Zack Snyder Releases The Trailer For His Version Of 'Justice League' Set To Be Released In Four Parts

I can't believe its 2020 and we're still talking about the first Justice League movie, but here we are. After Zack Snyder was replaced by Joss Whedon on the original JL movie it was clear the movie's final product was not what the original director had intended. From Henry Cavill's strangely deleted mustache, to a whole new color palette to some scenes, Snyder fans were left wondering what the original version would've looked like. Now they've finally got their wish after months of lobbying for its release on social media and even getting involvement from the film's cast themselves, the film will be released in four one hour parts on HBO Max next year.

Below is the trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League:
The trailer shows off many of the deleted scenes and aspects of the movie that never made into Whedon's version, specifically the actual appearance of Darkseid. While he's mentioned as a looming threat in the original movie, here we actually see a flashback scene to Darkseid before he gets his omega power. This scene was actually in the theatrical cut but featured Steppenwolf instead of Darkseid fighting off armies of Atlanteans, Amazonians, and Green Lanterns for the mother boxes in the past. Its rumored this actual fight scene will be much longer in Snyder's version. There's also Steppenwolf's very different look which is similar to the design Snyder used in the deleted scene from Batman v. Superman which featured the character.

Then there's of course all the things we had heard about over time such as the black suited Superman, many more Cyborg scenes and his actual backstory, and the Flash scene featuring Iris West. Snyder confirmed we'll be getting to see Flash actually time travel in this version, and it will likely connect to the Darkseid ravaged future we see in the trailer and saw in Batman v. Superman. This may also finally connect to the scene where Flash come back to warn Bruce in BVS, a scene which still has yet to be given an explanation in the MCU but was likely a part of Snyder's plans.

As far as what was added by Whedon and won't be in this version of the movie, we know several of the comedy scenes including those between Bruce Wayne and Barry and some of Ben Affleck's lines during the fight against Superman won't be in the movie. We also know Cyborg and Barry won't have their moment bonding when they dig up Superman's grave, as it appears Cyborg is now doing that alone in a much more dramatic scene. Meanwhile Flash may be busy during this time time traveling to the Darkseid post apocalyptic future and to warn Bruce of Superman becoming evil. Evil Superman was a brief moment that was taken care of quickly in the Whedon version, but here it'll likely be a much larger storyline with Darkseid using the anti-matter equation on him which is what leads to the scene we saw in Batman v. Superman during Bruce's visions.

So what do you think of the trailer for the Snyder cut? Do you think you'll prefer this version over Whedon's? Let us know below!

First Official Trailer For 'The Batman' Premieres At DC Fandome And Shows Off His Second Year Under The Cowl

Something just didn't feel right for comic book movie fans this summer. Between our usual summer releases and Comic-Con announcement, the time span between May and August has almost become comic book Christmas. Thankfully DC has still managed to bring us some excitement amidst the Covid 19 pandemic, with their own version of a virtual Comic-Con known as DC Fandome. The event brought us several video game announcements, as well as sneak peaks of upcoming movies like the Snyder Cut of Justice League, The Suicide Squad, Black Adam, Shazam 2, Wonder Woman 1984, and of course the grand finale of the first trailer for Matt Reeves' The Batman.

Below is the first trailer for The Batman:
From the start of the trailer the masked man we're seeing taping up his victim is actually Paul Dano's Riddler, which is of course very different from his over top hat and cane look from the comics. Reeves' here seems to be taking a page out of Nolan's book, moving away from the comic look for a more modern and realistic look for the character. This also is a huge divergence from the looks Zack Snyder was going for with his world and Ben Affleck's Batman, which by all accounts was visually much closer to the aesthetic of the comics. We also get a good look at his smaller Batmobile and Batcave, which all just add to the darker more realistic feel especially for a much younger inexperienced Batman.

You may not have realized The Penguin is also in this trailer, and Colin Farrell looks unrecognizable as the character under all the makeup and facial prosthetics. Its hard to tell how important he'll be to the story as he's probably just still Oswald Cobblepott here, but we do see him in a chase scene with Batman. Matt Reeves' has revealed the movie will focus on the corruption of the Gotham PD which may tie into Cobblepott as well as Jeffrey Wright's Commissioner Gordon who already clearly has a relationship with Batman here. The Riddler seems to have a vendetta against them but has also clearly singled out Batman and wants his attention as scene with the uni-bomber scene at the funeral, and the riddle he left for him on the card.

Zoe Kravitz' Catwoman is also seen is a very early version of her suit, so its likely she's just getting started around the same time as Batman. The two share fight scene in the trailer but its hard to tell how important she'll be, and if she'll be on Batman or Riddler side. The movie seems to be following a Long Halloween style of storyline with The Riddler creating this elaborate plot for Batman and him having to use his detective skills to get the bottom of things. Reeves also confirmed several things including the fact the show will take place in year two of Batman's career, it will tie into the Gotham PD series he's developing for HBO Max, and it will have no connection to any of the previous DC movies. 

So what did you think of The Batman trailer? Are you excited to see Reeves and Pattinson's take on the character? Let us know below!

Henry Cavill Is Reportedly In Talks To Reprise His Role As Superman, But It Won't Be In 'Man of Steel 2'

Now that we finally have gotten confirmation that Warner Bros. will be releasing the Zack Snyder version of Justice League next year on HBO Max, fans have been wondering how the new film could impact the future of DC. Well it seems the ripples are already starting to have their effect, as its being reported that Henry Cavill will indeed be playing Superman again in future projects for the studio. This news some after speculation has been rampant the last few years that Warner Bros. had no future plans for Cavill's Superman, and a growing belief that the actor would inevitably be recast. Now after years of those rumors, we can now rest assured that we will be able to see Cavill return to the part of Kal-El after all.

The news comes courtesy of Deadline who make it clear that although Cavill will be playing Superman again, the studio won't be giving him a new standalone film. Instead they want to use him as a sort of Nick Fury figure for their DC universe by having him appear in several of their other films. The most likely of these seem to be the upcoming Shazam 2! and Black Adam, two characters who have crossed paths with Clark Kent often in the comics and share similar powers to him. The character of Superman actually made a brief cameo in Shazam!, but the part was played by a double due to the hold out between Cavill and the studio at the time. The idea of Superman and Shazam teaming up against Black Adam has already been brought to the comics, and The Rock himself has said he would love to see it in one of his films.

This really does come as a surprise given the years of news we heard about Warner Bros' lack of interest in Cavill's version of the character, instead wanting to focus on Supergirl or even recasting Superman with an actor like Michael B. Jordan. While most of those rumors were later debunked, there was also talk that Cavill was unhappy that he never got a Man of Steel 2. The film that launched the DCEU in 2013, other characters such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam! saw their sequels green-lit almost immediately while his never did. DC's focus on team-up films like Batman v. Superman and Justice League seemed like a reasonable explanation for there being no Man of Steel 2 at the time, but once the studio had apparently begun to distance themselves from an expanded universe the justification became less clear.

Its very possible that the Snyder Cut has brought some new life to this shared universe idea, with an eventual future team-up film coming way down the line. Having Cavill's Superman show up in some of these sequels could be a good way of letting audiences know they still all exist in the same universe. Cavill has really only shown up in three DC movies over the span of almost the last decade, which I'm sure pales in comparison to the trilogies and Justice League sequels he was originally pitched in 2012. When you compare that to the amount of times Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. made MCU appearances throughout that time, it obvious his Superman has been severely underused. Cavill himself has always been a big fan of the character and has become a fan favorite, so seeing him come back in any capacity will surely make him and the fans very happy.

So how do you feel about Cavill coming back as Superman? Do you think he should get his own sequel or do you like the idea of him making cameos? Let us know below!

New Trailer For Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet' Confirms The Movie Will Hit Theaters At Some Point

Movie fans had many projects they were looking forward to seeing this summer, but one of its staples was going to be a new time travel film from Christopher Nolan. But of course the COVID-19 pandemic has made the chances of the film's release in theaters this July seem less and less likely, but the director who has been vocal about wanting audiences to see his movies on the big screen had been persistent Tenet will still get that very treatment. The movie still holds it July 17th release date while other big project have completely vacated the next three months of release dates, but it still remains unclear if it will eventually be moved as well.

Below is the trailer for Tenet:
As for the film itself it definitely gives off a vibe most similar to Nolan's classic Inception, but this time dealing with inversion and time travel rather than dreams. Nolan is well known for not giving away too much about the movie's plot in his trailers, so of course its hard to really figure out everything going on here (Which makes it really hard to right an article about, but I'll give it a shot). What we do know is John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) will be the main protagonist who is being brought in to learn about these methods of time travel through experts like Elizabeth Debicki and Robert Pattinson's characters.

Like Inception, it seems that the film will see a sort of team of characters form including Debicki, Pattinson, Michael Caine, and Himesh Patel (Yesterday). Nolan has once again assembled an impressive ensemble of young actors here, and really has only brought back one of his frequent collaborators with Caine. Kenneth Branagh will clearly be playing the movie's main villain who is a Russian bent on starting World War III, and who wants to acquire the Tenet technology. 

We also get a look at some major action set pieces, including a chase scene in a theater that feels like it came right of Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. There's also the car chase scene where time is reversed that we saw in the first trailer, as well as a scenes of a plane being crashed into a building which Pattinson's character jokes about at the end. Knowing Nolan's love of practical effects, it shouldn't come as a surprise that most of these scenes are real and just make the movie even more appealing to film fanatics. 

So what did you think of the Tenet trailer? Do you have any theories about what the movie could be about? Do you think it will get a new release date soon? Let us know below!

Warner Bros. Finally Announces They Will Release The Snyder Cut Of 'Justice League' On HBO Max

During these strange times of the COVID-19 pandemic, optimistic movie news has been rare with the majority of articles simply announcing everything thats been delayed. With movie theaters closed and most TV and movie sets shutdown, many things have been left up in the air about when we'll be able to go to the movies again, and what the future of that experience will look like. Having said all that, it seems like the release of many streaming services such as Peacock and HBO Max couldn't have come at a better time, as they've all seen a huge surge in viewers with so many people stuck at home. As if they even needed any more to draw viewers in, now HBO Max has promised fans a movie they've been waiting three years for, and never thought they would get.

The well documented history of Zack Snyder's Justice League is familiar to most comic book fans who remember the director leaving the project following a family tragedy and being replaced by Avengers director Joss Whedon. Several reshoots were conducted including the infamous Henry Cavill mustache scenes that were terribly CGI-ed out, and other plot points and scenes from Snyder's original story were cut completely to keep a lighter tone. The end product was enjoyed by some, but other die hard fans felt it was just a messy edit of what Snyder originally intended.

"Release The Snyder Cut" has since become a movement on social media, with fans trying to convince the studio to release a version of the movie with all of his original scenes. The director himself had teased that this version of the movie existed, but of course would have to be finished and supported by the studio. Even Justice League actors such as Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa had voiced their support for its release. Well last week, during a live re-watch of Man of Steel along with Henry Cavill, Snyder confirmed the project will be coming to HBO Max next year. The studio will be providing a budget for Snyder to finish the CGI for the scenes cut and his original score by Junkie XL instead of Danny Elfman will be added in, but there will reportedly be no need for any reshoots.

There's many story elements fans expect to see in this version including seeing Darkseid on screen, Martian Manhunter, and more of an evil black suited Superman just to name a few. With the DCEU sort of in limbo as DC has turned its focus to solo project like Shazam!, Joker, Wonder Woman 1984, and Robert Pattinson's The Batman, its likely this movie will be a one off and won't revive the cinematic universe Snyder had planned back in the day. None the less it still gives fans a chance to see not only Snyder's original movie, but also more scenes of Ben Affleck's Batman who we probably won't get to see again in future films.

So how do you feel about the Snyder cut getting released? Do you think it will be better than the original Justice League? Let us know below!

Matt Reeves' Reveals First Test Footage Of Robert Pattinson In Costume For 'The Batman'

Honestly this definitely wasn't how I was expecting to first see Battinson in action. I was just expecting a blurry set photo to be all we would have for a few months before we finally got a trailer for this movie. But Matt Reeves' seems to have taken a note from Zack Snyder's book and knows you better off just revealing an official look at your character's costumes before a fan finds it anyway. The director has revealed the first footage of his lead actor Robert Pattinson in full costume as the Caped Crusader, accompanied by our first bit of Michael Giacchino's score for the movie.

Below is the test footage of Robert Pattinson in The Batman:
Lets get the obvious thing out of the way first, this red lit footage looks almost exactly like the intro to Netflix's Daredevil series from a few years ago. While the red lighting could have a deeper meaning, for now it just seems to evoke the tone and noir feel Reeves wants for his version of Batman. It also helps make it hard to make out the actual color the suit will be, and still keep a sense of mystery to what the full suit will look like.

As for what we can see of the suit, the chest plate seems armored similar to how it was in the video games Arkham Origins and Arkham Knight. Ben Affleck's Batman wore an armored suit for most of Justice League, but Pattinson's seems much less bulky. As for his cowl it seems strikingly different from what we're used to, with a more leathery and less perfect look with stitches holding it together. We know this will be a younger and less experienced Bruce Wayne, but he seems to have already gone though a lot judging by his suit's damage. 

The other standout is the new Batman logo, which is much slimmer than any we've seen before and almost the complete opposite of Affleck's widened version. The logo featured on his suit is apparently made from the gun that killed his parents, which helps show us how much this version of the character was affected by the tragedy and uses it to motivate himself. There's also the preview of Giacchino's score, most likely the main theme of the movie and also sticks to that mysterious and noir tone Reeves wants. 

So what do you think of Pattinson's Batsuit? Where do you rank it amongst the past costumes? Let us know below!

Christian Bale Joins The Cast Of Taika Waititi's 'Thor: Love and Thunder' In A Mystery Role

With the new year starting out, it was only a matter of time before we got our first big movie story of 2020. And sure enough, it has come in the form of surprising news that Christian Bale has joined the cast of Taika Waititi's Thor: Love and Thunder. Bale's involvement in the MCU will certainly come as a shocker to fans who obviously know him for his time as Batman nearly a decade ago. Bale has since shied away from any big blockbuster franchises, instead focusing his efforts on several Oscar nominated films over the past few years. But as we've learned over time, no actor is above Marvel Studios anymore, and it seems that its only a matter of time before every big actor in Hollywood finds their way into these movies (I'm looking at you DiCaprio, we're still waiting).

Thor: Love and Thunder has already gained a lot of interest given the fact its the only post Endgame sequel for any of the core members of the Avengers. There's also the return of director Taika Waititi who famously breathed new life into the Thor franchise and character with Ragnarok a few years ago, bringing in a strong comedic influence. Love and Thunder should be no different based on its title alone, so it'll be interesting to see if Bale's more comedic side is brought out for his role in this film.
That role itself is still a big mystery, but at this point three Thor movies in, there's still a few characters from the comics that have yet to make an appearance. One is Thor's brother Balder the Brave, a character that Bale could fit well, but would feel a bit redundant bringing in another sibling of the god of thunder (After we've gotten both Hela and Loki). There's also the chance he'll be playing fan favorite Beta Ray Bill, although this would involve Bale basically having a CGI horse head which would feel odd for such a big name actor. Then again, this is the same studio that cast Bradley Cooper to just voice a talking raccoon so its still a possibility.
The film's story itself is still a bit of a mystery, with the announcement at Comic-Con that it would see the return of Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, a character written out of the MCU until her brief return in Endgame. Foster will be returning so that Waititi can adapt the recent Mighty Thor storyline from the comics, which saw her also get powers and her own hammer after a struggle with cancer. We also know Tessa Thompson will be returning as Valkyrie who is now queen of Asgard, and Waititi himself as the CGI rock character Korg. There's also how the film will handle the storyline started for Thor's character in Endgame, where at its end he seemingly went off to form the Asguardians of the Galaxy with Peter Quill and the gang. It doesn't seem likely this movie will focus on those adventures, but it'll be interesting to see if the team makes an appearance. 
So what do you think of Bale joining Love and Thunder? What role would you like to see him play? Let us know below!