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Warner Bros. could lose up to $100 million on Justice League

Having debuted to the lowest domestic opening weekend of any DC Extended Universe movie to date with $96 million, Forbes is reporting that Warner Bros. is looking at an overall loss of between $50 million and $100 million on its DC superhero team-up Justice League.

The Zack Snyder-directed DC ensemble has grossed $307 million worldwide so far, but is expected to lose out on top spot this coming Thanksgiving weekend to Disney-Pixar’s Coco, and is looking at a final gross of around $635 million.

Not only would this be the lowest haul for a Dceu movie ( a position currently occupied by Man of Steel on $668 million), but it would also leave Warner Bros. deep in the red. Given its $300 million production budget, plus marketing costs, Justice League was looking at a haul of around $700 million to $750 million in order to break even.

What this means for the future of the Dceu remains to be seen.
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‘Doomsday Clock #1′ Review

Written by Geoff Johns | Art by Gary Frank | Published by DC Comics

For many comic book fans Watchmen should be an untouchable work of art that is not interfered with by anyone. So the simple concept of Doomsday Clock will be too much to get beyond. DC has already shown they do not share that same mantra as we have already gotten the much-maligned Before Watchmen series and ever since the DC Rebirth began hints were being made that the world of DC comics proper and Watchmen will be colliding. Now that collision has officially started with the release of Doomsday Clock #1.

Cynical reaction to this idea is understandable, however from the start it is clear writer Geoff Johns is looking to do more than seeing what would happen if Doctor Manhattan and Superman got into a fight. Watchmen forever changed the landscape of comics with ripple effects the size
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Justice League failure to signal the end for Batfleck?

Forbes have written a thorough insight into the box-office fallout of Justice League. It’s in no way an attack on the Dceu, and finds shards of hope within the darkness gathering around that cinematic universe. However, the most interesting snippet focuses on the continuing saga of Ben Affleck’s future as The Dark Knight. The article states:

Ben Affleck was frankly on his way out the door anyway, and Batman will probably get a soft or hard reboot now — I’ve resisted speaking too much about this publicly, but behind the scenes most sources have consistently stated he and Warner were just waiting until after Justice League to make an announcement, so the box office situation will probably expedite that process for them (which, I would guess, will actually be a relief for Affleck and Warner, since I imagine there’s been some stress and frustration for them in
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Joss Whedon is still on board as director for Batgirl, despite recent rumours

Despite recent rumors that director Joss Whedon was no longer involved in the upcoming Batgirl film, the director may still be on board after all. EW claims to have several sources confirming that Whedon is, in fact, still attached to the film. The report claims that Joss Whedon is actively writing the script, and that there have been no talks whatsoever about the director leaving, or being fired from the project.

The initial rumors of his removal popped up right around the time that Justice League hit theaters. The film has been more-or-less panned critically, and has struggled at the box office with the lowest domestic opening of any Dceu movie. Now, given that Whedon put the finishing touches on the film, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that Warner Bros. were less than pleased with the director, and decided to end their working relationship. Also, it’s important
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TVLine Readers Give Thanks for Arrow Romance, Thrones' Arya, Supernatural Resurgence, Sense8 Movie and More

TVLine Readers Give Thanks for Arrow Romance, Thrones' Arya, Supernatural Resurgence, Sense8 Movie and More
Since it seems like there are currently about 15,749 shows on the air and/or in production, it makes perfect sense that this year, you, our dear TVLine readers, would be feeling thankful for a veritable cornucopia of treats.

And now that Team TVLine has shared its small-screen gratitude, it’s time to highlight the 2017 programs, storylines and actors that you are happiest to have enjoyed/be enjoying. From Once Upon a Time‘s reboot to Orphan Black‘s swan song to Tom Welling’s super comeback, you flooded our inbox with a wide range of deserving suggestions. You also dished
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That awesome Batman opening to Justice League originally had a more comedic tone, according to actor Holt McCallany

Justice League has polarized fans, and isn’t exactly leaping-tall-buildings-in-a-single-bound at the box-office. However, one thing that everyone seems to agree on: the opening was awesome. Gotham City felt alive in a way that hasn’t been captured since Tim Burton’s Batman. The colors, dialogue, fight choreography… it simply felt right. Another pleasant surprise was (the Excellent) Mindhunter’s Holt McCallany being the subject of Batman’s rooftop beating. According to McCallany, that opening – which was written and directed – was originally very comedic. Speaking to Men’s Fitness, the actor reveals that Warner Bros. was not too keen on opening with a comedic scene:

“I love Joss Whedon. My scene with Batman was originally conceived as a comedic scene. That’s how Joss wrote it, and that’s how we shot it. I thought it came out great, but the studio felt it would be a mistake to open
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‘Rellik’ & ‘The Miniaturist’ Head To China Via Streaming Service iQIYI

Cinemax and BBC crime drama Rellik and PBS/BBC co-production The Miniaturist are heading to China after All3Media International closed its first-ever drama deal in the country. Both series have been picked up by Chinese digital platform iQIYI, which has more than 20M streaming subscribers. Rellik, which is produced by New Pictures and Two Brothers Pictures, stars Game Of Thrones' Richard Dormer and The Crown's Jodi Balfour. The six-part drama, written by The Missing…
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Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys coming to BBC Radio 4

Louisa Mellor Nov 23, 2017

Lenny Henry stars in the voice cast for this year's 6-part Christmas BBC Radio 4 Neil Gaiman drama, Anansi Boys

Like satsumas and hangovers, the annual BBC Radio 4 Neil Gaiman drama has established itself as an essential festive tradition. Following its 2013 Neverwhere dramatisation, Radio 4 brought us Good Omens, Stardust, and How The Marquis Got His Coat Back, as well as featuring The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains as a book of the week, all at Christmastime.

See related The Bridge: an unforgettable Scandinavian drama

This year’s Xmas radio drama will be Anansi Boys, adapted from Neil Gaiman’s 2005 novel. It’s the story of two estranged brothers, gods, magic, African folk tales, and spiders. The first of the six episodes is due to air on December the 25th.

Dirk Maggs has adapted the dramatisation, with Allegra Mcilroy producing a cast that boasts excellent geek credentials.
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Canon Of Film: ’25th Hour’

In this week’s edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look at one of Spike Lee‘s underrated masterpiece, ‘25th Hour‘. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

’25th Hour‘ (2002)

Director: Spike Lee

Screenplay: David Benioff, based on his novel “The 25th Hour

When Spike Lee’s ‘25th Hour,’ came out in 2002, it was ignored by most every award show, and made only a handful of top 10 lists. It was on my top ten list of that year, and I thought it was one of Lee’s absolute best; I’ve often called it his most underrated film. It’s a funny thing about movies, sometimes a film needs a certain amount of time to pass before people truly recognize its greatness, and time for those who were ahead of the curve to gloat a bit. Suddenly, at the end of the decade,
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Nick Jonas Talks Brother Joe and Sophie Turner — and Whether He's Ready to Settle Down

Nick Jonas Talks Brother Joe and Sophie Turner — and Whether He's Ready to Settle Down
The Jonas family has a new addition to the holiday festivities this year — and Nick Jonas is excited.

The family is welcoming Sophie Turner into their tight-knit unit after Joe Jonas proposed to the Game of Thrones actress last month.

“It’s been really great,” Jonas told People last week before his concert aboard the Carnival Liberty ship. “They’re a perfect fit — I’m really happy for them.”

But now that older brothers Joe and Kevin Jonas are settled down, does this make him want to start looking for his happy ending?

“That’s the goal eventually,” Jonas admitted.
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Justice League cinematographer wants a Zack Snyder director’s cut

The cinematographer for Justice League, Fabian Wagner, has called for a Zack Snyder cut of the film.

There are a fair few people, after seeing Justice League, which would like to see what a full-blown Zack Snyder cut of the film would have looked like – Snyder had to step away from the production after a family tragedy, leaving Joss Whedon to take his place.

Wagner was the director of photography when Snyder was in the director’s chair but couldn’t return for Whedon’s reshoots due to scheduling difficulties. Second unit photographer Jean-Philippe Gossart ended up replacing him.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Wagner said that he enjoys the time Snyder takes to tell his stories; speaking with regards to Justice League’s fairly short running time:

“This one was even shorter than I expected, so there are scenes that aren’t in there. I really hope we get
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Watching Godless on Netflix? Of Course You Recognize Whitey Winn

  • BuzzSugar
Image Source: Netflix If you like Westerns, Netflix's new drama Godless is right up your alley. As you watch the gunslingers work to bring down the gang of outlaws terrorizing various townsfolk, one particular lawman might have caught your eye. The reason he looks so familiar? Because he previously starred on one of the biggest shows on TV. On Godless, we first meet Sheriff's Deputy Whitey Winn while he practices drawing his six-shooters in the mirror, pumping himself up with lines like, "You know why they call me Whitey Winn? 'Cause I always do." But the kid has some serious gun skills, which he puts on fine display one night when a pair of would-be troublemakers start shooting their mouths and their guns off. It's no green sight, but it's still pretty impressive. Image Source: HBO Wait, green sight? That's right. The actor who plays Winn, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, is none
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Louis C.K.’s Apology Is Even More Ridiculous in Wacky Song Form — Watch

Louis C.K.’s Apology Is Even More Ridiculous in Wacky Song Form — Watch
When Louis C.K. admitted that the allegations reported by The New York Times about his sexual misconduct were true, a portion of his (let’s face it, mostly male) fans were initially persuaded. C.K.’s apology stood in contrast to the fervent denials spouted by other accused men, but many found his tone flippant and more concerned with his collaborators than his victims. Responding on Twitter, “Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey called his words “a shitshow of narcissistic cock soup,” adding that “he didn’t apologize. Full Stop.”

Read More:Louis C.K. Didn’t Understand Consent on ‘Louie,’ and He Doesn’t Understand it Now

C.K.’s shifty statement inspired one enterprising young comedian to spring into action; filmmaker Lauren Maul set his “narcissistic cock soup” to music, and the result is not only hilarious, but undeniably catchy. Using colorful cutout animation, Maul brilliantly turns C.K.
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Louis C.K.’s Apology Is Even More Ridiculous in Wacky Song Form — Watch

  • Indiewire
Louis C.K.’s Apology Is Even More Ridiculous in Wacky Song Form — Watch
When Louis C.K. admitted that the allegations reported by The New York Times about his sexual misconduct were true, a portion of his (let’s face it, mostly male) fans were initially persuaded. C.K.’s apology stood in contrast to the fervent denials spouted by other accused men, but many found his tone flippant and more concerned with his collaborators than his victims. Responding on Twitter, “Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey called his words “a shitshow of narcissistic cock soup,” adding that “he didn’t apologize. Full Stop.”

Read More:Louis C.K. Didn’t Understand Consent on ‘Louie,’ and He Doesn’t Understand it Now

C.K.’s shifty statement inspired one enterprising young comedian to spring into action; filmmaker Lauren Maul set his “narcissistic cock soup” to music, and the result is not only hilarious, but undeniably catchy. Using colorful cutout animation, Maul brilliantly turns C.K.
See full article at Indiewire »

TV Families To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

TV Families To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season
In this digital age of infinite screens and streams is an opportunity for liberation: Specifically, liberation from the families that we did not have the luxury of choosing. In 2017, Netflix and other platforms have been kind when it comes to giving us a glimpse at perhaps preferable family lives. So this Thanksgiving, it’s time we give thanks to the TV families who’ve been there for us no matter what — because, you know, they’re fictional.

The Byers (“Stranger Things”)

Despite the bloodthirsty monsters and suffocating slime, “Stranger Things” is all about the power of family. The writers kept their focus on the relationships between friends and family, and the extent that people endure in order to protect the ones they love. The Byers may not have the best luck in the world, but through every strange twist and turn they never once turned their backs on each other.
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TV Families To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season

  • Indiewire
TV Families To Be Thankful For This Holiday Season
In this digital age of infinite screens and streams is an opportunity for liberation: Specifically, liberation from the families that we did not have the luxury of choosing. In 2017, Netflix and other platforms have been kind when it comes to giving us a glimpse at perhaps preferable family lives. So this Thanksgiving, it’s time we give thanks to the TV families who’ve been there for us no matter what — because, you know, they’re fictional.

The Byers (“Stranger Things”)

Despite the bloodthirsty monsters and suffocating slime, “Stranger Things” is all about the power of family. The writers kept their focus on the relationships between friends and family, and the extent that people endure in order to protect the ones they love. The Byers may not have the best luck in the world, but through every strange twist and turn they never once turned their backs on each other.
See full article at Indiewire »

Justice League Cinematographer Echoes Plea For A Director’s Cut

You’re not the only one crossing your fingers in the hope that Warner Bros. will release a director’s cut of Justice League.

Fabian Wagner, cinematographer on the pic and one of the DPs currently working on Game of Thrones season 8, has encouraged WB to dive through the archives and piece together all of those scenes that were allegedly left on the cutting room floor. Indeed, one need only look over Justice League‘s trailer campaign to identify all those shots that didn’t make the final cut.

Rumor has it that Warner imposed a two-hour mandate on Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s blockbuster, which goes some way to explaining the truncated runtime – at only 119 minutes in length, Justice League is undoubtedly one of the shortest superhero films in recent memory. Hell, it even took Wagner by surprise:

This one was even shorter than I expected, so there
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Leaked Game Of Thrones Set Photos Point To Huge Winterfell Sequence And A Mysterious New Castle

Winterfell, the largest castle in the North and long-time home of the Stark family, will feature quite prominently in Game of Thrones season 8, if these leaked set photos are any indication.

First spotted by the eagle-eyed folks over at Watchers on the Wall (with a tip of the hat to Oakleaf Photography), these images were taken at some of the show’s key filming hubs in Northern Ireland, including the serene Moneyglass and Titanic Studios.

Since the early days on Game of Thrones, Moneyglass has doubled as the northerly Winterfell, and we’re now hearing that the Stark stronghold is being revamped from the ground up in anticipation of season 8. Massive white sheets have also been scattered across the Irish fields, which only fuels previous rumors that Winterfell will be one of the first castles to come under siege from the invading Night King and his undead army.

Speaking of castles,
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New 12 Strong trailer finds Hemsworth charging into battle

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Seeing soldiers gallantly riding into battle is normally reserved for stuff like Lord Of The Rings, Game Of Thrones and Braveheart, but you don’t often see scenes like that paired with machine guns and ballistic missiles. You’d think the horses would get spooked by all the noises. But that’s exactly how the brave men depicted in 12 Strong had to battle against the Taliban when... Read More...
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Justice League Cinematographer Also Wants Zack Snyder's Director's Cut

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Justice League Cinematographer Also Wants Zack Snyder's Director's Cut
There were many aspects of Warner Bros. Justice League that were rather unexpected, especially the one hour and forty-nine minute runtime, which marked the shortest Dceu movie to date. Angry Dceu fans have been demanding the studio release Zack Snyder's director's cut of Justice League, including the original soundtrack by Junkie Xl, and it seems that the original cinematographer, Fabian Wagner, wants to see that director's cut too. The Dp is quite a big fan of all Zack Snyder's director's cuts, including Watchmen, 300 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he wants to see the director's complete vision for his latest directorial effort, at some point. Here's what Fabian Wagner had to say about the short run time.

"This one was even shorter than I expected, so there are scenes that aren't in there. I really hope we get to see a director's cut, which will give
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