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'Suicide Squad' Director Teases Storyboard and Script

23 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director David Ayer apparently isn't too affected by the lack of having a Rick Flagg locked in for his big screen comic book adaptation Suicide Squad. While he hasn't provided an update on the actor search, he has decided to give us all a slight little tease, showing off his workspace, where he is in the middle of drafting the script and creating storyboards. It's impossible to read any of the words, or even make out the lone figure who we see depicted here, but it's cool to see this side of the production nonetheless.

David Ayer is writing the script himself, based on the popular DC Comic about a group of super villains who go on a secret mission to clear their name. It was his latest drafted that reportedly caused Tom Hardy to step away from the project. If we're to believe the rumors swirling around the production, »

- MovieWeb

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The Week in Spandex – Batman v Superman, Suicide Squad, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool and more

24 January 2015 5:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Constantine, Batman vs. Robin, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Agent Carter, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, X-Men: Apocalypse, Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Black Cat, Powers and more…

We’ll kick things off this week with Warner Bros.Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which gave us a new shot (well, new angle) of Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight thanks to an image of Batman alongside the previously released promo shots of Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel and Gal Gadot’s Amazon Princess, as well as some promotional artwork of the World’s Finest squaring off, »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Suicide Squad’ Rumors: Joel Edgerton Could Replace Tom Hardy, Joe Manganiello May Play Deathstroke

23 January 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Just hours after Tom Hardy dropped out of Suicide Squad, word spread that Jake Gyllenhaal could replace him. But then just days after that, we heard Gyllenhaal had opted to pass, which leaves David Ayer‘s comic book movie with a gap to be filled. Naturally, the rumor mill is only too happy to help fill […]

The post ‘Suicide Squad’ Rumors: Joel Edgerton Could Replace Tom Hardy, Joe Manganiello May Play Deathstroke appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Gary Sinise And More Rumoured To Join The ‘Suicide Squad’

23 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The upcoming Suicide Squad adaptation from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the next few years. Not only will David Ayer (Fury) helm the large scale project, but the film also boasts an all-star cast consisting of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Jared Leto.

However, this past week has seen the production hit a minor speed bump with the unexpected departure of Tom Hardy. It was initially assumed that Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) would replace the Dark Knight Rises star in the role of Rick Flag, however it has since been revealed that he declined the invitation. Now, two more potential candidates for the part of Flag have arisen, and they are certainly interesting choices!

Ayer is reportedly considering both Jon Bernthal and Joel Edgerton as Hardy’s replacement in the upcoming DC Comics adaptation. While Bernthal will be »

- Ben Read

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Suicide Squad - Joel Edgerton, Jon Bernthal, and Gary Sinise Rumors

23 January 2015 11:29 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Strap in, comic book movie lovers, because there's a lot to get through in this latest update about David Ayer's Suicide Squad. We know that WB has been having a bit of a tough time casting the role of Rick Flag, one of the main characters who will join Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), and Cara Delevingne (Enchantress). Tom Hardy was initially in place to star, but when he left, Jake Gyllenhaal was being eyed as his replacement. But Gyllenhaal passed yesterday, so the producers are looking to get someone else in place quickly.

CinemaBlend reports that Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior) and Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) are being looked at to play Flag. We know that this character won't have as much screen time as some of the others in this film - read the spoilery »

- Ben Pearson

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Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal eyed to replace Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad

23 January 2015 4:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal are being considered as Tom Hardy's replacement in Suicide Squad.

Warner Bros is considering the pair for the role of Rick Flag, according to Cinema Blend.

The report also confirms the casting of Gary Sinise, although not as General Eiling as had been rumoured.

Magic Mike's Joe Manganiello is rumoured to be in line for the role of Deathstroke.

Flag is a government agent and former soldier with a long history fighting alongside the Suicide Squad's supervillain conscripts.

Jake Gyllenhaal was initially reported to be in line to replace Hardy, but has since turned down the offer.

Edgerton was recently seen in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings and will next be seen in Jane Got a Gun.

Bernthal is best known for his role in another comic book adaptation, The Walking Dead. He also featured in Suicide Squad director David Ayer's Fury. »

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Joel Edgerton & Jon Bernthal eyed to replace Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad

23 January 2015 4:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal are being considered as Tom Hardy's replacement in Suicide Squad.

Warner Bros is considering the pair for the role of Rick Flag, according to Cinema Blend.

The report also confirms the casting of Gary Sinise, although not as General Eiling as had been rumoured.

Magic Mike's Joe Manganiello is rumoured to be in line for the role of Deathstroke.

Flag is a government agent and former soldier with a long history fighting alongside the Suicide Squad's supervillain conscripts.

Jake Gyllenhaal was initially reported to be in line to replace Hardy, but has since turned down the offer.

Edgerton was recently seen in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings and will next be seen in Jane Got a Gun.

Bernthal is best known for his role in another comic book adaptation, The Walking Dead. He also featured in Suicide Squad director David Ayer's Fury. »

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Joel Edgerton & Jon Bernthal Wanted for 'Suicide Squad' Role?

22 January 2015 5:45 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Suicide Squad is one of the most high profile films WB/DC have in their upcoming cinematic universe but recently actor Tom Hardy dropped from the role of Rick Flag leaving the spot open for another actor. Jake Gyllenhaal was rumored to be interested in the role but he also declined.

Now, according to Cinemablend, WB and director David Ayer are looking into two possible candidates to replace Hardy: Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal. Edgerton recently appeared alongside Christian Bale in the Ridley Scott directed epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings while Bernthal, better known for his role as Shane in The Walking Dead was part of the ensemble of the film Fury, also directed by Ayer.

Suicide Squad has several A-list names attached such as Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto and Cinemablend reports that the character of Rick Flag will not be as prominent as the other three »

- Munir Abedrabbo

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Rumor: Joel Edgerton & Jon Bernthal In The Mix To Replace Tom Hardy In 'Suicide Squad'

22 January 2015 3:25 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

How do you replace a presence like Tom Hardy in "Suicide Squad"? Well, it's not easy. Jake Gyllenhaal has already turned down the role of Rick Flagg in the superhero flick, but a couple more options are surfacing as contenders. According to Cinema Blend, Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal are being considered, and those aren't bad choices. The former is a fine actor, and can certainly carry his own among bigger stars (on the way to becoming one himself), while the latter can also command the screen, and did a pretty good job last fall of bringing some grit to David Ayer's "Fury." If his name is in the mix, then clearly he and Ayer got on well. But who will land the part? Who knows. We'd wager these won't be the last names we hear floated for the part. Meanwhile, it turns out reports of Gary Sinise playing »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jon Bernthal, Joel Edgerton And Joe Manganiello Rumored For Suicide Squad

22 January 2015 2:55 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

David Ayer’s mega-villain comic book caper, Suicide Squad, just won’t stay out of the headlines. Today’s latest dollop of DC-related rumor comes from Cinema Blend, whose sources indicate that The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal and Exodus: Gods And KingsJoel Edgerton are both serious contenders for the role of Rick Flag. A key player in the Squad – a leader of sorts – Flag was originally set to be played by Tom Hardy, who dropped out last week after learning his part was much smaller than anticipated.

Since Hardy’s exit, Jake Gyllenhaal’s name was briefly linked to the role until he also passed due to scheduling conflicts. So, does this mean that Bernthal and Edgerton are the next best men for the job? Jumping back to last year, the former’s name appeared on one of many rumor reports connected to the film. That could have been mere connecting-the-dots, »

- Gem Seddon

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'Suicide Squad' Targeting Gary Sinise and Joel Edgerton?

22 January 2015 2:14 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Suicide Squad set to start shooting before summer, Warner Bros. and DC are scrambling to find a replacement for Tom Hardy, who dropped out of the project citing a scheduling conflict. While the studio was keen on having Jake Gyllenhaal replace him, it has since been reported that Gyllenhaal passed on the role of Rick Flagg. Now, a new rumor indicates that both Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal are being eyed for the role. A second report indicates that Gary Sinise has joined the movie as General Eiling, but that has not been officially confirmed. And a third report claims that Joe Manganiello is being targeted to play Deathstroke.

Jon Bernthal had been rumored for the role of Rick Flagg before Warner Bros. officially announced that Tom Hardy had won the part late last year. Having Bernthal join the movie makes sense, as he previously co-starred in director David Ayer's last project Fury, »

- MovieWeb

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Suicide Squad: Will One Of These Actors Play 'Rick Flag'? 'Deathstroke' Contender Rumored

22 January 2015 1:01 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Those weren't exactly subtle hints so you've probably figured out that both Jon Bernthal and Joel Edgerton are the next names being lined up to star as Rick Flag in Suicide Squad, according to Cinemablend. Bernthal came to our attention as the doomed Shane Walsh on AMC's The Walking Dead, and also worked with director David Ayer in his WWII drama, Fury. Meanwhile Egerton has starred in a number of great flicks over the years, most recently playing Christian Bale's nemesis in Exodus: Gods And Kings. The site also reckon they've confirmed the Gary Sinise rumor, and the actor has indeed signed on to appear in the film -- but not as General Eiling! They don't say which character he will play, but it won't be Deathstroke either, as they hear former True Blood wolfman Joe Manganiello is "in contention" for that role. So quite a bit of news here, »

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Suicide Squad Wants To Replace Tom Hardy With One Of These Two Actors

22 January 2015 12:30 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Suicide Squad will be a major step for Warner Bros. and its developing DC cinematic universe, the first movie to arrive in a post-Batman v Superman world that could . according to rumors . set the stage for several future projects, including a solo Batman movie for Ben Affleck. But it is a work in progress, a fact made clear by the constant casting shuffles that we have been reporting on. Recently, the role of Rick Flag has been in flux, as names like Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal distanced themselves from the part. But two replacements just crossed our desk, and they are both incredibly intriguing, for different reasons. A source with knowledge of the project has told us that Suicide Squad is now looking at Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal for the role of Rick Flag. Bernthal.s name actually was floated for a possible role in the ensemble feature »

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Sinise, Edgerton & More Up For "Suicide Squad"

22 January 2015 12:11 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following Jake Gyllenhaal's passing on the offer of Rick Flagg, many have been wondering who might step into the role of that leader of the super villains in David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" movie at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Tom Hardy was slated to play the role until he exited the other week. Reports at the time indicated that Rick Flagg's diminished role in the latest draft of the script led to his departure. As a result, whomever is cast is only getting a supporting role, albeit a key one which has a big impact on the film.

Today, Cinema Blend reports that Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead") and Joel Edgerton ("The Great Gatsby") are potentially involved in the project. Bernthal previously worked with Ayer on "Fury" and was originally suggested for the role last year before Hardy was cast.

Rick Flagg isn't the only role in the film being discussed today. »

- Garth Franklin

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Jon Bernthal and Joel Edgerton candidates for Rick Flag in Suicide Squad

22 January 2015 8:47 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

With Tom Hardy out and Jake Gyllenhaal passing, the role of Rick Flag in Suicide Squad is still in flux. But, two new names have entered the fray as reports have The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal and Exodus: Gods And Kings star Joel Edgerton as potential actors that Warner Bros is interested in talking to about the part. A source from the studio revealed this information to Cinema Blend while also citing that Gary Sinise may be a contender for an undisclosed role in David »

- Alex Maidy

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Gravitas Ventures Taps Griffin Gmelich to Oversee North American Sales

21 January 2015 8:27 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravitas Ventures has made a series of key hires and promotions to its sales and acquisitions team in advance of the Sundance Film Festival, hiring Griffin Gmelich as senior vice president of sales and business development.

He will oversee sales of Gravitas’ films, documentaries, series and specials across North American video on demand, subscription video on demand, and ad sponsored video on demand platforms as well as television.

Gmelich will also advise on distribution opportunities and film pickups at festivals and will be part of the team representing Gravitas at Sundance.

Gmelich joins Gravitas following three years at Hulu where he led film content acquisitions efforts. Prior to Hulu, Gmelich was the head of domestic sales for Entertainment One, vice president of sales for Universal-Vivendi and held several positions at Warner Home Video in sales and communications.

In addition, Mia Bruno has been promoted to director of acquisitions and Brendan Gallagher »

- Brent Lang

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Exodus: Gods and Kings movie review: whites only

21 January 2015 6:50 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Simultaneously the dullest and the most insulting version of itself it could possibly be. If only it had managed to be campy, that’d be something… I’m “biast” (pro): have been a fan of Ridley Scott in the past…

I’m “biast” (con): …but not so much lately

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I think I’ve finally figured out what Exodus: Gods and Kings is all about. I don’t mean how it’s a painfully boring, too-literal adaptation of a Biblical fantasy that’s been told plenty often before, and was not calling out to be told again. I mean how it’s possible that Ridley Scott could have made such a stodgy flick, and one that’s utterly tone-deaf to modern sensibilities. Cuz Scott used to be ahead of the curve, not decades behind it: This is the guy who »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Review: Forgettable Crime Flick 'Son Of A Gun' Starring Ewan McGregor, Alicia Vikander, & Brenton Thwaites

20 January 2015 3:10 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 BFI London Festival. One of the most exciting movements in cinema in the last decade or two or so has come from Australia. Mostly (but not exclusively) tied to the production company Blue Tongue Films (which includes luminaries like Joel Edgerton, David Michod, and Spencer Susser), but also encompassing experienced figures like Andrew Dominik, Cate Shortland, Julia Leigh, Justin Kurzel, and John Hillcoat, the films are loosely tied together by the simple mark of quality, with great movies like "Animal Kingdom," "Snowtown Murders," "The Proposition" "Somersault," and "Chopper" emerging from the land down under since the dawn of the 21st century. Could the next name to join them be Julius Avery? The director won the Jury Prize at Cannes for his short "Jerrycan," and now makes his directorial debut with crime thriller "Son Of A Gun," which has managed to attract an. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Blumhouse International, Sierra/Affinity strike pact

20 January 2015 2:38 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sierra/Affinity will kick off pre-sales in Berlin next month on Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut thriller as part of its exclusive deal to license and service Blumhouse International (Bhi) films not distributed via Universal Pictures International.

Edgerton (pictured) wrote the screenplay and will star alongside Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall. Rebecca Yeldham and Jason Blum are producing the story, which explores whether bygones can ever truly be bygones and will open in the Us through Stx Entertainment.

Nick Meyer’s Sierra/Affinity has close ties with the Universal fold and handles international sales on select titles from the Focus Features slate.

Bhi launched in 2013 with an international distribution and servicing deal with Im Global.

That deal expired amicably at the end of 2014 after the parties collaborated on Sinister 2 and Home, among others.

Blumhouse International is continuing to work with Im Global on potential future franchises like Viral and Incarnate,” a Bhi spokesperson »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Stx Partners with Showtime for Upcoming Movie Slate

20 January 2015 11:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Showtime Networks and Stx Entertainment, the newly launched film, television and multimedia studio, announced today that they have closed a multi-year output agreement to bring motion pictures distributed theatrically by Stx exclusively to Showtime Networks during the premium television window. The deal will begin in 2015 and covers the studio's theatrical releases through 2019, which will be shown exclusively on Showtime Networks and its multiplex channels including Showtime, The Movie Channel and Flix.

Additionally, Stx Entertainment is commencing production on its initial film slate, with more titles to be revealed in the coming months. The first four features include projects from Academy Award nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit), Oscar nominee Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, The Hunger Games), Oscar winner Mark Johnson (Rain Man, Breaking Bad) and Oscar nominee Jason Blum (Whiplash). The announced projects will star Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman, as well as Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, »

- MovieWeb

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