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Official Response to Henry Cavill Leaving the DCEU

After The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Henry Cavill will not be returning to the role of Superman, fans have been speculating about the future of the role and the DCEU, not to mention future roles that Cavill might take on. But it's possible this report may be more rumour than news. Since the story went viral we have had responses from both Warner Bros. and Cavill's representatives. First Dany Garcia, took to Twitter: Be peaceful, the cape is still in his closet. @wbpictures has been and continues to be our partners as they evolve the DC Universe. Anticipate a WB statement later today.  Not exactly definitive, yes the cape is still in his closet but that doesn't mean he will ever wear it again. And even if he does, it could be years before we see a follow up to 2013's Man of Steel. That's if we ever do with Warner Bros. shaking things up with the DCEU...sorry, Worlds of DC. But as promised, Warner Bros. did release a statement regarding the situati

Henry Cavill is No Longer Superman

According to The Hollywood Reporter Henry Cavill will no longer be playing the role of Superman. It is being said that contract talks - including a Shazam cameo - have broken down due to scheduling conflicts. With Warner Bros. looking to change things up with their comic book movie franchise, the DCEU or DC Extended Universe was recently rebranded as "Worlds of DC". Focus on the Kryptonian front is said to be shifting to a Supergirl origin story, said to feature a teenage version of the heroine. Which would rule Cavill out because - according to DC lore - that would make Superman a toddler.  Regardless of what you call it, in recent years DC has definitely played second fiddle to Marvel, when it comes to movies anyway. Thanks to The Dark Knight, DC held the top spot for quite a while. But with the MCU getting stronger and more popular by the day and the closing of the Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy with the disappointing The Dark Knight Rises, they quickly fell beh

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Average Guy Movie Review

After three years of waiting, it has finally arrived. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, possibly one of the most talked about, debated movies of recent years. But was it worth the wait? So far the critics have not been positive about this movie, in fact as I write this the rating on Rotten Tomatoes stands at 28%. However, the audience score is currently 72%, quite a difference of opinion! As the title of this post might suggest I'm not a movie critic, I'm just an average guy who loves movies, and yes I loved this movie. There's only one small part I didn't like, I'm not going to reveal it because I'm not in the habit of spoiling movies. I think it might be explained in the upcoming Justice League movies but right now, without context it's weird. I've heard Batman v Superman is too long, there's too much going on, too many characters, you need to see it twice. Dan Murrell of Screen Junkies described it as five movies in one: a sequel to

Is the DC Extended Universe in trouble? Probably not!

2016 is a big year for DC and Warner Brothers, it's the year where they begin to roll out what's being called the "DC Extended Universe", DC's answer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU. But is there a problem with Batman v Superman? It's been three years since Man of Steel hit cinemas, compared to Marvel who get movies out every year and plan to every year up to 2019 this is slow. Granted where Marvel made several origin stories first and then brought the Avengers together DC are using   Batman v Superman to unite the Justice League and open up the DCEU. Now, everything I've seen so far suggests that Batman v Superman is going to be a great movie, hopefully the first of many. However, since its announcement there have been a few issues. First there was the negative reaction to Ben Affleck being cast as Batman, something I covered in a previous post. The second trailer didn't go down well with fans either, many believed it gave away too muc

Ben Affleck as Batman?

These are words I never expected to hear, especially after seeing both the Theatrical and Director's cut of Daredevil. But to be fair that was 2003! In 13 years Affleck has gone from being disliked to well respected and if you look at his work it's easy to see why!   Images courtesy of Google Images Argo, Gone Girl, Gone Baby Gone, The Town. Three films he starred in, three films he directed, two of which he did both and they are all brilliant. We're not talking one dimmensional Michael Bay films either! All of these films have excellent stories and interesting characters. If he can deliver great performances as both an actor and director why did we have such a negative initial reaction to his casting as the Dark Knight? Now I know what you're thinking! None of the movies I've mentioned involve superheroes and when Affleck did play a superhero it was so bad the character wasn't seen on screen for 12 years. But lets be fair, Daredevil was