Jared Leto’s Joker is again in new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Pleased Valentine’s Day, DCEU followers: HBO Max dropped a brand new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Disillusioned DC Prolonged Universe followers had been clamoring for a “Snyder minimize” quickly after the discharge of 2017’s Justice League, and Warner Bros. finally obliged them, asserting it might launch the total director’s minimize on HBO Max. For Valentine’s Day, the studio dropped a full two-minute-plus trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League to additional reward the fandom’s endurance. Depend me among the many skeptics on the query of whether or not we actually wanted a “Snyder minimize,” however I have to admit, primarily based on the total trailer, Snyder’s model does appear markedly completely different from the theatrical launch. Amongst different adjustments, the trailer features a temporary glimpse of Jared Leto’s Joker, who did not seem in any respect within the unique.

As we have reported beforehand, the unique Justice League was the third movie in a trilogy that included Man of Metal (2013) and Batman v. Superman: Daybreak of Justice (2016). It introduced collectively Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman with Marvel Lady (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). They’re on a mission to avoid wasting the world from arch-villain Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), a “New God” searching for three “Mom Bins” that can allow him to terraform the Earth into one thing extra hospitable to him and his military of Parademons.

Snyder accomplished all of the principal images and was nicely into post-production, however he stepped down as director in Might 2017 following the tragic suicide of his daughter, and the studio turned to Joss Whedon (The Avengers) to finish the movie. Whedon rewrote the script, including some 80 pages, and did intensive reshoots, bringing extra humor and a brighter tone into the combination. He additionally minimize greater than 90 minutes of Snyder’s unique footage to accommodate the studio’s requested 120-minute runtime, though Whedon’s model retained the fundamental story define. The outcome was what some critics referred to as a “Frankenstein” movie, struggling to include the very completely different visions of two administrators. Evaluations had been blended, and whereas Justice League wound up grossing $657 million, the purported break-even level was round $750 million.

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AT&T eats a $15.5 billion impairment cost as DirecTV debacle continues

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Enlarge / A person walks with an umbrella outdoors of AT&T company headquarters on March 13, 2020, in Dallas, Texas. (credit score: Getty Pictures | Ronald Martinez)

AT&T misplaced 617,000 clients from DirecTV and its different TV companies within the ultimate quarter of 2020, capping a yr wherein it misplaced almost three million clients within the class, AT&T reported right this moment.

AT&T right this moment additionally knowledgeable the Securities and Change Fee that it has taken “noncash impairment fees of $15.5 billion” associated to its ongoing DirecTV debacle. AT&T mentioned the $15.5 billion fees replicate “adjustments in our administration technique and our analysis of the home video enterprise… together with our choice to function our video enterprise individually from our broadband and legacy telephony operations.” This operational choice “required us to establish a separate Video reporting unit and to evaluate each the recoverability of its long-lived belongings and any assigned goodwill for impairment,” AT&T mentioned.

AT&T mentioned it additionally logged “fees of roughly $780 million from the impairment of manufacturing and different content material stock at WarnerMedia, with $520 million ensuing from the continued shutdown of theaters in the course of the pandemic and the hybrid distribution mannequin for our 2021 movie slate.”

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HBO Max patches its Roku gap six months after launch

The Roku logo has been photoshopped into a screenshot from Wonder Woman in which the titular character is using her whip against henchmen.

Enlarge / Whip it good, HBO Max. (credit score: Aurich Lawson / HBO Max)

As 2020 attracts to a detailed, HBO Max’s 2020 stumble into the streaming-video fray has begun smoothing out, and the subscription service will quickly seal its greatest North American hole: a spot on the Roku market.

Beginning tomorrow, December 17, North American Roku house owners will lastly have the ability to obtain and entry the HBO Max app, as confirmed by a joint assertion by Roku and WarnerMedia, the leisure conglomerate that is wholly owned by AT&T. The official assertion did not point out what beforehand prevented house owners of Roku set-top packing containers and good TVs from accessing the $14.99/mo subscription service, although it did acknowledge a brand new “settlement” between the businesses—which was probably a monetary one.

And that settlement was probably important, owing to the whopping 100 million-plus customers at present hooked into the Roku ecosystem. It follows a November transfer by WarnerMedia to get HBO Max onto Amazon Fireplace streaming-video gadgets. That is not all—PlayStation 5 customers can add HBO Max to that console’s “media” tab beginning at this time, as properly.

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Surprise Girl 1984 will attain theaters, HBO Max the identical day: December 25

Wonder Woman 1984, now coming to HBO Max the same day it hits theaters.

Enlarge / Surprise Girl 1984, now coming to HBO Max the identical day it hits theaters. (credit score: Warner Bros. Photos)

After weeks of rumors, a leaked trailer has let the golden lasso out of the bag: Warner Bros. Photos’ oft-delayed movie Surprise Girl 1984 has lastly conceded to the pandemic with a large digital launch plan.

The movie’s December 25 launch date had been beforehand introduced after being bumped out of June, then as soon as once more out of October. That Christmas launch date stays mounted for theaters all over the world—together with these in the US that stay open within the face of rising COVID-19 contraction charges. The information at this time is that HBO Max, which at the moment operates completely in North America, will moreover serve the movie on the identical day—with out charging current subscribers any further charge on high of its $14.99/mo price.

This plan differs from Disney’s September launch of its live-action Mulan remake, which was restricted to theaters in international locations with out the paid Disney+ subscription service. In territories with Disney+, however, subscribers might pay a one-time charge of $30 to entry the movie for limitless viewing, or wait till December four to entry the movie as a part of the usual Disney+ $7.99/mo service.

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Zack Snyder drops B&W up to date model of trailer for Justice League miniseries

There’s not a lot new footage on this black-and-white model of the trailer for ZackSnyder’s Justice League, however at the least the music rights points have been resolved.

Followers eagerly awaiting the debut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max subsequent yr have been thrilled to listen to {that a} new trailer was coming right now to mark the third anniversary of the theatrical minimize’s launch. They’re in all probability feeling a teensy bit cheated proper now, since what dropped was really an up to date black-and-white model of the teaser trailer from the digital DC FanDome occasion in August—though the eagle-eyed viewer will spot a number of seconds of recent footage. However at the least Snyder additionally supplied a digital breakdown of mentioned trailer throughout a livestreaming occasion on Vero.

The August trailer had been faraway from YouTube earlier this month due to contested music rights points—the trailer was set to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Now these points have been resolved, and Snyder marked the event with this newest black-and-white providing, Cohen soundtrack intact. (You possibly can watch the full-color model right here.)

Apparently, Snyder’s ultimate imaginative and prescient for Justice League can be a black-and-white IMAX model. “That, to me, is probably the most fan-centric, most pure, most Justice League expertise, as a result of that’s how I lived with the film for 2 years, in black-and-white,” he informed The Movie Junkee in a current interview.

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James Corden is a snarky AI which may take out humanity in Superintelligence

An omnipotent AI (James Corden) chooses to review essentially the most common particular person on Earth, Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy), to find out if people are price saving in Superintelligence.

Let’s face it: that is going to a dismal vacation season for movie lovers, with most film theaters shuttered for the foreseeable future and only one main launch—Surprise Girl 1984—left standing after studios shifted all their blockbusters to subsequent 12 months. And even Surprise Girl 1984 is more likely to find yourself getting bumped to subsequent 12 months from its presently deliberate Christmas Day launch date until we will get this raging pandemic in verify rapidly.

On the brilliant facet, streaming platforms and VOD are doing their greatest to fill within the hole, and the dearth of main new releases is giving loads of smaller indie movies a greater probability to seek out an viewers. Plus, HBO Max simply dropped the official trailer for Superintelligence, an motion comedy starring Melissa McCarthy—and directed by her husband, Ben Falcone—that can drop Thanksgiving Weekend.

However the determination to skip the same old broad theatrical launch in favor of the streaming platform was made final 12 months—earlier than the pandemic hit. That makes this movie an intriguing potential harbinger of what the media ecosystem for movies may seem like sooner or later, particularly for midbudget movies. It was a giant marquee acquisition for the fledgling HBO Max, which formally launched in Could.

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BBC drops new trailer and featurette for the upcoming His Darkish Supplies S2

Dafne Eager, Amir Wilson, Ruth Wilson, and Lin-Manuel Miranda reprise their roles for the second season of the BBC/HBO adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy His Darkish Supplies.

His Darkish Supplies, the BBC/HBO adaptation of Philip Pullman’s basic fantasy trilogy, obtained combined evaluations for its first season, though it nonetheless warranted an honorable point out in our 2019 year-end TV roundup. The second season debuts subsequent month. HBO dropped the primary S2 trailer in July in the course of the digital San Diego Comedian-Con@House and a second longer one in August. Now BBC has launched yet one more trailer that features a quick featurette, with forged interviews and a few cool glimpses behind the scenes.

(Spoilers for S1 and the Philip Pullman books beneath.)

As we have written beforehand, the three books in Pullman’s collection are The Golden Compass (revealed as Northern Lights within the UK), The Delicate Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. They comply with the adventures of a 12-year-old woman named Lyra, who lives in a fictional model of Oxford, England, circa the Victorian period. Everybody has a companion daemon within the type of an animal—a part of their spirit that resides outdoors the physique—and Lyra’s is known as Pantalaimon. Lyra uncovers a sinister plot that sends her on a journey to seek out her father in hopes of foiling mentioned plot. That journey takes her to totally different dimensions (the fictional world is a multiverse) and finally to her personal coming of age.

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AT&T loses one other 600,000 TV prospects because it seeks purchaser for DirecTV

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Enlarge / AT&T’s emblem and share worth displayed on a monitor on the New York Inventory Trade on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (credit score: Getty Pictures | Bloomberg)

AT&T misplaced 627,000 TV prospects in Q3 2020, an enchancment over earlier quarters as the corporate continues its try to promote its failing DirecTV division.

In earnings outcomes reported immediately, AT&T mentioned it misplaced 590,000 “Premium TV” prospects, a class that features DirecTV satellite tv for pc, U-verse wireline TV, and the net service generally known as AT&T TV. AT&T additionally misplaced 37,000 prospects from AT&T TV Now, the streaming service previously generally known as DirecTV Now.

The Premium TV lack of 590,000 prospects in Q3 is the very best outcome since AT&T misplaced 544,000 subscribers in Q1 2019. AT&T’s Premium TV losses ranged from 778,000 to 1.16 million prospects per quarter from Q2 2019 via Q2 2020. AT&T presently has 17.1 million Premium TV prospects, down from over 25 million in early 2017.

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Evaluation: Raised by Wolves squanders early promise with clumsy, weird finale

Amanda Collin stars as Mother in <em>Raised by Wolves</em>: a deadly Android reprogrammed to raise human children on the virgin planet Kepler-22b to establish an atheist civilization.

Enlarge / Amanda Collin stars as Mom in Raised by Wolves: a lethal Android reprogrammed to boost human youngsters on the virgin planet Kepler-22b to determine an atheist civilization. (credit score: HBO Max)

A pair of androids wrestle to boost human youngsters on a hostile planet in Raised by Wolves, the brand new sci-fi collection that simply concluded its first season on HBO Max. On this period of bankable franchises, reboots, and variations, it was refreshing to see one thing so unique and visionary hit the small display screen, and we had excessive hopes for the collection.

That hope was sadly misplaced. Granted, in its earlier episodes, Raised by Wolves is moody, atmospheric, unusually disquieting, and thought-provoking, with attractive cinematography. So it is particularly maddening that the present squanders all that appreciable promise with a clunky, incoherent finale that includes a hackneyed, ham-fisted, completely pointless twist that left us critically questioning whether or not we even wish to tune in for a second season.

(Spoilers under, however all main reveals concerning the finale—as a result of WTAF?—are under the gallery and we’ll give a heads up once we get there.)

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HBO Max drops first trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Followers who’ve been clamoring to see Zack Snyder’s director’s reduce of the disappointing 2017 movie, Justice League, will lastly get their want, as HBO Max launched a two-minute trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League in the course of the digital DC Fandome occasion. The trailer truly leaked on-line earlier than the panel, however was shortly pulled till the official launch.

(Some spoilers for the 2017 Justice League beneath.)

The unique Justice League was the third movie in a trilogy that included Man of Metal (2013) and Batman v. Superman: Daybreak of Justice (2016). It introduced collectively Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman with Surprise Girl (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). They’re on a mission to save lots of the world from arch-villain Steppenwolf, a New God in the hunt for three “Mom Bins” that can allow him to terraform the Earth into one thing extra hospitable to him and his military of Parademons.

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