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New Justice League Petition Calls For Black Suit Superman Scene To Be Released

Back in black? Not exactly.

Despite scores of rumors and half-baked story claims, Justice League never alluded to Black Suit Superman in any shape or form, leaving fans to wonder what could have been. And just as Henry Cavill teased viewers via Instagram throughout the film’s storied (messy?) production – not to mention those Justice League merchandise items depicting a black-suited Man of Steel – cinematographer Fabian Wagner has since confirmed that, yes, Cavill donned the famous armor on set. It just didn’t make the cut.

That’s something that can be said about a lot of Justice League content, given Warner Bros. reportedly placed a two-hour mandate on its DC mega-movie soon after Joss Whedon replaced Zack Snyder at the helm. As you surely know, a fan petition asking the studio to give us Snyder’s footage has already surpassed a staggering 150,000 signatures and continues to grow each and every day and now,
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Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke Gets A Gorgeous Legion Of Doom Poster

For the longest time, Deathstroke was a rather obscure DC character. But, thanks in large part to Arrow, the world’s deadliest mercenary permeated the mainstream, with appearances in video games such as Batman: Arkham Origins and animated films like Son of Batman also doing wonders to help his cause.

Much to our delight, Slade Wilson’s future is looking brighter than ever now, as the character recently appeared in a post-credits scene for Justice League, in addition to Warner Bros. kicking around the idea for a solo film. That’s all hugely exciting, especially because Joe Manganiello is absolutely perfect in the role and it seems that he has a bright future in the DC Extended Universe.

There’s the standalone outing we just mentioned, which is being helmed by director Gareth Evans and is looking to Gods of War, Tony S. Daniel and Sandu Florea’s comic series
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Dear Warner Bros., Please Start Giving Your DC Characters The Films They Deserve

Dearest Warner Bros.,

As a lifelong fan of all things DC, I feel it’s time that I speak loudly on behalf of fans who’ve been enjoying the ride, yet are willing to admit that not all is right when it comes to the way our favorite superheroes are being handled on film. Of course, some restructuring is taking place under your roof in the wake of Justice League not meeting financial expectations at the box office, but it’s time for the right folks to be held accountable because what’s been going on lately simply isn’t working.

Now, before I proceed any further, I realize that a percentage of absolutist fanboys are likely checking out after reading only the headline or opening paragraph, perhaps saying something as absurd as “Marvel is paying this guy to write this.” Sure, I enjoy the Big Two like most open-minded geeks,
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Justice League cinematographer backtracks on Superman’s black suit comments

Earlier this month, Justice League cinematographer Fabian Wagner was quoted as revealing that scenes were shot for the DC blockbuster featuring Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel in his black costume from the Death of Superman comic book arc, only to end up on the cutting room floor.

Well, it seems that may not have been the case after all, as Wagner has now backtracked on his original comments somewhat, telling Collider that while the black suit did exist, it may only have been used during costume tests:

“Yeah you know actually, to be totally honest I just can’t remember if we were shooting it as a test or if we were actually shooting it as a full scene with the suit. I definitely shot it, but I just can’t remember if it was more of a test or a full scene. But definitely seeing the black costume was great.
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Justice League surpasses Logan at the worldwide box office

Justice League may have underwhelmed at the box office, but we do have one bit of good news for Warner Bros., as the DC team-up is not going to finish the year as the lowest-grossing live-action superhero movie.

Going into this weekend, Justice League has pushed its worldwide haul to $625 million, surpassing 20th Century Fox’s Wolverine swansong Logan, which earned $616.8 million earlier in the year. Of course, Logan cost less than a third of Justice League to produce, with a budget of $97 million against the DC blockbuster’s $300 million.

Early reports had claimed that Justice League would need to gross around $650 million to break even, while Man of Steel’s $668 million is the target should it not want to end up the lowest-grossing chapter of the DC Extended Universe. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi now gobbling up ticket sales, it will be interesting to see if it manages to limp to that figure.
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Justice League: Henry Cavill Reveals How Clark Kent Returning Will Be Explained

The resurrection of an alien being is not really something that requires much in the way of explanation – after all, we can assume that things just work differently for someone who is literally not human. But, the problem with the Man of Steel is that he has a human identity to maintain, in order to function on Earth and live his life – and this is where things get a little more complex for Superman in Justice League.

The end of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice saw humanity mourning the recently deceased Superman, and close friends and family separately mourning the equally dead Clark Kent, but – while the Man Of Steel can essentially just return to fighting crime with few eyebrows raised, how can Clark Kent suddenly stroll back into the Daily Planet, without everyone immediately figuring out his true identity?

It’s a challenging question, and one that was not answered in Justice League.
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Culture Dump #20: 5 Actors who Really want to win an Oscar!

The 90th Academy Awards is just a few months away – and you can tell. The industry has stepped up its game by firing out its best and brightest titles in the hopes of bagging gold – but who’ll come out on top? While Oscar predictions can often be hit and miss, some stars wear their intentions very much on their sleeve when it comes to Academy approval. People like…

Joaquin Phoenix

When actors pick roles the old saying goes: one for them, one for you. Unless you’re Joaquin Phoenix. The Gladiator star seems to have dedicated his entire career to fully immersing himself in characters most likely to land him on the Best Actor shortlist. While he may have only been nominated thrice (Gladiator in 2001, Walk The Line in 2006 and The Master in 2013), you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s happened more, having starred in look-at-me awards fodder Her,
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Are franchise blockbusters too big to fail?

Anghus Houvouras on whether franchise blockbusters are too big to fail…

Sequels, prequels and reboots. Hollywood is in love with the familiar because more often than not it’s a safe bet. This year’s monumental blockbuster clusterfuck Justice League is proof of that. Can you think of a big studio film more maligned? More inherently flawed at a fundamental level? It was the product of short-term thinking and absolutely baffling choices from a studio realizing a creative vision can’t be hacked and slashed into existence.

And yet, in spite of a long laundry list of poor decisions and questionable calls, Justice League will end up losing around $100 million. In comparison, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is projected to lose almost $150 million. Justice League wasn’t just an unmitigated disaster. It was a franchise stress test. Proof that these familiar characters are the safest bet in blockbuster cinema.
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Justice League Is the Most Successful Box Office Bomb of All Time

Justice League Is the Most Successful Box Office Bomb of All Time
They say that numbers don't lie, but that isn't always the case when it comes to the box office. Since its release almost a month ago, Warner Bros.' Justice League has pulled in $212.8 million domestic (10th highest this year overall) and $615.4 million worldwide (12th highest this year), but a new report contends that Justice League has become the "highest-grossing box office bomb" in cinematic history. While that distinction seems oxymoronic at worst, and facetious at best, there is some logic within this notion regarding this Dceu movie.

This report from Forbes claims that Justice League beat out another underperforming movie from this year, Paramount's Transformers: The Last Knight, which posted franchise lows in domestic ($130 million) and worldwide ($605 million), as the "highest-grossing box office bomb." The report clarifies that Justice League won't be the movie that loses the most money, and there's a chance that it still could break even,
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Kingsman 3 Is Still Being Planned by Original Director Matthew Vaughn

Kingsman 3 Is Still Being Planned by Original Director Matthew Vaughn
It looks like we're going to get at least one more movie with Eggsy and the Kingsman. Despite the fact that Kingsman: The Golden Circle took a bit of a step back, in terms of box office and critical praise, it made enough money to justify a sequel from Fox. So director Matthew Vaughn reportedly already has plans for Kingsman 3. But will he actually return to direct the third installment?

Visual Effects Supervisor Angus Bickerton recently did an interview to promote the release of Kingsman: The Golden Circle on Blu-ray. During the conversation, he was asked about the possibility of Kingsman 3, which hasn't officially been announced by Fox yet, but sounds increasingly likely. Here's what he had to say about it.

"We've had the briefest of conversations with Matthew [Vaughn] about it...he's got plans."

That's pretty simple. Matthew Vaughn has plans for Kingsman 3 and the movies have made money.
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Superman: The Movie Added To National Film Registry

Even though we receive at least a half dozen superhero films on a yearly basis these days, the fact of the matter is that we owe a great debt to director Richard Donner and all involved in the production of Superman: The Movie back in the late 1970s. Before then, a blockbuster of that scale centered on a comic book character was simply unheard of, so to think that a genre was handily legitimized with such an effort is indeed commendable.

Taking that and other factors into consideration, the Library of Congress has chosen the movie that made us believe a man could fly to be among the 25 selected this year to be a part of the National Film Registry. And when you consider how many movies the American entertainment industry has produced over the years, that really puts it in perspective as to how much of an honor this is.
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Henry Cavill Says He Has No Plans To Leave The DC Extended Universe

While Justice League appears to have generated some disappointment at the box office, there’s no shortage of additional material accompanying the theatrical release. One such item is Justice League: The Official Collector’s Edition book, which contains a range of interviews and behind the scenes information.

In it, Superman actor Henry Cavill answers the question of whether he spent much time researching the source material before shooting the movie. Apparently, he did, and he looked to Rebirth for inspiration.

“I do indeed — especially with Rebirth, which has just come out. I’ve been really diving into that. It’s fun to see where the DC Comics Universe is going, and to see how closely our movie universe is matching it.”

This raises an interesting point. Justice League is certainly not a faithful adaptation of any single comic book story, but rather is something of a collection of plot
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National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress

National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress
As is annual tradition, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced this year’s 25 film set to join the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance,” the films picked range from such beloved actioners as “Die Hard,” childhood classic “The Goonies,” the seminal “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” and the mind-bending “Memento,” with plenty of other genres and styles represented among the list.

The additions span 1905 to 2000, and includes Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts, independent, and even home movies. The 2017 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 725.

“The selection of a film to the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage,” Hayden said in an official statement. “Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and
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Matthew Vaughn Mulling Over Ideas For Kingsman 3

After orchestrating a Secret Service and inviting moviegoers into the Golden Circle, it seems writer-director Matthew Vaughn is gearing up to complete his boisterous Kingsman trilogy.

Word comes by way of Cbr, revealing that Vaughn has “got plans” for a potential trilogy-capper, which isn’t all that surprising when you consider that the director has always envisioned Kingsman as a three-film arc.

There is one potential headache, though: since The Golden Circle‘s release, Matthew Vaughn has opened talks to helm Man of Steel 2 for Warner Bros., but with news of an internal shake-up coming out of Justice League, we imagine it’ll be some time yet before Clark Kent’s next solo adventure takes flight.

Couple this with the fact that Vaughn and his team were able to engineer two Kingsman movies in the space of three years, give or take, and the director may find time on his
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‘Titanic,’ ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Ace in the Hole,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Added to National Film Registry

Since 1989, the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress has been accomplishing the important task of preserving films that “represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.” From films way back in 1897 all the way up to 2004, they’ve now reached 725 films that celebrate our heritage and encapsulate our film history.

Today they’ve unveiled their 2017 list, which includes such Hollywood classics as Die Hard, Titanic, and Superman along with groundbreaking independent features like Yvonne Rainer’s Lives of Performers, Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger, and Barbara Loden’s Wanda. Also making this list are a pair of Kirk Douglas-led features, Ace in the Hole and Spartacus, as well as Christopher Nolan’s Memento and more. Check out the full list below and you can watch some films on the registry for free here.

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)

Based on the infamous
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‘Titanic,’ ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘Memento’ Added to National Film Registry

‘Titanic,’ ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘Memento’ Added to National Film Registry
James Cameron’s disaster epic “Titanic,” the beloved fantasy “The Goonies,” Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” and 1989’s “Field of Dreams” are among the 25 films selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.

The 2017 selections range from obscure documentaries to a Mexican-American family’s home movies from 1920s Texas to Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo” to the 1979 Luis Valdez-directed drama “Boulevard Nights” to 1960’s “Spartacus,” the Kirk Douglas-Stanley Kubrick sword-and-sandal drama that helped end the era of the blacklist.

The titles will be added to the Library’s collection of films designated as having cultural, social or aesthetic significance.

“Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals and a nation as a whole,” said Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress. “Being tasked with selecting only 25 each year is daunting because there are so many great films deserving of this honor
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‘Booster Shot’ begins in Action Comics #993, check out a preview here

The new story arc ‘Booster Shot’ gets underway in Action Comics #993 this Wednesday, and you can take a look at a preview of the issue here; check it out…

“Booster Shot” part one! As Superman struggles to cope with Mr. Oz’s true identity, the Man of Steel turns to the only “hero” he knows who can prove once and for all if Oz’s story is true: Booster Gold! But a massive power doesn’t want our heroes venturing through time, and will do anything it can to sabotage their journey!

Action Comics #993 is out on December 13th, priced $2.99.

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Justice League 2 cancelled, Marvel wants Wolverine in McU, Venom poster and more – Daily News Roundup

No More Justice?

Warner Bros. and DC Films announced they were restructuring the Dceu following the poor reception and domestic box office performance of Justice League, and fans at the Brazil Comic Con got their first look at the new slate. On the list are: Wonder Woman II, Aquaman, Flashpoint, Justice League Dark, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps and The Batman. What’s interesting there is not only the 2020 Cyborg movie off the list and Man of Steel 2, but so is Justice League 2. Interesting. Read more here.

Creed 2 Gets New Director

Although he will be reprising his role as Rocky Balboa once again, Sylvester Stallone has announced via Entertainment Weekly that he’s stepping aside as director on Creed 2, being replaced by Steven Caple Jr. Read more here.

Marvel Wants Jackman

With the Disney purchase of 20th Century Fox and their movie licenses moving forward at a rapid pace,
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Lucifer: Devil Gets Answers. Pierce Not Pierce. Charlotte Meets Trixie.

The moment of truth is upon us. The Devil finally gets some answers from the Sinnerman on tonight’s mid-season finale of Lucifer. We also find out the real identity of one Lieutenant Marcus Pierce. This third mid-season finale did not exactly surprise me as much as the previous mid-season finales. Yes, my eyes went wide when Lt. Pierce stood up after Lucifer stabbed him in the chest. My mind immediately went to Superman-mode but then figured if that were the case, the knife would not go through him as he is the Man of Steel. In truth, Marcus Pierce is

Lucifer: Devil Gets Answers. Pierce Not Pierce. Charlotte Meets Trixie.
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New DC Films release slate reveals Green Lantern Corps and Justice League Dark plans are still intact

When Warner Bros. announced that they were restructuring the Dceu, it got fans thinking about which of its forthcoming slate of films would fall victim to Justice League’s poor performance. Well, worry no more if you’re a fan of Batgirl or Green Lantern Corps, because fans have laid eyes their eyes on the list during this weekend’s Brazil Comic-Con, and here it is:

Wonder Woman II Aquaman Flashpoint Justice League Dark Suicide Squad 2 Shazam Batgirl Green Lantern Corps The Batman

What leaps out at you immediately are the Justice League ramifications; there is no sequel listed, the Cyborg movie, which was pencilled in for a 2020 release date, now appears to be on the scrapheap, and all-of-sudden Justice League Dark is back on the radar, only a matter of days after Guillermo del Toro revealed he wouldn’t be returning to the project.

Eyebrows, and moustaches, will
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