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Justice League failure to signal the end for Batfleck?

Forbes have written a thorough insight into the box-office fallout of Justice League. It’s in no way an attack on the Dceu, and finds shards of hope within the darkness gathering around that cinematic universe. However, the most interesting snippet focuses on the continuing saga of Ben Affleck’s future as The Dark Knight. The article states:

Ben Affleck was frankly on his way out the door anyway, and Batman will probably get a soft or hard reboot now — I’ve resisted speaking too much about this publicly, but behind the scenes most sources have consistently stated he and Warner were just waiting until after Justice League to make an announcement, so the box office situation will probably expedite that process for them (which, I would guess, will actually be a relief for Affleck and Warner, since I imagine there’s been some stress and frustration for them in
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Seven Christopher Nolan films hit 4K Ultra HD this December

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that seven acclaimed films from director Christopher Nolan will be available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD on December 18th in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Dunkirk, The Prestige and Interstellar.

“4K Ultra HD with Hdr is an incredibly exciting new home video format that allows a much closer recreation of viewing the original film print,” said Christopher Nolan. “The deeper colour palette comes closer to matching the analogue colours of film and we’ve restored the original theatrical mixes for this release. If you can’t rewatch these films in the theater, this is the best experience you can have in your own home.”

Batman Begins

Batman Begins” explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned
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Joss Whedon Directed This Key Batman Scene In Justice League

These days, every big budget comic book movie is met with speculation about the amount of “studio interference” involved in production, but with Justice League, this speculation is augmented by the question of where director Zack Snyder’s work ends, and where the additional material and reshoots of Joss Whedon begins.

This is because Snyder had to depart the project after production ended, and Whedon – who had already been working on the script – was drafted in to handle post-production and reshoots. Producer Charles Roven subsequently conceded that the theatrical release then consisted of about 15-20% Joss Whedon footage, but fans suspect that may be underselling it a bit.

Now, as the film defies expectation and actually gains momentum at the box office, after a somewhat muted start, actor Holt McCallany (star of the Netflix series Mindhunter), has shed some interesting light on his own involvement in the movie, and the
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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Movie Back In Theaters December 1

Warner Bros. Pictures is giving moviegoers a final opportunity to see Christopher Nolan’s sweeping epic “Dunkirk” on the big screen.

On December 1, 2017, the film will be re-released in a select limited engagement in 50 IMAX® and 70mm locations in 34 domestic markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto, among others.

Following, on January 24, the film’s re-release will be expanded to include more than 250 additional locations. Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures stated, “With ‘Dunkirk,’ Christopher Nolan broke new ground in the use of large-format cameras to create a theatrical event that demands to be seen on the largest possible canvas. As we head into the holiday season, we are excited to offer audiences another opportunity to be swept up in this truly immersive moviegoing experience…whether for the first time or again.”

Originally released in July,
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Henry Cavill is contracted for one more Superman movie

Joseph Baxter Simon Brew Nov 21, 2017

Superman actor Henry Cavill updates on the status of his contract, hinting that a more “feel-good” movie appearance is next.

Justice League spoilers lie ahead.

While Justice League‘s $96 million weekend Us debut may have fallen a little below Warner Bros' wishes, it did still prove there's commercial mileage in the series. Further, it re-established Henry Cavill as Superman on the big screen. Given that there had been reports of a possible Man Of Steel 2, it's now opened up a different path for the blue tights man.

And now, actor Henry Cavill has hinted at a more sanguine Superman for the future.

Speaking to The La Times, Cavill reveals that he is currently contracted for one more Superman movie appearance. While he did not specify if it will be fulfilled in Justice League 2 (which, as far as we know, is still on the table,
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Henry Cavill Is Contracted To Play Superman At Least One More Time

Now that Justice League‘s opening weekend has come and gone, it’s certainly given us much to ponder when it comes to the future of the DC Extended Universe. Admittedly, this writer agrees with the masses in saying that the film was awesome, but it’s impossible to deny that it fell short of financial expectations. That said, we can only wonder when we’ll be seeing more of Superman, whose own cinematic future is yet to be decided.

Regardless of whatever lies ahead, actor Henry Cavill recently confirmed that he’s contracted to play Big Blue for at least one more film – whether it be in a team-up flick or in a solo outing – in a discussion with La Times. Furthermore, he expressed his enthusiasm to do so:

“There’s a wonderful opportunity to tell the Superman story. Now there is a fantastic chance to show Superman in
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Christopher Nolan Collection 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray Collection Announced, Includes The Dark Knight Trilogy

Although many superhero movies have graced the silver screen since The Dark Knight Trilogy concluded its run back in 2012, it could be argued that very few to follow have laid claim to having the same cultural impact or have garnered as much praise. Really, in addition to Batman Begins being the film that put the reboot concept on the map, it, and the trilogy as a whole, showed that comic book flicks were capable of doing much more than just selling toys – they could tell stories as rich and as layered as what can be found in the source material itself.

Of course, much of the credit goes to the man who oversaw the whole thing, that being director Christopher Nolan. Sure, there are probably other auteurs in Hollywood who are also fans of the Caped Crusader, but it took the right filmmaker at the right time to breathe new life into the genre.
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Justice League, Batman's Knightmare & the future of the Dceu

Mark Harrison Nov 21, 2017

A spoiler-y look at Batman Vs Superman, Justice League, and Batman's 'Knightmare'...

This article contains spoilers for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Justice League.

One of the most surreal and oft-discussed scenes in Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice comes around an hour into the film, when Bruce Wayne nods off at his desk in the Batcave. The five minute sequence that follows, dubbed 'the Knightmare' (but not the Citv gameshow), is the sum of all Bruce's fears about Superman, showing a dystopian future that could have foreshadowed the future of the DC cinematic universe.

However, these plans have been significantly changed over the course of the 20 months between the release of Batman V Superman and its follow-up, Justice League, by a combination of the vitriolic reception of the former, a frantic course correction on the latter and the real life
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‘Get Out’ and the Golden Globes: A Lesson Not to Laugh At

‘Get Out’ and the Golden Globes: A Lesson Not to Laugh At
It’s easy enough to mock — or maybe get on your high horse about — the fact that “Get Out,” Jordan Peele’s brilliantly creepy lightning-rod racial thriller, is now in the running to be nominated for Best Comedy or Musical, rather than Best Drama, at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. The movie, of course, is neither a comedy nor a musical. (Discuss.) It’s drama of the most riveting and original kind, one that sucks you into a vortex of (justified) paranoia, turning into a nightmare that suggests a forbidden “Twilight Zone” written by James Baldwin and staged by the Roman Polanski of “Rosemary’s Baby,” with a ghostly touch of “Mandigo.”

Tempting as it might be to blame the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this particular screw-up, it was the film’s distributor, Universal, that chose to submit “Get Out” for Best Comedy or Musical, doing so without Peele’s knowledge. That accounts
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DC’s Geoff Johns confirms Batman for the Flashpoint movie

During the San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, Warner Bros. and DC Films announced that they were retooling their solo movie for The Flash with an adaptation of the popular comic book storyline Flashpoint.

The story sees a powerless Barry Allen waking up in an alternate timeline – one that features vastly different interpretations of many DC characters, including a brutal Thomas Wayne version of Batman who donned the cape and cowl after his young son Bruce was murdered.

So far, we know very little about the studio’s plans for Flashpoint, but in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, DC’s Geoff Johns has confirmed that The Dark Knight will feature.

“There’s elements in it that we’re going to be playing into that we couldn’t do anywhere else,” said Johns. “The scale of it, the Batman story of it all.”

It’s unclear whether the Flashpoint movie will
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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Timothée Chalamet is Learning How to Be a Man, Onscreen and Off

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‘Call Me by Your Name’: Timothée Chalamet is Learning How to Be a Man, Onscreen and Off
When “Call Me by Your Name” screened at the New York Film Festival last month, several threads from Timothée Chalamet’s 21-year-old life wove together. Above the sold-out, 1,100-seat audience at Alice Tully Hall, he watched the second half from the balcony, seated next to the actor who plays his lover, Armie Hammer, and their director, Luca Guadagnino. Onscreen, Chalamet’s character was 17, the same age he was when Guadagnino met him. At that time, Chalamet was a student at Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts — the Upper West Side inspiration for “Fame” — across the street.

Read More: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Review: Luca Guadagnino Delivers A Queer Masterpiece — Sundance 2017

In kindergarten, Chalamet was a lukewarm commercial actor. His “first moment of passion” for the craft came at age 12, seeing Heath Ledger’s Joker in “The Dark Knight.” “I just had no clue what
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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon both auditioned for Robin in Tim Burton’s Batman

Last year, Ben Affleck donned the cape and cowl as the DC Extended Universe’s incarnation of The Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, reprising the role for Suicide Squad and this weekend’s big release Justice League.

However, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel, Affleck has revealed that he could have made his DC debut almost thirty years prior, with both he and his pal Matt Damon having auditioned for the role of Robin the Boy Wonder in 1989’s Batman from director Tim Burton. Here’s Affleck talking about their auditions…

The character of Robin was ultimately deleted from the script, with Marlon Wayans signing on for the role in Batman Returns, only for the part to be cut once again. Chris O’Donnell eventually portrayed Dick Grayson alongside Val Kilmer in Batman Forever, and returned opposite George Clooney in Batman & Robin.

See Also: Matt Reeves reportedly eyeing
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Will New Oscar Voters Be Bold Enough to Embrace Popular Films?

Will New Oscar Voters Be Bold Enough to Embrace Popular Films?
Everyone is curious about how Oscar voting will be affected by the Academy’s new members, with 1,700 individuals (or 23%) invited in the past three years.

For me, there’s only one important issue: Do they like popular movies?

Careful, this is a trick question, because “popular” is hard to define, especially when it comes to Oscar.

This year, worldwide box office was led by “Beauty and the Beast,” which earned $1.2 billion. The global top 20 also includes awards possibilities like “Logan,” “Dunkirk” and “Wonder Woman.” There are other 2017 films that make you feel better at the end than you did at the start, including “The Big Sick,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Downsizing,” “Call Me by Your Name” and “Get Out.”

But what are their Oscar chances? In the past 15 years, Oscar voters have leaned toward dark material.

For most of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 90 years, popular films got regular Oscar attention. Among the many
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Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk Returns to Theaters This December

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Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk Returns to Theaters This December
Warner Bros. Pictures is giving moviegoers a final opportunity to see Christopher Nolan's sweeping epic Dunkirk on the big screen. On December 1, 2017, the film will be re-released in a select limited engagement in 50 IMAX and 70mm locations in 34 domestic markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto, among others. Following, on January 24, the film's re-release will be expanded to include more than 250 additional locations. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, who had this to say in a statement about Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.

"With Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan broke new ground in the use of large-format cameras to create a theatrical event that demands to be seen on the largest possible canvas. As we head into the holiday season, we are excited to offer audiences another opportunity to be swept
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Marvel vs. DC at the Box Office: One Comes out on Top — but Not by Much

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Marvel vs. DC at the Box Office: One Comes out on Top — but Not by Much
With DC Entertainment’s “Justice League” opening Friday, we have a rare confluence: two films, each from rival comic-book universes, opening within two weeks of each other. For the first time since “The Green Lantern” debuted two weeks after “X-Men: First Class” in June 2011, two heavyweights will compete directly.

These films’ comic-book sources have fervent and vocal fan bases. Arguing the relative value of each is impossible (and inadvisable), but it is possible to look over their respective box-office histories and assess their relative popularity.

Since DC Comics presented “Superman” in 1997, there have been a combined 77 theatrical released films from DC and rival Marvel. We’ve taken their grosses (adjusted to 2017 ticket prices) and compared their box-office performance.

Spoiler alert: There’s a lot more Marvel movies than DC movies, and they made a lot more money. Marvel has produced 48 movies, which grossed $11.8 billion in North America. (All numbers adjusted.
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Could Jake Gyllenhaal To Take Up The Bat Mantle?

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In the on again, off again, drama that is the Batfleck saga, new rumors have surfaced of new younger Batman to take up the mantle going forward with Matt ReevesThe Batman.

Ben Affleck has been hot and cold about whether or not he would continue to play The Dark Knight in the Dceu. Speaking with USA Today, Affleck confirmed he is looking for a way to gracefully exit as Batman. A cool way to take his character out of the Dceu. Which is on par for the course that has been Batfleck. However the verbiage lays out that he is contemplating The Batman which is set to be directed by Reeves’ but other sources have revealed that Reeves’ might have someone else in mind.

John Campea, formally of Collider Video, spoke about the situation on his podcast The John Campea Show, that he has heard from sources that Jake Gyllenhaal
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Rumor: ‘The Batman’ Director Has a Back-Up Batman in Mind If Ben Affleck Bails

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Rumor: ‘The Batman’ Director Has a Back-Up Batman in Mind If Ben Affleck Bails
We’re only a few hours from the official release of Justice League, but some attention has jumped ahead to director Matt Reeves’ planned take on The Dark Knight with his solo movie The Batman. Ben Affleck, the most recent actor to don the cape and cowl, just said he’s looking for “a graceful and cool way to […]

The post Rumor: ‘The Batman’ Director Has a Back-Up Batman in Mind If Ben Affleck Bails appeared first on /Film.
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Exclusive Photo: Eric Roberts is the F**king Man, as His Podcast Implies

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Chicago – Yep, “Eric Roberts is the F**king Man”! That is the name of the podcast, and the mercurial actor recorded it live in front of an audience at Music Box Theatre in Chicago, as part of their Cinepocalypse Film Festival. Roberts’ filmography includes “The Pope of Greenwich Village” (1984), “Cecil B. Demented” (2000), “The Dark Knight” (2008) and “Inherent Vice” (2014).

Eric Roberts is The Man at the Music Box Theatre, Chicago

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Eric Roberts was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, and his younger sibling is Julia Roberts. He began his career on the soap opera “Another World” in 1977, and made his film debut – garnering a Golden Globe nomination – with “King of the Gypsies” (1978). He was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1985 for “Runaway Train,’ and starred on Broadway in 1987 in “Burn This!” He is known for his intensity… his catchphrase is “Charlie,
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Armie Hammer is relieved that he never got to play Batman in Justice League Mortal: “I wouldn’t want to watch a 19-year-old Batman”

Once upon a time, a Justice League film was in the works under the direction of George Miller. The film was called Justice League Mortal, and in addition to the rest of the core League, the film would have featured an entirely new Batman. The unknown actor pegged to play Bruce Wayne was some guy named Armie Hammer.

It was very confusing to follow this news right smack dab in the middle of the Bale-era of Batman. This guy was young, and… blonde. Of course, the film never panned out, and we have gotten very familiar with Armie Hammer over the years, who has given some excellent performances in films like The Social Network, and is receiving raves for his upcoming film Call Me By Your Name. So, years later, what does Hammer think of missing out on such an iconic role? Speaking to Vulture, the actor expresses relief:

“For a long time,
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5 of the Most Thrilling Opening Sequences Ever!

There can be little doubt that the opening sequence to any movie is possibly one of the most crucial moments in a picture. It often sets the tone for what is to come, and rarely fools the audience into thinking that they are watching a feature in particular that then suddenly changes course. There are exceptions, such as in Alfred Hitchcock‘s ‘Psycho‘ (1960) where, judging by it’s opening, you would be forgiven for thinking that you were about to watch a film about a love-struck secretary turned thief who goes on the run to be with her boyfriend, only then to run into a sharp knife while taking a shower that completely alters the course of what one is experiencing.

But the likes of the above are one in a thousand. Excitement and appeal are huge factors, and it is important to reassure us that what we paid to
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