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The Batman Problem: What Makes The Perfect Dark Knight Movie?

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Batman has appeared in over a dozen live-action movies in the past 75 years, but what makes for the perfect Dark Knight-led film? The caped crusader first got his live-action debut in the 1940s with serials starring Lewis Wilson and Robert Lowery, and received a campy adaptation with Adam West in 1966. It wasn’t until the late 1980s with Michael Keaton’s portrayal that he really rose to prominence. Keaton starred in two Tim Burton films, before both left the character behind, allowing Val Kilmer and then George Clooney to take over.As acclaimed and ridiculed as these various installments became, Batman received a proper reboot from Christopher Nolan. His Dark Knight trilogy began in 2005 and has proven to be the definitive version of the character on the big screen for most. But, in an age of shared universes, it wasn’t too long after The Dark Knight Rises’ debut in 2012 that Ben Affleck was cast as the next take. Affleck came in to help lead the DC Extended Universe (as it’s unofficially named), and his older – sometimes more violent – version of Batman won over plenty of viewers. But, after three appearances in as many years, his time appears to be done.Related: Zack Snyder Says Ben Affleck Is The Perfect BatmanThrough all of these years of films and different actors bringing a new take to Batman to screen, there are movies starring Batman of all kinds. Since Batman is also possibly the biggest comic book character ever created, his large fanbase has latched on to different elements of the character over the years. This can lead to debates over which Batman is best, but if we take a look at the larger picture, what would it take for a perfect Batman movie to be made? In the latest Screen Rant video, we attempt to answer this question.As we argue, the keys to creating a perfect Batman movie include showing the difference between Bruce Wayne and Batman, having a director who sees their vision through, creating a believable costume, finding the right villain, keeping it grounded, and more. For many, the perfect Batman movie already exists with Nolan’s The Dark Knight.The 2008 hit manages to check a lot of the aforementioned boxes. Christian Bale’s performance is equally believable as Bruce Wayne as it is when he’s under the cowl. Nolan managed to ground the story in a real world setting, working in the street level roots, his plethora of gadgets, and more to his Batman. And, the film arguably holds the greatest performance in the comic book movie genre with Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning turn as Joker. That said, there’s also plenty of fans who view Keaton or Affleck as the perfect portrayal of the Dark Knight.Even though the perfect Batman movie may have already been made, this isn’t stopping new solo movies from being created. Matt Reeves is currently finishing up a script for a brand new take on the Dark Knight, one that will still be set in the DCEU continuity but focus on a younger Batman. This will result in someone else playing the role instead of Affleck. If the newcomer can nail his performance and Reeves manages to make the rest of the world around him work, then it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that the upcoming Batman movie could contend with the versions that came before.MORE: DC’s Batman Movie No Longer Titled ‘The Batman’

New Doom Movie Delayed To Enhance Hell Sequence CGI

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Universal’s upcoming movie reboot of Doom is being pushed back so the filmmakers have more time to enhance the movie’s Hell sequence. Movie adaptations of video games don’t have a great track record of pleasing fans, and sadly, 2005’s Doom movie fell into that category. Despite a solid cast – which included Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike and Karl Urban – and a healthy budget, the movie’s poor script, slow pace and dropping any reference to Hell or demons marked it as a major disappointment.Doom failed at the box-office, and Johnson himself would later dub the project a ‘stinker’ while promoting his most recent video game movie Rampage. The video game series itself remains iconic, with the 2016 reboot receiving great acclaim. It was also discovered last year Universal was working on a movie reboot, which is seemingly aiming at the direct to DVD market. Tony Giglio will direct while Amy Manson (Once Upon A Time) will play the movie’s lead character Joan Dark.Related: Doom Movie Reboot: Amy Manson’s Character & BFG ConfirmedThe story of the new Doom is still being kept under wraps, though it’s known it’ll feature Hell and famous creatures from the game. Now Dread Central is reporting the reboot is being pushed back to give the filmmakers more time to refine the VFX for a Hell sequence. They quote a source close to the production who states the studio is happy with how the project is progressing, and the delay will allow them to ‘use a broader VFX brush to really make Hell awesome.’ They also say the story of the scene itself isn’t changing, but they are ‘…enhancing the location and doing some pick-up photography that supports the original vision of the scene.’

The report also confirms the movie is aiming for a Fall 2019 release. It sounds like Universal likes how the movie is progressing, so if they’re pushing it back with the aim of enhancing a key sequence, that can only be a good sign. The new Doom movie is handled by Universal 1440 Entertainment, an arm of the studio that produces straight to DVD projects like Cult Of Chucky. While it hasn’t officially been confirmed the reboot won’t get a theatrical release, it appears the plan is it will either head to DVD or a streaming platform.Doom’s director Tony Giglio has sadly already confirmed famous monsters like the Spiderdemon and the Barons Of Hell won’t appear, but that most of the creature effects in the movie will be practical. This year will be a busy one for the franchise, with video game sequel Doom Eternal also launching sometime in 2019. The latest entry finds Doomguy fighting off a Hell invasion on Earth and doing what he does best to the demons that try to stop him – ripping and tearing.More: Doom Reboot Director Says Barons Of Fall Won’t Appear In MovieSource: Dread Central

Aquaman Now Highest-Grossing DC Film Ever, Passing Dark Knight Rises

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Aquaman is now the highest-grossing DC movie of all time, dethroning The Dark Knight Rises. Over the last several years, Warner Bros. has been trying to achieve a shared universe based on DC characters that can rival what Marvel Studios has created. They’ve seen success with Wonder Woman, but disappointments with other entries. The studio decided to give James Wan almost complete control over their fish-talking superhero, which Jason Momoa was tasked with bringing to life and changing the perception of what many believed to be a goofy character.Even with the lowest opening weekend launch for a DCEU film, it quickly became clear that Aquaman would be another hit for WB and DC. Critics were generally favorable to the underwater epic and audiences around the world have been devouring the latest DC blockbuster. Aquaman continued to pull in moviegoers to become the highest grossing DCEU movie, and the first to cross $1 billion at the box office.Related: Why Aquaman Is The First DCEU Film To Pass $1 BillionAfter already passing The Dark Knight’s $1.004 billion, Aquaman is now estimated to have earned $1.09 billion at the box office according to Box Office Mojo after this weekend. This is enough to move past The Dark Knight Rises’ $1.084B total. With this move – which is just estimated at the time – Aquaman is now the highest-grossing DC movie ever made. Even if Aquaman comes in slightly under these weekend projections, Momoa’s solo film would then likely hit this milestone the very next day.

Aquaman becoming the highest-grossing DC movie ever is a major accomplishment, especially considering all of the different movies that have been made. Even though characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are more well-known, it has been an Aquaman solo movie that defied all expectations and now holds this giant record. It is even more impressive since this has been an example of a movie having great staying power, instead of Aquaman being largely front loaded.With this milestone approaching, it came as no surprise that plans for Aquaman 2 are already moving forward. James Wan is not yet attached to direct, but he’s reportedly waiting on a great script before signing on. But, since Wan was instrumental in Aquaman’s success, it would be quite shocking if he didn’t return for Aquaman 2. This success not only guarantees that a sequel is on the way, but it should also have a positive impact on future DCEU projects. This will be tested in just a few months when Shazam! hits theaters, and WB also has scheduled releases for Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman 1984 next year. Regardless of whether or not any of these future films can continue this success, Aquaman is now DC’s undisputed box office champ.MORE: Aquaman’s Box Office Success Was Better Than Anyone (Even DC) ExpectedSource: Box Office Mojo

2019 Screen Actors Guild Award Winners

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The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards celebrated some of the most acclaimed films of 2018. From films like Black Panther and Green Book to shows and miniseries like This Is Us and Sharp Objects, the SAG Awards crossed genre lines with the evening’s winners.Starting in 1995, the Screen Actors Guild Awards – affiliated with the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (aka SAG-AFTRA) – is an awards ceremony celebrating film and television actors. Voted on by a selected group of union members, the SAG Awards distinguish themselves from other awards ceremonies in that that they exclusively revolve around actors. This includes categories like Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, among others.Related: Black Panther Wins Best Cast at SAG AwardsAt the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the winners included actors who starred in a wide range of genres over the course of 2018. Smaller independent films like The Wife (starring nominee Glenn Close) and studio thrillers like A Quiet Place (starring nominee Emily Blunt) were recognized, and even Marvel Studios was recognized with Black Panther, which itself turned out to be an awards favorite this year. Check out the full list of SAG Award winners below:

FilmCast in a Motion Picture: Black PantherFemale Actor in a Leading Role: Glenn Close – The WifeMale Actor in a Leading Role: Rami Malek – Bohemian RhapsodyFemale Actor in a Supporting Role: Emily Blunt – A Quiet PlaceMale Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali – Green BookStunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture – Black PantherTelevisionEnsemble in a Drama Series: This Is UsFemale Actor in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh – Killing EveMale Actor in a Drama Series: Jason Bateman – OzarkEnsemble in a Comedy Series: The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselFemale Actor in a Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvel Mrs. MaiselMale Actor in a Comedy Series: Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselFemale Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie: Patrica Arquette – Escape at DannemoraMale Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie: Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime StoryStunt Ensemble in a Television Series: GlowWhile SAG Award winners aren’t necessarily guaranteed wins for the Oscars, there have been a considerable amount of parallels over the years – not only in terms of the actors themselves, but for Best Picture recipients. For male actors, nine out of ten SAG winners went on to win Oscars in the past decade; while eight out of ten female SAG winners went on to win Oscars in the past decade. For Best Picture, the similarities aren’t quite as strong, with five out of ten films in the past decade that earned Ensemble Cast wins at the SAG Awards winning Best Picture at the Oscars. So, for awards enthusiasts, the Screen Actors Guild Awards may help predictions in some cases, but they’re not entirely reliable when it comes to non-acting categories.More: Oscars 2019 Best Picture PredictionsSource: Screen Actors Guild Awards

Netflix's Dumplin' Movie Poster, Photos Reveal First Look & Release Date

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Netflix’s Dumplin’, the movie adaptation of Julie Murphy’s same-named YA book, releases a poster and first look images confirming the film’s premiere date. The streaming service has found a great deal of success in YA adaptations, releasing The Kissing Booth and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before this year alone. In fact, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was such a hit for Netflix, fans have been wondering when the company will announce a sequel (based on the second book in the source material’s series).As such, it came as little surprise when Netflix acquired Dumplin’ earlier this year, prepping the film for a late 2018 release. The movie follows teenager Willowdean Dickson (Danielle Macdonald), the daughter of former beauty queen Rosie Dickson (Jennifer Aniston) who signs up for the pageant her mother organizes as a form of protest. However, when other atypical beauty pageant contestants follow Willowdean’s lead, she finds herself reluctantly leading a revolution – all while struggling with her own self-image. Now, Netflix has released the first look images of Dumplin’ and revealed when the movie will be available on the streaming service.Related: What’s Next in Netflix’s Future?Netflix unveiled the first poster for Dumplin’, which features Macdonald in a red pageant dress mimicking Willowdean’s pose on the cover of Murphy’s novel and Aniston standing slightly back as Rosie. The poster confirms the movie will premiere on Friday, Dec. 7. Additionally, Netflix released three photos from Dumplin’, two of Aniston in her beauty pageant tiara and one of Macdonald all dolled up. Check out the poster and photos below.Directed by Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses, Hot Pursuit) from a script by Kristin Hahn (Disney’s Stargirl), Dumplin’ also stars Odeya Rush as Willowdean’s best friend Ellen Dryver; Luke Benward as Bo, a boy Willowdean is interested in; and Dove Cameron, Bex Taylor-Klaus and Maddie Baillio as fellow pageant contestants. Plus, since the book is rich with references to country superstar Dolly Parton, the musician is lending her talents to the Dumplin’ soundtrack, releasing new recordings of her classic songs for the film.With veteran leading lady Aniston and rising star Macdonald – who made a splash in 2017’s Patti Cake$ – Dumplin’ has all the potential to be another massive hit for Netflix. Of course, whether it receives the same huge viewership numbers as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before remains to be seen, and likely depends on the streaming service’s promotional push as well as word-of-mouth buzz. Additionally, with the month of December being packed with high profile theatrical releases, it’s unclear how that will affect the potential viewership of Dumplin’. But, the movie may prove to benefit from the accessibility of being on Netflix, a streamer now known for their teen-geared and rom-com programming.For now, fans looking forward to the release of Dumplin’ next month will have to make due with the poster and first look images – but a trailer should be just around the corner.Next: The Best Romantic Comedy Films On NetflixSource: Netflix

Rian Johnson's Knives Out Eyes Christopher Plummer

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The star-studded cast of Rian Johnson’s Knives Out continues to grow as the project eyes Oscar-winner Christopher Plummer. Already, Johnson’s upcoming murder-mystery has assembled a top-notch ensemble, headlined by Daniel Craig as a detective assigned to solve a crime. Joining the current 007 are heavy hitters such as Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, and more. Plot details are being kept firmly under wraps for now, but if the talent is anything to go by, the script has quite the hook.Earlier this week, Johnson revealed he started production on Knives Out, so viewers would be forgiven if they thought all the principal roles were cast. However, there was at least one more part to nail down, and now Johnson’s seemingly recruited another huge name for his latest.Related: Rian Johnson and More React To FilmStruck’s ClosureAccording to THR, Plummer is now in talks for Knives Out, though information about his possible character is under lock and key. Should he officially sign on, Plummer would be the third Academy Award nominee in the cast. Collette and Shannon are the others.With a plethora of credits to his name, Plummer is an experienced veteran actor who’s done just about any genre one can think of. As such, it’s difficult at this time to predict who he might be playing. Plummer can easily portray a friendly elder or someone who’s a bit more sinister. One thing that can be said for sure is he will lend an authoritative presence and a strong amount of gravitas to Knives Out. Even in his advancing age, Plummer is more than capable of delivering a captivating performance. He’s coming off of his awards worthy turn as J. Paul Getty in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World. That Plummer was able to come in at the last minute to replace Kevin Spacey and still be considered one of the best aspects of the film speaks volumes to what he can bring to any production.Many viewers are excited to see what Johnson does with his upcoming Star Wars trilogy, but Knives Out is shaping up to be a very compelling offering in the interim. Johnson is well-known for thinking outside the box and defying genre conventions with his work, so it’ll be interesting to see what his approach is here. The sales pitch is it’s a modern-day whodunit in the vein of Agatha Christie, but there’s probably a lot more to it than meets the eye. And there’s apparently no telling who else might join the cast. Johnson fans are likely awaiting news about frequent collaborator Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s possible involvement in Knives Out.More: Rian Johnson Is Still Working On His New Star Wars TrilogySource: THR

Five Feet Apart Trailer: Cole Sprouse Stars In Tearjerker Romance

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In the moving trailer for Five Feet Apart, Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson grow closer while Cystic Fibrosis keeps them physically apart. Directed by Justin Baldoni, Five Feet Apart’s premise is simple yet complex, as Will (Sprouse) and Stella (Richardson) both live with CF, a genetic disorder, and attempt to find common ground, and perhaps love.While older moviegoers may remember Sprouse as one of Adam Sandler’s twin sons in Big Daddy (1999), younger audiences likely know him as Riverdale’s Jughead Jones. Sprouse hasn’t appeared in a feature film since 2010’s Kung Fu Magoo, but his co-star, Richardson, has recently appeared in high profile films like Kelly Fremon Craig’s coming-of-age comedy The Edge of Seventeen (2016), M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological horror Split (2018), and Chris Weitz’s historical drama Operation Finale (2018). Alongside Sprouse and Richardson, Moisés Arias (Pitch Perfect 3) and Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Vice Principals) have supporting roles.Related: Is Split’s Depiction of Split Personalities Realistic?Today, CBS Films released Five Feet Apart’s trailer, in which the concept of human touch immediately establishes the narrative premise. During a monologue, Richardson’s Stella details what she’s lost (and gained) due to CF, which precedes an exploration of her day-to-day routine. Watch the trailer and see the film’s poster below.The clip further establishes important details of Stella’s condition through the character’s social media video commentaries, most notably that people with CF shouldn’t get within six feet of each other, in order to avoid bacterial infections. Enter Sprouse’s Will, who immediately makes an impression upon Stella, thus creating another layer of conflict as they attempt to understand each other’s firm beliefs on CF and life ideals. In the trailer’s second half, it’s revealed that Stella mostly keeps to herself, which makes her interest in Will so compelling and challenging. While the selling point is obviously the emotional drama, the trailer also accentuates situational humor, complementing the six-foot boundary premise.When viewing the Five Feet Apart trailer, many viewers will likely think of Josh Boone’s 2014 drama The Fault in Our Stars (starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) or Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s 2015 film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (starring Olivia Cooke and Jon Bernthal). But while those films feature characters with thyroid cancer and leukemia, Five Feet Apart is unique for its examination of CF, and how those living with the genetic disorder live from day to day. In 2012, Baldoni created My Last Days, reportedly the most-watched digital documentary series ever released. For Five Feet Apart, he teamed up with screenwriter Tobias Iaconis, who also wrote the upcoming horror The Curse of La Llorona starring Linda Cardellini (Bloodline, Hunter Killer).Based on the trailer, Baldoni’s film will undoubtedly be a tearjerker, and hopefully it will help spread awareness about Cystic Fibrosis.More: Gerard Butler Interview: Hunter KillerFive Feet Apart will be in theaters on March 22, 2019.Source: CBS Films

Ryan Reynolds Promotes Hugh Jackman's Front Runner With Joke Voter Ad

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Ryan Reynolds is promoting the release of Hugh Jackman’s new film The Front Runner with a joke voter ad that reveals “the truth” about the fan-favorite (former) Wolverine actor. The Twitter clip is but the latest in a series of exchanges between Reynolds and Jackman on social media recently, leading some fans to speculate that the pair are hinting at a long-awaited Deadpool/Wolverine project being in the works.Between Jackman having retired his version of Wolverine in last year’s film Logan and Disney’s ongoing acquisition of Fox and the X-Men brand (Deadpool included), the odds don’t seem to be in favor of a proper Deadpool/Wolverine team-up movie happening at this stage. As such, it’s possible that what Jackman and Reynolds are really hinting at is the former making a cameo as Wolvie in this December’s untitled PG-13 version of Deadpool 2. It’s been confirmed that the PG-13 Deadpool sequel includes brand-new scenes that were shot a couple months ago, so an appearance by Jackman certainly shouldn’t be ruled out just yet.Related: Why Deadpool 2 PG-13 Cut is Happening, According to the WritersIn the meantime, Jackman has a movie to promote (this month’s The Front Runner) and Reynolds has lent a helping hand by releasing a fake awards season ad for the film. The video comes complete with cheeky narration from Reynolds (as he claims that Reynolds isn’t the cheery Australian performer he claims to be), along with a series of equally tongue in cheek disclaimers that the ad was “paid for by not Ryan Reynolds”. Take a look, below.The Front Runner tells the true story of how U.S. Senator Gary Hart (Jackman) went from being a front runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination to dropping out of the campaign altogether, after he became ensconced in a scandal involving an extramarital love affair. Early critical word of mouth around the movie (following its run on the festival circuit) is mixed to positive, but Jackman has been picking up a good deal of praise for his performance as Senator Hart and may yet land some major awards show nominations for his efforts… that is, assuming that Reynolds’ searching expose on the actor’s real name and country of origin doesn’t derail his own campaign.All joking aside, it would be fun to see Reynolds and Jackman share the screen again in the X-Men universe. The extended version of Deadpool 2 that premiered at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer – aka. Deadpool 2: The Super Duper Cut – even included an altered post-credits scene that hinted at Wolverine’s return, sometime down the line. The PG-13 Deadpool 2 cut would be the logical place for that to happen, so keep your eyes peeled for additional news updates on that front (maybe even around the time The Front Runner actually hits theaters later this month).MORE: Deadpool 2 PG-Cut Can Prepare Wade Wilson for the MCUSource: Ryan Reynolds

Justice League Photos Reveal Deleted Wonder Woman Invasion History Lesson

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Even though it’s been nearly a year since Justice League’s theatrical release, we’re still regularly learning new things about Zack Snyder’s original intent for the movie. Thanks to Joss Whedon’s reshoots and a 2-hour runtime mandate, the movie we got in theaters was significantly different than the “Snyder Cut,” but fragments of the director’s vision are still regularly dug up, giving fans a taste of what could have been.This newest reveal comes from a moment that was removed from the movie entirely but had already been teased by Snyder on Vero earlier this year when he posted an image of a deleted scene of Wonder Woman for Gal Gadot’s birthday. In the image, Diana Prince is in a dark room with a torch, examining something. Behind her, a mural can be seen displaying the three Mother Boxes.Related: Darkseid’s Justice League Appearance Was to Set Up Zack Snyder’s SequelWithout context, it’s hard to know exactly what’s going on in the scene, other than the fact that Diana is likely learning something about the Mother Boxes, but with her back turned to them, it looks like there might be something more interesting about the wall she’s facing.Thanks to new images uncovered by DC Films Hub in collaboration with Screen Rant, we now know what three walls of the room of the look like, and it chronicles the same history lesson Diana tells to Bruce about Steppenwolf’s first invasion. The images below show a mural of Humans, Atlanteans, and Amazonians coming together to fight what appears to be a hornless Steppenwolf (possibly anthropomorphized through the retelling of the ancient people), complete with fire pits, boom tubes, parademons, Apocalyptian priests (presumably reading the Anti-Life Equation), and some ancient text threading the length of the image, likely telling the story of the battle.Given the fact that it matches up with the image of Diana with the torch previously released by Snyder, this could be an alternate scene explaining how Wonder Woman came to be involved in the plot. The theatrical cut had Queen Hippolyta shooting a flaming arrow to alert Wonder Woman, and she instinctually knew something was wrong and went to meet up with Batman.Related: How Atom Fit in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and Possible DCEU FutureThe use of Hippolyta’s arrow has all the markings of a narrative tool to cut down the movie, similar to Whedon’s rooftop Batman scene. Whether or not it was a reshoot, its ultimate use in the movie was as a shortcut, likely to remove this scene, where Diana learns about Steppenwolf’s first invasion – information she didn’t have when Bruce first told her he was preparing for an alien invasion in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.The DCEU has a history of incorporating artistic history lessons, like Man of Steel’s depiction if Kryptonian colonialization or Wonder Woman’s story about the origin of the Amazonians, so it’s possible something similar would happen here, tying into the live-action flashback of the invasion we see later.The big question now, though, is what’s on the wall Diana’s looking at? It’s the only one missing from these particular images, and it’s also the one with the big reveal for this scene. Considering Zack Snyder just recently revealed Batman’s “something darker” line was referring to Darkseid, and we know the Lord of Apokolips was supposed to have a bigger presence in the Snyder Cut, it’s the easiest conclusion to jump to.If that’s the case, though, that would indicate Darkseid also had a presence at the battle, which wasn’t the case in the theatrical cut. A significant portion of the movie was redone, but on such a CGI heavy scene, removing Darkseid would be no small task, so it could be Steppenwolf, or maybe the Anti-Life equation, which we know originally played a bigger role in that battle.MORE: Zack Snyder’s Cut Of Justice League Was More Complete Than You RealizeSource: DC Films Hub

Zack Snyder Says a DCEU Amazon/Atlantean Team-Up 'Seems Inevitable'

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Zack Snyder believes that a team-up between the Amazons from Wonder Woman and Atlantean warriors from Aquaman is an inevitable future. Though the director left Justice League halfway through production, Snyder is responsible for much of the early goings of the DCEU. He directed Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and helped cast and produce Wonder Woman. However many critics lay the blame for the negative reception of early DCEU movies at Snyder’s feet, blaming his visual style and storytelling motifs for the most controversial aspects of the shared universe.Whether that impression is entirely correct or not is a matter of debate. Snyder, though, has completely stepped away from DC’s movie universe with seemingly no plans to return. The director hasn’t been shy about what he intended and planned for the DCEU, though. That now includes an alliance between Wonder Woman and Aquaman’s peoples.Related: Unused DC Concept Art Designs Better Than What We GotRecently DC Films Hub writer John Aaron Garza uncovered a piece of Justice League fan art of what appears to be Amazons and Atlanteans on the same battleship. On the social media platform Vero, Garza asked Snyder if this alliance was meant to be included in his version of Justice League. The director responded that it was never in his Justice League plans “but down the line it seems inevitable.”This isn’t the first time that Snyder has used Vero to comment and answer a multitude of fan questions, and it won’t be the last. Snyder has confirmed everything from plans to kill off Batman to the fact that Man of Steel was never meant to be the launch of a shared movie universe. This latest revelation is a bit different as it refers not the DCEU’s defunct past but its possible future.Interestingly, Amazons and Atlanteans have already fought side-by-side in the DCEU. That’s not a reference to Wonder Woman and Aquaman being in the Justice League together. In the flashback sequences of Justice League, which explained the backstory of villain Steppenwolf, Amazons and Atlantean are two of the ancient forces who came together to defeat Steppenwolf in his first invasion of Earth. Snyder reportedly hasn’t seen Justice League, but it seems like he’s suggesting a future alliance between the two people – not anything that happened in the past.Snyder doesn’t have much more knowledge of the DCEU’s future plans than the average fan. Warner Bros. has made it quite clear that whatever road map Snyder printed for the DCEU has been thrown out. Yet the idea of an alliance between Amazon and Atlantean does make sense even from a total outsider’s perspective. Wonder Woman is the undeniable star of the DCEU. Gal Gadot’s solo movie is the best received DCEU movie to date. Similarly, the upcoming Aquaman solo movie has good word of mouth. If Aquaman achieves the same level of box office success as Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. would undoubtedly move Jason Momoa’s superhero to the spotlight as well. When the inevitable Justice League sequel occurs, it’s not that far-fetched for Aquaman, Wonder Woman and their respective clans to be the leading forces of the action.More: Removing The Snyder Movies From Canon Solves The DCEU’s ProblemsSource: John Aaron Garza/DC Films Hub