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The DC Extended Universe Is Actually More Successful Than The McU

It’s no secret that the DC Extended Universe has had more than a few stumbles since its inception. Truthfully, the franchise only has one bonafide hit – Wonder Woman – and it seems the studio continues to make the same mistakes over and over again. It shows in the frosty reception that their films receive, too, with Justice League being the most recent example. Yet, when you actually sit down and look into the numbers – which, let’s face it, are all that really matters in the end – Warner Bros.’ burgeoning cinematic universe is actually more successful than the McU.

Now, before you get out the pitchforks and come after us, allow us to explain. The Dceu currently has 5 movies under its belt – Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and the aforementioned Justice League. Combined, they’ve grossed $1,601,915,700 at the domestic box office. If
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Justice League passes $600 million worldwide but still the lowest-grossing superhero movie of the year (for now)

It may not have been the box office smash that Warner Bros. would have been hoping for (which, reportedly, has led to a major shakeup at DC Films), but Justice League has ticked off another milestone this weekend with the DC blockbuster passing the $600 million mark worldwide.

By close of play this weekend, Justice League has grossed $212.1 million domestically, and a further $401.3 million worldwide for a total of $613.4 million.

Initial reports had claimed that Justice League would need to bank around $650 million to break even, given its $300 million production budget plus hefty marketing costs. While that’s technically still possible, it will soon have to contend with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is sure to suck the life out of almost every other release over the Christmas period.

Should Justice League fall short of that figure, it would also remain the lowest earner of the DC Extended Universe, with
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Warner Bros. Reveals Their Full Slate Of DC Extended Universe Films

It feels unreal to even think that Justice League is the lowest-grossing Dceu movie. It was meant to be the culmination of years of hard work and the granddaddy that reached the billion-dollar club. Instead, Warner Bros. is sweating and worried if it’ll break even and not suffer any further humiliation.

Regardless of your feelings towards the film, it’s evident that the studio will need some time to introspect and rethink its future plans. That being said, they still do intend on pushing full steam ahead with most of their previously announced projects, and they made that known earlier today at Comic-Con Experience 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil by revealing their full DC Extended Universe slate.

According to those who were in attendance at the studio’s presentation, the Wonder Woman sequel was announced first, followed by Aquaman, two films that we already knew were on the way. After that,
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige compares Chris Evans’ Captain America to Christopher Reeve’s Superman

It’s fair to say that a few eyebrows were raised when Marvel first announced that the former Human Torch Chris Evans would be taking on the role of Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, Evans has since won over any critics with his superb performances in the Captain America and Avengers films, and Marvel StudiosKevin Feige has been singing the actor’s praises in an interview with Vanity Fair, where he compared him to Christopher Reeve’s Man of Steel.

“Casting Captain America was super hard,” said Feige. “I started to think, ‘Are we not going to be able to find Captain America, and if we can’t, what are we going to do with Avengers? Is the whole thing going to fall apart?’ And, then, finally opening ourselves up to Chris Evans, who we had initially sort of just looked
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"Krypton" TV Series

Sneak Peek more new footage from "Krypton", the TV series developed by David S. Goyer ("The Dark Knight") and Damian Kindler, set on the home planet of 'Superman', 200 years before the feature "Man of Steel", on the news that DC Comics' 'Adam Strange' will be a regular character on the series:

Adam Strange, created by editor Julius Schwartz and illustrator Murphy Anderson, debuted in DC Comics' "Showcase" #17 (November 1958).

"...Strange is an archeologist suddenly teleported from Peru to the planet 'Rann' through a 'Zeta-Beam'.

"Upon his arrival, he is attacked by one of the planet's predators and rescued by a woman called 'Alanna'.

"She takes him to her father 'Sardath' who explains that the Zeta-Beam was transmitted at Earth in the hopes that whatever form of intelligent life lived there would trace it back to Rann...

"...theorizing that in the 4.3 years it takes the Zeta-Beam to reach earth,
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Marvel’s Kevin Feige Has Some Advice For The DC Extended Universe

As we head toward Avengers: Infinity War, which – as demonstrated by the trailer – is a giant culmination of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe up to that point, the chief architect of the juggernaut franchise is understandably getting a lot of attention. While the McU is the product of the talents and skill-sets of thousands of dedicated craftspeople, the achievements of Kevin Feige in overseeing the film series, and steering it to over $13 billion in global box office receipts, cannot be ignored. For that reason, Vanity Fair recently conducted an in-depth interview with him.

Evidently, the interview was done well into the theatrical run of Justice League, at a point where the financial disappointment was becoming very clear. Unsurprisingly, then, Vanity Fair asked Feige – without specifics – if he had any advice for others who are perhaps “struggling to emulate” the success of the McU:

“The only advice, and I’ve sort of said this already today,
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Justice League Crew Member Confirms There’s Enough Material For A Zack Snyder Cut

Despite the mixed reaction to his efforts on Man of Steel and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, there’s been a fierce outcry from fans calling for Warner Bros. to release a Zack Snyder-helmed Director’s Cut of Justice League.

By now, you’re probably familiar with the behind-the-scenes upheaval that led to Snyder being replaced on the movie with Joss Whedon. Though the studio were confident that The Avengers helmer would be able to sprinkle some of his Marvel magic onto the film, the mixed critical reception and underwhelming box office have proven otherwise. In the wake of that, the best way of appeasing the fans might be to release an extended cut based of Snyder’s original vision for the movie, or at least one that featured more of his footage.

While we await any official word on the possibility of that happening, another crew member
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Warner Bros. Won’t Let Zack Snyder Direct Anymore Dceu Films

At least so far, the DC Extended Universe (Dceu) has been defined by record-breaking highs (Wonder Woman) and crushing lows (Suicide Squad). But 2016 was a particularly difficult year for Warner’s fledgling franchise.

Off the back of Man of Steel, the studio readied its titanic, crowd-pleasing flagship, Batman V Superman. Because it involved two of the biggest names in comic book history, Dawn of Justice was championed as the cinematic equivalent of a slam-dunk leading up to release – one that would easily muscle its way into Hollywood’s exclusive billion-dollar club. The end result, however, was a muddled, CG-laden mess. And don’t even get us started on Suicide Squad.

No matter what way you spin the numbers, Batman V Superman didn’t light up the box office in the way Warner Bros. would have hoped. This, coupled with the deluge of scathing reviews, reportedly left WB mulling over Zack Snyder
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Justice League scenes were shot featuring Superman’s black suit

In the build up to the release of last month’s Justice League, there were several hints and suggestions that Superman’s black suit from the ‘Death of Superman’ story arc would feature in the movie. We had alleged leaked photos, action figures, and even social media posts suggesting as much from the Man of Steel himself Henry Cavill.

Well, as we now know, Superman wore his traditional blue and red costume throughout the movie, but during an interview with Inverse, cinematographer Fabian Wagner has confirmed that there were plans to include the black suit, but it ended up on the cutting room floor.

“There were [scenes shot],” said Wagner. “It’s a cool looking costume. Sadly, we didn’t see that either in the final cut.”

See Also: Justice League performance leads to huge DC restructure at Warner Bros.

Now, we don’t know exactly how the black suit would have featured in the movie,
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Justice League performance leads to huge DC restructure at Warner Bros.

Justice League might be edging towards $600m at the global box-office, but with Wonder Woman making much more than that on her own, the largely derided Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice nearing $900 million for its entire run, and Marvel’s equivalent superhero mashup, The Avengers topping out at $1.5 billion, there is no other way to view the film than a huge failure. It appears Warner Bros. share the same opinion, and the studio has begun a huge shake-up a mere twenty days after the film hit cinema screens.

Variety is reporting that the first casualty will be Jon Berg, who was ushered in along with Geoff Johns to oversee the the Dceu in the wake of the perceived failure of Suicide Squad and BvS. Variety states that he will leave his advisory role, but remain as a producer. Johns will stay as a chief creative officer with DC Entertainment,
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Ben Affleck All But Finished With Batman As Matt Reeves Casts The Net For “Fresh Talent”

Wonder Woman notwithstanding, the fledgling DC Extended Universe hasn’t really got off to the best of starts, has it?

Sure, the combined box office total of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, Batman V Superman, Suicide Squad and the recently-released (and critically panned) Justice League may be just shy of $3 billion, but those reviews and lowly audience scores haven’t been kind to Warner’s output thus far. And it shows.

Prompted by Justice League‘s recent failure, Variety brings word that Warner Bros. is now in the process of a major shake-up that will see a change of personnel at the top-end of its DC Films division. But it seems that overhaul isn’t exclusive to the back-end, as Ben Affleck is “highly unlikely” to reprise as Gotham’s Dark Knight for The Batman.

Justice League: Concept Art For Batman's Tactical Suit Emerges From The Shadows 1 of
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Superman prequel series Krypton gets a teaser trailer

While we’re still yet to get details of a premiere date, Syfy has released a brief new teaser promo for its upcoming Superman prequel series Krypton; watch it here…

Syfy’s Krypton, the much-anticipated Superman prequel set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, will follow Superman’s grandfather–whose House of El was ostracized and shamed–as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.

Krypton is slated to premiere on Syfy in 2018 and features a cast that includes Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Georgina Campbell as Lyta Zod, Ian McElhinney as Val-El, Elliot Cowan as Daron Vex, Ann Ogbomo as Primus Alura Zod, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem, Wallis Day as Nyssa Vex, Aaron Pierre as Dev-Em, Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, Blake Ritson as Brainiac, and Paula Malcomson as Charys-El.

The post Superman prequel
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Warner Bros. Hitting Pause On Man Of Steel 2, For Now

Following the mixed critical reception and middling box office gross of Justice League, everyone is wondering what’s next for the DC Extended Universe. The franchise has a host of upcoming projects on the slate, but it seems likely that Warner Bros. will have to rethink their strategy and streamline their output.

One film that’s been touted is Man of Steel 2, the long-awaited sequel to Henry Cavill’s debut as Superman back in 2013. Earlier this year, we heard various bits and pieces about the movie, including that Kingsman‘s Matthew Vaughn was in talks to direct and that it could see Supes go up against Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam. However, lately the trail has gone cold, leaving the future of the project in question.

Now, however, a new report might just shed some light on what WB’s planning for the Big Blue Boy Scout. Mario-Francisco Robles of
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DC Shake-Up in the Works After ‘Justice League’ Stumbles (Exclusive)

DC Shake-Up in the Works After ‘Justice League’ Stumbles (Exclusive)
Warner Bros. is planning a shake-up and restructuring of its DC Films operation following the box office disappointment of “Justice League,” Variety has learned.

Jon Berg will be leaving his current job running the comic book’s film production division, according to several sources with knowledge of the studio’s plans. A search is underway for his replacement. Berg will instead become a production partner with Roy Lee, the producer of “The Lego Movie” and “It,” who has a deal on the lot.

“This is something that Jon approached me about six months ago, and he expressed his goal was to ultimately be a producer at the studio,” Warner Bros. Picture Group President Toby Emmerich said in a statement to Variety. “I first met Jon when, as a producer, he brought ‘Elf’ to New Line, which remains one of the best and most evergreen titles in the library. We’re thrilled that Jon is partnering with Roy
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Justice League cinematographer says Superman Black Suit scenes were filmed

  • JoBlo
In DC Comics' Death of Superman storyline, the Man of Steel seemingly died while battling Doomsday, but, as no one really dies in comics, Superman was revealed to have been placed in a regeneration matrix in the Fortress of Solitude. When he emerged, he was greatly weakened and sporting a new black suit. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Justice League borrowed from some of that... Read More...
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Justice League Dp Confirms Henry Cavill Filmed Scenes As Black Suit Superman, But They Didn’t Make The Cut

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 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. Word is the studio is now planning to release a Superman trilogy that bundles together Henry Cavill’s three Dceu appearances thus far: Man of Steel, Batman V Superman,
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Justice League has become the highest-grossing DC film in China

In a spot of good news for Justice League, the film has become China’s highest ever grossing DC film.

Justice League hasn’t been performing well at its domestic box office, the high profile superhero blockbuster is currently tracking $100 million behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and over $50 million behind the Dceu’s lowest grosser, Man of Steel (via box office mojo).

However, things are looking better abroad, including in the world’s second biggest market, China.

Justice League has so far accumulated $98 million in the country (a record for DC), putting it ahead of Wonder Woman with $90.5 million, and Batman v Superman’s $95.7 million. Justice League has achieved this in just three weeks.

Of course, this isn’t accounting for inflation and who knows how well films like The Dark Knight would have performed in today’s climate rather than being released before China exploded onto the scene.
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Rumor Suggests A Superman Trilogy Is Headed To Blu-Ray, And It’ll Include An Extended Cut Of Justice League

What’s the one thing Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the recently-released Justice League all have common? You know, besides Zack Snyder and all the trappings of the DC Extended Universe…

That’s right, they all feature Henry Cavill’s Superman in some shape or form – even if Justice League‘s marketing campaign says otherwise. And according to a new rumor posted by El Fanboy’s Mario-Francisco Robles, Warner Bros. is “mulling over” a possible Blu-ray trilogy that bundles together those three aforementioned superhero flicks.

File this one in the rumor cabinet for now, but Robles’ allegation gets really interesting when the scribe mentions an extended cut of Justice League, which will seemingly be a part of that yet-to-be-confirmed trilogy. Assuming this is true, it’ll be a bumper version of the theatrical cut, not the fabled Zack Snyder version that is said to be floating around cyberspace.
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Comic Book Review – Superman: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1

Ricky Church reviews Superman: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1…

Its an easy argument to say Superman has had a tough time in comics in the last few years. DC’s New 52 reboot was, many fans felt, contrary to many of the core characteristics and ideals of Superman in his line of comics. Gone was his marriage to Lois Lane, instead replaced by relationship with Wonder Woman, and, for most of the New 52’s time, his job at the Daily Planet. Even his demeanour was different; depending on the writer, Superman was depicted as fairly brooding and grim with the exception of Grant Morrison’s run on Action Comics and Geoff John’s brief arc on Superman.

DC Rebirth has not only been a return to form for the company, but for the Man of Steel himself. Superman by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason sees his marriage with Lois not only restored,
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C'mon Hollywood: Use the Flashpoint movie to help reboot the Dceu

  • JoBlo
It’s no secret that I’m not really a fan of the Dceu. While Wonder Woman was great, and I love Man Of Steel – warts and all – I pretty much hated the grimdark nonsense that was Batman V Superman and the just straight up nonsense that was Suicide Squad (like a fucking tatted Jugga-Joker). And while there are a (very vocal) minority of fans who love those films, that is... Read More...
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