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    WATCH: Ben Affleck Talks Batman Casting, and Being Humbled by Internet Reactions

    Ben Affleck finally opened up about being cast as Batman on last night's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." The actor-director, who took home a Best Picture Oscar for "Argo" earlier this year, said he initially thought he could handle the inevitable backlash to the news of him donning the Bat Suit. But...

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    Who Said It: Shakespeare or Batman?

    Separating superhero idiom from Elizabethan verse isn't as easy as it sounds.

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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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    POLL: Who Should Play Batman in New Batman-Superman Mashup?

    As we all know, the big news out of Comic-Con was that Zack Snyder will direct a "Man of Steel" sequel for Warner Bros. that will feature a Superman-Batman team-up. Beefy Henry Cavill is Superman; but Christian Bale won't be returning to Gotham. So the question remains: Who will play Batman? Take ou...

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    Watch: Clip From HBO Doc 'Casting By' Illustrates the Importance of the Casting Director

    Finding the right actors to play a part is a task that viewers don't see, but has the invaluable influence and potential to literally make or break a film. In "Casing By," Tom Donahue's new documentary screening as part of the HBO Doc Summer Series, a light is shed on the crucial role of the casting...

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    20 Superhero Movies That Couldn't Fly All The Way To The Big Screen

    This weekend "The Wolverine," starring Hugh Jackman as the adamantium-clawed avenger (is he ever not playing Wolverine?), will be slashing its way onto screens nationwide. But as fans know, this wasn't the original vision that Jackman and Fox had in mind. No, that version was to be helmed by Darren ...

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    How Comic Books Have Changed Movie Storytelling

    How comic-book movies went from apologizing to newcomers to making them feel left out.

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    Why Batman and Superman Mashup is a Bad Idea--And Reveals Warner Bros. Weakness

    You know Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink"? That moment when you look at something and you know it's wrong? That happens to me when studios announce a new project that is a really bad idea. Some movies based on good ideas just turn out badly, and plenty of great movies turn out to to be less than commercia...

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    Under the Magnifying Glass: "Injustice: Gods Among Us"

    Created by Mortal Kombat developers NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us lets you take part in a cross dimensional conflict of epic proportions. If you like fighting games, or the DC universe, you will very much like this.

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    Watch: 'Everything Wrong With the Dark Knight Rises' -- Nipple Beds and Death by Tickling

    Check out this hilarious video on "Everything Wrong with 'The Dark Knight Rises' in 3 Minutes or Less." Problems include a nipple bed, Batman talking to himself in Batman voice and Bane "tickling a man to death offscreen."

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