The Week In Geek… With Precinct1313

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Welcome fellow agents of Precinct1313 to another episode of  ‘The Week In Geek’ where we love to share our favourite – Comic Book, Video-Game and Cult movie news for your perusal and pleasure. And so once more unto the geek, dear agents, once more…

Don’t Fret Batfans, Ben Affleck Is The Batman…

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Rumours do not make for great news, let’s be honest. I have to wonder how some of the larger geek websites (read: corporate… though corporate and geeky are two words that really shouldn’t go together!) ever made it to the top of the proverbial nerd pile when such rookie mistakes as reporting on an ill informed rumour as if it were fact happens, especially when, less than 24 hours later they have to retract said articles after finding out that… hey guess what… IT WAS A RUMOUR! Phew! 

The latest victim of inadequate fact awareness is Matt Reeves’ much anticipated upcoming adaptation of the masked manhunter – Batman. Several rumours surrounded the Dark Knight’s newest solo escapade this week, first and foremost that Batman v Superman star Ben Affleck had stepped away from the role as the Caped Crusader, and also that the movie itself was a standalone effort not tied into DC’s burgeoning shared cinematic universe, thankfully neither were true.

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In response director Matt Reeves took to twitter to answer the rumour mill:

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To clarify the point, Reeves’ Batman adaptation retains Ben Affleck as its lead, and will be part of the larger DC extended universe, but, it will primarily be a movie about Batman… no surprise there then considering IT’S A BATMAN MOVIE!! If dearly departed 60’s Bat actor Adam West was still with us he would definitely be reaching into his utility belt for his Anti-Rumour Bat Spray about now!

Raging Joker!? Legendary Director Martin Scorsese In Talks To Produce A Joker Origin Movie…

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The Joker is quite possibly the most infamous comic villain of all time, and has seen many onscreen interpretations of his maniacal character over the decades, from Cesar Romero’s 60’s version through to the more recent Jared Leto rendering. Warner Bros are currently in talks with legendary film director Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Departed) to produce an origin tale for the clown prince of crime… a highly unexpected but rather awesome piece of news indeed!

Because the film will delve back into The Joker’s past, a younger actor will be portraying the mirthful maniac, which obviously precludes Jared Leto from reprising his role. But fear not Leto-Joker fans (myself included here)  Jared has confirmed that he will be stepping out as the murderous maniacal maestro once again in a new movie that will centre on Mr J and his long suffering partner in madness Harley Quinn in what Warner Bros are calling a “Criminal Love Story”. I’m envisioning Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers” with Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis’ roles recast as Harley and her puddin’… now that would be cool!

Titans Live Action Series Has Found Its Starfire…

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We absolutely adore Starfire here in Precinct1313, which you probably already realise if you’re long time reader of the site. And when news hit that DC are in the process of creating a live action television series based upon the iconic team of teen superheroes, we were overjoyed at the idea of Koriand’r getting her first non animated debut on the small screen, and now it’s a definite reality as “24: Legacy” star Anna Diop has been cast in the role of the Tamaranean Princess.

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First Wonder Woman And Now A Live Action Starfire!? Could Life Get Any Better…

The Titans series is being produced by sensational scribe Geoff Johns and TV writer/producer Greg Berlanti, and will debut on DC’s upcoming digital showcase channel. Anna will join already announced fellow cast member Teagan Croft, the Australian actress cast as the mystical Raven. Excitement overload in three… two…

Why not join us again next time friends for more Week In Geek

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About ArcaneHalloween

Fanatical about comics, gaming and horror movies....but then isn't everyone?

Posted on August 26, 2017, in Comics, Comics in film, Comics/television and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I had not read that about the Joker movie! That’s fantastic news!

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  2. Great post! I’m sooo glad that you’ve reported on the news because I had no idea about any of this. I’m super excited for the live action Teen Titans and Starfire, but more importantly, I reallyyyyyyyy want a oker movie! That would be awesome as he is probably my favorite villain of all time. Thank’s for keeping us updated!

    -Luna 🙂

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    • Luckily then Luna, we are getting 2 new Joker movies and both sound like amazing ideas! Live action Titans is even more cool now I know they have finally cast my favourite member Starfire, here’s hoping to my second fave – Donna Troy being next!! 🙂 Thanks for reading Luna.

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  3. Wow, a Joker origin movie – I already know that would be one that my friends would want to see! Great to see the week’s stories here 🙂

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  4. Great post! 😀 Sooo excited for a Joker origin story! I’m really looking forward to checking out the TT show when it comes out, too. 🙂

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    • Hey there my friend, a Joker origin tale would definitely be much awesome… though I’m personally even more excited by another turn by Leto and Robbie, they were so great together!! 🙂 STARFIRE LIVE ACTION!… much yay!!!

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