Within nano-seconds of the announcement that Ben Affleck would play Batman in Zack Snyder's sequel to Man Of Steel, nerds took to the internet to register their displeasure. Angry nerds reacting to movie news? I know, I was as surprised as you!
So Christian Bale's new movie about climbing Mount Everest almost certainly won't see him heavily-armoured and fighting John Lithgow or Dan from Eastenders, but it should, obviously. (Story via Deadline).
Will Beall, the man tasked with writing Warner Bros' and DC Comics' much-heralded Justice League movie, is starting to get a little hot under the collar about the superhero ensemble screenplay he has yet to deliver. "FUCK. I am so FUCKED," he told us. "FUCK."
To the relief of Google-baiters everywhere, SEXY HARRY POTTER star and former TEEN Emma Watson is rumoured to be starring in the movie adaptation of the racy hit series FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, described by some to contain SEX, HARDCORE FUCKING, BONDAGE, SPANKING and female empowerment.
Every day for the last 50 days, we've been sharing information on Gotham's protector, The Goddamn Batman. Now, as the Dark Knight rises in, um, The Dark Knight Rises, we give you all 50 trivia tidbits in one gigantic injection of awesome. I feel like we all know Batman and friends that little bit better now, don't you?
Me, I've always been a fan of Christopher Nolan more than I have Batman. Don't get me wrong, I was wowed by the reinvention of Batman Begins and the wallop of The Dark Knight, but I'll always choose the sleight-of-hand of The Prestige or the cerebral jolt of Inception given the choice. The Dark Knight Rises is a stunning piece of work, gigantic in scale with hugely ambitious themes, but Nolan's contribution to the Batman legacy – and indeed the superhero genre as a whole – is to make these films more about the men behind the masks than the heroes they portray: the guys who make the magic happen.