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Update: Clarification to Diane Lane's comments about Justice League/Avengers

05.12.2017

UPDATE: As expected, a clarifying statement from Diane Lane was released today in regards to her comments on Andy Cohen Live. ComicBook.com received the following from her reps:

"Diane meant "sorry to disappoint" in reference to revealing anything concerning "Justice League" that is not already out in the public, and, was declining to comment on a film (Avengers) that she has not seen.

She is thrilled to continue her role as Martha Kent, and appreciates your excitement for "Justice League".

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to clarify this."

Woof. Some say that honesty is the best policy, but perhaps that's not true when a star chooses to sour a film before it's had the chance to the reach the public. For real, I'm not trying to start anything here, but I'm not sure of how much more bad press the DCEU can endure as it continues to engage with the MCU in a battle for the box office.

Recently, while appearing on Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen Live, actress Diane Lane - who plays Martha Kent, Superman's mother, in MAN OF STEEL, BATMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and JUSTICE LEAGUE - had some choice words to say about Zack Snyder's highly anticipated (and scrutinized) superhero ensemble epic.

It all started when Lane was asked if she could divulge any spoilers or secrets about the upcoming film, and whether or not she believes it's better than Marvel's THE AVENGERS. The seemingly salty and seasoned actress then replied, "No and no. Short but honest. I hate to disappoint." 

Oh snap! Now, this is obviously just one woman's opinion, though you do have to wonder what had prompted Lane to give such a dispirited response. It's a given that Marvel's THE AVENGERS is a tough act to beat, though one would hope that DC's JUSTICE LEAGUE would, at the very least, stand toe-to-toe beside their rival's ensemble hullabaloo. 

While I'm notoriously not the biggest fan of the DCEU, I am still holding out hope for JUSTICE LEAGUE, and will happily see it in theaters when it lands on November 16, 2017. However, if I'm to be as honest as Ms. Lane, I am anticipating the arrival of WONDER WOMAN much more than whatever Zack Snyder has cooked up for his Batmobile with even more guns, five-pointed trident-wielding, monochrome superhero slugfest. I jest, of course. I'll be there regardless, and hope with every fiber of my comic-book-loving being that I'm proven wrong. Dear JUSTICE LEAGUE, please be positively awesome, I'm seriously rooting for you.

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12:09PM on 05/13/2017

JoBlo.com is losing credibility...

Here is another example of manipulative click bait that I've seen on job.com this year. Seriously, guys... You are letting your long time fans and supporters down with this kind of bullshit writing. The lack of journalistic integrity here staggers me.
Here is another example of manipulative click bait that I've seen on job.com this year. Seriously, guys... You are letting your long time fans and supporters down with this kind of bullshit writing. The lack of journalistic integrity here staggers me.
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6:23PM on 05/13/2017
Paul Shirley has destroyed this site
Paul Shirley has destroyed this site
2:44PM on 05/12/2017

Looks awful

They have yet to make a single good film in the DCEU. Why would anyone expect this to be different? But keep giving DC money based on hope that one day they will make a movie as good as past DC films or any current Marvel film. DC needs a reboot.
They have yet to make a single good film in the DCEU. Why would anyone expect this to be different? But keep giving DC money based on hope that one day they will make a movie as good as past DC films or any current Marvel film. DC needs a reboot.
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1:30PM on 05/12/2017

Ha

God it's like Star Trek vs. Star Wars all over again. This is fake news, just a way blown out of proportion comment.
God it's like Star Trek vs. Star Wars all over again. This is fake news, just a way blown out of proportion comment.
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1:11PM on 05/12/2017
Start anything with who? I'm pretty sure no one cares
Start anything with who? I'm pretty sure no one cares
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12:53PM on 05/12/2017
that was so obviously overinterpreted I could only eyeroll when I read the original article here. Typical situation where a news site was grasping for straws to construct a story out of nothing
that was so obviously overinterpreted I could only eyeroll when I read the original article here. Typical situation where a news site was grasping for straws to construct a story out of nothing
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12:24PM on 05/12/2017
Now let's see how many stories ComiBookCast 2 will run headlining how one of the stars "hates" the Justice League film.
Now let's see how many stories ComiBookCast 2 will run headlining how one of the stars "hates" the Justice League film.
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12:16PM on 05/12/2017
That was fast.
That was fast.
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12:12PM on 05/12/2017

Re update

This whole story reeked of bullshit to me. Mountain out of molehill stuff. I'm glad she caught wind of it and elaborated, even if it doesn't live up to the other film (it honestly shouldn't be held to that standard just yet).
This whole story reeked of bullshit to me. Mountain out of molehill stuff. I'm glad she caught wind of it and elaborated, even if it doesn't live up to the other film (it honestly shouldn't be held to that standard just yet).
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12:03PM on 05/12/2017
I;m amazed at the amount of people who actually thought an actor would trash talk a franchise, one she is part of, when the movie is still half a year away.
I love Marvel and DC and want both to succeed, but people need to calm down on all the hate.
I;m amazed at the amount of people who actually thought an actor would trash talk a franchise, one she is part of, when the movie is still half a year away.
I love Marvel and DC and want both to succeed, but people need to calm down on all the hate.
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7:45AM on 05/12/2017
Oh Diane, you're going to make the DC fans upset
Oh Diane, you're going to make the DC fans upset
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7:00AM on 05/12/2017
Like many things about the DCEU, I suspect her comments are being just a hint misread. And call me crazy, but "not as good as The Avengers" doesn't like that bad a position to be in. You know what else wasn't as good as The Avengers? Most of the MCU movies released before and after it.
Like many things about the DCEU, I suspect her comments are being just a hint misread. And call me crazy, but "not as good as The Avengers" doesn't like that bad a position to be in. You know what else wasn't as good as The Avengers? Most of the MCU movies released before and after it.
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4:10AM on 05/12/2017
How do you go from "Justice League will not be better than Avengers" to "Justice League will be worse than Avengers"? You skipped over "Justice League won't be as good as Avengers".
How do you go from "Justice League will not be better than Avengers" to "Justice League will be worse than Avengers"? You skipped over "Justice League won't be as good as Avengers".
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2:13AM on 05/12/2017

AND THE MAGIC WORD IS ....

... RESHOOTS !!!!!!
... RESHOOTS !!!!!!
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12:03AM on 05/12/2017
Really should be pointed out that she was not asked if the film was good or bad, just was it better than Avengers.
That was THE high point for superhero films, and if you asked most fans if any Marvel films were better than that one they'd likely answer no too.
Really should be pointed out that she was not asked if the film was good or bad, just was it better than Avengers.
That was THE high point for superhero films, and if you asked most fans if any Marvel films were better than that one they'd likely answer no too.
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11:58PM on 05/11/2017

and she's 100% correct

Good to see even the cast realizes how bad these films have been.
Good to see even the cast realizes how bad these films have been.
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10:21PM on 05/11/2017
Whether she was kidding or not...I highly doubt she shows up for more than a scene or two (probably just to be in awe whenever Superman pops out of his grave near Kent farm), she probably hasn't read the entire script, and I can guarantee you she hasn't seen the final product. But yeah, it seems to me like she was joking. And I've gotta say, with all the press that she's made off of one little throwaway comment, I think the joke ended up being pretty damn funny.

Whether she was kidding or not...I highly doubt she shows up for more than a scene or two (probably just to be in awe whenever Superman pops out of his grave near Kent farm), she probably hasn't read the entire script, and I can guarantee you she hasn't seen the final product. But yeah, it seems to me like she was joking. And I've gotta say, with all the press that she's made off of one little throwaway comment, I think the joke ended up being pretty damn funny.

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9:39PM on 05/11/2017

Avengers is a tough one to beat....

It had a great balance of action and comedy plus it had the benefit of being the first serious movie like that. Anything else that comes along is going to look like a copy because of it's success.

Then again Age Of Ultron was really mediocre (as have been many of their newer releases), so evidently Marvel can't top Marvel either.
It had a great balance of action and comedy plus it had the benefit of being the first serious movie like that. Anything else that comes along is going to look like a copy because of it's success.

Then again Age Of Ultron was really mediocre (as have been many of their newer releases), so evidently Marvel can't top Marvel either.
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9:19PM on 05/11/2017
But is it better than Age of Ultron?
But is it better than Age of Ultron?
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8:41PM on 05/11/2017
The DCEU hasn't released one decent movie so far. I highly doubt Justice League will be any different.
The DCEU hasn't released one decent movie so far. I highly doubt Justice League will be any different.
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9:02PM on 05/11/2017
I think you could potentially be wrong based purley on the fact that the story will amount to little more than, everyone has to come together and fight the aliens. That's not very demanding from a storytelling point of view and all the movie really has to do is give us fun charecter interaction and cool action sequences.
I think you could potentially be wrong based purley on the fact that the story will amount to little more than, everyone has to come together and fight the aliens. That's not very demanding from a storytelling point of view and all the movie really has to do is give us fun charecter interaction and cool action sequences.
9:07PM on 05/11/2017
so far the movies are 2/3 so ya they've had EXCELLENT movies.
so far the movies are 2/3 so ya they've had EXCELLENT movies.
11:15PM on 05/11/2017
2/3 isn't an 'excellent' score. 0/3 is more accurate though.
2/3 isn't an 'excellent' score. 0/3 is more accurate though.
8:33PM on 05/11/2017
i think its pretty clear from this video that she was saying "no and no" as in no shes not answering either question. this is the kind of clickbait article joblo has been good at avoiding till now apparently.
i think its pretty clear from this video that she was saying "no and no" as in no shes not answering either question. this is the kind of clickbait article joblo has been good at avoiding till now apparently.
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9:35PM on 05/11/2017
Totally agree.
Totally agree.
9:55PM on 05/11/2017
True, it was a quick spontaneous answer and not much thought given to whether it might taken the wrong way. However, this site was not the only one to interpret it a different way because she simply said 'no' to the question about JL and Avengers.
True, it was a quick spontaneous answer and not much thought given to whether it might taken the wrong way. However, this site was not the only one to interpret it a different way because she simply said 'no' to the question about JL and Avengers.
8:06PM on 05/11/2017
The first Avengers is so boring in the first hour. I think it's a good movie but I really don't like the first big chunk of it.
I hope Justice League is good. I have faith in it. We'll see in a few months.
The first Avengers is so boring in the first hour. I think it's a good movie but I really don't like the first big chunk of it.
I hope Justice League is good. I have faith in it. We'll see in a few months.
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7:32PM on 05/11/2017

MOS 2 will open with Martha's funeral...

This is both funny and cold how quickly she disowned this movie. An honest answer is refreshing, but I wonder what the spin will be when she's asked about this by everyone for the press release. Truth is she didn't do the film any favors... My guess is perhaps we've seen the last of Martha in the DCEU. But I applaud the honesty.
This is both funny and cold how quickly she disowned this movie. An honest answer is refreshing, but I wonder what the spin will be when she's asked about this by everyone for the press release. Truth is she didn't do the film any favors... My guess is perhaps we've seen the last of Martha in the DCEU. But I applaud the honesty.
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8:10PM on 05/11/2017
I like the way she answered that, even if she is just kidding here. Link - at 1:41 in the video.


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I like the way she answered that, even if she is just kidding here. Link - at 1:41 in the video.


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7:14PM on 05/11/2017
I also think this may have been taken out of context but I'd be absolutely shocked if DC can replicate Marvel's success even in the slightest. Marvel was smart and did Iron Man 1 & 2, Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Cap to give each character ample backstory. DC is pulling a money grab, trying to shamelessly cash in on Marvel's success by throwing shit against a wall and hoping it will stick. Absence of star power aside (I've never even heard of the Cyborg character or the actor playing him), the
I also think this may have been taken out of context but I'd be absolutely shocked if DC can replicate Marvel's success even in the slightest. Marvel was smart and did Iron Man 1 & 2, Incredible Hulk, Thor, and Cap to give each character ample backstory. DC is pulling a money grab, trying to shamelessly cash in on Marvel's success by throwing shit against a wall and hoping it will stick. Absence of star power aside (I've never even heard of the Cyborg character or the actor playing him), the character/universe buildup hasn't had enough time to create meaningful characters that resonate with the audience. To quote Denzel in Training Day, "This shit's chess it ain't checkers!"
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6:44PM on 05/11/2017

Oh Diane...

.. you wonderful goddess you.
.. you wonderful goddess you.
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6:43PM on 05/11/2017
I think people are taking her quote way out of context. I think her quote was referring to the spoilers that she couldn't talk about, not the actual quality of the film.

And I really don't care if Justice League is better or not better than the Avengers. As long as it has a solid story, character development, and action that truly showcase these iconic comic book superheroes then it'll be a success. It's not like when every new comic book film comes out I expect it to surpass all of the
I think people are taking her quote way out of context. I think her quote was referring to the spoilers that she couldn't talk about, not the actual quality of the film.

And I really don't care if Justice League is better or not better than the Avengers. As long as it has a solid story, character development, and action that truly showcase these iconic comic book superheroes then it'll be a success. It's not like when every new comic book film comes out I expect it to surpass all of the other great films to come out in its genre before it.
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7:29PM on 05/11/2017
You do care. A little bit.
You do care. A little bit.
7:40PM on 05/11/2017
So when she was asked two questions, she said "no and no" she was only answering one question?
So when she was asked two questions, she said "no and no" she was only answering one question?
8:16PM on 05/11/2017
If you see the video, she wasn't just answering about divulging spoilers. At 1:41


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If you see the video, she wasn't just answering about divulging spoilers. At 1:41


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6:35PM on 05/11/2017
What makes her opinion have any kind of weight.. Im sure she is "the comic book film" guru and her opinion carries so far into the industry. Id be shocked to know she even watched the Avengers.

Perhaps Martha should have died, I'm sure WB is considering how that could have played out. Should never insult your franchise, if you dont like it, or you think it needs work there are other ways to do so.
What makes her opinion have any kind of weight.. Im sure she is "the comic book film" guru and her opinion carries so far into the industry. Id be shocked to know she even watched the Avengers.

Perhaps Martha should have died, I'm sure WB is considering how that could have played out. Should never insult your franchise, if you dont like it, or you think it needs work there are other ways to do so.
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6:55PM on 05/11/2017
I think you're right about her opinion, but also think Lane is being taking way too far out of context here.
I think you're right about her opinion, but also think Lane is being taking way too far out of context here.
6:35PM on 05/11/2017

Ha!

I love Diane Lane. She has such an amazing history in Hollywood. She has done every type of film out there, isn't afraid of doing comic book movies like Judge Dredd or Man of Steel/DC films. She never tied herself to only romcoms like so many other actresses in her generation.

But when she is on a press tour, and says her movie isn't as good as another (be it avengers or fucking baywatch) I can't help but spew milk out of my nose, even if I'm not drinking milk.

Ben Affleck has even said
I love Diane Lane. She has such an amazing history in Hollywood. She has done every type of film out there, isn't afraid of doing comic book movies like Judge Dredd or Man of Steel/DC films. She never tied herself to only romcoms like so many other actresses in her generation.

But when she is on a press tour, and says her movie isn't as good as another (be it avengers or fucking baywatch) I can't help but spew milk out of my nose, even if I'm not drinking milk.

Ben Affleck has even said he wishes the DC movies went in a better direction and dropped out of filming The Batman because Snyder wanted too much control (which is also why all the other DC movies directors keep quitting or the movies are pushed back).
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6:12PM on 05/11/2017
Doesn't seem that "salty"
Doesn't seem that "salty"
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6:03PM on 05/11/2017
I think Avengers and Winter Soldier are 9 /10 and the best movies from the MCU by far. And aside from CA-First Avenger, Iron Man and Civil War, I think the other Marvel flicks are 7 at best. And Ultron is horrible. And I loved MoS, enjoyed BvS and hated SS. So... JLA could be great without being better than Avengers, and could be the best movie of the DCU, so....
Anyway, I don't think a definitive cut of JLA is already finished, and in the best case scenario why are u going to show it to
I think Avengers and Winter Soldier are 9 /10 and the best movies from the MCU by far. And aside from CA-First Avenger, Iron Man and Civil War, I think the other Marvel flicks are 7 at best. And Ultron is horrible. And I loved MoS, enjoyed BvS and hated SS. So... JLA could be great without being better than Avengers, and could be the best movie of the DCU, so....
Anyway, I don't think a definitive cut of JLA is already finished, and in the best case scenario why are u going to show it to Diane? lol Maybe we're a bit out of context here.
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6:01PM on 05/11/2017
I didn't care much for Man of Steel, and BvS was one of the worst comic book movies I've ever seen, but it seems like Lane is being taking way too far out of context here. She was asked a loaded double question, and it's looks more like she was answering the first question about 'spoilers'. "Any spoilers or secrets..." "No and no"

I just don't see any actor spreading negative hype about their upcoming film. Justice League is half a year away, I doubt any actor that's not also serving as
I didn't care much for Man of Steel, and BvS was one of the worst comic book movies I've ever seen, but it seems like Lane is being taking way too far out of context here. She was asked a loaded double question, and it's looks more like she was answering the first question about 'spoilers'. "Any spoilers or secrets..." "No and no"

I just don't see any actor spreading negative hype about their upcoming film. Justice League is half a year away, I doubt any actor that's not also serving as producer has even seen a single cut of the film yet.
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5:48PM on 05/11/2017
As long as it's good, I'm ok with it not being quite as good as Avengers. Hopefully it's at least better than Avengers: Age of Ultron, which shouldn't be too hard.
As long as it's good, I'm ok with it not being quite as good as Avengers. Hopefully it's at least better than Avengers: Age of Ultron, which shouldn't be too hard.
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5:26PM on 05/11/2017

Who the fuck cares?

I'm still going to see it
I'm still going to see it
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6:38PM on 05/11/2017
Wasted money, how many times does DC have to fool you. Man of Shit, Batman vs Martha, Suicide Please... Wonder Woman looks fine, but Justice League just looks like more of the same Snyder borefest.
Wasted money, how many times does DC have to fool you. Man of Shit, Batman vs Martha, Suicide Please... Wonder Woman looks fine, but Justice League just looks like more of the same Snyder borefest.
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5:05PM on 05/11/2017
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5:46PM on 05/11/2017
Its suppose to say "oh Daaaaaammmmmnnnn"
Its suppose to say "oh Daaaaaammmmmnnnn"
4:15AM on 05/12/2017
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