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Flying fortresses, Parademons, Flash and reshoots… all the latest Justice League news

August 13th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Oh, some Justice League news for you all tonight, guys.

First up, EW has given us a very cool new look at Bruce Wayne/Batman’s flying fortress in the movie, The Flying Fox.

“You can put three Batmobiles in the lower part of it,” says production designer Patrick Tatopoulos.

I didn’t want to do a sleek airplane; it needed to feel like an extremely avant-garde classic. With the maneuverability of a jet—but it can actually carry things.”

He goes on: “The bottom part of the jet is a huge cargo bay, which the Batmobile sits in. The second floor is like a cultural center, with computer terminals. The third story is the cockpit. Whatever floor you are on, you can see [the other] two stories.” 

We also got this new cool bit of production art:

On his Twitter feed Tatopoulos also shared this very cool look at Steppenwolf’s foot soldiers, the Parademons:

As for the movie itself, we’re hearing that it’s having all sorts of trouble and that an early cut was unwatchable – but since we’d heard the same about Wonder Woman, we’re not too worried.

But from the actors themselves, we’re getting some cool info about the movie that was conceived and almost completed by Zack Snyder before having to hand the reigns to Joss Whedon after a devastating family tragedy.

Joe Morton, who plays Dr. Silas Stone – father of Cyborg in the movie has said that Whedon is refilming elements of the movie to lighten the tone.

Batman/Bruce Wayne himself, Ben Affleck said: “Zack had a family tragedy, and stepped off, which was horrible. For the movie, the best person we could’ve possibly found was Joss. We got really lucky that he stepped in. It’s an interesting product of two directors, both with kind of unique visions, both with really strong takes. I’ve never had that experience before making a movie. I have to say, I really love working with Zack, and I really love the stuff we’ve done with Joss.”

No stranger to Batman controversy himself, Affleck felt he had to put peoples’ minds at rest over the movie’s reshoots: “I’ve never worked on a movie that didn’t do reshoots.

“’Argo,’ we did reshoots for a week and a half! Four days on ‘Gone Baby Gone!’ This is a really nice time to work in DC. They’re hitting their stride. They’re getting it right. It’s starting to feel like it’s really working.”

On top of this we’re hearing more news about the reshoots carried out by Whedon who, according to the new information, is changing the end of the movie, essentially getting rid of a cliff-hanger ending and making it more complete:

The original ending was supposedly going to have Darkseid arriving on earth, setting up the second movie however that ending is now gone with Wonder Woman star Robin Wright pen reportedly filming a new scene describing who exactly Steppenwolf is, with the effect being Darkseid is more of hinted at threat for follow up movies.

 

So there you have it, comic book movie fans. Are you worried about Justice League or, like us, just really excited for it?

Let us know…

Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Amber Heard as Mera, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel), the screenplay is by Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio. Filmmaker Joss Whedon, who is also attached to a Batgirl film for the DCEU, is directing the additional photography for the sequel and is overseeing the completion of its post production following Snyder’s family tragedy. Justice League is produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The executive producers are Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curt Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.

Justice League hits cinemas on November 17th.

Oh, and just for a little related fun, here’s Walmart’s new ad featuring none other than the Scarlett Speedster himself:

Source: EW & Coming Soon

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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