Happy Wednesday, People’s Choicers! In today’s edition of morning headlines director Zack Snyder reveals a photo of Ben Affleck as Batman, Channing Tatum is officially confirmed as Gambit, and we learn the details behind Taylor Swift’s upcoming appearance in The Giver. Those stories and more in today’s morning headlines!
Here are the 6 stories you need to read today:
1. We finally have your first look at Ben Bat-ffleck, err, Ben Affleck as Batman. Director Zack Snyder released a photo of Gotham’s newest caped crusader posing next to the Batmobile. [BuzzFeed]
2. After months of speculation, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner finally confirmed that Channing Tatum will play Gambit in an upcoming X-Men movie. In a previous interview, Tatum admitted that Gambit was “the only X-Men he’s ever loved.” “I guess being from down south… I just related to him. He’s the most un-X-Men X-Men that’s ever been in X-Men, other than maybe Wolverine.” [MTV]
3. Lykke Li has released “No One Will Ever Love,” her official contribution to the Fault in Our Stars soundtrack. The entire soundtrack will be available on May 19.[EW]
4. It appears as though Katy Perry’s “Birthday” will arrive earlier than expected this year. The singer will give the world-premiere TV performance of her new song “Birthday” at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 18. [Billboard]
5. Taylor Swift’s piano skills may have played a part in the singer-songwriter receiving a role in the upcoming film The Giver. Producer Nikki Silver explained that producers saw Swift in concert last year and a “light bulb” went off. “She’s a very soulful, interesting young woman and we had this very out-of-the box idea that maybe it would make sense that she could be our Rosemary,” Silver said. “She doesn’t sing in the movie, but she does play a little piano, which we had written for that character before we hired her.” [Washington Post]
6. Mark your calendars! Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the much anticipated film from Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling, will hit theaters Nov. 18, 2016, Warner Bros. confirmed. [Twitter]