Warner Bros. threw a Hail Mary by deciding not to shelve their long-stalled film The Flash, as its lead, Ezra Miller, collected a cornucopia of allegations which includes but is not limited to assault, harassment, and child grooming- and now, after the superhero flick was finally released in theaters in North America on June 16 and internationally on June 14, the verdict is in! We’re looking at a big, fat box office flop! With a measly debut of $55 million- may this put to rest the idea that audiences are impartial to watching abusive dipsticks?? I’m lookin at you, Kevin Spacey!
Monday night Warner Bros. took a step toward closing the chapter on the production hellhole that was The Flash after holding a premiere at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for their long overdue superhero flick they’re counting on to save their assess after a brutal year of shelving projects and box office bombs. And what better way to ensure the success of this film than by having alleged harasser, assaulter, burglar, and child groomer Ezra Miller make an appearance to remind us all that you can be above the law as long as you have Warner Bros. banking on you?
Last week, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav gave a commencement speech at Boston University and wished their 2023 graduates the best of luck. Now, David graduated from Boston University, so he probably thought he was going to get embraced with a bunch of “welcome backs,” but instead, he got hit with a wave of BOOS. In the wake of the ongoing writers’ strike over ongoing labor disputes between Hollywood’s writers vs. big studios and streamers (i.e. Disney, Netflix, Warner Bros.), Boston University’s class of 2023 put the BU alum on blast during his speech by collectively chanting, “pay your writers!” While they were at it, they should’ve followed up with, “And fuck you for trying to make ‘Max‘ happen!“
After a nail-biting year of box office flops and production scraps for Warner Bros., this Tuesday at CinemaCon, they unveiled the newest trailer for The Flash starring traveling terror and accused abuser Ezra Miller. But what was even more riveting than the film’s trailer was when its director Andy Muschietti told the audience that Ezra was “one of the best actors” he’s ever worked with… What kind of life-ruining information does Ezra have on Andy for him to embarrass himself like this?
HBO Max, I Mean, “Max,” Released A Teaser Trailer For “The Batman” Spin-Off Series “The Penguin” Starring Colin Farrell
Yesterday, Warner Bros. Discovery officially announced that next month, HBO Max will merge with Discover Plus and become just MAX. That is a smart branding move since they’re erasing a brand name (HBO) that most people know well and replacing it with the name of every other neighborhood dog on your block. Max will launch on May 13th, and prices will range from $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year for a subscription with ads to $19.99 a month or $199.99 a year for the ultimate 4k ad-free subscription. Max (ugh, that name) also announced new shows, including that Harry Potter series, and served up trailers for their upcoming shows. That includes a little teaser for Matt Reeves’ The Batman spin-off series The Penguin, starring Colin Farrell continuing to fight the hot under forty-five tons of wrinkly prosthetics.
Nicolas Cage Wants Us To Know That He Doesn’t Need The Marvel Cinematic Universe Because He’s “Nic Cage”
On Sunday night, Nicolas Cage was presented with the Variety Legend & Groundbreaker Award at Miami Film Festival. Like a cockroach who spends its money on stolen dinosaur skulls and a $200,000 octopus, Nic has managed to survive four decades of extreme highs and lows in Hollywood. Highs like winning an Oscar for Best Actor for Leaving Las Vegas, and lows like having so many box office flops that there are articles titled “Nicolas Cage’s 15 Worst Movies.” So when Nic accepted his award from Variety, he looked back on his lengthy career and felt like there was one thing he needed to make clear: Nic Cage does not need Marvel. “Are you sure about that?” said Nicolas Cage’s accountant.