When the reviews for Suicide Squad started breaking earlier this week, the news was, um, not good. A lot of people were hoping that critics might give the film the old “thumbs up” rubber stamp, and while there hasn’t been a chorus of non-stop negativity like the one that greeted Batman V. Superman, Suicide Squad was still ranked a dud on that root of all evil, Rotten Tomatoes. On the bright side, it still looks like Suicide Squad is going to collect massive bank over the weekend, so does what the critics say matter in this instance? If you ask the cast and crew, the answer is “No.” (more…)
Sometimes the simplest disguises work the best; Henry Cavill has proven this before, and he’s gone and proven it again by taking to the floor at San Diego Comic-con, armed only with V for Vendetta-style Guy Fawkes’ mask (perhaps channeling his inner-anonymous). You think on of the major stars of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Justice League would at least turn a few heads—but nope, not for a moment. Not only did get Cavill get to spend time as a regular fan on the convention floor, he got to prank some of his DC Film Universe co-stars along the way—namely, those of the upcoming Suicide Squad. (more…)
Having been in the works since 2009, tensions could hardly higher among the DC fans waiting for the new Suicide Squad movie. It will see the DC Universe’s most dangerous and unpredictable villains coerced onto the side of good in order to save the world from its biggest threat yet. The sneak peeks that fans have been treated to so far have only fuelled the excitment about this film. Between the all star cast and distinctive image that each character has been given, it’s been all but impossible to miss the conversation buzzing around this movie. (more…)
There was a lot of uncertainty when it was announced that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment‘s first foray into its Expanded Universe post-Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice would be based on the Suicide Squad. It was unconventional choice to build a movie around a reluctantly heroic group of supervillains, and there was the predictable blowback once casting had started to be announced, but since we’ve started to get a look at the film through trailers, something weird has been happening: people are looking forward to it. It would not be incorrect to say that there’s even excitement about Suicide Squad, which is why it should comes as no surprise that the sequel may already be in the works. (more…)
Oh, the difference a good trailer can make in forming opinions. This new trailer for David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad should do just that, change everyone’s opinion. Everything from the music selection to the set up and payoff is clicking just the way one would want for the: Worst Superheros Ever… (more…)
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!
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…)
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…)
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.
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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 Jones‘ Agent 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…)