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Ben Affleck Revealed As Next Batman in Warner Bros Unnamed Sequel To Man Of Steel

The Oscar®-winning star joins Henry Cavill in the first ever onscreen match-up of DC Comics’ most iconic characters.

Ben Affleck Revealed As Next Batman in Warner Bros Unnamed Sequel To Man Of Steel

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.

The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17, 2015.

Last month’s surprise announcement of the new movie featuring both Superman and Batman created a wave of excitement and immediately fueled discussion and debate—among fans as well as in the media—about who would put on the cape and cowl of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego.

Snyder successfully re-imagined the origin of Clark Kent/Superman in the worldwide blockbuster “Man of Steel,” which has earned more than $650 million worldwide to date, and climbing.  The director will now create an original vision of Batman and his world for the film that brings the two DC Comics icons together.

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 recently starred in the Academy Award®-winning Best Picture “Argo,” which he also directed and produced, earning acclaim and a BAFTA Award nomination for his performance in the film, as well as a number of directing honors.  In 2010, he starred in and directed the hit crime thriller “The Town.”  His recent acting work also includes “The Company Men,” “State of Play,” and “Hollywoodland,” for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. Earlier in his career, Affleck starred in and co-wrote (with Matt Damon) “Good Will Hunting,” for which he won an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay.

The new Super Hero film is being scripted by David S. Goyer from a story he co-created with Zack Snyder.  Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan and Wesley Coller serving as executive producers. Production is expected to begin in 2014.

The film is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, and Batman characters created by Bob Kane, published by DC Entertainment.

John Barrowman marries partner of 20 years, Scott Gill, in California today

July 2, 2013 We are now Legally Married. Thanks for all your great wishes. Jb and Scott

Torchwood star John Barrowman announced the couple’s plans via a video clip posted on video sharing site WhoSay earlier today.

“It’s five after one and we’ve got our coffee and we’re in the car getting ready to leave, because where are we going, Scott?”

“To get married. Yay!” Gill replies.

“We’re getting married in the state of California. Thank you Supreme Court, about time you made it legal. See you after we have the ceremony!”


John Barrowman on WhoSay

The Scottish-American actor holds dual citizenship in The United States and Great Britain. He and Scott Gill, his partner of 20 years, had previously entered into a civil partnership in Great Britain in 2006. They are celebrating their legal union in the wake of the Supreme Court’s historic decision to strike down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on Wednesday, ruling that the law, which bars the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional. The Court also struck down California’s Proposition 8, and on Sunday the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit lifted its stay of the Federal District Court decision that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional, restoring marriage equality in California and allowing same-sex marriages performed in the state to resume immediately.

Barrowman, who could be seen in the recurring role of villainous Malcolm Merlyn on the first season of American tv series Arrow, based on DC Comics superhero Green Arrow, first gained widespread popularity in Britain and the States portraying openly pansexual alien Captain Jack Harkness on the BBC’s SciFi/drama Doctor Who and it’s widely acclaimed spin off, Torchwood, is an outspoken activist for gay rights issues and contributes his support to numerous campaigns striving to exterminate homophobia.

“We are getting Married today because we now can. Jb and Scott” the couple posted from the road.

Unable to contain their exuberance, they continued to share comments and  video clips with fans while driving to the courthouse, “We’re on our way to get married, and look what’s on the radio.” Barrowman exclaims, before both men begin singing along.


John Barrowman on WhoSay

“We are now legally married. Thanks for all your great wishes. JB and Scott”

Hunter Burgan brings The Colors of Summer with Las Gatas Beach Club

Las Gatas Beach Club - The Colors of Summer

The Colors of Summer is a full length album written and recorded by Hunter Burgan (AFI) under the name Las Gatas Beach Club. It’s the soundtrack to a heavy-hearted summer featuring lush vocal harmonies and charming small instruments (ukulele, orchestral bells and hand-held percussion). It’s a tale of love, loss and summertime.

Download the digital album now (or get the digital album free when you purchase the vinyl version) or grab one of 100 limited edition copies, pressed on clear vinyl with an exclusive hand-printed jacket, that will be shipping in late July.

Check out the tunes streaming on Facebook

Buy it on iTunes or at postwarscience.com


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Longshore workers name Occupy Movement as crucial in settlement with EGT
Longshore workers name Occupy Movement as crucial in settlement with EGT

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Hunter Burgan brings The Colors of Summer with Las Gatas Beach Club
Hunter Burgan brings The Colors of Summer with Las Gatas Beach Club

The Colors of Summer is a full length album written and recorded by Hunter Burgan (AFI) under the name Las Gatas Beach Club.…

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FRANK CARTER ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM GALLOWS
FRANK CARTER ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE FROM GALLOWS

The now legendary UK punk band Gallows today announce the departure of their frontman Frank Carter. Having redefined punk rock since the release of their debut album ‘Orchestra Of Wolves’ in 2006, Gallows brought punk rock kicking, screaming and snarling into the mainstream, climaxing with the harsh and bitterly angry …