Ryan Reynolds shoots down rumours he’s starring in Black Adam

Ryan Reynolds has shot down rumours that he’s set to star in Black Adam.The comic book movie has been in the works for years, and finally got the green light in November last year, with Dwayne Johnson playing the titular DC Comics anti-hero. Rumours ha…

Ryan Reynolds has shot down rumours that he’s set to star in Black Adam.

The comic book movie has been in the works for years, and finally got the green light in November last year, with Dwayne Johnson playing the titular DC Comics anti-hero.

Rumours have been circulating on social media, suggesting that Reynolds would be playing Hawkman, but the 43-year-old has dismissed the speculation.

“I’m not playing Hawkman in Black Adam. Although I generally do whatever the hell @TheRock tells me to do,” he posted on Twitter, referencing previously working with the former wrestler on Hobbs & Shaw, and on the upcoming Netflix thriller Red Notice.

He then jokingly claimed that he would be starring in the highly-anticipated Zack Snyder cut of 2017’s superhero blockbuster Justice League.

“I would however love to be in Zack Snyder’s Justice League movie and I’ve heard I may already be in it? #SnyderCut,” he quipped.

Johnson swiftly replied to Reynolds’ tweet, and touched upon the actor’s critically panned 2011 superhero movie, Green Lantern.

“You ARE playing Hawkman and that’s that. You’re also Deadpool, Green Lantern (when you want because you own the intellectual property), you’re in the Zack Snyder JL movie and you’re also @KevinHart4real’s dad. Like in real life, as per your blood test,” the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star wrote.

Reynolds later revisited his failed Green Lantern blockbuster with his own hilarious ‘cut’, which had hacked the two-hour long film down to just 27 seconds.

“Here’s the secret Reynolds Cut of GL you all haven’t been waiting for. In order to make it as great as possible we made some judicious cuts,” he wrote, alongside the clip which featured an unexpected Justice League crossover, and Tom Cruise’s face edited over his own.

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Ray Fisher compiling testimonies against Joss Whedon

Ray Fisher is gathering stories from others to allegedly support his claim that Joss Whedon behaved unprofessionally on the set of Justice League.The actor, who played Victor Stone and his alter ego Cyborg in the 2017 superhero blockbuster, accused the…

Ray Fisher is gathering stories from others to allegedly support his claim that Joss Whedon behaved unprofessionally on the set of Justice League.

The actor, who played Victor Stone and his alter ego Cyborg in the 2017 superhero blockbuster, accused the filmmaker of “abusive” behaviour on social media earlier this month.

And during a live panel for the Justice League fan convention JusticeCon on Saturday, Fisher announced he has been busy building a case against Whedon by gathering testimony from others.

“It’s taken me two and a half years to get all the information I need to be able to build something that’s strong enough so people can’t dismiss it,” he said, adding that he’s been approaching people who have worked with Whedon to see if they would speak anonymously about their experience.

“And so we’re in the process of making sure that people can tell their stories in a confidential way that they don’t get any sort of retribution done against them,” Fisher explained, according to Variety. “We’re gonna get to the heart of everything. And if anything I said about that man is untrue, I invite him wholeheartedly to sue me for libel, to sue me for slander.”

During the live panel, Fisher was asked to compare working with Whedon to Zack Snyder, who originally helmed Justice League before having to leave the project after his daughter Autumn tragically passed away.

“What I will say toward the Joss Whedon situation is obviously I put out some pretty strong words and some pretty strong comments about Joss Whedon, and every single one of those words, every single one of those comments, is true,” he fired.

And the True Detective star has no regrets about going public with his allegations.

“Whatever happens to me with respect to my career or whatever that is, I could not care less,” Fisher stated.

Whedon is yet to comment on Fisher’s remarks.

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Henry Cavill frustrated by Superman rumours

Henry Cavill can’t keep up with the constant speculation about his alleged return to the role of Superman.The 37-year-old, who last played Clark Kent and his superhero alter ego in 2017’s Justice League, can’t believe some of the rumours he reads onlin…

Henry Cavill can’t keep up with the constant speculation about his alleged return to the role of Superman.

The 37-year-old, who last played Clark Kent and his superhero alter ego in 2017’s Justice League, can’t believe some of the rumours he reads online, and confessed he gets frustrated by the fake stories.

“They (posts) get wilder and wilder by the day,” Cavill explained during an episode of Variety and iHeart’s podcast The Big Ticket. “The amount of speculation, the stuff I read on the Internet, is extraordinary and sometimes frustrating.

“It’s when you see people stating stuff as fact. Like, ‘No, that’s not the case. That hasn’t happened, and that conversation isn’t happening,'” he fumed.

However, he understands that fans are excited about the possibility of him returning to play the DC Comics superhero, and understands why there’s so many false stories circulating on the internet.

“But the important thing is that people are excited about it, and I think it’s important to be excited about a character like Superman. Superman is a fantastic character,” he added. “If people are chatting about it, and even if they’re making stuff up, it’s okay, because that means they want to see the character again.”

The British actor also joked that he sometimes wants to comment on the posts speculating about him reprising his role as Superman, but manages to stop himself before it’s too late.

“I’m not going to lie, I’ve been very tempted (to comment), but there’s something about that, that feels deeply immoral,” he quipped. “When it’s about Superman, and if I’m representing Superman, it just feels like the wrong thing to do.”

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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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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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Henry Cavill hopes he will play Superman ‘for years to come’

Henry Cavill hopes to be playing Superman “for years to come”.The 37-year-old actor made his debut as the superhero in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel back in 2013, and has returned to play the beloved comic book character for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Jus…

Henry Cavill hopes to be playing Superman “for years to come”.

The 37-year-old actor made his debut as the superhero in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel back in 2013, and has returned to play the beloved comic book character for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, and again for the blockbuster Justice League one year later.

Late last year, Cavill dismissed rumours that he was hanging up the iconic red cape, and in a new interview with Patrick Stewart for Variety‘s Actors on Actors issue, he confessed he hopes to play Superman for many years to come.

“I’ve always been a fan of Superman. With a character like that, you carry the mantle with you off set. And it becomes part of your public representation,” he explained, noting that there are expectations and responsibilities that come with playing the role.

“When you meet children, children don’t necessarily see me as Henry Cavill, but they might see Superman, and there’s a responsibility which comes with that,” Cavill shared. “Because it’s such a wonderful character, it’s actually a responsibility I’m happy to have, and I hope that I get to play more of Superman in years to come.”

He later went on to reveal that his life has changed “dramatically” because of Superman, and touchingly admitted that he is inspired to become a better person because of the fictional superhero.

“He’s so good, he’s so kind, and when you start to compare yourself to him, because you’re playing him, you start to really look inwards,” Cavill said. “You say, ‘Am I a good person? Can I be a good enough person to play Superman?’ And if you ever hear a whisper in there which is like, ‘Hmm, hold on a second. Maybe not,” then you adjust it, and you make sure you are a better person. I think that’s all we can do in life.”

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David Ayer claims Suicide Squad was ‘beaten into a comedy’ by movie bosses

David Ayer claims his cut of Suicide Squad was “beaten into a comedy” by bosses at Warner Bros.The 52-year-old helmed the DC Comics adaptation, starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Viola Davis, which was mauled by critics upon its release…

David Ayer claims his cut of Suicide Squad was “beaten into a comedy” by bosses at Warner Bros.

The 52-year-old helmed the DC Comics adaptation, starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Viola Davis, which was mauled by critics upon its release back in August 2016.

It was announced earlier this month that the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League would be released on streaming service HBO Max next year, and the news prompted Ayer to call for his version of Suicide Squad to be released by Warner Bros.

He explained to fans that he had created a “soulful drama” that was ripped apart by movie bosses who decided at the last minute that the film should be a comedy, following the success of Deadpool in February that year.

“This trailer nailed the tone and intention of the film I made. Methodical. Layered. Complex, beautiful and sad,” Ayer wrote, alongside a clip of the original trailer that was released at Comic-Con in 2016.

He went on to state that Warner Bros. officials were “shell shocked” by the poor performance of Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March 2016, five months before Suicide Squad’s release, so decided that his movie needed to have a comedic injection.

“After the BVS reviews shell shocked the leadership at the time, and the success of Deadpool – My soulful drama was beaten into a ‘comedy’,” he added.

Ayer later revealed to his followers that he took inspiration from Christopher Nolan, who helmed the Batman trilogy, but scenes featuring the Joker, played by Leto, and his on-off girlfriend Harley Quinn, portrayed by Robbie, were reshot because they were deemed “too dark”.

“There were real scenes with incredible acting between Jared and Margot. Joker was terrifying. Harley was complex,” Ayer explained. “Jared was pretty mistreated during this. No one has seen his performance. It was ripped out of the movie.”

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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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