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Cameron Samurai

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#1420468
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Captain America: The Next Soldier (Falcon and Winter Soldier Feature & Spoilers) (Released)
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I’m beginning to map out an outline for a feature version of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, making it the fourth Captain America movie

I would start by removing as much of the drawn out stuff from episodes one and two, the therapy sessions for Bucky in particular don’t contribute anything from what I’ve seen so far, and his arrest simply for not checking in with his shrink was silly. Gone too, will be Sam’s family life and troubles with the bank.

The portions of episode one I would use to begin the feature are as follows:

Sam relinquishing the shield in Washington, has a talk with Rhodes
-Cut to his friend’s altercation with the Flag Smashers in Switzerland
-He contacts Sam while he’s watching the news
-John Walker is announced as the new Captain America
-This segues straight into the Marvel Studios logo and from there the majority of episode two.

This will be continued next week as soon as I see Friday’s episode. I’ve already put some of these ideas into practice with a 44 minute “alternative” episode one, PM me if curious.

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#1420266
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Batman V Superman: League of Justice (Idea/Potential WIP, Spoilers For ZSJL)
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Zack Snyder’s Justice League has a lot of sequel bait set up in it, it includes an extended Knightmare sequence with Jared Leto’s Joker, and supplies Ray Fisher and Aquaman with significantly more backstory. I got to thinking…suppose Snyder went a step further with Batman v Superman, and used it to set up much more than just a tentpole Wonder Woman franchise and the main villain of Justice League?

We could extend the sequences of S.T.A.R labs studying the Kryptonian ship while connecting it to the mystery of the motherboxes, we could see the ‘bell being wrung’ when Clark lets out his primal scream, we could see Cyborg listen in to the death rattle, or see him learn more about himself. Basically, all the backstory that would otherwise have been lost in a theatrical Justice League cut could be deposited here.

Instead of the footage Diana observes on her laptop, replace it with shots from the Snyder cut of the future League members doing small favours for the community, Flash saves Iris, Cyborg helps the woman out with the cash dispenser, Arthur can be the only one who’s still a part of the CCTV footage as he attacks, if you like.

And you can even have just a bit more of Lois Lane mourning Clark’s loss, visiting his memorial each day, and bonding with ‘Martha Manhunter’

And the Knightmare sequence can be altered to end on Superman cornering the remaining League members, Joker, and Batman, with Bruce waking up in the Batcave and the film carrying on as normal.

I’d actually end Batman v Superman with Martian Manhunter’s visit here, it fits much better, and him warning Bruce of an impending invasion segues perfectly into what would now be a more streamlined action-packed theatrical Justice League cut

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#1420002
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Zack Snyder's Justice League: Redux Ideas thread
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Two other things I’d like to change

-Do we even need Arthur meeting Bruce and turning him down? You could just follow him around on his own for a bit, rescuing fishermen and drinking, and then link up Steppenwolf’s attack on Atlantis straight after, similar to how it’s stitched together in the Whedon cut, and then have Arthur follow their trail to Gotham and he meets up with the League that way.

-Don’t have Clark battle the League. I don’t particularly care for that action beat, once he spots his memorial and stares back at the League, just have Lois already there and cut to Lois and Clark touching down on the farm.

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#1419814
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Zack Snyder's Justice League: Redux Ideas thread
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Here’s a potential timeline for the opening act to a three hour cut

Reveal message
-Open the movie with Lois in mourning, fetching her coffe, visiting Clark’s memorial, segues into Diana’s mission to thwart the bombing.

-Steppenwolf seizes the first Motherbox, Amazons discussing sending the arrow to Diana, but we don’t need to see it shot and land or Diana discovering the all too convenient shrine to Darksied. She relays all necessary information to Bruce later.

-Bruce dreams of Knightmare Superman only, wakes up, and is visited by Martian Manhunter, who offers to help, this provides better motivation for why he helps Lois out as ‘Martha’ later, doing his own small part, and it also enables Bruce to become more aware that an invasion is immanent rather than the gut feeling he has.

-End the prologue with Diana and Bruce discussing Darksied and Diana asking where the others are

-Begin Chapter One: “Don’t Count on It Batman”

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#1419554
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WandaXVision (Released)
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Episodic cuts are ready and available.

Notable changes (SPOILERS AHEAD)

-Episode One is almost entirely made up of Civil War and X-Men footage, the “Five Years Later” caption from Endgame is used, and the final scenes are Monica being sucked into Westviw and the 1950s Wandavision intro

-Episode Two consists of footage from episode four and the middle act of episode five

-Episode Three consists almost entirely of episode six, but utilises sequences from X-Men: The Last Stand featuring Magneto and Multiple Man. I’ve also removed Darcie’s line “she recast Pietro?”

-Episode Four is drastically different…most of episode seven’s dire Vision and Darcie comedy has been removed. Also cut down a great deal of episode eight…now we cut to Wanda and Vision’s talk at the Avengers compound right after Wanda and Pietro’s parents are killed. Agatha is more interested in the immediate ramifications of Wanda’s motivations, she doesn’t need a mammoth history lesson. There is footage of X-Men: The Last Stand utilised to have Magneto and Xavier ‘interact’ with Wanda. Agatha calling Wanda the scarlet witch and a ‘myth’ cut.

-And lastly, episode five removes Agatha almost entirely from the last battle, she’s crushed by the car (I imply that it’s Xavier that uses it to kill her), allowing Vision to pretty much save the day when he resolves his own conflict. Also gone, as I said in the previous post, is Wanda’s drawn out farewells to Vision and the kids at home. Wanda relinquishes the hex immediately after the battle of the Visions is over. The post-end credits are almost the same, with the addition of Xavier sending Logan and Storm on a mission to head out to Wanda’s cabin at the lake.

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#1419089
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WandaXVision (Released)
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This idea occurred to me after the disappointment of Wandavision’s finale. A Wandavision edit with some X-Citing additions!

Basically, if you want to create the illusion of the mutants being in westview, use the scenes where they’re visiting Jean Grey at her home in X-Men: The Last Stand. Switch out Jean with scenes of Wanda ‘interacting’ with Xavier and Magneto.

I also think you can still remove Agatha from the final fight entirely, you can have Wanda wrestle with her conscious, but she no longer waits until the boys’ bedtime to relinquish her hold over the town. Now she releases everyone after Vision defeats his doppelganger and embraces his boys. No goodbye scene for Wanda, it’s best to pull the rug out from under the selfish bitch and deny her a goodbye.

Lastly, I had an idea about using a scene from Logan for post-credits, but instead I think I’d rather keep Wanda at the cabin instead…but just as she hears her boys calling to her and there’s that flash of crimson energy, we cut to Xavier sensing it and telling Logan and Storm to head to the lake…and then we end it.

I’ve been managing these episodically, as it made it a lot easier. Five episodes have been made in total. Many of the sitcoms are now gone or severely downplayed in favour of advancing the plot a lot quicker.

It’s left ambiguous as to whether or not Agatha is a witch or a member of Magneto’s brotherhood of evil mutants. No origin flashback, and we cut to Wanda’s motivation for the siege of Westview much quicker

I’ll let you know when the eps are ready.

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#1412239
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Justice Commences (Smallville/Justice League Fanmix) (WIP)
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This edit combines the Joss Whedon cut of Justice League with the following Smallville episodes:

“Commencement”
“Arrival”
“Arctic”
“Finale”

The mother boxes and the search for the stones are parallel plotlines. Clark trying to turn his back on his destiny and failure to secure the Stones triggers the arrival of both Steppenwolf and Apokolips. The League search out Steppenwolf as he secures the boxes in his own quest. Both storylines ultimately merge into one as Clark embraces his destiny and helps the League defeat Steppenwolf.

Poster:

https://zaredit.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/tv-guide.png?w=691

Currently rendering the third draft, with luck I intend to release this on the same day as the Snyder Cut

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#1408731
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Thor: Ragnarok: Phoenix Cut (WIP)
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Here’s a mad little idea I had after reading about the recent dumb stunt from Marvel Comics (i.e, making Thor the son of the Phoenix Force), suppose we include such a twist in Thor: Ragnarok?

I’m using Dark Phoenix as a base, but have delved also into sequences from X-Men: Apocalypse too.

Examples:

-To establish that the Phoenix is the one on their way to claim Odin at the end of his life, we have shots of in between Thor’s arrival at Doctor Strange’s sanctum, she heads towards Earth. We next see her when Strange notifies Thor Odin is presented based in Norway (using the shot at the very end of Dark Phoenix to indicate she’s on her way there)

When Odin tells Thor that his mother is calling to him over in Norway, we can cut to shots of the Phoenix and then back to Odin

Ideas suggested to me have been shots of The Phoenix watching over her son throughout small scenes of the movie, building to her appearing before Thor and Loki at the end of the mid-credits scene (instead of them being confronted by Thanos’ ship)

Granted, this would completely unshackle this version of Thor Ragnarok from established MCU continuity, but as a standalone idea it would be nice to try this.

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#1406563
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Star Trek: Generations-Two Missions, One Destiny (Released)
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rortiz77 said:

Cameron Samurai said:

rortiz77 said:

Wow, your edit sounds nice, even though I don’t know if adding footage from “All Good Things” is maybe too jarring.
BTW, does anybody have a good copy of the workprint of this film that can share? I only have a terrible wmv version that’s almost unwatchable.

…Oh bugger, I was meaning to make an MP4…

An MP4 of your edit or the workprint? It’d be nice to have both 😃

I’ll work on it, sorry for lumping you with a WMV copy.

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#1406093
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Star Trek: Generations-Two Missions, One Destiny (Released)
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rortiz77 said:

Wow, your edit sounds nice, even though I don’t know if adding footage from “All Good Things” is maybe too jarring.
BTW, does anybody have a good copy of the workprint of this film that can share? I only have a terrible wmv version that’s almost unwatchable.

…Oh bugger, I was meaning to make an MP4…

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#1394659
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The <strong>Original Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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Yes, the prequel material was redeemed by the expanded content such as The Clone Wars, but the appreciation for the actual prequel trilogy either comes from a desire to ‘fix’ them in post or to enjoy them ironically. Revenge of the Sith is a good movie, but is endlessly quotable for the wrong reasons, sans maybe the Plageius speech at a stretch.

What few ST spin-off content we have had so far hasn’t been that great, noone’s worked out a meatier hook for Sequel content just yet, and some of the actors are currently in their “won’t do that again phase” of their careers, or have X-Pac Heat with the fans.

Right now, it’s understandable there is a desire for more OT content because that’s the least divisive of all the trilogies (unless you count the special editions), and we often barely scratched the surface of what it can offer, where as in the prequel’s case, I feel we’ve explored pretty much everything by this point.

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#1394517
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The <strong>Original Trilogy</strong> Radical Redux Ideas Thread
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G&G-Fan said:

I get what you’re saying but I don’t see how said footage would be able to be used in any other context then the context of The Mandalorian.

I was thinking one sequence could be treated as a epilogue (complete with “years later” text), and a post-credit sequence for the other.

Who cares about context? It’s a fun exercise, and it’s a hell of a better alternative than yub nub.

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#1394105
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Doctor Who Edit Ideas
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I thought I’d use a few bits and pieces of the episode “Extremis” to maybe expand Capaldi’s role in the pilot episode of the ill-fated spin off ‘Class’, I even created somewhat of a new “next time” trailer that features the imperial daleks and Ace (as a nod to an audio only episode of Class that features them)

I also replaced the opening title music with the 1990s theme for Grange Hill, which fits remarkably well.