by Brett White

Ever since Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" sequel, celebrities have come out in support of the decision to counteract the internet's less-than-positive response. So far Hugh Jackman, Josh Brolin, and Jennifer Garner have all been revealed as pro-Batfleck—now we can add Mark Wahlberg to the list.

"Ben's a great guy, you know," Wahlberg told MTV News' Josh Horowitz last weekend. "He's a really talented guy... I'm proud of him, and I think hopefully he can prove his naysayers wrong." Wahlberg also took the time to call out critics and fans, who he believes have been especially hard on films this year and have taken delight in watching films fail. Wahlberg was also grateful to have seemingly gotten through his casting in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" unscathed.

"Isn't it crazy that they didn't do all these complaint campaigns about me being in 'Transformers'? I just slipped through the cracks before people started realizing, 'Holy s---, we can voice our opinions and we'll ruin somebody!'" Check out the entire video below.

Do you agree with Mark Wahlberg about Batfleck? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck isn't even really Batman yet, and he's already "tired" and "weary."

Those are the adjectives that the folks behind Zack Snyder's untitled "Man of Steel" sequel are using to describe Affleck's take on the Caped Crusader. During a Beverly Hills conference on Thursday, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara spoke about the studio's upcoming projects, from the newly-announced "Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them" to Snyder's planned "Superman vs. Batman" team-up.

According to Tsujihara, fans can count on Affleck to be "tired, and kind of weary and seasoned" when he steps into the role of Bruce Wayne. The executive called Affleck "perfect" for the part.

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Amanda Waller

by Ryan Rigley

Not too long ago, it was rumored that Amanda Waller would be popping up in the second season of "Arrow" as the leader of the A.R.G.U.S. organization. Now, thanks to Super Hero Hype, we know that she will indeed be in "Arrow" season two as portrayed by actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson.

Addai-Robinson, best known for her role as Naevia on "Spartacus," is a terrific choice, guaranteed to bring a fresh, new perspective to Waller's blunt force and brutal military tactics. Yes, there's a whole lot about Amanda Waller that we here at Splash Page cannot wait to see unfold on "Arrow." After all, she's just about as deceitful as she is deadly. Click past the jump to learn more about Amanda Waller!

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Deathstroke

Manu Bennett's days on "Spartacus" are over, but he's got plenty of business ahead of him as Slade Wilson.

Bennett has been upgraded to series regular status for season two of "Arrow," having logged plenty of season one time as a recurring guest star. The "Spartacus" actor can't wait to show fans more sides to his deadly mercenary of a character, based on what he said in a new interview with Access Hollywood.

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Wolverine

by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week: DC's Forever Evil event continues with Batman, Action Comics and more, Wolverine and Gambit hit the road in the start of a new story in Astonishing X-Men #67, and the zombie apocalypse continues in Walking Dead #114.

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Watchmen

by Brett White

According to Super Hero Hype, director Zack Snyder will be reuniting with an old friend for the still-untitled "Man of Steel" sequel. It looks like Larry Fong, cinematographer on previous Snyder films "300," "Watchmen," and "Sucker Punch," will once again turn his eye towards superheroes with 2015's Superman and Batman slug-and/or-hugfest.

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Vicki Vale

by Ryan Rigley

So far, we know two key things about the "Man of Steel" sequel. First and foremost, it will feature Batman (played by Academy Award winner, Ben Affleck). Second, the sequel will at least be partially filmed in Detroit. Now, thanks to Latino Review, there's a rumor that Batfleck will also have a love interest.

Although the casting call put out for Bruce's lady friend is oddly specific (late 20's, possessing physicality), we still have no idea as to who this so-called "love interest" will be. In the comics, Batman has actually had a plethora of girlfriends throughout the decades. That being said, here's a list of five characters who could potentially be Bruce's love interest in "Batman vs. Superman"—starting with a familiar face.

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by Brett White

If you weren't aware, we're a big fan of "Batman '66" around these parts. Thanks to the show's constant presence in reruns on networks like Nick @ Nite and TV Land, the retro adventures of the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder hold a special place in this here editor's heart—so this stop motion reimagining does as well.

Filmmaker Kyle Roberts, who you may remember from his incredible stop motion animated "X-Men" credits, turned his attention towards Adam West's Batman using the newly-released action figures. On top of that, the opening credits feature a wraparound inspired by "The Dark Knight Rises." Yes, that's two vastly different Bat-flavors in one great video! Check out the animated opening credits below, and if you need a reminder of what the series' original credits looked like, then check out the Comics On TV entry on "Batman '66"! And no, the original credits did not feature Shaggy, Zorak, and Spock.

[via Comics Alliance]

What do you think of this "Batman '66" reimagining? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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Flash

by Brett White

"Arrow's" been making news quite a bit lately, thanks to promos and casting Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller. But neither of those news items were the news item DC Universe fans have been anxiously awaiting for months.

We want to know who is going to play Barry Allen, and we want to know now. To bad we have to wait a few more weeks, according to producer Andrew Kreisberg in an interview with Entertainment Weekly

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Cynthia Addai-Robinson

by Brett White

Well, that didn't take long.

Just a week after Amanda Waller's presence in "Arrow's" second season was first rumored, Super Hero Hype is reporting that Cynthia Addai-Robinson has won the role of ARGUS member and Suicide Squad handler Amanda Waller. The announcement also confirms two members of the Suicide Squad— the returning Deadshot (Michael Rowe) and Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White).

Addai-Robinson is best known for playing Naevia on the Starz historical drama "Spartacus." I've personally never seen an episode of "Spartacus," but just doing an image search for Addai-Robinson turned up some incredibly intense and bloody action photos. Judging by those pics alone, I think Addai-Robinson will bring a welcome emotional range to her portrayal of Waller.

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Cover Artist

Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.
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