Leaks are common in Hollywood. Let’s rephrase that. Leaks are a necessary evil that studios have to contend with. Given the nature of on-location filming, among other things, there is always someone with a phone who can quickly take a picture of a TV show or movie shoot. This is what happened with the next DCEU movie, Flash.
Sometimes movies recognize that leaks are inevitable, especially when they take place in large public spaces. Instead, they try to get around it by making costume reveals or teasing things. They take control of the narrative in advance on social media. It’s definitely something more great movies could learn.
Leaked photos of the set showing Michael Keaton reprising his role as Bruce from Batman (1989). We also got our first glimpse of Sasha Calle as a Supergirl, and this? Weft. She has an awesome haircut, but this costume is no good. So why are some of the upcoming DCEU movies being leaked? Well, honestly, a lot of it depends on chance. Here’s what you need to know.
Are the stars fleeing?
The actors, dear reader, are also people. This means that they are prone to errors. At Marvel, Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo have been in the spotlight for leaks, whether intentional or accidental. So much so that Tom Holland has become something of a meme for leaking things about his films. It’s a joke that often pops up when fans want something to drop.
DCEU, however, hasn’t really had any revelations or leaks from its cast. At least not at the level of Holland & Ruffalo. To be fair, leaks that can be traced can have a big impact on a star’s career. Many of these blockbuster movies keep their spoilers under a tight lock and key. To the point where if things are “leaking” from the stars, then you must be wondering whether they have been staged or not.
Regardless, the stars of the DCEU are not disclosing upcoming films. The actors, honestly, know what to expect if they have the reputation of being serial leakers. No, the leaks for future DCEU movies are either from people on set taking photos or from people walking past with the decision to take some candid photos of the action. It’s either or at this point.
Stop the leak
Even if leaks do occur, especially for outdoor scenes, Flash had two pretty big ones. Black adam, which is also filming, has yet to have any major leaks. So maybe this film crew is feeling the pressure? In both cases, Flash The Barbara Muschietti-produced film called on fans to stop leaking any footage, especially those featuring Sasha Calle’s Supergirl costume.
Frankly, Flash could probably learn from another one of the next DCEU movies currently in production: Shazam! The fury of the gods. Director David F. Sandberg admitted the leaks would occur so he showcased the film’s costumes with a family photo from the overpowered main cast. This is probably the smartest way to handle it.
Look, we saw Sasha Calle’s Supergirl costume. Fans are already raving about it. (It’s … it’s a choice. Why is the CW version better than the movie? Don’t you have a bigger budget for these things?) So take the pic, show it to what it would look like after posting, or see if anything can be done. Because we look at those weird little abdominal decals or whatever with a bit of horror.
What do you think of the leaks of the upcoming DCEU movies? why do you think Black adam hasn’t had any major leaks yet? Do you think that Flash should have taken an approach that Shazam! The fury of the gods took? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!