Fanboy Fix: 'Star Wars' Script, Ben Affleck's Batman Suit and More

Superhero movies and Star Wars sequels are your thing? Then you are going to want to check out what is going on with your favorite franchises, starting with the biggest of them all at the moment. 

 
 
J.J. Abrams’ journey to a galaxy far, far away hasn’t exactly been smooth. Casting has lingered in the “rumor” stage longer than you’d imagine. And a while back, Abrams moved on from Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt to rewrite the Episode VII script with Lawrence Kasdan, possibly shifting the focus of the anticipated sequel. 
 
Well, Abrams tells The Wrap over the weekend that everything’s back on track. “We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep,” Abrams said. “Full steam ahead, y’know.”
 
In the process, Abrams also confirmed that he did meet with Jesse Plemons of Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights, and that he’s up for a role. What else do we know? Not much. Abrams believe in the Mystery Box approach to filmmaking. Which is fine. Star Wars is due in theaters in December 2015. 
 
 
 
Joss Whedon’s screenplay for his planned Avengers sequel is making the rounds. Scarlett Johansson sang the script’s praises the other day. Now Mark Ruffalo, who’ll play the Hulk again in the sequel, is jumping on the Joss bandwagon. 
 
While at Sundance to promote a different movie, Ruffalo opened up about the Age of Ultron script and said to MTV
 
"I would say that it's better, it's cooler, it's more awesomer. It's a little bit darker, but also really has Joss Whedon's incredible witty and sly sense of humor."
 
Kind of everything that we would expect from a Whedon script. There are a lot of Marvel loose ends that need to be tied before Ultron drops. But we have time. The Avengers sequel opens in theaters on May 1, 2015. 
 
Batman-Superman
 
 
We know. You’re disappointed that Warner Bros. pushed Zack Snyder’s Batman-Superman team-up movie back to 2016. That feels like an eternity to wait… especially after you hear what Jennifer Garner had to say about the Batsuit. 
 
Garner, obviously, is married to Ben Affleck, who’ll play the Dark Knight in Snyder’s movie. At the SAG Awards on Saturday, Garner told a reporter: 
 
“I've seen the suit. It's unbelievably cool. It's a total reinvention, [and] it looks great.”
 
Now, what’s she going to say, right? “Geez, don’t tell Ben, but it looks AWFUL!” 
 
No. But I’m intrigued by her words “total reinvention.” That likely means we won’t get the black-combat design that so many characters are using in movies these days. 
 
Could it mean we’ll finally get THIS? 
 
 
 
 

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