EXCLUSIVE: Even though Noomi Rapace emerged from Prometheus as one of the few survivors and the one who seemed most to want to follow the adventure forward with Michael Fassbender’s character, it was long reported she would not be back to reprise her role as Elizabeth Shaw in Ridley Scott’s next installment Alien: Covenant. Maybe that has changed.
Sources say Rapace is in Australia and on the set to shoot weeks worth of scenes in Scott’s film, which brings back Fassbender’s robot character and has a cast that includes Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride and Demian Bichir. Info is on lockdown, so we’ll have to wait for the film to be released August 4, 2017, by Fox to see how it all worked out.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
recap of some of the medias set visit:
It's a standalone movie titled Justice League and will have a lighter tone; it's a fun ensemble focusing on the team coming together to take on a common threat.
The movie will be heavily influenced by Jack Kirby and revolves around the quest for three Mother Boxes; one on Earth, one in Atlantis, and one in Themyscira.
Justice League takes place months after the events of Batman v Superman.
A big chunk of the movie will focus on Batman assembling the team, with Superman (sporting some longer hair) set to return a little later on.
Steppenwolf has yet to be cast and will be one of the main villains. Darkseid's influence will be felt, the Parademons will appear, and Lex Luthor may have some sort of role.
Batman will upgrade his suit and we'll see a new version of his armoured suit towards the end of the movie.
Bruce Wayne builds a jet called the "Flying Fox" for the team to use.
Batman will have a new vehicle called the "Nightcrawler" designed by his father.
Willem Dafoe is playing Vulko, a mentor to Aquaman.
Mera is a warrior and sorceress and her costume which have chainmail which blends in with her skin.
J.K. Simmons will have the classic Commissioner Gordon look.
The Flash's initial costume will be pieced together by space suits and held together by wire. However, Batman later creates a much more streamlined suit for him to wear.
Cyborg's costume will be 100% CGI.
Junkie XL is scoring the movie, but Hans Zimmer's role has yet to be confirmed.
It's weird that they are being this open about the film being screened. Here is a scene that was reportedly shot. Not spoiler tagging this one as it's not really a critical plot point and serves to illustrate the lighter tone they are going for.
Allen returns to his home. It’s a huge warehouse with graffiti all over the walls and a basketball rim over the door. He turns on the lights, revealing a huge cache of TVs, monitors, and Bruce Wayne sitting in a chair. Allen wants to know how he got there, but Wayne ignores him and hands Allen a photo of the surveillance video we saw in Batman v Superman. “That’s a person who looks exactly like me but is definitely not,” says Allen. “Hippie, long hair, very attractive Jewish boy. He drinks milk, I don’t drink milk.” he jokes as Wayne starts to walk over to a red suit standing in the apartment.
“I know you have abilities, I just don’t know what they are,” says Wayne.
“My special skills include viola, web design…” Allen rambles as Wayne examines the suit and notes it’s made of a very specific heat resistant material. “Yeah, I do competitive ice dancing,” Allen says.
“This is the stuff the space shuttle uses to prevent from burning up on reentry.”
“...Very competitive ice dancing?”
Just then, the film turns to slow-motion as Bruce Wayne hurls one of the razor-sharp, bat-logo-shaped throwing stars he used in BvS at Allen. Allen looks at it inquisitively as it passes him in slow motion then, with a profound realization, grabs it out of the air. Silence, surprise, and then: “You’re the Batman?”
“And you’re fast.”
“That feels like an oversimplification.”
Bruce tells Allen he’s putting together a team of people with special abilities because he believes enemies are coming. Barry immediately wants to be part of it, and Batman can’t help but ask why he’s agreed so quickly. “I need friends,” says Barry, just before holding up the throwing-bat/star. “Can I keep this?”
"Standing on the dirty Gotham Police Station rooftop is Commissioner Gordon wearing a hat, tie, glasses and a long trench coat. He’s standing next to the Bat symbol and talking to Batman, Flash and Wonder Woman as smoke billows from nearby vents. As the camera slowly zooms in, I’m listening to the four of them talk about scientists disappearing. While it’s hard to figure out why they’re talking about missing scientists, it’s very much a comic book panel come to life with the way everyone is standing and framed to the camera. I’m smiling wide from ear to ear.
As I try and hear more of what they’re saying, all of a sudden Cyborg is walking across the rooftop towards our heroes saying that the head of S.T.A.R. Labs has been taken. As he gets closer he stands next to Wonder Woman and I watch as a huge smile appear on her face before turning back to the rest of the group. It seems like she’s extremely happy he’s joined them. I silently wonder if this is the first time all of these heroes have been together. As the group discusses the situation, they decide they’ll need to go somewhere to investigate. As Gordon continues to talk he turns and everyone is gone but the Flash. It’s like he didn’t get the memo that when Gordon turns to talk you need to quickly disappear. Flash says to Gordon, “Do they just do that?” Gordon says nothing as Flash speeds off. It’s funny to watch and I quickly realize the Justice League movie is going to be a lot more fun than I was expecting."
"Towards the end of the day Snyder showed us an edited scene from Justice League without finished effects. The scene showed Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) arriving at his apartment only to find Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) sitting in his second favorite chair. Bruce is telling Barry that he knows he’s special but doesn’t know how and Barry is trying to deflect everything being said with humor and well-written dialogue. Finally, Bruce has had enough and throws a Batarang at Barry who proceeds to slow down time using his super speed and catches the weapon. As he examines the weapon it dawns on him that Bruce is Batman. As he enters real time Bruce says, “so you’re fast.” Barry then says “so you’re Batman?” Bruce explains he’s putting together a group to battle what’s coming. Before he’s even four seconds into his pitch as to why Barry should join him Barry says, “I’m in.” Bruce is shocked and proceeds to smile, extremely surprised at what just happened. Barry then tells him “I need friends. Can I keep this?” As the scene ended all the reporters in the room were laughing. "
I like the darker, more conflicted, inner turmoil of the DC movies
I don't want them to flat out copy Marvel's house style, but a moving towards a lighter tone with a more hopeful nature would do wonders for DC's films. It's not an either/or choice here as tilting the DC universe "lighter" by no means has to have them replicate what Marvel is doing. There are lots of degrees in tone and how the script and directing will achieve this for them to play around with.
This more then anything is what I expect Geoff John' influence will be on the films moving forward. Finding just the right balance that will connect with audiences. He can do dark, but comics with a more hopeful nature and respect to their long histories are his specialty.
GAME OF THRONES' Kristofer Hivju Joins JUSTICE LEAGUE As Ancient Atlantean King
According to IGN, Game of Thrones' Kristofer Hivju has joined the cast of Justice League as an ancient Atlantean king. Various reports revealed that the Atlanteans and Amazonians each took ownership of one of three Mother Boxes when they were sent to Earth, and it looks like Kristofer Hivju will be seen as the Atlantean king that will come into possession of one of those Mother Boxes. Other reports from Collider indicate that history of the three Mother Boxes will be explained in detail during the film, and Zeus will also play a role in that history.
Willem Dafoe’s Justice League Character Revealed
During a recent SR visit to the set, all was revealed. In the film, Dafoe will portray Nuidis Vulko.
Vulko might be familiar to long-time DC readers as an on-again off-again confederate of Aquaman. Initially launched in the late ’60s (in The Brave and the Bold #73), Vulko began life as the chief scientific advisor to the throne of Atlantis. An outspoken political figure, he would sometimes rule the subterranean lands in Curry’s absence. During the Bronze Age of Aquaman, the character even rebelled against Arthur Curry’s rule at one point.
Later, Vulko was killed, becoming a ghost for a time before being resurrected during the retconned New 52 (Geoff Johns’ time on the series). This reborn Vulko would betray Atlantis (for his own valid if petty reasons), leading to the surface-Atlantean war depicted in the Throne of Atlantis saga – something which could play a role in both upcoming films. In the long run, Vulko is somewhat vindicated, when he aids Aquaman in fighting the Dead King.
It’s quite possible Dafoe’s Vulko in Justice League and the Aquaman standalone will be an amalgam of the New 52 character and the Modern Age re-envisioning of the characters. In the film, Dafoe appears in a costume similar to the newer, more gladiatorial look of Aquaman and Mera – but more translucent and tattered due to time and the ravages of subaquatic life. Dafoe also sports a long silver mane and has sage, wizened quality to his character. These reports also support his role as counsel to Aquaman in the film as in the comic books.
However, in spite of his purportedly heroic role, Vulko clearly has a shady side. Whether the film version is a tried and true (if outspoken) ally to Atlantis or harbors ulterior motives remains to be seen. Dafoe’s Vullko may play an important role, driving the plots of both films, seeing as Justice League is the direct precursor to Aquaman.