Movie News: Two More Solo Ben Affleck 'Batman' Movies Rumored; 'Training Day' Eyed for TV

Movie News: Two More Solo Ben Affleck 'Batman' Movies Rumored; 'Training Day' Eyed for TV

Aug 10, 2015

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman: Ben Affleck is already set to star in, co-write, and direct a solo Batman movie, but now a new rumor suggests that a rough cut of next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice -- in which the actor makes his first appearance as Batman -- so impressed Warner Bros. executives that they want to make three stand-alone Batman movies and "are now working their movie universe around Ben's Batman." Affleck will reprise the character in Justice League, due on November 17, 2017, so the first solo Batman movie won't be out until after that. [Den of Geek]


Training Day

Training Day: Denzel Washington earned an Academy Award for his performance as a corrupt cop in Training Day, and now, 14 years later, the movie may be heading to television. Reportedly, it was director Antoine Fuqua's idea to adapt the big-screen drama as a series, following the two lead characters as they deal with modern-day life in the Los Angeles Police Department. Fuqua (above right, with Ethan Hawke and Washington) would direct the pilot episode, written by Will Beall, a former police detective and a current screenwriter (Gangster Squad). [Deadline]


Furious 7

Mortal Kombat: James Wan, who scored a huge recent success by directing Furious 7 (above, with Vin Diesel), will produce a reboot of video game franchise Mortal Kombat. The fantasy fighting game, notorious for its explicit violence, has served as the basis for two movie versions so far; a reboot has been In development since 2011. Wan established a very solid reputation in the horror movie world by directing Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring, and is currently set to direct a sequel to The Conjuring as well as Aquaman. [Tracking Board]


War Pigs

War Pigs Trailer: Seasoned military fighters Mickey Rourke and Dolph Lundgren help Luke Goss train a rag-tag group of misfits for a dangerous mission durig World War II in War Pigs. A new trailer packs bullets and brawn into every available moment; the adventure-thriller will open in theaters on September 18. [Movieclips]

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