While the saga of Justice League director Zack Snyder's so-called “Snyder Cut” continues, something that's noticeably absent from Aquaman actor Jason Momoa and others' constant praise is the controversy surrounding Henry Cavill's poorly-removed mustache in Joss Whedon's reshoots. Costly digital effects were used since the actor's ongoing work on Mission: Impossible — Fallout removed the possibility of the inexpensive use of shaving cream, hot water, and a razor. As we all know, unfortunately, these presumably advanced tactics resulted in some very bad CGI.
And thanks to Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds, no one will forget Cavill's unnaturally puffy lips anytime soon thanks to the latest ad for his gin company. “Does drinking Aviation Gin make you feel like a superhero?” he asks in an Instagram video while donning what looks like some new facial hair. “I wouldn't know.” After taking a swig of the stuff from a mug, though, an image of Reynolds' non-mustachioed upper lip appears, awkwardly hovering above his mouth to cover the offending whiskers.
Realizing the bad special effect is clinging to his face, Reynolds attempts to swat it away and falls off-camera to the sound of crashing appliances. It's a fun sight gag, to be sure, but what made it really special was the fact that it somehow caught Cavill's attention. He's not tagged in the original video, though the Internet being what it is, it was probably sent to him by friends, family, and adoring fans.
“Can't CGI the pain away,” he wrote in the comments below the video. “Make mine a double.”
The first image from Free Guy has been unveiled. Ryan Reynolds stars in the highly anticipated comedy and the image features the actor sporting a Clark Kent look. The action-comedy comes to us from Night At The Museum director and Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy and it focuses on Reynolds' titular Guy. Guy is actually a nonplayable character in a fictional video game called Free City. The game later finds itself in the hands of "evil developers" and it's up to Guy to step up and save the day.
The image doesn't really give anything away about the movie. It's pretty much just Ryan Reynolds wearing glasses. Video game movies aren't always the easiest thing to pull off on the big screen and Shawn Levy is well aware of this fact. There have been a few that have been able to make it through, but overall, it's a hard genre to tackle. With that being said, Levy and crew are going for a different approach with Free Guy. He had this to say about video game movies.
"They have proven near-impossible to get right. I myself spent two years working on Uncharted. There's something very scary about trying to do a literal transposing of an experience that audiences can already get in the game."
Free Guy is not an existing video game, so the rules are there for Shawn Levy to break as he sees fit. There's no preconceived experience since the game is completely fictional. There will be elements of other famous game franchises though. Levy says, "It's a comedy, but we will never leave the emotionality of this movie. It's big-hearted and poignant, which is equally as important to Ryan and I as the spectacle and the action." Whatever the case may be, there are a lot of people looking forward to checking the movie out.
Shawn Levy, Ryan Reynolds and Free Guy co-stars Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Joe Keery, and Jodie Comer appeared at New York Comic-Con at the beginning of October and shared the first footage with an enthusiastic crowd. The footage has yet to make its way online, but since we're seeing first images from Free Guy, it's really only a matter of time before the official trailer drops for everybody to see.
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The Free Guy footage shown at New York Comic-Con was not a trailer and was unfinished, warned Shawn Levy. Regardless, the buzz on the movie has been even higher since the footage debuted and provided free word-of-mouth advertising. Taika Waititi also stars in the highly anticipated movie, which many are calling the first time that he and Ryan Reynolds have ever worked together, including themselves. However, everybody knows that they worked together on Green Lantern, a movie that many wish would finally just go away. You can check out the first image of Reynolds from Free Guy below, thanks to the Empire Magazine Twitter account.
Shawn Levy talks getting video games right on the big screen in #FreeGuy – and see an exclusive new Ryan Reynolds pic: https://t.co/gYOXDdytLOpic.twitter.com/RYBEEAxTMZ
— Empire Magazine @empiremagazine October 30, 2019 , , ] HomeMovie NewsFree Guy First Look Has Ryan Reynolds Channeling His Inner Clark Kent
Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese tried really hard to have Ryan Reynolds play a part in Zombieland Double Tap. It just wasn't meant to be. Wernick and Reese worked with Reynolds on the first Deadpool movie and then the highly successful sequel, so they're all pretty tight. Originally, Reynolds was going to portray Luke Wilson's character, Albuquerque. "We made it a goal to do only Ryan Reynolds movies," Wernick said in a joking tone. "But this one slipped through our fingers. Luke was amazing and it worked out terrific for us."
Ryan Reynolds is an in-demand actor and had his hands full with a number of other projects and family obligations with a baby on the way. There's no doubt that he would've jumped on board Zombieland: Double Tap to work with his friends. With that being said, the man can't be everywhere at once and it was probably good for Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese to work with someone else.
A lot has changed since Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick introduced the world to Zombieland in 2009. Zombies are very much the thing to do in the entertainment industry these days. When asked if that bothered them at all, the writers revealed they weren't concerned at all with that factor when crafting Zombieland: Double Tap. Reese had this to say about the past and present of Zombies on the big and small screen.
"We think of zombies as a genre not a fad, so it doesn't scare us away. It's been around in a significant way for three or four decades so we're not worried that it's going anywhere. But In some ways, the proliferation does make it harder because you're trying to figure out ways that you can differentiate, even as a sequel and as comedy, from what's out there already and what people have seen before. For us that meant leaning into the idea of 10 years passing, and that the world is darker and more overgrown now, and that zombies have evolved and there's different types of zombies."
While they weren't concerned with Zombies being a bit of a fad currently, that doesn't mean that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick didn't think about it while making Zombieland: Double Tap. Since Zombies are pretty much everywhere compared to when they did the first installment, it forced the writing duo to think about a new focus. And that focus all had to do with the human element. Reese explains.
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"When you're in a genre, you keep staring at everyone around you and try to find the thing that will set you apart. So we have those moments but what we found is that the thing that sets Zombieland apart is the people. It's the people, and the characters. It's the hang-out factor. Do I want to hang out with these four people for an hour-and-a-half? We really focused on that and getting it right and making the zombies a little more incidental. They're the gravy this time around."
As for making more movies, Emma Stone has already joked about doing another one in ten years. Rhett Reese reveals, "Woody says he wants to make 10 more of these." Woody Harrelson has said that he loves the Zombieland franchise publicly more than once and one can tell he's having a lot of fun while watching the movie. "He has said more than once that he had more fun making the first film than he has on any other set in his career," says Reese. Maybe Ryan Reynolds will show up in part 3. The interview with Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick was originally conducted by Deadline.
Having popped up in plenty of other DC shows on The CW, Tyler Hoechlin‘s Superman and Elizabeth Tulloch‘s Lois Lane are about to get their own series. The CW is currently developing a new show called Superman and Lois, which will show how the ace reporter and the Man of Steel deal with being modern parents, which is certainly a new angle for a Superman show.
Will we be getting a new Superman movie anytime soon? That seems unlikely – because there’s a new Superman TV show in the works instead. Superman and Lois is being developed as a standalone pilot for stars Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch, written by Todd Helbin. The show “revolves around the world’s most famous Super Hero and comic books’ most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.”
Superman and Lois Lane have had children in the comics, and Superman Returns found the Man of Steel discovering he fathered a child who also has superpowers with Lois before he left the planet to do some stuff in space. And now the couple will have a kid on TV as well. We’re very far removed from the Superman of Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman at this point, folks.
Hoechlin has been playing Superman in The CW’s “Arrowverse” since 2016, and Tulloch’s Lois Lane was introduced in that same universe last year. The Arrowverse includes Arrow, which is in the midst of airing its final season, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and the recently launched Batwoman. The CW is also developing a female-driven spin-off series starring Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy Rodger, and Juliana Harkavy.
While the Superman and Lois as parents angle is new for a TV show, this won’t be the first series to focus on the couple’s relationship. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman covered similar ground, running for four seasons between 1993 and 1997. Perhaps every generation gets the Lois & Clark it deserves.
Superman and Lois isn’t the only live-action Superman show in the works. There’s also Metropolis, a DC Universe prequel series that will feature Lois Lane and Lex Luthor “as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets.”
The CW's DC universe is eying another major expansion with Superman & Lois, a present-day drama based on the DC characters, starring Supergirl's Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch as the iconic couple. The hourlong project, now in development, hails from The Flash executive producer Todd Helbing, DC Universe architect Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros. TV, where Helbing and Berlanti are under deals.
Written by Helbing, based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman & Lois revolves around the world's most famous Super Hero and comic books' most famous journalist as they deal with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today's society.
Former Flash showrunner Helbing executive produces with Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Geoff Johns via Berlanti Productions.
With several DC series reaching maturity and the show that launched the CW universe, Arrow, in its final season, the network is stepping up its DC development efforts with two high-profile projects. Superman & Lois joins an Arrow spinoff headlined by the show's Katherine McNamara, Katie Cassidy and Juliana Harkavy reprising theirroles. It is set up as a backdoor pilot that will air as episode from the current eighth and final season of Arrow.
Superman & Lois is being developed as a standalone pilot and will not be introduced as a planted spinoff on one of the existing DC series on the CW. It marks a new stage in the DC franchise evolution on the CW as it features one of the most iconic DC characters, Superman.
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Hoechlin has been portraying Clark Kent/Superman on the CW's Arrowverse series since 2016, primarily on Supergirl. Tulloch was cast as Lois Lane last year when she appeared alongside Hoechlin'sMan of Steel in the 2018 Arrowverse crossover . She has since appeared as Lois Lane on Supergirl, The Flash and Batwoman. Both Hoechlin and Tulloch are set to reprise their roles in the upcoming big Arrowverse crossover event.
Tulloch previously starred as the female lead for six seasons on NBC's Grimm. Her recent feature credits include Chronic, opposite Tim Roth, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
WBTV had previously been working on a Superman prequel series, Metropolis, for DC Universe. The live-action series, from Gotham executive producers John Stephens and Danny Cannon, centers around Lois Lane and supervillain Lex Luthor.
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Stephen Amell posted a video saying that he’s already done shooting his parts for Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Comic book writer Tom King explained why the Batman/Catwoman series set January release was delayed.
Warriors of the Sky are getting in on the action in Marvel’s Future Fight mobile game. Meet them all here.
Cloak & Dagger showrunner Joe Pokaski reacted to the recently announced cancellation of the Freeform series.
Here are some closeups of designs for the damaged Stark Suit. This wasn’t used in the movie, but it was incredibly fun to do. I designed the inside of the suit for Homecoming and was able to show a bit of that here. #spiderman #spidermanfarfromhome @tomholland2013
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Ryan Meinerding shared some unusedd concept art of what a battle damaged Spider-Man suit might look like.
Batwoman has officially been given a full season order with The CW picking up nine more episodes of the show.
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