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Ben Affleck Opens Up About Struggles With Alcoholism, Why He Left ‘The Batman’

In 2016, it seemed like the future was bright for Warner Bros.’ The Batman. Ben Affleck, who had just made his debut as an older and wearier Caped Crusader in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, was set to direct the Batman solo flick from a script he was co-writing with longtime DC Comics stalwart Geoff Johns. But a year later, Affleck would step down from the director’s chair. Two years after that, Affleck left The Batman altogether. At the time, Affleck was dealing with publicly-docum...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ben-Affleck, Superman, Dc Comics, New York Times, Robert Pattinson, Justice League, Batman, Warner Bros, Jennifer Garner, Warner Brothers, Joss Whedon, Reeves, Johns, Zack Snyder


Ben Affleck Opens Up About The Batman Exit

Ben Affleck opens up about The Batman exit The past few years have been a rollercoaster for the DC Extended Universe’s reboot of The Batman, with 2019 seeing a major hit come in the form of star Ben Affleck stepping down from the role, with the actor’s trip to rehab seemingly being the cause of this. In an interview with the New York Times, the 47-year-old actor opened up about his decision to exit the long-delayed project. RELATED: New The Way Back Trailer: Never Give Up On a Second Shot T...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, Gotham, New York Times, Robert Pattinson, Andy Serkis, Oscar, Justice League, Colin Farrell, Batman, Jennifer Garner, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeffrey Wright, Alfred, Paul Dano, Reeves


Ben Affleck Left ‘The Batman’ After Being Told ‘You’ll Drink Yourself to Death’

More than a year after his announcement that he’d be giving up the role of The Dark Knight, Ben Affleck has opened up about his decision in a New York Times profile. Affleck was previously set to direct and star in the DC film before it landed with filmmaker Matt Reeves and the new Caped […]
Tags: News, Ben Affleck, New York Times, Affleck, Matt Reeves, The Batman, The Way Back


Ben Affleck Tried to Drink Away the Pain. Now He’s Trying Honesty.

The actor speaks frankly about everything from his addictive behavior and his divorce to why he lied about that back tattoo.
Tags: Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Garner, Ben, Jennifer, Affleck, The Way Back (Movie


What Tom Brady texted Ben Affleck about his pending NFL free agency

At least Ben Affleck tried. The famous actor and celebrity Boston sports fan joined ESPN's "Get Up!" on Tuesday and dropped an interesting nugget: He had just hung out with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady the night before. Since Brady is set to become the NFL's highest-profile free agent in a month, there's only one question worth asking Affleck: Where did the 42-year-old say he's playing this season?
Tags: News, Boston, Ben Affleck, NFL, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Espn, Brady, Affleck


Zoe Saldana Joins Casey Affleck-Produced Fencer

Zoe Saldana joins Casey Affleck-produced Fencer It’s been nearly two years since we last heard word about the sports drama Fencer, in which it was last reported Casey Affleck had signed on to co-star and produce, and now Zoe Saldana (Avengers: Endgame) has joined the project in the lead role just in time for the film to be sold at the European Film Market, according to Deadline. RELATED: The Green Knight Teaser Trailer Starring Dev Patel & Alicia Vikander The film, written and directed Jas...
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California Golden Seals 1974 NHL Draft Recap

1974 marked the beginning of the final two seasons for California Golden Seals hockey. The NHL took over ownership of the struggling franchise in January of that year. Much would change for the team from that point forward, including their eventual relocation. The club adopted new colors heading in 1974. The Seals switched from their more widely used forest green and “golden” yellow color scheme, to what has since for many become the more popular turquoise and gold. Eventually they would ev...
Tags: Hockey History, Long Read, Charlie Simmer


Second Trailer for Basketball Drama 'The Way Back' with Ben Affleck

"We have to trust each other." "We have to have faith." Warner Bros has released a second trailer for The Way Back, the latest film from director Gavin O'Connor (director of Miracle, Warrior, The Accountant). Not to be confused with a different film titled The Way Back from 2010, about prisoners escaping across Asia. This sports drama is about a former high school basketball phenom named Jack, now struggling with alcoholism and a tragic loss, who is offered a coaching job at his alma mater. ...
Tags: Asia, Movies, Trailer, Ben Affleck, Warner Bros, Jack, Affleck, Gavin O Connor, To Watch, T K Carter


‘The Way Back’ Trailer: Ben Affleck Finds Redemption on the Court in Sports Drama

Gavin O’Connor directed one of the most underrated sports dramas of the past decade with 2011’s Warrior, and now he’s returning to the genre and reuniting with his The Accountant star Ben Affleck for The Way Back. It’s the type of film Hollywood doesn’t often make these days: Affleck plays a high school basketball coach who’s struggling with some inner demons and hopes to find redemption on the sidelines. The Way Back Trailer The Way Back uses a well-tested formula – see also: The Might...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Ben-Affleck, Court, Connor, Movie Trailers, Jack, MMA, Warner Brothers, Affleck, Gavin O'Connor, Glynn Turman, The Way Back, Jack Cunningham Ben Affleck


New The Way Back Trailer: Never Give Up On a Second Shot

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New The Way Back trailer: Never give up on a second shot Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new trailer for Gavin O’Connor’s forthcoming basketball drama film The Way Back, highlighting the inspiring journey of Ben Affleck‘s Jack Cunningham as he tries to put himself back together by coaching a high school basketball team. This marks the second collaboration between O’Connor and Affleck, who have worked together on 2016’s action thriller The Accountant. Check out t...
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The Worst of the Best: “Shakespeare in Love”

The 2019 Oscar ceremony is upon us and already people are expressing their dissatisfaction with AMPAS. After years, if not decades, of being a white boy’s club, AMPAS finally started being more inclusive after the #Oscarssowhite campaign in 2015. This year, the Academy seemed to take two steps backwards. Originally, the lack of nominations for women and minorities were merely a symptom of the larger problem of institutionalized racism in major Hollywood studios. If black actors and female direct...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Film, Ben Affleck, Africa, Disney, Earth, Britain, Normandy, Harvey Weinstein, Brazil, Dreamworks, Oscars, Jeffrey Katzenberg, William Shakespeare, Bob


The Worst of the Best (Pictures) – Shakespeare in Love

The 2019 Oscar ceremony is upon us and already people are expressing their dissatisfaction with AMPAS. After years, if not decades, of being a white boy’s club, AMPAS finally started being more inclusive after the #Oscarssowhite campaign in 2015. This year, the Academy seemed to take two steps backwards. Originally, the lack of nominations for women and minorities were merely a symptom of the larger problem of institutionalized racism in major Hollywood studios. If black actors and female direct...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Film, Ben Affleck, Africa, Disney, Earth, Britain, Normandy, Harvey Weinstein, Brazil, Dreamworks, Oscars, Jeffrey Katzenberg, William Shakespeare, Bob


ComingSoon’s 10 Best Movies of the Decade

ComingSoon’s 10 Best Movies of the Decade The 2010s were a decade of mindblowing films that took us through turbulent times with style and substance. It was the decade when superhero flicks came into their own, and horror became a dominant force in the industry. This decade also saw a downturn in the mid-budget studio picture (comedies, star-led dramas), yet still a few managed to rise above. Overall it has been an impressive ten years, and ComingSoon.net is counting down the best of the best...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Aaron Sorkin, New York City, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Stephen King, Disney, America, Dave, Jake Gyllenhaal, Wes Anderson, Manchester, Hugh Jackman


Ben Affleck Will Direct ‘King Leopold’s Ghost,’ a True Story About a Rebellion in the Congo

Ben Affleck (Argo, The Town) is getting behind the camera for a new movie called King Leopold’s Ghost, a true story of rebellion against genocide in the Congo in the late 1800s. Affleck will produce alongside Martin Scorsese, and the script will be written by Apocalypto screenwriter Farhad Safinia. Get the details below. Deadline says Affleck has added this film to his plate of upcoming directorial efforts, but there’s no word on which movie he’ll actually direct next. (He’s currently develop...
Tags: Movies, Ben-Affleck, Africa, Adaptation, Belgium, Congo, Mark Twain, Canterbury, Deadline, Martin-Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Leopold, Affleck, Ghost Army, Joseph Conrad, Leopold II


Ben Affleck to Direct and Produce Historical Drama ‘King Leopold’s Ghost’

Ben Affleck will direct and produce the historical drama “King Leopold’s Ghost,” set in the early 20th Century in the Congo. The project will be developed by One Community. Affleck will produce via his Pearl Street Films banner, alongside Martin Scorsese who will produce via his Sikelia Productions banner. Harry and Gina Belafonte will also […]
Tags: News, Ben Affleck, Congo, Martin Scorsese, Leopold, Affleck, Pearl Street Films, Sikelia Productions, Gina Belafonte, King Leopold's Ghost


Ben Affleck Set to Direct Film Adaptation of King Leopold’s Ghost

Ben Affleck set to direct film adaptation of King Leopold’s Ghost According to Deadline, two-time Academy Award winner Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting, Argo) has signed on to helm One Community’s forthcoming historical drama film titled King Leopold’s Ghost with Martin Scorsese attached to produce the film. Based on author Adam Hochschild’s best-selling book King Leopold’s Ghost: Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa, the film will be written by Farhad Safinia (Apocalypto). R...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, Congo, Scorsese, Martin Scorsese, Pearl Street, Eastern Congo, Leopold, Affleck, Movie News, Leopold II, Adam Hochschild, Sikelia Productions, Congo Free State, Colonial Africa, Madison Ainley


Why Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot Are Tweeting #ReleaseTheSnyderCut

Their superhero film “Justice League” was a critical flop, but the stars want the original director’s vision restored.
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'Justice League' Stars Demand Release of Director Zack Snyder's Original Cut (slashdot)

"On the 2-year anniversary of DC and Warner Bros.' Justice League, Wonder Woman and Batman themselves have joined fans' calls for the release of director Zack Snyder's cut of the much-maligned 2017 film," reports Entertainment Weekly: Both Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot tweeted "#ReleaseTheSnyderCut" on Sunday, with Gadot also posting a photo of her character, Diana Prince/Wonder Woman... Affleck and Gadot joined other DC actors, like Ray Fisher (Cyborg) and Christina Wren (Major Carrie Farris), who...
Tags: News, Ben Affleck, Diana, Justice League, Batman, Warner Bros, Smith, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Cnet, Kevin Smith, Gal Gadot, Snyder, Hollywood Reporter, Zack Snyder, Affleck


Gadot & Affleck Join the Justice League Snyder Cut Movement

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Gadot & Affleck join the Justice League Snyder Cut movement As if social media wasn’t already flooded with fans attempting to convince Warner Bros. to release the Synder Cut of Justice League, Ben Affleck (Triple Frontier) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman 1984) have taken to Twitter to join the calls for the release of the fabled version of the superhero blockbuster. RELATED: Zack Snyder Reveals That The Atom Was Cut From Justice League #ReleaseTheSnyderCut pic.twitter.com...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Ben Affleck, Superman, Andy Serkis, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Amy Adams, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Joss Whedon, Alfred, Miller


Disney Sets Last Duel Release, Pushes Back The King’s Man

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Disney sets Last Duel release, pushes back The King’s Man Amidst a new calendar that includes five mystery Marvel Cinematic Universe projects, Disney has unveiled a release date for Ridley Scott’s period drama The Last Duel led by Matt Damon (Ford v. Ferrari) for a Christmas 2020 release and has pushed back Matthew Vaughn’s prequel to his hit franchise The King’s Man seven months to a September release. (via The Hollywood Reporter) RELATED: Adam Driver Prepares for The ...
Tags: Movies, Matt Damon, Disney, Fox, Ferrari, Ford, Ralph Fiennes, Ridley Scott, Jeff Bridges, Adam Driver, King, Nicole Holofcener, Tequila, Kevin Walsh, Kingsman, Scott


Disney Sets New Batch of Release Dates, Including For New Marvel Movies in 2023

Some people say the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, those people are fools. For if anyone ever makes such a claim to me, I loudly scoff in their faces and quickly set ’em straight: the actual most wonderful time of the year is whenever a major movie studio drops a batch of new release dates without any titles attached to them. And today’s my lucky day, folks, because The Walt Disney Company has just reorganized its upcoming release schedule, and there are U...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, Disney, Fox, Exhibition, Deadpool, Ridley Scott, Marvel Studios, Paramount, Damon, The Walt Disney Company, Affleck, Matthew Vaughn, Disney/Pixar, Release Dates, Ana de Armas


Why Did Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Wait So Long Before Writing Together Again with ‘The Last Duel’?

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became Hollywood superstars after the success of Good Will Hunting. Not only did the longtime friends star in the movie, but they won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay that year. But that was 22 years ago, and despite taking home one of the most prestigious awards Hollywood has to offer, they haven’t written together again. That’s about to change Not too long ago, we learned Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were finally reteaming as writers for a movie called The Last ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, France, Boston, Ben-Affleck, Matt-Damon, Disney, Ford, 20th Century Fox, Adam Driver, True Story, Nicole Holofcener, Bill Simmons, Ben, Nicole


First 'The Way Back' Trailer Starring Ben Affleck as a Basketball Coach

"Game's on the line… I want you taking that shot." Warner Bros has debuted the first official trailer for a sports drama titled The Way Back, the latest film from director Gavin O'Connor (Tumbleweeds, Miracle, Warrior, The Accountant). Not to be confused with a different film titled The Way Back from 2010, about prisoners escaping across Asia. This film is about a former high school basketball phenom named Jack, now struggling with alcoholism and a tragic loss, who is offered a coaching job ...
Tags: Asia, Movies, Trailer, Ben Affleck, Warner Bros, Jack, Affleck, Gavin O Connor, To Watch, T K Carter


Casey Affleck & Michelle Monaghan Join Thriller Every Breath You Take

Casey Affleck & Michelle Monaghan join thriller Every Breath You Take According to Deadline, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan and Sam Claflin have joined the thriller Every Breath You Take from director Christine Jeffs (Sunshine Cleaning). RELATED: Bee Gees Biopic in Development at Paramount Pictures The film follows a psychiatrist, to be played by Affleck, whose life unravels after he invites the surviving brother of former patient into his home to meet his family. Claflin will play the bro...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Leslie Mann, Julia, Monaghan, Casey Affleck, Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Claflin, Sam Claflin, Finnick Odair, Richard B Lewis, Gabrielle Jerou Tabak, Tannaz Anisi, Southpaw Entertainment, Jon Levin


Adam Driver Prepares for The Last Duel with Matt Damon

Adam Driver Prepares for The Last Duel with Matt Damon According to Variety, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker star Adam Driver is in talks to co-star alongside Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Killing Eve actress Jodie Comer in Ridley Scott’s period drama The Last Duel. The trade notes that Driver will assume the role Affleck originally intended to play, with Affleck now appearing in a supporting role. Based on the book The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jag...
Tags: Movies, Matt Damon, Disney, Fox, Ridley Scott, Adam Driver, Nicole Holofcener, Kevin Walsh, Scott, Damon, Skywalker, Affleck, Matt Damon Ben Affleck, Movie News, Jodie Comer, Comer


‘The Last Duel’: Adam Driver Could Join Matt Damon in Ridley Scott Film, Ben Affleck Takes a Supporting Role

Adam Driver is 35 years old, and he’s already worked with filmmakers like Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, and the Coen Brothers, just to name a few. And very soon, he may add Sir Ridley Scott to his impressive list of collaborators. Driver is currently in early talks to join the cast of The Last Duel, Scott’s upcoming period piece that has Matt Damon set to star in one of the lead roles. And while Damon was originally said to be facing off against his old pal Ben ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, France, Ben-Affleck, Matt-Damon, Adaptation, Ridley-Scott, 20th Century Fox, Adam Driver, New Regency, Nicole Holofcener, Martin Scorsese, Coen Brothers, Scott, Damon


Michael Giacchino to Score The Batman!

Michael Giacchino to score The Batman! More news for Matt Reeve’s upcoming The Batman! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Giacchino (Spider-Man: Far From Home) has agreed to compose the latest bat flick, and did so in a rather theatrical way, which you can watch in the video below. While attending an event at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Reeves took to the stage, got down on one knee and asked Giacchino to compose his film. Of course the composer, who has scored Cloverfield, Let Me ...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson, Batman, Warner Bros, Jonah Hill, Comic Book, Riddler, Reeves, Gordon, Zoe Kravitz, Michael Giacchino, Affleck


Ben Affleck to Star in Disaster Drama Falling to Earth

Ben Affleck to star in disaster drama Falling to Earth According to Deadline, Ben Affleck has signed up to star in the film adaptation of Falling to Earth, based on the novel by Kate Southwood. Affleck will also serve as producer alongside Matt Damon, via their Pearl Street Films. RELATED: Ford v Ferrari Featurette Reveals a Classic Underdog Story The book was released in 2013 and is based on the 1925 Tri-State Tornado that swept through Indiana, Illinois and Missouri, killed 45 people and r...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Earth, Netflix, Missouri, Ferrari, Ford, Adaptation, Jay, Novel, PAUL, Indiana Illinois, Affleck, Alexander Payne, Ghost Army


‘Falling to Earth’ Movie Will Find Ben Affleck Going Up Against a Tornado

Having put his crime-fighting days behind him by vacating the role of Batman, Ben Affleck‘s new big enemy is mother nature. The actor will have to face down a tornado in a Falling to Earth movie adapted from the novel of the same name. The story concerns a man who becomes shunned by his community after being the only local spared the destruction of a deadly tornado. THR broke the news about Ben Affleck joining the Falling to Earth movie. Hillary Seitz is adapting Kate Southwood’s novel, whic...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Drama, Casting, Ben-Affleck, Earth, Adaptation, Jay, Affleck, Batman Ben Affleck, Hillary Seitz, Marah, Paul Graves, Falling To Earth, Kate Southwood, Marah Illinois


BREAKING: Paul Dano to Play Riddler in The Batman!

BREAKING: Paul Dano to play Riddler in The Batman! Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, 12 Years a Slave) is set to play Riddler in Matt Reeves’ The Batman, according to THR’s Borys Kit. Dano will be replacing Jonah Hill as the infamous villain after Hill walked away from the project when talks broke down between the actor and Warner Bros. RELATED: BREAKING: Jonah Hill No Longer in Talks for The Batman Other cast members for the film include Jeffrey Wrigh...
Tags: Movies, Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson, Batman, Warner Bros, Jonah Hill, Paul Dano, Reeves, Hill, Gordon, Zoe Kravitz, Affleck, Grindelwald, Matt Reeves, Movie News, Greig Fraser