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Ben Affleck Cast as Batman in Man of Steel Sequel

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has been cast as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Thursday.

It was first announced at this year's Comic-Con that Superman (Henry Cavill) would face off against Batman. "Ben... read more

Vlad the Impaler Stakes Out Da Vinci's Demons

Da Vinci's Demons

Let's hope he's packing some garlic. Friday's episode of Starz's historical-fantasy series Da Vinci's Demons will feature a face-off between Leonardo Da Vinci (Tom Riley) and Vlad the Impaler (Paul Rhys), the notorious inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula. It's not that crazy a notion: Da Vinci and Vlad were Renaissance contemporaries and close enough neighbors. And Vlad, despite his lust for horrific torture, was hailed as a savior by the Catholic church because he kept the Ottoman Empire from conquering the Italian states.

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Lost's Damon Lindelof Takes Action For Special Superman Tribute

Damon Lindelof, Superman

Superman hit the big 900 on Wednesday. Action Comics, the signature title that launched the Man of Steel's career in 1938, released its 900th consecutive issue this week, the first comic to reach that milestone. To commemorate the event, publisher DC Comics recruited an all-star squadron of writers to contribute to the issue, including Richard Donner (director of Superman: The Movie) David Goyer (cowriter of Batman Begins), Paul Dini (writer/producer of Superman: The Animated Series) and Lost exec producer Damon Lindelof. Lindeolf's story, "Life Support," is set on Krypton in the days before the planet exploded, as scientist Jor-El is planning to send his son Kal-El (the future Superman) to Earth in a rocket ship. TV Guide Magazine emailed Lindelof, who previously wrote Marvel Comics' Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, a few questions about this super assignment... read more

The Tudors' Henry Cavill Cast as Superman

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill has been cast as in the title role of Superman: The Man of Steel, Deadline reports.

The British actor, 28, is best known for his portrayal of Charles Brandon on Showtime's The Tudors. He will next appear on the big screen as the mythical Greek god Theseus in Immortals,  followed by a starring role in... read more

Zack Snyder to Direct Superman Film

Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder has been tapped to direct the new Superman film that Christopher Nolan is producing.

Snyder, who directed 300 and Watchmen, beat out Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler), Ben Affleck (The Town), Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) and Tony Scott (Man on Fire) for the coveted gig, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Next Batman Film Slated for July 2012 Release

Christian Bale

The third Batman film in Christopher Nolan's trilogy will swing into theaters on July 20, 2012, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

No start date for production on the still untitled film has been announced. Nolan — who's still putting the finishing touches on his new movie... read more

FlashForward Names Three New Showrunners

FlashForward - John Cho, Joseph Fiennes

FlashForward has a new trio of showrunners.

Jessika Borsiczky, Lisa Zwerling and Tim Lea have been named to run the ABC sci-fi drama, TVGuide.com has confirmed... read more

FlashForward's David Goyer Steps Down as Showrunner

FlashForward

FlashForward co-creator David Goyer is stepping down as the series' showrunner, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Goyer, an executive producer on the show and one of the writers behind Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, will... read more

FlashForward's Return Pushed Back to March 18

John Cho and Joseph Fiennes

FlashForward fans will have to wait two more weeks for the time-bending drama's return. The series is now scheduled to return with a two-hour episode... read more

Vance, Davenport Flash Forward in New ABC Thriller

Jack Davenport, Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent ) and Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, Swingtown) have joined the cast of Flash Forward, an ABC pilot based on  Robert J. Sawyer's sci-fi novel and fancied as a possible "companion show" to Lost.

Exec-produced by David S. Goyer (Blade) and Brannon Braga (Threshold), Flash Forward depicts the events that follow when everyone in the world ... read more

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