Matt Reeves has been confirmed as the director of the upcoming movie The Batman, a standalone film about the superhero starring Ben Affleck.
The actor was originally going to direct himself in the film, but he dropped out of the position after his schedule got too packed. Matt previously directed Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and he is in post-production right now on War for the Planet of the Apes.
“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen,” Matt said in a statement (via Deadline).
In other Batman news, Warner Bros. is currently planning a standalone movie for the character Nightwing, who is known for being the original Robin in the Batman comics.
Chris McKay, who just helmed The Lego Batman Movie, is in talks to direct the film, according to THR.
Matthew Broderick has joined the cast of the upcoming FX series Katrina: American Crime Story.
This is the second season of Ryan Murphy‘s anthology series and it will be focusing on the devastation that Hurricane Katrina brought on Louisiana.
Matthew will play the former head of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), Michael Brown. He was criticized for the agency’s slow response to helping the people of Louisiana after the devastating natural disaster.
For Shay, reading was a big part of her childhood and is still very important to her.
Shadowhunters star Kat, selected “Bud, Not Buddy” by Christopher Paul Curtis for her shelfie — a book she loves to read because it allows her to escape to different worlds and learn so much about other people’s lives.
If you didn’t know, Disney and ABC have teamed up again with First Book, and are aiming to donate over one million books this year to the nonprofit, which provides new books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families by the end of March!
Check out our exclusive vid below where the stars guess the book titles through emojis!
Disney Magic Of Storytelling – Freeform Stars Guess Their Fave Books
Oprah Winfrey played bartender at the Wrinkle in Time party this week in New Zealand, where she was dolling out drinks! At one point in the video, Reese Witherspoon says Oprah can "get behind the tequila wheel!" Watch the funny video here...
Beyonce is currently pregnant with twins and she has been advised to rest instead of performing for the crowd of thousands in Indio, Calif. She has confirmed that she will perform next year instead.
The Saturday night headliner will perform on April 15 and 22. The festival has been taking place over two weekends for the last few years with the same lineups performing during both weekends. There are a ton of great names that could potentially fill the slot, including Beyonce‘s husband Jay Z.
Click through the slideshow for our dream list selections for the Coachella replacement…