Elizabeth Banks Defends The Studio Remaking Charlie’s Angels

With the trend of nostalgia continuing to dominate the entertainment world, there’s no short supply of reboots, revivals, and long-awaited sequels. We saw another beloved property return to theaters last weekend with Charlie’s Angels. This new blockbuster was directed, written, and produced by Elizabeth Banks– who also plays a supporting role as Bosley. And she recently defended the movie against any naysayers who were mad about another reboot happening.

Charlie’s Angels has been entertaining audiences for decades, across various mediums. The 1978 show ran for years, followed by the successful set of movies in the early 2000’s and an ill-fated TV reboot in 2011. Elizabeth Banks recently defended the property returning to theaters again, saying:

Touche. We’ve seen countless reboots over the years, and the Spider-Man franchise is a great example. There have been plenty of different Spider-Man actors and movies, without much complaint from the public. As such, Elizabeth Banks believes Charlie’s Angels can return to theaters for the first time since 2003.

Elizabeth Banks’ comments to The Wall Street Journal make a great deal of sense, especially when you take into account how many Spider-centric movies have hit theaters over the last seventeen years. Sam Raimi’s trilogy of Spider-Man movies was the first to hit the big screen, starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker. Five years after that franchise ended, Andrew Garfield got his pair of Amazing Spider-Man movies.

Since then there’s been another Spider-Man introduced, as Tom Holland’s version has appeared in a whopping five movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Additionally, Sony’s animated blockbuster Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hit theaters as well, winning an Oscar along the way. These Spider-Man movies have made great money at the box office, so it doesn’t look too many reboots is really an issue among moviegoers.

This new version of Charlie’s Angels brought the Townsend Agency to the modern world, and provided an origin story for a new trio of Angels. But while the blockbuster had a strong cast and its own killer soundtrack, but failed to perform during its first weekend at the box office. The movie fared well both critically and on audience aggregators, but it looks like moviegoers didn’t run to theaters to watch Elizabeth Banks’ latest directing project.

The reason for this poor performance will become clear in the coming days, and it’ll be interesting to see if Charlie’s Angels ends up being able to make a profit at the box office. My own review for CinemaBlend gave the movie a 3.5 out of five stars, praising Elizabeth Banks’ ability to bring the property to the modern world.

Why Frozen II’s Sterling K. Brown Loves To Be A Character Of Color In Arrendale

Sterling K. Brown is rightly everywhere lately, including voicing the character of Lieutenant Destin Mattias in Disney’s Frozen 2. He’s a talented awards magnet from This Is Us to Black Panther and the new highly acclaimed movie Waves, but otherwise he’s just like everyone else — he geeks out over superheroes and is thrilled at the idea of having his own action figure.

The first Frozen movie came out in 2013 and was a phenomenon. It became the highest-grossing animated film before being topped by the new 2019 remake of The Lion King. Frozen‘s main human characters were white, but now that the story is expanding to show more of the world around Arendelle, it’s showing how that world also has people of color. As Sterling K. Brown, that kind of inclusion and representation does mean a lot to people who aren’t used to seeing anyone like themselves in a major movie.

Not that Sterling K. Brown’s character is the main focus of Frozen II — he loves that the Frozen films are still chiefly about the love between sisters Anna and Elsa.

Frozen famously turned the Disney fairy tale trope on its head by making the true love of the story between the sisters instead of, say, Anna and Kristoff. It was a welcome change that has altered so much storytelling moving forward.

Deleted Ant-Man And The Wasp Scene Adds 2 Marvel Heroes To Ghost Origin Story

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in an interesting place right now, as we’re in the interim period between Phases. Every single installment in Phase Three was a critical and box office success, including Ant-Man and The Wasp. The first release after Infinity War backtracked to reveal Scott’s life, and introduced a slew of new characters in the process. One of them was the villainous Ghost, played by Hannah John-Kamen. And a deleted scene from the sequel added two more Marvel heroes to her origin.

Ghost was the primary antagonist for Ant-Man and The Wasp. That is, until the very final moments of the third act. Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne ultimately ends up being empathetic toward the villain’s struggles, and uses her Quantum Realm abilities to (temporarily) stabilize her. But it turns out that Janet and Hank Pym were originally part of the character’s backstory. At least, according to a deleted scene from the Infinity Saga box set.

A new deleted scene has surfaced thanks to the massive Infinity Saga box set (via Comic Book) which includes all 23 installments in the MCU through Phase Three aka Spider-Man: Far From Home. The box set will also include plenty of never-before-seen bonus features, including deleted scenes. The one in question sees revealed that Hank and Janet were present during Laurence Fishburne’s Bill Foster was experimenting on her daughter in order to give her phasing abilities. This makes Janet and Ghost’s connection all the more significant, as she was privy to the events that followed the villain’s life of pain.

Ultimately this sequence was cut from Ant-Man and The Wasp, likely to simplify the story and keep the runtime tight. But I have to wonder the emotional impact it might have had on Ghost’s story, and her fate. After trying forcibly to take Janet’s Quantum Realm energy, Hope’s mother ended up volunteering to help the young enhanced woman. It was a touching moment of intimacy, and one of the few times in the MCU where a villain is given a second chance.

I have to wonder what happened to Ghost after the events of Ant-Man and The Wasp. The film’s mid-credits scene featured Scott Lang entering the Quantum Realm in an attempt to harvest it’s energy for Ghost. But Thanos’ snap happens, with Ant-Man trapped in the mysterious setting while Hope, Hank, and Janet were dusted. This fate would presumably be disastrous for Ava/Ghost, who was relying on the energy to stabilize her abilities and free her from excruciating pain.

One possibility is that Ghost was snapped too, which might have actually been merciful considering the character’s alternative. Namely, that she is one again in constant pain, and unable to find any relief on our world. Answers will eventually arrive with Ant-Man 3, although that movie hasn’t been given an official release date yet.

The Infinity Saga box set isn’t the only place Marvel can find new deleted scenes from the massive shared universe. Disney+ launched last week, with bonus footage including unseen footage from Avengers: Endgame. And you can use this link for a free 7-day trial.

The next installment in the MCU is Black Widow on May 1st, 2020. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies. And our 2020 release list to look forward to the New Year.

21 Bridges Reviews Are Up, See What Critics Are Saying

Chadwick Boseman in 21 Bridges

Thanks to Black Panther,‘Wakanda Forever’ has become part of our pop culture lexicon. And thanks to the box office performance of Ryan Coogler’s MCU film, it has also become a promise that we will be seeing more of the fictional African nation for years to come. While Black Panther 2 won’t arrive until 2022, this weekend Chadwick Boseman and a pair MCU luminaries, Joe and Anthony Russo, are bringing a new movie to theaters with 21 Bridges.

The Russo Brothers serve as producers on the crime drama that stars Chadwick Boseman as an NYPD detective on the hunt for a pair of cop killers. As the night goes on a manhunt turns into an investigation into a vast and insidious conspiracy. 21 Bridges is directed by TV director Brian Kirk and also stars J.K. Simmons, Sienna Miller, Taylor Kitsch and Keith David. So do these bridges hold or is this movie underwater?

The first reviews for 21 Bridges are now up and it looks like this movie doesn’t quite live up to the sum of its parts. In his 2.5 star review of the film, CinemaBlend’s Eric Eisenberg said:

21 Bridges is far from a bad movie – it’s just more of a middle-of-the-road movie than you’d expect from the talent involved and the central concept.

For Eric, 21 Bridges had a ton of potential and was working with some interesting characters and ideas that were unfortunately cut off at the knees by accelerated pacing and an overabundance of clichés and tropes in this well-trodden genre. This sentiment, that a much better version of this movie was possible, was echoed by other critics as well, including Entertainment Weekly‘s Leah Greenblatt, who gave 21 Bridges a B and wrote:

It’s not a bad setup, and Bridges would be a better movie, easily, if it had let a little more nuance creep into its script. Instead, it lays the task squarely on Boseman’s shoulders — having him fill in all those broad strokes with his own fine lines, and spraying bullets and mayhem across the rest.

Many of the criticisms of 21 Bridges seems to center on the script by Adam Mervis and Matthew Michael Carnahan. But despite its flaws on the page, critics still found things to like in Brian Kirk’s film, calling it a nice alternative to the kinds of blockbuster superhero films we first associate Chadwick Boseman with. IndieWire‘s Kate Erbland gave 21 Bridges a C+ and said:

The final act doesn’t surprise, but it offers the kind of original crime drama action so lacking at the multiplex these days, with just enough ethical issues to leave audiences pondering its twists.

If you’ve seen a movie before and you’re looking to be surprised, it seems that 21 Bridges may not be the movie to do that. Nevertheless, the predictability does not take away from the film’s substance.

It seems that most critics found both good and bad to be had with 21 Bridges, with their reviews ultimately being determined by whether they thought those elements balanced or whether one outweighed the other. Unfortunately for The Hollywood Reporter‘s Todd McCarthy, it looks like those negative elements far outweighed any strengths the movie has. In his review he wrote:

Unlikely, far-fetched and downright preposterous events duke it out for bragging rights in 21 Bridges,104 minutes of nocturnal big-city crime action that’s amped up to a borderline ridiculous level of nearly uninterrupted violence.

MCU movies like Black Panther may be known for more stylized PG-13 violence, but the R-rated 21 Bridges apparently takes advantage of its rating, going hard with its R. Unfortunately, that may not have been for the best.

Most of the reviews for 21 Bridges were not quite so harsh. IGN‘s Kristy Puchko found the film solid overall, particularly the performance of the cast. In her 7.8 out of 10 review, she wrote of Chadwick Boseman’s performance:

He’s hands down the headliner but smartly shares the spotlight with Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons, and Stephan James. They all bring their A-game, elevating a B-movie premise with pathos and presence.

Lastly is AV Club‘s Jesse Hassenger who gave the film a B- and highlighted the unexceptional nature of 21 Bridges while also giving the film credits where it’s due for being entertaining. He wrote:

This is a well-crafted, exciting movie, sometimes more impressive for maintaining those qualities in the face of an utterly unsurprising story.

Ultimately, it looks like 21 Bridges is a case where half of the critics couldn’t quite give it a fresh review and the other half barely got it over the hump. The narrative among the reviews so far seems to be that 21 Bridges suffers due to its complete predictability and utter lack of surprise but succeeds on the strength of its cast and how it differentiates itself in the marketplace.

If you’re going in to 21 Bridges expecting something on the level of Heat, you’ll probably leave disappointed. If you’re looking to be absolutely blown away by a film’s greatness, this isn’t it, but it’s prestige season and there are plenty of other options available that can scratch that itch. But if you go in to 21 Bridges and are just looking to have some fun and see Chadwick Boseman onscreen, you’ll probably have a decent time.

21 Bridges opens in theaters on November 22. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to keep track of all the other big movies still to come this year.

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Despite The Snyder Cut Going Viral, Warner Bros. Reportedly Isn’t Moving Forward Anytime Soon

Quite possibly the most hotly demanded alternate cut of a film to ever be speculated, comic movie fans were hopeful that Justice League’s “Snyder Cut” would find itself announced as the culmination of a massive social media campaign. With the film now two years out from its 2017 release date, director Zack Snyder and his lineup of DC heroes all pitched in to get the subject trending throughout social media. And yet, after those efforts, there are apparently no plans to release that cut anytime soon.

After all of the photos released by cast members like Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot, and even a tweet from Ben Affleck himself to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, some parties close to the Warner Bros camp have informed the press that it’s just not happening. Or, at the very least, we shouldn’t expect an announcement that we’ll be getting The Snyder Cut of Justice League anywhere near the film’s anniversary, which was celebrated by fans yesterday.

THR obtained the scoop, as they were covering the fervent fanbase’s recent social media push, and its support from the majority of the film’s main cast. And sure enough, the hypothetical scenario that we might see Justice League’s full cut of Zack Snyder’s vision announced to be headed to HBO Max was addressed, and eventually debunked.

With Justice League’s troubled production history, and the unfortunate departure of director Snyder after a family tragedy, the finished film was taken over by Joss Whedon in the original helmer’s absence. Shepherding the film through reshoots and the finishing touches, the movie audiences got in the end has always been seen as more Whedon’s vision of the DC/Warner Bros team up film than Zack Snyder’s.

The major impetus behind asking the studio to release the supposed “Snyder Cut” is that fans want to see that alternate version of Justice League, which was apparently the unfettered vision that Snyder himself has shared multiple images from on the social media platform Vero. Couple those teases with folks like composer Junkie XL and filmmaker/fanboy Kevin Smith persistently insisting that this alternate version is finished, and you’ve got a recipe for a fan movement that will probably never rest until they get what they want.

What’s interesting in this whole scenario is that despite stating a Justice League announcement is not imminent, it isn’t totally off the table. It makes total sense that, should HBO Max be the future home of this fabled treasure of DCEU fandom, they would hold onto that announcement until a date much closer to the spring 2020 launch of Warner Bros’ digital platform. So fans might be able to gain some hopeful energy from this latest development yet.

If there is going to be a digital streaming release of Justice League’s Snyder Cut, you can bet that it’ll be made closer to the moment people can pre-order their subscriptions to said platform. That way, people can take advantage of getting in on the ground floor, with only a short wait separating them from their treasured motion picture.

For now though, you can still watch Justice League’s theatrical cut on digital HD, 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD. And if you’re looking for comic book excitement in a theater near you, check out the 2019 and 2020 release schedules to see what’s headed our way faster than a speeding bullet.

Yes, Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Ride Is Getting A Major Renovation Before Indiana Jones 5

The Indiana Jones franchise is getting an upgrade on screen. So it only makes sense that a significant theme park ride with deep roots in the Indy series would undergo some refurbishments, at the same time.

Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Adventure attraction is about to undergo some significant renovations in 2020, according to a report in the Orange County Register. Building permits filed locally say that the theme park ride plans to replace both a plank bridge and some important steel structures that are part of the ride’s show in 2020. The last time that Disneyland invested in the improvement of the ride was 2014.

While these renovations are taking place before Stephen Spielberg and Harrison Ford step back into the world of Indiana Jones for the announced Indiana Jones 5, it’s unlikely that the ride will give away any details about that sequel’s story. For one thing, we believe that the script is still being worked on by David Koepp (though the screenwriting duties have alternated from various hands over the years, with talented people trying to crack that walnut).

The Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland pulls more from Raiders of the Lost Ark and, specifically, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Dubbed “The Temple of the Forbidden Eye,” the ride takes patrons on a quest into an archaeologic treasure chest. It’s a slow-rolling roller coaster attraction that moves viewers through sets from a staged Indiana Jones adventure. A fan took a video of the ride in 2019, and now this video stands as a time capsule of what the ride looked like before the announced renovations.

If anything, we could see the new ride pulling in a scene or two from the somewhat recent Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Maybe a wax “Mutt” Williams? Or a cameo by the evil Irina Spalko?

While renovations are improving the Indiana Jones theme park ride in Disneyland, our attention will stay on the progress of Indiana Jones 5. We’re fairly confident that Spielberg and Ford don’t want to end their legacy on a sequel that most fans deem a disappointment. The series ended on the perfect note as a trilogy, but for reasons unknown, they dusted the hero off for Crystal Skull, and left a sour taste in all of our mouths.

The issue is, with each passing year, Harrison Ford gets older, and that makes the dashing derring do of a whip-cracker like Indiana Jones harder to pull off. Listen, Ford looks better at 77 than I currently look at 45. And that man has earned the right to BE Indiana Jones, so let’s not recast him. But the story idea better be rock solid, if Spielberg and Ford want to do this again. And will it be?

Right now, the renovations for the Indiana Jones ride will take place in 2020, while Indiana Jones 5 will open in theaters on July 9, 2021.

James Mangold Admits Ford V Ferrari Should Have Been Called ‘Ford V Ford’

Spoilers for James Mangold’s new racing movie starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon can definitely be found in this story. If you haven’t caught the flick yet, get your engine revving and get to the theater.

Ford v Ferrari blew past the competition at the box office this weekend. Its true-life story about the men behind the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race is the type of holiday story people love to eat up, thanks to its story and its action sequences, and it’s no surprise its already found a box office niche. However, what may surprise you about Ford v Ferrari is that much of it is actually a movie about bureaucracy rather than car racing. Director James Mangold has revealed it was by design.

In fact, he admitted in a recent interview that while Matt Damon’s character may work to get a few digs in at Ferrari during the famous Le Mans race, much of the movie is really about Damon’s Shelby Carroll and Christian Bale’s Ken Miles trying to gain the competitive advantage while a Ford bureaucracy slows them down time and time again. Per James Mangold:

In the film, both Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles are tied up time and time again thanks to big business. There’s also a sneaky suit (played by Josh Lucas), who is out to undermine Shelby at every turn.

The two men also have to deal with the reality of competition from other Ford teams and business decisions outside of their control, which is why James Mangold admitted to Uproxx that a good portion of the movie could and maybe should be called ‘Ford v Ford’.

He went on to explain that he has a little bit of both Matt Damon and Christian Bale’s characters inside of him, the “wheeler-dealer” that was Carroll Shelby and the uncompromising Ken Miles. It’s how he could make Ford v Ferrari empathetic to both points of view, and keeps the film from being boring, despite its big business themes.

If you know anything about the way the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race panned out, you’ll know even the final moments in the movie came down to Ford bureaucracy and not competition from Ferrari. There’s ultimately enough competition in the story thanks to Ford’s attempts to buy Ferrari down to Matt Damon sneakily nabbing Ferrari equipment to justify James Mangold’s preferred title, but at the end of the day, this is a movie about companies and about getting stuff done in the face of a large business that already has wheels in motion in other arenas.

It’s also a story about friendship and about what it takes to balance work and family and what it means to seek perfection. If any of those things seem striking to you, you can catch the film out in theaters now, or see what’s coming around Thanksgiving with our round-up of holiday movies.

Local Joker Fan Filmed Joaquin Phoenix’s Iconic Stair Dance In Real Time

Can you imagine peeking out of your window in the Bronx and there’s Joaquin Phoenix in full Joker clown makeup doing a little dance down the stairs? After thinking “WTF?” you probably wouldn’t be thinking “This is going to become an iconic scene in the first R-rated movie to reach $1 billion, and possibly get Joaquin Phoenix his long overdue Oscar and turn these stairs into a tourist trap.” Or maybe you would think that.

Several people must’ve had that experience in real-time, but only one of them taped this particular video of the stair dance. The video has now gone viral, letting fans see the dance scene from an entirely new angle — through a murky screen as a baby gives commentary in the background. Put it on the DVD, Todd Phillips!

What would you be thinking if you saw that out your window? Presumably, the people in the vicinity of these stairs — which connect the Bronx’s Shakespeare and Anderson avenues at West 167th Street — knew that the area was blocked off for the filming of a movie. They probably even knew that clown was Joaquin Phoenix.

We all probably have stories about movies we’ve seen being filmed here or there. In a city like New York, it has to be pretty common. But Joker turned out to be anything but common.

Joaquin Phoenix danced down those stairs as Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part 2” played on screen, and the stairs have never been the same since. You can see how crowded the stairs have become now, much to the frustration of the locals.

Joker was reportedly made on a production budget around $55 million, and as of this past weekend it has made $1,016,599,593, per Box Office Mojo. That makes Joker the most profitable comic book movie of all time. Joaquin Phoenix’s salary was revealed for the movie, but you have to imagine his agent negotiated some kind of back-end deal — and whether Phoenix cares or not his agents must be popping champagne as the money rises and rises.

(And I’ve asked this before, but I’ll ask it again: How much is Bradley Cooper making from this? He’s listed as one of the producers. I’m just curious. I know you can’t tell me, but his behind-the-scenes role in this just tickles me.)

What happens from here? Well, we’re heading into awards season. Joker‘s combination of cultural imprint and box office have given it a lot of attention, and despite the reservations of some Academy members, I have no doubt Joker will receive several Oscar nominations and probably a few wins. (And Golden Globe awards too, but … eh?)

Nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced Monday, January 13, 2020. The Oscars 2020 will air February 9, 2020 on ABC. Always keep your phone handy to tape any future classic movie moments. It could happen at any time.

Gal Gadot And Ben Affleck Join Justice League Co-Stars To Support Snyder Cut Release

Two years. It has been two years today since Justice League came out and disappointed almost everyone. On the 2nd anniversary of that mess, fans got #ReleaseTheSnyderCut trending as part of an organized push to get Warner Bros. to release director Zack Snyder’s original vision for the DC movie. But fans were’t alone. Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, finally joined the chorus — and later on Sunday she was joined by DCEU Batman Ben Affleck himself.

Gal Gadot picked the perfect time to show her support for the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, posting a photo of Diana Prince on Twitter:

Ben Affleck is no longer playing Batman in the DCEU, with Robert Pattinson currently filming the role. But Affleck still responded to the call of the Batginal, simply tweeting the hashtag to show his support:

Their Justice League co-star Ray Fisher (Cyborg) has posted in support of The Snyder Cut release before, and he did it again on the anniversary of the November 17 movie debut:

Christina Wren played Major Carrie Farris in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She shared her support for Snyder’s Justice League cut:

Actress/martial artist Samantha Win was in Man of Steel and played Euboea in Wonder Woman and Justice League. She too showed solidarity for the movement:

Justice League and Aquaman star Jason Momoa has been the most vocal of the group about getting the Snyder Cut released. He said he’s seen it and it’s very different from the theatrical version finished by Joss Whedon. Momoa already posted this image a week before the two-year anniversary event:

What about Henry Cavill, and Ezra Miller? Miller still supposedly has his The Flash movie coming, but he’s not on social media. Cavill’s status as Superman is still unclear. Cavill did address The Snyder Cut last year in an interview:

Apparently The Snyder Cut does exist, ’cause Jason Momoa recently confirmed he’d seen it. Zack Snyder’s preferred social medium is Vero, where he has been dropping more Justice League photos and intel than ever in the past couple of months. Snyder just recently posted a new shot of Superman’s resurrection.

Zack Snyder said he was “speechless” from the support of fans at New York Comic-Con, and I can only imagine his heart is growing several sizes from the support of his own cast and fans today. Last month, he did return to Twitter to show support to fans, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he did something like this in honor of today:

But now what? How long is this going to continue? I saw fans tagging both Warner Bros. and the upcoming streamer HBO Max on tweets, perhaps with the hope that WB will drop The Snyder Cut on the new service. It would certainly make a splash. But will that ever happen? I don’t see why Snyder would keep teasing fans with images if he didn’t want it to be released. But will it? I’m trying to find the endgame (sorry!) in this campaign that works out for everyone involved.

Gal Gadot Finally Joins Justice League Co-Stars To Support Snyder Cut Release

Two years. It has been two years today since Justice League came out and disappointed almost everyone. On the 2nd anniversary of that mess, fans got #ReleaseTheSnyderCut trending as part of an organized push to get Warner Bros. to release director Zack Snyder’s original vision for the DC movie. But fans were’t alone. Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, finally joined the chorus.

Gal Gadot picked the perfect time to show her support for the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, posting a photo of Diana Prince on Twitter:

Gal Gadot’s Justice League co-star Ray Fisher (Cyborg) has posted in support of The Snyder Cut release before, and he did it again on the anniversary of the November 17 movie debut:

Christina Wren played Major Carrie Farris in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She shared her support for Snyder’s Justice League cut:

Actress/martial artist Samantha Win was in Man of Steel and played Euboea in Wonder Woman and Justice League. She too showed solidarity for the movement:

Justice League and Aquaman star Jason Momoa has been the most vocal of the group about getting the Snyder Cut released. He said he’s seen it and it’s very different from the theatrical version finished by Joss Whedon. Momoa already posted this image a week before the two-year anniversary event:

What about Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Ezra Miller? Affleck is no longer playing Batman in the DCEU. Ezra Miller still supposedly has his The Flash movie coming, but he’s not on social media. Henry Cavill’s status as Superman is still unclear. Cavill did address The Snyder Cut last year in an interview:

Apparently The Snyder Cut does exist, ’cause Jason Momoa recently confirmed he’d seen it. Zack Snyder’s preferred social medium is Vero, where he has been dropping more Justice League photos and intel than ever in the past couple of months. Snyder just recently posted a new shot of Superman’s resurrection.

Zack Snyder said he was “speechless” from the support of fans at New York Comic-Con, and I can only imagine his heart is growing several sizes from the support of his own cast and fans today. Last month, he did return to Twitter to show support to fans, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he did something like this in honor of today:

But now what? How long is this going to continue? I saw fans tagging both Warner Bros. and the upcoming streamer HBO Max on tweets, perhaps with the hope that WB will drop The Snyder Cut on the new service. It would certainly make a splash. But will that ever happen? I don’t see why Snyder would keep teasing fans with images if he didn’t want it to be released. But will it? I’m trying to find the endgame (sorry!) in this campaign that works out for everyone involved.