Man of Steel sequel, Batman re-casted


By now you probably all know that Bruce Wayne/Batman has been re-casted for the upcoming Christopher Nolan produced and Zac Synder directed Man of Steel sequel Superman Versus Batman/Batman Versus Superman. Synder/Nolan has chosen American actor Ben Affleck to replace Christian Bale in the iconic role of our beloved Cape Crusader.

I’m not too pleased to hear about this news. I am not the biggest fan of his in dramatic roles. I have tried to warm up to his acting. Don’t get me wrong, Ben is a great emerging filmmaker and director. Albeit the historical inaccuracies of the Academy Award winner Argo. I have enjoyed him in Kevin Smith’s View Askewverse films, especially in Chasing Amy.

I will still see the upcoming sequel to Man of Steel to see where they take it. We’ll have to see. I am not happy with the sequel’s production moving to Toronto. Wished it would have stayed here in Vancouver.

These are the following three people that I would have loved to see play Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Josh Holloway

The LOST alum could play a great Batman in a slightly more laid back film. Upon further reflection I don’t know if he’d make a great fit for Bruce Wayne/Batman.

Jim Caviezel 

Or however you spell his last name. If you are a fan of Person of Interest, you will probably say to yourself more than a couple of times that this guy was born to play Batman. He’s pretty badass as John. Make it happen, Twentieth Century Fox Studios!

Christian Bale

An awesome idea? Yeah, pull that guy from his toes out of the house if you have to. I have warmed up to him being Batman after the Dark Knight Trilogy and I really don’t want to see the role go to a guy like Ben Affleck.

And for Alfred if he makes an appearance?

Cast Sir Stew (Patrick Stewart). Just make it fucking so!

Save BC Film Continues…


BC NDP leader Adrian Dix was in Los Angeles meeting with production company executives on why they choose British Columbia for filming: it’s our world-class film crews and our locations. In British Columbia, production companies only receive 33% in payroll and labour costs.Any production accountant and production manager will choose the cheaper option and have their production filmed in Toronto or Montreal. The film industry is a multi-billion dollar industry here in British Columbia, commercial and other industries depend on the film industry.

Yet the premier doesn’t believe that’s the case. She says it’s not “sustainable” for our economy… Wait? How is it not sustainable when film brings in more business where they spend quite a lot of money? Not to mention local municipalities get extra revenue streams for charging film productions location fees.

Adrian Dix hasn’t said anything on what an NDP government would do. It’s pretty frustrating when politicians are politicizing people’s jobs. No one has came forward with an answer.

Come on Adrian and Christy!

Save the BC Film Industry


Please sign the BC Film industry petition on Avaaz.org, here.

While a lot of supporters of the film industry here in British Columbia have signed the petition, I still encourage you to sign it. The BC Liberal government has been impervious on what they intend to due to provide competitive tax breaks for film production companies (they keep saying they’re going to do something about it but we still haven’t heard on what they plan on doing and we probably won’t until during the election or after election day and by then – it will be too late and thousands of British Columbians in the film industry will be without work). Your favourite show or movie that is filmed here spends a lot of money in both payroll taxes. Not to mention PST & GST soon since British Columbians were lame in voting against the HST.

They bring a lot of business to British Columbia and they generate revenue streams not to mention they employ a lot of people at a given time. Please take a few moments out of your day to sign.

Thank you.