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Superman finally joins the Justice League marketing campaign

Now that Justice League is here and the “surprise” – Spoilers – that Superman makes his return to the DC Extended Universe, Warner Bros. has decided to release an updated version of its poster and banners featuring Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel; check them out here…

See Also: Jason Momoa defends Justice League, says it could have been two movies

See Also: Fans petitioning Warner Bros. to release Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too
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Jason Momoa defends Justice League, says it could have been two movies

Jason Momoa, one of the stars of Justice League, has defended the film from critics and stated that it could have been two movies.

Justice League is now playing on screens around the world, suffering a critical pounding and a disappointing opening weekend at the box office. The team-up blockbuster has the lowest opening for a Dceu film so far.

One of the film’s stars, Jason Momoa (who plays Aquaman), has defended the film – much like you might expect.

In an interview with EW, the actor said that he isn’t reading the negative feedback the film has received:

“I try to stay the fuck away from what people say,” Momoa said. “Some of my friends said, ‘Justice League isn’t doing well’ and it kind of bummed me out. But I didn’t want to look it up. I don’t want to look up the bad and the negativity.
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Kevin Smith Absolutely Loves Justice League

Kevin Smith Absolutely Loves Justice League
Warner Bros.' fourth Dceu installment, Justice League, didn't exactly deliver what the studio was expecting, from both a critical and commercial standpoint. The movie didn't fare well with critics, especially after a controversial move to withhold the Rotten Tomatoes score for a day, earning just a 40% rating on Rt. And when it hit in theaters, it posted the worst Dceu opening weekend thus far, earning $93.8 million. But the movie did earn a famous fan in director Kevin Smith, who sung the movie's praises during his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. Here's what the director had to say below about one of his favorite parts of the movie, which made his "heart soar." If you haven't seen Justice League yet there may be some mild Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

"I saw Justice League twice already. I liked it. I liked it. There's stuff in it that I really dug,
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Henry Cavill keen to “show Superman in his full colors”, contracted for one more DC movie

In the build up to the release of Justice League, Henry Cavill revealed that he felt the resurrected Man of Steel in Justice League is “the first time we see the true Superman” in the Dceu, and now the actor has been talking to The Los Angeles Times about how this sets the stage to tell a definitive Superman tale going forward.

“He’s definitely different from previous incarnations,” said Cavill with regards to Justice League’s Superman. “I feel like this is the natural progression from the end of Man of Steel into what he is now. This is a rebirth of the character, to coin the D.C. comics franchise right now: It’s a refresh. This movie highlights the qualities of Superman that exist in the comic books. That’s something I’ve always been very keen to highlight in the character. This rebirth provided the opportunity
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Bye bye Batman: should Ben Affleck bow out as the caped crusader?

Justice League’s weak box office performance spotlights Affleck’s tricky position – whether to limp on, or join the order of failed dark knights

If there is a “Batman curse” affecting those who have pulled on the cape and cowl on the big screen, it is not always a lasting one. George Clooney recovered from portraying a detested version of Gotham’s dark knight for Joel Schumacher in 1997’s Batman & Robin to become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors and film-makers. Christian Bale is rarely out of the awards season spotlight for long, and Michael Keaton is currently experiencing a gilded career revival that has even seen him return to superhero movies.

It would be fair to say, however, that the role can be something of a poisoned chalice. Clooney was perhaps fortunate to recover from the critical drubbing handed to Schumacher’s film (his co-star Chris O’Donnell
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Wonder Woman Star Wants Each Sequel to Explore Different Values

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Wonder Woman Star Wants Each Sequel to Explore Different Values
Justice League may not have been the movie many critics wanted it to be, but we did get more of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, and that's a good thing in the eyes of most fans. Some have criticized the way in which she was portrayed in the movie, but that has in no way hampered fan desire to see Wonder Woman 2. Now, Gadot has shed some light on what she would like to see from Diana Prince in the highly-anticipated sequel.

Gal Gadot has explored a different side of Wonder Woman in each movie she has appeared in so far. Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman and Justice League have all brought forth different qualities of Diana Prince. In terms of Wonder Woman 2, in a recent interview, Gadot says she wants to explore some of the character's different values and ultimately create a "Wonder Woman Bible.
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Ray Fisher discusses a deleted Cyborg scene from Justice League

If you kept up to date with all of the marketing material for Justice League and have now seen the final film, chances are you’ll have noticed that a couple of Victor Stone’s pre-Cyborg scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.

In addition to the above shot, the trailers also featured a glimpse of Victor playing football, and it seems those weren’t the only two scenes of the character pre-accident that were shot for the movie.

“There were some things that you’ll probably end up seeing later on, that didn’t make it into this version of the film,” actor Ray Fisher tells Gamespot. “There’s a scene with Victor Stone, when he still was Victor Stone, and his mother, that was really special to shoot.”

Fisher also spoke about the changes to the film as a result of the reshoots, stating that: “You’re shooting and testing,
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The Batman Won't Be a Reboot, Even with a New Actor

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The Batman Won't Be a Reboot, Even with a New Actor
In the wake of Justice League, Ben Affleck's future as Batman in the Dceu continues to be called into question. The actor has suggested in recent interviews that he may be done with the role and recently, it was reported that The Batman director Matt Reeves may be eyeing Jake Gyllenhaal to take over in the upcoming solo movie. Now, we have some new details on the movie, which make the possibility of Affleck not returning all the more interesting.

When the news of Jake Gyllenhaal's possible involvement in The Batman broke, it was reported that Matt Reeves' proposed Batman trilogy would take place either before the events of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice or outside of the Dceu continuity altogether. According to film reporter Mario Francisco-Robles, The Batman will take place after the events of Justice League and will just be swapping out actors.
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Did Justice League Hint At Batman’s Exit From The Dceu?

It’s safe to say that the whole ‘Ben Affleck is leaving the Dceu-versus-Ben Affleck is staying in the Dceu’ debate is growing incredibly tedious. In fact, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that somebody involved in that situation – whether it’s the actor or the studio – is perhaps suffering some kind of decision-making crisis. Truly, at this point, Warner Bros. just needs to get on with it, whichever way that forward motion takes the DC Extended Universe project. With the release of Justice League, though, there seems to be a fairly clear indication of where the story of this particular Batman is headed.

In the film, the Dark Knight and Wonder Woman work closely together to unite a superhero team and save the world, but this process involves some conflict. Specifically, they disagree on some proposals for a particular course of action. When they cross paths at a later point,
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Fans petitioning Warner Bros. to release Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League

While director Zack Snyder certainly has his critics, he’s also got a very devoted fan base – one which has launched a new campaign for Warner Bros. to release his original version of Justice League with a petition on Change.org which has so far attracted almost 60,000 signatures.

“We the undersigned make this petition, because during the last few months, the film Justice League underwent a few changes in terms of composer and runtime,” reads the petition. “Zack Snyder, director of the film, screened Justice League to Warner Bros. executives earlier this year, they where happy with the film, but the director himself felt the film needed something more, he contacted Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, to write a few additional scenes with plans to shoot them over the summer, but an unfortunate tragedy in his family happened and he understandably had to step down,
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Movie Review – Justice League (2017)

Justice League, 2017.

Directed by Zack Snyder.

Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, Diane Lane, Amber Heard, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Billy Crudup, J.K. Simmons, and Jeremy Irons.

Synopsis:

Inspired by Superman’s heroic sacrifice, Batman and Wonder Woman assemble a team of heroes to tackle the demonic Steppenwolf.

Lots of big films have troubled productions, but few go through such publicised woes as DC’s latest. Zack Snyder, director of the Dceu’s first two instalments, left the project while it was in its final stages due to a family tragedy, and Joss Whedon was promptly roped in to handle reshoots and to oversee post-production. This was met with mixed reactions from the fanbase ? some were excited because Whedon had managed to craft successful and entertaining ensemble pieces with The Avengers and (to a lesser extent) Avengers: Age of Ultron,
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Angry DC Fans Demand Release of Snyder's Justice League Director's Cut

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Angry DC Fans Demand Release of Snyder's Justice League Director's Cut
Warner Bros.' Justice League can't catch a break during its opening weekend. It has been revealed that the movie is underperforming at the box office, arriving as the lowest domestic debut in the brief history of the Dceu. This has led many to speculate about the future of the extended universe. If that wasn't enough, critics have been tearing the movie apart, with a rogue group of fans starting a petition to see Zack Snyder's original cut of the movie, before Joss Whedon took over. Proving that you can't please everybody, a similar petition was started a year ago to remove Snyder from Justice League.

Hardcore Dceu and Zack Snyder fans have launched a change.org petition asking Warner Bros. to restore Snyder's original Justice League cut, together with Tom Holkenborg's (Junkie Xl) score on home release. As of this writing, the petition has collected over 40,000 signatures.
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Latest rumours on The Batman claim it will be a Justice League sequel with or without Ben Affleck

I’m struggling to think of a project which has had as much rumour and speculation surrounding it as Warner Bros. and DC Films’ planned Dark Knight solo movie The Batman.

For months now, it seems a day hasn’t gone by without some report claiming to drop “insider information” on the status of the film, and that stepped up a gear this past week when Ben Affleck revealed that he was yet to sign on for the movie, and looking to “segue out” of the role.

To bring you up to speed, a rumour emerged a few days ago claiming that Reeves has identified Jake Gyllenhaal as a replacement for Ben Affleck, and that he is considering two ideas for his trilogy – one which would serve as a prequel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the other as a standalone series of films.

Well, we now have
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Justice League Stumbles to the Top of the Box Office with $96M

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Justice League Stumbles to the Top of the Box Office with $96M
Warner Bros.' Justice League, the studio's fourth Dceu entry, was expected to easily top the box office this weekend, although it came in far under even the most modest of expectations. The Dceu superhero ensemble had no trouble taking the top spot and beating other newcomers like Wonder and The Star, but it failed to hit its projections, coming in far below most expectations with $96 million. Wonder did manage to overperform, coming in above expectations with a solid $27 million in its opening weekend in second place.

Back in September, box office analysts put Justice League's opening weekend at $150 million, coming in just shy of the $166 million of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Last month, those numbers dipped even more, with analysts predicting an opening weekend between $110 million and $120 million, and while some thought it may exceed those more modest expectations, it still managed to fall quite short of most projections,
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"Reefer Madness"

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Dark Horse Comics' "Reefer Madness" trade paperback, available April 2018, collects classic 'weed' comic book stories from the 1930's to the 1950's, from "Superman" creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, plus Jerry Robinson of "Batman" fame, illustrators Jack 'King' Kirby, Frank 'Conan' Frazetta and a whole lot more:

"...Degradation! Crime! Madness! Hysteria surrounded marijuana as a 'gateway' drug from the 1930's to the 1950's and beyond. 

"'Adventure Comics', by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, and works by Frank Frazetta, Jerry Robinson, Jack Kirby, and many more...

"...reveal the social reaction to this era of 'Reefer Madness'....

"...from the wildly misinformed....

"...to the soberly concerned...

"...these comics lament the impact of weed on youth culture..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Reefer Madness"...
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Justice League suffers lowest opening weekend box office of the DC Extended Universe

Warner Bros.’ long-awaited DC team-up Justice League has suffered a rather tough time at the U.S box office in its opening weekend, with the film grossing $96 million across the Friday-to-Sunday period.

While it’s obviously ridiculous to call a $96 million opening a disaster (it is an astronomical number after all), the film – which brings together DC’s most iconic characters – had been tracking between $110 million and $120 million, and instead debuted to the lowest opening weekend of the DC Extended Universe to date, and the second lowest opening weekend of 2017 for a superhero movie.

For comparison within the Dceu, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened to $166 million, followed by Suicide Squad on $133.7 million, Man of Steel on $116.6 million and Wonder Woman on $103.3 million. In terms of the year’s other superhero blockbusters, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 leads the way with $146.5 million, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on $122.7 million,
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Lego unveils its Justice League BrickHeadz sets

Coinciding with the release of Justice League, Lego has revealed its 2018 BrickHeadz sets for the superhero team-up movie which includes Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg; check them out below…

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League reunites Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash,
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Here’s What Jake Gyllenhaal Could Look Like As Batman

Jake Gyllenhaal as the ninth incarnation of Gotham’s Dark Knight?

That’s the rumor currently doing the rounds online, after one report claimed Matt Reeves, writer-director on The Batman, has hand-picked Gyllenhaal to be his Caped Crusader, and the one who would eventually succeed Ben Affleck in the title role.

Keep in mind that many of DC’s bigwigs have since voiced their support of Affleck’s costumed crusader on the belief that he will indeed reprise the part in time for The Batman in 2018, despite all of those conflicting reports swirling online. So, until we have something official from the studio, it’d be best to treat this all just as a rumor for now. Still, that hasn’t stopped fan artist extraordinaire Boss Logic from putting together a quick design of how the Stronger star may appear should he indeed take over the role, and you can
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The Week in Spandex – Justice League, Shazam, Flashpoint, Wonder Woman 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, The Punisher, Deadpool 2, The Incredibles 2

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Justice League, Shazam, The Batman, Justice League Mortal, Wonder Woman 2, Flashpoint, Cyborg, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Gotham, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, The Lego Batman Movie, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow, The Punisher, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Runaways, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Deadpool 2, Multiple Man, The Gifted, Venom, Morbius, The Incredibles 2, Kick-Ass and more…

Warner Bros. brought its DC heroes together this weekend with the release of the DC Extended Universe blockbuster Justice League, and while it managed to edge out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in terms of critical reaction, it certainly hasn’t been no Wonder Woman, with the film scoring a 46 on Metacritic and 40% on Rotten Tomatoes (once Rt decided to release its rating, that is). Our reviewers seemed a little more positive
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What Jake Gyllenhaal Looks Like as The Batman

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What Jake Gyllenhaal Looks Like as The Batman
To say Ben Affleck has been wishy-washy about returning as Bruce Wayne in DC's The Batman would be an understatement. The 'will he or won't he' parade of news has been unbearable, and on par with whether or not Daniel Craig would come back as James Bond. While doing press for Justice League, Affleck has admitted that he's not committing himself to the role. And that he's looking for a way out of the Dceu that is quick, painless, and drama-free. In recent days, we've learned that director Matt Reeves is already testing new Batmen. And at the top of his list is Jake Gyllenhaal. Now, we have an idea what that might look like.

Evergreen fan artist BossLogic has rendered a new piece that puts Gyllenhaal in the batsuit. He's dark, brooding. But is he right for the role.? We'll let you tale a look and decide for yourself.
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