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Ben Affleck Gets A Close-Up In New Comic-Con Pic For BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Warner Bros. is currently busy promoting its next theatrical slate of films for this year's events at San Diego Comic Con, which also include just a touch of what fan can expect with costume pieces from Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The film is currently in production under director Zack Snyder with lead actor Henry Cavill reprising his role from last year's Man Of Steel and is poised for a May 6, 2016 release.
The film also joins Cavill opposite actor Ben Affleck in the title role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, who has gotten quite the spotlight this year seeing as how the iconic DC Comics character is celebrating its 75th birthday. Moreover, as the cameras continue rolling, we have already seen a few photos of the actor and Snyder's rendition of the Batmobile for the new film.
On Thursday, DC Comics is adding another photo to the deck of pics teasing the film, this time with an up-close profile headshot of Affleck in the famous cowl. Check it out:
We've already seen several glimpses of Batman's gear and a promo image of Cavill in the Superman costume, along with actress Gal Gadot on set while yet to be spotted in her upcoming appearance as Diana/Wonder Woman. Currently there is no telling where, when or how we will see the next big update from the film as production continues, although if you live in Detroit, or if you are at Comic-Con this year, you might be lucky.
The film is also geared toward the production of Justice League before Man Of Steel 2, for which by then we will finally see what the rest of our heroes in costume will look like. In the meantime, stay tuned as excitement continues to build.
Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice also stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Scoot McNairy.
The past three years saw plenty of fluctuating news and updates surrounding The Expendables, The ExpendaBelles and as recently as this month, a forthcoming reboot of Hellboy. All three are housed at Millenium Films for which its founder recently sold 51% of his stake in the company for $100 million dollars, and this week, Avi Lerner sat down with THR to discuss the nature of his sale with respect to his career and the current film climate and landscape in which a company like Netflix has dominated in snatching up independent titles at the film markets, among other things.
Going forward in the interview, Lerner also revived talk of the aforementioned titles; A fourth film in the Expendables franchise had been long in the works following the intial trilogy which gave moviegoers The Expendables 3 in 2014. In March, Stallone left the franchise altogether as he did with Rambo last year, and has since moved on to other projects, including a second installment and likely third for the Escap…
Welp, it was to be expected. And it could be a good thing too with the current development of an Indian remake of muscle-bound action movie classic, Rambo, with Bollywood action star, actor and martial artist Tiger Shroff starring. Bang Bang! helmer Siddharth Anand will direct the film with the involvement of M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures.
via THR: The Indian Rambo will follow the last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian Armed Forces who returns home to discover a war waging in his own land. Forced into the dangerous jungles and frozen mountains of the Himalayas, he unleashes mayhem and destruction, becoming the unstoppable machine he was trained to be.
The original film takes its cues from David Morrell's 1977 novel, "First Blood", lending a young Sylvester Stallone what would become one of the actor's most memorable, and incidentally iconic action movie franchises in the genre's history…
Action star and actor Wu Jing's Wolf Warrior was a box office hit in 2015. Going forward, it was anyone's guess what a sequel would entail until it was made clear early last year that a follow-up would come packaged with some major Hollywood muscle.
That element fashions itself accordingly in the wake of our first official full trailer for Wolf Warrior 2 with Wu front and centers as he faces off with more enemies in a fictitious war-torn African setting. Newly added are Wu's Legendary Assassin cohort Celina Jade, as well as Kingdom series star and Captain America 2 & 3 co-star, actor Frank Grillo, actors Han Geng and Gang Wu.
Rounding out the cast is, well... a montage of gun battles, explosions, close-ups, more tanks, even more tanks, slo-mo bullet animation, AC/DC, Wu Jing kicking ass and chewing out a few English words, intense stare-downs, hugging, and just a little bit of propaganda to bookend. This trailer, for the most part, sells it all in spades.
Check it out…