Batman, the highly-anticipated DC Comics movie from War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves. However, Robert Richardson has no idea where this story came from.
Apparently, Robert Richardson was only ever involved with Ben Affleck’s version of The Batman and has never even met with the film’s current director:
“I woke up this morning to a slew of text messages, ‘Congratulations, I didn’t know you were shooting Batman.’ I was highly perplexed. The closest part of reality is that when Ben Affleck was going to direct, I was going to shoot. But I don’t know how that got moved into this space.”
Robert Richardson went on to say that while Ben Affleck’s version of the film is no longer happening, he really liked the idea of doing The Batman:
“I actually liked the idea that I was doing Batman … I was like, oh yeah.”
Later on, Robert Richardson admitted that he was thrilled that he was going to be part of Ben Affleck’s The Batman. He then stated that he always wanted to shoot a Superman film as well:
“I thought, finally, I get to do a Batman movie. I think that would be a lot of fun. Whether Batman or I have always wanted to shoot Superman…. He was one of my favorite characters growing up.”
From the looks of things, someone got the stories regarding Robert Richardson’s involvement with The Batman confused with Ben Affleck’s version!
What do you all make of this? Are you sad that Robert Richardson won’t be involved with the The Batman? Should Matt Reeves bring him over from Ben Affleck’s version? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Plot details for The Batman are being kept under lock and key. 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 Dark Knight. But with Ben Affleck officially retired from the role, Robert Pattinson has officially replaced the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League actor in the role.
While details are slim, The Batman director Matt Reeves has confirmed that his film is not based on Frank Miller’s Year One comic and will emphasize Batman as the world’s greatest detective more than previous films have in the past. Filming is expected to begin early next year.
Matt Reeves’ The Batman is one of the many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films. The list also includes The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods and Plastic Man.
The Batman opens in theaters on June 25, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on The Batman and the future of the DC Extended Universe.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.