Awesome Friday: Iko Uwais in G.I. Joe, Sony & Marvel’s Spider-Powered Divorce, That New Batsuit Smell, & More

Iko Uwais / The Raid

Dear readers,

Yes, both of you. Here’s a new experiment to get me writing a bit again. Sans the time to write up each bit of movie news there is (guys there is so much news every week, it’s nuts) I’m going to try to keep a digest on a weekly basis. Hopefully this works and hopefully you like it. Let’s hop right to it, shall we?

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Jared Leto is The Joker In Suicide Squad

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With (our good friend) Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, and Will Smith – yes, that Will Smith – as Deadshot.

As reported by io9, this casting finally ends the rumours as to who will play the collection of supervillains. Suicide Squad sees them forced to come together to carry out the government’s dirty work, so it could work really well. Some interesting casting choices there – I’ve no idea who Rick Flagg is but Tom Hardy is always good value, and Margot Robbie playing Harley Quinn is a fantastic choice. Also, my countdown timer for when Will Smith pulls out has started. However, it’s Jared Leto‘s takeover of the Joker role that will have the most focus. He certain has the intensity, but does he have the dark humour?

We’ll find out…in 2016.

Final request, though: CAN HOLLYWOOD PLEASE STOP CASTING JAI COURTNEY. IN ANYTHING. EVER. Ahem. Thanks.

Warner Brothers’ 2020 Vision – Harry Potter & LEGO Trilogies and a Justice League Ten Pack

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Warner Bros. had a lot to say at their Time Warner investors meeting today, and most of it was “YOU WANT MOVIES? I’LL SHOW YOU MOVIES!”  CEO Kevin Tsujihara gave us a timeline of what Warner Bros. will be working on over the next 6 years.  Buckle up (and maybe submit a resume), because it’s one hell of a breakneck pace they’re working with.  One that’s not going to leave much room for error, and I would assume means we won’t be seeing Ben Affleck direct movies for a little while.  And that isn’t the only thing we won’t be seeing. Continue reading “Warner Brothers’ 2020 Vision – Harry Potter & LEGO Trilogies and a Justice League Ten Pack”

Warner Bros Blinks: ‘Batman v Superman’ Moved to March 2016; 9 More Release Dates Announced from 2016 to 2020

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Remember how a few months back we figured out that both DC and Marvel had movies scheduled for the same weekend in May 2016 and it turned out that it was going to be Batman v Superman opening at the same time as Captain America 3 and neither camp said they’d consider moving their movie? Well turns out that Warner Brothers and DC have changed their mind and moved Batman v Superman ahead two months to March 2016 and announced 9 new release dates to boot.

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Awesome: Captain America 3 and Man of Steel 2 (AKA Superman vs. Batman) Are Coming Out On The Same Day And Nerds Of The World Will Have a Field Day Arguing Who Will Win The Box Office That Weekend For The Next Two Years

Captain America vs. Superman

We’ve known for a while that Marvel had a film scheduled for 6 May 2016, and we’ve known for a while that Man of Steel 2 was bumped back to that same date. Now it turns out that Captain America 3 is going head to head with Superman. And also Batman.

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Fast & Furious Badass Cast As Wonder Woman

WW2Warner Bros have just announced that Israeli actress Gal Gadot will be donning Wonder Woman’s famous outfit for the sequel to Man Of Steel, currently known as Batman vs Superman. You may remember her from kicking all kinds of ass in the most recent Fast & Furious movies, so she’s definitely got the moves to match the jawline.

From director Zack Snyder in Variety:

“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe. Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature film incarnation of this beloved character.”

 

Some might say that she hasn’t got the stocky figure that Diana is known for, but remember that Michael Keaton was physically no Batman yet he turned out to be one of the best. It’s also reassuring that Warner have gone for an actress who has proven she can both act and fight. For me, this is the first real positive piece of news to come out of the production, so I can’t wait to see her cleaving her way through another movie.

Via i09