Why Justice League Has a Better Batman According to Ben Affleck

When Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit theaters, it featured a Batman that most fans weren’t accustomed to, played by Ben Affleck. For fans hoping to see a more conventional Caped Crusader in Justice League, you’re in luck, because Ben Affleck revealed in a new interview that fans will not be disappointed when the movie hits theaters November 17. Here’s what the actor had to say below during a new interview, comparing how Batman has changed from Batman v. Superman to Justice League.

“BvS departed a little bit from the traditional Batman. He started out with all this rage directed at Superman, because of his co-workers who had died in the fight Superman had with Zod. He was holding on to a lot of anger, in a little bit of an irrational way. Whereas this is a much more traditional Batman. He’s heroic. He does things in his own way, but he wants to save people, help people. This is more in keeping with the canon of how Batman’s usually been portrayed, and how he’s portrayed vis a vis the Justice League in the comics. This is more the Batman you would find if you opened up your average Batman comic book. Not that it’s average. I think it’s a really cool story. Actually, it’s sort of a story about multilateralism. It’s not a bad theme to have!”

Entertainment Weekly reports that Bruce Wayne will find himself in a situation he’s not really used to: working with other people. We saw at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, during Superman’s funeral, that Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) would team up and find the other “meta-humans” featured in Lex Luthor’s files, leading to the formation of the Justice League. Here’s what the actor had to say about how unique a situation this is for Bruce Wayne.

“He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something. Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie.”

The recent Justice League reshoots are said to add in more humor while shaping the tone of Cyborg’s story, since he is at the “heart” of the movie. Ben Affleck’s comments come just days after a new rumor surfaced that claimed Justice League was unwatchable before the reshoots, which are being directed by Joss Whedon, who stepped in for Zack Snyder after he left the project following a family tragedy. However, there have been other reports that the Justice League reshoots are spiraling out of control, with an inflated budget with the reshoots spanning over two months. Still, as of now, Warner Bros. plans on releasing Justice League on November 17, so we’ll have to wait and see how the movie truly turns out.


Jeepers Creepers 3 Is Coming a Lot Sooner Than Expected

14 years after the release of Jeepers Creepers 2, another installment of the franchise is on the way. Director Victor Salva has been working on Jeepers Creepers 3 for quite some time now and the movie is finally ready to make its way to theaters. We haven’t had any kind of official announcement or a trailer yet, but the release date for Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral (if that’s still the title) has been revealed, and it is surprisingly soon. According to a new report, the horror sequel is scheduled to arrive in theaters next month.

AMC Theaters recently posted a listing on their website that says Jeepers Creepers 3 will be released on September 26 and that it will have a running time of 1 hour and 40 minutes. This was later confirmed by Bloody Disgusting, who report that an official announcement is “imminent.” That means we should be hearing something official any day now and that a trailer for Jeepers Creepers 3 will surely be coming very shortly.

Though initial reports suggested that this new Jeepers Creepers movie would be taking place years after the events of the first movie, Bloody Disgusting reports that Jeepers Creepers 3 will actually be a direct follow-up to the original. It will take place between the events of Jeepers Creepers and Jeepers Creepers 2 and will be a very different kind of movie within the franchise. Reportedly, Jeepers Creepers 3 will follow a group of hunters who are led by Meg Foster. The group is completely aware of the Creeper’s mythology, and looking to stop the creature before it ends its reign of terror that involves feeding on humans.

Gina Phillips, who starred in the original Jeepers Creepers, has said that Victor Salva has already written Jeepers Creepers 4. The plan is, assuming this movie does well at the box office, to bring back Phillips and do the movie that had originally been reported, featuring her character avenging the death of her brother, played by Justin Long in the original, while protecting her son. Though, it remains to be seen how audiences are going to respond to Jeepers Creepers 3, for various reasons.

For one, the marketing campaign hasn’t started at all. Considering the movie is set to arrive in just over a month, building awareness for Jeepers Creepers 3 may be an issue. But the bigger problem is director Victor Salva. Part of the problem in getting this movie made has to do with the director’s past. Years ago, he was convicted of engaging in sexual acts with a minor while working on his movie Clownhouse. That may cause some to, understandably so, not want to support this movie. It is also certainly something that will come up if there is a massive marketing campaign for Jeepers Creepers 3.

As condemnable as Victor Salva’s past may be, Jeepers Creepers 3 is something horror fans really want to see. If this winds up being a good movie, we could see another installment much more quickly than it took to get this one going. We will be sure to keep you posted as more details on Jeepers Creepers 3 are made available.


New Godzilla Anime Trailer Unleashes a Monster Planet

We still have to wait until 2019 for a new live-action Godzilla movie, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to have any new monster action while we wait. Toho, the company behind the original 1954 Godzilla, is releasing the first ever anime version of the King of the Monsters later this year, which is going to give us a version of the legendary kaiju that we’ve never seen before. Now, the first full-length trailer for Godzilla: Monster Planet has arrived, and it looks like anime is going to work very well for the franchise.

Toho Animation unveiled the new trailer for Godzilla: Monster Planet ahead of the movie’s debut on Netflix later this year. The studio had previously released a very brief teaser, but it didn’t give us any of what we really want to see; full blown Godzilla destruction. Even though this trailer makes us wait for it, we do get to see the new version of the King of the Monsters in his full glory, and it is really worth the build up. Outside of seeing some monster goodness, this trailer is absolutely action-packed and makes it look like this movie is going to keep the tempo up.

Godzilla: Monster Planet centers on a world that has been ravaged by man’s war with the monsters that lasted half a century. With Earth now ruled by monsters, the humans decide to escape and make for a planet called Tau e. Only those selected by an advanced A.I. are allowed to go to the planet. After a 20-year journey, the humans find out that Tau e isn’t what they thought it was, which puts them in a bad spot. The humans must make a risky return to Earth, only to find that 20,000 years have actually passed, sort of like the original Planet of the Apes. Only, instead of talking apes, the planet is ruled by Godzilla in a fierce new ecosystem.

Unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t have English subtitles, but you can still get a sense of what this movie is going to be. Considering how long the Godzilla franchise has been around, it is pretty surprising that we have never seen an anime version prior to this. Better late than never. Especially considering that Godzilla: Monster Planet will be available on Netflix, making it very easy for fans to watch once it finally drops. Netflix has yet to announce an official release date.

Godzilla: Monster Planet is directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshit and will be released in Japan later this year before arriving on Netflix. Toho also released a brand new poster for the movie, which features the tagline, “Who will be ruined, Human or Godzilla?” A good question, especially if you’re one of the poor humans who has to try and contend with the King. Be sure to check out the new poster and trailer for the first ever Godzilla animated movie for yourself below.

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Deadpool 2 Resumes Production After Fatal Stunt Accident

Although we reported yesterday that Deadpool 2 production was shut down indefinitely, following the death of stunt motorcycle rider Joi “SJ” Harris on Monday, it seems that is not the case. A production notice went out late yesterday that reveals filming will resume today in Vancouver, just two days after the stunt rider was killed in a tragic on-set accident. Here’s the brief production notice that was sent out late yesterday.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, (Deadpool 2) was unable to complete its filming planned for August 14th and 15th.”

Deadline reports that the filming scheduled to resume this morning (August 16) is “is in the aftermath of an accident,” with the notice also adding that “debris” will be “spread out” at a location on August 16 and 17. The report adds new details about Joi Harris’ involvement in the production, revealing she was only brought on as a new stunt rider last Wednesday, after director David Leitch realized they needed a different stunt performer. While this was her first movie as a stunt performer, she was the first African-American female professional road racer, competing in the American Sportbike Racing Association/Championship Cup Series.

Joi Harris was killed in the early morning hours of August 14, when the motorcycle she was riding went out of control and she crashed through a plate glass window, along the 1000-block of West Waterfront Road in Vancouver, near the Jack Poole Plaza. The stunt performer was performing the stunt as the Domino character, played by Zazie Beetz, and she was said to have several successful takes of the stunt. This report also reveals that Joi Harris was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The original stunt performer did have a helmet that was fitted to go under the Domino wig, but since Joi Harris joined the production on such short notice, there was no time to get a custom helmet made for her.

Ryan Reynolds, who stars as the Merc With the Mouth and serves as a producer on Deadpool 2, released a statement on Monday, revealing that the cast and crew are, “heartbroken, shocked, and devastated.” Josh Brolin, who plays the iconic comic book character Cable, added in his own statement, saying his heart goes out to her family. A British Columbia coroner attended the scene of the accident and is investigating alongside The Vancouver Police Department and WorkSafeBC. The report from yesterday claimed that crew members have been complaining about the sequel’s exhaustive schedule, stating that they have worked multiple 16-hour days in a row. However, a studio production source claimed that the daily shooting schedule is between 12 and 13 hours, although there were two 15-hour days that happened three weeks ago.

Production started on Deadpool 2 back in June, although it’s unclear how long filming will take place for in Vancouver, Ryan Reynolds’ hometown, where the first Deadpool movie was also shot. 20th Century Fox has set a June 1, 2018 release date for Deadpool 2, which, as of now, is slated to go up against an untitled Warner Bros. animated film, although there could be more movies slated for that date in the months to come. Deadpool 2 will also be the second of three new X-Men movies arriving in 2018, with The New Mutants arriving on April 13, 2018 and X-Men: Dark Phoenix hitting theaters on November 2, 2018.


Super Troopers 2 Release Date Announced, More Shocking Details Revealed

It was announced a few weeks ago that the Broken Lizard crew had wrapped production on Super Troopers 2 and now we finally have a release date. After an insanely successful crowd funding campaign and some epic test screenings, we’re almost ready to see the sequel, which by the time it hits theaters will be 16 years after the first movie, one that has gone on to cult status. Broken Lizard had talked about a 2017 release, but that isn’t going to be the case as the release date is coming on a very appropriate day this spring.

Steve Lemme, founding member of Broken Lizard and Mac in Super Troopers recently sat down for an interview with Seven Days where he told some pretty amazing stories about the production of Super Troopers and the sequel, but the most exciting piece of news that Lemme reveals is the release date for Super Troopers 2. When asked about the release date for the sequel, Lemme says that he isn’t allowed to say, but goes ahead and does it anyway. Lemme explains.

” There is, but I can’t tell you what it is. Here’s what I can tell you: It’s springtime and there’s a very obvious date, which happens to fall on a Friday this year.”

While Lemme doesn’t come right out and say it, the release date is April 20th, 2018, which is perfect for a Broken Lizard production and even more perfect for Super Troopers 2. 4/20 holds a special place for many and is easily the most obvious day in the spring since it is indeed on a Friday next year. The wait is officially almost over with a little over 8 months to go before the long awaited sequel hits theaters. About the movie itself, Lemme offers this tantalizing tidbit about what fans can expect.

“It’s going to be our widest release. And it’s testing better than any movie we’ve tested. It came out fantastic.”

When asked what’s new with the Super Troopers themselves, Lemme is hesitant to reveal too much. But he does go onto give an overview of where the guys are in their lives.

“Well, we do all have cellphones in this movie. But otherwise, it seems like time has stood still for these state troopers. Which is good, because we didn’t really want to answer the question of where these guys have been for the last 15 years, although we do answer it.”

There is a love scene in the movie that has already been revealed. It happens between Mac and Farva. And as Lemme tells it, it will be the nastiest love scene in any Broken Lizard movie to date. Scratch that, it’s the greasiest, most shocking scene they have ever attempted. He goes onto say this.

“Yeah, it’s terrible. I won’t give away why we’re doing it. But ever since Kevin’s tuna can, meaning his penis, which is wider than it is long, was shown in the first Super Troopers, in that powdered sugar shower scene, we realized that when you write stuff, you are gonna have to perform it one day. You know, you can tell a lot about what kind of a lover a person is based on how they do their love scene. There’s an etiquette when you do a love scene, something called “mouth maintenance.” You brush your teeth, pop in a breath mint, put on lip balm. You make it nice for your partner. Kevin did none of that stuff. It was burrito day at lunch that day, so he ate two burritos before we filmed the love scene. The gum he was chewing…He does this thing called “Farva gum,” where he gets so into character as Farva that he chews the same piece of gum all day long. So he gets to set at 6 a.m., chews the gum for six hours, takes it out at lunch, then puts it back in in his mouth and chews it for another six hours. Then he swallows it. He’s method. When it came time to shoot the scene, all the action was gone in that gum. The first kiss…I can still taste the salsa in his mouth.”

It certainly gets worse from there. So, warning, you may not be able to stomach what Lemme has to say next. He goes onto explain.

“The second take, his mustache was just wet. And he says it’s because it was burrito day and he was just sweating. But that’s no good for me. Our tongues touched. I’m pretty sure he did it on purpose, just to gross me out. Then, on the fourth take, he pushed the little nasty piece of gum right in my mouth. His claim there was, “I was done with that.” He reached around and gave me a shocker. Just stuck his fingers up my butt. Making matters worse is that, usually when you shoot a love scene with somebody, it’s a closed set, because you want to be respectful. It’s intimate. But when Farva and Mac are in a love scene, it’s like a UFC steel-cage match. The entire crew was there and they’re shouting stuff, like when he gave me the shocker. The whole thing was very unpleasant. And then it started to rain. So, we had to shoot it again in the rain. Then, after we wrapped, the director, Jay Chandrasekhar, confessed to me, “Actually, we got it on the first take.”

In addition to the release date, Steve Lemme also shared some interesting tidbits from the productions of both movies. As it turns out, the iconic opening scene in Super Troopers was inspired by a real-life event that the Broken Lizard crew experienced in Canada while celebrating for a bachelor party. Apparently a border guard saw a joint on the dashboard of the RV that they were traveling in and began to question the group. Lemme had this to say.

“So, one guy was holding all of the mushrooms for the entire bachelor party, like, 12 doses of mushrooms. And he got so freaked out that he ate all of the mushrooms in the back of the RV.”

Lemme went on to say that they were all held in a cell for 4 hours and later released after somebody in the party fessed up to having the joint. And the guy who ate all of the mushrooms ended up turning out ok after a 48-hour trip.

There we have it, Super Troopers 2 will hit theaters on April 20th, 2018 and will see the return of the whole crew. Thorny” Ramathorn (Jay Chandrasekhar), “Rabbit” Roto (Erik Stolhanske) “Rod” Farva (Kevin Heffernan) and Mac are all back with some new faces in the mix, including Rob Lowe and other celebrity cameos this time around. Rock band, The Eagles of Death Metal, have provided the original score, which seems like a perfect match for the Broken Lizard Crew.


AMC Theaters Threatens to Sue as MoviePass Slashes Price

MoviePass has announced a new subscription service that allows moviegoers to see a movie a day for $10 a month at any theater that accepts debit cards. The news crashed their servers as people excitedly wanted to take part in the new subscription service aimed at getting people back into the movie theaters. While the new subscription from MoviePass has been popular among consumers, AMC Theaters has decided to threaten legal action, stating that MoviePass, “is not in the best interest of moviegoers, movie theaters, and movie studios.”

The MoviePass subscription service was started by early Netflix executive Mitch Lowe in an effort to pull people from streaming movies at home and get them back into the movie theater to experience the movies the way that they were intended to be experienced. The subscription service was previously $15 a month and allowed moviegoers to see 2 movies a month, except for New York and California where the price was $21. It has been reported that MoviePass currently works in 91% of movie theaters around the United States and that they are able to boost movie theater attendance and concession sales up to 111%.

This sounds like a great idea for consumers and movie theaters, so what’s the holdup? Variety reports that AMC Theaters is looking into ways to prevent the service from being allowed at its theaters. AMC has questioned the long-term viability of the MoviePass model, noting that the average ticket price to see a movie at an AMC theater was currently at $9.33 and that MoviePass will essentially be losing a lot of money. AMC released a press statement in hopes to show how MoviePass would be bad for business by highlighting MoviePass first. The statement reads.

“From what we can tell, by definition and absent some other form of other compensation, MoviePass will be losing money on every subscriber seeing two movies or more in a month.”

In addition, AMC claims that MoviePass will impact the customer experience at their theaters by leaving them unable “to operate quality theaters.” It is not clear why AMC has soured on MoviePass over the last 2 years since the two companies worked together, but it appears as if they are pretty serious about blocking the new subscription service.

In an a weird twist, AMC and MoviePass partnered together in 2015 in a pilot program, which is where MoviePass obtained their data to promote the new subscription service. MoviePass is also trying to sell themselves to the movie studios and theaters by stating that they are after numbers to prove a point and gather information about moviegoer habits in order to help with target advertising. MoviePass also announced that they had sold a majority stake to Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. for an undisclosed amount in an effort to gain more data and offset the new price point.

It looks like AMC is trying to keep their own subscription service, Stubs, intact, but it might be a good idea to partner with MoviePass with a singular vision: Get people into the movie theaters again. Mitch Lowe, who in addition to co-founding Netflix, also was the former head of Redbox. He says that he sees a direct correlation between what AMC is currently doing and Blockbuster Video’s stance on streaming and kiosk rentals from years ago. Lowe explained.

“This is so much like Blockbuster was when we rolled out Netflix or Redbox. It’s the big guy being afraid of the little guy offering better value to consumers.”

After a rather disappointing summer at the box office (save for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Wonder Woman), the MoviePass subscription service could be the shot in the arm to get moviegoers back into the seats of a theater as opposed to streaming something at home. Movie ticket prices keep getting higher while attendance gets lower and lower, so maybe MoviePass is the next step in saving the movie theater experience.


Meyerowitz Stories Trailer Unites Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller & Dustin Hoffman

“And the Oscar goes to, Adam Sandler!” Are those words you ever thought you would hear in your lifetime? As crazy as it may sound, we can’t absolutely rule it out. The Meyerowitz Stories earned the actor a 4-minute standing ovation at Cannes and there has been considerable buzz ever since. Now Netflix has released the first trailer for The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and it actually seems like this buzz may have been warranted. Plus, we get to see Ben Stiller punch Adam Sandler in the face.

Netflix stepped in and scooped up The Meyerowitz Stories after it premiered, which has been standard practice for them on the festival circuit these days. Not to mention that they have a contract with Adam Sandler that has him produce original movies for them, but those are the usual Happy Madison offerings that most people probably wouldn’t watch unless they were free on Netflix. This, however, is something entirely different. For the first time in a long time, it looks like we are going to be treated to the best version of Adam Sandler.

The Meyerowitz Stories features an estranged family who gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father, played by Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate). The cast also includes Ben Stiller (Tropic Thunder), Oscar-winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Elizabeth Marvel (True Grit) and Grace Van Patten (Tramps). Putting together a cast like that, assuming the best versions of those actors all show up for this movie, could mean we are looking at a serious awards season contender.

As crazy as it may sound right now, the idea of Adam Sandler possibly doing some award-worthy acting actually isn’t totally unheard of. His work in Punch Drunk Love was certainly worthy and he also did great work in movies like Reign Over Me and Funny People. He just makes it very hard to forget because, for everyone one of those great performances, we get ten Grown Ups. Netflix seems to think this movie has potential as well, as they are giving it a limited theatrical release, which is needed to qualify for the Academy Awards. Typically, they just dump their new movies right onto their streaming service, so the theatrical release indicates they feel good about their chances.

Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha) wrote and directed The Meyerowitz Stories, which is set to arrive on October 13, which is the same day the movie will drop on Netflix. That could definitely hurt the potential for this movie to make anything at the box office, but it’s pretty safe to assume Netflix isn’t putting this thing in theaters for the money. The streaming service has yet to score an Oscar nomination for any of their movies yet, even though Beasts of No Nation was close, so they are definitely hoping they can change that this year. And it might be Adam Sandler, of all people, who gets it done. Be sure to check out the first trailer for The Meyerowitz Stories for yourself below.

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German Box Office Recovers in First Half of 2017

The live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ and ‘Fate of the Furious’ boost revenue while video sales dip.

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