Sunday, March 30, 2014

Warner Bros. CEO: 'Justice League' Announcement Coming Soon


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It sounds like Warner Bros. is getting ready to make it official. A Justice League movie is on the way, along with several other films involving the DC universe. The news comes via The New York Times, that recently chatted with Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara:

A film series will be announced in the near future, Mr. Tsujihara said. It is expected to include a “Justice League” movie.

That Justice League announcement likely won't come until Comic-Con, where the Man of Steel sequel was first announced last year. The New York Times goes on to talk about Tsujihara's bold move, regarding Batman vs. Superman:

Underscoring his aggressive approach to the DC Comics universe, Mr. Tsujihara and Dan Fellman, Warner’s domestic film distribution chief, recently moved the studio’s untitled Batman-Superman movie — a hotly anticipated follow-up to last year’s “Man of Steel” — to a release date in May 2016 previously claimed by Marvel for one of its own films. It created an industry dust-up, and Marvel retaliated with a date change of its own. But the move sent a blunt message: Warner takes a back seat to no one.

While many fan boys (and girls) would love to see a "Mexican standoff" like Latino Review calls it, even the Captain America: Winter Soldier directors say that's not happening:

"I'm sure the studios are enjoying the press they're getting at the moment, but there is no universe where those two movies are ever gonna end up on the same day with each other, it's just bad business all around."


What is happening and we're VERY excited about, is Gal Gadot's appearance as Wonder Woman in Batman vs. Superman. While it remains to be seen when she'll actually arrive in Detroit to start filming her scenes, Gadot was in LA this week promoting a skin care product. Regarding the film, she told Entertainment Tonight that she's "very excited for what's to come." 

Check out her ad for Vine Vera Skin Care.   



Costume designer Michael Wilkinson, has been dropping hints here and there about the new costumes he's been working on for Man of Steel 2. He might have shared a little bit more about that, during his conversation with the Costume Cafe (episode 21). 

Another thing I'm exploring is digital printing. I'm working with an amazing print artist at the moment in Los Angeles, and she has really helped me develop a really cool kind of textural language for a costume I'm working on at the moment which involves screening. We did digital files of what the print looks like and then she layers them. I think at the moment she's broken a record, she's actually piled ten screens on top of each other, to create this very specific texture for this costume.


Michael also talked about his big break as a costume designer and where he gets started, once he begins a new project:

I would say really an amazing day in my life was when I met Zack Snyder. You know working with him, I've done now four films together with him now. Working with him has allowed me to explore the outer limits of my creativity because he's such a trusting and open-minded gentleman. He's talented and has an amazing vision, but he appreciates the contribution of his collaborators to help get his work to another level, so I would say that was a really important day for me.

The script is always like the starting point. For me, your job as a costume designer is to support the themes of the film and really get inside the character's mind. 

Any guesses on what costume he's applying the digital screening to? we're thinking Wonder Woman -- Guess we'll find out soon enough when the studio releases a first look at the costumes that include a new look for Superman. It's rumored to be coming soon!

16 comments:

  1. Speculation at movie sites is Batman and WW films in addition to JL. Unfortunately no mention of more Superman films except him being in the first JL.

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  2. I love how people (those actors) still don't know who Henry is. I love telling people about Henry and all the acting he has done and discussing "Man of Steel" with them. Getting people's reactions to Henry's interpretation of Superman is the best!

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  3. Its all about Batman and Wonder Woman. Sad. Henry/Superman is getting the shaft.

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    1. Could not agree more.

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  4. look this tweet https://twitter.com/ShantelButras/status/450126930809860096 I would love to know what happenned

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    1. Wonder what the deal is with no pictures? Never heard of Henry saying no. Bad hair day? LOL!

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    2. I think Henry Cavill might have refuse because he was close to start filming. Maybe the studio wants to make the big reveal about his look . When the Saint Patrick pictures came out, people were speculating a lot about his beard. Is the beard for the movie? Is he in exile? So maybe studio did not want people to figure out the story. Other actors have refuse to take a pictures because the studio told them not to.
      Another possibility, she may have asked him when he was eating, talking to someone, or in a bad mood. He is just human. We all have our bad moments. I have my bad moments when I am hungry or sleepy. He doesn't have to say yes every single time. We as Henry Cavill's fans have been very lucky (and very spoil) because he says yes most of the time. Have a nice day.

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    3. Mr. Cavill is under a lot of pressure with this film. He's looked tired and stressed in some recent photos. Not to mention he probably feels some resentment that Gadot and Affleck are stealing the spotlight from him.

      Cut him some slack.

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  5. Cav-El <3 <3 <3

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  6. You know its bad when your turned into a guest star in your own film.

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    1. Superman is still the main focus of MOS II. No one complained when Black Widow was introduce in Iron Man II. MOS II is acting as an introduction to other characters but Superman is still the main focus. Most speculations from fan sites believe will be in the movie for 20 minutes tops and Wonder Woman even less.

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    2. Batman is in the title along with Superman. This is Affleck. Batman and Superman will get equal screen time. No one is saying Batman gets just 20 minutes. Wishful thinking on part of Superman/Cavill fans in denial. Gadot's role is rumored growing with the rewrite. Look for 40% Batman, 40% Superman and 20% Wonder Woman.

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    3. Sorry, you are wrong. The official title has not been released yet. So you can't claim equal billing. Second, this website is a Henry Cavill fansite. What do you expect? We come to talk about Mr. Cavill not Ben Affleck.
      I will give you credit for one thing. This is Ben Affleck. He is the same actor in "Daredevil" and "Gigli". He is the same actor who won a razzie for the worst actor of the decade. He is the same actor who spawn a week long frenzy in internet because he was cast as Batman. It was not a positive celebratory frenzy either. He is the same Ben Affleck who has spawn two petitions on Change. org and one on White House site, asking for recasting. He is the same Ben Affleck whose most recent movie "Runner, Runner" bombed. Do you want me to continue?
      I am sick and tire of Ben Affleck fans coming here and saying Affleck will be so great. That he will steal the show. This site is devoted to Henry Cavill and his career. You want to talk about the "GREATNESS" of Ben Affleck go to his page on IMDB. The page is dead. No one posts there. You can also go to MOS II IMDB page. A bunch of marvel fans are always putting him down there. Third option (which is best) is start your own site and stop trolling this one.

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  7. http://metro.co.uk/2014/03/30/are-wa...uture-4683075/

    However, the addition of Wonder Woman to Batman v Superman already makes the film feel halfway towards a Justice League film, with Henry Cavill’s Superman almost being relegated to a secondary character behind Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne.

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    1. Forbes' Mendelson's column today acknowledged Batman/ Supermn film won't focus on Superman.

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  8. This is my fear of what is going to happen with the film.

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