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  1. 2 hours ago, Angelic said:

    Well I grew up with hearing my family use ALL kinds of slurs, insults, and the like for anyone that even closely resembled a LGBT person. My aunt, mother, and her friends would joke around, my brother was THE biggest homophobe, even my cousin who is literally my other half (we’re 5 months apart and inseparable) would make slurs. Even myself, I would always get the “why do you walk like that”, grown ass teachers would legitimately mimic my walk and talk shit about me in front of my face with each other (this was on kindergarten btw), my father used to always make comments like “you’re too sexy for me/you walk to sexy for me”. As obsessed with video games as I am, I always got the “why do you only pick girls?”, my brother sometimes wouldn’t start the game in Mario Party until I picked someone other than Peach. Then you know, the kids in school and all the bs. 

    The gag is though, throughout all of that, I legitimately didn’t think I was gay. That wasn’t even a thought to me, my first kiss was with a girl I liked in Day Care, I had the hugest mutual crush with this girl in 1st and 2nd grade, and I fell hard over my bff from 4th grade but didn’t tell her until 7th. I never felt the need to disguise the way I acted or talked/walked because I didn’t think anything of it. If anything, I thought I was just a weirdo because people loved making fun of me, but I was always a loner anyway. From kindergarten to the 5th grade, I would stay in the lunchroom by myself, the only person in the big ass lunch room every time it was recess time. I would even sometimes walk around the school and talk to myself even though I had friends and people that liked me, I just always preferred my own company. My mother LOVES telling the story of when I was in day care and made a SCENE when we got gifts for Christmas because I wanted the Barbie the girls got and they tried to give me an action figure instead. My mother kept trying to give me the Barbie but nobody else, especially my father wasn’t having it. I flipped tables sis shsgs. I got it in the end though, I think I actually got both.

    The reason I say I didn’t ever think I was gay is because my first crush didn’t come until my freshman year of HS. I couldn’t make eye contact with him, I couldn’t be in the same space as him, even when he would initiate conversation with me and we’d talk, I’d have to find something to stare at. My friends always told me he was looking for me during gym to talk and stuff, he was so fucking kind. I cried when he was in the principal office to get suspended for something he didn’t even do. We had similar tastes (clothes and especially sneakers) so he talked to me casually while I died inside. I avoided being around him as much as I could. I only told TWO people my entire time in that HS because I refused. It makes me uncomfortable even thinking or talking about him because I am still in love with this boy to this day. He was straight, I’m sure despite my friends always coming up to me trying to give me hope. But I knew my feelings for this boy were different because I never once lusted for him, I loved him simply being around, but couldn’t bare to be around him. I wasn’t sad that I couldn’t be with him because I just loved him being happy. The real GAG is though, during sophomore year, he dated my best friend who I didn’t tell I loved him until junior after trying my best to keep them together and play marriage counselor. I ran into him a few times after we graduated (I transferred to another school before I graduated) and I froze in place every time. I never have and never will tell him.

    Despite all of the things I said about my family with the slurs and comments, I can say I’m fortunate enough to NEVER have had to put up with any kind of discrimination. I never had to “come out” I was talking casually to my mother and I said something about a potential boyfriend, it wasn’t a “This is my moment” thing at all, it was literally just casual conversation. Nobody commented on it or stopped or thought about anything it was just a conversation about something completely unrelated and it continued as such. My brother never once questioned me or thought any way about it or treated me differently, and that goes with the rest of my family. My aunt talks a lot so of course she felt the need to come to me and tell me she accepts me no matter what, which I appreciated. My father is a very, very old fashioned foreign man but he never once even gave me so much as a look about it. My brother is the pretty, ladies man, basketball playing star and he is older so he always got certain treatment being that he was the only child for 5 years. Even with that, my father would disown him before me because my brother is too “American” for him. He loves us both dearly and never would, but he would side eye my brother for doing things he thought like “sagging” his pants and smoking weed. I didn’t do anything close to that so my father always joked around and said I was his star kid because he gave up on my Americanized brother. If anything I would say my father and I have gotten a lot closer since. I get a lot of my personality from him and I’m always told I’m his twin so I guess it was inevitable. We’re so much alike that we never even had to have a “talk”, we both know what it is and there’s a mutual respect there. I don’t like mushy cheesy talk, so I’m perfectly fine with it this way. There’s nothing to discuss. I guess I “had it easy” people say because they probably knew about me before I did. I know for sure my mother knew long before I did. I remember her always defending me before I even knew what she was defending me for. No matter who it was, she is always in my corner (omg I’m getting teary-eyed thinking about it).

    As for TV and stuff, I grew up watching mostly cartoons so I honestly can’t say I have LGBT TV icons that I grew up watching. I just always loved the female characters more I guess. 90% of my time was spent on video games anyway. I remember my first exposure to Drag Race, my brother was flipping through the channels and thought it was actual racing so he turned the channel to it and IMMEDIATELY changed it mortified. I believe it was Season 2 or 3. Besides that, I saw a few episodes of Queer as Folk when just flipping through channels and I remember a scene with two guys making out in an alley or something, but I never thought anything of it. I LOVE Will and Grace, but never thought anything of it. My brother and I would always make sure we watched ANTM, every episode, every season, but we watched everything together, anime, cartoons, Girlfriends, wrestling (he knew I was obsessed with Torrie Wilson and would wait for my reaction every Thursday she’d come out and I’d sing her song and get the lyrics wrong). We had a big fight one time when I turned the TV off in his face when she and Dawn lost to Mae Young and Moolah that one match, I was pisseddddd. Then by the time he moved out I was watching things like Search for the Next Pussycat Doll, Girlicious, I found Sex and the City interesting but never watched it episode for episode, I accidentally fell in love with Desperate Housewives, Friends, Smallville, and One Tree Hill. I watched Gossip Girl for Blair and Blair only. I stan tf out of Sharpay Evans to this day and still aspire to be just like her. But I don’t watch TV at all anymore so I can’t say I really know much about what’s going on with LGBT icons making moves and breaking through all of the restrictions out on us, unless I read an article (which would most likely be here). But it all comes full circle, because I owe so much of my sanity and knowledge of the community these past 4(?) years to you guys because I’ve been through one thing after the other but you bitches always know how to make me Holla (v2) and cackle regardless. This forum is literally an escape for me from all the bs.I’m kinda lost when it’s dead around here lol.


    All of this :crying2: 

    But as for the bold, I think I'm gonna be pushing myself to do more for y'all here since I really need a break from Twitter to build back up my mental strength since the shit going on is a lot.

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  2. I already mentioned my favorite show Pose, but I wanted to highlight it again as it's been a huge deal for me and I'm so grateful to have stories of trans and gay people of color be put on a mainstream platform. The thing I love about it most is unlike most stories dealing with trans and gay people of color, it kinda gives all its main characters a more uplifting, happier ending than you'd expect. It could come across as saccharine or cheesy at times, but for a community that is constantly portrayed to lose, it feels amazing seeing things turn out different and to be given a positive message. For more shows centered on ballroom culture (more modern takes) check out Vice's My House and HBO Max's Legendary.

    Another show I wanted to spotlight is of course RuPaul's Drag Race. As problematic and ignorant as the host and producers are, it has really helped change the way queer art is perceived by the entire world and a lot of the queens who have come through have shared their stories and really became superhero-like in a sense. I remember watching the very first season back when I was in the 10th grade, and I was so moved by seeing all these queer people be unapologetically their feminine selves, and it was something that I hoped to emulate even though it took years after the fact. Queens from the series that I've admired include Bob the Drag Queen (black excellence), Violet Chachki, Sasha Velour, Aquaria, Monet X Change, Tatianna, Detox, Shangela, Monique Heart, Shea Coulee, Katya, Valentina, and more recently Crystal Methyd and season 12 winner Jaida Essence Hall.

    Glee was another show I watched in high school and was a seminal moment for me, even though I fell off that train when it went off the rails with Ryan Murphy's crazy ass. Kurt and Blaine was the first gay couple I really was drawn to and rooted for (that also went off the rails), and Unique's introduction and storyline really was a game changer for me, especially when she was catfishing Ryder (I wish they went deeper with that storyline, I wanted to see them to get together; I guess so I could live vicariously at the time).

    More recently, Euphoria has struck a chord with me, as the character Jules' story is a lot like mine between seeking acceptance in older men through hook up apps, to getting mixed in with a closeted guy my age and it going left. It's just a really special show and I can't wait to see where it goes next.

    I also wanted to name the movie To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar because I literally watched this with my mom when I was like three or four years old, and I have to admire my mom for having no qualms exposing me to queer media that was extremely taboo and guarded away from kids back then, with parents finding it "inappropriate". Especially as a black parent, involved in a particular lifestyle that doesn't openly embrace the LGBT community. To this day my mom adores drag queens (and still thinks I am one, but that's a whole story for another day), and I respect her for it.

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    "FACE / OFF."
    Ira & ANDREW
    So I've been suffering a drought in terms of things to do with my character Andrew Avila, a disaffected radio disc jockey with a degree in political science, minoring computer science. As he became more cynical with his personal and professional life, he developed a strong fascination with technology, specifically the rapidly exploding internet / the world wide web, the inner workings of it, and how it's used to spread and control information, of great or little importance, to the masses (what with it being the Y2K; also notable is he's highly intelligent and as mentioned, well-versed in computer science / computer programming).

    What I had in mind here was inspired by the anonymous hacker group of the real world (and the movie "Hackers"), which would see Andrew fall into the dark underbelly of the internet and turn into a prolific, powerful, anonymous hacker which ropes him into the Olympia criminal underworld at large, as he seeks to expose it and bring justice on behalf of the city's citizens and his close friends who are being tormented and tortured by said criminal underworld. Where Ira comes into play is with him being an information broker, I see him and Andrew becoming dangerous adversaries; Andrew seeking to expose the city's corruption using the internet, while Ira is tasked to protect it using his own vast skill set of obtaining information. What Andrew will ultimately learn is he has no idea who he's really fucking with (Ira will terrify him) or what he's getting himself into. But as the "messenger of Gods" in the myths and the being whose job was to lead souls to the underworld (that's the whole tie in here with Andrew seeking to expose the underworld), he is prepared to take on the harrowing responsibility whether or not Ira threatens his life, as he feels it's his duty.

    Anyway friend, we can discuss details on Discord if you're into this idea that literally just popped in my head lmao. Between Andrew and Dawson, I'll likely be keeping you very busy!!!






    Though it's now nigh-impossible to imagine anyone else playing hot-tempered Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson — so much so that director Jon Watts never considered another actor for the character's Spider-Man: Far From Home cameo — snaring the role wasn't as easy for J.K. Simmons as you might think.

    In the latest episode of PeopleTV's Couch Surfing, the actor recalls his experience auditioning for Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man film. Though he had worked with the director on two prior movies, Simmons had to do, as he puts it, an "old-school, classic camera test" to win over skeptical executives. "The producers and the people at Sony, they needed to be convinced, because obviously, there were a lot of much more high-profile actors that they had in mind that would help with the box office," Simmons says. "It was very nerve-wracking."

    Nor was it as simple as that. "It included a scene where the Green Goblin breaks through the windows and picks me up by the throat, lifts me up in the air, and is strangling me," Simmons recalls. "I'm holding the script pages, reading the scene on the audition, but then at the same time, trying to…" (here he makes a hilariously cartoonish strangling noise) "…pretending I'm being lifted by the neck and choked."

    Asked if audiences can expect to see him in the next MCU Spider-Man film after his post-credits Far From Home appearance, the actor replies, "I don't know if I would use the word expect." He explains that he signed on to do sequels, but the studio isn't obligated to use him in subsequent films. Still, he seems to bear no ill will about this: "It's great to have the opportunity, as these things evolve, to be one of the holdovers from the previous version."

    Watch the video above for more from Simmons.


  5. oOo5rcG.gif Why don't you invite me in?
    The now familiar cold, callous smile appears and vanishes—outpacing the blink of his green eyes—before Dawson pulls down another leaden swallow of his strong alcohol. He clears his throat, then begins to strut toward Ira, keeping his eyes chained across the way while he removes his jacket and tie, then unbuttons the cuffs to the sleeves of his shirt to roll them up. His leather shoes patter against the flooring whilst he makes his way, steadily giving build to the pronounced tension between the two sordid men. The climax to the stage show of two puppet masters was near.

    Signaling for the barber to step aside upon arrival—after the barber prepared Ira's face with a hot towel and shaving cream—Dawson glides the tips of his fingers against the shiny, silver, stainless steel of an iron sharp shavette, and wraps them around its handcrafted handle to flip it open. The metal drags against the handle as it emerges, and cuts through the air with a sharp noted swishing sound, akin to that of a screeching violin. It gleams beneath the ceiling lights, and reflects the wicked gaze Dawson refused to waive, before he'd run it against his thumb for testing. His crimson blood promptly runs down his skin, inciting another pleased expression from the royal. Then, with a seductive gaze, he'd put his thumb between his lips and suck it dry to disconcert his new cohort, the delicate sound of his saliva loud amidst the dead silence. Stroking the handle briefly, he draws it near Ira's neck—just above the apple in his throat—then presses it against Ira's skin, creating a small scratch of his own. He leans close, his heavy breath and bow lips millimeters from the Irishman's jawline, as he begins to slowly shave away the shadow of a beard. "I have a task that will require your immediate attention," he gently hisses, the shavette pushing tighter against Ira's body. "There is no room for failure, as that will warrant serious consequences. I'm trusting you. Do not make make me regret it."
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  6. 5 hours ago, Kat said:

    Woah wait, WW84 & Suicide Squad have been canned? As in their not doing them at all or they’ve been canned until Covid is over? 

    Both are still coming, they just don't know when yet with the virus. But both are filmed and ready, WW84 moreso since like Jeigz said, they already were marketing before shit hit the fan. I had my WW84 Doritos bag :rot: 

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    EXCLUSIVE: While there is not a Man of Steel sequel in the works, we’re hearing that Henry Cavill is in talks to reprise his role as Superman in the Warner Bros. DC Universe.

    We hear Cavill could come back in a couple of different ways, not a standalone film, but there are plans to put him back in the big red cape again sources with knowledge tell us.

    Warner Bros. is not developing a Man of Steel sequel, and Wonder Woman 1984, Suicide Squad are in the can, and Superman isn’t expected to make a cameo in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Other projects where Cavill could make a cameo are Shazam 2, Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam or Aquaman 2, which are the next productions to be prepped once COVID-19 safety restrictions lift.

    When reached, Warner Bros. provided no comment.

    Cavill made a surprise appearance on Zach Snyder’s Vero Watch Party for Man of Steel last week. At the end of that session, Snyder announced that his director’s cut of Justice League is heading to HBO Max in 2021. Cavill played Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman and Justice League. 

    Cavill is repped by WME, the Garcia Companies, and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.


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  8. 47 minutes ago, Black Canary said:

    Good! I wonder if they do the 6 hour version they’ll cover what was originally planned for part 1 and part 2z

    Oh wait, I never thought of that, especially with the 20 million dollar budget to complete this. They could be finishing up Zack's plans for both and use it to tie up his incarnation of the universe and segue into the new vision.

  9. oOo5rcG.gif You make me hard when I'm all soft inside
    "That's a little bit extreme, don't you think?" Dawson sniggers at River's apparent sarcasm, despite being aroused by the offer in theory; the thought of such a finely crafted man under his full power. No feelings. No emotions. No threat of treachery to derail the lecherous nature of their relationship. At present, it's all the birthday boy could wish for, having sacrificed his humanity over time as it continued to only ail him and cause a great deal of pain. His voice lowers in volume, a strategic move to rope his prey closer to him so the male could hear him more clearly. Dawson knew his seductive charms, and was more than willing to use it to his advantage given the potential challenge ahead of him. "Extreme as in calling you whatever I want, as though you're my fucking slave. It's a bit archaic, as well. I'd prefer it if you had a mind of your own; one which wanted me as badly as I did you. Unless you'd like to be my slave, that is? Do you enjoy that; having men claim ownership over you and your..." he takes pause distracted the sight of River's body yet again, his blatant fawning over him repeating every few moments, influenced by the drug in his system. "Wow. To claim ownership over your incredibly sexy, sexy body? Does that turn you on? As a matter of fact, what does turn you on, specifically? I'd love to know. As I said, you're the type of boy I'd enjoy exalting. It may be my birthday, but I have many a gift to share with others." 

    His heightened sense of smell drags the scent from off the younger man, into his widened nostrils; a salted caramel, the thin coat of sweat adding the brininess to his delicious natural aroma.
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  10. jmpRHgI.gif I know you're afraid to let your feelings show
    Emma candidly molds a funny expression into her porcelain face, her anticipation having not been enough to properly prepare her for this view of the once assumed to be philandering, Bobby. But as he strides closer, her porcelain skin reacts to the chemistry at work, glowing under his heat, for the continued surprise of his warmth, his sensitivity and his romanticism heightened her affection and intense attraction. Her mind, however, suddenly paddles toward the mention of his father, which he himself appeared eager to brush off, despite how the brief mention seemed to illuminate him even further. Through her fine lens, it was clear his father was deeply embedded in his cellular structure; it was clear how deep the fondness he had toward his father, and how special the bond they shared, was. While Emma herself no longer referenced the man who helped give her breath, she couldn’t suppress her curiosity in regards to the man responsible for Bobby’s. There was a story there—one which could possibly add another piece to the advanced puzzle.

    “Are you close to your dad?” she concisely questions, before she takes one of the glasses and sips on the delicious drink, the texture satin smooth as it rolls down into the depths of her throat. But before he responds, she reframes her words, hoping she didn’t breach an area of discomfort. Parents were, afterall, a tough subject for herself. But having shown an early bravery opening up the night she and Bobby met, about her own struggle with her father, she imagines there to be an established trust between them. She still, however, adds cushion to her query to ease into the topic of his mysterious past. I mean, if you don’t mind me asking. I definitely know how that might be a weird topic, considering what I told you about the abuse I dealt with at the hands of my mother and father. But I don’t imagine you had a similar thing going, since I caught that cute little twinkle in your eye the second you mentioned him. What’s his name?” With her one arm rested on the railing, Emma leans her head toward its direction, while a kind, attentive smile forms.

  11. So they're putting $20 million into this apparently, probably to finish the visual effects and what not. I hope it's worth it!


    HBO Max will debut the project in 2021 — possibly in a four-hour director's cut or in six TV-style "chapters" — as the helmer gets the gang back together with the original post production crew to score, cut and finish visual effects.

    It was very early on a Monday morning in November when director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner, Deborah Snyder, received a call from their agent. Let’s be a bit more precise: It was 7 a.m. But more importantly, it was the day after the second anniversary of the release of Justice League, the DC superhero movie that Snyder was forced to exit due to a family emergency, which was then substantially reshot and retooled by replacement director Joss Whedon.

    In the time since its release, something unusual happened: A growing movement of fans, rallied by the hashtag #ReleasetheSnyderCut, had called, agitated, petitioned — even bought a Times Square billboard and chartered a plane to fly a banner over Comic-Con — for Snyder’s version to be released. And on the film's second anniversary, the hashtag had its biggest day ever — with even the movie's stars Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck adding their voices on Twitter.

    So here, the morning after, was their agent saying that Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures, was acknowledging the movement, and more importantly, was willing to accede. "This is real. People out there want it. Would you guys ever consider doing something?" was what Emmerich was asking, Zack Snyder recalls.

    The answer to Emmerich's question, a whispered-about secret for months, was revealed Wednesday when Snyder confirmed, at the end of an online screening of his 2013 movie, Man of Steel, that his version of Justice League was indeed real. And that it will be coming to HBO Max, the WarnerMedia digital streaming service launching May 27, and is expected to debut in 2021. 

    It is currently unclear what form Snyder’s Justice League will take. Whether it will be released as an almost four-hour director’s cut or split into six "chapters" has yet to be decided, but the Snyders are now in the midst of reassembling much of their original post production crew to score, cut, add new and finish old visual effects, and, yes, maybe bring back many of the actors to record additional dialogue.

    Also unclear is the cost of the endeavor. One source has pegged the effort in the $20 million range, although another source says that figure could be closer to $30 million. The parties involved had no comment.  

    "It will be an entirely new thing, and, especially talking to those who have seen the released movie, a new experience apart from that movie," Snyder tells The Hollywood Reporter, noting that, to this day, he has not watched the version released in theaters.

    "You probably saw one-fourth of what I did," the director notes, basing his judgment on what has been shared with him of Whedon's version.

    Before Emmerich came calling, says Snyder, "I always thought it was a thing that in 20 years, maybe somebody would do a documentary and I could lend them the footage, little snippets of a cut no one has ever seen." 

    But, adds Deborah, "With the new platform and streaming services, you can have something like this. You can’t release something like this theatrically, but you could with a streaming service. It’s an opportunity that wasn’t there two years ago, to be honest."

    It is a very unlikely development, and the latest twist for a movie that has, like the Man of Steel himself, seen death and rebirth.

    Snyder was in a unique position when he shot Justice League in 2016. Warner Bros. had entrusted its universe of DC characters to one filmmaker — him — and he had been building toward a great onscreen team-up, though not without some bumps in the road. He began with Man of Steel, which grossed $668 million worldwide, then followed up with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the 2016 blockbuster that polarized fans with its dark take on the iconic titular heroes and took in $873 million globally. 

    In January 2017, Snyder had what he considered his optimal version of Justice League, almost four hours long, although he knew it was something the studio would not release. Warners wanted a cut in the two-hour range, and he delivered a rough version with an approximate two-hour, 20-minute running time. That was the first cut the studio saw. Both sides agreed that there was much work still to be done before the November release, but tragedy struck the Snyders when their daughter, Autumn, died by suicide. A month and a half later, Snyder officially stepped away and Whedon was brought in.

    League opened Nov. 17 to weak reviews and sluggish box office, eventually taking in $658 million worldwide. However, almost immediately a movement was born. Fans unhappy with the film created the now-infamous hashtag. A petition for Warners to release Snyder’s version had already garnered over 100,000 signatures less than five days after the movie’s release.

    Forget that the version that fans wanted technically didn’t exist. What did exist was a semi-unfinished work, with no visual effects, no post production. One person who had seen that version described it like a car with no panels, just a drivetrain and some seats. And it sat on a hard drive in the Snyders' house. "When we left the movie, I just took the drive of the cut on it," says Snyder. "I honestly never thought it would be anything." 

    In the year following their daughter's death, the Snyders closed circles around their family as they tried to heal from the tragedy. "The first year was about the milestones and the holidays," recalls Deborah. "Now, it’s not those but other moments, like songs that trigger memories, that hit me unexpectedly."

    Adds the director: "As a family, as a couple, I think we have grown in a way that has made us stronger. We’re doing our best. You really can’t hope for more."

    The duo also became involved in suicide-prevention charity work and plotted a return to movies with Army of the Dead. Meanwhile, #ReleasetheSnyderCut became more organized and visible, gaining mainstream media attention. Snyder fed into the movement by occasionally teasing images from his movie or storyboards on social media, in some ways only stoking the hot embers. And he saw some of the seeds he planted in his movies, especially in his castings of Gadot as Wonder Woman and Momoa as Aquaman, grow into gardens as the spinoffs became pop culture phenomenons and billion-dollar hits.

    It was on the two-year anniversary, however, that the zenith was reached and the hashtag became a top worldwide trend. "#ReleasetheSnyderCut is the most-tweeted hashtag about a movie that WB has ever made, but it’s a movie they’ve never released," says Snyder. "It’s a weird stat but it’s cool."

    After the Saturday morning phone call, the Snyders began to move puzzle pieces into place. "We had to figure out what it meant to finish it, and how do you pull it off?" recalls Deborah.

    The couple put together a presentation and, in early February, invited a select group of executives from Warner Bros., HBO Max and DC to their house in Pasadena to screen Snyder's little-seen version that was shown in black and white. The number of execs in the room — there were more than a dozen in attendance, ranging from Warners' Emmerich, Carolyn Blackwood and Walter Hamada to HBO Max's Kevin Reilly, Sarah Aubrey and Sandra Dewey to DC's Jim Lee — showed the importance of the potentially extensive undertaking. Heads of physical production and business affairs were there to assess what needed to be done and how much it would cost. At his presentation after the screening, Snyder outlined ideas for not just releasing the cut but the concept of episodes and cliffhangers.

    The executives left the meeting pumped. The Snyder Cut was real. Except then it almost wasn’t.

    The novel coronavirus struck, and Hollywood all but shut down in mid-March. Says Deborah, "People thought, 'It won’t be possible to ramp up, and that maybe this should go on the back burner.' But we said, 'No, this is the right time' because our visual effects houses that rely on so much are running out of work, so now is the time to be doing this." It also helped that many of those post facilities had held on to the original assets.

    Snyder also spent April and this month reaching out to the sizable cast, giving a heads-up on the new development and letting them know their services may be needed. (The first person called: Ray Fisher, who played Cyborg. "He was like, 'You’re kidding me, right?'" recalls the director.)

    There is no schedule going forward at this stage for the project as talks are now beginning with post production houses, which also gives HBO Max plenty of time to find the best way to present this version of Justice League. Snyder is at the same time in post production on Army of the Dead, his zombie thriller for Netflix that is also to debut in 2021.

    For the Snyders, the chance to revisit the movie also brings the prospect for closure on a project they were forced to let go. "This movie was the culmination of a hero’s journey that all these characters went on," says Deborah. "And the idea was always to build them up to be the heroes people expected them to be."

    And while the cut will contain the many elements Snyder has teased over time (yes, expect Darkseid), the duo also relish adding a fair amount of character development: "What’s so lovely about this is that we get to explore these characters in ways that you’re not able to in a shorter theatrical version." 

    The Snyders know that fan power is what led to the Snyder Cut becoming a reality. "Clearly this wouldn’t be happening without them," says the director. He also credits Warners for living up to its old reputation as the filmmaker’s studio.

    Adds Snyder, "This return to that pedigree and to let my singular vision of my movie be realized, in this format, in this length, is unprecedented and a brave move."


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    Call it an evolution or a revolution: these ladies are the queens of the ring. For this list, we'll be ranking the most popular, influential and skilled women grapplers from the world of professional wrestling.




    20. Awesome Kong
    19. Bayley
    18. Victoria
    17. Natalya
    16. AJ Lee
    15. Molly Holly
    14. Luna Vachon
    13. Mickie James
    12. Paige
    11. Wendi Richter
    10. Sasha Banks
    9. Beth Phoenix
    8. Becky Lynch
    7. Alundra Blayze
    6. Asuka
    5. Charlotte
    4. Bull Nakano
    3. Chyna
    2. Lita
    1. Trish Stratus

    Honorable Mentions:
    Alexa Bliss
    Michelle McCool
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    Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence are on board to direct the project.

    David Arquette is returning to the world of Scream.

    The actor, who played the memorable role of Dewey Riley in the previous four outings of the genre-skewing horror movie series, will reprise the character for the relaunch being made by Spyglass Media Group, the company announced today.

    Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett of the filmmaking group Radio Silence are on board to direct the project, making it the first of the franchise that will not be helmed by deceased horror master Wes Craven. Writing are James Vanderbilt, whose credits range from the Adam Sandler yarn Murder Mystery to David Fincher's Zodiac, and Guy Busick, who co-wrote Radio Silence's sleeper horror hit Ready or Not as well as episodes of Castle Rock.

    Kevin Williamson, the screenwriter who originated the franchise, has returned for the relaunch and is executive producing.

    Plot details are being kept under the pale mask, but with Arquette's return and previous news that the filmmakers and producers were having conversations with Neve Campbell, who headlined the original trilogy, show that the relaunch won't be a complete severing of old ties. Arquette's well-intentioned if not always effective Riley was a deputy in the first movie who over the course of the series became sheriff.

    "I am thrilled to be playing Dewey again and to reunite with my Scream family, old and new," enthused Arquette. "Scream has been such a big part of my life, and for both the fans and myself, I look forward to honoring Wes Craven’s legacy."

    Spyglass is aiming to begin principal photography later this year in Wilmington, North Carolina, when safety protocols are in place.

    Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein and William Sherak are producing via their banner, Project X.

    "It's impossible to fully express how much Wes Craven's work and the Scream movies in particular mean to us as fans and have influenced us as storytellers," said Radio Silence in a statement. "Kevin Williamson's incredible stories have entertained and inspired us for decades and we're insanely honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the cinematic world Wes and Kevin so brilliantly created together. Jamie and Guy's amazing script does that legacy justice and we're so excited to bring the next chapter of Scream to life."


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