justice league snyder cut

The Avengers director Joss Whedon was brought in to finish Justice League after director Zack Snyder stepped away to deal with a family tragedy. The result was a mess of a movie that tried to distance itself from Snyder’s vision that began in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and take the DC Extended Universe in a different direction. The film didn’t land very well with critics and it also didn’t deliver the box office performance Warner Bros. was hoping for.

Ever since the messy version of Justice League hit theaters, fans of director Zack Snyder have been clamoring to see the director’s cut of the movie that would have resolved the Knightmare sequence which teased a dark future for not just Superman and Batman, but the entire planet. However, Zack Snyder revealed that the original version of the Justice League script never even made it in front of cameras. Read More »

Zack Snyder Batman

Zack Snyder may be out of the superhero movie business for the time being, but he still has plenty of thoughts about the genre, and his own particular contributions to it. Over the weekend, Snyder hosted an event where he screened extended editions of several of his films (sorry, no #SnyderCut), and took part in a Q&A with the audience. During this time, Snyder shared his thoughts on his superhero movies – specifically touching on how his take on characters like Batman frequently end up murdering people.

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Zack Snyder Wanted to Kill Batman

Whether fans like it or not, the DC Extended Universe as Zack Snyder envisioned will never fully come to fruition. Following the disappointing box office performance of Justice League, the slate of DC Comics movies on the way is starting to branch out from building a cinematic universe and trying out some new things, like the origin movie for The Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Of course, Justice League heroes Wonder Woman and Aquaman are continuing on their path, even if Henry Cavill’s Superman may not be sticking around. But we still won’t be seeing what Zack Snyder originally envisioned for the characters, especially since there isn’t a Justice League follow-up in the works.

And that means we won’t get to see one of Snyder’s more bold decisions: to kill off Batman, something we’ve never seen done on the big screen before. Read More »

Justice League - The Problem with DC Action Scenes

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay pinpoints an apparent problem found in the movies of the DC Extended Universe. Plus, a Gremlins fan theory proposes the idea that Gremlins 2: The New Batch actually takes place after some kind of apocalyptic event where Gremlins took over the world, and Johnny Knoxville breaks down some of his most dangerous and painful stunts. Read More »

Josh Brolin Batman

In the wake of Man of Steel, director Zack Snyder was meeting with all sorts of actors to potentially play the role of The Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Before Ben Affleck secured the part, one of the frontrunners for the role was Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War), and in a new interview, Brolin sounds extremely relieved that he wasn’t the one who ended up donning the cape and cowl. Read the latest Josh Brolin Batman quotes below, and find out who he originally wanted to direct the 2010 comic book western Jonah Hex. Read More »

Knightmare scene

It’s been a little more than two years since Zack Snyder‘s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted, introducing Ben Affleck‘s Batman to the world. Remember when the Internet was obsessed with arguing about this movie? I never thought I’d actually find myself yearning for those days, but the world was a different place back then. Less bleak. Less grim. Less…Knightmarish.

Snyder has been mostly quiet since he stepped out of the Justice League director’s chair last May, but now he’s resurfaced to explain what the heck was going on in that Batman-centric Knightmare scene in Batman v Superman.
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The Best Superhero Movies You Can Stream Right Now

Movies Coming to Netflix

There’s never been anything quite like Black Panther before. The latest Marvel movie is one of the first major comic book adaptations with a black lead, and it’s already poised to be one of the franchise’s most successful entries, having sold more advance tickets than any other film in Marvel history. And as Candice Frederick put so eloquently in a piece for /Film, Black Panther is “specifically a black movie that celebrates the strength and beauty of black womanhood in an era in which both get tossed aside.” It may be one-of-a-kind for now, but it will surely usher in a new wave of superhero films that celebrate other races and cultures, and ones that emphasize the power and strength of women.

So yes, Black Panther is a singular film, one that comes at an interesting time in the surge of high-grossing – and occasionally prestigious – superhero flicks. If you’re looking to wade through the waters of what came before, there are a surprising number of excellent-quality superhero flicks currently available on major streaming services. Here are some you can mull over while you wait for your Black Panther screening this weekend.

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x-men dark phoenix score

There’s no putting this rock god into retirement. Last year, Hans Zimmer dramatically announced that he was “retiring from the superhero business” after he was beaten down from composing the score for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

But that retirement was short-lived, as it appears that the Oscar-winning composer is returning to superhero movies to score Simon Kinberg’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

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Jordan Peele - Get Out - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Get Out director Jordan Peele addresses the many fan theories and observations that have been made online. Plus, see if you agree with the reasoning as to why Captain America: Civil War seemed to work better than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and check out a trailer for a new documentary about Jim Carrey‘s method acting process in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Read More »

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Wonder Woman Box Office Surpasses Batman v Superman

Don’t mess with Diana of Themyscira. Wonder Woman has shattered box office records as the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman, and now it’s making leaps and bounds past its DC Film predecessors.

In just four weeks, Wonder Woman breezed past the 14-week run of Suicide Squad and has has become the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe movie, beating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s 12-week run just before the weekend.

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