COMIC REEL: Affleck on Reaction to "Batman V Superman" Casting; "Power Rangers" Sets Date

Thu, August 14th, 2014 at 9:24am PDT | Updated: August 14th, 2014 at 9:24am

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SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez and Jessica Alba discussed the evolution of Nancy in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," including the character's state of mind, as well as her growth as an actor.

"The love of her life is gone," she said. "She's devastated. She's an alcoholic. She's still dancing. She's not happy about it. … I was so young [during 'Sin City'], and I wasn't really comfortable in my own skin. Being on a stage and dancing, it was all kind of terrifying to me. I didn't want to be make a misstep. I knew how incredible this world was, and I just didn't want to disappoint them -- or myself."

Opens August 22

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Ben Affleck spoke with Entertainment Weekly about his role as Batman and the fan reaction when his casting was announced.

"Before I took the role, Warner Bros. gave me a bunch of past reactions to casting and said, 'Are you sure you want to get into this? This is part and parcel of these movies now. There’s a lot of active fans with a lot of opinions,'" Affleck told EW. "To me, having been through a certain amount of that, it doesn’t really… Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. I wouldn’t have taken the part if I didn’t trust my instincts in terms of the filmmaking. I think Chris Terrio wrote a terrific script. Zack’s a great visual director. And there’s an interesting take. I wouldn’t have done it if I didn’t think I could do it. I have the benefit of a lot of that understanding. But also, everyone is entitled to their opinion. That’s a big part of this international sport. The Fifty Shades of Grey kid or whatever it is. That’s sort of become a thing."

Superman Homepage has posted photos of Amy Adams on the set of "Batman V Superman," though there's not much to go off of in terms of what Lois Lane's role will be in this film.

Opens March 25, 2016

STAR WARS EPISODE VII

Bryan Fuller posted a fun photo to Twitter, featuring Mark Hamill in his new look as an older Luke Skywalker for "Star Wars Episode VII."

Opens December 18, 2015

ARROW

The "Arrow" team revealed the title of the 50th episode of the series, "The Magician." While many speculated that it could mean Zatanna was on the way for the CW drama, executive producer Marc Guggenheim took to Twitter to dispel the rumors.

Returns in October on The CW

POWER RANGERS

A date has been set for Lionsgate's "Power Rangers" film: July 22, 2016. The film's script by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz has reportedly been turned in, but neither director nor cast has been found as of yet. Plus, there's an official synopsis that gives very little information on anything the movie might entail.

From a story by Executive Producer Roberto Orci (TRANSFORMERS, STAR TREK, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2) and screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, THOR) comes a modern reinvention of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world.

Opens July 22, 2016

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2

Screenrant spoke with "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" director Jonathan Liebesman and executive producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form about where the franchise could possibly goe in the sequel. Liebesman said Dimension X was a possibility, and Fuller confirimed that the team has "talked about those worlds already."

"There are scripts that have been written for this movie that integrated those worlds into it already," Form told Screenrant of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

"They were just too -- it made the movie a bit too unfocused for this particular story," continued Liebesman.

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