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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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Justice League Dp Discusses Filming Black Suit Superman

Regardless of whether you loved or hated Justice League, we’re all aware of how a fair amount of footage was left on the cutting room floor. Perhaps it was either stuff that was shot by Zack Snyder that Warner Bros. didn’t want to use or, maybe, it just didn’t gel with the final cut; the latter happens all the time in the film industry. Still, there was one omission that remains a hot topic for discussion, that being Superman’s black costume.

For well over a year, many of us who were familiar with the source material expected to see the Last Son of Krypton don some darker threads upon his resurrection, just as he did in the comics. But, in Justice League‘s theatrical cut, the closest we’d gotten to that was him wearing some black slacks.

As debate raged on and conflicting reports of
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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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Zack Snyder’s Secret Justice League Cameo Has Been Revealed

Justice League might not be the hit that Warner Bros. were no doubt hoping it would be, but there really is much for fans to love in the movie – no one can deny that. As it brings together six of the DC universe’s biggest names, there’s a lot of history to draw from and, while it doesn’t have much time to do that in its surprisingly lean 120 minute runtime, it tries its best to call back to a few classic comic book arcs and characters, as well as paying homage to previous DC pics that have come before.

It’s not only the easter eggs that fans need to be on the lookout for, though, as the film is also stuffed full of cameos, including one from its director: Zack Snyder. Yes, as he so often does, Snyder snuck himself into the movie for a very brief appearance,
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Justice League Cinematographer Echoes Plea For A Director’s Cut

You’re not the only one crossing your fingers in the hope that Warner Bros. will release a director’s cut of Justice League.

Fabian Wagner, cinematographer on the pic and one of the DPs currently working on Game of Thrones season 8, has encouraged WB to dive through the archives and piece together all of those scenes that were allegedly left on the cutting room floor. Indeed, one need only look over Justice League‘s trailer campaign to identify all those shots that didn’t make the final cut.

Rumor has it that Warner imposed a two-hour mandate on Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s blockbuster, which goes some way to explaining the truncated runtime – at only 119 minutes in length, Justice League is undoubtedly one of the shortest superhero films in recent memory. Hell, it even took Wagner by surprise:

This one was even shorter than I expected, so there
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Justice League Cinematographer Also Wants Zack Snyder's Director's Cut

Justice League Cinematographer Also Wants Zack Snyder's Director's Cut
There were many aspects of Warner Bros. Justice League that were rather unexpected, especially the one hour and forty-nine minute runtime, which marked the shortest Dceu movie to date. Angry Dceu fans have been demanding the studio release Zack Snyder's director's cut of Justice League, including the original soundtrack by Junkie Xl, and it seems that the original cinematographer, Fabian Wagner, wants to see that director's cut too. The Dp is quite a big fan of all Zack Snyder's director's cuts, including Watchmen, 300 and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and he wants to see the director's complete vision for his latest directorial effort, at some point. Here's what Fabian Wagner had to say about the short run time.

"This one was even shorter than I expected, so there are scenes that aren't in there. I really hope we get to see a director's cut, which will give
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Coolio Claims He Was Set To Play Scarecrow In Batman & Robin Sequel

Although the Batman film franchise has brought joy to millions of people since 1943 (oh yes, we’re counting the serials starring Lewis Wilson), it has certainly had its ups and downs. After all, they can’t all be The Dark Knight Trilogy.

No matter which movies are to your liking, most of you will probably agree that Batman & Robin was a failure on pretty much every level (although I do experience much amusement whenever seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s take on Mr. Freeze). What you may or may not know though was that Warner Bros. were confident in the film prior to its release and thought it would be a grand slam with moviegoers, so much that they were ready to move forward with a sequel titled Batman Triumphant or Batman Unchained, depending on whom you ask on what day of the week. But when Batman & Robin bombed, plans for that
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Alien: Covenant - familiar character returning

Ryan Lambie Nov 1, 2016

With potential spoilers, a new report suggests that a character from Prometheus is set to return in Alien: Covenant...

Nb: The following contains potential spoilers for Alien: Covenant.

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There were lots of things in Ridley Scott's Prometheus that left us scratching our heads. Not least, why cast an actor of Guy Pearce's vintage, only to cover him in latex for the role of the wizened Peter Weyland? The answer, we later found out, was because Pearce was originally going to have a scene or two where he played a much younger version of the billionaire corporate boss, but these were ultimately dropped.
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Great Job, Internet!: Fly through 50 years of comic-book films in just three minutes

Despite the constant handwringing of various people about the current state of cinema, films based on comic-book properties have been around for quite a long time. The 1940s featured serials based on Batman and Superman, but even if those are discounted (as in this supercut), there have been comic book/comic strip films for at least 50 years. In this video, by YouTuber Moon Film, Wagner’s “Ride Of The Valkyries” scores the long walk from Batman in 1966 all the way up to this year’s Captain America: Civil War (sadly Suicide Squad is snubbed—which will probably just lead to more angst and bad tattoos for all involved).

The video is interesting for a number of reasons. First, it reminds you just how many times Hollywood (and independents) have tried to adapt these properties. There may be a bit of a golden age of superhero films at the ...
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Director Zack Snyder And Fabian Wagner Are Hard At Work In New Bts Justice League Photo

Justice League is almost halfway through its principal photography and we still have yet to see much of anything when it comes to behind-the-scenes photos or videos. However, photographer Clay Enos has decided to tease fans by sharing one of the very few behind-the-scenes images through the Entertainment Weekly photo department Instagram account. The image shows director Zack Snyder and director of photography Fabian Wagner (Game of Thrones) working together to film a scene. Wagner signed on as the Dp for Justice League when Batman v Superman's Larry Fong had to back out due to scheduling conflicts. As of now, the only details that are known about the film are from the recent Justice League set visit, but other than that, anything related to the film has been kept closely guarded. Expect updates soon as Comic-Con is just right around the corner.   That's a wrap gang! I've got to get
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X-Men: The real Apocalypse is its continuity!

Tony Black attempts to make sense of the continuity of the X-Men franchise…

Have you ever attempted to make sense of the X-Men movie continuity? As in pick apart the entire timeline of events across the eight, soon to be nine films in the franchise? Of course not, you all have lives. You have friends and family and loved ones, and probably spend time with them. I, on the other hand, give a worrying amount of time over in my brain space to consider these things, and recent conversation with my good friend Lee Chrimes, ostensibly about the merits (or lack thereof) of the brand new X-Men: Apocalypse, led to a very deep exploration of X-Men chronology which drove us toward one inescapable conclusion: the writers have no idea, and are probably hoping we’re past the point of worrying about it. Well I have news for you, Simon Kinberg – this matters.
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"Batman" 1943 Revealed

From SneakPeekTV.Com, take a look @ the first film appearance of 'Batman', from "Batman" (1943) directed by Lambert Hillyer, starring Lewis Wilson as 'Batman', Douglas Croft as 'Robin',  J. Carrol Naish as 'Dr. Daka', Shirley Patterson as 'Linda Page' and William Austin as 'Alfred":

"...'Batman', a secret U S government agent, attempts to defeat the sabotage schemes of enemy agent 'Dr. Daka'...

"...operating in 'Gotham City' at the height of World War II..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Batman"...
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Doctor Strange: the first attempt to bring him to the screen

Ryan Lambie Nov 4, 2016

Nearly 40 years ago, Doctor Strange got his first shot at screen glory. We take a look back at the Dr Strange TV pilot...

Even the biggest superheroes had to start somewhere. Batman made his screen debut in a 15-part serial for Columbia, where he spent the entire time tussling with a ‘Japanese’ criminal called Dr Daka (actually Irish-American character actor J Carrol Naish). Superman also made his first live-action appearance in a 40s serial, with Kirk Alyn wearing some very large underpants as the Man of Steel.

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Marvel’s roster of characters started to get their own shows in the 1970s, with Spider-Man leading the way and The Incredible Hulk following him with a successful, five-year run on CBS.
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Game of Thrones cinematographer to shoot Justice League

It looks like Zack Snyder won’t be reuniting with his frequent collaborator Larry Fong on Justice League Part One, with cinematographer Fabian Wagner set to step in as his replacement for the DC ensemble, which has commenced production today.

The news broke courtesy of Wagner’s resume on his agency website, with Fong then taking to Twitter to reveal that scheduling conflicts are preventing him from linking up with Snyder once again:

Schedule conflicts are not uncommon in this biz. But don’t worry, the amazingly talented Mr. Wagner will kill it.

Larry Fong (@larryfong) April 10, 2016

Justice League will be Wagner’s highest-profile gig to date, having previously shot episodes of Sherlock, The White Queen, Da Vinci’s Demons and Game of Thrones., as well as the feature films The Legend of Barney Thomson and Victor Frankenstein.

Fong has previously collaborated with Snyder on 300, Watchmen,
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Round-Up: New Bride Of Chucky Doll from Mezco Toyz, Q&A with Cabin Fever Reboot Composer Kevin Riepl, The Crush Blu-ray

“Babe, you made the best choice ever! You won’t regret this, I promise.” Created by Mezco Toyz, this Tiffany doll—based on her look from Bride of Chucky—speaks six phrases and is available to pre-order now. Also in this round-up: a Q&A with Kevin Riepl, the composer of the Cabin Fever reboot, and the Blu-ray details for the 1993 horror thriller The Crush!

Bride of Chucky Doll: From Mezco Toyz: “First introduced in the film Bride Of Chucky, Tiffany was the devoted girlfriend of killer Charles Lee Ray before his soul transferred into the ‘Good Guy’ doll that would come to be known as Chucky. After Chucky ended up in a police evidence vault, Tiffany used her feminine wiles to rescue him. When Chucky electrocutes her in a bathtub, he transfers her soul into a bridal doll. Now trapped in a doll body, Tiffany joins Chucky on his
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Countdown to Batman v Superman – Trinity

Ricky Church continues his countdown to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with Trinity…

Despite the movie being called Batman v Superman, one factor that is just as heavily anticipated, if not more so, than the two heroes going head-to-head in a physical match is the introduction of Wonder Woman. This will be the first time the Amazonian princess will have appeared in live-action after the 70s show starring Lynda Carter. Between the glimpses of her in Batman v Superman and Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot looks like she’ll knock the role out of the park.

It seems only appropriate, then, to recommend a Wonder Woman centric story. Trinity is writer and artist Matt Wagner’s depiction of Batman and Superman’s first meeting with Wonder Woman as she leaves Themyscira to uncover Ra’s al Ghul’s latest plot to rule the world with help from Bizarro and a mysterious Amazon outcast.
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What Batman V Superman Would Look Like In 1949

Both Batman and Superman are comic book characters who have been around since the late 1930.s. When you really think about it, it.s somewhat amazing that never seen the two of them on screen together. That problem has be fixed retroactively, as our favorite internet pastime, the mashup, has been used to show us something quite spectacular. Presented below,  a Batman v. Superman team-up, as a 1940.s serial. The guys over at New York Magazine.s Vulture have taken clips from the very first time Superman and Batman were ever seen as live actors on the screen, and combined them together to make their own Batman v. Superman trailer - circa 1949. That.s Kirk Alyn as Superman in 1948, and Lewis Wilson as Batman from 1943, together for the first time! As is the case with most of these mashup trailers, we never really see the two of them
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‘Django/Zorro’ #1 is an Entertaining Team Up and Genre Mashup

Django/Zorro #1

Written by Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner

Art by Esteve Polls

Colors by Brennan Wagner

Published by Dynamite Comics

Even though historically speaking, Zorro and Django were contemporaries, they couldn’t be more different. First, there is their ages. Zorro is 95 years old whereas Django hasn’t even celebrated his second birthday as a fictional character. They come in different social classes and cultures (Mexican aristocrat and former African American slave) and are children of different genres with Zorro taking his cues from the pulp and superhero genres while Django is a product of blaxploitation and the Western. Going beyond their character differences, Django/Zorro #1 is scripted by a writer known for his work in pulp comics and plotted by one known for Pulp Fiction. However, like Django and Don Diego de la Vega, co-writers Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner use both the differences and similarities between their
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‘Grendel vs. The Shadow’ #2

Grendel vs. The Shadow #2

Written and illustrated by Matt Wagner

Dark Horse Comics

The (relative) financial failure of Halloween III sealed the series’ sad fate: Rather than creating a new, original horror story under the Halloween banner each year, the producers returned to Michael Myers and turned out a series of ever-worse retreads.

Grendel creator Matt Wagner, on the other hand, spun pure gold by expanding beyond the world of his original anti-hero, Hunter Rose; particularly with the sublime 12-issue “Devil’s Legacy” run, in which Rose descendant Christine Spar inherited the cowl and forks.

From there, Wagner continued to re-imagine the character with each successive chapter, suggesting he had little desire to move anywhere other than forward with it.

Although Wagner has revisited Hunter Rose before (even after bringing Grendel into the distant future with “War Child” and “Devil Quest”) and engineered two Grendel/Batman crossovers, there’s something
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Critical Unfairness: Just When Do We Wave the White Flag?

The contradiction in film criticism certainly does not go unnoticed. Sure, there are countless films that are praised and applauded for its excellence in quality and creativity. Unfortunately, the overlooked cinema fare that deserves just as much attention (more so than some of the recognized critically-acclaimed selections on an impressive selection of critics’ and moviegoers’ radars) get lost in the proverbial shuffle. It is simply the professional hazard of the movie industry because not every well-received and standout gem will get its rightful due come major awards season in Hollywood.

Just how many times have we as movie reviewers and/or movie fans become indignant when we realized that the special piece of entertainment we personally and critically cherished came up short and empty in expectations? Again, every smart kid in the classroom cannot get a gold star as we remain a competitive society in the world of celluloid superiority.
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