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?
Shooting on the Suicide Squad wrapped up this weekend in Toronto. Now there’s been no shortage of news coming off of the Suicide Squad set whether its fans on social media catching sightings of the Joker-mobile, or the film’s stars being captured out and about in the city out of costume, but with shooting now at an end, it might seem now an occasion for the valued Hollywood tradition of the over-the-top, debauched wrap party. What you weren’t expecting though was Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang stopping by a quiet Toronto street for a nice glass of homemade lemonade. It was quite the surprise for the little girl trying to raise money for charity with her stand too. (more…)
There’s a scene in one episode of Community where Abed is analyzing a fight amongst the study group in the meta-contextual way only he can. As Abed explains the situation, as he sees it, Jeff cuts in infuriated and says, “Why do you have to take everything that happens to us, and shove it up its own ass?” (Or words to that effect.) That thought came to mind while watching Terminator: Genisys, the third attempt by directors who are not James Cameron, to find a way to continue a story that James Cameron so thoroughly and soundly concluded at the end of Terminator 2: Judgement Day. To its credit, Genisys does it better than either of the previous attempts, but it also proves that the idea is a fool’s errand. (more…)
The highly controversial, but no less impressive, Terminator: Genysis seems to be pulling out all the stops for this third time’s the charm attempt to make a bigger, better franchise for the cyborg saga. The seemingly ambitious project looks to re-write Terminator history so that this fifth installment is neither a remake or a reboot, while at the same time it recasts the classic roles from the 30-year-old film to tell a new story that takes place inside the original film. Only Arnold Schwarzenegger remains of course, he will play the older, yet still bad ass, T-800. Here’s the weird thing, in the last trailer, the film revealed what looked like a pretty big spoiler. And now, in the new poster and TV ad, it seems as if Genisys is doubling and tripling down on the spoilage. The good news, at least in the case of the TV commercial, is that it’s Japanese. So you’re fairly unlikely to see it if you’re hoping to avoid spoilers.
So we’ve been burned twice in the attempt to reboot Terminator without James Cameron and turn it into an epic trilogy filled with trills, chills and spills, all to make some mad bills at the box office. Now Terminator 3 had its moments, and Terminator Salvation had potential until they wussed out on the ending, but can there truly be a satisfying chapter of this series without the man whose vision started it all? That’s the question that Terminator Genisys will try to answer, and from the looks of it, the movie is pulling out all the time travel stops with paradoxes and retconning – TO THE MAX! But now there’s a new twist provided in the latest trailer. Which you can or cannot watch for yourself below. (more…)
The Suicide Squad cast just got that little bit less impressive. In fact, scratch that, the Suicide Squad adaptation has just been dealt a major blow. Latest news is that Tom Hardy – who was due to play the role of the leader Rick Flagg – has had to drop out of the tent-pole adaptation. The Mad Max and Inception actor was set to co-star with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne in the DC Comics adaptation, which is being written and directed by Fury’s David Ayer. (more…)
As promised in yesterday’s teaser, today is Judgement Day…. and by that I mean the day we judge our first look at the latest installment in the Terminator franchise.
Yes, the first full trailer for Terminator Genisys hit the ‘net today and as far as first looks go, it doesn’t look half bad. We have a new Sarah Conner (Emilia Clarke,) a new Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney,) and even a new John Conner (Jason Clarke,) sporting more facial scars than any actor in the role ever! More mean it’s good, right?
The real good news is that the Terminator remains the same. Yes, Arnold Schwarzenegger returning as the (a) T-800 is not news, we’ve known for a while now that he’ll be back as the aged cyborg from the future that raises this new timeline version of Sarah Conner since the history has been officially reset in this apparent soft reboot. At first look, the trailer eases some of the concerns many of us had about this redux of the franchise. (more…)
Word is out that Warner Bros. announced the star-studded cast of its upcoming DC super-villain tent-pole movie Suicide Squad. Director David Ayer will have his hands full with the talented cast that includes Oscar winner Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne as the Enchantress. (more…)
Marketing for the big releases next year are well under way, and now Paramount have decided to test the water this coming Thursday with the release of the Terminator: Genisys trailer. With the controversy surrounding the images that were released by EW recently, and the story details that have emerged lately, fans are already bracing themselves for more mediocre affair following the release of the terrible McG directed disaster, Terminator Salvation. There has obviously been an effort from director Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) – or at least we hope so – to make a decent film, and we have the original T-800 – Arnold Schwartzenegger – back on board and not some crappy gimmicky CGI version of him. (more…)
With his mounting action movie credentials and dedication to staying in top shape, it makes sense that Jai Courtney is being considered for a superhero movie. “Being considered” could mean that Warner Bros. is talking to his agents. It could mean that he auditioned for the part. It could mean that he and writer/director David Ayer had lunch the other day. Either way, if DC doesn’t make this guy a deal, Marvel probably will. Not that he’s hurting for work because the dude has 4 movies in 2014 alone. But the studio is moving forward on their projects at breakneck speed, so if it turns out JC is on board, we’ll probably hear about it soon. (more…)