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Breaking News: Ben Affleck is ‘Batman’ for ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the Batman-Superman movie that’s scheduled to be released in July 2015.

Warner Bros. made the announcement Thursday.

From the press release announcing the casting:

“Ending weeks of speculation, Ben Affleck has been set to star as Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne. Affleck and filmmaker Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project—bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in “Man of Steel.” The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

“Affleck will star opposite Henry Cavill, who will reprise the role of Superman/Clark Kent. The film will also reunite “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

“In the announcement, Silverman stated, ‘We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.’

“Snyder also expressed his excitement about the casting of Affleck, noting, ‘Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.’

“Kroll added, ‘We are so thrilled that Ben is continuing Warner Bros.’ remarkable legacy with the character of Batman. He is a tremendously gifted actor who will make this role his own in this already much-anticipated pairing of these two beloved heroes.’

Affleck has some previous experience as a superhero — he played Daredevil in the 2003 film of the same name.

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Comic Book Legend STAN LEE is at Amazing Arizona Comic Con January 25-27, 2013!

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Comic Book Legend STAN LEE is at Amazing Arizona Comic Con January 25-27, 2013!  Ticket Info Here: http://amazingarizonacomiccon.com/registration/

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Unofficial Steve Jobs action figure is so realistic it’s creepy

By Rosa Golijan

In Icons via The Verge

 

I adore action figures and I respect Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs, but the Steve Jobs action figure that’s supposedly becoming available in late February makes me want to run away screaming.

Just look at it! It’s so realistic that it’s genuinely a little bit unnerving.

The Verge’s Joseph L. Flatley seems to agree with my assessment — though he prefers to describe the action figure as “pretty awesome” yet almost “Uncanny Valley-creepy.”

Flatley reports that the 1:6 scale figure will be distributed by a company called DiD Corp., cost a hundred bucks (plus shipping) once it becomes available in February, and have some remarkable characteristics. Creepily remarkable characteristics, that is:

The company wants you to take note of [the action figure’s] “piercing eyes of soul” that will “always remind you to stay hungry, stay foolish and to follow your heart in the limited life.”

Am I the only one shuddering? Must be all those creepy beady-eyed dolls I encountered as a child.

It’s worth noting that DiD Corp.’s figurine isn’t the first of its kind. Toward the end of 2010, Steve Jobs action figures were sold through and by a website called M.I.C. Gadget. The fun didn’t last long though, because a law firm representing Apple quickly requested that the company cease marketing and selling the action figure.

Will the (far more realistic) action figure offered DiD Corp. suffer the same fate? We’ll just have to wait and see.

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Natalie Portman Is Engaged and Pregnant!

Wonderwall, Monday, December 27, 2010, 9:42am (PST)

By Kat Giantis

Ballet has turned out to be very, very good for Natalie Portman. On the heels (and toes) of her critically acclaimed performance in “Black Swan,” the actress, 29, has confirmed to People mag that she’s not only engaged to ballet dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied, but that they’re also expecting the pitter-patter of sure-to-be graceful feet.

Yes, we’re happily surprised by the double news, too. So far, no word on when Natalie is due.

Portman met Millepied, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, on the set of “Black Swan.”

The hoofer, who was recently dubbed “the new Nureyev” by BlackBook magazine, choreographed her dance scenes and had a small role in the hit Darren Aronofsky-directed thriller.

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