For someone who is so sensitive to parodies of his public persona, Donald Trump doesn’t take many precautions when it comes to making sure the world only sees his best side. Since becoming the President-elect of the USA and the world media has paid closer attention than ever to his behaviour, Trump’s output from his speeches to his Twitter feed has hardly got any more polished. You’d certainly be forgiven for assuming that at least some of his Tweets were purposely inflammatory because – as Mark Hamill has illustrated so perfectly – a lot of the things he has to say feel like they were written for a cheesy movie villain. (more…)
Since the announcement that Donald Trump is the new President-elect of the USA, certain parallels have been drawn between his public behaviour and that of certain other characters, usually leaning to those on the villainous side of the good-and-evil spectrum. His sweeping generalisations of the population, incredibly thin skin when it comes to satire and obsession with various celebrities and pop culture icons don’t exactly mark him as the hero America needs. Yet he remains convinced that, despite the angry midnight Tweeting, he’ll be the greatest president the USA has ever seen, because he’s definitely not a megalomaniac with an over-inflated sense of self-entitlement. Not at all. (more…)
The thing about the internet is that once you’ve posted something, it’s out there forever. You can delete it but, if it’s really that embarrassing and you’re well enough known that people are paying attention, there’s a chance that someone has saved it and shared it and there’s nothing you can do about it, no matter how stupid you look. Some people will even go one step further and not just share your original dumb post, but add their own creative layers to draw attention to just how bad a mistake you made. (more…)
There are plenty of people and plenty of websites that have ranked the numerous actors who have played the Joker over the years. To give you some insight, earlier this year, Variety ranked these Jokers from worst to best in this order: Jared Leto, Mark Hamill, Jack Nicholson, Cesar Romero, and Heath Ledger. Screenrant actually had Ledger as their number two Joker while Hamill was their number one. There’s no doubt that Hamill is one of the best Jokers out there. Some would argue that he is definitely the best animated version of the villain. So what do you think the man, himself, had to say about Leto’s performance in Suicide Squad? Leave it to Hamill to give a fairly neutral answer.
The romantic relationship between Dr Harleen Quinzel and her once psychiatric patient, the Joker, is once of popular culture’s most compelling connections. One of the comic world’s best fleshed out exploration of Stockholm syndrome and domestic abuse, Harley Quinn is such a captivating character because you understand why she makes so many bad decisions when it comes to matters of the heart. You fall in love with her. But, as an outsider, you also see the pain in her relationship, in the way the Joker manipulates her, in the way he breaks her down from a strong and intelligent woman to a pet he can control. (more…)
On Monday, rumor had it that Jared Leto would be reprising his role as the Clown Prince of Crime sooner rather than expected, which had many DC fans quite excited. Suicide Squad, which didn’t feature a whole lot of Jared Leto’s version of The Joker, who has expressed extreme displeasure with the lackluster use of his character for all the time he put in. Those of us who liked his take on the character were looking forward to the possibility of him showing up in future films in the universe. Well, it seems that we now have a possible answer to our desires.
Pablo Picasso once said that “bad artists copy, great artists steal.” Could the same be said about David Ayer and his iteration of the Joker in Suicide Squad? The new look of the Joker played by Jared Leto, covered in tattoos and having metal capped teeth, was one of the more controversial elements of the controversial film early on, but in the wake of the film’s release, how the Joker looks is the least of our collective concerns. That is unless you’re Ninja, one of the members of the South African rap group Die Antwoord. The stars of Chappie are fightin’ mad about Ayer “jockin’ our style,” and they’ve got some incomprehensible words for the filmmaker. (more…)
In covering nerd news, we get a lot of information about our favorite upcoming films and TV shows from new trailers, interviews, and behind the scenes photos and videos, but that’s not the only way we get our insights. Sometimes, we get the most spoilery material from the oddest places, like toys. Sometimes, you’re at a show, you’re looking at a line-up of toys and collectibles, and you see something unexpected. For the upcoming line of Suicide Squad collectibles from Sideshow‘s Knightmare line, a particular figure was added that maybe a *SPOILER* for the upcoming DC Comics super-villain team-up movie. (more…)
Mark Hamill had a busy schedule for last week’s Star Wars Celebration, between panels, signings, and just trying to get lunch in and maybe use the restroom, his time was booked solid. Hamill got an extra surprise during one signing session when Ken Hampton of Hampton’s Hand-Crafted LED Sabers presented Hamill with a beautiful fan-funded custom Joker Lightsaber. Check out the presentation video and some up close pictures of this incredible mash-up of Hamill’s two biggest fandoms. (more…)
Academy Award winner Jared Leto‘s highly controversial interpretation of The Joker for Suicide Squad has been immortalized in 1/6th scale! Hot Toys has revealed the official collectible figure; clad in all its Arkham Asylum finery and slated to be one of the Toy Fair Exclusive items for this year. (more…)