Zack Snyder was in charge of directing and co-writing Justice League, the upcoming all-the-superheroes follow-up to the not-so-great Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Principal photography has finished filming on Justice League, and it’s currently in post-production. However, Zack Snyder isn’t able to finish it and he told The Hollywood Reporter that he and his wife Deborah Snyder, who is a producer on the film, are leaving it to deal with the death of their daughter.
Tomorrow we find out if all the hard work and hand jobs Ryan Reynolds has been giving have paid off when the Oscar nominations are announced. But today we find out whose lazy hand job of a performance was rewarded with a 2017 Razzie nomination
There was a nominations sweep at this year’s Razzies. Zoolander 2 got 9 nominations, followed closely behind by Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice with 8. Sorry, 1997’s Batman and Robin, it looks like you’re still the Batman movie with the most Razzie nominations. But don’t worry, there’s a chance that Batman movie written and directed by Ben Affleck could happen.
Jared Leto’s award dreams came true in the most Twilight Zone-y of ways. He’s not going to get the Oscar nomination he was no doubt sure he was going to get, but he did get a Worst Supporting Actor Razzie for Suicide Squad. And Julia Roberts’ performance as Lady Wearing a Bad Wig in Mother’s Day earned her a Worst Actress nomination. That wig didn’t get a Worst Supporting Actor nomination, because of course it didn’t; that wig worked its ass off and supported her like a load-bearing beam.
And Ben Affleck received his 10th Razzie nomination today. The big one-zero! He should go out and celebrate tonight for reaching a career milestone. Maybe his BFF Tom Brady will treat Ben to a steamed green bean and unseasoned fish dinner at his house.
The list of nominees is after the cut.
When it was announced way back in March that Amber Heard was cast as Aquaman’s wife Mera in 2017’s Justice League film and 2018’s Aquaman (starring Jason Momoa), it sounded like they weren’t bringing much glamour to the costume. Amber described Mera’s costume as being “half suit of armor, half scales.” Well, as you can see by that picture that was released today, Amber’s description was pretty accurate.
The first picture of Amber Heard as Mera was taken by Justice League director Zack Snyder. Amber was right about working a half armor, half scales look. It’s very Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman going to a Paradise Island Halloween party in a homemade Poison Ivy costume. Amber forgot to mention the part about that sad red shake-and-go Lindsay Lohan wig. I know Mera lives in the sea and her hair is exposed to water almost 24-hours a day, but that’s no excuse for hair like that. Amber’s Mera needs to call up Ariel and ask where she buys her leave-in treatments, or at the very least, how to use a dinglehopper without causing so much damage.
Warner Bros. also released concept art of Mera’s costume and it’s terrifying.
That’s not Mera; that’s the corpse of She-Hulk wearing an Emily Blunt mask after specifying in her will that she wanted to be donated to the Bodyworlds exhibit. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s just concept art and not a real thing that lives in the water, otherwise I won’t go swimming ever again.
Pics: IGN via Warner Bros. and DC Comics
What a holy weekend this is. We have Easter, my favorite holiday, and it’s huge for movies. Easter is about rebirth and that’s what’s happening at the theater. Old, familiar characters brought back to us with a fresh spin and new vision. What better way to celebrate the renewal of the crops, our faith and the world’s energy than with a trip to land of the silver screen. I’m of course talking about the most important movie of 2016, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2! But, there’s this other movie out that idiot people seem more concerned with, Batman v Superman. It’s this movie with Ben Affleck and that guy who bearded Kaley Cuoco, Henry Cavill, punching each other. Apparently it’s making tons of money and going to keep making more, despite having TERRIBLE reviews. Reviews that make Ben very, very sad…
We’ve all been slowly driving by Ben Affleck in our convertibles with the top down, sunglasses on, coffee in hand, watching. Waiting for when the real messy shit is gonna start. Him and Jennifer Garner split almost a year ago but are doing their damn hardest to tell us all “we’re friends and our kids love it! Look! We go on vacation and still live together!” Other than the nanny and Jen’s recent Vanity Fair article there hasn’t been much reason to put the car in park or even idle. The CW level star of this whole thing has been Ben’s enormous, so cool, not Ed Hardy-like (RIP, girl), totally not mid-life crisis phoenix back tattoo. But now, apparently, Ben has been S1m0ne-ing us. She’s not real! She doesn’t exist!
Ben and Henry Cavill sat down with living non-threatening Latino Ken doll, Mario Lopez, for Extra, to chit and chat about this little indie they worked on, Batman V Superman. It’s something to do with the struggle to be human and doing the right thing. Snooze! Mario knows we don’t care about some low-budget, limited release turd, so he made sure to ask about Ben’s back masterpiece.
Mario: The tat on your back – real or fake for a movie?
Ben: Fake for a movie.
Mario: But you’re not at liberty to talk about it?
Ben: I actually do have a number of tattoos… but I try to have them in places where you don’t have to do a lot of cover up… they get sort of addictive, tattoos, after awhile.
Typing all that had me thinking of their initials, BM. Which is what this weak “for a movie” defense sounds like to me. BM and BS. I’m calling BS, Ben. You’re gonna sit there and lie to us, the audiences that have watched you grow from an out of the blue Oscar winner to the star of Gigli we see before us today? For shame, Ben, for shame. If she doesn’t exist, why is Jennifer Garner talking about her? Why is Jennifer Garner throwing her a smile and a wave in Vanity Fair so the bitch knows to be scared? You can lie to us, Ben, fine, but don’t lie to yourself!!
Johnny Depp better start looking into some long-term in-home hobo pirate care, because his go-to helper is going to be busy doing her own thing for the next little while. Amber Heard confirmed to ET yesterday that she has been cast as Mera, the wife of Aquaman (played by Jason Momoa) in 2017’s Justice League: Part One and 2018’s Aquaman. Amber wouldn’t say much about her role as Mera, but she did talk a bit about her costume. Just like Aquaman and Wonder Woman, Mera’s costume sounds like a Mugatu-inspired mecha mess.
“It’s interesting. It’s like, half suit of armor, half scales. It’s strange. We’re in the process of building it now, so it’s coming along.”
Excuse me? A fierce undersea queen like Mera deserves slutty aquatic eleganza. Not a suit cobbled together from pieces that fell off the side of a Deadliest Catch boat. I know people don’t like their superhero movies to be campy trash anymore, but at least give her a pair of gold club rat hoops to go with her crown.
Playing a character that spends most of her time in the water is a great opportunity for Amber. And no, I’m not talking about her career. I’m talking about how easy it will be to introduce Johnny Depp to semi-regular bathing. All she has to do is invite him to visit her on set after every underwater scene. When he arrives, a soaking-wet Amber will hold him in a hug just long enough for the water to penetrate his clothes and make contact with his skin. If she does this every day, I’d say she could have him relatively clean in about 3 to 5 months.
Pics: Splash, DC