Live-Action ‘Rugrats’ Movie Starring CG Children Announced

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America’s favorite babies Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, and Angelica are back as Paramount announces a live-action Rugrats movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has contacted Diary of A Wimpy Kid director David Bowers to helm the new live-action Rugrats movie with CG child stars.

David Bowers is no stranger to working with live-action and CG actors. Bowers began his feature film career on 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit with Robert Zemeckis. One of the best films to mesh together living actors with CG counterparts, much like Space Jam did years later with Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes back in 1996.

Bowers’ Diary of A Wimpy Kid was so successful that the studio greenlit multiple follow up sequels to the franchise including Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

The Rugrats live action movie is part of Paramount’s new master plan to reboot old well-known properties for this generation. Dora the Explorer will also be getting a live-action film with Dora and the Lost City of Gold and an older Are You Afriad of the Dark? will see it’s rebirth on the big screen as well.

What do you think about the news of David Bowers directing a live-action Rugrats movie? Are you excited to see the Rugrats return on the big screen? Let us know in the comments below!

The Rugrats television series was a huge hit back in the 90’s. The kids television show aired exclusively on the Nickelodeon network back in 1991 and ran up until 2004 with 9 seasons and 172 episodes under it’s belt.

In 1998, their first feature film The Rugrats Movie hit theaters, tripling it’s budget and raking in over $140 Million at the box office. It’s commercial success warranted two sequels, Rugrats In Paris: The Movie in 2000 and Rugrats Go Wild in 2003.

Source: THR

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

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

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

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

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 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

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.