Heath Ledger raised the bar with his portrayal as the crown prince of crime. The actors unfortunate death also further cemented that version of the character unto popular culture. No matter who plays the Joker, that person will always be compared to Ledger. Unless, perhaps, the actor playing him has a look and style so far removed from Ledger’s, that audiences can’t possibly make any correlation between the two – you know, kind of like how Ledger made people forget about Jack Nicholson’s Joker. Enter Jared Leto. A brilliant actor and musician. Someone with the physicality and presence to give even the most critical of fans moment to pause.
Any recess in curiosity may have very well ended the day Suicide Squad director David Ayer finally unveiled the first full look at Leto’s Joker. Could be a sign of a new and interesting take on Joker, but it’s not quite like any version anyone has ever seen before. If Warner Bros. mission was to shake things up and deliver something so wildly different, well, they succeeded. Thankfully, the Internet was incredibly open-minded to the new design.
Below is a collection of reactionary Tweets and images. All of which show what a hilarious funny and cruel, and sometimes forgiving place the Internet can be. (more…)
It appears that Hollywood stars not only have to worry about their phones getting hacked, but also having pictures taken of the pictures on their phone while out with friends. That’s right, it wasn’t a hack, as much as an over the shoulder fanboy photo grab that gives us a look at what could be Jerad Leto in full Joker costume for the first time. (more…)
The Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer that Warner Bros and director Zack Snyder were planning on premiering at select theaters across the country on Monday has predictably leaked onto the Internet a hell of a lot earlier that anyone could have possibly expected. Meaning that it leaked about an hour ago. Check it out while you still can. (more…)
You may recall that just a few days ago, filmmaker Michelle MacLaren walked away from the director’s chair on the upcoming Warner Bros./DC Entertainment live-action film version of Wonder Woman. Citing the ambiguous rationale of “creative differences,” which is about as old an excuse as it is mysterious, MacLaren’s departure from the project could be viewed as a black eye for a production slate of DC Comics-based films that has been struggling for years to come to fruition. With a 2017 release date etched in stone, the studios had to move quickly, and they have. Now, Wonder Woman has a new director, and she is also no stranger to trying to make comic book movies work despite “creative differences.” (more…)
Well, this was almost sadly inevitable, and things were going so well for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment with Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice coming out in less than a year, and Suicide Squad building some solid hype now that productions begun… As of this morning though, there’s news that there’s now trouble in paradise, or rather on Paradise Island. The long suffering superhero franchise in waiting, Wonder Woman, must now endure another setback, and it’s an old story if you’ve been following along with the seemingly decades long attempt to make the Amazonian princess into a big screen action star. Sadly, the search for a director is on again with Michelle MacLaren out of the job. (more…)
Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice has been in production for so long that its felt like waiting for Itchy & Scratchy to get to the fireworks factory waiting to see a trailer. Some lucky buggers got approriately teased last summer at San Diego Comic Con, but unless you like grainy videos shot at weird angles and with muffled sound, not even the bootlegs suffice. No big deal, you may say, the release of the movie is still a long way off, right? Well what if I told you that the release of Batman V. Superman is now less than a year away? It’s true, and now we’re getting news that the first look at the epic showdown between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel maybe coming soon to a theater (and computer) near you. (more…)
Word is making the Internet rounds that Suicide Squad has added yet another cast member to the already staggering list of talent involved in what’s turning out to be DC & Warner Brother‘s biggest thrust in creating a cinematic universe. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, Thor: The Dark World) is reported to have signed on to play Killer Croc.
As production for one of the most-hyped upcoming movies draws nearer, we’ve been afforded a little more news about the casting of the Suicide Squad film. Two more cast members will join the ranks of the Rogues Gallery as they complete missions deemed to dangerous for normal government employees, and it begs the question…is Suicide Squad becoming too ‘Hollywood’? (more…)
In what maybe the perfect sythesis of director and material, it seems that Steven Spielberg has claimed the right to make the film version of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, a novel that Hollywood’s been very eager to adapt since even before it was published. The book takes place in a virtual reality environment where various “players” search out the one Easter egg that will let them take control of said world. So why is Spielberg the perfect man for the job? The book includes several mentions of the master’s work and references to his 70s/80s heyday with hits like the Indiana Jones trilogy, E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, and The Goonies. (more…)
Off the heels of Jason Momoa’s costumed look as Aquaman, we have another “in-character” reveal from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s our first official look at Jesse Eisenberg as the corporately evil and self proclaimed worlds smartest mind… Lex Luthor. He’s unsettling (in a good way). (more…)