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Justice League cinematographer inspired by the visual style of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

21 February 2017 3:58 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Back in April of last year it was announced that Zack Snyder’s frequent collaborator Larry Fong would not be behind the camera on Justice League due to a scheduling conflict with Kong: Skull Island, with Snyder then enlisting Game of Thrones cinematographer Fabian Wagner to shoot the DC team-up.

Posting on his Instagram page, Wagner has spoken briefly about the film, revealing that he took inspiration from Fong’s work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and judging by his comments, it seems we’ll be seeing a somewhat consistent look between the two movies.

“Last year I was fortunate enough to work with Zack Snyder on his new movie Justice League,” said Wagner. “I had always been a fan of his work and of his long time cinematographer Larry Fong. I tried to put my own stamp onto it but Larry’s dark and beautiful lighting was a huge source of inspiration. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Watch: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice warehouse fight set to The Lego Batman Movie theme

20 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The handy tool that is the Internet certainly allows for some creative and strange mashups to reach an audience. Lately, the most bizarre yet also weirdly fitting fanmade creation takes the warehouse fight scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and plays over it one of the many catchy themes from The Lego Batman Movie. Check it out here…

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The Lego Batman Movie sees Will Arnett reprising his role as Batman from The Lego Movie alongside Michael Cera (Superbad) as Robin, »

- Robert Kojder

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Zack Snyder says Justice League trailer is coming soon

20 February 2017 4:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While Justice League did have a presence at the San Diego Comic-Con last year in the form of a teaser/sizzle reel, we’re yet to get a full trailer for the DC blockbuster, which is set to open in November. However, director Zack Snyder has now revealed that the wait will not be much longer, with the information coming by way of Snyder’s Vero account (via Smtv’s Sean Murphy):

The Lord has spoken. The prophecy has been said. pic.twitter.com/1FS3iqrY62

— Seán Murphy (@ReelFada) February 19, 2017

Warner Bros. has Wonder Woman set to arrive this summer, so presumably the focus for the studio’s marketing team will be on the Amazon Princess’ solo outing for the time being. That said, it would be a surprise if we still haven’t had the trailer before Wonder Woman opens in July.

Fueled by his restored faith in »

- Robert Kojder

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Four Things DC Can Do If Ben Affleck Bolts From Dceu

19 February 2017 9:10 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

With all the hints we’ve seen lately about Ben Affleck having serious doubts regarding the Dceu projects he’s involved in, the powers-that-be at DC and the WB must be worried about losing their Batman. What will they do if Affleck abandons the bat cave? Here are four possibilities for continuing the Dceu post-Affleck.

Despite the praise he received for his appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck’s participation in a solo Batman film (and any DC projects beyond that) is far from certain. Last December, he stated that his appearance in The Batman was “not a set thing”. More recently, he stepped out of the director’s chair for the Batman. Also, it seems that the script he co-wrote for the movie is a non-starter and it’s back to the drawing board for the screenplay. And let’s not forget the image »

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Justice League Visual Style Will Look Like Batman v Superman

19 February 2017 1:19 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We still have nine months left until Justice League hits theaters on November 17, and it isn't clear when Warner Bros. pans on releasing the next batch of footage. Thankfully, cinematographer Fabian Wagner sent out a new photo of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman form the movie, while revealing that his movie has a similar visual style to Batman v Superman, which was shot by Larry Fong. Here's what Fabian Wagner had to say in his Instagram caption.

"Last year I was fortunate enough to work with Zack Snyder on his new movie 'Justice League'. I had always been a fan of his work and of his long time cinematographer Larry Fong. I tried to put my own stamp onto it but Larry's dark and beautiful lighting was a huge source of inspiration. I had the best time working with all of those guys #justiceleague #zacksnyder #larryfong"

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- MovieWeb

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Mel Gibson Directing "The Batman" ?

18 February 2017 6:06 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Following actor Ben Affleck opting out as director of Warners "The Batman" and the studio concurrently in talks with Oscar winner Mel Gibson about directing "Suicide Squad 2", Matt Reeves has reportedly dropped out of directing the new stand-alone "Batman" feature, possibly paving the way for Gibson to take on the 'Caped Crusader':

"There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions," said Affleck, still committed to producing and starring in "The Batman", after playing 'Bruce Wayne' in "Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and the upcoming "Justice League".

"Performing this role demands focus, passion, and the very best performance I can give...Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. 

"I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, »

- Michael Stevens

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DC Collectibles’ Justice League movie statues revealed at New York Toy Fair

18 February 2017 3:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yahoo Movies has revealed DC Collectibles’ upcoming line of 12 inch statues for the upcoming DC blockbuster Justice League which are set to go on display this weekend at the New York Toy Fair and include Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). The statues are limited to 5000 pieces each and are priced at $150 each, with a release set to coincide with the film’s November opening; take a look below…

See Also: Zack Snyder shares Justice League photo of Batman in action against mystery villains

See Also: Zack Snyder on Justice League character dynamics, possible new synopsis surfaces

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 »

- Amie Cranswick

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Zack Snyder shares Justice League photo of Batman in action against mystery villains

17 February 2017 12:55 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While we continue to wait for the new trailer, director Zack Snyder has teased an action sequence from November’s Justice League movie, sharing a photo from the post-production studio featuring Ben Affleck’s Batman going up against some heavily armoured – and heavily armed – mystery villains.

And here’s a closer look at the scene in question…

See Also: Zack Snyder on Justice League character dynamics, possible new synopsis surfaces

So, who do you think those bad guys are? Let us know in the comments 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, »

- Gary Collinson

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Batman Attacks in Justice League Behind-the-Scenes Photo

17 February 2017 11:19 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It is starting to feel like DC fans around the world are sort of tapping their watches and pointing at Warner Bros., wondering where the Justice League trailer is and when we can see it. A "sneak peek" was released over last summer at San Diego Comic-Con, which more or less served as the first trailer for the movie, but a lot has happened since then and fans want to see some Justice League footage. While it may not be footage, director Zack Snyder has shared a new photo online that not only gives an idea of where they are at in the process, but it also shows Ben Affleck's Batman in action.

The photo, which showed up on Reddit but is currently absent from any of Zack Snyder's social media accounts, gives a bit of a window into the post-production process for Justice League. It appears that »

- MovieWeb

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Zack Snyder Shares A New Behind-The-Scenes Justice League Image Of Batman Laying Waste To His Enemies

17 February 2017 8:12 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Justice League is now in post-production, and as we await that highly anticipated trailer, director Zack Snyder has teased us yet again with another image from the editing suite. This one provides a glimpse of a fight scene involving Batman (Ben Affleck) and some well-armed baddies that look like they could be some kind of Parademons - though they do appear significantly different to the ones that were introduced during the nightmare sequence in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The pic is captioned "Down at CO3 with Stefan," so Snyder is obviously overseeing the color-grading at Company 3, who specialize in sprucing up video footage. 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 »

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Box Office Democracy: The Lego Batman Movie

16 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I wonder if there’s a pop culture franchise I wouldn’t be excited to see turned in to a Lego production at this point.  The Lego Batman Movie could have so easily been an uninspired cash-in to take advantage of how profitable Batman is as a character and the good will we all still feel from The Lego Movie but instead we have a movie chock full of funny jokes, intriguing themes, and most importantly a monumental amount of effort.  This is such a strong children’s movie that I saw it in a packed house on a Saturday night with basically no children, and it was the most boisterous crowd I’ve been a part of in recent memory.  Lego Batman is a triumph, a shining beacon, that every other DC movie should be trying to reach the same level of competence or at least figuring out how »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Movie Review – The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

16 February 2017 1:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Lego Batman Movie, 2017.

Directed by Chris McKay.

Featuring the voice talents of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate, Billy Dee Williams, Hector Elizondo, Conan O’Brien, Jason Mantzoukas, Doug Benson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Riki Lindhome, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green, Jermaine Clement, Ellie Kemper, Siri, and Adam DeVine.

Synopsis:

As well as defending Gotham City from criminals, Batman must now face the challenge of raising the young boy he adopted.

As the hilarious trailer pointed out, Batman has appeared in many different incarnations and films over the last fifty years, but The Lego Batman Movie is the first one that’s out-and-out comedy since the days of Adam West (or arguably, George Clooney). Although technically a spin-off from 2015’s surprise smash The Lego Movie, there’s no real connection to that film’s world or narrative (apart »

- Amie Cranswick

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Batman Begins gets an Honest Trailer

15 February 2017 8:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the Caped Crusader currently sitting atop the box office once again with Warner Bros.The Lego Batman Movie, Screen Junkies has delved into the Bat-back catalogue to give the Honest Trailer treatment to Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed 2005 reboot Batman Begins.

“After Joel Schumacher made Batman silly, but before Zack Snyder made him a joke, Chris Nolan made a movie that got the Dark Knight just right…”

Check out the Honest Trailer here…

See Also: Check out previous Honest Trailers here

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, »

- Gary Collinson

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Batman Likes to Fight Around in action-packed musical number from The Lego Batman Movie

14 February 2017 9:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot off the heels of its box office success and highly positive critical reception (you can read my review here), Warner Bros. Thailand has released a clip from The Lego Batman Movie. The action-packed scene features a number Bat references related to gadgets, villains, beat-downs, and one of the films catchier musical numbers ‘I Like to Fight Around’. Check it out here…

See Also: Lego Batman Is The Hero Hollywood Needs Right Now

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The Lego Batman Movie »

- Robert Kojder

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‘Cross Wars’ Review

14 February 2017 6:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Brian Austin Green, Danny Trejo, Vinnie Jones, C. Thomas Howell, Michael Clarke Duncan, Patrick Durham, Tom Sizemore, Lori Heuring, Tim Abell, André Gordon | Written and Directed by Patrick Durham

It’s hard to believe that 2011 superhero movie Cross made enough money, or had enough of a fanbase to warrant a sequel, but here we are 6 years after the original, back in action with most of the same cast. Where as the first film, and it’s green Celtic power-providing amulet, was timed to cash-in on that other “green” superhero movie starring Ryan Reynolds, this time round however there’s no similar superhero movie to cash in on. And this time round the genre has had [much] more than it’s fair share of good, bad and Very bad movies.

I wonder which category Cross Wars falls into? If you have to guess, well…

Cross Wars continues the story of Callan »

- Phil Wheat

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Exclusive Interview: Michael Keaton on the Kardashians, the real American Dream & Batman villains

14 February 2017 4:41 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

John Lee Hancock’s The Founder opens here in the UK on the 17th of February, almost a month after its Us release. For a film exploring the clash of egos and corporate machinations which took a small American fast food chain global, the distance is an important one. We have three interviews with the cast and director of The Founder set to publish this week, we begin today with Michael Keaton who plays Ray Kroc in the new film. James Kleinmann was our man asking the questions.

The film’s examination of the American Dream is central to its effectiveness. However, as Keaton told us, this theme was only picked up on by international journalists.

He said,

“That’s really what’s it about. Everyone outside the Us has referenced the American Dream…It’s a real examination of free enterprise system, capitalism, consumerism, branding, how it came to be then, »

- Jon Lyus

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Can Matt Reeves Save Batman & The DC Universe?

13 February 2017 12:10 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You’d think that getting a movie about Batman into production would be the easiest thing in the world. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in 1939, the billionaire who dresses up as a rodent to fight crime has consistently been one of the most famous characters in pop culture, across multiple mediums and incarnations. And cinematically speaking, he probably still stands as the most consistently popular superhero.

But despite all of that, history is littered with unmade or what-if Batman movies — a third Joel Schumacher film, Darren Aronofsky’s “Year One,” an aborted early battle with Superman that Wolfgang Petersen would have directed.

Continue reading Can Matt Reeves Save Batman & The DC Universe? at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Who are the two producers credited on every Batman movie?

13 February 2017 11:15 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Brendon Connelly Feb 14, 2017

Michael Uslan and Benjamin Melniker have producer credits on nearly 40 Batman films – but they only really worked on one, it seems…

If you stick around for the end credits of The Lego Batman Movie, you might notice the names of two people credited as executive producers on the picture. They are Michael Uslan and Benjamin Melniker. Nothing odd there, apart from the small matter of them having absolutely nothing to do with the film. To the best of our knowledge, they had no conversation with director Chris McKay and his team at any time before, during or after the production. But they did pick up a cheque and a credit for their troubles.

Having people listed as executive producers who are ‘hands off’ is nothing particularly fresh, and we looked at just what an executive producer does in this article here.

But what’s interesting »

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Lego takes over The CW’s Arrowverse end cards

13 February 2017 9:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As part of the promotion for Warner Bros.The Lego Batman Movie – which topped the U.S. box office this past weekend, helping it to a $92.6 million global opening – Lego is taking over the end cards for The CW’s four DC superhero shows Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow; check them out below, and watch a couple of promos featuring Lego Batman alongside the CW DC heroes here…

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The Lego Batman Movie »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review – The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

13 February 2017 4:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Lego Batman Movie, 2017.

Directed by Chris McKay.

Featuring the voice talents of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate, Billy Dee Williams, Hector Elizondo, Conan O’Brien, Jason Mantzoukas, Doug Benson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Riki Lindhome, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green, Jermaine Clement, Ellie Kemper, Siri, and Adam DeVine.

Synopsis:

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

The sense of relief I felt watching The Lego Batman Movie cannot be underestimated. After 2016’s heavy, serious Batman v Superman this movie is the breath of fun fresh air that the Dark Knight has been calling out for. That’s not to say Batfleck doesn’t have his merits (he was –in my opinion – one of the only decent parts of Batman v Superman) but »

- Helen Murdoch

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