Ray Fisher accuses Joss Whedon of ‘abusive’ behaviour on Justice League set

Actor Ray Fisher has accused director Joss Whedon of “abusive” and “unacceptable” behaviour on the set of 2017 movie Justice League. The Avengers filmmaker was drafted in to complete filming the DC Comics movie, which also starred Gal Gadot, Ben Affle…

Actor Ray Fisher has accused director Joss Whedon of “abusive” and “unacceptable” behaviour on the set of 2017 movie Justice League.

The Avengers filmmaker was drafted in to complete filming the DC Comics movie, which also starred Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, and Henry Cavill, after Zack Snyder dropped out due to a family tragedy.

Earlier this week, Fisher, who played Victor Stone/Cyborg, hinted at his issues with Whedon when he shared a clip of himself calling the director “a great guy” and “a good person” at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con and told his Twitter followers in the caption that he wanted to “forcefully retract every bit of this statement”.

On Tuesday, the True Detective actor went into more detail on Twitter, accusing Whedon of being unprofessional and producers Geoff Johns and Jon Berg of enabling him.

“Joss Wheadon’s (sic) on-set treatment of the cast and crew of Justice League was gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable,” he tweeted. “He was enabled, in many ways, by Geoff Johns and Jon Berg. Accountability>Entertainment.”

Fisher has not expanded on his claims and Whedon is yet to comment. However, Berg, former Warner Bros. co-president of production, denied the allegations to Variety by insisting that it was “categorically untrue that we enabled any unprofessional behaviour”.

He then offered up one issue Fisher might have had during production.

“I remember (Fisher) being upset that we wanted him to say ‘Booyaa,’ which is a well known saying of Cyborg in the animated series,” he added.

Justice League was negatively received upon its release in 2017, leading fans to campaign for “the Snyder cut” of the movie. In May it was announced they would be getting their wish and the Snyder cut would be released on new streaming service HBO Max in 2021.

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Wonder Woman designer compares new costume to Batsuit

Gal Gadot’s new Wonder Woman costume is similar to the Batsuit, according to the costume designer who worked on both famous franchises.Oscar-winning designer Lindy Hemming is behind Gal’s shiny gold armour for Wonder Woman 1984, and while the outfit is…

Gal Gadot’s new Wonder Woman costume is similar to the Batsuit, according to the costume designer who worked on both famous franchises.

Oscar-winning designer Lindy Hemming is behind Gal’s shiny gold armour for Wonder Woman 1984, and while the outfit is visually stunning, Lindy revealed in an interview with Total Film that it wasn’t exactly comfortable to wear.

“It’s like the Batsuit, or anything: all small parts,” Lindy, who also worked on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, explained. “An armadillo-like articulation means that the person can move and twist and turn, and it will return to its previous position. Having said that, it was not pleasant to wear – and no armour of any kind is pleasant to wear!”

Israeli star Gal returns to her superhero alter ego later this year, with Patty Jenkins once again behind the camera and co-stars Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, and Robin Wright reprising their roles.

During the promotion of the first film in 2017, the 35-year-old lead actress admitted her costume was so tight she found it hard to breathe at times, prompting Lindy to make some adjustments for the follow-up flick.

“She could wear part of the armour. So she could have her legs free while she was being filmed from the waist up. And the wings would be taken away when they weren’t needed, which was often. Patty wanted the wings to become a one-woman formation of shields, so no one can attack her,” the designer said.

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Henry Cavill ‘really happy’ Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut will be released

Henry Cavill is “really happy” that Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League will be released.The filmmaker quit directing duties on the 2017 DC Comics superhero movie due to a family emergency, and while he was replaced by Joss Whedon, the movie was panned…

Henry Cavill is “really happy” that Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League will be released.

The filmmaker quit directing duties on the 2017 DC Comics superhero movie due to a family emergency, and while he was replaced by Joss Whedon, the movie was panned by critics and fans upon its release.

Bosses at Warner Bros. have been under pressure to share what Snyder had made before having to walk away, with the film’s stars including Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, and Ezra Miller supporting the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign on social media.

It was announced last month that Snyder would be releasing a recut version of the superhero film on HBO Max in 2021, and Cavill remained tight-lipped about the project when quizzed by Patrick Stewart during an interview for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue.

“I can’t really tell you anything aside from the fact that all I know is that HBO Max will be releasing it, I believe, and it’ll be Zack’s final vision for the movie, and I don’t know anything more than that,” the 37-year-old shared.

“I’m just really happy that Zack got to realise his vision,” Cavill added. “I think it’s important for a filmmaker and a storyteller to have their intended vision released and shown to the world, and I’m looking forward to seeing it myself. It’s been quite the ordeal.”

He blamed a “mix of visions” for the movie being a box office failure, and said he was overjoyed that Snyder’s cut will finally be seen by fans.

“With Justice League when it came, there was a mix of visions and the movie wasn’t well received,” Cavill said. “And now that time has come, and I think it’s going to be very enjoyable to watch Zack finally release his version.”

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Wonder Woman 1984 cinema release bumped to October

The release of Wonder Woman 1984 has been rescheduled once again.The follow-up to 2017’s hugely successful Wonder Woman was originally due to be released on 5 June, but after the Covid-19 pandemic forced movie theatres to temporarily close, the sequel …

The release of Wonder Woman 1984 has been rescheduled once again.

The follow-up to 2017’s hugely successful Wonder Woman was originally due to be released on 5 June, but after the Covid-19 pandemic forced movie theatres to temporarily close, the sequel was postponed until 14 August.

And on Saturday, bosses at Warner Bros. broke the news that the DC Comics blockbuster, starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal, will now debut on 2 October.

Gadot, who plays the eponymous superhero, took to Twitter to share the news with her fans and followers.

“The new release date for WW84 is 10.2.20. Wow, it’s finally happening, & I couldn’t be more excited!” she wrote. “To all the fans that stuck w/ us through this time, thank u so much! We couldn’t have done this w/o (without) you. I’m so excited for you to get to see this #WW84, it will be worth the wait.”

But Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t the only big-screen summer action movie to have its release date rescheduled.

The Matrix 4, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, has been bumped from May 2021 until April 2022, despite reports that production was restarting in Berlin after the coronavirus pandemic forced Hollywood to shut down indefinitely.

While Christopher Nolan’s thriller Tenet has also been moved from 17 July until 31 July, and the latest instalment in the James Bond saga, No Time to Die, will hit cinemas a few days earlier than anticipated, on 12 November in the U.K. and 20 November in the U.S.

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Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League heading to HBO Max in 2021

Warner Bros. studio bosses are making the unprecedented move of releasing filmmaker Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League on upcoming streaming service HBO Max.Snyder had to step down from directing the DC Comics superhero movie in the spring of 2017…

Warner Bros. studio bosses are making the unprecedented move of releasing filmmaker Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League on upcoming streaming service HBO Max.

Snyder had to step down from directing the DC Comics superhero movie in the spring of 2017 following the death of his daughter, and Joss Whedon was recruited to complete the project, with him reworking and reshooting several scenes.

Justice League, which featured Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Jason Momoa has Aquaman, was panned by critics upon its release in 2017, and ever since, fans have been calling on studio officials to share what Snyder had made before having to walk away.

Gadot, Cavill, Affleck and Momoa threw their support behind the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut social media campaign in late 2018, and the director revealed on Wednesday that he and his production partner, wife Deborah, have been working on his vision for Justice League.

Snyder shared the news at the end of a virtual screening for his 2013 Superman movie Man of Steel, along with leading man Cavill, but did not explain how his footage, which had yet to undergo the post-production process or have special effects added at the time of his departure, would be presented on HBO Max, which launches on 27 May.

However, he promised fans his Justice League cut, which was previously said to have a near-four hour run time, would be completely different from the project released to theatres, which he has never actually seen.

“It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter. “You probably saw one-fourth of what I did (in the original movie).”

It’s currently unclear whether it will be released as an almost four-hour director’s cut or split into TV-like chapters. Sources have estimated that the new cut will cost $20-$30 million (£16-£24 million) to make.

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Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa celebrate release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut

Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa have taken to social media to celebrate the upcoming release of Zack Synder’s version their movie Justice League. The filmmaker stepped down from directing the 2017 DC Comics superhero movie, also starring Ben Affleck, Gal…

Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa have taken to social media to celebrate the upcoming release of Zack Synder’s version their movie Justice League.

The filmmaker stepped down from directing the 2017 DC Comics superhero movie, also starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Ezra Miller, due to a family emergency and was replaced by Joss Whedon.

The movie was slated by critics upon its release and ever since, fans have been calling on studio officials to share what Snyder had made before having to walk away, with Gadot, Cavill, Affleck, and Momoa even throwing their support behind the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign.

On Wednesday, during a video chat with Cavill following a virtual watch party of 2013’s Man of Steel, Snyder revealed his cut of Justice League would be released on upcoming streaming service HBO Max in 2021, and stars of the film took to Instagram to celebrate the news.

“Ladies and Gents, it finally happened. The Snyder cut will be out next year!” Cavill, who plays Superman, wrote beside the new cut’s poster. “Now, I know there have been two camps over the whole Snyder Cut thing and whether it will ever happen for a while. Just remember, we all get to have more Justice League now, it’s a win-win. So, be nice to each other ;). Big congratulations to you, Mr Snyder!”

In the comments, his co-star Momoa wrote, “Love u bro excited for the world to see”, before sharing a post on his own Instagram page.

“Finally it’s happening. your welcome (sic). justice served. all my aloha to everyone who made this happen. all the fans. we love you. ALOHA,” he added.

Ray Fisher, who portrayed Justice League member Cyborg in the film, also told his followers, “For those who fought. For those who believed. Thank you.”

Snyder’s footage had yet to undergo the post-production process or have special effects added at the time of his departure. It’s currently unclear whether it will be released as an almost four-hour director’s cut or split into TV-like chapters.

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Ryan Reynolds blames goofing off with Dwayne Johnson for stalled Red Notice

Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson failed to complete production on their new film Red Notice ahead of the coronavirus shutdown because they were too busy goofing around on set.The stars were close to wrapping the Netflix film, which also features Gal Ga…

Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson failed to complete production on their new film Red Notice ahead of the coronavirus shutdown because they were too busy goofing around on set.

The stars were close to wrapping the Netflix film, which also features Gal Gadot, when they were forced to shut down in March.

But during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Deadpool actor admitted the shoot would have been over if he and Johnson hadn’t repeatedly ruined takes by cracking up laughing.

“I’m guessing we might’ve finished the movie if we didn’t spend 90 per cent of the time d**king around, laughing,” he said. “I’ve known Dwayne for, like, 15 years, so we tend to spend time trying to make each other laugh, which is a really irresponsible thing to do with Netflix, their money.”

Reynolds also shared his method for making Johnson crack up on set, revealing he likes to say Johnson’s lines back to him “twenty-seven per cent faster with a swear word at the end”.

And the star insisted the prank got his pal every time and Johnson would have to walk off set in a fit of laughter.

“He’s gone,” Reynolds shared of the former wrestler. “He leaves the room and he never comes back.”

The 43-year-old gave similar insights into their time on set in a birthday dedication to Johnson on Monday.

“Today is @therock’s birthday,” he captioned a shot from filming. “There’ll be a lot of well wishes for him. He deserves it. This year, we fulfilled a lifelong dream: shooting exactly half a film called RED NOTICE before being promptly shut down. Had we not spent 90 per cent of our time laughing, we might have finished it in time. Happy Birthday, Bubba.”

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Clare Waight Keller reminisces about attending 2019 Met Gala with Gal Gadot

Clare Waight Keller has reflected on the great time she had with Gal Gadot at the 2019 Met Gala.Last month, the British designer announced that she was departing her role as creative director at Givenchy following a three-year stint. Since then, Waight…

Clare Waight Keller has reflected on the great time she had with Gal Gadot at the 2019 Met Gala.

Last month, the British designer announced that she was departing her role as creative director at Givenchy following a three-year stint.

Since then, Waight Keller has been opening up about some of her highlights from her time at the French luxury house on her Instagram page, and in a sweet post uploaded on Monday, she recalled the day she spent getting ready alongside the Wonder Woman actress for the annual fashion event in May 2019.

“One year ago today – at the @voguemagazine Met Ball with the incredible beauty @gal_gadot it’s seems like a long time ago and a very different time from the one we are all in now,” she began, referring to the postponement of the 2020 Met Gala due to the coronavirus crisis. “The Met Ball is that moment for beauty and extravagance, individuality, personality and a whole lot of fun.”

Alongside a series of images of herself and Gadot with their glam team, Waight Keller shared some snaps of the Israeli star making her entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City while wearing her custom-made Givenchy couture ensemble that was comprised of a white cape dress, matching thigh-high boots, and a pearl-studded headpiece.

“For me the best part is getting ready, prepping, the choice of hair, make-up, the look and the jewels, in the Carlyle Hotel where most of the people stay as it’s so close to the Museum. I have to say personally it’s the private moments of spending the night with someone like Gal, talking about life, family, funny stories from our careers, what music we love, what films we watch, what our children are doing, sharing photos, all those conversations and more are the things that I love,” the designer gushed. “She is such a wonderful woman, mother, actress, all-round goddess. She is immediately disarming, uninhabited and hilarious. We had an incredible night.”

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K-pop star Jessica Jung tapped as Revlon brand ambassador

K-pop star Jessica Jung has been named as the new face of Revlon.Born in San Francisco to Korean parents, the star rose to prominence as part of girl group Girls’ Generation, and has since gone on to pursue a variety of creative endeavours, including a…

K-pop star Jessica Jung has been named as the new face of Revlon.

Born in San Francisco to Korean parents, the star rose to prominence as part of girl group Girls’ Generation, and has since gone on to pursue a variety of creative endeavours, including acting and a fashion line called Blanc & Eclare.

Now, Jessica has been appointed as Revlon’s latest global brand ambassador and will soon begin fronting campaigns for the cosmetics giant across Asia.

“Revlon has always represented the epitome of glamour for me. As a young girl growing up in San Francisco, I couldn’t help but be dazzled by the bold imagery of iconic women wearing Revlon make-up!” the 31-year-old gushed. “To now be part of these legendary Revlon ambassadors is a thrill and an honour.”

While brand executives have not yet announced the exact products Jessica will be promoting, preview images depict her applying powders and eyeshadows in front of a mirror. The first campaign pictures are set to drop in the spring months, and Silvia Galfo, Revlon’s global brand president, is excited to welcome the star to the wider Revlon family.

“We were drawn to Jessica because she is a force of nature, channelling her positive energy and entrepreneurial mindset into achieving her goals and breaking boundaries all along the way,” she praised. “She loves to experiment with beauty and has an unapologetic spirit that helps her transcend convention, perfectly capturing our Live Boldly ethos.”

Jessica follows in the footsteps of current Revlon brand ambassadors such as Gal Gadot, Sofia Carson, Ashley Graham, Adwoa Aboah, and Eniola Abioro.

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Patty Jenkins ‘trying really hard’ to avoid directing Wonder Woman spin-off movie

Patty Jenkins is “trying really hard” to avoid directing the Wonder Woman spin-off movie.Back in December, the filmmaker announced that a feature focusing on the Amazonian origins of the beloved comic book character, played by Gal Gadot, was “all mappe…

Patty Jenkins is “trying really hard” to avoid directing the Wonder Woman spin-off movie.

Back in December, the filmmaker announced that a feature focusing on the Amazonian origins of the beloved comic book character, played by Gal Gadot, was “all mapped out”, and a third Wonder Woman movie was also in the works.

And in a recent interview with Total Film magazine, Patty revealed that not only is the story for the spin-off movie written and greenlit, but she’s trying “really hard” to not be in the director’s chair this time around.

“I’m not going to direct it, hopefully. I’m going to try really hard not to. It’s not going to be easy,” she shared. “But (Wonder Woman 1984 co-writer and former DC Entertainment president and chief creative officer) Geoff Johns and I came up with the story, and we sold the pitch, and we’re going to get it going. I’ll produce it, for sure.”

Patty also opened up about the future of Diana Prince and her superhero alter ego, noting that she’s even thinking about a fourth movie.

“I’m not going to nail down a fresh thought about it until (Wonder Woman 1984) comes out, because I kind of want to give myself a palette cleanser, and be fresh of mind,” the 48-year-old explained. “But yeah, there’s an arc that I have in mind for the first movie, and then the second movie, and then the Amazon movie, and then the third movie.”

Wonder Woman 1984, also starring Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal, is set to be released in U.S. cinemas on 14 August.

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