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Did you hear Iron Man co-star Gwyneth Paltrow has apparently semi-retired from acting? How is Burger King trying to appeal to Bronx residents annoyed by the tourism of the Joker stairs? Is Lockheed seen in the background of the New Mutants trailer? Who could Christian Bale be playing in Thor: Love & Thunder? Was New Mutants ever intended to be R-rated? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 by Fred Topel
David Ayer was on a Television Critics Association panel for the new Fox drama Deputy, which he executive produces and for which he has directed episodes. Deputy is in Ayer’s traditional wheelhouse of cop movies, with Stephen Dorff playing a deputy who becomes sheriff of Los Angeles after the sheriff suddenly dies. It airs Thursday nights on Fox.
Ayer’s last two movies, Suicide Squad and Bright, both spawned follow-ups. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn featuring Margot Robbie’s title character comes out next month and a Bright sequel is in development. James Gunn is directing the next Suicide Squad movie and we haven’t heard about Ayer’s proposed Gotham City Sirens Harley Quinn spinoff lately, so we asked him after the Deputy panel.
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What is the next game in the Batman: Arkham video game series rumored to be called? What new comics are coming to DC Universe before the end of March? Is there an animated Batman Beyond movie in the works? When is The New Batman Adventures coming to DC Universe? What are test screening audiences saying about Goose in Captain Marvel? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Warner Bros. and DC’s Harley Quinn movie now has a director – Cathy Yan. The film in the works sounds like a combination of Birds of Prey, about a team of female superheroes, and Gotham City Sirens, about a team of female super villains.
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When can you catch the Justice League exhibit from Madame Tussauds in Orlando? Are you ready for Wakandacon, a Black Panther convention happening in Chicago this summer? What did Anthony & Joe Russo have to say about Jeremy Renner being absent from Infinity War marketing? Are you in the market for a crochet Infinity Gauntlet? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Which Gotham villain is becoming a recurring guest star later this season? Which of David Ayer‘s movie convinced Margot Robbie to join Suicide Squad? What does Jon Bernthal think of alt-right supporters donning The Punisher logo? Does Logan tell Luke Skywalker’s story better than Star Wars: The Last Jedi? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Spurred on by the success of Wonder Woman, the DC Extended Universe is in the midst of a full-blown creative pivot. But David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, like Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is a remnant of the earlier era, in which dark and gritty reigned supreme.
Now Ayer, who has been attached to direct the upcoming Harley Quinn-centric film Gotham City Sirens, is facing rumors that he might fall the way of DC’s grimdark tone. But the director has recently stepped forward to say that those rumors aren’t true.
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