I’ve always been fascinated by the world of Warhammer 40K, the tabletop miniatures game where space marines and orcs and dwarves and elves all do battle across the galaxy, hitting traditional fantasy tropes in a science fiction landscape. After all, what happens to that Tolkien-esque fantasy world as the centuries start to fly by? Surely it has to change. Surely it can’t remain stagnant. Surely medieval fantasy has to escape the medieval setting at some point, right?
And that’s why I’m intrigued by Netflix’s upcoming Bright, a modern dar buddy cop movie that just-so-happens to be set in a world where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have all co-existed for millennia. What does high fantasy look like when it’s brought low, down to the mean streets of Los Angeles? A new batch of images give us a clue.
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Netflix’s original content line-up is unmatched. The streaming service has been killing it with their original television releases for a few years now, and we are just beginning to see them dip their toes in the original feature film realm.
One of the first big films is Suicide Squad director David Ayer‘s crime sci-fi fantasy film Bright, written by Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis and starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramírez, Ike Barinholtz and Brad William Henke. Netflix surprised people watching the Academy Awards last night with a first look at the new film. Watch it again, after the jump.
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It’s no secret that Suicide Squad received some pretty harsh reviews. Even people who enjoyed the film had some problems with key parts in it, especially when it comes to the logic of the story and how some characters were mishandled. But hey, no film is perfect.
Thankfully, director David Ayer has come forth and admitted that Suicide Squad does indeed have flaws. Furthermore, he elaborates that he would have done plenty of things differently if he made the movie today, knowing what he knows now. That includes one drastic change for how Jared Leto as The Joker was used.
Read how David Ayer reflects on Suicide Squad after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
This week brought the news that Suicide Squad‘s David Ayer would be directing Gotham City Sirens, a female DC supervillain team-up. Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn is slated to return (and Robbie herself is an executive producer on the project), but the question now is which other characters could join her — and who might play them.
Well, it should come as no surprise that Harley Quinn’s BFF Poison Ivy is believed to be involved in the movie, but what’s more interesting is who’s rumored to play her. According to a new report, Megan Fox might be circling the role. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie and Suicide Squad director David Ayer are headed toward a reunion, but it’s not for Suicide Squad 2. Well, not exactly. Ayer has been tapped to direct Gotham City Sirens, which will feature Robbie’s Harley Quinn as part of a larger female supervillain lineup.
While this Gotham City Sirens looks likely to be the first Suicide Squad follow-up out of the gate, it probably won’t be the last. Also in development are a proper Suicide Squad sequel and a Deadshot spinoff featuring Will Smith. Read More »
Tomorrow the extended cut of Suicide Squad is available to purchase digitally. Will some of the film’s problems get fixed in the new cut, as with the extended version of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? We’ll see. We already have a decent sense of what to expect from scenes that weren’t in the theatrical cut. Days after the movie came out there was a rundown of what was left on the cutting room floor, and a lot of those scenes featured the Joker (Jared Leto).
Below, watch the Suicide Squad deleted scene.
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A few days after Suicide Squad arrived on the big screen, a whole rundown of deleted scenes surfaced online, though we had no way of knowing if the list was accurate. Now that new footage is being put back into the movie by way of an extended cut coming to home video next month, we’re getting glimpses of what was left on the cutting room floor, and it includes some of the moments detailed in that list.
A new Suicide Squad extended cut trailer has surfaced online, and it has some bits of new footage that we haven’t seen yet, including some pretty juicy moments between Jared Leto as The Joker and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Watch below! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
If your main problem with David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad was that there wasn’t nearly enough of it, Warner Bros. has a gift for you. And don’t worry, it’s not live rats or dead pigs. The studio has just announced a Suicide Squad extended cut to hit Digital HD and Blu-ray later this year, with 13 minutes of additional footage. Check out the Suicide Squad extended cut announcement teaser below.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
Later this fall, Shia LaBeouf will be seen in American Honey, Andrea Arnold’s lovely and rambling indie drama about a magazine crew traveling across the U.S. But he almost spent 2016 as part of a very different ragtag group of misfits. The actor reveals he was considered for a part in the Warner Bros. DC supervillain team-up Suicide Squad, which would’ve reunited him with his Fury director David Ayer. Read More »
Over a year ago, when we got the first look at Jared Leto as The Joker, the reaction was…mixed, to say the least. A lot of people weren’t fond of his grill, the body tats, and the tat on his forehead. It’s a bold look, one that some fans still have a lot to say about since Suicide Squad‘s very successful opening weekend at the box office. In none of the film’s many, many flashbacks are the origins of Mr. J’s tattoos or teeth revealed, but writer/director David Ayer says they help tell the character’s story.
Below, you can read what David Ayer had to say about Joker’s teeth, and you can also check out a fan theory about the crown prince of crime and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie).
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