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Josh Brolin is Happy to Not Have Played Batman in The DCEU

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Back when Batman V Superman was announced, Josh Brolin was one of the people considered for the role of Batman. He would’ve pulled it off. For one thing, he had the intensity for the role. However, Ben Affleck gave audiences a Batman that is very close to the comics and what fans imagined him to be. The only thing is that he gave them a good Batman in a rather lacking film. If this Batman appeared in the Nolan films, then that would’ve worked every bit as good, even though Christian Bale brought forth a much better Batman than what audiences got back in 1997.

Josh Brolin is involved in the comic book world, though. He is currently playing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Cable in Deadpool 2. Josh Brolin is turning out to be one of the busiest actors this year next to Dwayne Johnson who has starred in Jumanji, Rampage, and the upcoming Skyscraper. Josh Brolin is also going to appear in Sicario 2. Therefore, he has kept himself busy in the film industry as well.

For Batman, there is a question as to whether or not Ben Affleck is going to continue on as the caped crusader. One thing that has happened is that all of the films have taken on a campy form because of the desires of the DCEU to be the next Marvel. The only thing is that this resulted in stories that have not been thought out. Also certain events that should have been saved for much later movies ended up happening early in the franchise which has dulled the impact that the scenes should’ve had. Fortunately, Josh Brolin is finding success in the Marvel area.

Deadpool and The X-Force Takes on The Avengers

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Even though it is almost a given that Avengers: Infinity War is going to be a success, there is another franchise that is looking to take on the big group. This contender is Deadpool. He has his own group of people that he is forming. They are called the X-Force. Like one character in one of the Deadpool 2 trailers have pointed out, the name is a little derivative, but there are comics that are based on this particular group. Dealpool 2 has recently released a final trailer which has issued a challenge to the dead DCEU and the MCU.

One thing that Deadpool is known for is breaking the fourth wall, and this is not going to change in the upcoming movie. In the previous movie, Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool has made some sly references to another character that Ryan Reynolds has played. When referring to the suit, he has stated that he does not want the suit to be “animated” referring to The Green Lantern, which was released in 2011 as WB’s attempt to put together a DCEU. They have finally successfully started the universe with the slightly above mediocre, Man of Steel.

Deadpool is set to release a few weeks after Avengers: Infinity War. The only issue is that Infinity War is expected to run at least as strong as Black Panther. Therefore, it is going to be faced with stiff competition. Of course Deadpool is going to hold its own, but given that Avengers is rated so that people of all ages would be admitted to theaters to see it, Deadpool will likely fall just a little bit below Avengers, but it is still likely to be a success.

How Complete Was “the Snyder Cut?”

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onths after Justice League hit theaters and as the Blu-Ray release approaches in March, the DC Extended Universe fandom is still obsessed with the idea of a “Snyder Cut.” But how much of this coveted film actually exists?

Zack Snyder is credited as the director of Justice League, but left partway through due to the sudden death of his daughter; his colleague Joss Whedon then came on to do reshoots. These turned out to be quite extensive, and the two directors’ styles clashed quite a bit. Many fans believe that a cut of only Snyder’s work would be more coherent, but many involved have claimed that, since Snyder originally intended to do reshoots himself, a full version with his vision cannot be made.

Some have contested this, however. One piece of evidence is a February 2017 comment by Snyder that he was working with digital colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld; this implies that his cut of the film was basically locked. This is also implied by certain scenes which did not end up in the film but were leaked online, with a significant amount of VFX done and notes that it needed approval for the final cut.

Some suspect that Snyder was purposefully trying to finish early, due to the fact that his cut is far longer than could have reasonably been shown in theaters; his films have a history of polarizing theatrical releases that are made into slightly less polarizing DVD releases, including with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So if it does exist, will Warner Bros. release it? With so much attention there seems little reason not to; even if it turns out to be bad, many fans will want to buy it. For now we will have to wait and see.

The Possibility of Tim Burton’s Batman Being Canon To Justice League and Current DCEU

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As of right now, there have been probably at least as many interpretations of Batman on the big screen as there have been in comic books. However, there is something interesting that is happening with Batman. There is discussion as to whether or not the Tim Burton Batman movies are connected to the DCEU. There are a few ideas that are being pushed forth in support of the theory. One idea is the Joker. Even though the Joker died in Tim Burton’s Batman (even though some say that in Batman Returns there is a newspaper headline that says that the Joker’s body disappears), there is the idea of there being more than one Joker.

Perhaps one thing that has sparked the idea that there is a connection between Tim Burton’s universe and the DCEU is Danny Elfman’s use of the Batman Theme from Tim Burton’s Batman movies. However, there has been a lot of effort to establish that this Batman is in a universe that is separate from the other Batman universe. As a matter of fact, Hans Zimmer, who was involved in Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy has taken the time to think about a new theme for Batman that is nothing like the themes that were used in Nolan’s movie. Danny Elfman has decided to use the old Batman theme.

One reason that Danny Elfman has used is that just because it is a new Batman does not mean that the theme has to change. Elfman has also said that the need to use a new theme for a rebooted version of a franchise is egotistical. Interestingly enough, the themes that Danny Elfman used have not been well received. Many people are petitioning for a Zack Snyder edition of the film with Junkie XL’s score.