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Warner Bros. Reportedly Facing $50M-$100M Loss On Justice League

Forget Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons; Justice League is now facing a much more formidable conundrum: a lower-than-expected box office tally.

Currently simmering at $278 million worldwide, Warner’s much-hyped ensemble film disappointed on home turf, where it’s measly $94 million domestic haul became the lowest grossing debut of any Dceu effort to date – only Wonder Woman comes close at $100 million, though Patty Jenkins’ standalone pic had a remarkably long tail, which is to say that Diana Prince ruled over the global box office all summer long for a grand total of $821 million.

Justice League, by stark contrast, is now expected to limp miserably toward $635 million, which spells trouble for the Warner Bros. bean counters. Coming out of the film’s “dismal” debut, Forbes has compiled an exhaustive report that factors just about everything into the equation – merchandise potential, overseas markets…you name it – and it looks like WB is
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Kevin Smith Posts His Verdict Of Justice League: “There Are Moments That Made My Heart Soar”

As Justice League begins to dust itself down in preparation for a crucial second weekend, Warner Bros. executives will be crossing their fingers in the hope that audiences will still flock to see the Zack Snyder-directed tentpole – you know, despite the avalanche of middling reviews.

Financially, it’s been a similar story for the Justice League of America; at only $94 million, the starry mega-film endured the lowest domestic opening of any movie in the DC Extended Universe thus far, which doesn’t exactly bode well for Justice League‘s box office ambitions.

$600 million is said to be the current target if it’s to really turn a profit, though it’s hard to see Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s big-budget blockbuster as anything other than a misfire – no matter which way you spin the box office numbers.

And though he’s well aware of the film’s shortcomings,
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Enough Justice League Footage Was Cut To Make A Second Movie

Justice League is now out and, unsurprisingly, it’s splitting people right down the middle. Many fans love it, but critics are giving the film a pounding. Everyone, however, is intrigued to know how it was changed from its original cut.

In case you’ve missed all the behind the scenes upheaval, Zack Snyder had to hand the keys of the movie over to Joss Whedon due to a family tragedy, meaning the reshoots changed Justice League in some major ways. We’re told that only 15-20% of the final cut is Whedon’s, but we suspect this might be underselling it a bit. What exactly belongs to the Avengers director and what came from Snyder isn’t too hard to spot in the film itself, and while a report surfaced over the weekend outlining many of the latter’s scenes that were removed, we’re now learning just how much was cut.
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Fans petitioning Warner Bros. to release Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League

While director Zack Snyder certainly has his critics, he’s also got a very devoted fan base – one which has launched a new campaign for Warner Bros. to release his original version of Justice League with a petition on Change.org which has so far attracted almost 60,000 signatures.

“We the undersigned make this petition, because during the last few months, the film Justice League underwent a few changes in terms of composer and runtime,” reads the petition. “Zack Snyder, director of the film, screened Justice League to Warner Bros. executives earlier this year, they where happy with the film, but the director himself felt the film needed something more, he contacted Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, to write a few additional scenes with plans to shoot them over the summer, but an unfortunate tragedy in his family happened and he understandably had to step down,
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"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" - Outtakes

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Sneak Peek 'outtakes' from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", the supernatural TV series created by Joss Whedon ("The Avengers") following 'Buffy Summers' (Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women known as 'Vampire Slayers':

"...being a young woman, 'Buffy' wants to live a normal life, but as the series progresses, she learns to embrace her destiny, aided by a 'Watcher', who guides, teaches and trains her. Unlike her predecessors, Buffy surrounds herself with a circle of loyal friends who become known as the 'Scooby Gang'..."

The success of 'Buffy' has led to hundreds of tie-in products, including novels, comics and video games.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" outtakes...
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Movie Review – Justice League (2017)

Justice League, 2017.

Directed by Zack Snyder.

Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Ciarán Hinds, Diane Lane, Amber Heard, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Billy Crudup, J.K. Simmons, and Jeremy Irons.

Synopsis:

Inspired by Superman’s heroic sacrifice, Batman and Wonder Woman assemble a team of heroes to tackle the demonic Steppenwolf.

Lots of big films have troubled productions, but few go through such publicised woes as DC’s latest. Zack Snyder, director of the Dceu’s first two instalments, left the project while it was in its final stages due to a family tragedy, and Joss Whedon was promptly roped in to handle reshoots and to oversee post-production. This was met with mixed reactions from the fanbase ? some were excited because Whedon had managed to craft successful and entertaining ensemble pieces with The Avengers and (to a lesser extent) Avengers: Age of Ultron,
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Justice League, Batman's Knightmare & the future of the Dceu

Mark Harrison Nov 21, 2017

A spoiler-y look at Batman Vs Superman, Justice League, and Batman's 'Knightmare'...

This article contains spoilers for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Justice League.

One of the most surreal and oft-discussed scenes in Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice comes around an hour into the film, when Bruce Wayne nods off at his desk in the Batcave. The five minute sequence that follows, dubbed 'the Knightmare' (but not the Citv gameshow), is the sum of all Bruce's fears about Superman, showing a dystopian future that could have foreshadowed the future of the DC cinematic universe.

However, these plans have been significantly changed over the course of the 20 months between the release of Batman V Superman and its follow-up, Justice League, by a combination of the vitriolic reception of the former, a frantic course correction on the latter and the real life
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‘Justice League’ Box Office: Why a $96-Million Opening Means Trouble

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‘Justice League’ Box Office: Why a $96-Million Opening Means Trouble
DC Comics’ “Justice League” (Warner Bros.) opened to just shy of $100 million. That makes it the seventh best opening for 2017, just $7 million shy of DC’s “Wonder Woman,” which would seem a reasonable box-office launch.

But the movie marks a disappointment in relation to its $300-million production cost–before worldwide marketing expenses. Yet again, DC and Warners seem to be whiffing this crucial Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman franchise at bat against rival Disney/Marvel– which just delivered a home run with “Thor: Ragnarok.”

Nonetheless “Justice League” boosted the weekend — with help from a surprisingly strong showing for family heart-tugger “Wonder” (Lionsgate) — to more than $200 million total box office. That’s more than $40 million ahead of last year, when “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” debuted to $79 million.

Boasting a robust ensemble of familiar superheroes and fresh franchise entries including Aquaman, the epic was expected to reach $110 million or better.
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AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Passes Away at 64

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AC/DC Guitarist Malcolm Young Passes Away at 64
For those about to rock, we salute you. Malcolm Young, founding member of AC/DC and brother to lead guitarist Angus Young, has passed away at the age of 64. Malcolm suffered through dementia and cancer for the last years of his life and has not toured or recorded with the band since 2008's Black Ice. Malcolm Young was the band's rhythm guitar player and is responsible for many of AC/DC's best-known songs that have topped the charts as well as helped launch movies into the top of the box office with his contributions to soundtracks.

In a statement on the Malcolm Young's Facebook, his family said, "Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many." While the statement is accurate, it also underscores just how amazing Malcolm Young really was. Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Action Hero was a box office bomb,
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From Inhumans to The Punisher: Taking Stock of the State of Marvel TV

From Inhumans to The Punisher: Taking Stock of the State of Marvel TV
When Marvel first made its way to TV, expectations were high. The Avengers had just assembled their way to becoming the studio's first production to generate over $1 billion in ticket sales, transitioning the Marvel Cinematic Universe out of its first phase and into its second, and the idea of the interconnected superhero world coming into our living rooms every week for the low, low price of the cable bill we were already paying was thrilling.  And then, in the fall of 2013, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actually premiered. In the four years since the ABC series revived S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and, at the start, underwhelmed fans, the powerhouse studio's small-screen...
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Justice League Review

Justice League is a “step in the right direction” in that instead of tumbling down an upwards-climbing escalator on an endless loop, DC has now managed to brace itself on a bottom step, clutching the handrail in a dizzied, confused daze. Patty Jenkins blazed a trail for franchise improvement with Wonder Woman, but this Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon double-team steps right back into the Dceu’s own mismanaged stink.

Forced “humor” clashes with Snyder’s brand of glib intensity, action sequences rage with no captivation, backstory establishment gets tossed aside – but yes, it’s far more “fun” than Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. For whatever that’s worth? Marvel cultivated their rivaling luminescent, “bright side” universe through patience and genuine charisma – DC just wants to bottle the same magic, hellbent on replicating an existing formula without understanding.

The Justice League’s first venture is to prevent Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), a cosmic warlord,
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Did 'Justice League' Learn Anything from 'Avengers'?

Did 'Justice League' Learn Anything from 'Avengers'?
[Warning: This story contains minor spoilers for Justice League]

When Marvel built up its group of cinematic superheroes, the studio turned to cult-tv showrunner Joss Whedon to bring that group together in the massively successful 2012 team-up film The Avengers. Five years later, DC and Warner Bros. are finally ready with a team-up of their own in Justice League, bringing together Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman and eventually (spoiler alert) Superman. Due to a family tragedy, director Zack Snyder had to bow out of the postproduction and reshoot process that took place throughout the majority of this...
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'Justice League' is Coming Together for $110+ Million Opening While 'Wonder' Looks to Surprise

'Justice League' is Coming Together for $110+ Million Opening While 'Wonder' Looks to Surprise
This weekend Marvel's latest hit Thor: Ragnarok is looking to top $250 million after 17 days in release while Warner Bros. and DC Comics unveil their latest entry into the DC Extended Universe, Justice League looking to make a splash globally, though that's not all this weekend has to offer. Lionsgate will debut the highly anticipated adaptation Wonder while Sony is debuting their faith-based animated title The Star. All-in-all we should be looking at a strong weekend in which the top twelve should combine for over $200 million for the first time since early July. Looking at a #1 finish, Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Justice League will debut in 4,051 theaters with industry expectations right around $105-115 million. Given Wonder Woman debuted with $103.2 million earlier this year, Suicide Squad opened with $133.6 million last year and Batman v Superman opened with $166 million, those expectations might seem low given this is essentially DC's equivalent to Marvel's The Avengers.
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Pixar's Coco Beats Avengers as Mexico's Biggest Movie Ever

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Pixar's Coco Beats Avengers as Mexico's Biggest Movie Ever
Pixar's Coco is off to a pretty impressive start at the box office. The movie has still yet to make its way to theaters internationally, but Disney released the movie in Mexico early. Disney premiered the film at the Morelia Film Festival and released it in Mexico three weeks ago, in order to coincide with the Dia De Muertos celebrations, which Coco is set during. To date, the movie has already made $43.1 million in Mexico and will pass the all time record set by The Avengers any minute now.

Marvel's The Avengers was released in 2012 and went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever worldwide, with $1.51 billion. It made 827 million pesos ($43.3 million) in Mexico, which is just ahead of the 824 million ($43.1 million) that Coco has made as of this writing. That's an impressive feat, to say the least, but it no doubt has to do with the fact
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‘Justice League’ Post-Credits Scenes: What They Are and Why They Give Us Hope for the DC Extended Universe

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‘Justice League’ Post-Credits Scenes: What They Are and Why They Give Us Hope for the DC Extended Universe
After six years of boldly charting its own course into the great unknown, the DC Extended Universe is finally cutting its losses and rerouting to a more well-traveled path. Hardcore fans may not agree with the decision or like what it entails, but there’s no denying that “Justice League” borrows a page or two from the (wildly popular) Marvel playbook. Maybe even three or four. Actually, if we’re being completely honest, it lifts entire chapters wholesale from one cinematic saga to another.

And not a minute too soon. At this point, playing things safe may have been the only way to right the ship and convince audiences to continue investing in these characters. “Justice League” was always going to be the Dceu equivalent of “The Avengers,” but the extent to which Zack Snyder’s latest opus cribs from the competition in order to sell us on its heroes is still pretty surprising.
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‘Justice League’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

‘Justice League’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying
Before critics even released reviews of “Justice League,” the DC blockbuster raised eyebrows when Warner Bros. and Rotten Tomatoes both delayed review ratings until a day before the movie’s premiere.

Following numerous setbacks including extensive reshoots and directorial shifts after Zack Snyder stepped away from the project following his daughter’s death, the film received mixed reviews.

From DC Comic’s extended universe, “Justice League” picks up where “Batman v Superman” left off and stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, Henry Cavill as Superman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

In general, critics say “Justice League” falls somewhere between box-office sensation “Wonder Woman,” and the under-performing “Batman v Superman.” Most praised the chemistry of the cast along with the its direction, considering it’s the product of two filmmakers, while others panned the bland villain, Steppenwolf and pointed out the universe’s shortcomings compared
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The Preview Reel: Justice League, Wonder, and The Star

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Welcome to this week’s “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the week’s upcoming wide-release movies. Thor: Ragnarok defended its box-office crown last week, with both Daddy’s Home 2 and Murder on the Orient Express slightly over-performing. This week sees one of the most anticipated movies of the fall movie season as the next film in the DC Extended Universe (Dceu) debuts in the form of Justice League. Two other movies – Wonder and The Star – are both aimed at family audiences before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Justice League

What we are excited about: Wonder Woman put the Dceu back on course this past summer as it was not only by far the best-reviewed movie of the lot, but also the highest grossing. Warner Bros. is looking to keep that momentum with its team-up blockbuster, Justice League. The fact that we’ll see Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg (and c’mon,
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Justice League Review: It Doesn't Suck, But It's Not Great

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Justice League Review: It Doesn't Suck, But It's Not Great
After years of development and a change of director in post-production, the Justice League finally graces the silver screen. The film is not without fault, but the good outweighs the bad by a mile. Reactions will be predicated by the type of audience. Fans of the genre can breathe a huge sigh of relief. Justice League is entertaining and humorous with great character interactions. There is an overreliance on CGI which fuels the somewhat thin plot. The cartoon villain is the primary victim of this crutch. That said, the bones of the story, the Justice League characters, are well cast. They form a solid foundation for future greatness. Their first adventure is a decent start. It's far superior to the dreadful Batman V Superman, but not nearly as nuanced and well-written as Wonder Woman.

The world is in despair over the death of Superman (Henry Cavill). Batman (Ben Affleck) has
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'Justice League' Review: DC Superhero Team-Up Keeps It Light, For Better or Worse

'Justice League' Review: DC Superhero Team-Up Keeps It Light, For Better or Worse
For those who loathe Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and they are legion, Justice League will be just the corrective followup they're looking for. Granted, BvS got a bad rap for staying true to the dark instincts of the DC Comics universe from which it emerged. It's just that director Snyder lacked the artistic cred that Christopher Nolan brought to his Dark Knight trilogy, to put it mildly. Instead of the Freudian gloom and doom of the Caped Crusader (Ben Affleck) and the Man of Steel
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Infinity War And Avengers 4 Will Include “Lots Of Evolutions” For Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

From Captain America’s rumored transition (Nomad, perhaps?) to Hawkeye’s newfound identity, the story rumors for Infinity War and Avengers 4 have been coming in thick and fast.

That largely comes down to the fact that Joe and Anthony Russo, director of Winter Soldier and last year’s Civil War, chose to shoot both ensemble movies back-to-back, resulting in a bottleneck of photos and leaked set pics. And though Marvel is yet to release any official footage from either Infinity War or Avengers 4, it’s fair to say that both McU tentpoles are among the most-anticipated movies on the Hollywood calendar.

And for good reason, it seems, as they’ll feature “lots of evolutions” for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes over the next two-to-three years.

While speaking with Collider during Ragnarok‘s press tour, Marvel boss Kevin Feige addressed the somewhat contentious continuity issue lying between Thor: Ragnarok and Infinity War,
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