Henry Cavill in talks to return as Superman – report

Henry Cavill is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Superman for an upcoming movie.The 37-year-old made his debut as Clark Kent and his alter ago from the planet Krypton in 2013’s critically-acclaimed Man of Steel, which focused on the origins o…

Henry Cavill is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Superman for an upcoming movie.

The 37-year-old made his debut as Clark Kent and his alter ago from the planet Krypton in 2013’s critically-acclaimed Man of Steel, which focused on the origins of the iconic superhero.

He reprised his role for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, and again for the ensemble blockbuster Justice League in 2017, and sources have confirmed to Variety that Cavill is in talks to don the red cape once again for an upcoming DC Comics movie.

According to insiders, Cavill won’t be shooting new footage for Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League, which is coming to HBO Max in 2021, but making a cameo appearance in one of the upcoming DC films, such as Aquaman 2, The Batman, and The Suicide Squad, although the latter has already completed principal photography.

Back in December, Cavill insisted he hadn’t given up the role of Superman, as rumours swirled that he was being replaced.

“The cape is still in the closet,” he told Men’s Health magazine. “It’s still mine. I’m not going to sit quietly in the dark as all the stuff is going on. I’ve not given up the role. There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into.

“I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

A representative for the actor and Warner Bros. have yet to comment on the report.

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David Ayer calls for release of his Suicide Squad cut

David Ayer has called for his director’s cut of Suicide Squad to be released.The filmmaker has been vocal about his disappointment over the final cut of the movie, which was released by Warner Bros. in 2016 and starred Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared …

David Ayer has called for his director’s cut of Suicide Squad to be released.

The filmmaker has been vocal about his disappointment over the final cut of the movie, which was released by Warner Bros. in 2016 and starred Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Viola Davis.

And after news broke last week that the “Snyder cut” of 2017 film Justice League – showing the original vision of director Zack Snyder – is to be released on streaming service HBO Max, Ayer has admitted he’d love the same opportunity with Suicide Squad.

In response to a question from a fan asking whether he’d consider showing his cut of the film on HBO Max, Ayer shared that making his version of the DC Comics movie would be “cathartic”.

“My cut would be easy to complete. It would be incredibly cathartic for me. It’s exhausting getting your a*s kicked for a film that got the Edward Scissorhands treatment,” he tweeted, suggesting his take on the movie was heavily edited in post-production. “The film I made has never been seen.”

However, he went on to state that while he and the fans may want to see the “Ayer cut” of Suicide Squad, it’s probably never going to see the light of day.

“It is simply not my call or my IP (intellectual property). I love WB (Warner Bros.) – it’s always been my ‘home studio’,” he continued. “I fully respect and support the incredible path the DCU (DC Universe) is taking under their stewardship. My cut of Suicide Squad may always be just a rumour. And that’s just fine.”

Snyder was forced to walk away from directing Justice League following a family tragedy and the movie was completed by Joss Whedon. Fans have been calling for Snyder’s cut of the film ever since the movie was slated by critics upon its 2017 release.

The Synder cut will be released on HBO Max in 2021.

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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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Amy Adams: ‘I don’t think I’ll be playing Lois Lane again’

Amy Adams believes it’s unlikely she will ever play Lois Lane again.The 45-year-old actress made her debut as the DC Comics character in 2013’s Man of Steel, portraying the Daily Planet journalist who teams up with Superman, played by Henry Cavill, as …

Amy Adams believes it’s unlikely she will ever play Lois Lane again.

The 45-year-old actress made her debut as the DC Comics character in 2013’s Man of Steel, portraying the Daily Planet journalist who teams up with Superman, played by Henry Cavill, as a powerful alien race try to invade Earth.

She reprised her role for the critically-panned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, and again for 2017’s ensemble comic-book adaptation Justice League, alongside Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Batman, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

However, Adams told Empire magazine that she feared her days playing Lois Lane are over, as she thinks movie bosses are going in a “different direction” with the superhero.

“I would totally be open to playing Lois but I think (the studio is) moving in a different direction, from what I understand,” she shared.

And while the six-time Oscar nominee thinks her time playing the fictional journalist has passed, she’s honoured to have shared the big screen with Israeli star Gadot in Justice League.

“Gal Gadot is one of my favourite women,” Adams gushed. “She is a Wonder Woman. Sorry, I’m a bit of a dork.”

Last year, Cavill made it clear he’s not ready to give up Superman’s cape just yet.

“There’s a lot I have to give to Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me. There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman,” he explained to Men’s Health magazine.

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Henry Cavill hasn’t given up on playing Superman again

Henry Cavill is open to playing Superman again in the future.The 36-year-old made his debut as the iconic DC superhero in Man of Steel back in 2013 and went on to appear as Clark Kent and his heroic alter-ego in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in …

Henry Cavill is open to playing Superman again in the future.

The 36-year-old made his debut as the iconic DC superhero in Man of Steel back in 2013 and went on to appear as Clark Kent and his heroic alter-ego in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, and Justice League a year later.

Last year, it was reported that Cavill was parting ways with Warner Bros. and the character of Superman, with both the studio and the British actor declining to comment at the time.

Now, Cavill has opened up about his love for the role and confirmed he had not hung up his superhero cape just yet.

“The cape is in the closet. It’s still mine… I’ve not given up the role,” he told Men’s Health magazine. “There’s a lot I have to give for Superman yet. A lot of storytelling to do. A lot of real, true depths to the honesty of the character I want to get into. I want to reflect the comic books. That’s important to me.

“There’s a lot of justice to be done for Superman. The status is: You’ll see.”

While his debut in Man of Steel was praised by critics, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was panned, and Justice League was hit with ongoing problems behind the scenes, which ended with director Zack Snyder being replaced by Joss Whedon.

And Cavill shared his candid opinions on the DC films he’s starred in so far, with his most scathing review reserved for the ensemble blockbuster Justice League, which also starred Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, and Ezra Miller.

He called Man of Steel “a great starting point. If I were to go back, I don’t think I’d change anything,” and dubbed Batman v Superman “very much a Batman movie. And I think that realm of darkness is great for a Batman movie.”

But when asked about Justice League, he simply replied: “It didn’t work.”

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Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck call for release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut

Justice League stars Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck have called for Warner Bros. chiefs to release Zack Snyder’s cut of the film.The filmmaker was in charge of the DC Extended Universe, but was forced to pull out of directing Justice League midway through p…

Justice League stars Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck have called for Warner Bros. chiefs to release Zack Snyder’s cut of the film.

The filmmaker was in charge of the DC Extended Universe, but was forced to pull out of directing Justice League midway through production to deal with a family tragedy, leaving Avengers director Joss Whedon to complete the movie, which was panned by critics upon its 2017 release.

A version that stays true to Snyder’s vision still exists, and now several of its stars are calling on studio bosses to make it available to fans.

Both Gadot, who played Amazonian hero Wonder Woman, and Affleck, who portrayed Batman, tweeted the hashtag, “#ReleaseTheSnyderCut,” with Snyder also backing its release.

“This ancient Amazonian can’t be wrong. #releasethesnydercut,” he wrote after quoting Gadot’s post.

Ray Fisher, who played Justice League member Cyborg, also backed the release of the cut, posting a photo of himself in an American football uniform – a scene that did not appear in the original cinematic release.

Aquaman star Jason Momoa claims to have seen Snyder’s version of the movie, telling MTV News earlier this month: “I have seen it. I have seen the Snyder Cut, so… think the public needs to see it.

“I’m obviously indebted to Warner and DC, and I don’t know how they feel about it. As a fan, I’m very, very happy that I got to see it.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. executives have no immediate plans to release Snyder’s cut of Justice League, but other reports have claimed it could debut on WarnerMedia’s planned HBO Max streaming service.

The original Justice League was eviscerated by critics and disappointed at the box office, earning $657 million (£508 million) worldwide against a mammoth $300 million (£232 million) production budget.

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Kevin Smith praises Ben Affleck’s cameo in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

Kevin Smith has described Ben Affleck’s cameo in the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot as “one of the best scenes in the movie”.The Argo star appeared in a number of the filmmaker’s projects, such as Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, befor…

Kevin Smith has described Ben Affleck’s cameo in the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot as “one of the best scenes in the movie”.

The Argo star appeared in a number of the filmmaker’s projects, such as Chasing Amy, Dogma and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, before they reportedly became estranged. However, Affleck has made a cameo as Holden McNeil, his character from 1997’s Chasing Amy, in the upcoming movie, and Smith told Variety that the experience helped him “get his friend back”.

“(Ben) coming back was everything,” he gushed. “Not only did I get to add that character, Holden, who he played in Chasing Amy, back into the mix, but it’s one of the best scenes in the movie.”

The 49-year-old also added that he only wrote Affleck’s cameo into the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot at the last minute.

“We didn’t even have it in the flick when we started shooting. We shot it on the last day, and I wrote it like a week before wrap,” Smith said.

The director previously revealed that the Justice League star didn’t contact him following his near-fatal heart attack last year.

“I wouldn’t call it not so great terms, but he hasn’t spoken to me in years. No, I didn’t hear from him after the heart attack… Maybe he didn’t even hear about it. I think he probably plays a more prominent role in my mythology than I play in his mythology anymore,” he sadly shared.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which also stars Jason Mewes, Jason Lee, Brian O’Halloran, and Matt Damon, will be released in cinemas on 15 October for two days and will then be taken on a tour around the U.S. by Smith.

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Ezra Miller confirms The Flash standalone movie

Ezra Miller has confirmed The Flash standalone movie is still happening.The 26-year-old made his debut as Barry Allen and his super-quick alter-ego with cameo appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in 2016, before having a …

Ezra Miller has confirmed The Flash standalone movie is still happening.

The 26-year-old made his debut as Barry Allen and his super-quick alter-ego with cameo appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in 2016, before having a much bigger role in Zack Snyder’s ensemble superhero movie, Justice League, in 2017.

In a recent interview with W Korea, Miller was asked what’s next for his career, and replied that The Flash, Fantastic Beasts 3 and a number of musical projects were “absolutely confirmed.”

A spin-off for The Flash has been in the works at Warner Bros. for several years, but has been repeatedly hit by delays and creative differences.

Seth Grahame-Smith wrote the first script, with Rick Famuyiwa attached to direct, however, they both left after issues with studio bosses.

Directing duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were the next filmmakers hired by Warner Bros. to helm the movie, but quit amid a clash with leading man Miller, who wanted a darker approach to The Flash tale.

It: Chapter Two filmmaker Andy Muschietti is the latest director to take on the DC Comics standalone movie, while Miller’s script with author Grant Morrison has been scrapped in favour of a screenplay from Christina Hodson, who penned DC’s upcoming Harley Quinn film, Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie.

It was announced earlier this year that the third Fantastic Beasts movie, starring Miller, Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law, would be delayed until at least 2021 to give Warner Bros. more time to prepare for production, according to Deadline.

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Zachary Levi hopes Shazam will get to join the Justice League

Zachary Levi doesn’t want to be “greedy” but hopes Shazam will get a crack at joining the Justice League.The Chuck actor was unveiled as the newest member of the DC Comics universe in October 2017 when studio bosses announced that he would take on the …

Zachary Levi doesn’t want to be “greedy” but hopes Shazam will get a crack at joining the Justice League.

The Chuck actor was unveiled as the newest member of the DC Comics universe in October 2017 when studio bosses announced that he would take on the adult role in the movie Shazam!

Directed by David F. Sandberg, the plot centres on a troubled 14-year-old orphan named Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who can transform into the superhero, as played by Levi, simply by uttering the word “Shazam!”

Now, in a video interview for Digital Spy, Levi expressed how much he would like to see his character make a crossover into one of DC’s Justice League movies.

“I don’t want to get too greedy,” the 38-year-old, who is garnering plenty of positive buzz for his DC debut, commented. “First and foremost, I would love that we get to keep building this world, the Shazam! side of the DC universe.

“If beyond that, my bosses say, ‘Hey, what about going and popping into that person’s movie or they pop into your movie?’ or, God willing, they make another Justice League and Shazam gets to be in the Justice League, I want all of that.”

Other DC movies include box office smashes like 2017’s Justice League flick, as well as features like Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The newcomer also admitted he got some tips on navigating the superhero world, but not from his compatriots at DC.

“I’ve had some buddies who have also done this in the Marvel world as well,” he shared. “Through my observation of what they’ve all done, I’ve tried to assimilate, as best I can, the things that it looks like have worked for them, but I was just kind of trying to do my own thing.

“It is very different too. It’d be very difficult to be getting tips from Batman because it’s a much darker, different kind of thing.”

Also starring Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, and Grace Fulton, Shazam! begins to hit cinemas from 3 April (19).

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