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More rumours of troubles in the Dceu, Avengers: Infinity War trailer makes Kevin Smith cry and more – Daily News Roundup

Issues In Warner Bros Affected Justice League

With all of the production issues Justice League clearly had, many fans have wondered why Warner Bros. didn’t just delay the movie and wait until it was right. Well according to a new report from The Wrap – so do take this with a pinch of salt – Warner Bros. executives needed to get the film out in order to get their bonuses for the year. WB president Toby Emmerich and CEO Kevin Tsujihara “wanted to preserve their bonuses they would be paid before the merger [with At&T],” and were concerned that “if they pushed the movie, then their bonuses would have been pushed to the following year and they might not still be at the studio.” Hmm. Read more here.

Iris West Recast

Someone missing from Justice League was Iris West, played by Kiersey Clemons, who was set to reprise that role in Flashpoint. While
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Kevin Smith Reveals The Flash Season 5 Is Already Planned

The Flash is only four episodes into its fourth season, but work has already begun on season 5 of The CW’s hit superhero show. The news comes courtesy of cult filmmaker Kevin Smith, who’s helmed several episodes of The Flash since its second season (as well as the odd episode for Supergirl, too).

The Clerks director took to Twitter to reveal that he had been to a meal with exec producer Andrew Kreisberg who revealed to him the story of The Flash season 5. It’s apparently got Smith very excited to work on it, too, as he jokingly commented: “I now have to stay alive one more year.”

Just ate at @Jerrys_Deli with @andrewkreisberg. He told me the story of Next season's @CW_TheFlash. I now have to stay alive one more year. pic.twitter.com/F4bxJ707fM

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 31, 2017

This is interesting news for several reasons.
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Kevin Smith and Neil deGrasse Tyson Explore the Psychology of Lex Luthor on ‘StarTalk’ — Watch

Kevin Smith and Neil deGrasse Tyson Explore the Psychology of Lex Luthor on ‘StarTalk’ — Watch
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s loquacious personality is enough to bring people to National Geographic for “StarTalk,” but guests like filmmaker Kevin Smith is what keeps viewers coming back. Airing Sunday nights at 11/10c p.m., this week’s episode of Tyson’s weekly talk show will feature a riveting conversation with the “Clerks” director about the science of superheroes, the ongoing appreciation of comic books, and this generation’s obsession with events like Comic-Con.

Smith is a notorious superhero fan, and in the exclusive clip for this Sunday’s episode, Smith reveals what his number one superpower would be. While his answer isn’t what anyone would expect, it’s definitely on brand for “StarTalk,” as Tyson uses it to dive into the complex thought of our favorite superhero villains, such as Lex Luthor.

Read More:Kevin Smith Will No Longer Profit From Weinstein Movies, Vows to Donate Residuals to
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Kevin Smith and Neil deGrasse Tyson Explore the Psychology of Lex Luthor on ‘StarTalk’ — Watch

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Kevin Smith and Neil deGrasse Tyson Explore the Psychology of Lex Luthor on ‘StarTalk’ — Watch
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s loquacious personality is enough to bring people to National Geographic for “StarTalk,” but guests like filmmaker Kevin Smith is what keeps viewers coming back. Airing Sunday nights at 11/10c p.m., this week’s episode of Tyson’s weekly talk show will feature a riveting conversation with the “Clerks” director about the science of superheroes, the ongoing appreciation of comic books, and this generation’s obsession with events like Comic-Con.

Smith is a notorious superhero fan, and in the exclusive clip for this Sunday’s episode, Smith reveals what his number one superpower would be. While his answer isn’t what anyone would expect, it’s definitely on brand for “StarTalk,” as Tyson uses it to dive into the complex thought of our favorite superhero villains, such as Lex Luthor.

Read More:Kevin Smith Will No Longer Profit From Weinstein Movies, Vows to Donate Residuals to
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Kevin Smith Donating Residuals from Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film

Kevin Smith Donating Residuals from Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film
Kevin Smith's allegiance to Harvey Weinstein dissolved earlier this month amid reports that the now-disgraced movie mogul had sexually assaulted or harassed dozens of women in the industry over the years.

And on October 13th, the filmmaker decided to take action to show his solidarity for those who have suffered abuse – at the hands of Weinstein or otherwise.

"My entire career is tied up with this man," Smith said during his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "It's been a weird fucking week. I just wanted to make some fucking movies, that's it.
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Kevin Smith Plans to Donate Residuals From Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film

Kevin Smith Plans to Donate Residuals From Weinstein-Made Movies to Women in Film
Beginning with 1994's Clerks, director Kevin Smith worked with now-disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein for over a decade.

Following the continuing reports of Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault, Smith has said that he will donate the residuals from his Weinstein-backed films to the nonprofit Women in Film, which advocates for the advancement of women in the industry.  

"My entire career is tied up with the man. It's been a weird fucking week. I just wanted to make some fucking movies, that's it," Smith said on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast. "That's why I came, that's why I made Clerks."

Weinstein, at both Miramax and...
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Kevin Smith Will No Longer Profit From Weinstein Movies, Vows to Donate Residuals to Women in Film

Kevin Smith Will No Longer Profit From Weinstein Movies, Vows to Donate Residuals to Women in Film
Kevin Smith and Harvey Weinstein’s careers have been linked since the mid-1990s, when Miramax launched the young director’s career by purchasing “Clerks” at Sundance. Kevin Smith owes Weinstein his career, which has made the latter’s sexual harassment scandal all the more personal for Smith. The director explained on his “Hollywood Babble-On” podcast that in light of recent events he will no longer be accepting residuals from the films he made under Weinstein, which includes “Clerks II,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back,” “Jersey Girl,” and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.”

“My entire career is tied up with the man,” Smith said. “It’s been a weird fucking week. I just wanted to make some fucking movies, that’s it. That’s why I came, that’s why I made ‘Clerks.’ And no fucking movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, fuck it, take it.
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Director Kevin Smith Will Donate All Future Royalties From His Harvey Weinstein-Made Movies To Women In Film

In the early days of Miramax, the success of Kevin Smith and Harvey Weinstein seemed to be intertwined. Weinstein, after all, was the guy who gave the aspiring director a shot when he picked up his self-financed indie “Clerks”, and wound up backing Smith’s next few films, including such successes as “Chasing Amy”, “Mallrats” and […]
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Kevin Smith Is Donating Weinstein Movie Residuals to Women's Charity

Kevin Smith Is Donating Weinstein Movie Residuals to Women's Charity
As more and more women keep coming forward with their stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, many of the male filmmakers and actors he's worked with over the past few decades have spoken against his actions, including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and even a brief statement from Quentin Tarantino last week. Today we have word that another filmmaker, Kevin Smith, whose career was launched with Clerks, distributed by Harvey Weinstein's Miramax, is taking it to another level. The filmmaker announced on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast that he will be donating all of the residuals from the movies he made with Harvey Weinstein to a women's charity.

After the original sexual harassment allegations surfaced earlier this month, Kevin Smith released a brief statement on Twitter, stating that Harvey Weinstein financed the first 14 years of his career, and that he "feels ashamed" that "others
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Ant-Man and the Wasp set photos, Jared Leto praises Suicide Squad 2, Black Panther trailer and more – Daily News Roundup

Tight Costumes

Some set photos from Ant-Man and The Wasp landed online yesterday, showing off the tight costumes for Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne. Check them out here.

Fincher Is No Fan Of Marvel

After some harsh words from An American Werewolf in London director John Landis, it’s the turn of Fight Club helmer David Fincher to shoot down the work of Marvel Studios. In an interview with Yellow King Film Boy, Fincher took issue with the often light-hearted, and less-risky storytelling of Marvel’s ongoing shared universe. “Look, there’s a very large talent pool of people who don’t feel there’s much for them in terms of sustenance working for Marvel. And I think that if we can make a playground for them that is thoughtful, adult, interesting, complex, challenging stories and figure out ways to pull them into it,
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Kevin Smith shares his thoughts on the current state of the DC Extended Universe

If there is any man who could be considered the ultimate authority on comic books, it would be Kevin Smith. It was Smith, you may recall, that got the very first look at Ben Affleck as Batman from Zack Snyder himself. For a while, Smith’s description of the suit was all we had to go by. Clearly the man’s opinion has some weight to it when it comes to anyone wearing tights, and a cape.

So what does Smith think of the current state of the DC Extended Universe (or as they prefer to be called: ‘DC Films’)? Speaking to Screen Rant, the Clerks director seems optimistic about the future:

“I’m a forty-seven-year-old man, so I grew up in an era where there were no comic book movies. And then every once in awhile you’d get one, and it was like water in a desert. You
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Cinema Geeks: Episode 150 – Kevin Smith Retrospective: Clerks

Here’s the latest episode of the Cinema Geeks podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes right here, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

Episode 150: Kevin Smith Retrospective – Clerks

Today on Cinema Geeks we begin another director retrospective. This team our focus is on the career of the infamous Kevin Smith. We go back to where it all began with a review of his first film Clerks. Does it hold up to the test of time? We discuss that and other key issues on this weeks episode.
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Harvey Weinstein Accusations: How Film Festival Environments Provided a Backdrop For Sexual Assault

Harvey Weinstein Accusations: How Film Festival Environments Provided a Backdrop For Sexual Assault
In 1995, Harvey Weinstein tried to give Mira Sorvino a massage, chasing her around the room when she rebuffed him. In 1996, he sexually assaulted rising French actress Judith Godrèche in a hotel room; a year later, he had another incident with Rose McGowan. In 2008, actress Louisette Geiss fled a hotel room where Weinstein tried to get her to watch him masturbate. In 2010, he tricked another French actress, Emma de Caunes, into visiting a hotel room where he exposed himself and tried to get her lie down.

In all of these accounts, Weinstein seemed to think that the relative privacy of the hotel room provided him with a sanctuary in which he could perform deplorable acts on whomever he pleased, but the context was more specific than that: In every instance, he was at a film festival.

Read More:Harvey Weinstein Is Done: After 30 Years of Abusive Behavior, the Mogul Lies in
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The Fall of Harvey Weinstein: From Indie Powerhouse to Hollywood Pariah

The Fall of Harvey Weinstein: From Indie Powerhouse to Hollywood Pariah
Over the course of five days, Harvey Weinstein went from a powerhouse player to a Hollywood pariah. His career is in tatters, and the company he co-founded has been wrested from his control following the Oct. 5 publication of a New York Times exposé featuring multiple on-the-record interviews with women accusing him of sexual harassment that occurred over three decades.

Arguably, no one did more to shape the world of indie film in the 1990s and early aughts than Weinstein. With a combination of sterling creative taste and a pugilist’s instinct for going for the jugular, he helped push edgy or emotionally potent films such as “The Crying Game,” “Pulp Fiction” and “The King’s Speech” into the mainstream, while fashioning himself into a mogul. That legacy has been tarnished. Weinstein now sits in ignominious company alongside Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, L.A. Reid and Bill Cosby — a symbol of a casting couch culture that is being
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Kevin Smith, Who Began Career With Harvey Weinstein & Miramax, Speaks Out

Kevin Smith, Who Began Career With Harvey Weinstein & Miramax, Speaks Out
More filmmakers are coming out to take Harvey Weinstein to task. Clerks writer-director Kevin Smith, who began his career with the now-disgraced former head of Miramax Films, tweeted out today that he was “ashamed” that while he was profiting with Miramax, Weinstein was involved in sexual misconduct. If you remember, Miramax distributed Clerks and stood behind Smith, hiring power attorney Alan Dershowitz to appeal the Nc-17 rating for the film at the time. They had a long…
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Kevin Smith ‘Ashamed’ Harvey Weinstein Financed His Films

Kevin Smith ‘Ashamed’ Harvey Weinstein Financed His Films
Kevin Smith is the latest entertainment figure to speak against Harvey Weinstein following a New York Times investigation exposing three decades of sexual harassment allegations.

“He financed the first 14 years of my career — and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed,” Smith wrote on Twitter in response to a user asking his thoughts on Harvey.

He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed. https://t.co/T0hInW7EqJ

— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 9, 2017

The filmmaker did a number of movies, including “Clerks,” “Chasing Amy,” and “Dogma,” under Miramax, an entertainment company operated by the Weinstein brothers.

On Sunday, the board of the independent film studio Weinstein co-founded voted to fire him, leaving Weinstein Co. in the hands of his brother, Bob Weinstein, and chief operating officer David Glasser. Meanwhile
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Kevin Smith on Harvey Weinstein: ‘Now I Know While I Was Profiting, Others Were in Terrible Pain’

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Kevin Smith on Harvey Weinstein: ‘Now I Know While I Was Profiting, Others Were in Terrible Pain’
Kevin Smith has joined the growing chorus of filmmakers, actors, and others within the film industry to speak up about Harvey Weinstein, who was fired yesterday after numerous accusations of sexual harassment were leveled against him.

Read More:Lauren Sivan Opens Up About Alleged Harvey Weinstein Incident: ‘I Could Not Believe What I Was Witnessing’ — Watch

Asked about Weinstein on Twitter, the “Clerks,” “Dogma,” and “Chasing Amy” director replied, “He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain.”

“It makes me feel ashamed,” he added. Weinstein, then the head of Miramax, bought “Clerks” at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival and helped launch Smith’s career. They worked together for more than a decade after that, first at Miramax and then at the Weinstein Company; following the disappointing box-office returns of “Zack and Miri Make a Porno,” their relationship took a downturn.
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Kevin Smith Says He's "Ashamed" Harvey Weinstein Financed His Work

Kevin Smith Says He's
Filmmaker Kevin Smith broke his silence about Harvey Weinstein on Monday morning.

"He financed the first 14 years of my career — and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed," Smith wrote on Twitter in a reply to a fan who asked him how he felt about Weinstein's hard fall from grace.

Smith, a writer, director and Silent Bob actor, did multiple films under the Miramax moniker, including both Clerks films, Mall Rats, Chasing Amy and Dogma.

Weinstein, the co-founder of Miramax, was ousted from his own company, The Weinstein Co., on Sunday following a New York...
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Brand new Justice League trailer, Avengers 4 set photo, Bill & Ted 3 update, Blade Runner 2049 opens poorly and more – Weekend News Roundup

Heroes

Warner Bros. released the final trailer for next month’s Justice League over the weekend, which opens by exploring the loss of Superman, before focusing on the formation of the team as Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg do battle against Steppenwolf and his army of parademons. Check it out here.

Fast And Furious Universe

Universal Pictures have announced a little shake-up for their Fast & Furious franchise, pushing back Fast & Furious 9 to 2020 while setting a release date of July 26th 2019 for the Hobbes/Shaw spin-off starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham. Read more here.

Hawkeye’S New Look

Last month it was rumoured that Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton will be adopting the Ronin identity for Avengers 4, and while that’s yet to be officially confirmed, the latest batch of set photos from the superhero blockbuster do offer a glimpse of a new look for Hawkeye,
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Kevin Smith turned down a Dogma sequel

While Kevin Smith has toyed with the idea of Clerks III and Mallrats 2 in recent years, once View Askewniverse movie he won’t be revisiting is his controversial 1999 comedy Dogma.

Speaking at a Q&A at the New York Comic Con, Smith was asked whether he had any interest in a sequel, shooting down the possibility by responding: “Fuck no. I don’t think we need a Dogma 2. And I am sure as shit not going near any religious movies at this point.”

Smith went on to reveal that the Weinsteins had recently approached him about doing a reissue of the movie, as well as sounding out a potential sequel:

Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein own that movie personally, and what happened is Harvey called up a few months ago and he’s like, ‘We still have Dogma, and maybe we need to make a sequel. I’m like ‘Oh,
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