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Joe Manganiello Has a Script Ready For His Dungeons and Dragons Movie

http://gty.im/471762956 Bonafide nerd Joe Manganiello keeps hitting us with good news. His role in the upcoming Batman movie may be in trouble but he’s not one to idly sit around, oh no. While talking on the Happy, Sad Confused podcast with Josh Horowitz, he talked about how he had a script in the works. He’s hoping to bring Dungeons & Dragons to the big screen, possibly franchising it. Co-written with a playwright friend, Manganiello is very serious about this. So serious in fact that he held a creative summit with Wizards of the Coast, the actual wizards behind Dungeons...

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Joe Manganiello May Not Be Deathstroke

http://gty.im/516225102 Thanks to Batman-News, we’re now all questioning whether Joe Manganiello is playing Deathstroke. With the writing shake-up, the fate of Deathstroke is uncertain – even to the actor himself. The Batman film continues to be all over the place. In an interview with Pittsburgh Today Live where he was promoting Smurfs, the hosts asked about Deathstroke. Manganiello has been vocal about his support and excitement about the role since being cast. So his answer of “Umm. Maybe. We’ll see” was instantly concerning. We heard rumor that the script may be completely rewritten and Manganiello’s response gives that rumor almost certainty....

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Joe Manganiello says Ben Affleck’s Batman is “gritty”

Fear not, Batman fans! Joe Manganiello confirms Ben Affleck’s upcoming Batman movie will be “gritty” and a “fresh take” on the character. Speaking on Mark Madden’s podcast, he confirmed that he has spoken to Affleck about the project. Over the weekend there was a rumor about the script not coming together, but Manganiello quiets those circulating worries with his enthusiasm over his role and the direction of the film so far. “When I met Ben we sat down and we talked about, you know, the role. We talked about the movie. His take is a fresh take but I think the...

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Joe Manganiello is Deathstroke Slade Wilson in Ben Affleck’s Batman Film!

~Matt Key Alright nerds, today should offer you a time of merry rejoicing. For a couple weeks now, we’ve heard rumors and had hints that Deathstroke might be making his first big onscreen appearance in Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film, which he and Geoff Johns are currently writing. And just why is this exciting? Because Deathstroke is one of the only villains that can match Batman blow for blow. He is, in a lot of ways, exactly like Batman, but a mercenary unafraid of killing. The rumors all started last week, on the 29th of August, when Ben Affleck...

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THE RAID Director Gareth Evans in Talks For Deathstroke Film

Did you know we were getting a Deathstroke film? I didn’t! According to The Hollywood Reporter, not only is the project in the minds of DC, but we even have a director in talks. Gareth Evans, most known for the Indonesian martial arts film The Raid, is circling the project to direct. Could it get any better than that? Back in August of 2016, we had seen Joe Manganiello suited up as the infamous assassin for the solo Batman film. But since star Ben Affleck stepped down as director and Matt Reeves stepped in, Manganiello’s role has been in limbo....

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Could Deathstroke Still Be in THE BATMAN?

Deathstroke has been in an interesting spot. Joe Manganiello had been cast as the deadly assassin back in the summer of 2016 for Ben Affleck‘s original script. But since Affleck’s step down and Matt Reeves taking over completely, his role is in limbo. Today on Twitter, he may have given us a sign on his role. He retweeted an article talking about Affleck’s original script and how Deathstroke would be “laying traps” to “beat the crap out of Batman”. Manganiello didn’t give much of a response. He only posted a double sword emoji. This sent fans in a tizzy trying...

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THE BATMAN Script Is Starting from Scratch Says Matt Reeves

The rumors are true. Director Matt Reeves has confirmed that The Batman will be starting from scratch. While it’s a little disappointing, it’s good to know the status of the film. With so many questions and so much confusion happening, it’s good to know at least one thing. While on the Happy, Sad, Confused podcast on MTV, host Josh Horowitz sat down with Reeves to discuss his latest film, Planet of the Apes. Around 30 minutes in, the conversation of Batman comes up. Reeves explains how he approached the offer, telling Horowitz that he was happy to say no...

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TRUE BLOOD Stars and Friends React to The Sudden Death of Nelsan Ellis

On Saturday, the world lost a brilliant star. Nelsan Ellis was only 39 years old when he passed away, shocking friends and fans alike. Best known for his role as Lafeyette on HBO’s True Blood, he became a series regular on the show due to his popularity. In fact, it is impossible for a fan to think of True Blood without thinking of the ever effervescent Lafayette Reynolds who was the heart of the series. The actor also became a regular on Elementary, appeared in numerous films, and left behind a continuing rising career. According to THR, Ellis had died due...

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Matt Reeves To Tell a Dramatic, Emotional Story for THE BATMAN

The Batman. That’s the name of the film. It’s gone through some development pains over at Warner Bros. Ben Affleck is still attached to star as Bruce Wayne and Batman, but he’s no longer the writer/director on the project. That role belongs to Planet of the Apes director, Matt Reeves. And now that his film War for the Planet of the Apes is in theatres and his duties on that film have come to a conclusion, more or less, he can start focusing on The Batman. And the news outlets know it and are starting to ask more and...

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THE BATMAN to Shoot in Spring of 2017, So Sayeth the Affleck

In a Variety article talking to Ben Affleck about his film, Live by Night, we also got a little news about his upcoming film, The Batman. That news, specifically, is his projected start date for filming. As the article says, “Affleck indicated that he expected the film will begin shooting in the spring.” They then went on to quote Affleck, saying, “We’re on the right track with that and everything is coming together. We’re still finishing up a script. I’m very excited.” Obviously, Affleck will be reprising his role as the caped crusader for the film, as will Jeremy Irons in the role of the...

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