Avengers: Infinity War Could Have Given Thanos And Drax A Big Fight

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is synonymous with the groundbreaking nature of its production, especially starting the trend of serialized storytelling and shared universes. The Russo Brothers have also done the seemingly impossible with Avengers: Infinity War, balancing and servicing all of the MCU’s characters in an epic and emotional storyline that packed an emotional gut punch in its final moments. But in order to do that, plenty of material ended up on the cutting room floor.

One of the character pairings that didn’t get enough attention was Drax and Thanos. Dave Bautista’s Guardian was originally motivated by getting revenge on the Mad Titan, but he was largely pushed to the side for Gamora and Nebula’s stories in Infinity War. But it turns out that a fight sequence between he and Thanos was originally pitched, with concept art even being produced. Check it out.

Pretty cool, right? This shows what it could have looked like if the Green and Purple cosmic characters clashed in their own battle. And while Drax took arms up against Thanos twice during the course of Infinity War, they never met 1:1 in the blockbuster.

This awesome new image comes to us from concept artist Rodney Images, who works with Marvel Studios to create its fantastic world. This includes Avengers: Infinity War, which had a long gestation and planning period by The Russo Brothers. The film had to balance a huge ensemble of characters, so there was no doubt plenty of addition and subtraction coming from the film during its development process. Ultimately Thanos and Drax’s fight got cut, but hopefully there’s still hope of it happening in Avengers 4.

When Drax was first introduced in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, his character met with the rest of the group because of his hatred for Thanos. Thanos killed Drax’s family (and half his planet), so he relishes at the opportunity to kill Gamora, and cause the Mad Titan some pain. Obviously the group ends up becoming family of their own, with the two green Guardians uniting over their mutual disdain for Thanos. But when it came to Infinity War, Drax was largely used as a tertiary character, despite coming face to face with his nemesis twice.

Drax fought Thanos in both the original conflict on Knowhere, as well as the super exciting battle on Titan. He got a few blows in, but ultimately the Avengers and Guardians failed to stop Thanos from collecting the Infinity Stones, and destroying half the galaxy with the snap of a finger. The Guardians suffered heavy losses, with Mantis, Groot, Star-Lord, and Drax all fading to dust in the film’s final moments. As such, it’s unclear if/how Drax will get to face off against Thanos again.

Most Marvel fans assume that the dusted characters will be revived somehow, although the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is still unclear. With James Gunn fired and Dave Bautista his most vocal supporter, Drax might never get a chance to have his story completed.

All will be revealed when Avengers 4 arrives in theaters on May 3rd, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Grey’s Anatomy Showrunner Defends Giving Meredith New Romances After Derek

There will only ever be one Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd. But does that mean there should only ever be one great love for Meredith Grey? The Season 15 winter finale showed Mer juggling at least two potential romances — with DeLuca and Link. Not all fans are into those options, but at least one fan apparently felt Patrick Dempsey’s character and legacy were being maligned by the plans of current showrunner Krista Vernoff. Here’s how Vernoff responded to the frustrated fan:

At least the mini spat stayed relatively respectful. For many fans, the chemistry between Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey and Patrick Dempsey’s Derek Shepherd made the show. It is possible, as this fan suggests, that the show wouldn’t have lasted so long without Dempsey. But he left in Season 11 back in 2015, and Grey’s is still going strong into 2019.

Patrick Dempsey left of his own volition, ready for a break after a decade the same character. He even said he probably should’ve left a couple of years sooner than he did. Show creator Shonda Rhimes defended killing Derek since it was either that or — what? Derek leaves Meredith? The show ends with Dempsey leaving, so Derek and Meredith could stay in pick me, choose me, love me bliss forever?

The show has gone on for many highly rated seasons without Patrick Dempsey. However, trying to give Meredith post-Derek love has not been easy. She did have a brief romance with Dr. Nathan Riggs, but that didn’t pan out. For one, Ellen Pompeo said she was surprised by how fast the show wanted to get another dude in Mer’s life after Derek. Ultimately, The Powers That Be decided they didn’t like the (pretty forced) Riggs storyline, so Martin Henderson exited stage left in Season 14.

Now it’s Season 15, which Krista Vernoff has dubbed The Season of Love. Meredith Grey is being pursued all over the place, including by Andrew DeLuca (Giacomo Gianniotti) and Atticus “Link” Lincoln (Chris Carmack). Not everyone thinks Mer needs another romance — thinking she should focus on her work as a surgeon and life as a mother of three.

But some of us are ready for Meredith to fall in love again, even if she’ll never quite have a love like she did with Derek. The show regularly name-drops Derek, and he is the father of Mer’s children, so he’ll always be in their lives.

Even pop star Ariana Grande seems to have feels about Meredith and Derek. The apparent Grey’s superfan recently responded to tweets like “mcdreamy taught me pain,” and tweeted a photo of Mer and Der with her song title “thank u, next”:

Krista Vernoff retweeted that photo. Ariana Grande also got star-struck when addressed on social media by actresses Ellen Pompeo and Kate Walsh, who both played Derek’s wives:

We’re not suggesting Meredith Grey say “thank u, next” to Derek’s legacy. (Although, she’d be doing well to marry Ariana Grande.) The show has stayed respectful — despite murmurs of behind-the-scenes drama before Patrick Dempsey left. Ellen Pompeo said she was more worried about Grey’s when Sandra Oh left as Mer’s “person” Cristina Yang. When Grey’s survived that, she figured it could survive without Derek too. And she was right.

Fantastic Beasts 3 Has A Title, But Only Some Actors Know It

It’s an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan, as J.K. Rowling keeps expanding the Wizarding World in new and exciting ways. In addition to the theme parks and Broadway plays, all attention is on the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise, which started back in 2016. The series returned to the theaters with The Crimes of Grindelwald, with a story that is equal parts epic and dark.

There are another three movies planned for the property, although the contents of those films is a mystery to both the general public and even the cast. Now that Crimes of Grindelwald has arrived, all eyes are looking forward to what the threequel might entail, including its title. And the cast actually knows what it’ll be called. Well.. some of them do.

The Crimes of Grindelwald cast has been making the press rounds ahead of the film’s release, drumming up excitement for the latest magical adventure to come from J.K. Rowling’s mind. Interviews have been revealing all sorts of news, like that Jude Law actually knows the title of Fantastic Beasts 3. But he seems to be just the only one.

During a conversation with GamesRadar, Jude Law let slip that he know the next film’s title. But sitting next to him were co-stars Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston. And the latter was gobsmacked that she wasn’t privy to that information. To add insult to injury, Law actually told Redmayne the scoop the night before, leaving Waterson in the dark. Poor Tina.

This bit of information, while still a mystery, just shows how far the Fantastic Beasts franchise is looking ahead. It was announced fairly early that there’d be a whopping five movies to present a longer story, so it was clear that Newt Scamander and his magical creatures were here to stay. Of course, The Crimes of Grindelwald isn’t exactly focused on the beasts themselves, but on the Wizarding War against Johnny Depp’s Gellert Grindelwald.

Part of this is likely due to the production team, which knows the Harry Potter world as well as anyone. J.K. Rowling herself has written both movies, with franchise director David Yates helming the pair of blockbusters as well. It’s unclear if they will stay on for all five films, but it seems likely– given the massive success of the first Fantastic Beasts movie.

Just by watching Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, it becomes clear how each thread and story of the franchise are connected, with J.K. Rowling thinking methodically about the storytelling. While this probably makes the franchise less accessible to casual fans, Potterheads can presumably rest assured that the movies are moving toward a goal– which includes the mysterious title of Fantastic Beasts 3.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is in theaters now. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Why Sansa Stark Should Absolutely Survive The Game Of Thrones Finale

When it comes to Game of Thrones, sitting on the Iron Throne would qualify as a triumphant ending for a character. Simply surviving to see who (if anyone) gets crowned would be another. There are many characters who deserve to survive the finale, and among them is Sansa Stark.

The eldest daughter of Ned and Catelyn Stark, Sansa has emerged as one of the series’ most complicated characters — seemingly conflicted with her personal ambitions and how that coincides with her loyalty to her family. Her journey from a bratty teen in Season 1 to the composed young adult of Season 7 has been nothing short of intriguing. It is for those reasons, and those below, that she has earned her spot surviving Game of Thrones‘ finale.

Sansa Represents Everything This Show Stands For

In many ways, Sansa is the demonstrative embodiment of how the show’s characters have merged since it began. While she was born a Stark, Sansa’s time around the Lannisters has had an impact on her.

When her marriage to Joffrey fell through, Sansa was eventually married to Tyrion. So she has indeed been a Lannister by marriage. Leading up to that time and beyond, she spent ample time with the family, even receiving a fair share of schooling in the ways of the world from her sister-in-law, Cersei Lannister, also known as the reigning Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.

Sansa did not just sit idly by. She listened and learned. As she has proven time and again, it is thanks to this education-of-sorts, and Littlefinger’s mentorship, that Sansa has learned to harness her innate abilities to become a power player. She has the Starks’ steely resolve and the Lannisters’ practicality regarding what it takes to survive and thrive. There is a lot about Sansa’s journey that mirrors many of the show’s themes.

Sansa Is A Survivor

She went from being young and naïve to someone who knows too many bitter truths about the world. Sansa has not been defeated by these trials or tribulations either, surviving it all with relative ease. Given all of her skill and know-how, she has proven she has what it takes to outlast the finale.

Her choices and overall endgame have been shrouded in mystery throughout her run on Game of Thrones, with Sophie Turner’s performance geared to keep that mystery intact. All the while, Sansa has shown a knack for cunning and calculation, helping to fuel plenty of fan theories over the years. The question lingering not too far behind those attributes being, to what end has she been sharpening them? Hers or others?

Sansa is a complicated person, which is what it takes to make it in Westeros. Her motives and goals are constantly subject to speculation. Did she go behind her brother’s back in Season 6 to help them or hurt him? Is she truly satisfied being the Lady of Winterfell, or does she still yearn to be a queen? Hopefully, she remains true to how her father would have wanted her to be, and she needs to survive so we can find out.

Sansa’s Been Through Too Much To Not Make It

On the verge of being back together with all of her surviving siblings at Winterfell, Sansa is primed for a tremendous final season. With Sansa having at last reunited with Bran and Arya in Season 7, the trio is only missing one sibling, and their imminent reunion with Jon Snow is finally just around the bend. House Stark is about to be a complete unit again (minus those they’ve lost along the way), and this final season should do as little as possible to destroy that.

Sansa perishing in Season 8, as the result of the White Walker invasion or anything else, would be devastating. She is one of only four remaining Starks, and it would just be cruel to lose another so close to the finish line. It is something that makes the fear she will not survive pretty palatable, especially when compared to her siblings, considering the tragedies they’ve all dealt with. Jon did die and all.

Game of Thrones has seen the Starks suffer one loss after another, so why stop now? Hopefully, the show will, though. Because Sansa’s fate not only impacts the surviving Starks; it impacts their line’s entire future. Plus, she’s the one who had to be with both Joffrey and Ramsay, which should seriously give her a gold-plated “Get Out Of The Finale Free” card.

Sansa Is One Of The Key Players In House Stark’s Future

To keep House Stark from going extinct, one (if not all) of the Starks will need to start a family. While there has been a lot of foreshadowing that Jon Snow will have a baby with Daenerys, that is not a done deal, and that is also not necessarily the lineage that should keep replicating. Plus, the more Starks, the better.

With Bran ensconced in living life as the Three-Eyed Raven, and Arya busy being a vigilante not at all set to take on childbirth, they seem to have their plates full. This makes Sansa and Jon Snow the family’s most likely candidates to continue the Stark line. If Sansa were to die, that would hamper the Starks’ chances of continuing forward.

Joining Jon Snow in his return to Winterfell will be Daenerys, who — unbeknownst to him — is his biological aunt. Sansa is not going to be thrilled about Jon pledging his fealty to Daenerys when the two cross paths again. (An EW report regarding Season 8 confirmed that.) That will hopefully be played for more than a beat or two, diverting any wishes for them to make babies happen.

Sansa Is The North’s Last Hope

Jon was supposed to be getting Daenerys’ much-needed help to save the North from extinction, not bend the knee to her. That said, Daenerys and Sansa share a lot in common. Both have been driven to restore their families’ legacies, and both have also endured a lot of hardships in the meantime, usually not of their own accord. But they don’t necessarily share the same ideals.

Sansa is more concerned about the North and its people’s needs. For the most part, Daenerys wants to get everyone under her umbrella. The North has expressed their desire for independence more than once, which is a desire Sansa has not opposed. That might not fall in line so smoothly with The Mother of Dragons.

Jon Snow is already a goner as far as Daenerys is concerned, unless she does something drastic that somehow changes his mind. That means Sansa is the last one of reputable power standing for the North. If she were to die, the North’s last hopes for freedom would perish with her. Jon, Bran, and perhaps even Arya have their minds on other things.

Sansa is crucial in maintaining and helping to evolve House Stark. After a brutal beginning, she and her siblings are in a position to usher their House into a new era, one that could very well see a member of their own family ascend to the Iron Throne. In many ways, Sansa represents the past, present, and future of House Stark. Arya has been consumed by revenge, Bran by his duties as the Three-Eyed Raven, and Jon by his feelings for Daenerys. Sansa is the only one still thinking clearly. If the Starks hope to see the future, her survival is the key.

Find out if Sansa survives the finale when Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season premieres April 2019 on HBO. The amount of fall and midseason premieres should help fans cope with the wait in the meantime.

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The Flash’s Grant Gustin Was Totally Tripped Out By Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman

Over on The Flash, Grant Gustin has done things that many comic book fans could only dream of. As Barry Allen, he’s faced down (a CGI) Gorilla Grodd, he’s acted opposite an evil version of himself, and he punched a falling satellite alongside his future-daughter. But the Scarlet Speedster portrayer says that Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman tripped him out harder than anything else. Referencing a photo Stephen Amell shared of Gustin’s glee at the black Superman suit, the actor recently said this:

As Arrow-verse fans are aware, Superman has been limited to use just on Supergirl, and only in non-crossover episodes. As such, Melissa Benoist is the only one of the titular heroes to have familiarized herself with Tyler Hoechlin’s work as the Man of Steel. But something tells me Grant Gustin took zero time in getting the most out of his time opposite Hoechlin.

It’s too bad Grant Gustin didn’t share with EW whether or not he got to see Tyler Hoechlin rocking the traditional red and blue suit. But for now, his bubbly happiness will have to suffice. For those who missed the original post, here’s what Gustin looked like upon meeting Superman for the first time.

Really, is any bad day at work really a bad day at work if it’s happening opposite TV’s latest Superman incarnation? I should say not. Even if this was the most boring and trite episode of an Arrow-verse show, getting The Flash and Superman together, along with Green Arrow and Superman and more, would be an extremely rare circumstance. Thankfully, the “Elseworlds” crossover looks to be the most extravagant mash-up yet.

This year’s multi-show crossover will not only bring Superman to the forefront of the festivities, but also Lois Lane and the Kent family farm (and Batwoman and Gotham City and more). That doesn’t just mean that fans are getting to see all of these things for the first time. It also means that Grant Gustin (and others) are getting to perform with all of these new elements for the first time. I can honesty say I’ve never had such a trippy experience in my own day job.

Not much is known about the crossover’s narrative details at this point, with The CW and the various creative teams keeping a mostly tight lid on all that. (I’m actually surprised by how much has come out, actually.) We know that LaMonica Garrett will join the fun as The Monitor, giving the crossover a very “Crisis on Infinite Earths” feel, but we’ll have to wait and see just how closely these episodes correlate to the comic arc.

The Flash airs Tuesday nights on The CW at 8:00 p.m. ET. The “Elseworlds” crossover set to start up on Sunday, December 9, with an episode of The Flash on a special night, to be followed by Monday night’s Arrow and Tuesday night’s Supergirl. No Legends of Tomorrow involved this time, although it’s being rumored that at least one Legends character will be popping into the crossover.

What Manifest’s Athena Karkanis Really Loves About The Show’s Twins Storyline

Of all the TV mysteries out there right now, Manifest‘s Flight 828 offers up some of the most interesting angles for speculative conversations. One particularly unique concept is the relationship between siblings Cal and Olive Stone, who are now five years apart despite being twins. Star Athene Karkanis recently spoke with CinemaBlend about the first season’s success so far, and she was in agreement about the twin situation being one of the show’s coolest enigmas. In her words:

Even just yesterday on set, Luna [Blaise] was saying, ‘Which one of us do think is older? Like which when we came out first?’ because that’s never been, like, written in. So she was like, ‘Wouldn’t it be crazy if it was if it was Cal?’ And it is kind of cool. I feel like the writers, they bring up that image a lot. I’m about to shoot a scene where it’s just, you know, it’s kind of like a really small thing — this is not a spoiler or anything — where Grace is kind of just observing her children sleeping, and they kind of fell asleep side-by-side, and it’s just a mismatched tiny little Cal and teenaged Olive, and yet they’re twins. You know, I love that. I love that she made them twins and that they were, you know, it was a very poignant moment in the pilot when they get their first look at each other.

I was so happy that Athena Karkanis was equally on board in being fascinated with Olive and Cal’s situation. It’s been one of those Manifest curiosities that exists in the margins without taking away from the main relationship drama, or Michaela and Ben’s “Calling” mysteries. In some ways, the lack of direct attention makes it all the more intriguing to wonder about.

It’s pretty interesting to consider Cal and Olive’s age gap from various characters’ perspectives, but especially Olive’s. Given how ridiculously tumultuous the life of a teenager can be, Olive already had a distinct mindset beyond being someone whose brother and father disappeared. When they returned, Olive was thrown for an even bigger loop, having to re-face her brother’s diagnosis with a completely different set of emotional skills. And even without any overt paranormal tangents, the age change presumably affects the twins’ natural connection in some way.

All of that is to say nothing about how Olive must be feeling about her mother’s bananas-awkward love triangle. We’re just talking about twin stuff now.

For Grace, just having her two children again has to be the most amazing feeling, regardless of any age changes and other differences. Once that initial shock of having Cal and Ben home again has settled a bit, though, then her mind can presumably start to consider some of the more personal ramifications of Cal and Olive no longer being the same age.

During our talk, Athena Karkanis spoke directly to this particular time in the Stone twins’ lives is such a key point for the five-year gap to come into play.

I think it’s cool, and they’re constantly sort of like putting in little reminders to the audience about this crazy thing, because [the age gap is] such a huge difference: 10 to 16, or 10 to 15. In real life, they’re 11 and 17. That’s a big difference. You know, like a 21-year-old and 27-year-old don’t look that different. But at that age, there’s so much changing, not just physically, but also those are sort of your formative years. And yet they still have this really strong twin connection. I like that. I like that dichotomy.

I mean, seriously, Manifest didn’t take long before delving into one of the most uncomfortable Cal and Olive moments possible. I still get shivers thinking about when Cal reconnected with his former best friend Kevin, only to find out Kevin and Olive were dating. No, it wasn’t the most complicated story point to focus on, but that didn’t make it any less effective at making me cringe my way behind the couch.

Not to get into spoilers here, but now that we know Cal is tapping into certain other plane passengers who are involved in certain dire situations, it makes his relationship with Olive even more of a standout narrative point. She may very well end up being a lynchpin to this whole shebang, if she’s able to tap into Cal’s headspace in some way. For now, though, that’s all still just a mystery.

Speaking of the mystery element, I’d asked Manifest‘s Athene Karkanis what the response for the show had been like for her, and what she thought fans had been digging the most from the early episodes. Here’s how she put it.

Probably the mystery, I would say, because that’s kind of the most intriguing part of it. I think the show has a great premise, and then it follows up by delivering a good story to go with the premise. I think that mystery is pretty intriguing, and that really pulled a lot of people in. But then, I think the show kind of holds people, because it’s not just like, ‘Oh, mystery show,’ you know. There’s also real life family dramas that people can relate to. Like, no one can relate to a disappearing plane, because that [usually doesn’t happen] in real life, but other things do. And you know, there’s complex relationships, and people have complex feelings, and they’re struggling, and they are things that we can all relate to. Maybe not in the exact same capacity, but we all have struggles and relationships and ups and downs.

Indeed, Manifest managed to do what many shows fail to do: attract people with a mystery and then hook them in for the long haul by keeping things plausibly humane and grounded. Having a bunch of layered characters always helps, too.

Manifest has a couple of episodes to go before reaching its winter hiatus, after which it will return for the back half of Season 1 after the holidays. Will we be able to hold our excitement for all that time? I suppose we could find a mysterious flight that takes us five years into the future, where we can read all about how Manifest ended its first season, but that seems like slightly more trouble.

Find Manifest airing Monday nights on NBC at 10:00 p.m. ET. For those in need of more mysteries and dramas to get hooked on, our fall TV schedule and midseason premiere schedule will definitely suit anyone’s desires.

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Fantastic Beasts 2 Ending: How Ezra Miller Felt About That Huge Reveal

SPOILER ALERT: The following article contains massive spoilers for David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald. Read at your own risk!

Following up with the characters introduced in its predecessor, David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald makes some bold moves with its characters. And while there are some shocking developments for all the heroes, none of them compare to what unfolds for Credence Barebone. He learns something pretty stunning in the final moments of the film, and as you might imagine, it left star Ezra Miller completely blown away — as you will discover by clicking play on the video below!

There has been tremendous secrecy surrounding the major reveals featured in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, but I got Ezra Miller to talk a bit about the big one for his character during the Los Angeles press day for the film earlier this month. He was hesitant to answer at first, calling out to publicists behind the camera for permission, but eventually just dived into it, noting that he went a bit crazy when he learned about what is being set up for Credence in the future of this franchise.

The reveal I’m referring to, of course, is the fact that Credence Barebone — who has never known anything about his parents — is actually a member of the Dumbledore family. This information is shared with the confused young man shortly after he decides that he is going to follow Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) and his dream of wizard supremacy, and demonstrated with the help of a phoenix. It’s noted earlier in the film that there is a strong connection between the Dumbledore clan and the fiery birds (as demonstrated by Albus’ relationship with Fawkes in the Harry Potter movies), and the attraction of a phoenix to Credence solves a major mystery.

We learn from flashbacks earlier in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald that he was involved in a bit of crib-switching during a boat ride across the Atlantic, but he is in fact Aurelius Dumbledore, the lost brother of Albus, and it is Grindelwald’s intention to use him to kill his sibling (a man that it’s strongly suggested he once loved). This will, of course, be at the center of the future sequels that author J.K. Rowling is in the process of writing and are set to come out in the next decade.

Did you reaction to the big reveal at the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald yield for you the same reaction that it got out of Ezra Miller? What did you think of it? How are you expecting it to impact the narrative going forward? What are you excited to see? Hit the comments section with all your thoughts, questions, and ideas, and if you’re already up for a second dose of the movie, it’s now in theaters everywhere nationwide.

Ezra Miller Responds To Rumors Of Ben Affleck Quitting Batman

While the DC Extended Universe is continuing ahead with movies like Shazam!, Birds of Prey and Wonder Woman 1984, one mystery still looming over the franchise is the future of Ben Affleck’s Batman. Though Warner Bros hasn’t officially announced that Affleck is leaving the Caped Crusader behind, reports continue to come out claiming that Affleck is done as Batman, and that a new actor will don the cape and cowl for Matt Reeves’ Batman movie. When asked about these rumors, Affleck’s DCEU costar, Ezra Miller, the man bringing The Flash to life on the big screen, responded:

Ezra Miller’s comment was also in reference to the rumors that Henry Cavill is hanging up his Superman cape, which Warner Bros denied. The DCEU is getting pieces in order for some of its other heroes, but as far as Batman and Superman are concerned, it’s hard to tell where we stand with those two. Miller’s cagey comment to Playboy suggests maybe we should take Bruce Wayne’s advice to Clark Kent in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to heart: “Don’t believe everything you hear, son.”

No doubt Ezra Miller can’t say anything more than that, otherwise he’d get yelled at by DC and Warner Bros executives. Still, it does make one wonder if Miller actually knows something we don’t, and that there are indeed plans for Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill to return to the DCEU, or if this is just a form of damage control.

Looking specifically at Ben Affleck, rumors about him retiring as Batman have been circulating about for over a year, and have gained steam following the release of Justice League. It’s been reported that Matt Reeves’ Batman movie will feature a younger actor playing the Gotham City vigilante, rather than pick back up with Affleck’s version. When we last left off with Affleck’s version of Batman, he was getting ready to turn the abandoned Wayne Manor into the Justice League’s headquarters, so it seemed like he had a bright future ahead of him. Well, as bright as one can be who looms in the shadows and broods a lot.

As for Ezra Miller, his future with the DCEU is slightly more cemented. Following his cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, and his full debut in Justice League, Miller has been attached to lead a standalone Flash movie. However, Miller is also busy playing Credence Barebone in the Fantastic Beasts film series, and last month it was reported that in order to accommodate Miller shooting Fantastic Beasts 3, Warner Bros has pushed production on The Flash back to late 2019, which means it probably won’t hit theaters until 2021 at the earliest.

Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all the latest updates concerning the DCEU, but for now, you can find out what else the superhero franchise has in development by looking through out DC movies guide.

John Krasinski Didn’t Originally Like The Ending To A Quiet Place

Walking out of A Quiet Place was a unique experience because it’s a horror movie with a touching theme about family. Not many films of the genre can balance frightening their viewers and warming their hearts in just under two hours. The film’s director, co-writer and star John Krasinski recently revealed that the ending was a lot more horror-like, but one of the film’s producer pitched the idea that made it into the final cut, which Krasinski wasn’t always fond of. In his words:

It looks like you can thank Steven Spielberg‘s inspiration for another classic movie ending! When filmmakers are caught up in the film development process, sometimes they can get caught up in their “art” and forget to service the moviegoers who are going to buy tickets. Spielberg’s perspective on popcorn moments contributing to the art of a film was great advice for Krasinski to hear, and Hollywood knows the director has seen a few hits in his day.

In John Krasinski’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he spoke about how through the process of fleshing out the film’s story, he kept wanted to push this idea of family. He has previously described the film as a love letter to his daughter at its core and the ending contributes to bringing this point home. Krasinski cast his wife, Emily Blunt as a lead in the film and he shared four different roles in the filmmaking process of A Quiet Place, including walking around in a motion-capture suit and sneakers as the monster.

A Quiet Place could have been your typical horror flick: gorier, less gratifying and bleak. But John Krasinski and his filmmaking team decided to tell a unique story, with a shocking ending. One would not expect the male lead to die, the disabled daughter to find the monster’s weakness or the nurturing mother of three to shoot and kill it, but that’s what happens in A Quiet Place. In addition to the star power of the Hollywood couple’s first collaboration on screen, its terrifying premise of the fear of silence as a main device and its critical success each raised up the film to become one of the unexpected movie successes of 2018.

John Krasinski’s passion project is also getting a sequel on May 15, 2020, which the multi-talent has also started working on.