Justice League: What’s at Stake

Justice League: What’s at Stake

For us? 

Nothing.  

In the best of Generation-X tradition, we get to sit back and watch the world burn.  But there are some things at stake here.

The Snyder Cut comes out tomorrow and it’s no secret that the current Warner Brothers leadership wants it to fail.  They are pissed at their bosses at AT&T. Efforts to sabotage the Snyder Cut are more obvious than Kathleen Kennedy’s attempts to kneecap The Mandalorian. The Snyder Cut is already out on high seas, and that data is very controlled.  It’s a perfect copy and it does not have a reviewer-copy water mark.  It’s a high-level leak, only a few people would have had access to that data.  There have been hostile stories in the Hollywood Reporter and Deadline. And Hamada sat down for what was obviously a commissioned interview in which he indicated that the Justice League’s official Batman wasn’t Ben Affleck but Michael Keaton. (?!?!)

The guys that okayed Snyder’s films were executed after the failure of Batman V Superman.  Justice League was already in production, but the new team wanted to be rid of Zach Snyder.  When his daughter committed suicide, he was compassionately shitcanned and Joss Whedon was brought in to finish his movie as cheaply as possible.

Hamada and company had nothing to do with the first Wonder Woman or Aquaman.  They did green-light Shazam and The Joker.  However, they also greenlit Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman 1984.  Those are both more recent and more spectacular failures.

A successful Snyder Cut will mean their judgement was…flawed.  

More interestingly, it will also reflect the entire studio project development system.  When a project is greenlit and goes into development there may come a point where everyone involved knows they are going down the wrong road.  They will either kill the project or change things drastically.

But they NEVER go back to the original concept.

No one has ever done this before.  

And it took the outsiders at AT&T to make it happen.  People who are invested in a bad system are still invested in it and will defend it just because that is the way it’s always been done.

Hamada and company have the simpler problem of knowing they will be fired if this blows the doors off.

I’ll try to have a review of the Snyder Cut up by close of business tomorrow. 

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  • furor kek tonicus Reply

    i understand why Keaton is picking up the cape again, Warner is going to throw a bunch of moola at him. they’ll probably include free hair plugs in the deal.
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    the question is, who in the hell at Warner thinks a 70 year old man should be an action hero?
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    for instance, the preview trailer for Bob Odenkirk’s new movie ( Nobody ) is painful to watch due to how slow and ineffectual Bob’s punches look … and he’s only 58. barely a Boomer, almost an official GenXer. who thinks Keaton is going to give a significantly better performance in a movie that probably won’t be released for at least a couple of more years? it might not even get filmed in the next calendar year.
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    oh well, i guess questions like these are why i don’t make millions of dollars in Hollywood …

    March 18, 2021 at 1:34 am
    • Corey Ashcraft Reply

      I think the Keaton Batman is going to be based in part on his performance as the Vulture in the first Tom Holland film. Excellent performance, but most of the fights were done by CGI and stunt doubles using a Keaton’s voice as needed. That is a lot harder to achieve with Batman where CGI never looks right.

      I think the use of Keaton is brilliant, but only if they take the “Batman Beyond” approach and have him play an aged Batman who is a retired mentor. If they try to do Keaton as an action hero, it will just look ridiculous and fail hard.

      March 18, 2021 at 12:26 pm
  • Dane Reply

    If you haven´t watched Snyder Walz into the Geeks&Gamers charity stream and proclaim them a hate group after they 1. Lobbied for the Snyder cut since the start & 2. collected 70k for a suicide charity.

    Hysterical to watch, Coomers that worship ip´s as adults deserve it, not watching and enjoying but literal worship should get sanctioned.

    March 18, 2021 at 6:57 pm

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