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Snyder Cut Updates; Jared Leto Returns and the Future of the Snyderverse

We have yet to receive an offical release date for Zach Snyder’s ultimate version of Justice League for HBOMax in 2021. Yet, as the announcements continue to hit the internet, my suspicions are leaning towards a Q2 release at the earliest. Back in May it seemed this thing would be a three-hour movie at best with some additional investment to complete post-production work; man is that NOT how this thing is shaping up! So what is confirmed, what’s pending, what’s rumored, and what’s not happening(for now)? Let’s talk about it! Jared Leto Returning: It was announced today that Jared Leto would indeed be reprising his role for the Snyder Cut! To what capacity would he be involved in the four-part miniseries is not confirmed, however, I think it’s safe to assume it won’t be for anything larger than a cameo appearance/one-and-done action sequence. Leto joining the project, just as reshoots have started up, nearly confirms what we’re really looking at here with this project; this isn’t a “pick up where they left off and release …

Alan Moore Still Hates Comics; What Are Ya Gonna Do?

Alan Moore, the man who created Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Killing Joke, and a truly superb run of Swamp Thing did a recent interview with Deadline where he took the steamiest dump on comics and comic book movies. I am a huge comic fan, but even I have to admit this bloody genius made some pretty interesting arguments and ones worth diving into! “They have blighted cinema, and also blighted culture to a degree” Moore opens with addressing how he hasn’t seen a single comic book movie since the release of the first Tim Burton Batman film back in 1989. He mentions how comicbooks themselves are no longer independent of their film interpretations and they’ve completely ruined the industry. Alright, I don’t disagree totally about the state of film in general. There’s no doubt that comic book movies seem to have completely taken over the medium- when it comes to movie theaters. With raising ticket prices, the addition of streaming, and easy access to media on the internet, the thought of investing in a …

‘Green Lantern’ Series Roster Complete; Where Is Everyone?!

Moments ago we received word on who would be joing the Green Lantern series set to launch on HBOMax. Let’s take a look at what we got! Alan Scott: The DC Universe original series Stargirl introduced the Justice Society of America but has focused on a new generation of the team rather than the OG’s. With this being the case, I had my hunch that Alan Scott could be set to appear on the new series and this seems to be correct! For those that don’t know- Alan Scott was the original Green Lantern from the golden age of comics. Not only was his uniform completely different but the idea of the Green Lantern was something of its own as well; no gaurdians, no space travel, no intergalatic policing… It was just one man with a ring constructed from a meteor and the range of his abilities were unique; rather than green light it was more of like a green fire? Also, not as many constructs! Not only will he be a lead on the …

‘Black Adam’ Finds Its Hawkman in Aldis Hodge; Origins of the Golden Age Hero

With Black Adam set to go into production early next year it can only be expected that we would slowly get casting announcements for the Justice Society of America members mentioned at DC Fandome. Today we have confirmation that Hawkman will be played by Aldis Hodge. I have not had the chance to see this actor in anything yet, however, I am aware he stars in Regina King’s One Night in Miami which performed very well at the Venice Film Festival; so certainly bodes well for him not just in the DCEU but in Hollywood in general. I’m sure many fans on Twitter will be clenching their fists like Arthur at this news, but I’m overjoyed! I know Hodge was also in the breakout success The Invisible Man so I may need to check that out and hopefully get a bit more familiar with our new Hawkman! The Justice Society will be starring alongside Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson in Black Adam but we don’t know much else other than this; will this film be a …

Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Green Lantern Should Be John Stewart

There are still some years from now and the day that Ezra Miller’s Flash hits the reboot button on the DC Extended Universe. Such a reboot will inevitably see Snyder’s Green Lantern and Darkseid potentially merge with, or be cancelled out by, Ava Duvernay’s interpretation and the Green Lantern series coming to HBOMax. I am over the moon excited to know that Green Lantern is officially joining the team for the Snyder Cut (it isn’t JL without a Lantern, I’m sorry) and won’t just make a brief cameo at the end of the movie as originally thought. However, rumors have been leaning towards Hal Jordan joining the rest of the cast; I don’t think this is the way to go. John Stewart is your man and here’s why; 1: Current Lantern in the Book: I believe that if you’re trying to figure out where the studio might be headed character-wise then the comics is a great place to start collecting hints. Since 2018, when Scott Snyder took over Justice League and relaunched the title with …

‘The Flash’ Suit Concept Art Revealed

I can’t continue touching on everything from Fandome without commenting on the concept art revealed by Anthony Muschietti. It was the only big reveal from the brief Flash panel but f*** it- I’m excited! Snyder’s suit for The Flash in Justice League was fine. I think it was a cool idea to incorporate a more metalic look for the character. Though just as Aquaman passed over to James Wan, opening the door for a different (more comics accurate) look, there was no doubt that Muschietti was going to get the opportunity to bring the character to life in his own way. From what we see in the concept I think it’s safe to say that he’s getting his inspiration from the New 52 suit. You can see alot of the same elements with the lines and how the lightning radiates off of him. Also, we need to note, the lightning is yellow! It is yellow ladies and gentlemen!   This might be a reach, but bare with me. It was revealed last year that there …

Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Trailer Breakdown; Clearly a Different Movie

A highly anticpated piece to yesterday’s DC Fandome was the Snyder Cut panel. We knew beforehand that not only would the director be addressing important elements of the project (such as confirming it will be cut into four episodes releasing weekly) but that we would also be getting our first trailer. Let’s break it down. 1.Darkseid: Snyder wastes no time with this thing! Right out of the gates we get our first shot, clear as crystal, of Snyder’s Darkseid; ruler of the planet Apokolips. Though he is not the principal villain of the movie it was rumored for ages that the iconic character was always set to appear in the project to some capacity. Will he only be featured in flashbacks, will he make small appearences throughout, or is Snyder hoping to add more sequences with the character? Snyder’s cut of the film will not just be a complete telling of what he originally envisioned but will also be the “audition” with audiences to potentially greenlight the second Justice League film he was originally slated to …

‘The Batman’ Trailer; TAS Feels and Joker Crossover?

DC Fandome was full of so much content! I will do my best to address everything that was revealed, but I thought the best place to start would be with the teaser for Matt Reeves’  The Batman. 1992 Animated Series Vibes: From set photos we knew that the film was being shot on location in Liverpool; a city with beautiful gothic architecture. Tonight Reeves revealed that the Gotham he is creating will have the beauty and unique feel of Liverpool while alos utilizing CG to expand on the Gotham he is creating. Seeing Gordon walk into that crime scene, hearing ‘Something in the Way’ by Nirvana, a 1991 track, and taking in the aesthetic of the trailer made me feel that the film is touching on the elements that made the animated series so visually special. I’m very much on board! Joker Crossover?: After watching The Joker I suspected that there could be room for that version of the character, portrayed in the late 70’s, to crossover with Matt Reeves’ version of Batman. Though there have …

Henry Cavill Will Return as the Man of Steel; Where We Can Expect His Return

It was no secret that Henry Cavill has had an odd relationship with Warner studios and the infamous Snyder Cut; He refused to appear for the cameo in Shazam and was the only cast member to not promote #ReleasetheSnyderCut back in November (which is the reason we’re getting it). Despite the sketchiness there is word that Cavill is inches away from finalizing a deal to keep the Superman role. This information comes about a week after getting official news of the Snyder Cut’s HBOMax release. So, does this mean we are set for Man of Steel 2? Not so fast. A: Justice League: At this time we know that the Snyder Cut of Justice League will be dropping on HBOMax some time in 2021. There is no doubt that the main cast will be back for further scene work and this will be a good opportunity to boost Cavill’s platform in the role. Of course, there is the risk that this ends up being another Batman v Superman but we’ll cross that bridge when we …

Snyder Cut on the Way; Future of the DCEU

Well I’ll be damned. The fans have done it! Three years after the theatrical release of Justice League it has been officially confirmed that the Snyder Cut WILL release on HBOMax in 2021. Besides the pleasure of getting to see the director’s original vision I’m filled with questions about the future; what does this mean for the DCEU? 1: Is the DCEU revived?: We remember that not too long ago, at San Diego Comic Con, the DCEU was officially replaced by the’ Worlds of DC.’ This was the official ending of the shared universe in order to approach more singular story experiences. Hm. Alright. This was primarily done because of the perceived failure of Zack Snyder’s creation. The thing is despite the enthusiasm for the Synder Cut over the last few years those mixed feelings still ring true; an overwhelming amount of audience goers didn’t vibe with his vision. Though what has changed over the course of this movement is the rise of streaming services. The launch of HBOMax and the translation of what is perceived …