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Yesterday saw the first image of Matthew McConaughey’s radical body transformation in his next film Gold. Not to be outdone, his Dallas Buyers Club co-star Jared Leto has undergone a similar appearance overhaul to play the Joker in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. In an interview with Zane Lowe, Will Smith – who stars alongside Leto as Floyd ‘Deadshot’ Lawton – spoke how seriously the actor took the role.
“[Suicide Squad] is insane. I’ve never actually met Jared Leto. We worked together for 6 months and we’ve never exchanged a word outside of ‘Action!’ and ‘Cut!’ I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be ‘Hey, Jared. What’s up?’ He was all in on the Joker.”
- Oli Davis
Leading European talent agent Richard Cook has called for a radical re-thinking of both the European film festival system and of public funding bodies like Eurimages and Media.
Cook also called for festivals and funders alike to pay far more attention to talent development, during the Binger-Screen International interview at the Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht.
“Within the European funding bodies, there is a misplaced emphasis on distribution; that somehow most of European film’s problems relate to a deficit in this area,” said Cook, co-founder of Dublin and London-based The Lisa Richards Agency, whose clients include Pierce Brosnan and Cillian Murphy.
“The problem isn’t one of distribution, it is one of too many bad films made that the public has no interest in seeing. Europe should focus on funding less films and better ones. This implies a more detailed approach at an early point in the process, specifically at script stage.”
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A few months after Suicide Squad started production in Toronto, star Jai Courtney revealed that his co-star Jared Leto had remained in character the entire time as The Joker. The first trailer revealed at Comic Con gave us our first look at Jared Leto's maniacal character, and we'll surely see a lot more of him as we get closer and closer to the August, 5, 2016 release date. While promoting his first new song in 10 years, Will Smith decided to chimed in on Jared Leto's method acting ways, revealing he never actually met the actor out of character during the whole time he was on the set in Toronto.
"[Suicide Squad] is insane. I've never actually met Jared Leto. We worked together for 6 months and we've never exchanged a word outside of 'Action!' and 'Cut!' I literally have not met him yet. So, the first time I see him will be 'Hey, »
Jared Leto went full-on method in his performance as The Joker for next year's Suicide Squad. And by all accounts, it should be the most deranged depiction of this iconic super villain, trumping everything that has come before it. Jared Leto isn't afraid to taut his work before fans and critics have gotten a proper taste. It's a performance he took quite seriously. Making an appearance at Dubai Music Week, he teased that his Joker will have people worried for his sanity.
All throughout the Suicide Squad production, co-stars said that Jared Leto had gone off the rails. He so completely disappeared into his Joker persona, that everyone claims to have never met the real Jared Leto on set. He stayed in character for the entirety of the shoot. And he notoriously sent his co-stars various disturbing gifts, such as a live rat, which went to Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and a dead hog, »
Leto said, when asked about the film: “I can’t wait for you to see this – they’re going to lock me away in a box after this movie comes out.”
The star’s words will continue to spark speculation about what role Joker will play in Suicide Squad and how Leto will approach the role made iconic on the big screen by names as big as Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger.
See Also: Suicide Squad Trailer Breakdown
- Tom Beasley
Take another look @ screenshot images from director David Ayer's "Suicide Squad", based on the DC Comics super-villain team, starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne and Viola Davis:
"...secret government agency 'A.R.G.U.S.', run by 'Amanda Waller'...
...creates a 'Dirty Dozen'-like task force...
"...comprised of super villains, aka the 'Suicide Squad'.
"They are assigned to execute dangerous 'black-ops' missions in exchange for shorter prison sentences.
"Despite hating each other, every member has to work together..."
- Michael Stevens
Instagram has pretty strict rules about nudity being posted on the site (as do we here at Cbm), but Cara Delevingne found a clever way of getting around that with the photo you see below. Spotted by Batman-News, you can clearly see the Suicide Squad actress showing off her love for the Man of Steel! Also starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Viola Davis, and Ben Affleck, the David Ayer helmed movie is set to be released on August 5th, 2016. What do you guys think of this revealing look at the actress who will play Enchantress in the Dceu? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the usual place. Super Women »
While critics loathed it, fanboys scoffed at it, and domestic audiences stayed away, the 2014 "RoboCop" remake/reboot did pretty decently overseas. In fact, the numbers helped push the movie to over $240 million worldwide, more than double the film's budget. Not bad at all. That said, Sony hasn't exactly been showing all that much interest in making another one, but apparently, they are not opposed to the idea. Den Of Geek is reporting that the studio is open to pitches for another "RoboCop," but the site's own report makes it seem like Sony is pretty half-hearted about the whole thing. Essentially, it's not a high priority, but the door is still open, and basically it sounds like if they get the right idea that sparks enough excitement then maybe, possibly, they'll make another one. Or not. And by the same token, whether or not Joel Kinnaman suits up is also a question mark. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
If you, like me, were very much indifferent to the RoboCop reboot last year, then this news may actually come as a surprise; it seems there is still talk of moving forward with another movie. Despite relatively poor box office receipts in the U.S. the movie opened very well in China, and now it's being reported that Sony may go ahead with a follow up, either co-produced by a Chinese company or partially set in the East. China only allows 34 foreign movies to be shown there each year, and because of population alone, any movie lucky enough to make that shortlist usually does quite well from the territory. The biggest hurdle will be getting Joel Kinnaman to return as the cyborg, given his contractual obligations now with Warner Bros and Suicide Squad. We'll keep an eye on this and see how it develops...for the few of you who really really liked that movie! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Higgins)
Fans of the 1987 Robocop certainly weren't fans of the 2014 reboot. The two movies bear very little resemblance, though since its release, newer fans have gravitated to this much-different version of RoboCop starring Joel Kinnaman. And while it wasn't the box office success Sony had hoped for, it has found its audience, picking up steam once it started streaming on Netflix. Now it's being reported that Sony hasn't completely abandoned the idea of a sequel. RoboCop 2, which has the working title RoboCops, is still very much a possibility.
The 2014 RoboCop tried to mirror it's predecessor by presenting some big ideas about war and technology, and the times we live in. But it was saddled with a PG-13 rating, and wasn't allowed to go as gloriously over the top as the 1987 Robocop. Some sci-fi fans truly appreciated what it had to offer, though others believe it was always destined to fail as »
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th 2016 and sees David Ayer (Fury) directing a cast that includes Will Smith (Focus) as Deadshot, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Viola Davis (The Help) as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, Ray Olubowale (Resident Evil: Afterlife) as King Shark, Jay Hernandez (Hostel) as El Diablo, Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers) as Slipknot, »
- Gary Collinson
If the Enchantress really is going to be the villain (well, they’re all villains… but you know what I mean) of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie as yesterday’s rumor suggests, than the creepy behind-the-scenes snap below definitely proves that Cara Delevingne has the right look for the role.
We’ve seen the character in that initial teaser image, as well as a few glimpses of her in the San Diego Comic Con trailer, but this pic of Delevingne in the process of getting done-up as the “Switcheroo Witcheroo” gives us a much better idea of the intricate details of her body paint.
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For instance, she’s sporting a Tau Cross on her neck. This symbol is used in witchcraft to provide protection to those about to undertake a long journey, and also as a talisman to ward off disease in some cultures. »
- Mark Cassidy
Warner Bros. Pictures
Say what you want about DC’s expanding shared universe (I have), you have to commend them on their ability to keep plot details to a minimum. For once, Marvel must be envious.
Beyond the freaking obvious fact that Batman and Superman will come to blows in Batman V Superman, the plot of Dawn Of Justice is totally up in the air. Michael Shannon’s back-and-forth of confirming and denying his involvement means Zod-cum-Doomsday is probably involved, but that’s about it. This is even more true of Suicide Squad; outside of the basic set-up, next to nothing has actually been revealed about David Ayer’s film.
Many have assumed it’s the Joker that Task Force X are out to get, something the framing of the Comic-Con first look somewhat agreed with. However, the latest rumour (from, who else, Heroic Hollywood) points instead to it being Enchantress, »
- Alex Leadbeater
This new Bts image of Cara Delevingne in the process of getting done-up as the Enchantress for Suicide Squad provides our best look yet at some of the little details of the character's somewhat disturbing visage - the Tau Cross on her neck for example. In witchcraft this cross is said to offer protection for those about to undertake a long journey, and is used in some cultures as a talisman against sickness. It's also clear from the pic that she has writing on her forehead - perhaps the Joker visits the same tattooist? Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Adam Beach as Slipknot, and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo. The movie is set to hit theaters next August. »
There may still be a new RoboCop 2, as Sony hasn't closed the door on the project yet...
The reboot/remake/whatever of RoboCop remains, for us, one of the more pleasant sci-fi surprises of recent times. Appreciating it wasn’t everyone’s tin of baby food, we liked that it had ideas of its own, tried something different, and took something of a gamble. It would have been even better had the need for a 12A/PG-13 certificate been removed, and thus RoboCop could have a proper gun. But that’s how things are right now, it seems.
The film proved to be a decent hit for Sony and its assorted distribution partners around the globe, with it bringing in $242m on its cinema release, and plenty more on home formats. Granted, it wasn’t cheap to make ($100m), and it didn’t do the business in the Us ($58m »
Almost quarter of a century after her first appearance in the Batman: The Animated Series episode ‘Joker’s Favor’, Harley Quinn will make her big screen debut as part of Warner’s big DC supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad, which hits cinemas next year.
Back in May, DC Animated Universe legend Bruce Timm shared his thoughts on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn [see here], and now fellow co-creator Paul Dini has followed suit, telling the Shanlian On Batman podcast (via Forbes) that:
“[Suicide Squad] very much a real-world look. Jared Leto’s version of [The Joker] is almost like a decadent rockstar and there’s a little bit of Sid and Nancy to the Joker and Harley look, which I always felt would not be a bad look if they were in a live-action movie. I know it’s jarring to a lot of the people who love the classic Bruce Timm suit, I love it myself. »
- Gary Collinson
Take another look @ actor Will Smith as DC Comics' 'Deadshot', leading a crew through the streets, before smashing open a plate glass door, in leaked footage from the Toronto set of director David Ayer's "Suicide Squad", currently in post-production:
The new movie is intended to be the third installment in the DC Comics' shared universe films...
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Suicide Squad"...
- Michael Stevens
Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jared Leto as Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Adam Beach as Slipknot, and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo. The movie is set to hit theaters next August. Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Holly Hunter, Amy Adams, Jason Momoa, Diane Lane, and Lawrence Fishburne, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to hit theaters on March 25, 2016. »
What’s more bleak than Stalin’s Soviet Union? How about a series of child murders in Stalin’s Soviet Union? Such is the premise of Child 44, an excessively long, incredibly dour but well-acted thriller starring Mad Max himself, Tom Hardy, alongside Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman and a host of other talented European (though, not Russian) thespians. Based on the award-winning novel by Tom Rob Smith, it follows Hardy’s Ministry of State Security (Mgb) investigator Leo Demidov as he attempts to solve that aforementioned series of murders, despite the Soviet Union’s refusal to acknowledge the the acts are murder at all. Murder is a disease of the West, we are told, and “cannot happen in paradise.”
- Lee Jutton
Starring Oscar winners Christian Bale (The Dark Knight), Cate Blanchett (Carol) and Natalie Portman (Black Swan), the film premiered at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and is being released by Broad Green Pictures.
Bale plays a “bewildered man in a life of Hollywood excess.” Antonio Banderas (Automata), Brian Dennehy (Romeo & Juliet), Jason Clarke (Terminator Genisys), Imogen Poots (She’s Funny That Way) and Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad) are set to co-star in the film, if they make the cut through Malick’s rigorous editing process.
- Scott J. Davis
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