Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
How long is Viola Davis sticking around the DC Cinematic Universe? Why did Marvel give Guardians of the Galaxy‘s James Gunn a Joker mask? Can Gotham‘s David Mazouz do a Batman voice? Who’s a better dancer, Deadpool or Spider-Man? Did Cara Delevingne get her own Suicide Squad tat? Is this our first look at The Flash‘s new Doctor Light? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 by Fred Topel
When Viola Davis was first rumored to be in the running for the role of Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad, reports were that the only holdup could be the schedule for her ABC television show How to Get Away With Murder. On Tuesday, August 4, Davis was on a panel with cast and producers of other ABC dramas Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy.
After the panel, I approached Davis with a group of reporters and asked her how difficult it was to coordinate Suicide Squad with ABC. Surprisingly, given the reports of her schedule in flux, she said ABC actually wanted her to do the movie. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
One of the buzziest trailers to come out of this year’s Comic-Con was Suicide Squad. As Russ put it, the footage teased “a viciously detailed film, with a real eye for keeping things grim and weird.” It won the interest of fans and non-fans alike. Which is all well and good for Warner Bros. — but if you fall into the latter category, you might’ve found yourself as confused by the trailer as you were intrigued.
While characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are familiar to just about everyone on the known planet, that’s definitely not the case with Suicide Squad. Fortunately, with over a year to go until the film’s release, there’s plenty of room to get your bearings, and with our help you’ll be caught up in no time at all. Hit the jump for our rundown of the Suicide Squad characters. Read More »
For fans looking forward to Suicide Squad, you have to follow the film’s writer/director David Ayer on Twitter. The guy loves dropping great teases from the set and production of the film and his latest is the best yet. Production starts very soon on the DC Comics film, scheduled for release August 5, 2016, and Ayer posted a photo from the table read.
In the photo are Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis and others. Noticeably absent is Jared Leto, who plays the Joker. Check out the Suicide Squad cast image below, which includes a few new faces too like Adam Beach and Ike Barinholtz.
UPDATE: We now know who Beach and Barinholtz are playing, as well as the new Deathstroke. Read More »
Want to see some cool images of Avengers: Age of Ultron merchandise? What will the Ant-Man prequel comic book look like? Could the Winter Soldier appear on Agent Carter? How were the ratings for the new Marvel show? Is the Fantastic Four trailer not going to be at the Super Bowl? Who is the latest actor to join The Flash? Is Viola Davis excited about being in Suicide Squad? Will the Netflix Marvel shows like Daredevil be back for more than one season? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
David Ayer already has a bevy of big-name stars lined up for his DC adaptation Suicide Squad, including Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Tom Hardy, and Cara Delevingne. But he’s still got room for one more in his collection.
According to a new rumor, Viola Davis has booked the role of Amanda Waller, the government agent in charge of the whole operation. Learn more about the Viola Davis Suicide Squad casting after the jump. Read More »
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 »
Director Michael Mann has been making a film with Chris Hemsworth, and we know fairly little about it. It is a so-called “cyber-thriller,” and doesn’t even seem to have a firm official title. The IMDB lists it as Cyber, but it dropped that title a while ago. Actor Holt McCannally, who tweeted one of the photos below, refers to it as Black Hat.
The film also stars Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom. Chris Hemsworth called it a “sort of cat-and-mouse international heist-thriller,” while another synopsis says “American and Chinese forces work together on a case of high-level computer hacking.” Regardless, the first images from the film have started to surface. That’s one above, and while we wait for a trailer, which will hopefully arrive soon (and help clarify the title confusion) you can check out another below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
Hot on the heels of this morning’s first-look image, Universal has released the first Get On Up trailer. The Tate Taylor-directed biopic stars Chadwick Boseman — last seen playing another American icon, Jackie Robinson, in 42 — as James Brown, tracing his journey from poor street kid to the Godfather of Soul.
Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott, and Dan Aykroyd also star. Watch the video, and check out a big bunch of high-res images, after the jump.
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Everyone on the set of Prisoners looked exhausted. Some of that was makeup, but some of the drain and fatigue was quite real. When I visited the production, it wasn’t working on a constructed set, but in a location. A real hospital, complete with physical dimensions that aren’t all that friendly to wide lenses and large groups of film crew, was the site of the shoot towards the end of the film’s schedule back in March.
The location wasn’t helping the mood, but it wasn’t just cramped quarters that was grinding down the cast and crew. Prisoners, scripted by Aaron Guzikowski and directed by Denis Villeneuve, is not a cheery film. It follows two families whose children are abducted on Thanksgiving, and examines the different coping mechanisms employed by the two adult couples as they wait for any news. Ironically it was quite nice outside on the day of our visit, but Prisoners is the sort of movie that retreats from sunshine. When the weather got good, the crew shot indoors.
The couples are played by Hugh Jackman and Maria Bello, and Viola Davis and Terrence Howard. Garbed in realistic costume and styled like people rather than movie starts, several looked like they’d been put through the wringer. Slightly more energized was Jake Gyllenhaal, playing the detective who takes charge of the missing persons case. In conversation, each outlined their approach to the difficult material, and after the break you’ll find a lightly edited oral pre-history of Prisoners, assembled from their comments. Read More »