It’s hard to argue that Jeremy Irons was one of the best parts of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with him spending most of his time with another strong part of the film, Ben Affleck – who also co-wrote the script with fellow Argo writer Chris Terrio. With everything else pretty much a mess, it was hard to see the cast have to answer questions about the flaws and criticisms, especially Affleck who didn’t look all too pleased. But now that we are passed all of that and Justice League: Part One is starting to shoot, it is interesting to hear what the cast really has to say about the film.
Now Irons is opening up about how Batman v Superman deserves all the criticism it got after its release, but he remains optimistic about Justice League: Part One. More on the story below.
No matter how you look at it, Warner Bros.’ recent decisions have been a result of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s disappointing performance at the box office and less than warm critical reception. The studio will be releasing fewer films and focus on their blockbuster tentpoles. Creative differences forced Seth Grahame-Smith to leave The Flash, while reports said James Wan was “feeling tremendous amounts of trepidation” about directing Aquaman. Wan sent out a comforting tweet reassuring fans he was still on board the project.
Despite the rumors that if BvS didnt’ meet certain box office expectations, WB would have moved forward with other DCEU solo features, the studio marches on with the production of Justice League, and going as far as naming Ben Affleck as an executive producer. He continues “to be supportive of Snyder” and that he’ll work with Snyder and screenwriter Chris Terrio “to make the film the best it can be.”
But it appears as though the changes are not over, as WB is now going to mirror their competitors by creating a brain trust to oversee the DC Extended Universe. More on the story below.
It seems that Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice couldn’t get any longer than the theatrical cut. The film runs at two and a half hours, which is pretty long. A common criticism is that the film had pacing and editing problems with one too many plotholes. If anything, extending BvS would only add to those problems. So when it was announced that there was going to be a 3-hour Blu-ray Ultimate Edition, there was a chance that it could have solved some of those issues. Though that remains to be seen.
Now it appears that there is a much longer cut that no one has seen yet. A near four-hour version of the film that only BvS editor David Brenner knows about until now. Check out what he had to say here below.
It’s not easy to defend Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The vast majority of critics have panned the film and its box office numbers continue to drop at an alarming rate. Despite the fallout, Warner Bros. remains optimistic that the DC Extended Universe will be just as successful as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We know that we will get a three-hour rated-R Ultimate Edition Blu-ray in the very near future, and saw a small snippet of what was cut when a deleted scene was released by the studio.
However, it looks like we won’t have to wait very long to see that cut as there are reports that say the Ultimate Edition cut could appear in theaters as early as this summer. More on the story below.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of the most divisive comic book films of the past decade. Traditionalists believe that director Zack Snyder has no understanding of Superman, while apologists have no trouble working overtime explaining that the new direction is great for the character. Most would agree that Ben Affleck was a fine Batman, but a lot of the issues are centered on the Man of Steel himself. The film has also been criticized for being overly dark and mopey.
Now it is being revealed that Snyder had actually cut out one scene from the film for being too dark. As if that could actually happen. But when you hear what scene he cut out, you may or may not agree with the decision. Check out what he had to say here below.