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 »
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Posted on Friday, October 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Last week we got word Warner Bros. and DC are eyeing a whole bunch of white-hot talents for Suicide Squad, the supervillain team-up story to be directed by David Ayer. But it seems one of its stars could be someone already in the Warner Bros./DC family.
A new report indicates Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice baddie Jesse Eisenberg is in talks to reprise his role as Lex Luthor in Suicide Squad — which could complicate his involvement in some other projects. Hit the jump for the possible Jesse Eisenberg Suicide Squad casting.
Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2014 by David Chen
David Ayer’s Fury is a solid film. If features great performances all around, the tank battles are legitimately thrilling, and there is some really unsettling imagery that lands the message of how war is hell. But the film, like many of Ayer’s other movies, glorifies the idea of being part of an unflinching brotherhood in the face of unspeakable odds. And that’s simply not the message I took away from watching it.
Hit the jump to see my full video review of Fury.
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Ryan Gosling, Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Tom Hardy Have ‘Suicide Squad’ Offers; Gosling Also Up For ‘Dr. Strange’
Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
The announcement that David Ayer‘s DC Comics Suicide Squad movie was sandwiched between Batman v Superman, Wonder Woman and Justice League kind of made it seem like an afterthought. However, the first round of casting rumors has begun to circulate and they suggest, even if these actors don’t take the rolls, Warner Bros. has high hopes for the supervillain team-up film.
The Hollywood Reporter says that not only is Ryan Gosling being courted for a role, Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie all have offers to appear in the movie. Plus, while we may not know who is up for what role, El Mayimbe on Twitter says the team members who are in the script are Amanda Waller, Deadshot, Harkness and Vixen.
And if that’s not enough, Gosling is also interested in possibly playing Doctor Strange. Read more about the Suicide Squad movie cast rumors below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
Update: Since the original publication of this article, David Ayer has been confirmed to direct Suicide Squad. Since we have no other official info right now, the original article follows.
Warner Bros. is rounding up some of DC Comics’ biggest names for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but don’t think that means they’re neglecting their lesser known characters. The studio is reportedly closing in on David Ayer to direct Suicide Squad, which teams up a bunch of supervillains.
Hit the jump for all the latest details on the possible David Ayer Suicide Squad movie.
Posted on Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
It’s possible that most people only knew Fury as “that David Ayer tank movie with Brad Pitt.” Which is probably enough, really. But if you want to know more of what’s going on in the film before sitting down in the theater, this new Fury international trailer has you covered.
This trailer shows the difficulty a new gunner (Logan Lerman) has when the time comes to kill enemy soldiers, and follows the squad as it is tasked with preventing the advance of German soldiers. Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal co-star, and you’ll see them in this trailer, too. Read More »
The November date in the poster above, for David Ayer‘s WWII tank squadron film Fury has been changed. But the good news is that the film’s date change isn’t a delay. Rather than opening the movie in November, Sony will now release Fury, which stars Brad Pitt, in October. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Hot on the heels of the great poster for David Ayer‘s WWII movie comes the first full Fury trailer. Brad Pitt stars as the leader of a tank squad that has survived much of the war. But the squad finds itself facing down incredible odds in the final days of the war, as it is saddled with a green kid who has never seen the inside of a tank.
Much of this trailer focuses on the relationship between Pitt’s grizzled vet and the recruit played by Logan Lerman. And it makes the film look pretty conventional… for a minute or so. Then the trailer breaks open and we see quite a few impressionistic renderings of the battle, as the strain starts to get to the men. Watch below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
The last time Brad Pitt got involved in World War II, it was all funny facial hair and terrible Italian accents. But he seems to be going in with a much heavier heart this time around, if the first poster for David Ayer‘s Fury is any indication.
Pitt toplines the drama as Wardaddy, leader of a five-man crew stuck in a Sherman tank behind enemy lines. The other four leads — Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña, Logan Lerman, and Shia LaBeouf — are notable names in their own right, but the first ad is all about Pitt. See the Fury poster after the jump.