While many go to see superhero movies for the characters and cast, members of a film's crew have started become a draw in their own right.
The cinematographer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Larry Fong, is no exception, with some fans eagerly supporting any projects he is attached to. Fong - who has also worked on films such as Super 8, Kong: Skull Island, and the upcoming The Predator - decided to joke about that newfound notoriety on Twitter, with some pretty hilarious results.
After one fan promised to watch any movie the cinematographer works on, Fong jokingly announced that he would be collaborating on a reboot of the popular children's television series Teletubbies.
Awesome, cuz I’m doing the Teletubbies reboot https://t.co/WYIclOURTZ— Larry Fong (@larryfong) June 23, 2017
What followed was a rather amusing exchange with fans, with some suggesting that BvS and Justice League director and frequent Fong collaborator Zack Snyder join the project. This culminated in Fong sharing early Teletubbies "test footage", featuring the colorful characters in a rather dark color palette.
While it's safe to say that no one is expecting the cinematographer to actually take on the project, his tweets do provide a bit of amusement, as well as a bit of a comeback at those who have criticized the DCEU's grittiness.
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Justice League currently has a 4.16 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings. The full synopsis can be found below.
In Justice League, 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.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill(Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
Wonder Woman is in theaters now, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.