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The Friday Film News Roundup

Unless you've been living under a rock this past week I'm sure you have heard the news that Ben Affleck has been cast to play Batman in the upcoming Superman vs Batman movie. The news caused widespread panic across the internet, and the kind of knee jerk reaction to casting that hasn't been seen since Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker in The Dark Knight, which turned out pretty well didn't it. There was even a petition that had to be taken down off the White House website as it infringed on their rules, plus I'm sure Barack Obama has more important things to attend to at the moment.

Jurassic Park celebrated its 20th birthday this year, man that makes me feel old, and to celebrate that milestone, the movie has been released in 3D format across the globe. The re-release this year also brought about another milestone for the film, it took another $90 million at the cinema which has pushed it over the $1 billion mark. A fantastic achievement for a true classic. Source: The Wrap

The cast of Christopher Nolan's next film, Interstellar, gets even stronger by adding Matt Damon to a list that already includes John Lithgow, Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Damon's role is said to be small though, and will only take two weeks of filming to complete. Source: The Playlist

Director Louis Leterrier is set to return for the planned Now You See Me sequel which should arrive in 2015. The magic themed heist movie was one of the surprise hits of the summer, having taken over $233 million worldwide with a budget of just $75 million, a sequel was never in question. Source: MovieWeb

James Spader is a man of many talents and has starred in such hits as Pretty In Pink, Stargate, Secretary and Mannequin. Spader can now add a Marvel character to his assorted list of achievements as he will be voicing the part of Ultron in Avengers sequel, Age Of Ultron. Ultron is one of The Avengers biggest villains and he will be the big bad they need to stop in 2015, him and the Superman vs Batman movie anyway. Source: Marvel

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