Top 5: Ben Affleck Is Batman, Joss Whedon On THE AVENGERS Sequel, ARROW News And More

Top 5: Ben Affleck Is Batman, Joss Whedon On THE AVENGERS Sequel, ARROW News And More

The top 5 news stories of the week. Ben Affleck is Batman in Superman vs Batman, Ra's al Ghul possibly coming to The CW's Arrow, Joss Whedon talks Ultron, Edgar Wright on Ant-Man villains and Rocket Raccoon casting news.

Top 5 Stories For The Week Ending 08/23/2013

Ben Affleck Named 'Batman' For MAN OF STEEL Sequel; WB Announces July 2015 Release Date

There's been quite a bit of satirical backlash from this casting decision but as history tells us, when fans cry outrage over a comic book casting decision, the actor usually turns in a stellar performance. Ben Affleck certainly has the acting ability to pull off a convincing Bruce Wayne, it's his take on Batman that will make or break this role for him.

ARROW Episode 205 Titled 'The Demon's Head' - Ra's al Ghul On The Way?
The title has since been amended to League of Assassins, but that only slightly lowers the chance of Ra's appearing and increases the likelihood of other League members and affiliates (such as Lady Shiva) making an appearance. The Batman villains will reportedly be after Oliver's (Stephen Amell) new love interest in Arrow season 2. Homeland's Abu Nazir, actor Navid Negahban, has also been cast as a League member set to go toe-to-toe with Green Arrow in Starling City.

Edgar Wright On ANT-MAN'S Villain
We know Ultron is out as he's being used in Avengers: Age of Ultron, so what villains will the shrinking superhero fight in his 2015 solo film? Director Edgar Wright drops some of the first clues and uses 2008's Iron Man as a reference of 'villains spinning out from the hero's tech'.

Joss Whedon On How ULTRON Will Differ From The Comics In THE AVENGERS 2
Ultron might not be quite like how comic book readers remember him in Whedon's Avengers sequel warns the director. For one, his origin story will be different as Hank Pym will (most likely) not be his creator. Whedon did go on to say that the character will retain his "anger" which usually manifests itself in a desire to wipe all of humanity from the face of the Earth.

Bradley Cooper On Marvel's Radar For 'Rocket Raccoon' In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY?
Latino Review's scoop has since been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter who also confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen is very close to signing on to play the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Just Missed The Cut: Some tough cuts this week. Really, anyone of these stories could have made it into the top 5 but regardless, you can still catch up on all the news by clicking the links below.



First Clip From AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D Hits

MAN OF STEEL To Hit Blu-ray/DVD November 12th; Bonus Features Revealed

Kevin Feige Talks More About Marvel's 2016/2017 Plans; Confirms NAMOR Is Still At Universal

Michael Rooker Spotted As 'Yondu' On Spaceship Crash Set Of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Christopher Eccleston On Malekith's Motives And More Filming In THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Samuel L. Jackson Talks CAPTAIN AMERICA 2, Robert Redford And Nick Fury's Relationships
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