Daily Podcast: Assessing The Justice League Aftermath, Box Office, Zack Snyder’s Cut, Reshoots & End Credit Scenes

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On the November 20, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista for a special episode of the podcast taking a look at the aftermath of Justice League’s opening weekend, its failure at the box office, a fan petition for a Zack Snyder cut, what Joss Whedon’s writing credit means, and Ben Affleck’s future as Batman in the DCEU. At the Water Cooler, we’ll be talking about Las Vegas, David Copperfield, John Carpenter, and traveling. And in the Spoiler Room, we’ll be discussing the changes of the Justice League reshoots and what the end credits scenes mean.

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At the Water Cooler:

  • Peter went to Las Vegas for a weekend trip and sees David Copperfield.
  • Chris saw John Carpenter live
  • Ben has been traveling

In the News:

Feedback: Last week we talked about what Warner Bros needs to do to make the DCEU successful moving forward, and asked for your ideas. Timothy in LA wrote in: “One of the pitfalls of the DC movie universe is that they started too big villain-wise. Man of Steel had Zod who is way too big a threat to start off with. His goal was to terraform the earth and destroy mankind. That’s no different from Steppenwolf. There’s been nothing for DC to build up to. And, worse yet – Darkseid is going to do the same exact thing in the eventual sequel.  If WB wants to improve these movies, they need to find something unique in terms of conflict. Flashpoint is a good start with an alternate timeline.  A rule for these movies: no more aliens taking over the world, or villains threatening the whole of humanity.”

In the Spoiler Room:

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Review: Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Has Few Bright Spots, Mostly Dim

Justice League Review

Director Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel, received mostly positive reviews when it released in 2013, but ultimately underperformed at the box office. The second entry in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), Snyder’s sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, encountered an overwhelmingly negative response from critics and lukewarm audience sentiment, despite making $ 873 million. Similarly, the third film in the franchise, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, wound up with terrible reviews but still surpassed expectations. Everything changed this year, when Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman received widespread critical acclaim and overwhelming audience support, becoming one of the best-reviewed superhero movies of all time and the highest-grossing superhero origin movie in history. Now, Justice League hopes to ride Wonder Woman’s coattails and deliver a fun, hopeful film that lives up to the legacy of the iconic superhero ›››

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Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Unites in an Odd New Poster

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It’s a very quiet week in entertainment news, as the movie studios are all seemingly stepping aside to allow Disney to do their thing at Star Wars Celebration over the next few days. But the Warner Bros. marketing team isn’t letting this week go by without throwing a tiny bone to fans of the DC Extended Universe, so they’ve released a teaser poster for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. This poster, though…there’s something strange about it.

Here’s the full Justice League poster in all its bizarre glory:

Justice League teaser poster

A couple of things right off the bat (Ha! That pun wasn’t even intentional!):

  1. Does the font placement strike anyone else as a little odd? The word “Unite” is behind the characters’ heads, but “the” and “League” are in front of them. I guess they wanted to make sure we see what little of Ben Affleck’s face is poking out from under that mask?
  2. More importantly, though, look at the eye lines here. Notice anything? If you zoom in, it looks as if they’re all looking at something totally different. I’ve spent the past five minutes trying to line up one character’s eye line with another’s, and the only conclusion I can reach is that they’re all looking at something that is totally massive. Like, hundreds of feet tall. Otherwise, those angles are way off.

What do you think? Are you digging this new Justice League poster?

While there are flashes of promise in the newest trailer, I can’t quite shake the fact that Snyder’s movies are often perfect for crafting cool-looking trailers, but they rarely work well narratively for me. Still, I’m holding out a bit of hope for this movie after reading Peter’s report from the set, which sounds as if WB acknowledges the mistakes they’ve made in the past and are trying to right the ship with this film. Whether or not they succeed remains to be seen, but I’m rooting for them just the same.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash — it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, this marks the big screen debut of the Justice League, featuring an all-star lineup: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher.

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Must Watch: First Full Trailer for Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Movie

Justice League Movie

“You said the age of heroes would never come again.” “It has to.” It’s time! Warner Bros has unleashed the first official trailer for DC’s Justice League, featuring tons of action-packed footage of the team of five superheros from the DC Comics world coming together to save the world. This is the first actual trailer aside from the Comic-Con footage last year. Justice League is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC 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. There may be a few others, and the extensive cast includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. Honestly this looks pretty damn cool, just pure entertainment, with a few epic shots at the end. Will it live up to the hype? Only time will tell. ›››

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