Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher Reportedly On Board For ‘Justice League: Snyder Cut’ Reshoots
Zack Snyder is reassembling the cast of “Justice League” for reshoots that will be featured in his upcoming “Snyder Cut” of the 2017 DC Comics superhero movie. Snyder, whose previous directorial efforts included “Watchmen” and “300”, was in the midst of production when a family tragedy forced him to drop out. Director Joss Whedon (“TheSnyder, whose previous directorial efforts included "Watchmen" and "300", was in the midst of production when a family tragedy forced him to drop out. Director Joss Whedon ("The Avengers") was brought in as an 11th-hour replacement to complete the movie.
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Jared Leto, who starred as The Joker in 2016's "Suicide Squad," will return to play the clown prince of crime in Zack Snyder's cut of "Justice League," according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
The so-called "Snyder Cut" of "Justice League" will be a 4-hour-long, episodic presentation on HBO MAX, created with a budget of around $70 million. And while initial reporting held that no additional filming would occur and new material would largely consist of special effects work, that clearly has changed.
"Justice League" underwent a lot of changes during its original production, most notably when Snyder abruptly exited the movie during post-production, just months ahead of its November 2017 release date. "Avengers" director Joss Whedon was subsequently hired to "finish" the film for Snyder in time for that date, but instead he ended up overseeing extensive reshoots intended to drastically change the story — again, while still gunning for its original release date.
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Gallery: ‘Hocus Pocus’ and 12 Other Old Hits That Made Big Bucks Again in Theaters in 2020 (Photos) (TheWrap)
Over the weekend, the re-release of the 1993, campy, Halloween family comedy "Hocus Pocus" was the third highest grossing movie in America from theaters that are actually open. In just two weeks, it has made a cumulative $3 million, despite it also being available for digital rental and on Disney+. In that short time, it became the highest grossing re-release of 2020, and because we're in the midst of a pandemic, it's not surprisingly just shy of the top 50 highest grossing movies of the year. It hasn't made "Tenet" money, and especially not what movies were making before theaters closed down, but it's one of several classic, fan favorite movies that have put up respectable numbers for an audience craving any sort of movies on the big screen or at drive-ins. Here are 15 of the highest grossing re-releases from 2020 (all numbers from Boxofficemojo.com)
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"Bohemian Rhapsody" - $240,000
The Queen biopic is not even two years old but audiences are still treating it like an instant classic.
"Back to the Future" - $247,000
The Robert Zemeckis classic celebrated its 35th anniversary with a re-release and a digital reunion.
"Gremlins" - $295,000
The Joe Dante classic brought in a respectable $295,000 from just 59 theaters over two weekends in July.
"Iron Man" - $430,000
While everyone really wanted to see "Black Widow" this year, Marvel fans settled for the film that started it all.
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"Inside Out" - $460,000
Pixar's "Onward" opened briefly in theaters before the pandemic hit, and "Soul" was officially moved to Disney+, so "Inside Out" wound up being the summer option for those looking for a Pixar classic.
"Beauty and the Beast" (2017) - $467,000
While it was the live-action remake that got re-released in theaters for a weekend this summer, we're sure the animated original would've done just fine too.
"Ghostbusters" - $605,000
We were supposed to get a new "Ghostbusters" film this year, but since "Afterlife" was pushed to March 2021, the original will have to do.
"Jaws" - $758,300
Steven Spielberg's first blockbuster proved again why it's the perfect summer movie.
"Jurassic Park" - $1.3 million
Steven Spielberg's original "Jurassic Park" continues to find an audience even as Universal is hard at work filming the next film in the "Jurassic World" franchise.
"Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" - $2.4 million
When "Empire" was first re-released back in July, it was the highest grossing movie of the weekend and brought in $611,000. The re-release has even earned another $613,000 internationally.
"Hocus Pocus" - $3.0 million
The Bette Midler comedy has now become inescapable for people who don't quite get the '90s nostalgia audiences have for this movie that once flopped at the box office.
The end result was a film that released on time, but both underperformed at the box office and received a critical drubbing, particularly for half-baked special effects, for instance how obvious it was that Henry Cavill shot a bunch of scenes as Superman with the mustache that he grew for another movie. Soon after, disappointed fans organized a campaign organized around the hashtag #ReleaseTheSnyderCut, intended to convince Warner Bros. to greenlight a release closer to whatever it was Snyder intended.
The effort paid off in May when Warner Bros. announced that Snyder would return to oversee a new cut for release in 2021 on HBO MAX. And while plot details remain vague, Snyder said in July that his version of the 2017 film will contain nothing from Joss Whedon's reshoots.
Reshoots are currently underway with Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Amber Heard, along with Jared Leto.
Additionally, two former producers of the theatrical cut of "Justice League," Geoff Johns and Jon Berg, who were also studio executives at the time, will not be receiving producer credits on the Snyder Cut.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.
Most important Justice League hero torn to pieces: Only one cyborg scene is from Zack Snyder .
The Justice League vision of Zack Snyder was massively changed for the theatrical version. Now cyborg star Ray Fisher has revealed how little of his original scenes ended up in the DC movie. © Warner Bros. Most important Justice League hero shredded: Only one cyborg scene comes from Zack Snyder With the upcoming Snyder cut of Justice League , DC fans finally get to see the ultimate vision of Zack Snyder .