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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…)


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…)


We’ve got the first on set pictures of Will Smith as Deadshot in David Ayers‘ upcoming Suicide Squad. Pictured above is the Batman: Arkham Origins video game version of the character, which I suspect will be the one that translates onto the big screen. It’s a more grounded look for DC’s deadliest shooter than the traditional red and white version most fans would rather see. Trouble is, that traditional red suit isn’t brooding enough for the average Warner Bros./DC movie these days. (more…)


Suicide Squad director David Ayer Tweeted the picture above after the casts first script read through. Curiously absent is Jared Leto. Did he snap the picture or was he absent for another reason? Let that question bounce around your head for a minute while we look at who is in the picture and what roles they will be playing. (more…)


So much for that Ross Bagley comeback you were all counting on… Anyway, casting news! Everyday it seems that we’re actually going to be getting that long (and long and long) anticipated sequel to Independence Day, and nothing says “This is finally going to be a thing,” like casting news. It’s been a busy day for Independence Day 2 casting, which is strong sign because shooting will likely have to begin on the film before summer in order to meet its pre-determined Summer 2016 release date. Sadly, there’s no reason for Ross Bagely to get excited though, for his part, the pivotal role of Will Smith‘s character’s stepson from the first film, will now be played by an entirely new actor. (more…)


It’s not like fans get upset about casting in a comic book movie when it doesn’t meet their exacting nebulous expectations, right? Still, the casting of the upcoming DC Comics-based film Suicide Squad came out strong late last year with the announcement that Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, and Tom Hardy had all signed on. But Hardy had to bow out with a busy schedule leaving a Rick Flagg-sized hole in the cast that Jake Gyllenhaal refused to film. The production’s in trouble, right? Not so fast says that man playing Deadshot and the woman playing Harley Quinn. These casting difficulties are just par for the course in a major Hollywood production. (more…)


Is it just me or is the casting of Suicide Squad starting to look like a revolving door of speculation on top of whispered rumors? Every time I turn around there’s a new story out about this actor or that actress. If three or more aren’t reading for the same unspecified role then two others are rumored to be leaving the cast. It’s a madhouse I tell you, a madhouse! So click on through to the Suicide Squad Casting Wing of Arkham Asylum and find out what all the crazies are yelling about. (more…)