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Dwayne Johnson officially releases the post-credits scene of DC League of Super-Pets, which features him as both Black Adam and his dog Anubis.

Dwayne Johnson officially releases his cameo as Black Adam in DC League of Super-Pets. Of the four DC films released or releasing in 2022, three of them are connected to Johnson. The Rock stars in both DC League of Super-Pets as the voice of Krypto the Super Dog and Black Adam as the title character. Johnson’s production company, Seven Buck Productions, had a hand in those two films as well as Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

DC League of Super-Pets and Black Adam are linked in many ways due to Johnson’s presence. DC League of Super-Pets moved to Black Adam‘s July 29 release date after the latter was forced to move to October 2022 due to production needing more time to work on visual effects. For audiences who turned out for DC League of Super-Pets and stayed through the credits, they got to see both of Johnson’s characters collide. The post-credits scene featured Black Adam swooping in alongside his dog Anubis to meet Superman and Krypto. Both Black Adam and his dog are voiced by Johnson, and the actor himself has praised the moment ever since Super-Pets debuted.

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Now in DC League of Super-Pets’ second weekend in theaters, Johnson has released the scene on social media. Once again, the actor hypes the potential Superman vs. Black Adam fight that he’s been promising for years, writing, “The world is starting to simmer with excitement about the earths shattering SUPERMAN vs BLACK ADAM showdown one day.” Watch the scene below:

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The DC League of Super-Pets post-credits scene enjoys poking fun at Johnson and Warner Bros. marketing Black Adam as an anti-hero, as the line between that and a villain is often blurred. Black Adam is traditionally a villain in the comics, but Johnson has promised his DCEU iteration will be a bit more complicated. That is evidently true even in the animated universe, though clearly Johnson isn’t above mocking the idea. Meanwhile, Krypto’s reference to Black Adam flying to Pluto and being forced by his dog to do so is likely an homage to the character’s first appearance in Fawcett Comics, where Black Adam was sent to a distant star and spent 5,000 years traveling back to Earth.


DC League of Super Pets‘ post-credits scene has raised a lot of questions about the animated DC universe and its live-action counterpart. Audiences have long wished to see Black Adam and Superman clash onscreen, and for sometime, it looked like the DCEU would be the best place for such an event. However, DC League of Super-Pets suggests it could happen in animation first, assuming the film gets a sequel. Johnson is closely entwined with DC’s future plans, and from his new post, it’s clear he isn’t letting up any time soon. Only time will tell what becomes of his anti-hero (and his dog) going forward.


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  • Black Adam (2022)Release date: Oct 21, 2022
  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2022)Release date: Dec 21, 2022
  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023)Release date: Mar 17, 2023
  • The Flash (2023)Release date: Jun 23, 2023
  • Blue Beetle (2023)Release date: Aug 18, 2023




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Martin Scorsese Has Perfect Response To Fake Mafia Movie Goncharov

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Martin Scorsese has a hilarious response when his daughter asks him about Tumblr’s fake mafia movie Goncharov, which has been attributed to him.


Martin Scorsese has a perfectly hilarious response to the fake mafia movie Goncharov. Scorsese is a versatile director who has helmed many well-regarded works including the Best Picture-winning 2006 film The Departed. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to the mafia subgenre, returning to the well periodically throughout his career for projects including 1973’s Mean Streets, 1990’s GoodFellas, 1995’s Casino, and 2019’s The Irishman.

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Because of this longstanding tradition, Tumblr has recently been having fun by creating an imaginary lost mafia film titled Goncharov, supposedly produced by Scorcese and starring Robert De Niro. On her official TikTok account, the iconic director’s daughter Francesca Scorsese did a Stitch with a user who was wondering if she had ever discussed Goncharov with her father. In response, she shared a screenshot of a text chat with her dad where she sent him a New York Times article about Goncharov, asking him “did u see this?” His response was, “Yes. I made that film years ago.” Check out the video below:

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What Is Goncharov? Martin Scorcese’s Fake Mafia Movie Explained

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Scorsese’s hilarious response proves that the viral cult of Goncharov has now reached as wide an audience as possible. The story of the film, which allegedly came out around the same time as 1973’s Mean Streets, can be traced back several years to a Tumblr post where a user shared a bizarre tag that came with a pair of boots that seemed to be advertising a Scorsese-produced film called Goncharov reading, among other things, ““A film by Matteo JWHJ0715.” That post lay dormant until August 2020, when another user posted it along with a screenshot of a joking comment reading ““this idiot hasn’t seen goncharov.” In turn, that post lay dormant until it exploded this month.

The post resurfaced as hundreds of Tumblr users piled on, adding their own made-up details to the fictional film. These details include a jam-packed cast that features iconic actor Gene Hackman along with Scorsese collaborators like Mean Streets‘ De Niro and Harvey Keitel as well as The Irishman‘s Al Pacino. There is now also a full-blown poster and even fan art imagining two of the characters’ homoerotic tension. Supposedly, the plot follows a Russian hit man named Goncharov who used to own a disco.

Before long, Goncharov was the #1 trending topic on Tumblr and has now obviously reached Martin Scorsese himself. It seems like there are now only two places for this meme to go from here. First, it could slowly stumble back into obscurity, where it began. However, should fans wish to keep up the fun for even longer, some enterprising young filmmakers could work to create clips or even a full feature bringing the “long lost” title to life once and for all, allowing it to stand proudly alongside other classics from its alleged producer like Gangs of New York.

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Doctor Sleep Director On Stephen King’s Initial Response To Kubrick Ties

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Despite knowing of his strong distaste for the prior adaptation, Doctor Sleep director Mike Flanagan pitched ties to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining to Stephen King, and it nearly didn’t work. The 2019 horror drama acted as an adaptation of King’s novel of the same name, itself a sequel to his Shining novel, and centered on an adult Danny Torrance struggling with his sobriety and having to tap back into his abilities to help fellow shiner Abra as a cult of vampiric shiners known as the True Knot hunt her down. With Ewan McGregor leading the cast of Doctor Sleep as Danny, the film hit theaters in late 2019 to largely favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike, though was considered to be an under performer at the box office, bringing in over $72 million against its reported $55 million production budget.

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In a recent post on his Tumblr, Mike Flanagan reflected on his experience making Doctor Sleep. While discussing the creative process, the writer/director recalled Stephen King’s initial response to his pitch about including ties to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, with the filmmaker having to craft a clear proposal in order to convince the prolific horror author. See Flanagan’s explanation below:

I put together a proposal that outlined what I wanted to do – use Kubrick’s visual language, and keep the Overlook standing as a setting for the final battle. The initial feedback we got was “no.” King really, really didn’t like Kubrick’s film, and his priority was to adapt DOCTOR SLEEP – not to revisit THE SHINING.I told him that if he didn’t want me to do it, I wouldn’t – I’d walk away from the movie before I made something he hated. But as a last ditch effort, I said “imagine the Overlook, decrepit and rotten. And imagine Dan Torrance having walk in to ‘wake it up,’ the lights coming on above his head as he walks the halls. He finds his way to the Gold Room. To the familiar bar, where an empty glass is waiting for him. And we see a familiar bartender ready to pour for him, saying ‘good evening Mister Torrance.’ What if that bartender is his father?” After a bit of a delay, King got back to us. “Do it,” he said.

Related: Mike Flanagan’s Cancelled Shining Prequel Proves The Franchise Is Dead


How Flanagan Merged King & Kubrick’s Shining Universes

Ewan McGregor in Doctor Sleep

King has notoriously shared his frustrations with Kubrick’s The Shining movie in the 40-plus years since it came out, primarily criticizing its deviations from his source novel and the shift from supernatural threats to a human one. Considering Warner Bros. were behind both the Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall-led film and Doctor Sleep, it’s understandable why the studio would be keen to tap into Kubrick’s adaptation to draw audiences back in, even if it went against King’s vision. However, many are sure to find it both unenviable and commendable that Flanagan took it upon himself to merge the disparate storylines into one connective thread.

The biggest connection shared between Kubrick’s The Shining, both of King’s novels and Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep was the Overlook Hotel, the terrifying location the first story was set in, which was burned to the ground in the original King novel by Jack in an effort to sacrifice himself to save his family. With Kubrick’s film seeing Danny and Wendy escape Jack and the hotel, itself left standing, it could’ve been difficult for some audiences to grapple with the Overlook suddenly being an open field for the climactic final showdown between Danny and Rose. However, not only did Flanagan bring the Overlook back for his Doctor Sleep finale, he also gave Danny his father’s ending, burning down the hotel to save Abra and attempt to put an end to its terror.

It’s a decision that was not only largely welcomed by audiences, but received praise from King himself, who found that Flanagan’s Doctor Sleep redeemed” everything he disliked about Kubrick’s The Shining. Though it’s sure to be understandable for King fans that the author would initially turn down the idea to include ties to Kubrick’s adaptation, Flanagan’s dedication to his vision aligning with King’s clearly paid out in his favor. Audiences can revisit the merging of both world with Doctor Sleep available to stream on HBO Max now.

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Antonio Banderas Wants A New Zorro Movie Co-Starring Tom Holland

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Antonio Banderas reveals he wants a new Zorro movie co-starring Tom Holland, wanting to pass on the torch of the action hero to his Uncharted costar.


While three TV adaptations remain in development for the character, Antonio Banderas shares his idea for a new Zorro movie co-starring Tom Holland. Originally created by pulp magazine writer Johnston McCulley, Zorro is a masked vigilante best known for helping defend the people of his hometown of the Pueblo of Los Angeles from a variety of greedy businessman and corrupt political leaders. Though portrayed by a variety of people on both the big and small screens, Banderas’ portrayal of Zorro in both The Mask of Zorro and The Legend of Zorro remains one of his most iconic roles and incarnations, leaving some to wonder who could take on the mantle after him.

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In a recent interview with ComicBook.com to discuss the upcoming Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Antonio Banderas was asked his thoughts on returning for a new Zorro movie. Not only did the actor confirm his interest in being in another installment, but he also expressed an interest to set up a new actor in the role, naming Tom Holland as his ideal successor. See what Banderas shared below:

Yes, I would. I would consider that possibility. Why not? I think during today’s interviews I said something like that to somebody… I said that if they call it Zorro, I will do what Anthony Hopkins did in the first movie and so give the torch to somebody else. Tom Holland. I did Uncharted with him, and he’s so energetic and fun, and he’s got this spark, too. Why not?

Related: Why Hollywood Hasn’t Made A Real Zorro Movie In 80 Years


Could Holland Work As The Next Zorro?

Tom Holland standing behind a bar in Uncharted

Considering Banderas has experience working with Holland on the Uncharted movie, and his own past in the franchise, he does have a fairly informed perspective on who he feels could take over the mantle of Zorro in the future. With Holland having shown his physical skills with both the Spider-Man trilogy and adaptation of Naughty Dog’s action video games, he would be a perfect fit for the physicality required of the sword-wielding vigilante. Additionally, with the actor already situated as a household name, his attachment to a new Zorro movie could help establish some anticipation among audiences to convince Sony, the studio behind Banderas’ movies, to produce such a project.

The biggest concern some audiences may hold about the possibility of a new Zorro movie with Banderas passing on the torch to Holland is the importance of the character’s ethnicity. The hero’s secret identity is that of Don Diego de la Vega, and though Anthony Hopkins portrayed de la Vega in The Mask of Zorro, Banderas’ Alejandro Murrieta carrying on the mantle proved to be a very positive step forward in Latin representation on screen, delivering an authentic representation for Zorro that younger audiences could look up to. Though it could be explained in a new Zorro movie that Holland’s successor is a white character Alejandro passes the torch on to, the concern then becomes about turning the story into one of a white savior, a route that has similarly been minimized in film in recent years.

Even if Antonio Banderas’ idea for a new Zorro movie co-starring Tom Holland doesn’t come to fruition, it isn’t the end of the character’s future on screen. Wilmer Valderrama is currently working with Disney+ to develop a reimagining of the property through a “modern telenovela” lens, while The CW acquired the rights to a modern-day Zorro series centered on a female incarnation of the hero from executive producers Robert Rodriguez and Sofia Vergara, and Prime Video is similarly putting together a 10-episode modern-day series with Money Heist director Javier Quintas and Miguel Ángel Vivas at the helm. In the meantime, audiences can revisit Banderas’ Zorro movies streaming on Netflix now.

Source: ComicBook.com

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