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The Epic Scarface Remake Is Coming

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It was announced Thursday that Luca Guadagnino will direct the reboot of Scarface for Universal Pictures. The storyline will be the same as both the original 1932 movie and the most famous 1983 version starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfieffer, however, this remake will be set in Los Angeles instead of Miami.

Filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, who directed the Academy Award-winning drama Call Me by Your Name, which earned him an Oscar nomination, will direct the new Scarface.

Although the 1983 masterpiece was met with criticism for excessive violence and profanity, it became a cult classic over time.

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According to Deadline the new movie will be set in Los Angeles. The pic’s shooting script will be off of Joel Coen and Ethan Coen’s version, who’ve been with the project for at least three years, with earlier drafts by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio.

Scarface will be produced by Dylan Clark for his Dylan Clark Productions. Scott Stuber will executive produce alongside Marco Marabito. SVP Brian Williams will also executive produce for Dylan Clark Productions.

Most memorable quotes from Scarface.

“I’m Tony Montana! You F*Ck With Me, You F*Ckin’ With The Best!”

“Who Put This Thing Together? Me, That’s Who! Who Do I Trust? Me!”

“Say Hello To My Little Friend.”

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The Top 10 Batman Villains Of All Time

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Ever since his first appearance in 1939, Batman has consistently been one of the best-selling DC comics, as well as a fan-favorite superhero.

During his 80-year long stint against crime, the Caped Crusader has faced a plethora of interesting villains, some that are evil and dangerous like Joker or Bane, as well as some that are wacky and laughable like the Condiment King or the Kite Man.

One of the main things that made Batman so great is that he is just a simple man. Yes, he is an expert in countless martial arts, as well as the World’s Greatest Detective, but he doesn’t have any superpowers. Batman’s mind is his greatest weapon and that is what makes him relatable to the average comic reader.

His villains are no different. Most are devoid of any unnatural powers but still present a threat to Gotham, even though other DC superheroes would probably defeat them in mere minutes.

So, without further ado, here’s a list of villains who keep Batman awake at night (fighting crime of course):

Catwoman

This sleek villain is one of Batman’s most infamous foes, and she often takes up various roles. Even though her most common trait is being a thief—and a pretty good one, at that—she’s also a mob boss, an ally, an anti-hero and she was even a love interest for Batman at some point.

Catwoman is nowhere near as evil as the other villains on this list. However, she makes up for it by being as acrobatic as Batman, morally ambiguous, and being able to toy with Batman. She also has cat puns that you’ll either love or hate.

Top Batman Villains Catwoman

Ra’s Al Ghul

Ra’s Al Ghul is one of the most formidable Batman villains. He is the leader of the League of Assassins, the father of Talia Al Ghul, and grandfather to Bruce Wayne’s own son, Damian.

He has lived for centuries, endlessly honing his fighting skills. He also uses the Lazarus Pit, which rejuvenates him whenever he’s close to death—thus making him almost an immortal.

Born over 700 years ago, Ra’s wants to eliminate the evils of the world by destroying humanity then rebuilding it. He also knows Batman’s true identity, which gives him an edge whenever he faces the Dark Knight.

Top Batman Villains Ra's Al Ghul

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn, among the newest Batman villains, has become one of the most popular. Originally meant to be a one-off for the Batman Animated Series, she was such a success that she eventually spawned her own comic book series, TV adaptation, and movie appearances. And with good reason.

Harley Quinn is the perfect result of what Joker is capable of. She was initially a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum but eventually fell hopelessly in love with the Joker.

This led her to a life of crime, and she’s had plenty of confrontations with Batman. She might not have superpowers, but her absence of a moral compass makes her incredibly violent, both to heroes and other villains.

Top Batman Villains Harley Quinn

Red Hood

What would happen if Batman chose to start killing? This is what Red Hood represents. He was the second Robin—Jason Todd—but Joker killed him.

Talia Al Ghul took him to the Lazarus Pit, however, and he came back to life. He then returned to Gotham and initiated a war on crime by influencing it from inside.

Because Red Hood doesn’t just kill for the thrill of it—and since he’s trying to bring justice in his own way—he isn’t as villainous as the others on this list. That said, he is more than capable of fighting toe to toe with Batman.

Top Batman Villains Red Hood

The Batman Who Laughs

What happens when you blend all of Batman’s best features with all of Joker’s worst? You get The Batman Who Laughs. This is the most recent Batman villain, but he’s one of the toughest.

He is the result of a struggle between the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime, where the latter dies but manages to infect Batman with chemicals that fuse their personalities.

As an alternate universe Batman, he is one of Bruce Wayne’s toughest opponents. He also has Rabid Robins he keeps chained—though they don’t seem to mind it.

Top Batman Villains Batman Who Laughs

Bane

This venom pumped hulking piece of muscle known as Bane has been one of the toughest Batman foes ever since his first appearance in 1993.

His main power is his strength, which can be additionally augmented with the use of the drug called Venom, which turns Bane into an enormous muscular slab of whoop-ass.

Strength isn’t the only thing that makes Bane so scary. He is also highly intelligent, expert in hand to hand combat, as well as a master escapologist.

Bane rose to recognition in the “Knightfall” story arc, where he broke Batman’s back and became known as “The Man Who Broke the Bat.”

Top Batman Villains Bane

Riddler

This onesie wearing villain seems harmless, but in truth, he is far from that. Riddler has been giving Batman headaches for over 60 years. Edward “E.” Nigma is a dangerous villain who shuns brute strength for a more cunning and intelligent approach.

This genius villain relishes in torturing Batman with complicated puzzles and twisted riddles. At one-point Riddler even deduced Batman’s true identity.

Riddler’s signature attire consists of a green onesie adorned with question marks and a cane in the shape of a question mark. He’s known to sometimes roll onto the scene in his trademark car called “Riddlermobile.”

Top Batman Villains Riddler

Two-Face

Two-face is a poster boy for tragic villain stories. Two-face was once known as Harvey Dent, an attorney in service of Gotham and one of Batman’s greatest allies.

Transformation to a ruthless criminal happened when a mobster threw acid in his face, completely scarring one side of Harvey’s face.

This incident left his mental state in shambles and paved a way for Harvey to become Two-face.

Two-face is obsessed with the concept of duality and change. The fates of his victims are decided on a toss of a coin and whims of his shifting personality. Two-face only powers are his expertise in marksmanship and a sizeable army of goons behind his back.

Top Batman Villains Two Face

Scarecrow

If not the strongest, Doctor Jonathan Crane is certainly the scariest Batman villain. Scarecrow has been giving Gotham residents the heebie-jeebies ever since his debut in 1941.

He is an expert chemist who uses fear and phobias of his enemies as a weapon against them and against Gotham’s citizens. His scary persona is amplified by his attire.

He usually wears a black suit with a scarecrow mask that becomes even more terrifying when his victims are under the effect of his signature fear gas.

Scarecrow has proven to be quite an adversary for Batman. His criminal record is full of murder, robbery, as well as terrorism.

In the recent Arkham game, Scarecrow managed to take over Gotham and release his fear toxin all over the unsuspecting populace.

He uncovered Batman’s real identity and released it to the rest of the world, which caused Batman to initiate the Knightfall Protocol.

Top Batman Villains Scarecrow

Joker

Gotham’s Clown Prince of Crime has been Batman’s arch-nemesis since he was introduced in the first issue of Batman. What makes Joker dangerous is that he is an antithesis of Batman.

While Batman is just, calculated, and merciful, Joker is twisted, unpredictable, and ruthless. Joker doesn’t have superpowers but can stand toe to toe against Batman since he’s highly intelligent and an expert in hand to hand combat.

Even though he is quite formidable in physical combat, Joker doesn’t work alone. He is often accompanied by Harley Quinn and an army of henchmen.

Joker’s list of crimes is far and wide. His crowning achievements are the paralysis of Barbara Gordon and the murder of Batman’s protégé Jason Todd – the second Robin.

Top Batman Villains Joker

Final thoughts:

As the story goes, when two shots rang out Bruce Wayne’s life changed forever. Wearing many names the Dark Knight, Caped Crusader, the World’s Greatest Detective, even Matches Malone a cloak adopted by Batman to infiltrate Gotham’s criminal underworld.

Although Batman has many enemies, some notables not mentioned are Penguin, Mister Freeze, and Poison Ivy – The Batman has dedicated his life to justice and will uphold that oath for many years to come.

Images via: DC Comics

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Here Is Why We Are Looking Forward To Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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Ever since Justice League came out in 2017, fans have been clamoring for a release of director Zack Snyder’s original vision of the film.

Well, their voices were heard, with Warner Bros greenlighting it in February 2020. The Snyder Cut is the director’s definitive version, and it will be released on HBO Max in early 2021.

Fans are hoping that this version will be more cohesive, more character-focused, and better edited than the atrocious theatrical version. At four hours long, it should at least give Snyder loyalists what they want.

Cyborg’s Story

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Cyborg is one of the most interesting members of the Justice League, especially when it comes to his origin story.

However, his screen time in the theatrical cut was paltry at best, and viewers ended up not resonating with the character. He was basically forced to take the backseat to the other Justice League members.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League has already shown footage that promises to properly flesh out Cyborg’s backstory.

Seeing as Cyborg is an essential part of the story—particularly because of his connection to the Mother Boxes—it will only benefit the narrative if viewers empathize with him.

The Knightmare Sequence

Knightmare Sequence

In Batman v. Superman, Bruce Wayne had a vision of an apocalyptic future, teasing Lois Lane’s death and Superman’s descent into evil.

From the footage released so far of the Snyder Cut, it’s unlikely that Superman will turn out evil—though that remains to be seen.

If he does, it could be thanks to Darkseid’s Anti-Life Equation, which destroys someone’s free will by mathematically proving that freedom, hope and love are all meaningless.

Either way, with the introduction of Darkseid, we should see footage that makes sense of the Knightmare. That should make BvS an even more coherent more when re-watching.

More Justice League Footage

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Apparently, the theatrical release of Justice League changed so much stuff from what Snyder had shot that it was essentially a different film altogether.

Considering that Joss Whedon–who stepped in to oversee the reshoots after Snyder left the project—wrote almost 80 new script pages, this is unsurprising. And the studios had also insisted that the theatrical version be just two hours long.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League will be four hours long. We’ve already seen plenty of new footage through teasers and images.

And Snyder’s longer, ultimate versions—like Watchmen and BvS—tend to be more fleshed out and interesting.

So, the Snyder Cut might even be better than the theatrical version we would have got if he stayed on board to complete the film in 2017.

Better Superman

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The 2017 Justice League failed to, uh, deliver ‘justice’ to a lot of characters, including Superman. For one, he had that CGI face that practically made the movie a laughing stock.

He also wasn’t an empathetic character; then again, barely any character in that film was empathetic.

In the Snyder Cut, we see footage of Clark Kent with Lois Lane and his mother, which should be a tender moment. Superman also dons his black suit, which Joss Whedon completely ignored. This should come as a delight to fans who’ve read the comics.

More Authentic Batman

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The Batman in BvS and the Batman in the 2017 Justice League are not the same characters. In the former, Batman is brooding, cynical, and more violent than Batman usually is.

In the theatrical Justice League, he abandons his entire personality traits so he can deliver sarcastic quips and punchlines.

In Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Batman’s personality should be more consistent. Trying to replicate Marvel by forcing humor on characters who naturally aren’t funny was a major mistake.

Time will tell if Snyder’s attempt at humor—the studio had demanded a lighter tone, after all—will resonate with viewers without altering the characters.

Watch the first trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut.

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The Official Justice League Trailer Just Dropped And It Looks Sweet!

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Who else Is excited for the ‘Justice League’?  We are and cannot wait to see it!

As the hype machine moves forward MCT is anxiously awaiting the big debut of the Justice League movie in November but in the meantime, we have been given a few glimpses to hold us over for now.

If you remember, the first Justice League trailer dropped at San Diego Comic-Con last summer (you can check it out here), and since then fans have been given several teasers that spotlight The Flash, Batman and Aquaman and other behind-the-scenes looks from director Zack Snyder.

Each new teaser shows the superheroes in action in their respective elements, for example, Aquaman at the sea, Batman in his primary mode of transportation.. the infamous Batmobile and the Flash showing off his lightning speed.

One big question that everyone is asking, where is Superman? I don’t know for sure but our speculation is that he is either dead or bad for 2/3 of the film and then joins forces with the Justice League towards the end of the film.

Below is the official full-length trailer:

The film stars Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amay Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, JK Simmons and Willem Dafoe.

“Justice League” will hit the big screen November 17.

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