Batffleck injures leg,film production delayed

#1 Posted by PunyParker (14941 posts) - - Show Bio

Here at Batman News, I take pride in only reporting news and rumors from reputable sources. I don’t want to mislead anyone, or see fans get excited over something that will never turn out to be true. It’s rare that I post my own rumors, but something showed up in my inbox today that I just couldn’t ignore.

According to my source, Ben Affleck has sustained a leg injury, and as a resultBatman vs. Superman production has been pushed back six weeks. The crew was informed of that decision earlier this week, and told they’ll be on hiatus for about a month.

It’s unclear exactly how serious this injury is. Just a few days ago Affleck was photographed walking around Los Angeles with his family, but apparently it’s big enough to keep him from working for a few weeks. Batman vs. Superman was scheduled to begin shooting next month, but if this turns out to be true, a March start date is much more likely.

Based on who I was emailing this afternoon, and the things he’s showed and told me, I felt like this was worth mentioning just in case it turns out to be true. I’d appreciate it if my fellow media members could help me look into this story. I’ll update this post if I hear anything about this rumor being confirmed or denied.


Opinion:Well.....aint that convinient?!....

#2 Posted by Black_Claw (3280 posts) - - Show Bio

Well that stinks....

#3 Edited by LyraFay (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

Then why was he walking around at the Golden Globes then?? And besides WB hasn't confirmed anything since Gal Gadot became Wonder Woman.

#4 Posted by LordoftheNorth (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

Just a rumor right now so hopeful its just some simple injury that some members on the crew heard form third person and blew out of proportion

#5 Posted by lifeofvibe (3774 posts) - - Show Bio


#6 Posted by k4tzm4n (39541 posts) - - Show Bio

in case it turns out to be true

I feel like that's the thing people will tend to overlook and just immediately take this as fact.

#7 Posted by AweSam (7526 posts) - - Show Bio

He should use a leg brace.

#8 Posted by LyraFay (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

Well the news was first reported in a superherohype forums. And Ben Affleck's contract probably wouldn't have allowed him to ski in the first place.

#9 Posted by ImTheDamnBatman (3973 posts) - - Show Bio

At least he didn't break his back.

#11 Posted by Wolverine08 (48705 posts) - - Show Bio

@toplel said:

The release date has been pushed back to May 2016 as well. More time to fix things. Or screw it up more.

That's the spirit!

#12 Edited by Transformers1024 (7109 posts) - - Show Bio


#13 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

Come on play through the pain Ben. Batman wouldn't give up.

#14 Posted by Dr_Harlequin (660 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah, I was wondering what would break first...

His acting.

Or his body.

#15 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (7754 posts) - - Show Bio


#16 Posted by 2cool4fun (1942 posts) - - Show Bio

If this is true it is STUPID, RDJ hurt him self and that did nothing to iron man 3, they just found a way to finish the other 70% of the movie.

#17 Posted by Dr_Harlequin (660 posts) - - Show Bio

@2cool4fun: They should use a CGI Affleck. Muahaha.

#18 Posted by 2cool4fun (1942 posts) - - Show Bio

@dr_harlequin: Or put his face on someone else's body ( like they did in the first Cap America movie & the 3rd Iron Man movie )

#19 Posted by Superguy1591 (7100 posts) - - Show Bio

Great, Superman's sequel gets pushed back because Batman is too old to be doing stunts.

#20 Posted by LordoftheNorth (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

They are also reports that he hurt his ribs skiing

#21 Posted by Dr_Harlequin (660 posts) - - Show Bio

If it's a Batman scene, then someone else like a double could just wear the cowl.

#22 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8195 posts) - - Show Bio

I bet he Bat-Kicked Supes :P

#23 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1546 posts) - - Show Bio

He is still filming Gone Girl IIRC wonder what this means for that movie as well.

#24 Posted by DEGRAAF (8344 posts) - - Show Bio

Well now its pushed back to 2016

#26 Posted by RustyRoy (14938 posts) - - Show Bio

Well I've heard it wasn't Ben for whom the release date has been pushed back... anyways WB and co. should take their time, we're talking about two of the biggest fictional Icons of America, they should handle it with care :)

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