Photographer Clay Enos recently discussed Justice League and the (possible) Snyder Cut as well as the DCEU’s slate for the Farooqi Bros podcast, and he did not hold back.
You probably know Clay Enos best for his work alongside Zack Snyder for 300, Sucker Punch and most of the DCEU films that Snyder oversaw well up to Justice League. This is how we know that he may very well be one of the most interesting people to hear talk about the DCEU, especially about the infamous Snyder Cut of Justice League and where the DCEU is headed after Snyder’s exit.
Speaking on the Farooqi Bros podcast, Clay Enos talked about the possibility of the Justice League Snyder cut ever being released theatrically. Enos spoke about how hard it would be to release Justice League Snyder cut and the logistics of it all, specifically the amount of money it would cost to pay royalties to everyone involved:
“Just the logistics of that are really difficult. What is it? Is it a different theatrical release? What does that mean for royalty checks for the two hundred actors that participated in it. It is just a complete mess on so many fronts.”
Clay Enos went on to say that even though it’s unlikely and extremely complicated to make a theatrical run of the Snyder cut for Justice League, there may be a business opportunity to release it but only with a large investment first:
“My observation is that this business makes anything like that incredibly unlikely and complicated. That said, if there’s a sufficient box office allure they’ll figure it out. There’s probably something pretty close to ready out there. Throw another twenty, thirty million in and you could maybe see hundreds come from it… It’s a hard one. There’s massive financial consequences to doing something like that.”
As a kind of support towards Zack Snyder, Enos said that not releasing the Snyder cut of Justice League may go down in history as a wrong that can be righted and that Hollywood should strive to encourage films that have a clear mark from each director:
“This is going to go down in film history as some sort of terrible wrong that can be righted. But what culture has to emerge for that to happen is something we need to work towards. We need to prioritize this sort of auteur filmmaker world… All of us need to support films that have the auteurs mark on them. Let’s gradually work towards where the bottom line and the box office isn’t the headline.”
On this note, Enos also spoke about the best course of action fans who want the Snyder Cut of Justice League can take. He said that if fans want these types of films to be released people should always support these, so distribution systems are inclined to invest in them:
“Support films that hold those same ideals. Imagine if the market place that just want to see films that the directors work so hard to create and the distribution systems honor that vision. If the world opens up and becomes that, AT&T is going to wake up one day and be like ‘you know we have one of those’.”
After supporting Snyder and his vision with Justice League, Clay Enos spoke about fans boycotting the DCEU. He mentioned that he’s not necessarily in favor of any boycott, saying that people should see films that speak to them:
“Financial boycotts are as old as commerce. They win, they don’t win, they shift, they don’t shift. I don’t feel comfortable weighing in one way or the other. I’m simply saying another path to take is to consume film that reflect your ideals.”
Finally, he said that Justice League got butchered by Warner Bros and it was very hard to see a film from a friend of his get this treatment:
“It’s somewhat uncomfortable because a friend of mine’s film got butchered. Obviously, the DCEU is going in a different direction.”
What do you think about Clay Enos’ remarks on the Justice League Snyder cut? Do you think Justice League got butchered? Sound off in the comment section down below!
After Justice League, Aquaman followed. The DCEU continues in April with Shazam! on April 5, 2019, which will be followed by Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019
Here is the synopsis for Shazam! DC’s next film:
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).
Directed by David F. Sandberg, DC Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Cooper Andrews, Marta Milans, and Ron Cephas.
Shazam! will be released in theaters on April 5, 2019.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
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