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“Reshoots” is a dirty word in entertainment journalism, often used as an indicator of a disastrous film production. But the truth of the matter is, reshoots can be a good thing. The purpose of reshoots is to make a movie better, not worse. Let’s take a look at the purpose of reshoots, and why they don’t necessarily signal disaster for films like Star Wars: Rogue One and Suicide Squad.

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Suicide Squad Spin-Offs

Just over a week ago, we learned that Warner Bros. Pictures was considering expanding their future roster of DC Comics films with a spin-off that would focus on Margot Robbie reprising her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn. Instead of being a solo outing for the villain, the movie would feature a new ensemble of characters with Batgirl and Birds of Prey mentioned as possibly appearing. However, she might not be the only Task Force X member getting a spin-off.

A new rumor reveals that Warner Bros. is also considering other Suicide Squad spin-offs for the other members of the villain team being assembled on the big screen for the first time this summer. Find out more below. Read More »

Suicide Squad Reactions

Since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice proved to be a disappointment for Warner Bros. Pictures by not pulling in as much box office as they hoped, the studio is really banking on the success of Suicide Squad to help turn things around. The movie is even anticipated by those who didn’t really enjoy Batman v Superman all that much, and it’ll be the key to keeping audience interest in the rest of the growing DC movie universe.

The good news is that Suicide Squad seems to deliver on the hype with some early reactions hitting the web following a test screening. Read some of the lucky attendees’ Suicide Squad reactions after the jump. Read More »

Suicide Squad Reshoots

Here are the facts. First, Suicide Squad recently underwent a series of reshoots that were reportedly extensive and expensive. Second, reshoots aren’t inherently a bad thing, as they allow filmmakers to make good movies great and pick up shots and moments that they didn’t realize they needed until they were in the editing room. The number of decent movies that go back for reshoots to tighten something up vastly outnumber the movies that go back for reshoots because they’re dumpster fires.

But the Suicide Squad reshoots have been very interesting because of the various whys circulating for their existence. Now, director David Ayer has chimed in, making these already dark waters a little murkier.

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suicide squad trailer breakdown

When the first Suicide Squad trailer arrived, we went through the whole thing frame-by-frame to squeeze as many secrets and tidbits out of it as humanly possible. Did you think we weren’t going to do the same thing for the brand new trailer that just arrived? Of course not. There’s a lot to dig into here and no time to waste. Let’s get started.

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SUICIDE SQUAD

In contrast to the deathly seriousness of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the trailers for Suicide Squad have been all about fun. Here, finally, are some characters who aren’t afraid to get sassy and sarcastic, who wear brightly colored outfits, who chug beers and beat up people and blow up stuff instead of gazing off into the distance and wondering what it all means. Here’s a movie with so much kinetic action it can only be set to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

But it seems Warner Bros. is still worried Suicide Squad isn’t quite fun enough, and so it’s going out of its way to make sure it is. The supervillain team-up is now undergoing some significant reshoots meant to bring more humor and levity into the film.  Read More »

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David Ayer discusses Bright

Netflix recently came out on top following a bidding war for Bright. The streaming service will fund and release director David Ayer‘s fantasy cop thriller, which stars Joel Edgerton and Will Smith. Written by Max Landis (American Ultra), Bright is set in a world in which orcs and fairies exist along humans.

Below, David Ayer discusses Bright, the room for creative freedom at Netflix, and what to expect from the film.

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David Ayer directing Fury

Netflix is still relatively new to film distribution, but they’re already making a lot of noise. After scooping up what feels like half of this year’s Sundance lineup, the company has set its sights on David Ayer‘s Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Described as a mash-up of Alien Nation and Ayer’s own End of Watch, the cop thriller unfolds in a world where orcs(!) and fairies(!!) live alongside humans. The project is expected to be Netflix’s biggest movie deal yet.  Read More »

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The DC Cinematic Universe is about to get a lot bigger. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters this month, but later this summer, we’ll see David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Following the second trailer, the buzz for Ayer’s comic book adaptation has been strong. Warner Bros. is already planning to get a Suicide Squad 2 up and running soon, but before that, Ayer will direct Bright with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton starring.

Learn more about the fantasy project below.

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