With all of the production issues Justice League clearly had, many fans have wondered why Warner Bros. didn’t just delay the movie and wait until it was right. Well according to a new report from The Wrap – so do take this with a pinch of salt – Warner Bros. executives needed to get the film out in order to get their bonuses for the year. WB president Toby Emmerich and CEO Kevin Tsujihara “wanted to preserve their bonuses they would be paid before the merger [with AT&T],” and were concerned that “if they pushed the movie, then their bonuses would have been pushed to the following year and they might not still be at the studio.” Hmm. Read more here.
Someone missing from Justice League was Iris West, played by Kiersey Clemons, who was set to reprise that role in Flashpoint. While she is missing from the movie, a clip of her in the role leaked online last month, and according to a VFX artist who worked on the film that leak saved her job. “We were replacing Clemons with a digital woman in the shot – Clemons was brought on because of [former Flashpoint director Rick] Famuyiwa, when he bailed, it meant WB could recast her,” said the unnamed source on Reddit. “That’s around the time the shot was cut. Now it’s been leaked online with her in it, they’ll probably stop all the work being done on it to replace her to stop fan backlash.” Hmm. Read more here.
Kevin Smith has been known to cry a lot while watching movies and TV shows based on superheroes, and the Clerks director revealed on Twitter that the Avengers: Infinity War trailer left him bawling with joy. Check that tweet out here.
Sony’s long-gestating adaptation of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe may finally be moving forward, with The Wrap reporting that David S. Goyer is in talks to helm the movie. Read more here.
The Flickering Myth staff shared their thoughts on the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, and you can read those here.