joker origin movie

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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Only the Brave trailer

Joseph Kosinski’s first two films, Tron: Legacy and Oblivion, lived in fantasy land. Both science-fiction movies showed what a precise eye he has, with smooth camerawork and stunning compositions. He’s crafted two lavish, visually appealing films, which, dramatically, sometimes leave more to be desired. The director is taking on more dramatic material with his next feature, Only the Brave, based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

Below, watch the Only the Brave trailer.

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Thank You for Your Service Trailer

Adding another entry to the subgenre of war films that follows the life of a solider after dealing with the trauma of war we have Thank You for Your Service, marking the directorial debut of American Sniper screenwriter Jason Hall, who also adapts the David Finkel’s non-fiction book of the same name that inspired it.

Thank You for Your Service follows Miles Teller as a US soldier who returns home after a tour in Iraq and attempts to get back in the rhythm of civilian life. As you might expect, Teller doesn’t find it easy to adapt to a world where people aren’t trying to kill him, and it makes for some intense drama.

Watch the Thank You for Your Service trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Less than two month’s after director Nicolas Winding Refn‘s (The Neon DemonToo Old to Die Young was announced, the Amazon series has found its lead in Miles Teller. The Whiplash and War Dogs star will play an L.A. cop who gets pulled into an underground world of assassins. Refn is directing all 10 episodes.

Below, learn more about the Nicolas Winding Refn amazon series.  Read More »

la la land

La La Land has somehow ended on top of the heap for the annual award season. The film has earned a historic 14 Oscar nominations, tying it with previous 14-time nominated films All About Eve and Titanic. And the gossip papers are now reporting that some actors are angry that they didn’t take part in Damien Chazelle‘s now-hit musical. Which actors turned down roles in La La Land? Find out after the jump.
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Fantastic Four 2 - Kate Mara - Miles Teller

One of the biggest blockbuster disasters of 2015 was undoubtedly Fantastic Four. The Marvel comic adaptation from 20th Century Fox pulled in nearly $168 million on a budget of $120 million, and it was absolutely slaughtered by critics and fans alike. Despite Josh Trank‘s best efforts, it appears some tampering from the studio to change the original vision for the movie resulted in a huge mess of a movie. But despite that, producer and writer Simon Kinberg still believes a sequel is possible, and at least two of the film’s co-stars are game to return to their roles.

Miles Teller and Kate Mara, who play the would-be couple Reed Richards and Sue Storm, have both expressed that they’d be happy to come back for Fantastic Four 2. But the question is whether or not anyone actually wants to see what happen. Read More »

War Dogs

Todd Phillips‘ War Dogs might become one of the summer’s few pleasant surprises. Critics are somewhat mixed on the film, but the reviews are far more positive than what we read for The Hangover sequels, and they’re about on par with the reviews for Phillips’ Old SchoolStarsky & Hutch, and Road Trip, his more well-liked movies. Jonah Hill is receiving praise for his performance as obnoxious gunrunner Efraim Diveroli, but originally, Shia LaBeouf was going to play the character.

Below, find out why LaBeouf and Jesse Eisenberg didn’t lead the War Dogs cast.

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fantastic four movie rights

A year ago, Fantastic Four left most fans disappointed. What was teased as a grounded, dramatic superhero movie turned out to be a complete mess. The 20th Century Fox film had a troubled production, and it showed in the final result, which was fairly joyless overall, despite a somewhat promising setup. In some of the earlier drafts of Fantastic Four, though, there was more warmth, humor, and set pieces far larger than what could’ve been pulled off with the budget.

Below, learn about some of screenwriter Jeremy Slater‘s (The Lazarus Effect) early ideas for the Fantastic Four reboot.

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War Dogs trailer

Todd Phillips has built his career on bro comedies, from Road Trip to Old School to the Hangover trilogy. His latest film, War Dogs, is in a similar vein, with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as the buddies whose wacky hijinks spiral out of control until they’re in over their heads, but this time there’s a fascinating real-world twist: it’s all based on a true story.

Based on the Rolling Stone article “Arms and the Dudes” by Guy Lawson, War Dogs centers on two Miami 20somethings who go into the lucrative business of gunrunning. They work their way up the food chain, raking in bigger and bigger sums of money and getting into more and more danger, until they land a $300 million contract from the U.S. government to arm the Afghan military. Watch the new War Dogs trailer below.

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Bleed for This Trailer

There are plenty of sports dramas about boxers fighting against all odds to become champions of the world. But the true story of Vinny Pazienza, better known as “The Pazmanian Devil,” is one of the most harrowing you’ll ever hear.

Vinny Pazienza had a promising boxing career after winning the light middleweight title, but then a car accident left him with a broken neck and the possibility of never being able to walk again. Bleed for This tells the story of Pazienza’s comeback, as the boxer (played by Whiplash star Miles Teller) defied caution from his doctors, friends and family to get back to full health, just so he could get pummeled in the boxing ring again.

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