A few days ago, the news broke that Warner Bros. is developing a movie that would explore the origin story for The Joker. And while this Todd Phillips-drected, Martin Scorsese-produced project (!) sounds like a profoundly bad idea on many levels, it got the /Film staff talking. Who would you cast as the young version of Batman’s arch-nemesis? And more specifically, who would you cast as the young Joker in a movie that will be a standalone film unconnected to the larger DCEU and therefore untethered to Jared Leto’s performance in Suicide Squad?
So we put our brains together and came up with 14 names. These are not the actors that we think would actually be cast as a young Joker. Instead, these are the actors we’d like to see cast as a young Joker. After all, if they’re going to make this movie, they might as well cast someone interesting in the lead.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Get Out director Jordan Peele is making an HBO show with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions
- AMC’s Preacher gets an explosive new season 2 trailer
- The Young Pope gets a second season and a new name
- ABC heads under the sea for The Little Mermaid Live!
- And more!
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Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
The Boy Who Lived is ready to die, at least if it means he gets to go to Westeros. Over the past six seasons, Game of Thrones has cast a huge number of British actors — young and old, obscure and world-famous — and now Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe wants in as well. Even (or maybe especially) if it means meeting a grisly end onscreen. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Harry Potter books and film series may be over, but J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World continues to live on. There are the short stories and essays published on Pottermore. There is the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which explores this familiar universe in a different time and place. And then there is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the ambitious stage play sequel to the original series currently dominating the London theater scene that Warner Bros. says won’t get a film adaptation anytime soon (but go ahead and ask them again in ten years).
So when someone asks film series star, Daniel Radcliffe, if he’d be willing to reprise his role as Harry Potter for a new movie, it’s all theoretical. But let’s face it – chances are strong you’re curious about what he says. It’s okay. You’re only human, and a Muggle at that.
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Update: Warner Bros has released the following statement in response to these reports: “’Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is a stage play, with no plans for there to be a film.”
Back in July, Warner Bros. Pictures filed a trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This might not seem surprising since the film studio was the distributor of every single film in the Harry Potter franchise, as well as the upcoming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. However, Warner Bros. has absolutely nothing to do with the stage production of the play in the United Kingdom, which was also just published as a book at the end of last month. So having them file a trademark for motion pictures, merchandise and more seemed rather unnecessary, unless of course they were actually planning to make a movie.
Now a new rumor seems to indicate that Warner Bros. Pictures would like to turn Harry Potter and the Cursed Child into a film trilogy that they hope to begin as early as 2020. In addition, they want to bring franchise star Daniel Radcliffe back in the lead role. Find out more about the proposed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child movie trilogy after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
You’ve gotta hand it to Daniel Radcliffe. While he’ll probably always best be known for playing the Boy Who Lived, he’s made some really interesting and eclectic choices post-Harry Potter. You can currently see him playing a tech whiz in Now You See Me 2 and a farting corpse in Swiss Army Man, and next we’ll see him as a fake white supremacist in Imperium.
Based on a true story, Imperium stars Radcliffe as an idealistic FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a radical right-wing terrorist group. It’s a darker, grittier role than we’ve seen Radcliffe tackle in the past, and it requires him to bust out his American accent. Is he up for the challenge? Find out with the Imperium trailer below. Read More »
This weekend, you can see Daniel Radcliffe in the strange but wonderful indie Swiss Army Man. We loved the film at Sundance earlier this year, and now it’s in release nationwide, hopefully at a theater near you. It’s a far cry from his time spent as Harry Potter in the eight-film franchise, but just because he’s doing more adult films now doesn’t mean kids still don’t have plenty to ask the star.
People magazine rounded up some questions from kids aged 4 to 11 for Daniel Radcliffe to answer, and as you might expect, a lot of them are about magic, broomsticks and the invisibility cloak, but there’s a question about Swiss Army Man in there too. In addition, you might be interested to hear what Radcliffe would do if he had the ability to do real magic, because it involves him becoming a superhero. Watch kids interview Daniel Radcliffe after the jump. Read More »
Daniel Radcliffe has shown that he’s not afraid to get nude for the sake of art, with his performance in a stage production of Equus back in the late 2000s. However, when it comes to the big screen, he’s not one to flaunt his body around. But in Swiss Army Man, his bare ass proves to be a valuable asset (pun not intended) as the flatulence of his character’s corpse helps Paul Dano survive in the woods. And in addition to his gas serving a purpose, Daniel Radcliffe’s penis turns out to be immensely helpful as well.
A new Swiss Army Man featurette takes a look at some of the practical effects used in the indie hitting more theaters this weekend, and there’s a special focus on Radcliffe’s animatronic penis. This was actually teased in the featurette released earlier this week about the creation of the dummy body used in the movie. Find out all about the magical appendage after the jump. Read More »
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The buzzed-about Sundance-selected indie Swiss Army Man got a limited release last weekend, and it will be expanding to more theaters this weekend. The film has infamously been called the “farting corpse” movie because that’s exactly what is prominently featured. Bringing even more attention to the movie is the fact that the corpse in question is played by none other than Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe. Now you get to see how his corpse stand-in was created in a new Swiss Army Man featurette that you can watch after the jump. Read More »
Even if Daniel Radcliffe killed a man in cold blood, he would still be most famous for playing Harry Potter in the eight-film franchise that adapted J.K Rowling‘s best-selling book series. I can’t even imagine how many times Radcliffe has been asked if he would ever return to the wizarding world on the big screen, and since he’s making the rounds to promote Swiss Army Man (which is totally worth seeing), that means that same question has popped up again. However, even though he confirmed yet again that he won’t reprise the role anytime soon, he did offer some hope for the future. Read More »