The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema – including the announced Rated R cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the first behind the scenes photo from Justice League, a Captain America: Civil War role revealed and much, much more…
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Tonight is the 88th Academy Awards – or ‘Oscar’ to its mates. Hopefully Leonardo DiCaprio wins something after damn near killing himself making The Revenant. As College Humour pointed out, his next logical move is a snuff film.“Here’s to killing people on film!”
Coincidentally, Flickering Myth also nearly killed itself this week – though not through fighting a bear (we do that regularly enough for it not to be a problem anymore), but by calculating the average IMDb rating of each year’s Best Picture Nominees to finally settle the argument: what was the best ever year for the Oscars.
2013’s Best Director Ben Affleck now finds himself promoting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s impending release (we’re only a month away!). It was revealed this week that Affleck rewrote the script whilst wearing his Batman costume. Now that’s method writing.
The film is currently tracking a $100-140million opening weekend. Take that with a salty chimichanga, though, as Deadpool was estimated at $55million, and went on to a record breaking $132 million. Read Neil Calloway’s argument why that shouldn’t have been a surprise.Here’s a picture of Deadpool looking surprised to illustrate the above point about surprise.
Off the back of that, 20th Century Fox has set release dates for As-Yet-Untitled Superhero Movies on October 6th 2017 and January 12th 2018. If you haven’t read the comics, I can assure you, As-Yet-Untitled Superhero is one of the medium’s best characters, right up their with TBC.But BatNippleMan is still the best superhero.
Seemingly with Deadpool’s adult tone in mind, Warner Bros. announced a special Rated R Ultimate Cut of Batman v Superman for its eventual home entertainment release. It’ll have more violence in. You’d think with the 151 minute running time, they would’ve managed to cram everything in. Although this is the same Zack Snyder who ended up releasing an 8 day, 6 hour long version of Watchmen.4 days of it was just Gerard Butler sounding hoarse.
Head to the next page for the first behind-the-scenes image from Justice League, a Captain America: Civil War role revealed, potential deleted scenes for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more…