Idris Elba in the Suicide Squad sequel

While Idris Elba is still appearing in Suicide Squad sequel The Suicide Squad, he won’t be playing Deadshot after all. Elba was previously announced to be taking over the role from Will Smith after Smith left due to scheduling issues. Now, it’s been revealed Deadshot has been removed from the movie entirely, and Elba will play a new character. The reasoning behind this move lies in the hopes that Smith might return as Deadshot for future sequels.

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gemini man footage reaction

Gemini Man is a sci-fi movie that has spent decades in development, attracting the likes of Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood to the role of an over-the-hill hitman who finds himself targeted by a younger clone of himself. But it wasn’t until now, when de-aging technology has become the hottest new commodity in blockbusters, that Gemini Man could finally become a reality.

Now set to star Will Smith and be directed by Ang LeeGemini Man will finally hit theaters more than two decades after the film was first pitched in 1997. /Film’s own Peter Sciretta and Ben Pearson are attending CinemaCon is Las Vegas this year and got a sneak peek at the first footage of Gemini Man.

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aladdin footage reaction

Disney’s live-action Aladdin took us to a whole new world of footage at CinemaCon. Reaction to early trailers has been mixed, with some not quite knowing what to make of Will Smith‘s take on the Genie. Did the new footage we witnessed change that? Were we wowed? Keep reading to get our full Aladdin footage reaction straight out of CinemaCon 2019. Don’t you dare close your eyes!

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gemini man screenings

Ang Lee‘s Gemini Man is due out this year, but we’ve still yet to see a single frame of it. The acclaimed filmmaker has been working hard on the effects-driven film, which involves Will Smith facing off against a younger clone of himself (also played by Smith, via digital de-aging effects). When Gemini Man finally arrives, Lee and Paramount Pictures want to make sure it looks as special and spectacular as possible. As a result, they’re making sure theaters can host Gemini Man screenings with high-frame rate 3D. Lee employed a similar technique for his drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

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aladdin trailer

Disney has been slowly rolling out the teasers for Aladdin, all of which have been met with, let’s say, mixed reactions. The first teaser trailer in October featured plenty of the original 1992 animated film’s iconography, but barely featured the titular character played by Mena Massoud, much less the film’s highest-billed actor, Will Smith. But then a special TV spot revealed our first look at Smith as the giant, blue genie, and that wasn’t quite well-received either.

Now, Disney has finally released the first official Aladdin trailer in all its wondrous glory. Watch the first full Aladdin trailer below.

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Suicide Squad 2 Cast Idris Elba

Deadshot will appear in Suicide Squad 2 after all – in the form of Idris Elba. Will Smith, who played Deadshot in the first Suicide Squad, recently departed the upcoming sequel due to scheduling issues, which lead us to question if the character was going to show up at all. Now we have our answer. Idris Elba will take Smith’s place in the Suicide Squad 2 cast. This makes Elba the first official bit of casting we have for the follow-up, as it’s still unclear if Margot Robbie, or any other actor from Suicide Squad, will be back for a second round.

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Will Smith biopic

Update: Variety reports that Warner Bros. is on the verge of signing on the dotted line to buy King Richard, which means we will probably see this one arrive sooner rather than later. Our original story continues below.

Will Smith (Men in Black, Suicide Squad) is attached to star in King Richard, a biopic about Richard Williams, the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams. Zach Baylin wrote the script, which was the runner-up of 2018’s The Black List, a list of the year’s best unproduced screenplays as voted on by people in the industry. Read More »

Will Smith's Bucket List Trailer

As if Will Smith wasn’t already living the kind of life that you only dreamed of, now he’s going to rub your face in it with a new documentary series coming to Facebook Watch.

Will Smith’s Bucket List fins the international superstar traversing the globe to overcome obstacles, face fears and partake in activities that he surprisingly hasn’t done in all the years he’s been a major celebrity. Not only does Will Smith go skydiving, but apparently he learns how to dance, which he’s apparently not good at. Honestly, it looks like a lot of fun. Read More »

suicide squad 2 cast

Looks like someone else is going to have to say the titular line in Suicide Squad 2. Will Smith, who played Floyd Lawton aka Deadshot in the 2016 anti-hero film, is no longer part of the Suicide Squad 2 cast. Smith’s departure has been chalked up to scheduling conflicts. James Gunn is on board to write and direct the follow-up, which is rumored to be both a sequel and a reboot that will hopefully make us all forget about the terrible first movie.

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Why Will Smith Turned Down ‘The Matrix’

will smith turned down the matrix

It’s a well-known piece of film trivia that Will Smith turned down The Matrix. It’s up there on the list of other famous almost-casts: Molly Ringwald could have been in Pretty Woman, Eric Stoltz was Marty McFly for a few weeks of filming.

But Smith missing out on the role of Neo in The Matrix always seemed especially tragic considering he turned it down to star in the biggest bomb of his early career, Wild Wild West. “I’m not proud of it,” Smith said of the Western comedy in the latest entry of his YouTube “Storytime” series. In addition to the Wild Wild West apology, Smith goes into detail about why he turned down The Matrix, and why he’s ultimately happy he did.

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