Fans Petition Warner Bros. to Release Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Director’s Cut 

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An angry “Justice League” petition is picking up steam.

This Change.org petition to Warner Bros. was actually started almost a week before today’s November 17 release of the film. Titled “Zack Snyder’s Director’s Cut and Tom Holkenborg’s (Junkie XL) Score for Home Release,” the petition now has about 6,000 signatures toward its goal of 7,500.

The petition description is quite lengthy and filled with a section ENTIRELY IN ALL CAPS. But the crux of the argument is that when director Zack Snyder left the film for personal reasons, and Joss Whedon took over, a lot changed and fans would like to see Snyder’s original vision. The film lost its original composer, and also got shortened to a very brief two hours. So they’re hoping to at least see what Snyder had intended in the eventual home release.

Here’s the start of the petition:

“We the undersigned make this petition, because during the last few months, the film Justice League underwent a few changes in terms of composer and runtime. Zack Snyder, director of the film, screened Justice League to Warner Bros. executives earlier this year, they where happy with the film, but the director himself felt the film needed something more, he contacted Joss Whedon, director of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, to write a few additional scenes with plans to shoot them over the summer, but an unfortunate tragedy in his family happened and he understandably had to step down, Warner Bros. following Snyder’s departure, released a statement saying that Justice League will be finished as Zack Snyder’s vision, but a week after that statement, composer Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) was replaced with Danny Elfman, much to the dismay of fans, who were concerned about the thematic compositional elements from Man of Steel and Batman v Superman being changed, due to the change in composer. In early October cinemas confirmed that the runtime for Justice League will be 2hrs long, much to the shock of fans, who were asking themselves: “how will a film that has 6 main characters, their supporting players, a story that revolves around an alien invasion, the terraforming of earth and the return of a familiar face, would fit in a 2hr runtime?” […]

Justice League is the culmination of the alien’s story and the beginning of a new chapter in the DC Extended Universe. Fans have been waiting for years, while others have waited decades for the film to finally arrive on the silver screen. The 2hr runtime is disrespectful towards Zack Snyder’s vision and towards the fans who have waited for more than a year to see the alien’s story come to an end.”

There’s a lot more, so read it all and check out the comments.

You had to know a blame game was coming, considering all of the drama behind-the-scenes to make this film, and the mixed reviews. The Rotten Tomatoes score for the movie is currently 40%, but the Audience Score is much higher at 86%, continuing the usual DC vs critics narrative. The Metacritic score is 46.

It’s possible what Zack Snyder really had in mind for “Justice League” was this Supreme Court version, which premiered on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”:You Can’t Handle the Ruth!

“Justice League,” directed by Zack Snyder with an assist from Joss Whedon, is now in theaters. No date has been released yet for the home release.

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Disney Teases ‘The Incredibles 2’ News: First Trailer Alert

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Get ready to suit up, fam!

“The Incredibles 2” has been slooowwwwly working its way to our ready eyeballs since the first film arrived in 2004. Disney/Pixar showed off a sneak peek of the movie during the D23 Expo over the summer, and now it’s time to share footage with the rest of the class.

The first trailer is expected to be attached to “Coco,” arriving in theaters November 22. But Disney just teased a special treat coming tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 18:

Tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/86bHgxuqto

— Disney (@Disney) November 17, 2017

Yes, please!

Samuel L. Jackson posted almost a full year ago from his first recording session for “The Incredibles 2,” confirming the return of Frozone. Since then, we’ve learned a lot more about the sequel.

Pixar boss John Lasseter told IGN “The Incredibles 2” picks up right after the first film (which you will need to rewatch to be up-to-date):

“It starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on. It starts with the Underminer and a big old set piece. You know that at the end of the first movie when he comes up and you see the family dressed as superheroes, well that’s where start this movie.

One of the unique things about ‘The Incredibles’ is it’s really a story of a family set in the world of superheroes. This one carries on that theme. It’s awesome, the idea we came up with — simple as that. … We love to really look at our own lives and look at what’s going on, and find themes that we know will resonate with the audience.”

Here are more details from director Brad Bird:

“There’s an issue with the family’s house. So, the family has to get a new house. As you can see, it’s kind of a cross between a dram house and a super lair — a secret agents hosue or something. Water flows throughout the whole building and its made almost entirely of sharp corners which is not ideal for a baby. The whole world of ‘Incredibles 2’ is gonna be greatly expanded upon. We’ll be seeing a lot more of Elastagirl.”

During D23, Walt Disney Studios showed off concept art for the new movie, and lucky critics/fans (including Moviefone) shared details on the sneak peek they showed. Maybe that’s what everyone else will get to see tomorrow. Either way, get ready.

“The Incredibles 2” opens June 15th, 2018

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Watch Ben Affleck’s Uncomfortable But Important ‘Late Show’ Interview on Sexual Harassment

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Stephen Colbert asked Ben Affleck some very tough questions on “The Late Show.”

The Batman star was there to promote “Justice League,” and he also got to talk about making “Good Will Hunting,” which earned him a writing Oscar. But deep into his interview, he also faced questions on the many allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein — whom Affleck and Matt Damon basically owe their careers.

Affleck tried to deflect slightly at first, joking that this was a comedy show, right? But Colbert said they also talk about current events in the national conversation, including the many harassment allegations sweeping Hollywood. Affleck agreed, and even though it was a tough interview to watch during the sexual misconduct section, he didn’t shy away.

Affleck said he didn’t remember groping Hilarie Burton on “TRL,” but didn’t discount her story. He apologized and said he, and other men, need to be more mindful of their behavior. He emphasized that it’s important to listen and support and believe the people coming forward, and create a business where more women are empowered, and this happens less often. He said he didn’t even fully realize the privileges he had before now.

“I’m not a spokesman. I’m not a superhero. I can’t change it by myself. I can just be accountable for myself and for my actions.”

Watch the full 7-minute interview; the sexual harassment discussion starts around the 2:35 mark:He’s obviously uncomfortable — the literal hand-wringing — but good for both Colbert and Affleck for going there. It is an important topic for them to discuss, as two Hollywood men in power.

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‘The Last Jedi’ Run Time Confirmed as Longest ‘Star Wars’ Movie Yet

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May The Force be with your bladder.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson confirmed the running time of Episode VIII to be 150 minutes, aka 2.5 hours. That was the word out there from several theater chains not too long ago, but sometimes those early counts turn out to be premature. But during a press conference in France, Johnson confirmed the run time.

Here’s the scoop via John Hoey of Star Wars News Net:

Rian Johnson has just confirmed this rumor (although it was pretty concrete at the time) that the running time for #TheLastJedi will be 150 minutes, officially making it the longest Star Wars movie ever. https://t.co/q1VpOItzsw

— John Hoey (@JohnnyHoey) November 17, 2017

Here’s a rundown of the previous Star Wars run times (via Collider, and BBFC):

  • “A New Hope” – 121 minutes
  • “The Empire Strikes Back” – 124 minutes
  • “Return of the Jedi” – 131 minutes
  • “The Phantom Menace” – 133 minutes
  • “Attack of the Clones” – 142 minutes
  • “Revenge of the Sith” – 140 minutes
  • “The Force Awakens” – 135 minutes

Here’s another tidbit from Johnson’s French press conference:

Rian confirms that Gareth Edwards, Director of Rogue One, has a cameo in #TheLastJedi, but does not confirm the cameo of the Prince Williams. https://t.co/3hYgKRhFVZ

— sleemo (@sleemo_) November 17, 2017

Expect to hear a lot more from Rian Johnson going forward, since Lucasfilm has given him the keys to the franchise, letting him create an entirely new “Star Wars” trilogy separate from the Episode I-IX Skywalker saga.

“The Last Jedi” opens December 15, 2017.

[Via: ScreenRant]

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