The instant Warner Bros. announced Jared Leto was playing The Joker in Suicide Squad, the questions began. Many of them were centered on how that character, a character most know solely as a Batman villain, would exist in a film without his counterpart. It turns out – he won’t.
A new scoop from El Mayimbe tells us both that Batman is in Suicide Squad and how, specifically, he plays into the film. If true, it’s very likely a minor, but crucial, spoiler not only about Suicide Squad, but Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice too. Read the Suicide Squad Batman connection below. Read More »
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On the big superhero calendar, both DC and Marvel have major films that start shooting soon. For Marvel, it’s Captain America: Civil War and for DC, it’s David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad. Ayer has been pretty awesome with fans so far, regularly tweeting out teases at the pre-production as well as the transformation of star Jared Leto into the Joker. Not to mention lots of his cast recently had films out so we’ve been hearing lots of little snippets here and there too.
Movie scooper El Mayimbe has also been all over Suicide Squad, dropping three significant pieces of information over the last few days on his Instagram. The latest is the biggest, that Jared Leto’s Joker will be primarily based on the Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns incarnation. There’s more too, including a bit of his situation at the start of the film and links to Batman.
Below, read the latest Jared Leto Joker information as well as potential info on another character in the film and the villains. Read More »
In 2014, Jared Leto won an Oscar for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. In 2015, that meant two things. He could do any role he wanted and he had to appear at awards shows to present. We know the role he chose, Joker in David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad, and we all saw the actor at the Oscars, sporting long, flowing locks and full beard. He looked decidedly un-like the Joker.
Well, the first step in Jared Leto’s physical transformation into the Clown Prince of Gotham City has begun. Plus Ayer described the character using one kind of surprising word. Below, check out the Jared Leto Joker preparation.
UPDATE: See a second photo from the film’s director too.
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Posted on Friday, February 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Suicide Squad currently has a Tom Hardy-shaped hole, and over the past few weeks it seems every 30something actor not currently attached to a superhero franchise has tried to fill it. (Or at least been rumored to be trying to fill it.)
Now, at long last, it seems director David Ayer has finally found the right fit in Joel Kinnaman. More on the Suicide Squad Joel Kinnaman casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Just hours after Tom Hardy dropped out of Suicide Squad, word spread that Jake Gyllenhaal could replace him. But then just days after that, we heard Gyllenhaal had opted to pass, which leaves David Ayer‘s comic book movie with a gap to be filled.
Naturally, the rumor mill is only too happy to help fill it. The latest word is that Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal are both in the running to play Suicide Squad‘s Rick Flagg. Meanwhile, reports are also circulating that Gary Sinise and Joe Manganiello are in contention for other roles. Get all the latest Suicide Squad casting rumors after the jump. Read More »
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UPDATE: Jake Gyllenhaal has passed on Suicide Squad. Original story follows with update below.
That Suicide Squad cast just got a hair less impressive. Tom Hardy has dropped out of the film, leaving his role as leader Rick Flagg up for grabs. The Mad Max and Inception actor was set to co-star with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne in the DC Comics adaptation, written and directed by David Ayer.
Despite Hardy’s exit, everything on the film is still on schedule. It’ll shoot this Spring aimed at an August 5, 2016 release date. Still, a replacement for Hardy is needed, and fast. In a very cool twist of events, apparently Ayer is looking at Jake Gyllenhaal to replace Hardy. Read more about the Jake Gyllenhall Tom Hardy Suicide Squad news below.
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Warner Bros. has just revealed the cast of David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad, and it is a huge ensemble. Jared Leto is the Joker, Will Smith is Deadshot, Tom Hardy is Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney is Boomerang and Cara Delevinge is Enchantress. The film is scheduled for release August 5, 2016. Read more about the Suicide Squad cast below. Read More »
Jai Courtney has been in a significant TV series (Spartacus), a film franchise (Die Hard), helped anchor another would-be series (Jack Reacher) and will soon be seen in Terminator: Genisys (above). And now he’s in early talks for Suicide Squad, the DC Comics film from Warner Bros. and writer/director David Ayer. So does this guy have the best representation in town, or what? While his potential role isn’t known for certain, word is that he’ll play Batman antagonist Deadshot. Read More »
After the defining performance from Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight, it’s easy to understand why Warner Bros. and the team assembling DC Comics movies at the studio would be wary about writing a new Joker role for a new actor. But it is bound to happen — in fact, it appears to be happening, but not for the film you might assume. A new report says that the Joker may factor in to Suicide Squad, to be directed by David Ayer. And Jared Leto is the current choice to play him. Read More »