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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rock Run Update, Ben Talks Batman, Henry Up For Ben-Hur?

Image: Clay Enos / Warner Bros.

Henry Cavill is a force to be reckoned with and you are right behind him. We have passed the £800 mark, as we help Henry reach his fundraising target ahead of his participation in the Gibraltar Rock Run. A huge thanks to all the sites and fans who have been spreading the word about the run, that will benefit The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. We're really hoping everyone pitches in so we can reach Henry's £20,000 goal. This is his official fundraising page, and you can even leave him a message of support. We will come through for him, but we need your help. Go #TeamHenryCavill.     

Filming on Batman v Superman continues in Detroit, and this past week we got a first look at Amy Adams on set. We also heard from Batman himself, who talked to Entertainment Weekly about the outcry over his casting, and a little bit of what we can expect on the big screen:

EW: So what it’s like to portray Batman?

BEN AFFLECK: I’m right in the middle of shooting now. It’s a process that I’ll probably have better perspective on when I’m done. I can tell you that every time I do a role, it’s the responsibility of an actor to get their physical self as close to the role as possible. And Batman’s obviously got a set of expectations that are tough. So I spent a lot of time working out. And it’s a far cry from Gone Girl where my character is described as “puffy and hungover.” I want you to know I worked equally hard at both! [laughs]

It feels slightly ridiculous using the word “outcry” describing your casting. But there was actual outcry—a lot of people freaked when they heard about Batfleck. To what extent did all that get under your skin?

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.” 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.

This tweet from The Hollywood Reporter definitely caught our attention. 

With the just announced superhero slate, you'd think Superman would be pretty busy for the next few years. But what if.. you can learn more about the project at Deadline. Even if Henry is not Ben-Hur, it's great to see he's being considered for those types of projects.. his years of hard work and perseverance paying off! 

Back to Batman v Superman, if you haven't caught the closest thing we've seen to the teaser shown at Comic-Con you have to watch this clip. The video is very similar to the real thing, right down to the soundtrack... except for the ending. Enjoy!

We can always turn to you guys to provide fun and fresh content, and Armand didn't disappoint. He posted this funny sign on Instagram, after spotting it at his local bookstore. 

Image: Negretearmand

Look for updates from Detroit as we get them!


  1. I think the role of Ben-Hur would have been wrong for Henry. Whilst BH is a powerful,epic character, he's not remotely sexy(to me ). Henry should concentrate on romantic lead roles that make the most of his devastating good looks and sexiness.

  2. Only Charlton Heston can play that part. Henry is more of a romantic, hero, action pack type of fellow.

  3. It's not as if he couldn't develop the talent to do other roles or various characters - he is only in his early 30s. Don't limit him; Henry can work toward whatever he wants.

    But no doubt he looks good in a horizontal position ;). I look forward to seeing him in romantic roles as well.

  4. I think if he wants to grow as an actor he should play different roles. I like him but if he does tomantic comedies he will be label as a hunk and will be difgicult for him to be reconize as a serious actor dor the acadmy, he has a lot of potencial for dramatic roles

  5. Love the bookstore sign! very clever

    As far as Ben-Hur role goes, don't you think Henry's name is brought up by producers & directors a lot more often nowadays? He's been "discovered" and he would look GOOD in many roles! Yay for Henry!!


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