Justice League reshoots

Justice League is now playing in theaters everywhere and if you went into the film hoping to see all of the flashy stuff on display in the multiple trailers, you might’ve been disappointed. There are numerous moments from the previews that aren’t in the final film, which, when combined with talk of the extensive reshoots that happened after Zack Snyder left and Joss Whedon took over, implies there’s a drastically version of the film floating around out there. In the wake of the film’s release, even more details about Justice League reshoots have surfaced.

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Justice League Spoiler Review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: the superhero team-up extravaganza Justice League.)

You can’t save the world alone, and saving the DCEU might be even more of a challenge. After Warner Bros. and DC finally found their footing with Wonder Woman, the superhero series trips over its own cape with the cacophonous Justice League. What should be a moment of triumph for the series – the long-awaited team-up of their signature heroes – instead feels like an uncomfortable obligation. It’s like a weekend visit to grandma – you don’t want to do it, there’s other things you’d really like to be doing, but you figure you make the effort because she’ll be gone soon.

As of this writing, Justice League is underperforming even more than anyone expected. The film failed to break the coveted $100 million domestic weekend opening gross, which will no doubt lead to a string of think-pieces pondering, “What went wrong with the DCEU?” With all this in mind, it almost feels cruel to hammer Justice League more. But this is the task at hand. I come not to praise Justice League, nor do I come to bury it. Instead, I want to try to get to the heart of what makes it tick. This is a garish, visually hideous work of pop art, yet I firmly believe it has its heart in the right place: it wants to tell a fun, entertaining story about a group of people coming together to solve a huge problem, and growing as they do so. But what it wants to do, and what it actually does are two very different things. This Justice League spoiler review will highlight what works best in the film, and what doesn’t work at all.

Spoilers follow, obviously.

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Justice League Batman featurette

We’re only a few hours from the official release of Justice League, but some attention has jumped ahead to director Matt Reeves’ planned take on The Dark Knight with his solo movie The Batman. Ben Affleck, the most recent actor to don the cape and cowl, just said he’s looking for “a graceful and cool way to segue out of” the role. And now a new rumor has surfaced that claims Reeves has someone in mind to take over the role of the Caped Crusader if Affleck decides to step down – and the new contender was actually a candidate for the role before Christian Bale was cast in Batman Begins.

Who is rumored to be the replacement choice for The Batman actor? Find out after the jump.
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jimmy kimmel superhero trailer

There’s nothing like having super friends to make you a special superhero movie trailer based on a comic book you wrote when you were a 10-year-old nerd.

That’s what a flushed Jimmy Kimmel received on his 50th birthday, courtesy of Ben Affleck (his on-and-off boyfriend and actual superhero actor in the upcoming Justice League) and J.J. Abrams. They teamed up with a slew of familiar actors and comedians to create the ultimate superhero team: the Terrific Ten. The Terrific Ten are an invention of 10-year-old Kimmel’s mind, only existing on the worn-out pages of a comic book drawn by the prepubescent talk show host. Until last night.

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Ben Affleck Batman

What is the deal with Ben Affleck‘s Batman? It seems every month there’s a conflicting story regarding the man fans call Batfleck – he’s either staying for more Bat-adventures or he’s getting ready to jump the DCEU ship. Now Affleck himself has offered an update on the part, and confirmed that his Bat-days are limited, and that he’s looking for a “cool way” to leave the DCEU. Is Ben Affleck done with Batman?

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batman and wonder woman

Justice League will finally unite the world’s finest DC Comics superheroes, played by capital “f” Fine actors. And because this is a group of beautiful, superpowered people fighting to save the world, there will inevitably be some sexual tension between the men of the team and the lone female member. Basically, Batman and Wonder Woman are going to be flirting up a storm.

The reshoots of Justice League reportedly built on the hint of romance between Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) that we got a glimpse of in the princess of Themyscira’s introduction in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We got another hint at their budding relationship in Wonder Woman as well, which was bookended by Bruce sending Diana the lost picture of her first love, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), during her stint fighting in World War I. But can Ben Affleck beat out the best Chris? That’s yet to be seen.

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Justice League Featurette

We’re just a few days away from Justice League hitting theaters, bringing the DC Comics superhero team altogether on the big screen for the first time ever. We’ve seen plenty of footage in the trailers that have been released over the past year and a half, and now Warner Bros. Pictures is in the final stretch of their marketing push to show off even more from the blockbuster flick.

A new Justice League featurette goes behind the scenes of the movie showing off Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher having a good time between takes. Plus, there’s a new clip showing off more of the conversation that happens between Bruce Wayne and Arthur Curry when the billionaire vigilante goes searching for metahumans to help defend Earth against an impending threat. Read More »

Justice League Clips

This weekend belongs to Disney and Marvel Studios with their latest sequel Thor: Ragnarok dominating the box office. But in less than two weeks, it will be Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment taking the lead with Justice League charging into theaters with the first assembly ever of the DC Comics superheroes on the big screen.

Adding fuel to the hype machine, a new batch of Justice League clips have arrived online featuring Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) meeting both Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), better known as Aquaman and The Flash respectively. We also get to see Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) kicking some ass and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) joining up with the rest of the superhero team and delivering some exposition. Plus, we get our best glimpse at Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) yet as he creates some trouble for the Justice League. Read More »

Justice League Batman featurette

A new Justice League video takes us behind the scenes of the highly anticipated DCEU film and gives us an extended look at Ben Affleck‘s Batman in all his bulky glory. New footage, and scenes of Jeremy Irons‘ extremely droll Alfred abound!

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Justice League tv spot

If you thought the previous DCEU films were too dark, you’re in luck: there’s a new goofy Justice League TV spot that’s brimming with silliness! Ezra Miller‘s Flash is front and center here, and somehow Batman’s voice has gotten even worse. This is a truly strange spot, and if Justice League itself turns out to be this strange, it will certainly be the best DCEU film to date. Watch the Justice League TV spot below.

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