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More With Less: First ‘Suicide Squad’ Posters Revealed!

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The first DC movie Universe all-supervillain movie is set to get the hype train-rolling, what with a brand new trailer about to hit the Interwebs by next week. Coupled with the Cartoon Network animated show, Suicide Squad is raring up to be a step in the grim and dark direction for the franchise and one that the studios seem to be really desperately counting on, if the cast is anything to go by so far.

In an effort to further whet your appetite, Warner Brothers has gone ahead and released its first official Suicide Squad posters, in all their teasing glory!

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Long seen as the “Bill Murray” of the Independence Day sequel, the filmmakers eventually had to decide to proceed without bringing back Will Smith for more alien fighting. It surely must have been a surprise for both director Roland Emmerich and Smith himself that they couldn’t get back together for part 2. After all, Independence Day was the film that firmly established Smith as a box office magnate, and earned him the kick name “Mr. July” for his summer successes. But the show, as they say, must go on, and fans already know what the fate of Smith’s Independence Day character is so far as the upcoming sequel’s concerned. Smith also knows, and he has some very non-mixed feelings about it. (more…)

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It’s an interesting fact that when it comes to some of these movies with huge fan interest that sometimes the big news about them is broken in unusual ways. Take, for instance, this news about Suicide Squad. The movie based on the DC Comics‘ property opens next summer, and while we know the characters and the basic concept behind the film, we now have something more specific offered in terms of a plot synopsis and its all thanks to an announcement about statues. DC Collectibles today announced what four Squad statues, and who they’re being designed by, will be available next year, but bigger than that, this is what the movie is going to be about. (more…)

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It was hard to deny the bro-tastic chemistry between Will Smith‘s swaggering Steven Hiller and Jeff Goldblum’s tree-hugging David Levinson in the original 1996 movie Independence Day. As 20th Century Fox dropped the first trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence over the weekend, the main question everyone has is “Where is Will Smith?” While the trailer doesn’t mention his fate, the movie’s backstory does, and you’re not going to like the answer.

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW

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The gossip on this side of the galaxy is that the next Men in Black movie will feature a woman in black.  We’ve had a so-quick-you-could-miss-it glimpse of how this would play out in the last moments of the first Men in Black movie, where Will Smith‘s Agent Jay seems to have partnered up with Linda Fiorentino‘s character, Laurel Weaver.  The idea was apparently scrapped for the next additions to the MIB franchise; with Tommy Lee JonesAgent Kay back in business and Fiorentino nowhere to be found.  Series producers have changed their tune, it seems, because now they’re promising to feature a female lead character in Men in Black 4.  Here’s what producer Laurie McDonald said of the next MiB installment when speaking with the BBC: (more…)

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It’s been a while since we were getting constant Suicide Squad news when it was shooting on the streets of Toronto over the summer; it feels like all that hype started to dry up after that trailer was released at San Diego Comic Con in July. But as we’re getting closer to the end of the year, the studios will be wanting to jump start the hype for next year’s slate of huge movies, and that includes the Squad, who are getting a close-up in the latest issue of Empire. We’ve already seen one cover featuring Jared Leto‘s Joker, but now we’re getting another as well as cover shots of three other of the film’s, er, heroes… (more…)