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Strictly Come Dancing is still months away, but the rumours about which celebrities could be taking part this year are really starting to heat up now - and they've been going since January. So it felt like a good time to start to put together all the speculation we've heard to see if we can figure out who'll be hitting the ballroom in the new series.
Strictly Come Dancing: This is how they keep the celebrities taking part a secret
With all the contestants now confirmed, check out the lineup below - and lament what could have been with the rumours that didn't become a reality. Oh well, there's always the Christmas special...
King of the swingometer Jeremy became the first celebrity confirmed for Strictly on August 10.
Warner Bros. just can’t get a grip on “Suicide Squad.” Like the veritable little Dutch Boy sticking their finger in the dam, each plugged leak results in three more down the line. The latest tidbit comes courtesy of Ingrid Kleinig, stunt double to Margot Robbie. While Kleinig's Instagram account has been deleted, screengrabs are forever. The below spoiler is minuscule and not at all a surprise to fans of the comics, it is still brand-new information in regards to the film. So, you know: Warning: “Suicide Squad Spoilers” Beyond This Point. Image via MoviePilot Yep, there it is. The infamous Ace Chemicals that turned the Joker into the psychopath we all know and love/fear. At least in some of his origin stories. But this tiny set detail could hold dire consequences for Robbie’s transformation from Dr. Harleen Quinzel to Harley Quinn. While Harley’s origin in “Batman: The Animated Series »
- Donna Dickens
Parents will probably be familiar with "Doc McStuffins,' the hit animated children's television series that's been airing since 2012 on the Disney Channel and Disney Junior. The series. which is about a girl who can "fix" toys, with help from her stuffed animal friends, has been a solid performer for Disney since its debut, averaging 1.5 to 2 million viewers per episode, and has received generally positive reviews for its concept and the main character, as well as its portrayal of African Americans in a Disney series. Executive producer Chris Nee describes the series as "Cheers for Preschoolers." Kiara Muhammad voices the lead character, Doc McStuffins, and she's joined by Lara Jill Miller as Lambie, Robbie Rist as Stuffy, Loretta Devine as Hallie, Jess Harnell as Chilly, Kimberly Brooks as Dr. Myiesha McStuffins (mother to Doc McStuffins) and Gary Anthony Williams as Marcus McStuffins (Doc McStuffins' father). Worth noting, the series also counts. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Warner Bros and DC Entertainment's first trailer for Suicide Squad landed this week. More than any other character featured, it's Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn that has been positioned as the star of the show (sorry, Will Smith).
Harley has become one of Batman's most popular villains since she first appeared in the '90s, and has a surprisingly complex and tragic backstory. Here's everything you need to know to get you up to speed:
A Mad Love
Harley has a unique origin for a comic book character in that she wasn't originally a comic book character at all. She was first seen in Paul Dini and Bruce Timm's much-loved Batman: The Animated Series in the 1992 episode 'The Joker's Favour' as one of the titular villain's henchpeople, dressed in a harlequin outfit and sporting a piercing New York accent courtesy of actress Arleen Sorkin.
She proved so »
I believe David Ayer when he says that he's pissed about the leak of the "Suicide Squad" trailer over the weekend. I also believe he's got nothing to worry about when it comes to the official release of that footage this afternoon, because the more I look at it, the more I like what he's doing. It feels like DC Films is off to a wildly divisive start, and this is going to be more of the same, and frankly, I'm fine with that. It gets boring when everyone loves everything. One of the things that is clear from the response to the DC Films footage shown this weekend is that it will not be for everyone, and they are making big, clear choices about how they're going to approach this world they're building. "Maybe Superman served as some sort of… beacon," Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) says at one point, »
- Drew McWeeny
Director David Ayer’s supervillain spectacular Suicide Squad took over Hall H today at Comic-Con, usurping the stage normally reserved for heroes. Audiences didn’t seem to mind; in fact, they warmly welcomed Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Will Smith’s Deadshot and most of the film’s cast. Unfortunately they couldn’t hang around long – Batman v Superman almost chased them off the stage – but they did share the first look at a trailer with us after a few comments from Ayer himself. Ayer took the stage to tell the audience that, even though they were just shooting in Toronto last night, they had to come to Hall H because this audience “runs this shit.” He said, “Good vs Evil is played out. It’s time for Bad vs Evil.” He made a claim for DC Comics having the best villains ever, but wanted to avoid an “East Coast »
- Dave Trumbore
Why so serious, Joker and Harley?
"Suicide Squad" is now in production, with a scheduled August 5, 2016 release. Director David Ayer previously posted photos of Jared Leto's much-mocked Joker and the main cast in character, but Ayer did not share the new visuals floating around the Internet. The fan-shot set image below shows Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn looking like a normal hot blonde , pointing a gun at Leto's Joker, who is sporting Joker's classic fluorescent green hair.
Here are two versions of the same shot, with captions sharing details on the scene and opinions on its relative awesomeness:
ok so apparently the joker hits harley and she pulls a gun on him. shoot him in the face baby. pic.twitter.com/XrqBQ0YjfF
- Letty (@casterlylock) May 18, 2015
After seeing above, whatever apprehensions anyone may have about Leto's Joker and Robbie's Harley can be put to rest: their versions »
- Gina Carbone
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As you read this, the streets of Toronto are playing host to David Ayer’s upcoming villain-centric Suicide Squad, and following last week’s on set stills of Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s foreboding Killer Croc, a fresh batch has arrived online today that showcase the dysfunctional relationship between Harley Quinn and Jared Leto’s Joker.
Interestingly, Margot Robbie’s Quinn is seen sporting normal attire, hinting that Ayer will introduce fans to a much more rational and sane Dr. Harleen Quinzel, who acted as a psychiatrist in Arkham Asylum prior to her first encounter with DC’s deranged supervillain. In addition, the stills embedded in the gallery above showcase another look at the tattooed Leto as the Joker who, despite naysayers, embodies the infamous big bad relatively well, replete with those lime-green locks.
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- Michael Briers
In the penultimate episode of “The Flash’s” freshman season, “Rogue Air,” Barry (Grant Gustin) must contend with the Reverse Flash (Tom Cavanagh) and a pipeline full of escaped meta-humans, including Mark Mardon, aka Weather Wizard (Liam McIntyre); Jake Simmons, aka Deathbolt (Doug Jones); Roy G. Bivolo aka Rainbow Raider (Paul Anthony); Shawna Baez, aka Peek-a-Boo (Britne Oldford); and Kyle Nimbus, aka The Mist (Anthony Carrigan).
Luckily for The Flash, he’s got friends in high places, including The Arrow himself, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), and the entity known as Firestorm (Robbie Amell), who are willing to lend some muscle in Barry’s battle with Eobard Thawne.
Catch up with the Rogues in Variety’s exclusive clip below, and read on for more from Tom Cavanagh on why Eobard captured his ancestor, Eddie Thawne (Rick Cosnett), and the impending three-on-one battle between the heroes and the Reverse Flash.
- Laura Prudom
The appearance of Harley Quinn has been one of the most talked about aspects of the recently released Suicide Squad lineup shot, and now a rather authoritative voice on the matter has weighed in on the issue: Bruce Timm, the man who helped create her.
Timm, along with Paul Dini, created Quinn for Batman: The Animated Series over 20 years, and the character has since gone to be one of the most popular across DC comics, animations and video games. It’s fair to say there’s a lot of anticipation for her big-screen debut, with Margot Robbie cast in the role.
While that has been met with rather unanimous praise, the costume has been rather more divisive. Some have really dug the look, while others have commented on how it looks simply like bad cosplay. Timm, however, said that the picture made him optimistic, and admitted that although »
- James Hunt
"Suicide Squad" director David Ayer spent his Sunday treating fans to two new photos of the team. One was marked "Task Force X assembled and ready. #SuicideSquad," and the other showed a full-length shot of Will Smith's Deadshot in full badass mode:
Task Force X assembled and ready. #SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/fEV7E1aPsm
- David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 3, 2015
Deadshot #SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/HEF0jFeMsO
- David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 4, 2015
That's quite a look. You'd never know that was Will Smith in there. Missing, once again: Jared Leto's Joker, who got his own character reveal last week, separate from the rest of the group. When Ayer shared the first cast photo just of the actors, Leto was also not included. Is he not part of the task force? Perhaps his storyline is separate from the core group.
Nine characters did make the cut for the group photo, »
- Gina Carbone
Warner Bros. Pictures
Of all the villains set to be added to the DC Cinematic Universe in Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn has to be one of the most difficult to get right. The Joker is a challenge of course, but this will be the first notable live-action appearance made by the character who debuted in Batman: The Animated Series. As a result, the pressure is on for everyone involved!
The casting of Margot Robbie was something of a dream come true for fans. Every since her sexy and sultry performance in The Wolf Of Wall Street, they had been suggesting that the Australian actress would be ideal for the role, and Warner Bros. must have taken note of that when it came to putting together the Suicide Squad cast.
Over the years, Harley Quinn has taken on various different appearances, whether it’s on television, in the comic books, or even in video games. »
- Josh Wilding
A frame has yet to be shot from "Suicide Squad," not to mention that the film due before it, the superhero packed "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice," is still awaiting its first teaser trailer. There is plenty of curiosity about both movies, which will mark very significant steps in establishing DC Comics on the big screen, as they attempt to get into the same sandbox as their rivals at Marvel. However, they are sticking with a playbook established by Christopher Nolan's Batman movies for the tone of their efforts. “I think on a scale of like, 'The Dark Knight' is here and 'The Avengers' is here, I think it’s more on the 'Dark Knight' side of things,” the actress teased to MTV. And like anyone signing up for a franchise these days, Robbie is in for the long haul. “You don’t need to have commitment issues »
- Kevin Jagernauth
No jokes. It was a mandate we had heard about the developing DC Cinematic Universe, and it.s one that flies in stark contrast (get it?) to the lighter movies of Marvel. Yet, David Ayer.s Suicide Squad is going to have a Joker (in Jared Leto), and the maniacal Harley Quinn (in Margot Robbie). It has to be humorous. Right? Maybe not. Knowing that it.s very early in the process, Margot Robbie spoke with MTV about the upcoming super-villain movie, and what fans can expect. She was asked specifically about the tone of the material, as that can go a long way toward preparing an audience for the end result. Specifically, Robbie was asked if Suicide Squad would resemble Christopher Nolan.s somber, serious Batman trilogy, or Joss Whedon.s The Avengers. She explained that Squad likely will borrow its tone from Nolan, saying: I think on a »
This story is going to be a surprise to nobody, but it is now confirmed at least. And that's the news that when Margot Robbie signed up to play Harley Quinn in 2016's Suicide Squad movie - which starts shooting shortly - she was committing to several films playing the role.
So: how does Robbie feel, knowing she may be playing the same role for years and year and year? "Yeah, that's daunting", she said to Az Central. "You don't need to have commitment issues to be frightened by the fact that you might have just signed 10 years of your life away".
Joel Kinnaman is in early talks to step into the role vacated by Tom Hardy in Suicide Squad. Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are starring in the movie, with David Ayer directing. Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne are also part of the cast of the Warner Bros. project based on the DC Entertainment characters. Hardy was to have played Rick Flagg, the leader of the group that consists of Batman villains Deadshot (Smith), Joker (Leto) and Harley Quinn (Robbie), plus Boomerang (Courtney) and Enchantress (Delevingne). Hardy dropped out in mid-January ostensibly over scheduling reasons. But script issues
- Borys Kit
Will Smith and Margot Robbie have both confirmed that they still don't have the completed script for Suicide Squad - weeks away from the start of production on the film. Speaking at the UK press conference for Focus, where they both play members of an elite team of criminals (not a million miles away from Suicide Squad), they were asked if their chemistry from that film would influence the DC Comics adaptation.
“We don't what the relationships are actually going to be. It’s ever changing,” answered Robbie, who’s cast as The Joker’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Harley Quinn. “I think we're going to be allies. We're not being secretive we actually just don't know!”
Will Smith went on to explain it’s all part of director David Ayre’s process. »
Margot Robbie is a great choice for Suicide Squad's Harley Quinn. Despite being Australian, she nailed the thick Brooklyn accent that was required for Naomi, her Wolf Of Wall Street character. One of Harley Quinn's distinctive characteristics is her unique accent, and one would imagine that this would be a priority. However, Robbie has revealed that the accent itself hasn't been solidified just yet.
SuperHeroHype talked to Robbie at the Sundance Film Festival where she expressed her excitement to be working on Suicide Squad with director David Ayer. She also spoke about her character's distinctive accent.
"None of those things have been set in stone at this point, but according to the comics, she's from New York and I think Brooklyn, so there may be a slight… I couldn't imagine it would as strong as the Wolf of Wall Street accent," she said, "The lingo will be the »
- Laura Frances
Update: According to Variety, Jake Gyllenhaal has decided to pass on the chance to play Rick Flagg. The casting hunt continues!David Ayer needs to find someone new for Suicide Squad. Following on from December’s big casting announcement of Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and more for the Warners/DC Comics film, The Hollywood Reporter brings news that Hardy has had to drop out of the film.According to the trade mag, the reason for Hardy’s departure is timing: Alejandro G. Inarritu’s The Revenant is extending its shoot, which will alter the actor’s schedule. Plus there’s the small matter of an extensive press tour for Mad Max: Fury Road, which would clash with Suicide Squad’s planned April shoot date in Toronto.Hardy had been set to play Rick Flagg, the leader of a group of Batman villains brought together by the government to carry out missions. »
His name is legendary, his adventures and swordsmanship are renowned - just don't distract him with a ball of yarn. He is Puss in Boots, and this January, he embarks on incredible new adventures in his unforgettably singular style in DreamWorks Animation's The Adventures of Puss in Boots, an all-new Netflix original TV series.  The first five 22-minute episodes will be available to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France to watch instantly beginning Friday, Jan. 16.
The Adventures of Puss in Boots finds the world's most famous feline fortune-hunter in the hidden city of San Lorenzo, a mythical land that is invisible to the outside world thanks to a magical spell that protects its quirky inhabitants - not to mention its wondrous treasure.  When Puss in Boots accidentally breaks the spell, he must do more than fight off an endless legion »
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