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Gal Gadot looks incredible in a silver thigh split dress as she joins Ben Affleck and Amber Heard on the Justice League red carpet

GAL Gadot led the troops and stood out from the crowd as she dazzled with her fellow stars at the world premiere of Justice League last night. The Wonder Woman star has reprised her role for the latest edition to the DC Extended Universe, and looked incredible in a silver and gold dress with a […]

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GAL Gadot led the troops and stood out from the crowd as she dazzled with her fellow stars at the world premiere of Justice League last night.

The Wonder Woman star has reprised her role for the latest edition to the DC Extended Universe, and looked incredible in a silver and gold dress with a thigh high slit.

Gal looked delighted to be at the event as she joined her pals for a photocall

Looking every inch Amazonian warrior princess, Gal made a lasting impression in the metallic outfit – especially as she stood alongside her all-male League mates.

Ben Affleck looked dapper in a suit and healthier than ever after completing a stint in rehab for alcohol addiction.

Preparing to don the iconic mask again as the Caped Crusader, Ben looked in much better spirits as he laughed and joked with his co-stars during a photocall that saw the entire team unite in their finest.

Newlyweds Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet made their first public appearance as a married couple at the event, as Jason takes on the role of Aquaman in the new movie.

Gals Wonder Woman will lead the charge of the new team alongside Afflecks Batman
The jokey pair are clearly firm pals as they greeted each other
Cheeky Amber looked like she was having a blast as she fooled around with photographers
The on-screen pairing shared a giggle as they reunited on the carpet
The star has recently backed out of directing the solo film of Batman
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Ezra Miller looked dapper as he arrived on the carpet in a trench jacket and waistcoat
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First to greet the pair and congratulate them was Amber – who plays Jason’s underwater partner-in-crime Queen Mera.

Amber looked delighted as she embraced the pair, and was later seen sharing a joke with Jason as they get ready to make their debut on the silver screen as their comic book characters.

Amber was one of the first to congratulate Lisa and Jason on their recent nuptials
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Jason and Amber will soon be starring in an Aquaman standalone film soon to be released
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The glitzy event was held at the Dolby Theatre in California
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No DC event is complete with an appearance from the Batmobile
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The new film is the first time the Justice League will be seen all together
Gal was the queen of the evening in her stunning gold gown
Fans looked delighted as they waited to catch a glimpse of the superhero crew
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J.K. Simmons will be making an appearance as Commissioner Gordon once again
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Amber couldnt stop beaming as she met with adoring fans outside
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Danish born Connie will be reprising her role as Amazonian princess Hippolyta
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Ezra looked slick in his unique style as he posed for pics
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Amber was more than happy to share a joke with the cameras as she enjoyed the evening
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Ezra will be making his first major appearance as The Flash after cameo appearances in Batman v Superman
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Fans dressed up specially for the occasion as they waited for the League to Unite
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Amber looked happier than ever as she greeted her co-stars
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The star, who spent time away from the limelight following her divorce from Johnny Depp in 2016, looks ready for her comeback and oozed Hollywood glamour in a floorlength black mesh gown.

She swept her hair back and wore a stunning shade of red lipstick to stun as she took to the carpet.

Amber Heard has been making her movie comeback over the past few years
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Henry looked dashing as he joined his fellow comic book stars
Ambers long black dress showed off her incredible curves
The team looked like old pals as they all joked about on the carpet
Gal truly dazzled as the leading lady of the DCEU
The girls seemed to be good pals as they joked on the carpet together
Amber has found herself on her feet after a turbulent 2016
Amber is making a splash as Queen Mera in the new film
After entering rehab earlier this year, Ben looked in much better spirits
Justice League is released in the UK this Friday
Jason looked chuffed as he posed with the ladies of his life
As the reigning queens of the DCEU, Gal and Amber stuck together
As the full team assembled, have they done enough to take on team Marvel?
Entertainer Lisa looked gorgeous in a simple red gown
Jason and Lisa stuck by each others sides after getting married earlier this month
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Ben Affleck looked stoic as he arrived at the event – but soon lightened up
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As the pair met on the carpet, Gal and Amber didnt hesitate to bring each other in for a hug
The whole team couldnt resist messing around as they got together for the night
The new team looked like they were having a blast as they posed for pics together
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The actress has previously spoken out about the importance of having strong female characters in film
Jason and Lisa looked absolutely smitten with each other
Mum-of-two Gal radiated regalness as she got ready for the launch of her new movie
Connie wore an elegant black number
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The evening was all about the leg bomb as all the female stars showed off their pins
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Amber got a helping hand from Gal after her make-up smudged
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Jason has most recently used the films press tour to reunite with his old Game of Thrones co-stars in Belfast
Jason is clearly smitten with his new wife as he gives her an affectionate kiss
Ezra will be starring as The Flash in the new installment of the comic book franchise
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Jason and Ben appeared to be in good spirits as they grappled on the carpet together
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Hunky star Jason smouldered as he posed alongside his wife on the red carpet
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Amber couldnt stop grinning as she makes her official blockbuster comeback
Henry showed off an impressive moustache as he posed for pics
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Gal beamed as she posed for photos with her fellow League members
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Ambers flowing gown made her look majestic as she floated down the carpet
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Jason kept a close eye on his wife Lisa as they arrived at the event
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Athlete Brooke Ence showed off her guns as she joined the red carpet
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Careful Amber! Gal appears to get physical as the pair share a joke during the photocall
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Gal and Amber shared a giggle as they fixed each others make up on the carpet
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Amber was clearly excited to be at the event, and joked around in front of the photographers and running up to give her fellow leading lady Gal a hug as she arrived.

Gal later helped out her mate by fixing her make-up on the red carpet after it got smudged.

In Justice League, the story will pick up from the end of the last DC Extended Universe instalment in the timeline, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

No matter how glam the event – theres always time for a selfie
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Gal posed with producer Deborah Snyder as anticipation of the film ramps up to 100
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Ezra Miller couldnt resist showing off his moves as he posed for pics on the carpet
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Jason and Amber will rule the sea together as Aquaman and Mera
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Gal looked regal and elegant in an armour inspired gown
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Gal led the glamour as she arrived for the premiere of Justice League
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Connie Nielsen also opted to show off her killed pins as she posed for pics
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Amber slicked her blonde hair back and happily posed on the carpet
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Gal looked in good spirits as she joined her pals on the red carpet
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Connie and the gang dressed up to the nines to celebrate the films release
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After a rough 2016, Amber looks ready to take on the world once again
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Shooting a sultry gaze to the cameras, Amber looked like an Old Hollywood star
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Connie Neilsen beamed a million dollar smile as she arrived at the event
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Aquaman hunk Jason will be taking on a gritty version of the sea-dwelling superhero
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Bruce Wayne, who has just buried his foe-turned-friend Superman, decides to round up a group of superhumans with abilities to create a new order to protect the Earth.

After meeting Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), the duo set off to enlist the other members – The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman.

Fans were waiting outside for hours to catch a glimpse of the stars
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Jason cuddled up to his wife Lisa Bonet during their first official event as a married couple
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Diane oozed classic style as she arrived for the lavish event
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Amber and Jason shared a laugh as they ran into each other at the event
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Henry Cavill looked dashing in a navy blue suit
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Gal parked in a unique elegant gown
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Ben Affleck has teased that his days as the Caped Crusader may be numbered
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J.K. Simmons looked dapper in a bowler hat and suit as he joined pals at the event
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However, soon after they do, their abilities are needed by a new threat that threatens to destroy the planet and everyone with it.

Justice League is released in cinemas in November 17, 2017 in the UK.

Wearing a black lace gown, Amber looked more incredible than ever
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The team united for a group photo as they all arrived for the event
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Henry Cavill will reprise his role of Superman – though it is not known yet how
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Amber flashed a coy smile as she arrived for the event
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The premiere was held at Californias Dolby Theatre on Monday night
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Gal has become iconic as the 21st century Wonder Woman
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Marking her first official outing as Mera, Amber made sure she looked magnificent
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Actress Gal met with fans outside as she arrived at the star-studded event
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Amber happily stopped and posed for pics with fans waiting outside
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The evening soon became all about the leg bomb as she joined pals
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Tennis icon Billie Jean King on beating sexist rival Bobby Riggs in match behind Emma Stone’s new film Battle of the Sexes

IT WAS not so much a tennis match as the ultimate clash of girl power versus male pride. Former Wimbledon and world champion, and self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig, Bobby Riggs was taking on the women’s world No1, Billie Jean King. And the stakes could hardly have been higher. The 1973 match drew more than 90million […]

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IT WAS not so much a tennis match as the ultimate clash of girl power versus male pride.

Former Wimbledon and world champion, and self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig, Bobby Riggs was taking on the women’s world No1, Billie Jean King.

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was called The Battle of the Sexes

And the stakes could hardly have been higher.

The 1973 match drew more than 90million viewers worldwide, including 50million in the US, and Bobby, then 55, had publicised it by posing naked but for a racquet, and as Little Bo Peep to wind up feminist lesbian equal rights campaigner Billie Jean, 29.

He had challenged her to the match because she had dared to insist that female players deserved the same prize money as men.

Bobby, meanwhile, warned that men would not be able to go for “poker games” if women’s lib continued and crowed that “the best way to handle women is to keep them pregnant and barefoot”.

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Prior to the match, Bobby dressed up as Little Bo Peep to annoy his opponent[/caption]

He refused to train for the game, bet the equivalent of £11,000 on himself to win and arrived at the venue, the Houston Astrodome, with a bevy of short-skirted models.

It was even billed as the Battle of the Sexes — which provides the title for a film about the match, out tomorrow, starring Emma Stone as Billie Jean and Steve Carell as Bobby.

Talking exclusively to The Sun yesterday — her 74th birthday — Billie Jean told how she had been preparing for the encounter for most of her life.

The six-times Wimbledon winner said: “Since I was 12 I wanted to help equality in any way I could.

“I wanted to make that promise to myself. I knew tennis would be an amazing platform.

“I knew as a 12-year-old girl it would be a difficult road, but I was certainly going to give it a try.

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Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in the match about the two tennis legends[/caption]

“I knew I had to be No1 to do that. I enjoyed that pressure. I realised I had to practise so hard.”

At first she had rejected Bobby’s £75,000 prize money offer. But when Australian player Margaret Court lost to him in a similar match, she changed her mind.

Billie Jean knew that the fledgling professional women’s tennis tour she was backing would struggle if she did not prove the ageing Bobby wrong.

She recalled: “I was hoping it would help equality, the women’s tour and pro tennis. This was the most incredible opportunity and I couldn’t blow it. I had to win.”

Bobby had won Wimbledon in 1939 as a 21-year-old amateur and won the US Open the same year and again in 1941.

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Although he treated the match with Billie Jean as a joke, she said: “I respected him, because I knew his history. He was one of my heroes.

“So I went with him, I enjoyed him. I loved entertainment.”

Despite his arrogance, Bobby relied on vitamin pills rather than proper training, and when the big day came, Billie Jean showed him no mercy.

She exploited his poor fitness by hitting balls as far from his reach as possible, winning in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Afterwards humiliated Bobby hid in his dressing room for four hours until she went to console him.

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Billie Jean King won the women’s singles final at Wimbledon in 1968[/caption]

She said: “He underestimated me. I was so relieved I couldn’t tell you — such a burden off my shoulders.

“Afterwards we talked about how much we loved each other and it was closure for him.”

Bobby, who was also a notorious gambler and sports hustler, died in 1995 aged 77. Today, 44 years after their match, Billie Jean is well aware that the battle of the sexes goes on. Men and women may have equal prize money in tennis tournaments but in Hollywood and other fields there is still major wage disparity.

So did she approach the film’s producers to ensure Emma Stone was not paid less than Steve Carell?
She said: “We did have a talk about that. I didn’t have the power, but Emma did ask about that and Steve said, ‘OK, that’s fair. Let’s go’.

“I admire Emma for asking for what she needed, because women are taught not to do that.”

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Emma Stone made sure she was paid the same as her male co-stars in the film[/caption]

The big topic of the moment is women refusing to put up with male sex pests — something Billie Jean had endured in the past.

She said: “I had challenges from sexual harassment from guys hitting on me in an inappropriate way.

“It was someone outside the tennis business for me. Other women told me a really high-ranking official took one of the women players behind the bushes and started trying to kiss her and telling her she wouldn’t get to play in the tournament.”

But the film is not just about sex equality. It also carries a message of sexual liberation.

Before she beat Bobby on the tennis court, Billie Jean’s personal life was in turmoil as she wrestled with the realisation she was a lesbian.

She had married sports promoter Larry King in 1965 but in 1971 she began a relationship with her personal assistant, Marilyn Barnett — played by British actress Andrea Riseborough in the film.

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Emma Stone at and Andrea Riseborough show the relationship between Billie and Marilyn Barnett[/caption]

But she said: “By the time the Riggs match came along I was not happy with Marilyn. I didn’t know who I was and where I was.

“I had parents who were homophobic. The world was homophobic. Even the players didn’t talk about it on the tour, not until the late Seventies. People wouldn’t even talk about a gay person, it was so shame-based.”

The relationship ended bitterly and in 1981 Marilyn sued for a share of Billie Jean’s wealth, claiming in court she had been her live-in lover.

Billie Jean won the case, but shelled out £400,000 in court fees and lost £1.5million in commercial deals, as few firms would back a lesbian.

She said: “It was a tough time in my life, that’s for sure. I was outed through the court case and I think people should be able to come out on their own terms.

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Billie won the tennis match in straight sets[/caption]

“I lost endorsements. When I was 37 I was going to retire and the trial came up and it was so costly I had to go back to playing tennis.”

Remarkably, Billie Jean’s husband Larry stayed with her during this rocky period and they only divorced in 1987, after she fell in love with her tennis doubles partner Ilana Kloss.

She recalled: “He didn’t want to get divorced, so that was another challenge. He didn’t understand what was going on with Marilyn that much.

“I was so ashamed I couldn’t talk about it to anybody. I was so in the closet. I did tell him eventually, as I never wanted to betray him.”

Billie Jean stayed on good terms with Larry and is godmother to his son from his subsequent marriage.

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These days she is out and proud and said: “It’s changed so much, it’s unbelievable. I am so happy.”

But one thing that hasn’t changed is the debate about whether a woman could beat a man on the sports field.

However, it is a discussion that needs to end, according to Billie Jean — and not because she beat Bobby.

In fact, the 39-time Grand Slam winner believes the top female player will never be able to compete with the leading male.

But she thinks women do deserve equal pay because they sell just as many tickets and provide the same entertainment as the men.

She said: “We never said we were as good as the guys. But we are just as entertaining. We are exciting.
“Guys are better than us because they have testosterone and a bigger heart and can run faster and longer.

“The upper body has a huge difference — that’s not going to change. The top women are not going to take the top guys. Period. Let’s move on.”

  • Battle of the Sexes (12A) is in cinemas tomorrow.

MATCH OF THE PAY

  • Tennis – Wimbledon
    Men £1.9million
    Women £1.9million
  • Golf – U.S. Open
    Men £1.6million
    Women £680,000
  • Darts – World Championships
    Men £100,000
    Women £12,000
  • Snooker – World Championships
    Men £375,000
    Women £5,000
  • Horse racing – The Derby
    Men £60,450
    Women £60,450
  • Running – London Marathon
    Men £42,600
    Women £42,600

 

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Wonder Woman fans furious after Amazons wear ‘tiny leather bikinis’ in new Justice League movie

WONDER Woman fans have been left fuming after catching a first look at what the Amazons are wearing in the new Justice League movie. Unlike the female warriors in the Wonder Woman flick, which hit the big screen earlier this year, the actresses in the latest superhero blockbuster are sporting much skimpier outfits. In case […]

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WONDER Woman fans have been left fuming after catching a first look at what the Amazons are wearing in the new Justice League movie.

Unlike the female warriors in the Wonder Woman flick, which hit the big screen earlier this year, the actresses in the latest superhero blockbuster are sporting much skimpier outfits.

Their armoured knee-high boots have been ditched and their breastplates have been swapped for leather bralet-style tops, which show off their bare midriffs.

And fans are not happy with their makeover.

Scores have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts, with many comparing a picture of the two Amazonian tribes.

One raged: “Can someone please explain why the Amazons are wearing leather bikinis (right pic) in Justice league? I want the bad ass soldiers of Wonder Woman (left pic)!#JusticeLeague.”

Another  said: “The amazon costumes for justice league look uhhhhhhh Very Bad.”

One comic critic and writer has even compared a picture of the actress Brooke Ence in character as Amazon warrior Penthesilea in both Wonder Woman and Justice League.

She said: “First designed by Lindy Hemming, directed by Patty Jenkins. Second designed by Michael Wilkinson, directed by Zack Snyder.

“People are pretending there’s no difference.”

One even fumed: "I swear every time DC takes one step forward they take two steps back."

Film fans have been waiting a long time for Justice League to hit the big screen, as plans for the movie were originally announced in 2014.

The DC Universe blockbuster is due to hit cinemas in the UK on November 17 and stars a big name cast, including Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher.

Earlier this month, they were all pictured at an official Justice League photocall  in London.


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This incredible deleted scene will change the way you watch Titanic forever

THIS is the deleted scene from Titanic which will have even the steeliest viewers reaching for the tissues. The legendary film, which scooped 11 Oscars after its 1997 release, would have been even more emotional if this clip had made it into the final cut. It shows the survivors’ rescue in full, rather than the […]

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THIS is the deleted scene from Titanic which will have even the steeliest viewers reaching for the tissues.

The legendary film, which scooped 11 Oscars after its 1997 release, would have been even more emotional if this clip had made it into the final cut.

The deleted scene, set aboard the rescue ship, shows cowardly Ismay’s guilt in full
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It shows the survivors’ rescue in full, rather than the shortened version of the sequence shown in the classic film.

Set aboard rescue boat The Carpathia, the emotional scene really heaps on the sorrow, and will change the way you view one of the film’s most despised characters.

Joseph Bruce Ismay, one of the top officials in the company which owned the Titanic, was portrayed as a coward for abandoning his doomed vessel.

We don’t even see any real remorse after hundreds of innocents are sent to the icy depths on his sinking ship.

The emotive scene heaps on the grief and remorse, and is an extended version of the rescue in the final film
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You can see huddles of despondent survivors glaring at the official in this cut clip
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But this deleted scene paints his character in a slightly different light.

The camera zooms to his face as he surveys the shivering survivors – and it is etched with a clear pang of guilt.

Meanwhile, we also see more of Rose, frozen in horror, in the full version of the rescue.

She can be seen boarding the ship while her mother frantically searches for her, and we also clock a brief flash of Cal’s adopted daughter – whose fate is left uncertain in the final cut.

Frantic survivors are shown searching for loved ones in the extra sequence
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Rose is also shown in such a state that she can barely hold a cup of tea
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Viewers of the deleted scene, which has cropped up on YouTube, are understandably disappointed that it was axed.

One said: “Such a shame this was cut… The Carpathia really deserved more screen time.”

And another added: “They should have added this scene. Poor Ismay with those poor survivors looking at him with disgust.”

Another fan chipped in to ask: “Why was this cut? The scenes of Rose numb with grief is a perfect closure to Jack dying.”

Ismay’s guilt is a lingering theme in the deleted sequence, which fans wish had been kept in
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This isn’t the only important film segment which was left on the cutting room floor.

Previously, we revealed how a deleted Devil Wears Prada scene changes the film completely.

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