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    More Details on Ben Affleck in Snyder's Superman/Batman UPDATED

    Ben Affleck would not play Batman unless he had a role in how this script turns out. He will have a strong hand at Warner Bros., which backed him on "The Town" and the Oscar-winning "Argo." If this works out he could have a major franchise to play with for years ahead. Affleck tends to do better as ...

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    Ben Affleck Set To Play Batman in 'Man Of Steel' Sequel

    Well this is something of a surprise: Ben Affleck, former heartthrob turned legitimate film director, will once again don a tight, restrictive outfit as Batman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" sequel. The new, currently untitled movie, is scheduled for release by Warner Bros in the jam-packed summer ...

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    Ben Affleck To Star In David Fincher Thriller 'Gone Girl'; Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron & Emily Blunt Eyed For Female Lead

    Following the flop of "The Lone Ranger," we here at The Playlist have been discussing what this means for future projects on Disney's slate, and more specifically, David Fincher's "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea." As you might remember, Fincher's pal Brad Pitt passed on the lead role, and the other ac...

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    Blow Up Your July 4th With 5 Clips And More From 'Armageddon'

    Released 4th of July weekend 15 years ago, "Armageddon" was a little known indie picture examining an existentialist crisis triggered by meteors pummeling the earth. Joking aside, the Michael Bay disaster flick was balls to the wall epic. With a real late '90s gem premise -- a massive asteroid is on...

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    Watch: The First Trailer For Ben Affleck & Justin Timberlake's 'Runner, Runner'

    "Hey, you know what would be a good idea? Let's premiere the trailer for our hot new movie with Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, and let the airheads on 'Entertainment Tonight' talk over most of it!" Okay, no one actually said that sentence, but sometimes you have to wonder what marketing departme...

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    Seth and Stefon's Big SNL Wedding, and Iran's Reply to Argo (Video)

    Stefon -- the guide to New York's hottest, most twisted clubs - was never my favorite Bill Hader character, but he grew on me. And since last night's SNL was Hader's last, it was inevitable that Stefon would pop up on Weekend Update. But who could have guessed that, tired of his unrequited love ...

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    Watch Ben Affleck and Bill Hader's SNL Promo

    Before Ben Affleck became Mr. Big-Time-Oscar-Winning-Director ... oh, never mind, that is so not his persona even now. Here he is in a promo for the season finale of SNL, proving he still has his comic timing. And here's Bill Hader (who will not be returning to the show next season) asking Afflec...

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    Ben Affleck Returns To Boston For His Next Film; Will Write, Direct & Star In Dennis Lehane Adaptation 'Live By Night'

    With his second Oscar under his belt for "Argo" and a plethora of options in front of him -- the Stephen King adaptation "The Stand," the remake of "Tell No One," and out his brewing Whitey Bulger biopic -- the filmmaker will be returning home for another Boston tale, albeit one that will see him ra...

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    Will Smith To Replace Ben Affleck In Con Man Movie 'Focus,' Kristen Stewart Drops Out

    According to a report in Variety, Will Smith is lining up his next role – as an older con artist who teaches a young female con artist (to be played by Kristen Stewart) his thieving ways. The movie, entitled "Focus," is written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who most recently directed...

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