JJ Abrams and George Lucas

In a little over a month, the publicity machine is going to be in full swing as we lead up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can bet that the entire cast and director J.J. Abrams will be making the rounds to morning news programs, late night talk shows, and pretty much everywhere else to help promote the movie that simply doesn’t need anymore promotion. But in the meantime, Abrams has gotten a round of questions from some movers and shakers in all sorts of entertainment, and they want answers.

Cloverfield star T.J. Miller, Girls creator Lena Dunham, Suicide Squad star Jared Leto, Netflix’s content acquisitions chief Ted Sarandos, even George Lucas himself and many more have tons of burning questions about The Force Awakens, Lost and just life in general. Abrams gives some pretty great answers for your entertainment. Read More »


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Suicide Squad isn’t actually in theaters for another nine months, but you wouldn’t know that from the onslaught of promotional material flooding the web this week. Say what you will about the film itself, but the Suicide Squad marketing team clearly isn’t one for procrastinating.

Following four splashy magazine covers for Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), we have a new batch of Suicide Squad photos offering better looks at Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), and more. Check ’em out after the jump.  Read More »

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Update #1: High resolution versions of the Empire covers featuring the Joker and Enchantress have arrived online. You can find them below.

Update #2: Harley Quinn and Deadshot now have their own Empire covers as well. Again, click the jump to check ’em out!

Few things have proven as instantly controversial in the world of online fandom as Jared Leto‘s take on the Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. That first reveal is now the stuff of legend – you could hear the angry internet comments from orbit. Everyone seemed to chill out a bit when that Comic-Con trailer arrived online, giving us a brief look at the character in action. Still, even bringing up this retooled version of Batman’s arch-nemesis is like tossing a bloody hunk of meat into a internet forum manned entirely by sharks. People like yelling about the Joker more than they like yelling about Batman himself. It’s genuinely impressive.

Well, crack your knuckles, stretch your fingers, and prepare start typing in ALL CAPS because new photos of Leto as the Joker have arrived online. So get ready to hit the comments section of your choice and get to work. The internet is fueled by your rage, people.

Check out the new Joker images for yourself after the jump.

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Jared Leto Joker

If you have actor/singer/Oscar winner Jared Leto‘s address, please send him cards, flowers, or chocolates, because, for God’s sake, the man just gave birth. That’s how he describes having played the Joker in director David Ayer‘s (FurySuicide Squad, which is about a pack of villains on a suicide mission.

After the jump, Jared Leto discusses the Joker.

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Jared Leto and Mark Ruffalo

More often than not, the actors and actresses who bring your favorite comic book characters to life on the big screen are fans just like you. They grew up idolizing certain superheroes, and it’s a dream for them to be playing them, just as it is for you to see them become as real as they can on film. However, they can’t enjoy fandom the way we can without being swamped by other fans who want to take pictures with them and want their autograph.

But plenty of stars have found an awesome workaround that helps them fit in with the masses of fans, even at a place that’s overrun with the most rabid of them: cosplay. Many an actor and actress have worn costumes in order to walk the showfloor at Comic-Con without being mobbed by fans, and Jared Leto and Mark Ruffalo have just joined their ranks. Read More »

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Who did Jared Leto turn to for advice on the Joker? Is a new Justice League show coming? Which Scarlet Witch storyline does Elizabeth Olsen want to make? What would a Punisher Netflix series look like? How would S.H.I.E.L.D. star Brett Dalton fix Hydra’s image problem? Who would win in a fight, Drax or Black Adam? What do the Marvel Cinematic Universe and War and Peace have in common? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Jared Leto Joker performance

Method acting is nothing new among the stars of Hollywood movies. Names such as Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Daniel Day-Lewis and more are known for taking a role and staying in that role through the entirety of production, whether they’re shooting a scene or not. And when it comes to his comic book role in Suicide Squad, actor Jared Leto decided to throw himself into the Joker the same way.

In a recent interview, Will Smith revealed that during the six-month production of the DC Comics movie, he never actually met Jared Leto, and only interacted with the actor in character as the Batman villain. Learn more about Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad. Read More »

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Just how crazy is Jared Leto‘s Suicide Squad performance? Do Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan want to be the new Captain America? What would Hugh Jackman look like as Old Man Logan? Which Civil War side is Stan Lee on? Could CBS’ Supergirl influence the comics? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Girl on the Train movie

Two high-profile actors are looking to board a promising new thriller. We just mentioned The Girl on the Train earlier today when talking about the Liam Neeson movie The CommuterGirl is based on the novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins, and follows a woman whose problems haunt her after she is pulled into a mystery involving a couple that she imagines to enjoy the perfect marriage.

Emily BluntRebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett are already set to play three of the lead characters, and now Chris Evans and Jared Leto are in early talks for the film.  Read More »