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The DC Extended Universe has had a unique life in theaters, and nowhere is that more obvious than the treatment of the Justice League. The blockbuster’s theatrical cut just celebrated its 3-year anniversary from its release, but fans are eager to see the Snyder Cut released on HBO Max next year. And now Aquaman actor Jason Momoa has once again put his support behind the filmmaker and his advocacy efforts.
The new movie is apparently set in the same universe as Bumblebee, the most recent Transformers film, though it’s unclear if the movie is a direct sequel to that or not. Bumblebee is notable as the movie was much more warmly embraced by critics that than most of the Michael Bay franchise was, though, it did not perform nearly as well at the box office as those films did. The other project in development was a movie based on the Beast Wars part of Transformers, lore, with a script being written by James Vanderbilt, who previously wrote Zodiac as well as the currently filming Scream 5.
The “Release the Snyder Cut” movement views Nov. 17 as a holy day. For starters, it’s the day the theatrical cut came out. But since that day in 2017, the Snyder Cut family has been fighting to restore the true version of Justice League, and a trending event last year opened up HBO Max’s eyes to the potential of the audience. This year, on Nov. 17, Zack Snyder plans to take over his own VERO account to repost the trailer for Justice League, and give insight to every frame. But before that happened, the trailer landed online:
Because the ride doesn’t deal with the film’s problematic issues, many fans feel as Jess Harnell apparently does here, that the ride itself is not offensive. However, Harnell also understands that it’s not his view of the attraction that is at issue. He understands why other people would feel differently than he does, and he’d rather see the ride, and his work, replaced, than be part of something that causes anybody pain. Disneyland and Walt Disney World are supposed to be the happiest places on earth for everybody.
For the longest time, the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special was seen as one of the strangest and most divisive additions to the franchise. And while the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special does involve some pretty out there scenarios (Rey traveling back in time, Emperor Palpatine trying to change the future, the Max Rebo Band), the new Disney+ offering is a lot of fun to share with the whole family.
This is thanks in part to the stellar voice cast, which includes some returning Star Wars greats from the main movies as well as voice actors who made their mark on various animated series and video games from the iconic pop culture staple. If you are in the camp that was wondering who was voicing who throughout the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special and want to be totally sure, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s the voice cast of the latest LEGO Star Wars special and where you’ve seen, err, heard them before.
5. Never Scared (Self)
As mentioned in the intro, Chris Rock is a bona fide movie star, but he’s probably most comfortable on a stage walking back and forth and holding a microphone. Case in point, his 2004 comedy special, Never Scared, which actually won Chris Rock a Grammy when it was turned into a comedy record.
I always judge stand-up shows by how well the jokes hold up years down the line, and Never Scared is still very effective, even know the topics are a little bit dated. Even so, he does tackle topics like marriage, why drugs will never be legalized in America (I guess he couldn’t foresee Oregon), and the differences between being wealthy and being rich. And while not all of the jokes land, just like George Carlin, even when he’s not being funny, he’s telling the truth. And that right there is why Chris Rock will always be a national treasure. Never scared, indeed.
As I mentioned, this isn’t stuff that Marvel hasn’t done before, so it’s all above the line in terms of lore. With that being said, comic book sales have been on a steady decline for years, with the fact that characters are frequently rebooted, relaunched or killed being an undeniable factor with some of that. No one likes to be fooled, and if someone as important as Iron Man is brought back after years of anchoring the franchise and a high-profile death, I certainly see a community of people could feel cheated by Marvel or faked out.
If you’d like to see the Freaky saga continue, the best thing we can do is go out and see it, plain and simple. Support! Now that’s a strange ask in the age of COVID-19 where only select theaters are currently open. Freaky is under the Universal umbrella, and the studio made a deal with AMC Theatres over the summer that allows its movies, including Freaky, to have a run in theaters (including your local drive-in) for 17 days before becoming available to rent at home. In my interview with Osherovich, the actor mentioned a couple reasons of their own about Freaky sequel hopes:
A screenshot alone isn’t much to go by, admittedly. However, the biggest twist in the entire story is that Billie Eilish is indeed on TikTok, and verified under her own name. However, her first video posted from four days ago, and a subsequent video from two days ago, both have the “CoochieDestroyer5” name still on them. Take a look for yourself, as the plot to this internet mystery has already started to thicken: