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WarnerMedia Reacts to #SnyderVerse Fan Demands & Threats: 'Behavior Is Reprehensible'

WarnerMedia is not giving in to fan demands.

Following the release of Zack Snyder‘s Justice League cut on HBO Max, fans have been leading social media campaigns for Warner Bros. to release the David Ayer director’s cut of 2016′s Suicide Squad with #ReleaseTheAyerCut, as well as demanding Zack direct his own version of the comics with #RestoreTheSnyderVerse.

Execs are standing up to the social media campaign in a new interview with Variety after fans began harassing and even threatening the studio.

“We’re not tolerating any of that. That behavior is reprehensible no matter what franchise you’re talking about or what business you’re talking about. It’s completely unacceptable. I’m very disappointed in the fans that have chosen to go to that negative place with regard to DC, with regard to some of our executives,” WarnerMedia CEO Ann Sarnoff said.

“It’s just disappointing because we want this to be a safe place to be. We want DC to be a fandom that feels safe and inclusive. We want people to be able to speak up for the things they love, but we don’t want it to be a culture of canceling things that any small faction isn’t happy with. We are not about that. We are about positivity and celebration.”

She also shot down rumors of future projects for a Justice League trilogy with Zack Snyder, saying she’s “very thankful for his many contributions to DC,” but the release of his cut marks “the completion” of the director’s DC films.

“We’re very happy we’ve done this, but we’re very excited about the plans we have for all the multi-dimensional DC characters that are being developed right now.”

She added there are no plans to develop the demanded Suicide Squad cut.

“We wanted to give Zack the opportunity to complete his vision in a four-hour movie, which is impossible to do in theaters. We’re happy that we have HBO Max to let the rope out as it were and allow the fans to see all four hours of Zack’s vision,” she went on to say.

As it turns out, these actors shot their Justice League scenes separately.

Find out why Justice League is presented in 4:3 format.

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David Ayer Reacts After Warner Exec Says His 'Suicide Squad' Cut Will Never Be Seen

After the release of Zack Snyder‘s cut of Justice League, fans have been asking Warner Bros. to release director David Ayer‘s cut of Suicide Squad.

Ayer, who directed the 2016 movie, has previously revealed that he shot more scenes with Jared Leto than what fans saw in the film.

Now, WarnerMedia Studios CEO Ann Sarnoff is shooting down any hope that the Ayer Cut will ever see the light of day. In a new interview about the success of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, she responded to the fan campaign for the Ayer Cut.

“We won’t be developing David Ayer’s cut,” she told Variety.

David responded to the news on Twitter by simply tweeting, “Why? 🥺,” with the sad-face emoji.

A reboot of the Suicide Squad franchise from director James Gunn is in the works and David responded to a fan who questioned why an Ayer Cut would be released at this time. He said, “That would be horrific brand management to do that. No one has suggested that. Let James crush it.”

Shia LaBeouf Attends a Drive-In Screening of 'The Tax Collector' with Co-Star Bobby Soto!

Shia LaBeouf poses for a photo alongside his co-star Bobby Soto at a drive-in screening of their movie The Tax Collector on Thursday (July 30) at the Vineland Drive-In in City of Industry, Calif.

The guys participated in a Q&A with writer and director David Ayer after the screening, which was held as part of the ArcLight Advance Pop-Up series.

Here is the film’s synopsis: David (Soto) and Creeper (LaBeouf), are “tax collectors” for the crime lord Wizard, collecting his cut from the profits of local gangs’ illicit dealings. But when Wizard’s old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect what matters more to him than anything else: his family.

The movie will be released in theaters, on VOD, and on Digital HD on August 7. Watch the trailer below!

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Shia LaBeouf's 'Tax Collector' Director Is Responding to Casting Concerns

Fans were concerned after seeing the debut trailer for Shia LaBeouf‘s new movie The Tax Collector that he may have been cast to play a Latino character when he is not of Latin descent.

One concerned viewer tweeted at the film’s director, David Ayer, and asked for clarification.

“Hey, really important question that I think you should answer publicly in 2020. Is Shia Lebouf playing a Latino character in Tax Collector? If so, why didn’t you cast a Latin actor?” the Twitter user tweeted.

David responded, “Really important answer – Shia is playing a whiteboy who grew up in the hood. This is a Jewish dude playing a white character. Also the only white dude in the movie.” David also added, “I grew up hood and I’m a whiteboy. Chicano culture is inclusive – I’ve seen whiteys, Asians, Blacks, Filipinos all putting in work for the hood. It’s part of street culture.”

If you missed it, find out which star called Shia the greatest actor of their generation.

Shia LaBeouf Got His Whole Chest Tattooed for This Movie Role

Shia LaBeouf definitely gets into some extreme method acting!

Director David Ayer recently spoke out in an interview about the 34-year-old The Tax Collector actor’s serious commitment to different roles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Shia LaBeouf

“He’s one of the best actors I’ve worked with, and he’s the most committed to body and soul. He had a tooth pulled on Fury, and then on Tax Collector, he got his whole chest tattooed. So he kind of goes all in, and I’ve never known anyone that committed,” David revealed.

The Tax Collector is scheduled to be released in August, and follows two tax collectors for a crime lord named Wizard whose business becomes upended, resulting in one of them desperately protecting his family from an old rival. Watch the thrilling first trailer!

Check out the latest photos we have of Shia‘s tattooed chest.

'Bright' Director Responds to 'Worst Movie of 2017' Review

The reviews for the new Netflix movie Bright have not been that great and now director David Ayer is responding to one review that called the film the “worst movie of 2017.”

BRIGHT, Netflix’s first mega-budget feature, is the single worst movie of 2017,” IndieWire’s David Ehrlich tweeted. In the review he wrote, “There’s boring, there’s bad, and then there’s Bright, a movie so profoundly awful that Republicans will probably try to pass it into law over Christmas break.”

Ayer responded to the tweet and said, “This is going on my fridge. Highest compliment is a strong reaction either way. This is a f–king epic review. It’s a big fun movie. You can sure string words together Mr. Erlich. I’d love to read any script you’ve written.”

Ehrlich replied by saying, “you’re a good man, mr. Ayer. i’ll be waiting with fresh eyes for whatever comes next.”

“I really appreciate that. Every movie is a labor of love for me. I’ve never chased the audience, and I know my work can be polarizing. I’ve lived a crazy love and I guess my movies reflect that,” David responded.

Will Smith & Co-Stars Noomi Rapace & Joel Edgerton Hit Tokyo for 'Bright' Premiere!

Will Smith is dapper in a blue suit while hitting the red carpet alongside his co-star Noomi Rapace at the premiere of their latest film Bright held at Roppongi Hills on Tuesday (December 19) in Tokyo, Japan.

The 49-year-old actor and the 37-year-old actress were also joined by their other co-star Joel Edgerton and director David Ayer.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Will Smith

Will and his co-stars have been making their promo rounds all across the globe for the flick.

Over the weekend, Will, Noomi and Joel gathered on the red carpet to snap a selfie at the London premiere of Bright, which will be available streaming on Netflix on December 22.


FYI: Noomi is wearing a Louis Vuitton ensemble. Joel is wearing Strong Suit.

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