Holy Cowl Neck – Ben Affleck Confirmed as the New Batman

by Shannonn Kelly
06:41AM, EST, August 23, 2013

Academy Award Winning Actor/Director Ben Affleck Confirmed to Play Batman
Academy Award Winning Actor/Director Ben Affleck Confirmed to Play Batman

It’s not the best news to the ears of Batman fans. But you know we’re all going to rush to the box office to see it. Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck has been cast as the new Batman in the “Man of Steel” sequel, according to a statement released by Warner Bros. just after last month’s San Diego Comic-Con International.

The announcement follows weeks of speculation about who would don the Dark Knight’s cape in the Batman-Superman film currently titled “Batman vs. Superman“.

Greg Silverman, Warner Bros. President of Creative Development:

We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular superheroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.

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FaceBook Friend of The Week – Marvel Comic Writer Jim McCann

by Shannonn Kelly
06:58AM, EST, January 07, 2013

To my readers who didn’t celebrate over the last 2 weeks – Happy Orthodox Christmas!

"Lost Vegas", "Hawkeye and MockingBird", comic book writer Jim McCann
“Lost Vegas”, “Hawkeye and MockingBird”, comic book writer Jim McCann

Today is the birthday of writer James Andrew “Jim” McCann II, born in 19 and 74 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Even though he’s worked in film, on music videos and even spent time as a writer for the daytime soap, “One Life to Live” on ABC, he’s most noted as a writer for Marvel comics and other graphic novels.

McCann has a degree in Communications with minors in English and Theater, which he received from Cincinnati, Ohio, Xavier University in 1996.

In June 2010, McCann joined forces with DC and Marvel comic book artist David Lopez working on a re-boot of the Marvel Comic story that started in 1983 “Hawkeye and Mockingbird“.

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