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The fans were victorious. Zack Snyder's Justice League is finally upon us. After a four year journey that originated with director Zack Snyder departing the project due to a family tragedy, the four-hour superhero epic defied all odds and expectations and arrived streaming on HBO Max this past weekend (watch the final trailer again). No longer besmirched by Joss Whedon's neutered version of Justice League from 2017, Zack Snyder's Justice League (formerly known as "The Snyder Cut") restores his epic vision for the superhero film, and it is a victorious triumph for perseverance and for the vision of an auteur who never gave up.
"We live in a society, where honor is a distant memory… Isn't that right Batman?" HBO Max has debuted a new full official trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League, also known as "The Snyder Cut". This new version includes tons of fresh footage and scenes shot recently that makes it quite different than the Justice League that Joss Whedon finished & released in 2017. And it will run nearly four hours in total - with an intermission to replicate the theatrical experience. JL is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC Extended Universe, bringing together five superheroes: Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. As well as Henry Cavill, Jared Leto, Billy Crudup, Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, J.K. Simmons as Gordon; plus Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, and Ray Porter as Darkseid. There's some new glimpses of Superman in this, and a Joker reveal at the end as well. It looks seriously action-packed and flashy as hell! Rock 'n roll, Snyder Cut.
"One day you will become all that you dream of and more…" Warner Bros has revealed a new 60-sec promo trailer for Wonder Woman 1984, opening on December 25th, Christmas Day, later this year also on HBO Max the exact same day. This trailer comes from the CCXP event ("Comic Con Experience") in Brazil, and features a few new glimpses to remind us of the release this month. This highly anticipated sequel to Patty Jenkins' blockbuster hit Wonder Woman movie (from 2017) is a bit more light and energetic this time. Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. Gal Gadot returns as Diana Prince, aka "Wonder Woman", also starring Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig, Connie Nielsen, Gabriella Wilde, Kristoffer Polaha, Lyon Beckwith, Natasha Rothwell, Oakley Bull, and Robin Wright. I'm really looking forward to watching! Early buzz teases that it's an uplifting, entertaining superhero movie that is just what we all need right now.
"Your time will come, Diana." "And everything will be different!" Big news from Hollywood. Warner Bros has officially announced that Wonder Woman 1984 will still open on December 25th, Christmas Day, later this year including on HBO Max the exact same day (at no extra cost). This is a BIG move - saying that you can either see this one in the cinema, if they are open near you, or just watch it at home by subscribing to HBO Max. They're re-released the second trailer (that was initially released back during the summer) with a new release card at the end stating these details. Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. Gal Gadot returns as Diana Prince, also known as "Wonder Woman", with a cast featuring Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig, Connie Nielsen, Gabriella Wilde, Kristoffer Polaha, Lyon Beckwith, Natasha Rothwell, Oakley Bull, and Robin Wright. I'm still very excited to watch, and I think WB is making the right move making this an event no matter where you are. And if you can, seeing it in theater safely is still the best way.
"Haven't a clue? Let's play a game, just Me and You…" Its been quite a long time since anyone has hidden something in a movie trailer. But it's no surprise that there's a hidden message in the first teaser trailer for The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves. Especially considering one of the best viral marketing campaigns in Hollywood history was for The Dark Knight (run by the legendary 42 Entertainment). The teaser for The Batman introduces us to Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, with one shot of Colin Farrell as Cobblepot. But there's one other villain teased - The Riddler, also known as Edward Nashton, being played by Paul Dano. There are a few scenes involving notes left "To The Batman", and of these clues at a crime scene is a card from "Your Secret Friend". And inside there's a riddle - along with a threatening message about the "LIAR". Does the code hidden in the card mean anything…? Yes it does! A game designer / puzzlecrafter on Twitter named Mike Selinker figured it out and explained how he solved it using brute force. Find out below.
"Now 5000 years later… I'm free." In addition to all the exciting new footage from Wonder Woman and Batman, Warner Bros has released an early promo teaser trailer for Black Adam at the DC FanDome event this weekend. They haven't filmed anything yet (delayed production start due to the pandemic) but they did cut together a motion-graphics trailer, featuring the voice of Dwayne Johnson, to introduce everyone to this character. The character was intended to originally be introduced in David Sandberg's Shazam! movie, but they decided to make another standalone movie to focus on Black Adam's origin story itself. Other DC characters, including the Justice Society of America, may factor into the plot of Black Adam. In addition to Johnson, the only other actor cast so far is Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher. This is just a short teaser, but it's a cool way to tell the story of this big guy. We probably won't see real footage until next year anyway.
"I'm vengeance." Warner Bros has revealed an awesome first teaser trailer for Matt Reeves' The Batman as part of the DC FanDome virtual event this weekend (along with WW84 and Snyder Cut trailers). The movie hasn't even finished filming - they had to stop earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic - but will resume later in the fall. Reeves introduces the film: "We're in year two, it’s the Gotham experiment. What can he do that will finally change this place; he is charting what he’s doing and not having any of the affect that he wants to have. That's when the murders begin to happen…" Reeves' The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, along with Andy Serkis as Alfred, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Jeffrey Wright as Gordon, plus Colin Farrell as Cobblepot, Paul Dano as Nashton, John Turturro as Falcone, and Peter Sarsgaard. Not only a stellar cast, but this looks tremendous - as expected with Reeves at the helm. Such a dark, gritty, somber vibe to this but all the better. Fire up that rad Batmobile! Check this out.
"He's never fought us… Not us united." Warner Bros & HBO Max have debuted an official teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League, also known as "The Snyder Cut". This new version includes heaps of new scenes, freshly shot footage, and is quite different than the version of Justice League that Joss Whedon finished & released in 2017. And apparently it will be released as a four hour epic movie - or four one-hour episodes to watch on HBO Max next year. Justice League is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC Extended Universe, bringing together five super-powered beings: Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. The film's extensive cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon; as well as Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, and Ray Porter as the villain Darkseid. This does look like something else entirely, which is pretty cool to see. And I just dig this "Hallelujah!" trailer. Nice one, Zack.
"You know the deal…" Warner Bros has revealed a teaser trailer and behind-the-scenes first look at James Gunn's new The Suicide Squad movie, a standalone sequel to the original Suicide Squad from 2017. This ensemble anti-hero DC action comedy boasts one hell of a stellar cast, bringing back Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. With a whole bunch of other talent: Idris Elba, Joel Kinnaman, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Michael Rooker, Flula Borg, Daniela Melchior, Steve Agee, David Dastmalchian, Mayling Ng, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Sean Gunn, Storm Reid, Nathan Fillion, Joaquín Cosío, Juan Diego Botto, and Taika Waititi as King Shark (hell yes!). Each and every one of them gets introduced in this "roll call" teaser, but there's no actual footage yet. Only a few glimpses in the second video (below). As a first look and character reveal, this is awesome! Definitely got my attention with Weasel and Polka Dot Man and Mongal and Bloodsport and all the others.
"This world is not yet ready for all that you will do… Your time will come, Diana. And everything will be different." Bring on the return of DC! Warner Bros has unleashed a second trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 during the online DC FanDome event (instead of Comic-Con) held this weekend - the very first trailer dropped last year. This highly anticipated sequel to Patty Jenkins' blockbuster hit Wonder Woman movie (from 2017) is a bit more light and energetic this time. Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman's next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. Gal Gadot returns as Diana Prince, also known as "Wonder Woman", with a cast featuring Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig, Connie Nielsen, Gabriella Wilde, Kristoffer Polaha, Lyon Beckwith, Natasha Rothwell, Oakley Bull, and Robin Wright. This trailer is all about the big bad Cheetah reveal! Not only showing a bit more of her origins, but a final glimpse at the end of the two fighting each other. Lookin' badass! I'm in.
Created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, Harley Quinn first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series in September of 1992. A psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum, Dr. Harleen Quinzel was seduced by the Joker into becoming his crazed, mallet-wielding partner-in-crime. 24 years later, the fan-favorite villainess made her big-screen debut in 2016's Suicide Squad, portrayed by Margot Robbie (seen in Bombshell, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, I, Tonya). While that movie, about a team of supervillains saving the world, was an incoherent and aggressively dull mess, Robbie's memorable performance all but guaranteed that we would see the character on-screen again. Enter Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, in which Harley leads her very own girl gang into battle against a Gotham City crime lord.
Harley Quinn. Two words, many meanings, one powerful woman. The woman that she used to be in Suicide Squad is gone. Now, audiences have a chance to experience this badass lady cause some serious mayhem and teach a spoiled man a lesson. The action unfurls swiftly as Harley breezes by in her sparkling roller-skates and breaks bones. Cathy Yan and Christina Hodson demonstrate their phenomenal directing and writing skills with DC's Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. They bestow upon us a thrilling, full of twists and turns, packed with action, entertaining movie. The tale in Harley's narrative jumps back and forth, where past blends with the present. We are introduced to all the characters in their own legendary style. The way the story is told defines the crazy, multidimensional, and complex personality of the former doctor. But before we go further, let's get back to the core plot of BoP.