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Fans finally learned who is playing the Suicide Squad in Warner Bros. and DC Comics' upcoming adaptation last week. Will Smith (Deadshot), Tom Hardy (Rick Flagg), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) and Cara Delevingne (Enchantress) are all confirmed, but there is still one important character yet to be cast, the squad's leader and main villain Amanda Waller. We reported shortly after the cast was announced that Oprah Winfrey is the studio's top candidate, and the actress is also the top choice of Suicide Squad comic book creator John Ostrander. Here's what he had to say in a recent interview with Comic Book Resources.
"What's really interesting to me is that all three of the women that they were talking about, Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, were at the top of my list. Actually, I was just talking to my fiancé Mary Mitchell the other day, »
John Ostrander is the man responsible for the modern day depiction of the Suicide Squad as we know them. His 1987 reboot of the team has become what people think of when they think of the them, completely wiping away the original 1959 incarnation of the group. So with all the news coming out of Warner Bros lately, regarding the cast and plans for their big budget film based on the group of villains, it was only natural that someone would reach out to Ostrander for his thoughts.
Ostrander seems downright giddy about the film, which is nice to see. Relations between comic book writers and the Hollywood productions based on their work can be tricky, but Ostrander is fully onboard with everything he's seen and heard.
"I was pleased, but I wouldn't have guessed that it would have been one of the properties that they would do quite so quickly," he told Comic Book Resources. »
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Producers from Finland, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland and Russia picked up awards at this year’s 13th Baltic Event co-production market (Nov 24-28) in Tallinn.
The €1.4m production about a young loser trying to overcome his stage fright and other fears by leading the worst heavy band of Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival in Norway, will be produced by Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho of Helsinki-based Making Movies Oy.
This is the second time that Nordberg and Aho have received Screen’s Best Pitch Award after having previously been selected with Petri Kotwica’s Rat King which then went on to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Other past winners of the award include Alexei German’s Under Electric Clouds, which is understood to be premiering at a major international film festival soon, and »
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Oliver “Ollie” Queen
More Fun Comics #73 (1941)
Nicknames and Aliases
The Emerald Archer, The Battling Bowman, The Arrow, The Hood.
Powers and Abilities
Green Arrow is a phenomenal archer, considered one of the best in the DC Universe, as well as an accomplished hand-to-hand combatant, swordsman, and detective.
Weaknesses and Achilles’ Heels
Blondes in fishnet stockings, women in general, infidelity.
Gadgets and Accessories
Everything Batman has, but with the word “arrow” replacing the word “Bat”, as well as an assortment of bows and arrows, including various “trick” arrows, like gas arrows, boomerang arrows, glue arrows, and the infamous boxing glove arrow.
Friends and Allies
Red Arrow/Arsenal (Roy Harper, his adopted son and former ward and sidekick, the original Speedy), Connor Hawke (his son, who operated as Green Arrow when Ollie was dead), Black Canary (Dinah Lance, his occasional wife), Speedy (Mia Dearden, a later sidekick) Green Lantern (Hal Jordan, »
- Austin Gorton
Disney - Maleficent Cosplayer: Vamptress LeeAnna Vamp * Photographer: Joits Photography ........................................................................ DC - Captain Cold Cosplayer: * Photographers: Eurobeat Kasumi Photography Captain Cold is one of the deadliest enemies of the Flash. His freeze gun fires a ray that slows things down on a molecular level, leading to intensive blasts of ice and cold that can stop anyone in their tracks. Cold is the leader of the Rogues Gallery, a team of costumed super-villains who fight against the Flash. The super-villain Golden Glider is his sister. He has also been a member of the Suicide Squad, Injustice League, and the Secret Society of Super-Villains. Captain Cold was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino. He first appeared in Showcase #8. (1957) - dc.wikia »
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The Glee kids hit the big 100th episode milestone this week, which means it’s time for a look back. Remember when Rachel thought she was pregnant? Remember when Brittany had a web series titled Fondue for Two? Remember when there was a shooting at McKinley? Never Forget.
Even a casual viewer of the show knows this musical dramedy goes through plot faster than the Glee kids go through crushes on each other. We don’t know what’s in store for the McKinley kids as they all become Broadway stars in New York (Rip, »
- Erin Strecker
Which music stars went home with awards at the 2014 Grammy Awards? Find out with this full winners list.
Winners in each category are bolded.
Record of the Year
"Radioactive" -- Imagine Dragons
"Royals" -- Lorde
"Blurred Lines" -- Robin Thick feat. T.I. and Pharrell
Album of the year
"The Blessed Unrest" -- Sara Bareilles
"Random Access Memories" -- Daft Punk
"Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" -- Kendrick Lamar
"Red" -- Taylor Swift
Song of the year
7 items from 2014
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