Justice League appears to have been edited in a way that deliberately removes Wonder Woman's enjoyment of fighting. The Zack Snyder-directed film, which Joss Whedon stepped in to finish after the former departed the project, wasn't nearly the box office hit that Wonder Woman was. And the immense commercial success of the Gal Gadot-starring movie, which earned over $821 million worldwide, ended up overshadowing Justice League's ensemble actioner.
It's possible that the sudden popularity of Wonder Woman and the title character, whose desire for peace made her more noble than bloodthirsty, caused minor but noticeable changes in the way Justice League ended up being cut together. A new video has surfaced online that shows two different edits from a single clip in Justice League, and while it's ultimately a tiny modification to the moment, the way it was edited in the final cut makes a surprisingly distinct difference to Wonder Woman as a character.
As you can see in the below clip comparison, posted by Reddit user "BeenTryin" (via Comic Book), a ScanlineVFX video has emerged that shows two different versions of the same moment from Justice League. In both clips, Wonder Woman, who essentially becomes the new leader and the "glue" of Justice League, violently kills one of Steppenwolf's Parademons by slamming it into a wall and plunging her sword into it. But in the second version, she leaves the Parademon...
Avengers star Tom Holland may have just spoiled the title of Spider-Man: Homecoming's still officially untitled sequel. Is he kidding, or for real? In the lead-up to April's MCU blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, Holland became well-known for his tendency to give away spoilers regarding the film, often to the consternation of both Marvel and his costars. What he just did though might very well take the cake, assuming it's not just the actor playing around with fans he knows are eager for any new morsel of information.
As everyone no doubt knows by now - judging by Infinity War's enormous box office take - the latest Avengers installment ended with Thanos' infamous Infinity Gauntlet-powered snap turning a number of Marvel's most beloved heroes into dust, including Tom Holland's latest theatrical rendition of Peter Parker. However, despite his demise, it was already confirmed that Holland was signed on to return as Spider-Man in a sequel, somewhat undercutting the character's onscreen death in the eyes of some.
Now, while attending Seattle's Ace Comic-Con alongside a number of other MCU actors, Holland looks to have dropped the huge spoiler that Spider-Man's second Marvel Studios solo adventure will be titled Spider-Man: Far From Home. The title can be seen on the tablet Holland holds up several times toward the camera during his latest video post on Instagram, right after Holland says he's reading the latest script for the sequel. While the tone of the video itself seems to be purposefully...
In 1978, Stan Lee and John Buscema released How To Draw The Marvel Way. The 192 page manual promised to show aspiring artists how to sketch their favorite superheroes exactly how the professionals did.
Unfortunately, most who tried to illustrate Marvel’s best and brightest failed, and their efforts looked similar to The Avengers drawing their likeness on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
However, some persevered and used their talents to become concept artists for Marvel Studios. According to Andy Park, a concept artist for Marvel, "How to Draw the Marvel Way was like my bible growing up! There are a LOT more designs!" Many aspiring artists used How To Draw The Marvel Way as a starting point for their future endeavors.
Marvel Studios uses numerous drafts of superhero characters for their movies, using the sketches to help them form the characters that we see on the big screen.
Some concept art is pretty similar to what we see on screen, while other designs are extremely different.
Because there are several designs that differ from the final project that we see on screen, it's interesting to take a look at early pieces to see what might have been. One might even argue that some of these unused designs are better than what we got in the movies.
With that said, here are the 25 Marvel Concept Art Designs That Completely Change Everything.
The post 25 Marvel Concept Art Designs...
Samuel L. Jackson reveals that he underwent some extensive training for his onscreen lightsaber duels in Star Wars. Jackson portrayed Mace Windu, a Jedi master, in all three of George Lucas’ prequel films. Though Windu only sat in a chair for The Phantom Menace, the role required Jackson to leap into action for both Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
The 69-year-old actor is one of the most prolific thespians in Hollywood, with an extensive and diverse resume. His time playing Mace Windu has most likely come to an end, but Jackson is still lending his talents to blockbuster franchises. His recurring role of Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will return next year for Captain Marvel and potentially for the highly anticipated Avengers 4. Jackson will also reprise his role from Unbreakable in next year’s sequel Glass.
In a video interview with GQ, Jackson answers a number of fan questions on both Twitter and Reddit in his typical cheeky manner. The topics ranged across Jackson’s whole career, from Pulp Fiction to Star Wars. When responding to a question about whether or not he could...
Season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage is in full swing on Netflix, and the series’ showrunner, Cheo Hodari Coker talked about the challenges season 2 has in store for its hero for hire. The writer and producer also discussed the challenges of expanding on season 1, and blending a superhero drama with a sprawling crime story that not only offers up a brand new adversary in Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir), but also continues to explore the impact Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard) and Shades (Theo Rossi) have on the people of Harlem.
Season 2 also features one of the last onscreen performances by Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards, The Wire), who plays Luke’s semi-estranged father. In our discussion about the many themes and ideas running through the season, especially as they pertain to a particular father-son dynamic, Coker spoke at length about working with Cathey and dedicating the season to the actor, who died in February of this year.More: Luke Cage Season 2 Review: An Engaging, Satisfying Crime Drama
Read our full Luke Cage season 2 interview with Cheo Hodari Coker below:
In discussing the major themes of the season, Luke Cage season 2 seemed focused on ideas of family and identity and legitimacy. What was interesting about those ideas to you?
"What's great is that we get into the the parallel family dramas. But at the same time in terms of the question that Luke faces, it's a couple. It's my favorite Mike Tyson quote, which is: 'Everyone's got a...
Christina Ricci has expressed interest in returning to the The Addams Family and reprising her role in Speed Racer. The actress has curated a resume of impressive roles starting from the time she was young. One of her best-known childhood performances came as Wednesday Addams. And in 2008, she played Trixie in the Wachowskis' Speed Racer, starring Emile Hirsch. While Ricci has recently been focused on smaller projects in both film and television, she is open to revisiting her past famous work.
As mentioned above, Ricci's career began as a child actress. Her breakout role came in 1991's The Addams Family, and she'd come back for 1993's Addams Family Values. Following the success of the Addams Family films, Ricci would go on to cultivate a successful career in Hollywood. The actress worked with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp in the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow, and received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in The Opposite of Sex the same year. She also starred alongside Charlize Theron in the 2003 Academy Award-winner Monster, and would later earn acclaim for films like Penelope and Speed Racer.
According to Cinema Blend, Ricci is open to the idea of returning to the world of Addams Family and reprising her role in Speed Racer. When asked about reprising the role of Wednesday or returning to any new Addams Family films as the new Morticia - an idea suggested often by fans online - Ricci enthusiastically responded, "I would totally get back in bed with the Addams Family anytime." While...
Warning: SPOILERS for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ahead!
There are many people and dinosaurs who die in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but only one death is having a real impact on audiences - the death of the Brachiosaurus, the sole dinosaur left standing on the dock as the last boats leave Isla Nublar, and the volcano's ash and lava consume the island.
Jurassic World 2 explores the idea of dinosaur conservation more than any previous Jurassic Park film, arguing that because these dinosaurs are alive they deserve to be saved. Not as sideshow spectacles or weapons of war, but simply as living, breathing dinosaurs. Saving the dinosaurs might start out as a lie told to get the film's characters on the island and put the story in motion, but it quickly becomes the film's central message - and it begins with the cruel and harrowing death of the Brachiosaurus.Related: Jurassic World 2’s Heartbreaking Callback To Jurassic Park Has Crushed The Internet
But the Brachiosaurus' death isn't just sad because it's the tragic demise of a majestic and benign animal, wrongly and unnaturally revived, then abandoned by the very humans who challenged the laws of nature to create it. No, the death of the Brachiosaurus is so sad because it's also the death of Jurassic Park itself, destroying that sense of wonder the characters (and us, the audience) felt at first seeing a dinosaur - this dinosaur, in fact. A Brachiosaurus.
Even though Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is centered primarily around dinosaurs, genetic meddling, and Chris Pratt's solid comedic timing, it also manages to fit in several jabs at US President Donald J. Trump. Though there is no direct mention of Trump, the movie makes a handful of references.
In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) return to Isla Nublar three years after the events of the first Jurassic World in order to help vacate as many dinosaurs off the island as possible before a volcano wipes them out completely. However, when the rescue mission turns out to be a ruse, they infiltrate the mysterious estate of John Hammond's former partner (played by James Cromwell), unraveling a dark conspiracy that threatens the entire human race with the risk of extinction. Also starring Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Ted Levine, and Isabella Sermon, Fallen Kingdom was directed by J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls) and co-written by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. And sprinkled in between all the dino-fueled chaos are a few jabs at Trump - mostly for comedic purposes.Related: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review - A Thrilling New Chapter
Over the course of the movie, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is peppered with politics. From the very get-go, Claire is desperately attempting to convince US senators to support her grassroots initiative to save the dinosaurs from Isla Nublar's volcanic eruption, there are pro-dinosaur protests in Washington D.C., and Dr. Ian Malcolm (played by...
Child stars could have very long successful careers that surpass their awkward teenage years or they could disappear once the kid roles are no longer coming in. If they stay in the spotlight long enough, audiences see them grow up and maybe they don’t see any major changes in their features as they become adults. However, if they leave for a few years and suddenly reappear, they might look like a whole different person.
Some of the former child actors end up leaving the business at an early age, making it even more difficult to recognize them when they are reintroduced as adults. Maybe these former child actors left in time to escape the scrutiny that the ones who stayed received as they grew up in front of the public eye.
There are also those very lucky child stars who look exactly the same since their film debut. Just think of Natalie Portman in Leon the Professional and years later in Black Swan. Talk about incredible genes!
For others, puberty hits them like a ton of bricks and their features change dramatically. They also can change their hair color, grow facial hair, or even change their build. This could be a good thing, as they transform from a sweet, round-cheeked child star to a fit, handsome grown up. Just think of Matthew Lewis, otherwise known as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter franchise.
Here are 10 Child Stars Who Haven’t Changed And 10 Who Still Look Exactly the Same....
Lisbeth Salander returns in The Girl in the Spider's Web, this time played by Claire Foy (The Crown), and as she struggles to unravel the latest cyber-conspiracy she'll also be on the run from a ruthless killer. Claes Bang (The Bridge) plays Jan Holtser, a shadowy and mysterious figure stalking Lisbeth, but to say much more about him would give away the twists and turns of this thriller. Screen Rant got to see some of Holtser's handiwork earlier this year when we visited the set of The Girl in the Spider's Web, and we also got a chance to speak to the man himself.
During our visit we saw footage from a scene in which Lisbeth dives away from a devastating explosion into a bathtub - a sequence that Bang was excited to see, and with good reason. "This is me!" he declared enthusiastically, pointing to the explosion. "I did that. That is my work. That looks amazing! I haven't seen it. Wonderful! Can we run it again?"
You can catch a glimpse of the scene in question featured in the first trailer for The Girl in the Spider's Web, which also introduces Lisbeth's sister, Camilla (Sylvia Hoeks), who returns to Lisbeth's life and brings a whole lot of childhood trauma with her. Check out the trailer, and our interview with Claes Bang, below.
Netflix’s upcoming TV series The Witcher is expected to begin casting its key roles soon, such as Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer of Vengerberg. Geralt is the lead protagonist of the series, and the sorceress Yennefer is his on-again-off-again romantic partner. Since The Witcher was announced last year, the Netflix original series has been relatively quiet in its development but this news of casting implies that the series could start production in the near future.
The Witcher will draw inspiration from a series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. It follows its hero, Geralt of Rivia, serving the land by slaying a vast array of fantasy creatures such as gryphons and werewolves. The books were adapted into a series of video games, which rose into substantial popularity with its latest entry The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Aside from universal praise from critics for its immersive scope and gameplay, it generated more revenue than the first two games combined. Safe to say, there will be plenty of fan interest in seeing the story of Geralt adapted for the small screen.Related: The Witcher 4 is Never Going to Happen
According to showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich on Twitter, the casting for the series should be underway soon. Hissrich shared the news along with a photo of a script featuring Geralt, Yennefer, and Jaskier. She also indicates that there is indeed a shortlist...
Captain Marvel co-director Ryan Fleck confirms the film has wrapped shooting in California and has only two weeks left of production. Right now, Marvel Studios is preparing for their third and final film of the year with Ant-Man and the Wasp. The movie is poised to do even better than its predecessor as the early Ant-Man 2 reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Though the movie is somewhat isolated from its peers and takes place before Avengers: Infinity War, elements of its small universe will have big ramifications for the MCU.
Arriving as the next film on Marvel's film slate, Captain Marvel will explore the Quantum Realm that was first introduced in Ant-Man and is set to play a major role in the film's sequel. Like Ant-Man and the Wasp, next year's Captain Marvel will be a prequel to Infinity War - taking place all the way back in the early '90s. But the concepts it touches on will open new doors for the MCU and should connect it thematically with everyone's favorite size-changing heroes. And from the looks of things, more information on Captain Marvel should arrive soon.Related: Captain Marvel Theory: It's Actually The MCU's Secret Invasion
Ryan Fleck, who's directing Captain Marvel with his partner Anna Boden, shared some exciting news on Instagram today. Along with a shot of the Captain Marvel cast and crew hat, Fleck revealed that filming has wrapped in California and the production will be moving to Louisiana for the final leg of shooting.
There's a very long wait for Avengers 4. The title for the movie not only has to be revealed, but two more MCU movies must be released first-- Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel.
The things we know, or think we know, about Avengers 4 could easily change in the year it is going to take for the finale of the current era of the MCU to release.
However, Avengers: Infinity War changed the MCU forever and provided a lot of material to endlessly speculate on until Avengers 4’s 2019 release.
The ending of Infinity War, with Thanos’ big snap, gave a pretty good idea of what superheroes would be in the movie. Or, maybe more accurately, what superheroes would be the focus of the movie.
Yet, when it comes to villains, things are a lot murkier. The possibilities of what could happen, never mind what will happen, are endless.
Avengers 4 is supposedly adding some new heroes like Ant-Man and the Wasp to the main hero roster. However, if Avengers 4 is going to be just as expansive as the Infinity War, some villains from MCU's past (and possibly future) should make some appearances.
We have some ideas.
Obviously, the main villain, the one we want to see most in Avengers 4, Thanos, isn’t included on this list. Infinity War ended with text stating that Thanos would be back so there’s no need to hope for him. However, everyone else is debatable.
With that said, here are the 10 Villains We Hope Appear in Avengers 4...
Many of the heroes who were turned to dust in Avengers: Infinity War are expected to be resurrected one way or another in Avengers 4. However, there is one hero that Marvel Studios should keep dead: Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch.
Brilliantly played by Elizabeth Olsen, the character was officially introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron alongside her (short-lived) twin, Pietro Maximoff a.k.a. Quicksilver, and both of them had powers that originated from HYDRA's experiments with the Mind Stone. Given her comic book origins and ties to X-Men, many were excited about Scarlet Witch joining the Avengers. But after three years and three movies, other than her romance with Paul Bettany's Vision, it seems like Wanda's personal arc in the MCU is going nowhere.
A new VFX clip has given a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the death of Tom Holland's Spider-Man in Avengers: Infinity War. The cliffhanger ending of Avengers: Infinity War saw Thanos snap his fingers, and succeed in his insane mission to erase half the life in the universe.
Countless Marvel heroes crumbled to dust before the horrified eyes of viewers - and Tom Holland's Spider-Man took the longest to die. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have confirmed that Peter Parker's spider-sense warned him of his imminent death, and he desperately tried to fight off the effects of the "snap."Related: How Avengers: Infinity War Deaths Were Chosen
These haunting death scenes were created by the visual effects company Weta Digital. Now, a VFX clip has shown just how they did this. An initial scene was filmed with Tom Holland in a motion capture suit alongside Robert Downey Jr. This was blended with another take of the scene, in which Downey acted against an empty set. Holland was placed back in that scene digitally, and Weta then used CGI to dissolve his body. The final scene was deeply emotional, not least because of Tom Holland's improvised performance.
Iconic supervillain Doctor Octopus has been confirmed to appear in Sony's PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man game. Already boasting an impressive roster of villains including the likes of Electro, Rhino, and Vulture, fan-favorite Otto Octavius is officially joining Spider-Man's rogues' gallery.
Reinventing both Peter Parker and other Spider-Man legends like Miles Morales and Mary Jane Watson, developer Insomniac Games is aiming high with the biggest Spidey game to date. Showcasing some impressive gameplay footage at this year's E3, Spider-Man has already highlighted many of the villains that the web-head will go head-to-head with. If dealing with a breakout of prisoners at The Raft wasn't tough enough, Doctor Octopus will undoubtedly make Peter's job even harder.
The surprise was spoiled by voice actor Chris Jai Alex who plays Rhino in Spider-Man. Interviewed by Call of Duty uber-fan Drift0r about his role in both Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Spider-Man, Alex let slip that Octavius is joining the party. Although the original video has since been taken down - presumably for its spoilerific content - YouTube user Rick Grimes has shared the eight-second clip online.
Saying "everyone's scaled very differently, Doctor Octopus is really tall, Rhino is big...," Alex dropped the bombshell that Doctor Octopus will play a part in the game. Similar to Rocksteady's Arkham series, Insomniac is going for a darker approach to Spidey's notorious foes. Players have already been privy to some of Spider-Man's reimagined...
Clive Barker is returning to the underworld of Median for a Nightbreed TV series. Following his breakout success with directing Hellraiser, Barker decided his next project would be an adaptation of his fantasy novel Cabal, which was renamed Nightbreed. The story follows a seemingly normal man who dreams of an underground city filled with monsters who hide from society and joining their ranks after transforming into a creature himself. He soon has to lead them in a fight for survival when their secret lair is uncovered by humans intent on wiping them out.
Barker intended Nightbreed to be the Star Wars of horror movies, with the monsters being the heroes and humanity being the villains. Unfortunately, the producers misunderstood this intent and forced Barker to reshoot and re-edit the movie to lessen that subtext and make David Cronenberg's evil doctor the main villain. Barker was left disappointed with the released version and it failed to launch a planned franchise. But after the original footage was unearthed, he was able to assemble a director's cut of the movie in 2014.Related: Hellraiser: Judgment Director Blames Scream For Franchise's Woes
Now, Deadline reports Barker is teaming up with writer Josh Stolberg (Jigsaw) to develop a Nightbreed TV show for Syfy, which will follow the outcast monsters as they try to find a new refuge when their old home is destroyed. The show will presumably be a reboot unrelated to the 1990 movie, though the plot synopsis...
Simone Missick, of Marvel’s Luke Cage, discusses the big changes headed Misty Knight’s way in season 2, her character’s relationship with the bulletproof hero for hire, and whether or not a Daughters of the Dragon spinoff is something she’d be interested in. With the second season now streaming, fans can find out how Misty recovers from the injury she suffered at the end of The Defenders miniseries, and how she acquires her signature robotic arm. More than that, however, the new season offers a closer look at what motivates the embattled detective, and how, as Missick states, she finds a way to turn pain into power.
It’s a season of change for Misty, one that not only finds her establishing a new kind of identity for herself, but also one that sees her forming a powerful new relationship with someone who understands what she’s going through. Missick is quick to acknowledge that the brief glimpse of Misty and Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) fighting side-by-side will likely spur fans’ hunger for a Daughters of the Dragon spinoff, while also acknowledging how a series focused on just those two women could be considered “necessary.” Time will tell if Netflix is interested in such a thing, but if and when it is, Missick will be ready.More: Luke Cage Season 2 Review: An Engaging, Satisfying Crime Drama
Read our full interview with Simone Missick discussing Luke Cage season 2 below:
Misty Knight plays an important role in this season...
Production on Titans is coming to a close as two more actors from the upcoming DC TV show have wrapped filming. There has been a flurry of information coming in regarding DC Universe these past few months, as more and more shows have been added to the slate of the comic company's streaming service. And while a specific date hasn't been announced, DC Entertainment is targeting an August launch for DC Universe. When it finally does launch, it will bring with it the long-awaited premiere of Titans, offering live-action versions of a number of DC heroes and villains for the first time ever.
Along with the core team of Robin, Beast Boy, Starfire, and Raven, the show will also introduce Hawk & Dove, as well as the Doom Patrol (who will then spin into their own series on DC Universe). And while not official yet, Jason Todd will be on Titans. In fact, actor Curran Walters has already wrapped his role, which will include a self-titled episode for the one-time Robin. To add onto that, another pair of actors have finished filming as the show prepares to debut.RELATED: Titans Set Photo, Videos Offer New Look At Robin, Hawk & Dove
Reddit user thomasp00 has grabbed screenshots from the Instagram Story of both Ryan Potter and Connor Leslie. The first, from the actor playing Beast Boy, makes clear that he's wrapped filming on Titans.
Mild SPOILERS for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom overcorrects the problem with Claire's high heels in Jurassic World, making the film series' shoe issue even worse. In 2015, Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World revived the Jurassic Park franchise with a new installment that was a direct sequel to the original, and ignored the continuity of The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III. After Jurassic World earned more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office, Trevorrow's plans for a new dino-focused trilogy became closer to a reality. Now, the middle chapter of the Jurassic World trilogy is here as J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters.
Fallen Kingdom continues the stories of Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) - but it also picks up one particular thread from Jurassic World. In the wake of Jurassic World's release, the film was criticized for featuring Claire wearing high heels throughout, including when she's running from a T-Rex. It became such a big talking point that Howard responded to Claire's heels in Jurassic World, explaining it was a character choice. Still, Claire's heels were a sticking point for many viewers, and the filmmakers made a point of addressing the issue in Fallen Kingdom - but they overcorrected a bit.Related: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Dinosaur Guide
Now that the film is out, we know Fallen Kingdom makes it a point to focus the camera on what kind of shoes Claire is wearing on three separate occasions. Twice, Claire...