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Suicide Squad director David Ayer Tweeted the picture above after the casts first script read through. Curiously absent is Jared Leto. Did he snap the picture or was he absent for another reason? Let that question bounce around your head for a minute while we look at who is in the picture and what roles they will be playing. (more…)

Jared Leto’s Joker Makes His First Appearance


Jared Leto shared this photo of himself looking particularly pale while on the Toronto set of Suicide Squad, with the caption “The Transformation Begins.” Are you freaking out? Because I’m freaking out. This could be our first glimpse of the newest incarnation of the Joker in the DC film universe, and just in case you had any doubts about the casting, look at this. More details below!



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Jared Leto Considering Big Personal Change to Play Joker


Look at that picture above. Seeing Jared Leto all regal and serene with his long brunette hair, joking comparisons to the traditional image of Jesus Christ are going to happen. You know who has almost nothing in common with Jesus? The Joker. They both have names that start with a ‘J’ and some would argue that they’re both fictional (Hey, I’ve seen the Joker numerous times at comic conventions!), but that’s about it. So one of the questions before Leto in taking up the role of the iconic Batman villain in Suicide Squad is whether or not Leto would cut his lovely hair to play the Clown Prince of Crime? Do we have an answer now? (This may be a slow news day.) (more…)


It’s not like fans get upset about casting in a comic book movie when it doesn’t meet their exacting nebulous expectations, right? Still, the casting of the upcoming DC Comics-based film Suicide Squad came out strong late last year with the announcement that Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, and Tom Hardy had all signed on. But Hardy had to bow out with a busy schedule leaving a Rick Flagg-sized hole in the cast that Jake Gyllenhaal refused to film. The production’s in trouble, right? Not so fast says that man playing Deadshot and the woman playing Harley Quinn. These casting difficulties are just par for the course in a major Hollywood production. (more…)


This sort of thing happens all the time in Hollywood, people slip in and out of productions, much like the normal person changes underwear or socks, but Relativity Studios might need to seek out the services of an Exorcist, because first they lost a director (F. Javier Gutiérrez), who was later replaced by Corin Hardy. Now they’ve lost their Crow star Luke Evans. (more…)

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The great thing about a shared universe is having characters not necessarily a part of the comic book a hero is based on, pop up in movies that all take place in the same world. You know what I mean. Like when Tony Stark rolled up to General Ross at the end of The Incredible Hulk, or when Loki did a very authentic Captain America cosplay in Thor: The Dark World. Of course, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are thinking along those same lines as they construct an interconnected world for the DC Comics-based characters. Exhibit A is the team-up of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. And now it looks like that Exhibit B is going to be 2016’s Suicide Squad, which, according to rumors, may want to be called Batman V. Suicide Squad. (more…)

Internet Reads Too Much Into Jared Leto Joke(r)


I think we’re all accustomed to those times where the internet, as a collective community, loses its cool over some misinterpreted joke or slight that was supposed to be funny but is instead taken oh so seriously. Well, it happened again over the weekend, and it involved a guy that those same internet folks are already looking at through suspicious eyes: Jared Leto. The Academy Award-winning actor was cast as The Joker in Warner Bros. upcoming Suicide Squad movie last year, and was not greeted with the upmost fondness by fans who are a) always skeptical of casting, and b) doubling skeptical of some Jesus-looking mofo being cast as the Clown Prince of Crime. But now he’s done it. Jared Leto told the internet that “Batman is dead.” (more…)


The Suicide Squad cast just got that little bit less impressive. In fact, scratch that, the Suicide Squad adaptation has just been dealt a major blow. Latest news is that Tom Hardy – who was due to play the role of the leader Rick Flagg – has had to drop out of the tent-pole adaptation. The Mad Max and Inception actor was set to co-star with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne in the DC Comics adaptation, which is being written and directed by Fury’s David Ayer. (more…)