Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Mortal Kombat have both been delayed by a week from their latest scheduled release date. Venom going from September 17, 2021 to September 24, 2021 and Mortal Kombat going from April 16, 2021 to April 23, 2021. No news yet to the reasons for the delay although let’s be thankful that it’s not a month or more of a pushback. Let us know your thoughts!
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By The Hero Network — 2 years ago
Zack Snyder dropped another teaser for his much anticipated cut of the Justice League movie. The tease in topic is Ben Affleck’s Batman donning his “Knightmare” attire (trench coat, cowl, goggles, etc). He also confirmed that this was taken during his recent reshoots which in total wasn’t a large amount of new footage but there are about 150 minutes of unseen footage that we haven’t seen (this is assumed to have been previously recorded before his departure).
Fans may notice that the Knightmare scene was teased in Batman V Superman during Bruce’s nightmare where he saw a post apocalyptic world where in which Superman became corrupt and Darkseid’s army has swarmed the world. The nightmare ends with Flash coming back from the future trying to warn Bruce that he was “always right about him”. Zack said this was meant to set up Justice League which is why many were disappointed to see it not pan out in Joss Whedon’s cut of the movie as it had set the bar for something that fans had wanted to see.Post Views: 221
By The Hero Network — 2 years ago
The screenwriter behind Batman V Superman and Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Chris Terrio, detailed his experience working with Warner Bros. on two blockbuster films and it’s not a good one. According to him, Warner Bros. had a slate of films but was more concerned about conforming to the schedule rather than building the world. From the outside looking in, this was assumed to be the case as DC announced film after film all before Batman V Superman was even released. It would’ve been smart to have a plan set in place just in case the reception was well and wait to see how it turned out. Here is the quote from his interview with Vanity Fair below:
“…as far as I can tell, and the brass at the very top, decided the order of the films… I was not consulted on the order of the films, even though I was the person writing Justice League. They just determined that it was going to be Batman/Superman, and then Wonder Woman, then Justice League, and then Aquaman. So there was never any thought to how the world was constructed before they issued this edict. They said, ‘Conform to this schedule.’”
“The Wonder Woman script wasn’t even finished when I wrote Justice League… So I had no basis to write Wonder Woman other than Batman/Superman. Themyscira didn’t even exist. I was never shown anything on the page for it. I didn’t know whether people could talk underwater. That was a thing that I had to ask, because I didn’t know if I could do underwater scenes with Aquaman and Atlanteans. It was all just from scratch because there had been no [solo] character films.”
“So Justice League needed to establish three of the characters; it had to create a long game mythology for the DC Universe. It had to resurrect Superman because he was dead at the end of the last movie. I just don’t know how you could do all that in under two hours. Maybe the 2017 release proved that you couldn’t”.
Chris Terrio also went into how much darker the WB’s story was before he got involved.
“The studio seemed to take this position after [Batman v Superman] that my writing was too dark and this was their problem… But what they didn’t mention was that, for example, in the draft of the Batman/Superman script that W.B. ha developed — [which was] the draft I was handed when I joined the project — Batman was not only branding criminals with the bat brand, he also ended the movie by branding Lex Luthor.”
“[Batman] has to see the error of his ways and remember his better self in the course of the movie. By the end of the movie, he needs to be the Batman we know, and he has to be ready to go and create the Justice League,”.
Chris Terrio also cut Superman “raining hell upon Black African Muslim characters in the desert,” after Lois is attacked by one of the kidnappers early in the movie. “I wanted to say [to WB], ‘I’ve been saving you from yourselves!.. I’ve been working with the director to bring a voice of conscience and sanity to the almost perversely dark film you’ve been developing for years, but I’m the problem here?’” Terrio says.
Removing his name close to the film’s release day would delay or create a scandal, “So I shut up and I said nothing publicly. I’ve never said anything about Justice League since then, but the movie doesn’t represent my work.”
Finally Chris Terrio talks about the Snyder cut.
“People do have problems with this version of the film… But that I can take because that is actual critique of my work. That’s fair game, and that I’ll engage with any day. People can quarrel with the movie, but at least they’re quarreling with my version and with Zack’s version of the film.”
Here’s hoping that the management gets better within Warner Bros as well as the way they treat their minority characters. Superman killing African / Muslim characters, Joss Whedon’s removal of Cyborg, Iris West and Martian Manhunter as well as the recent news that John Stewart was removed from the movie. Nothing is looking good in terms of how they handle these characters but let’s keep speaking out to make sure that we get the characters we want with proper treatment moving forward.Post Views: 476