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Zack Snyder Originally Had a Very Different Title Planned for 'Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Zack Snyder is getting candid about the naming process for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Zack and his co-writer Chris Terrio made an appearance at Justice Con and revealed that they didn’t come up with the film’s name and originally had a different title in mind for the movie, per Uproxx.

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Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead' Gets Exciting New Trailer - Watch Here!

The full length trailer for Zack Snyder‘s new Netflix movie Army of the Dead has been released!

Here is the synopsis: Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Army of the Dead has a big cast featuring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Samantha Win, Richard Cetrone, and Michael Cassidy.

The movie will hit select theaters on May 14 and become available to stream on May 21.

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Zack Snyder's New Movie 'Army of the Dead' Gets a Brand New Poster!

The key artwork for Zack Snyder‘s new Netflix movie Army of the Dead has been released!

The new film marks the first movie Zack has directed since Justice League and it will be released in select theaters this May before arriving on Netflix on May 21.

Here is the synopsis: Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Army of the Dead has a big cast featuring Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Samantha Win, Richard Cetrone, and Michael Cassidy.

Watch the recently released teaser trailer below and click into the gallery to see the full poster.

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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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WarnerMedia Exec Shoots Down Zack Snyder Fans' Hopes of Restoring the SnyderVerse

Fans of director Zack Snyder have been campaigning all weekend for Warner Bros. to “Restore the SnyderVerse” and bring back the filmmaker to helm the upcoming DC Comics movies.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League was released last week and has been getting glowing reviews from fans of the franchise, earning a 96% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. The original version of Justice League has a 71% audience score.

The Snyder cut was released on HBO Max after years of fans campaigning to get the version released.

Ann Sarnoff, the CEO of WarnerMedia Studios, gave an interview to Variety and opened up about the future of the DC Comics movies and TV shows.

“I appreciate that they love Zack’s work and we are very thankful for his many contributions to DC. We’re just so happy that he could bring his cut of the Justice League to life because that wasn’t in the plan until about a year ago. With that comes the completion of his trilogy,” Ann said. “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.”

It looks like there are no plans to have Zack return for a Justice League sequel.

What is 4:3 Format? Here's Why Zack Snyder's Justice League Is Presented That Way

When you sit down to watch Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the first thing that you’ll see is a message about the movie’s aspect ratio.

“This film is presented in a 4:3 format to preserve the integrity of Zack Snyder’s creative vision,” the disclaimer reads.

So, are you wondering what 4:3 format means? This is the standard aspect ratio that was used for standard televisions since the invention of moving picture camera. When high-definition televisions were invented, most modern televisions switched to the 16:9 displays.

IMAX movies are presented in 1.43:1, which is nearly equal to the 4:3 format.

“My intent was to have the movie, the entire film, play in a gigantic 4:3 aspect ratio on a giant IMAX screen,” Snyder said last year. “Superheroes tend to be, as figures, they tend to be less horizontal. Maybe Superman when he’s flying, but when he’s standing, he’s more of a vertical. Everything is composed and shot that way, and a lot of the restoration is sort of trying to put that back. Put these big squares back… it’s a completely different aesthetic. It’s just got a different quality and one that is unusual. No one’s doing that.”

The movie is streaming now on HBO Max!

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Ben Affleck & Jared Leto Shot Separately for Zack Snyder's 'Justice League'

WARNING: Justice League spoilers ahead!

Ben Affleck and Jared Leto were never in the same room for Zack Snyder’s Justice League!

The two stars shot their scenes separately for the film, which just debuted on HBO Max, Insider reported.

Almost all of the Zack Snyder cut consists of pre-existing footage from the original production in 2017. There is only one new scene shot last year: the post-apocalyptic Knightmare epilogue involving the return of Jared Leto’s Joker.

Zack always felt the ultimate for him was to see Batman and Joker together in a scene…it was something we thought about while working on the movie but couldn’t figure out how it would fit. So when we had this opportunity to do the movie again he said he really wanted to do it,” said producer Deborah Snyder to Insider.

Zack had talked to Jared a few times about it since Suicide Squad. ‘He was like ‘I don’t know,’ then it went to ‘Okay, maybe’ and then it was finally, ‘Okay.’”

However, the pandemic made shooting with everyone difficult.

The scene features Batman (Affleck), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Mera (Amber Heard), Deathstoke (Joe Manganiello), and the Joker (Leto) preparing to battle Superman (Henry Cavill), who, in the dream, goes evil after a tragedy. And now, it’s been revealed that the scene was filmed without all of these actors ever being on the same set.

“We actually shot Ben separate from Jared,” Deborah Snyder revealed.

“And Ezra was shooting Fantastic Beasts so he was in England and Zack had to direct him over Zoom…It was really fun to be able to do that, to get everyone together to shoot that.”

According to Deborah, the only people who were actually together on set were Ben, Ray, Amber and Joe.

If you didn’t know, there was an unexpected Justice League glitch on HBO Max!