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Justice League Round-up: Affleck casts doubt on future Batman role (again), post-credit scene, new clips, character origins, Flashpoint and more…

November 7th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Some new Justice League news today guys…

Without further ado, let’s break the big news down:

JL after credits scene:

First up, speaking to Steve Wright on BBC Radio about the movie and has dropped a hint that it will be worth while sitting around after the credits (about the 6:47 mark on THIS audio): “They gotta sit through the whole thing. Go through the credits,” the actor said.

This is interesting as, so far, the DC movies have only once done a credits scene in Suicide Squad when Amanda Waller and Bruce Wayne had an electrifying conversation, but it’s still considered a Marvel thing at this stage, however, setting up a future movie would be well welcomed at the end of Justice League.

Lois & Martha clip:

In other news, Diane Lane has seen Justice League and liked it (see the full interview below) and on top of that, she shared a new clip from the movie featuring her as Martha Kent along with Lois Lane.

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Joss Whedon made JL better:

In a new interview for the movie, Ben Affleck says that Joss Whedon came on board and managed to keep the movie that Zack Snyder wanted to make but, with his own style, made it better too: “Zack cast this movie, he made the two movies prior, [Justice League] is very heavily informed by the work that went into it ahead of time — including design and script and everything else. So it’s Zack’s movie.

“We got lucky, we had [Joss Whedon] come in who kind of worked off Zack’s template, and also added his own flavor and his own stuff to it, and I think made the movie better. Although, I wouldn’t necessarily want to have two directors on every movie, I do think it was an interesting way of doing it.”

Affleck casts doubt on his future as Batman. Again:

And speaking of Affleck, he’s thrown some doubt over the future of him in the DC Cinematic Universe once more with a throw away line in the interview below where, when asked if he’ll be back for more Batman, he replies:  “I don’t know about that, we’ll see what the future holds.”

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This isn’t the first time Affleck has cast doubt over his future in the cape and cowl (here) and we even have heard more than once that a crisis type story could see the timeline damaged and Affleck replaced by another actor as an alternate version of Batman/Bruce Wayne (read it here). We’re starting to think that Affleck may be close to the end of his Batman run…

Speed Force and Superman featurettes:

Two new featurettes focus on the Speedforce and Superman – this is the first time we’ve had anything featuring the Man of Steel so far:

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New and classic themes WILL be in the JL:

In other news, Henry Cavill has been talking about Justice League and, after all the talk that Danny Elfman will be using the classic Williams and, em, Elfman themes on the movie, Cavill has confirmed that we’ll be hearing themes from both the old and new movies:

Henry Cavill teases Superman’s black suit and future as Clark Kent:

In another interview, the Superman actor talks about the teased black outfit for Supes from a while back (here) and how Clark Kent could return despite being ‘dead’ at the end of Batman V Suerman… and it seems he’s a comic fan:

Jeffrey Dean Morgan talks Flashpoint Batman role:

In other DC News, Thomas Wayne actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been talking about the chances of him popping up as the Flashpoint Batman, should that ever happen. The Actor seemed cagey but, is it just us or does it seem like he’s being coy, insisting he’s in the dark: “I don’t know anything. Really I don’t know anything. DC has a lot of things going on. I’ve worked with DC. I did that Superman/Batman thing, I was in Watchmen. As a matter of fact you showed the very first picture of me as The Comedian on your show.”

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In the Flashpoint comic The Flash changed the timeline and it resulted in Bruce Wayne dying at the hands of Joe Chill rather than his parents and Thomas became the Batman while Martha become Joker…

Flash himself, Ezra Miller, had this to say on the matter: “Oh, hell yeah. I think he’s amazing and I think he would fall right into what is becoming a very, very serious ensemble of actors.

“I think that the emotional arc of the Thomas Wayne stuff in Flashpoint is one of the illest [parts]. And to see that different manifestation of Batman and his whole different style. And I love the reality that you have this universe that is so inverted from the one that we know. And this one factor remains the same, but in this flipped way. Batman is steady, but it’s going to be the result of a different side of the same tragedy with Thomas Wayne instead of Bruce, and that’s dope.”
We’d love to see Morgan as Thomas/Batman. Would you?

Cyborg’s origins:

We’ve also learned that Cyborg’s origins have slightly changed in Justice League, although it’s not too far off either of his origins in the comics where in one a monster came to STAR Labs and almost killed Victor Stone AKA Cyborg. In the other it was an exploding Father Box.

Here’s the new movie version:

Part man, part machine, Victor Stone is a former star athlete at Gotham City University. After a horrific car accident nearly cost him his life, he was saved when his father, scientist Silas Stone, used an Apokolitian Mother Box to reconstruct his body. In the process, Silas turned Victor into a human computer, organic with biomechatronic body parts. In other words, a Cyborg.

Still pretty close…

Aquaman’s journey in the movie:

And speaking of close, speaking to SFX Magazine, Jason Momoa has revealed that Justice League’s Arthur Curry isn’t the Aquaman from the comics yet: “He’s not even really Aquaman yet,” Momoa said.

“He’s not the King of the Seven Seas. We don’t really get there until my solo movie, at the end.

“It’s a gigantic arc for Arthur Curry. It may be tough for a lot of fans to watch what they’re gonna see, how I portray him. But you gotta wait until we get to the solo movie to really know. Because he’s not king yet. He doesn’t believe in himself, he doesn’t know what to do with the powers he has. He’s going through tons of loss. He hates Atlanteans. The fact that people are calling him ‘Aquaman’ right now — he couldn’t give two shits about anything Atlantean. So he’s really not quite there yet. That’s kind of tough to play. We gotta figure out the origin, where we’re going. Some people will be like, ‘This isn’t my Aquaman.’ But we’re not there yet.”

What do you think? Can you wait for James Wan’s Aquaman next year to see the rightful King of Atlantis? Yeah, we can too.

Flash not Flash yet…

It seems that the same can be said of Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen/Flash as the actor has said in a new interview“Barry’s just Barry at this point… he doesn’t have a superhero name yet.

“There’s even a scene that was cut from the movie where he’s going on and on and on trying to figure out who he should be and what he should call himself.” 

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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….