James Gunn has got to be riding high, with his newest movie Brightburn releasing and being reinstated as director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3. But let’s not forget that he’s also helming Suicide Squad 2. Lots of rumors surround the movie. Is It a reboot or a sequel? What characters will be in it? How short will Harley Quinn’s shorts be? With the departure of Will Smith, other actors have spoken up about their roles in the movie. And it begs the question – if you have returning actors playing returning characters, can it really be a reboot?
It feels good to see a wrong righted. It happens far too often in the world. And rarely is it so public. Everyone saw our article on James Gunn’s departure from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise last year, right? Disney reinstated James Gunn as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Gunn said indefensible comments, meant as jokes, that were the outlandish remarks of someone trying way too hard to be funny and missing the mark by a mile. But Gunn never justified his actions, in fact, he apologizes numerous times. He never blamed Disney, always taking responsibility for his actions, condemning his words and not trying to cover them up. James Gunn did everything right in handling the situation. Fans, family, friends, all sent outpouring support for the writer/director. And in the end, it paid off.
In December 2014, the cast of Suicide Squad was announced with Jared Leto starring as The Joker. Fans were highly anticipating Leto’s Joker performance as he’s known as a method actor that refuses to leave character while filming. Same was said about Heath Ledger, and he is said to be the best portrayal of The Joker on screen. One could say the casting of Jared Leto as Joker was the highlight because as time went on his work has became under-appreciated.
Jared Leto’s portrayal of the Joker might have been divisive for the fan community…but for DC and Warner Brothers it was good enough for a second round. Leto first played The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad and promptly stole every scene he was in. This is one of two Joker films looking to start production in the next year or so. The DCEU is starting to get as crowded as the MCU.
Batman has always been considered a really rich guy with some kickass abilities to… well, kickass. He is trained in just about every method of martial arts, so it’s not like he’s just a rich guy in a suit of armor or anything, he’s truly a superhero. That being said, he has always been considered just a human, which is one of the reasons why fans loved him. He was integral in establishing the Justice League meaning he was just a man who stood with giants, but that’s all about to change now that DC is considering him a member of the metahuman community. Spoilers ahead for Suicide Squad #22…
There’s so much news right now, we’re going to combine as much as we can into one post. So what what are you looking for? Some discussion about a long in the works X-Men project you thought was dead? The start of a brand new DC TV show? News concerning your favourite couple from Suicide Squad? About a potential spoiler for the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic Con this afternoon? (more…)
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set to kick off another flurry of superhero blockbusters (and possibly be the biggest/best yet if the early word is to be believed,) the films lead dancer/80’s music enthusiast, Chris Pratt, had a few things to say about what the other guys (Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe) are doing, and (spoiler) it kinda sounds like he might not be as critical as die hard fans might want him to be.
Yes, while the fan community seems to continue to divide, Star-Lord himself joins his GotG director, James Gunn (and arguably the majority of the movie going public,) in enjoying BOTH DC and Marvel. Pratt gave praise to the DCEU films while speaking with io9, granted he did have one very valid critique about one film in particular. (more…)
It’s a Clown Prince of Crime Thunderdome when ismahawk YouTube channel brings us a look at what might happen if two versions of Joker ever came to blows. On one side is Heath Ledger‘s Dark Knight Joker going up against Jared Leto‘s Suicide Squad gangster Joker. Who do you think would come out on top? Check out the Minute Match-Ups video below. (more…)
Suicide Squad marked the 3rd movie from the DC/Warner Bros cinematic universe that has caused much divide between critics and fans. Coming off the critically displeased reception of Batman V Superman, critics weren’t any less forgiving for SS, tearing into for its jarring plot, erratic editing, and vapid characters. The DC loyalists, however, relished the films boss soundtrack of classic rock anthems, its youthful edge style (If Hot Topic could be a movie, this would be it) and the badassery of break away characters like Viola Davis’ unapologetically brutal Amander Waller, Margo Robbie’s barb-tongued spitfire Harley Quinn and Will Smith’s “no time for bullshit” Deadshot. These are characters people want to see more of. And, well, they will. Suicide Squad 2 is in the making! With an interesting directing being courted no less. (more…)
So Suicide Squad was pretty divisive, right? It was critically shredded though commercially successful, and while that’s not a new story in Hollywood, there was quite the bitter backlash by fans to critics, including a petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes. While 100 per cent of the people will never agree on 100 per cent of everything, it might be fair to say that whether you loved Suicide Squad or hated it, the movie had some problems. You know who agrees with that? David Ayer, the writer and director of the film. In a recent social media post, Ayer confessed that his movie has issues, and he promised to do better next time (?). (more…)