The Suicide Squad received unusually good reviews for a comic-book adaptation, plenty of social media attention, and had little to no competition on a prime summer weekend. Even so, it fell short of its conservative $30 million projection to gross $26,550,000 in 4,002 North American theaters. The United States is averaging more than 100,000 new … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad takes in $26.5m in deathly box office weekend”
In The Suicide Squad, which opened in theaters and began streaming on HBO Max last weekend, the enormous King Shark is half-human and half-shark, with a childlike naivete that belies the teeth beneath. Voiced by Sylvester Stallone, the character is, unsurprisingly, also at the center of much of the film’s humor. Add to that a … Continue reading “Sylvester Stallone on adding bite to Suicide Squad’s King Shark”
When you want to imitate the nuttiness and irreverent humor that is Guardians of the Galaxy, but want to exponentially up the visceral experience, go to the master himself. That is what Warner Bros did when they signed directed James Gunn to reboot The Suicide Squad. In this sequel – yes, it’s a sequel – … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad: Balls-to-the-wall violence, humor and heart”
It’s no secret that 2017’s Suicide Squad, while a hit at the global box office to the tune of $746.8 million, was a complete and utter disappointment both to fans and critics. Aside from the performances of Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag and Jai Courtney as … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad: James Gunn was dying to save Task Force X”
In 2018 James Gunn was unceremoniously fired from Disney over a series of offensive tweets dug up by far-right provocateur Mike Cernovich before filming Guardians of the Galaxy 3 could begin. Disney quickly realized their mistake and rehired him to continue his successful reign as writer/director of the series in 2019, only after he already … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad: Do critics love James Gunn’s film or want to kill it?”
When James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad opens in theaters and streams on HBO Max August 6, Margot Robbie will return to the role of fan-favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. She previously played Mr. J’s former love in 2016’s Suicide Squad and 2020’s Birds of Prey. Harley, re-incarcerated for making a cash withdrawal with her car, buys … Continue reading “Suicide Squad: Margot Robbie on Harley Quinn”
Yeah, this new trailer for the upcoming The Suicide Squad is bananas. Partially a soft reboot. Kind of a sequel, but this new trailer, which dropped earlier this week, is all James Gunn. A look at this new red band teaser absolutely promises a new take on Task Force X. The filmmaker recently broke down … Continue reading “Suicide Squad: Dying to save world in red band trailer”
From the horribly beautiful mind of writer/director James Gunn comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure The Suicide Squad, featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup. The new Red Band trailer which Warner Bros released today is not only bananas and the most exciting trailer we have seen in a … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad Red Band trailer is mad bonkers”
So far DC FanDome is living up to the hype. It started off with an exciting new trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. Then, there was the reveal from WB Games Montreal for the new Gotham Knights video game. Which brings us to James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. And it looks dope AF. After an engaging … Continue reading “WB releases new footage of ‘The Suicide Squad’”
Although Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey has not taken flight with audiences as Warner Bros had hoped, that has not stopped the studio and the DCEU from continuing their support of actress Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the titular character. Coming in 2021, will be the sort of sequel/soft reboot to David Ayer‘s 2016 film Suicide … Continue reading “New footage from ‘The Suicide Squad’ on Twitter”
Does it take a “gal” (see what I did there?) to save the much-maligned and divisive DCEU?
After the critical floggings of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, it would seem 4th time is the charm as Wonder Woman is a massive critical success.
Coming in at a 94% fresh tomato rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the Amazonian Princess looks bound for a commercial success as well.
This week, the Super Bowl LVI champions, Los Angeles Rams, took sports marketing and entertainment a few extra steps into the future with the launch of their outstandingly entertaining branded short film On the Clock. Directed by acclaimed director Paul Hunter, the film stars a group of action stars Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow, … Continue reading “Interview: Rams exec Marissa Daly on new branded film”
Ezra Miller must really want Grant Gustin’s (TV’s Flash) face grafted onto his body. The Flash and Fantastic Beasts star has been arrested yet again. This follows months of legal issues and bad behavior. The 29-year-old Miller, apparently still in Hawaii even after a couple filed a restraining order against the actor a week ago, was booked … Continue reading “Flash star Ezra Miller arrested again for throwing chair at woman”
It seems the MCU might actually be getting some competition in the near future. Variety has reported that multiple sources close to the situation have stated that Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. CEO David Zaslav met with top executives before the merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery to find someone to increase the profile of DC Entertainment … Continue reading “Warner Bros. Discovery considers overhauling DCEU”
Actor Ezra Miller might be facing some serious consequences, much like Will Smith in the wake of their public shenanigans. Earlier this week Rolling Stone reported that an “emergency meeting” was held within Warner Bros to determine their fate moving forward, citing not only the public perception of the actor after their legal problems but … Continue reading “Ezra Miller in hot water over altercation in Hawaii”
Okay, that’s confirmed we can all have dinner now. One of the ongoing running gags in the HBO Max hit series Peacemaker, the spinoff series inspired by The Suicide Squad is that Christopher Smith AKA Peacemaker (John Cena) falls for all kinds of silly rumors and conspiracy theories, including the rumor that Aquaman (Jason Momoa) … Continue reading “Peacemaker director James Gunn confirms that Aquaman gets nasty with fish”
Take that Zack Snyder’s Justice League naysayers! The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced that director’s version of the maligned Joss Whedon release has received a Best Superhero Movie nomination and a nomination for Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot. The nominees for the 2nd Annual Critics Choice Super Awards, honoring the most popular, fan-obsessed genres across both television … Continue reading “Snyder’s Justice League earns Best Movie nom from Critics Choice Super Awards”
We will get another season of Peacemaker, Emilia, John, Leota, Steve, Vigilante and Murn. Oh scratch Murn, he’s dead. Following the stellar launch of Peacemaker, HBO Max has renewed the critically acclaimed and fan-favorite series, written and directed by James Gunn and starring John Cena, for a second season. The eight-episode first season of the DC … Continue reading “F*CK Yeah! HBO Max renews Peacemaker!”
The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) has unveiled nominations for the 9th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards honoring outstanding achievements in make-up and hairstyling artistry in motion pictures, television, commercials, and live theater. Winners will be honored at the MUAHS gala, returning to a live-in-person ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel … Continue reading “MUAH announces nominations for 9th annual awards”
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a hardcore superhero fan. Even more so, I am a hardcore DC Comics fan. For an entire childhood through 40 some years of puberty, I believed Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman, Hawkgirl were way more heroic and captivating than the likes … Continue reading “Six reasons why Marvel and Kevin Feige made me believe in Santa”