Written by Jeremy Shane
on Friday, January 17 2014 and posted in News with Benefits
Rumor says Affleck gets injured and may delay shooting, update two hours later: Movie release date officially moved back to May 6th, 2016.
Anyone that really knows Batman, knows the character has been through the ringer physically. He's had multiple injuries of various degrees throughout his crime-fighting career. In an effort to really get into the part, Ben Affleck may have injured himself, reports Batman News.
According to my source, Ben Affleck has sustained a leg injury, and as a result Batman vs. Superman production has been pushed back six weeks. The crew was informed of that decision earlier this week, and told they’ll be on hiatus for about a month.
Some actors get more into method acting that others, but this sounds more like Daniel Day-Lewis territory, than Affleck, so if true, we are going to assume it was an accident. If not, we applaud your effort, but your planning could use some work.
Affleck is due to join Tom Hanks and Forest Whitaker next weekend as a presenter for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, so if this rumor is true, I suppose we'll know by then. (Pictured above: Affleck walking around LA on Tuesday with his family.)
Whether or not this is due to Affleck's rumored injury remains to be seen, but Warner has announced that the release date for Batman vs Superman has been bumped back to May 6th, 2016.
We are happy to take advantage of these coveted summer dates, which are perfect for two of our biggest tentpole releases. We share the fans’ excitement to see DC Comics’ most popular figures, Superman and Batman, together on the big screen for the first time, which will now be arriving in theatres in May 2016.
Marvel also has an, as of yet, unnamed movie slated for the same May 6th date. It will be interesting to see if Marvel bumps their movie's release date. If it's not something big like Avengers or Iron Man, they may not want to go head-to-head with Batman vs. Superman with a new property.
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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