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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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Watch the first three minutes of Justice League online

As the film gears up for its Digital HD release in Korea next week, the first three minutes of Warner Bros.’ DC superhero team-up Justice League has arrived online, showcasing Henry Cavill’s CGI-shaven Superman, as well as the opening Batman scene. Take a look here via Batman News…

See Also: Justice League scenes were shot featuring Superman’s black suit

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

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Ray Fisher shares image from a deleted Justice League scene

Although we caught a glimpse of Ray Fisher’s Victor Stone playing football during the trailers for Justice League, the scene proved to be one of many that ended up on the cutting room floor. Nevertheless, Fisher has now taken to Twitter to share an image from said sequence from DC stills photographer Clay Enos; check it out here…

See Also: Steppenwolf actor Ciaran Hinds reportedly unhappy with theatrical cut of Justice League, wants to see Zack Snyder’s version

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The
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Hot Toys’ Justice League Movie Masterpiece Batman collectible figure available to pre-order now

Sideshow has revealed a batch of promotional images for Hot Toys’ sixth scale Movie Masterpiece Series Batman figure which is based on the likeness of Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight in the DC superhero team-up Justice League. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $266 and is expected to ship October-December 2018; check it out below…

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Sideshow and Hot Toys are thrilled to officially introduce a special Deluxe Version of the all-new 1/6th scale Batman collectible figure from Justice League for all DC fans.

Meticulously crafted based on Ben Affleck’s appearance as Batman in Justice League, the movie-accurate collectible figure features two interchangeable heads which include a newly developed head sculpt and a masked head, three interchangeable eyepieces and lower faces capturing Ben Affleck’s facial expressions in the film, a newly developed muscular body, a brand-new Batsuit and leather-like cape,
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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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Steppenwolf actor Ciaran Hinds reportedly unhappy with theatrical cut of Justice League, wants to see Zack Snyder’s version

Since the release of Justice League, Warner Bros. has come in for a lot of criticism for its “Frankenstein” cut of the DC blockbuster, with Joss Whedon having been brought in to oversee extensive reshoots after Zack Snyder was forced to leave the project due to a family tragedy.

So far, a petition for the studio to release a Zack Snyder cut has attracted over 150,000 signatures, while the call has also gained support from cinematographer Fabian Wagner, and now it seems we can also add actor Ciaran Hinds to that list.

According to photographer Jason Laboy, the Steppenwolf actor has revealed that he was unhappy with the final theatrical version of Justice League, and is hoping to see Snyder’s original vision receiving its own release.

@DCFUniverse @DCEUnited @fukujang0627 @SherazFarooqi_ just told me he hopes they release Zack’s cut. He was not happy with the theatrical cut pic.twitter.
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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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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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Fan petition calls for all-Joss Whedon cut of Justice League

A few weeks back, a petition launched calling for Warner Bros. to release director Zack Snyder’s cut for Justice League, which has now attracted over 150,000 signatures as fan show their support for Snyder’s original vision for the DC blockbuster.

Well, now we have a rival petition, this time requesting an all-Joss Whedon cut of the superhero team-up, although something tells us this one may not be too serious:

“Everyone who saw Justice league can attest to the sheer genius that Joss Whedon brought to the movie. If he had been allowed to bring his entire vision to the screen, the movie would have been that much better. Examples of his touches include “Booya” as uttered by cyborg and the now classic line “My man” that has now become a battle cry by fishermen the world over after Aquaman showed he could speak to fish And quip at the same time.
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Abandoned Justice League script details have been revealed

Some interesting details have emerged regarding the plot of an abandoned Justice League screenplay.

The current Justice League playing in cinemas hasn’t been the only attempt to bring such a film to life; in fact, Warner Bros were trying to make the film back in 2011, before the Dceu even got under way.

The Wrap has gotten a hold of a draft from the scrapped movie and has shared some rather interesting details pertaining to the film’s plot and characters.

The Wrap reports that “Batman and Wonder Woman have a son, Aquaman is nowhere in sight, Darkseid enslaves Superman, and Hawkman and Green Lantern team up in space.”

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The script was written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad) and the film he had planned is quite different from the one that has ended up in theatres.
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Arrow star Manu Bennett reveals his reaction to Joe Manganiello playing Deathstroke on the big screen

With the DC Universe adding more characters to its big-screen roster, we are starting to see double. Currently, we have two actors playing The Flash, two actors playing Batman (sort of), and now two actors playing Slade Wilson/ Deathstroke. It’s safe to say that Warner Bros. has made it pretty clear that the Dceu and its various TV shows are separate entities.

Now, the cinematic Deathstroke got his first official reveal at the end of Justice League, and actor Joe Manganiello looks pretty terrific in the part. However, let’s not forget that Deathstroke has been on television for several years. While the general public is currently learning all about Slade Wilson, fans have enjoyed Manu Bennett in the role on the CW’s Arrow. So, how did Manu Bennett take the news of Deathstroke’s inclusion into the DC Extended Universe? More importantly, how did he take the
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Justice League pushes its box office to $567 million worldwide

It may not quite be the box office smash that Warner Bros. was hoping for, but the DC superhero blockbuster Justice League has broken the half billion mark at the worldwide box office in its third weekend, with the film pushing its global haul to $567.4 million.

Domestically, Justice League retained second place this weekend behind Coco, with a weekend of $16.6 million pushing its North American total to $197.3 million. The Zack Snyder-directed blockbuster has added a further $370.1 million from international markets.

Justice League still has some work to do if it is to avoid becoming the lowest grossing instalment of the Dceu, with Man of Steel sitting on $668 million. Warner Bros. will surely be hoping that the DC heroes can shift a few more tickets before Star Wars: The Last Jedi sucks the life out of the rest of the box office later this month.

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Rumour: Warner Bros. planning a Legion of Doom story arc across multiple DC films

The post-credits scene of last month’s Justice League appeared to set up the Injustice League as potential villains for the DC superhero team, as Jessie Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor proposed an alliance with Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke.

While the Injustice League is well known to comic book fans as the villainous counterpart to the Justice League, older DC fans may be more familiar with the Legion of Doom – the group of supervillains who originated in the 70s animated series Challenge of the Super Friends. And, if a rumour from El Fanboy is to be believed, Warner’s new focus for the Dceu is to build the Legion of Doom throughout its slate of upcoming releases.

The outlet claims that Warner Bros. is looking to tease the formation of the Legion of Doom over several movies, with a source suggesting that: “They’re working on something cool for Sdcc [San Diego Comic Con] 18, related to Lod.
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Prime 1 Studio’s Cyborg Justice League statue available to pre-order

We’ve already seen Justice League statues for Batman and Aquaman, and now it’s the turn of Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. The DC collectible from Prime 1 Studio is limited to 350 pieces and is available to pre-order now, priced at $1,099.; take a look at the official promotional images here…

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Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present Cyborg from the Justice League film. Victor Stone is a former college athlete and football star. Following a horrible accident, his father was able to save him via the use of a Mother Box that crafted cybernetics onto him. Victor then became known as the superhero Cyborg. He would eventually be recruited by Batman and Wonder Woman to become a member of the Justice League, in order to help defend Earth against the imminent alien invasion of Steppenwolf and his Parademon army.

Fueled by his restored faith
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Rumour: Warner Bros. was reportedly going to recast Iris West for Flashpoint

Last summer, back when Rick Famuyiwa remained attached to direct, it was announced that Dope actress Kiersey Clemons had been cast as Iris West alongside Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen in Warner Bros.’ The Flash movie, with Clemons subsequently confirmed to cameo as the character in Justice League.

Well, Clemons’ role was ultimately cut from the DC blockbuster, although it did leak online a few weeks back – and according to a VFX artist who worked on the film – the fact the clip leaked may have saved the actresses job as Warner Bros. was reportedly looking to recast the role for Flashpoint.

“We were replacing Clemons with a digital woman in the shot – Clemons was brought on because of Famuyiwa, when he bailed, it meant WB could recast her,” said the unnamed source on Reddit. “That’s around the time the shot was cut. Now it’s been leaked online with her in it,
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The reason why WB didn’t delay Justice League is reportedly due to the payment of bonuses

The reason why Warner Bros. didn’t delay Justice League after its production issues has reportedly been revealed.

With all that went wrong during production, with director Zack Snyder leaving playing a big role, some are surprised that Warner Bros. didn’t decide to delay the release of their marquee blockbuster.

Well, according to a report in The Wrap, WB president Toby Emmerich and CEO Kevin Tsujihara “wanted to preserve their bonuses they would be paid before the merger [with At&T],” and were concerned that “if they pushed the movie, then their bonuses would have been pushed to the following year and they might not still be at the studio.”

The Wrap’s report also claims that at the highest levels of the studio, bonuses are awarded “for making good decisions,” so if delaying a film turned out to be the ‘right decision’ that executive could have been rewarded for it.

On the surface of things,
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Rumour: Warner Bros. reportedly considered replacing Zack Snyder following Batman v Superman backlash

It looks like director Zack Snyder came very close to being replaced following the poor critical reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Wrap claims to have a source who reveals that, following the backlash from Batman v Superman, Warner Bros. execs went to then-Warner Bros. President Greg Silverman to “suggest removing Snyder from “Justice League.” In response, Silverman sent DC President Jon Berg to oversee production.

The source claims that Greg Silverman was “quite harsh on Zack” in the aftermath of Batman v Superman, but that Warner Bros. ultimately decided to keep him on. Partly, it’s claimed, due to the distractions a high-profile firing would create for the production, and what it would imply about the well-being of the Dceu. “They were already in deep prep on Justice League and it would have cost a fortune. There’s stickiness to a director because there’s
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Justice League is falling behind Man of Steel at the domestic box office

Justice League is tracking behind the box office takings of Man of Steel at the North American box office.

While Justice League brought in $93 million during its opening weekend – a big number for most films – this was still considered a disappointment when comparing to recent superhero movies and the other films in the Dceu.

This figure was way behind Batman v Superman’s $166 million and even behind Man of Steel ($128 million).

Unfortunately for Justice League, the film is still trailing Man of Steel – which is the lowest grossing Dceu film so far. Justice League has at this point accumulated $174 million in North America after 11 days (via box office mojo) and Man of Steel, at the same time of release, had collected $214 million.

Man of Steel ultimately went on to make $291 million at the domestic box office, comfortably in last place behind Suicide Squad’s $325 million. It will certainly be interesting
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