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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When Justice League hits theaters this weekend, one traditional member of the team will be absent: the Martian Manhunter. But fret not, Manhunter fans: Justice League producer Charles Roven is totally down for a Martian Manhunter movie. Just when that might happen, however, is anyone’s guess.
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The making of Warner Bros.’ long-brewing Justice League is as fraught with drama as almost anything you’ll see in a theater this year. Following financially successful but critically despised movies like Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, DC Films changed its tactics and wanted to lighten things up a little bit. Part of that decision involved hiring Joss Whedon to come in and rewrite sections of the film’s screenplay, and ultimately Whedon stepped into the director’s chair to direct reshoots when original director Zack Snyder stepped away due to a death in the family.
Those reshoots and their impact on the movie have become a central talking point for fans and we’ve spent a long time speculating about what the final film will look like. Some of us have seen it already, but now, just a few days from its official release, one of the movie’s producers has come forward and revealed the ratio of Whedon’s Justice League reshoots to the footage Snyder originally shot for the superhero sequel.
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Thanks to the success of Marvel Studios, whenever a franchise starter comes around, there is usually some kind of credits scene that teases what will hopefully be the next chapter in the franchise. However, when it comes to the films of the DC Extended Universe, Warner Bros. Pictures hasn’t always teased what’s coming next in their comic book franchises. Both Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opted out of having credits scenes, though Suicide Squad did tease what’s to come in Justice League this fall. But what about Wonder Woman?
Warner Bros. Pictures releases Wonder Woman in just under two weeks, but should moviegoers stick around after the credits start rolling for a tease of either a Wonder Woman sequel or the arrival of Justice League? Read More »
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Thunder crashes in the distance as lightning flashes on a gothic-looking rooftop. The iconic Bat Signal shoots a beam of light into the sky as Commissioner Gordon looks out over Gotham City. On the other side of the rooftop, Batman appears, flanked by Wonder Woman and the Flash.
“How many of you are there?” asks Gordon.
Batman dryly responds, “Not enough.”
I’m on the set of Justice League watching a scene be filmed for Zack Snyder’s follow-up to the divisive Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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Just one week after DC chief content officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg were announced to oversee the newly created DC Films division, more changes behind the scenes after the fallout of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Dark Knight trilogy producer Charles Roven stuck with Warner Bros. to help build their DC Comics universe on the big screen, starting with Man of Steel and continuing through Batman v Superman. But now that the film didn’t perform as well as Warner Bros. was hoping, he’s taking a step back and will only executive produce upcoming DC movies. Find out more about the latest Batman v Superman fallout after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
Ever since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters, fans have been buzzing about the possibility of a standalone Batman movie starring Ben Affleck. And after Gal Gadot‘s truly epic debut as Wonder Woman, it’s no wonder people seem hyped for her upcoming standalone movie. But what about the third member of the DC trinity? Will Henry Cavill‘s Superman ever get to fly solo again?
While there’s no Man of Steel 2 on the Warner Bros. release schedule just yet, Cavill and director Zack Snyder aren’t ruling one out. It’s just that they need to find the right time. Or get the right script. Or they’re waiting to see how things shake out with Batman v Superman. Or something.
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Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Ever since Deadpool utterly demolished the box office last month, superhero movie fans and pundits have been waiting breathlessly for “the Deadpool effect” to take hold — that is, for R-rated superhero adventures to start flooding the multiplex. But so far, the Deadpool effect is more theory than fact. Yes, Wolverine 3 might be rated R, but those plans were in motion before Deadpool hit. Ditto the R-rated home video edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Meanwhile, Marvel Studios has been quite clear that its movies will stay PG-13, and it sounds like Warner Bros.’ competing DC universe isn’t in any rush to go R-rated either (Batman v Superman “ultimate edition” notwithstanding). Find out below why we shouldn’t expect any DC movies rated R. Read More »
One of the more interesting topics of conversation at the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice press conference revolved around the creation of the DC movie universe. Director Zack Snyder revealed that the idea of one cinematic universe was not influenced by Marvel (sure…) but instead was the result of the story he wanted to tell in his Man of Steel sequel. The universe came from that idea, and evolved into a much much bigger plan.
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Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
2016 won’t want for superhero team-ups. Marvel is assembling most of the Avengers for Captain America: Civil War, the X-Men are coming together for Apocalypse, and DC is promising the Dawn of Justice. But if supervillains are more your style, your best bet is Suicide Squad, which brings together Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), the Joker (Jared Leto), Deadshot (Will Smith) and many more.
At the helm of this “Dirty Dozen with supervillains” pic is David Ayer, and at his side is producer Charles Roven. In a recent interview, Roven dished about Leto’s widely publicized on-set antics, the film’s PG-13 rating, and more. Read More »