Birds of Prey (2020)
Starring: Margot Robie, Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, Rose Perez, Chris Messina
Directed By: Cathy Yan
As the DCEU transitions from trying to copy Marvel Studios into a more “director-driven” studio, it’s opened up numerous directors to try new things with the DC stable of characters. Obviously we all know the results of Todd Phillips’ Joker, but what about a character that was already established fairly well in a previous mega successful (financially) film for the studio? Enter Birds of Prey, otherwise known by its much longer title, Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. A movie that’s both kind of a sequel to Suicide Squad and also another turning point for the studio post-Synderverse, the Margot Robie starring vehicle from director Cathy Yan is a surprisingly fun ride that has plenty of charm, but not without some faults. Read the rest of this entry
Warner Bros has been making quite the headlines lately, with the announcement of a solo Joker movie (produced by Martin Scorsese no less), ANOTHER Joker movie set in the DCEU featuring Jared Leto and Margot Robie, and major updates on the upcoming Matt Reeves directed Batman movie: namely, that it won’t be part of the DCEU film universe, only to then be announced that it IS part of the DCEU universe, but won’t feature other characters from the DC movies. Read the rest of this entry
At long last, it seems like Warner Bros is starting to take stock in their movie output and making changes. After Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice “failed” (as much as a movie that grossed $800 million can fail), the studio has re-structured and has now created a new wing called “DC Films”. Co-run by Jon Berg and Geoff Johns (yes, THAT Geoff Johns), the new Warner Bros imprint will bring a “unifying element” to the studios’ upcoming DC films, and it couldn’t come any sooner. In fact, it kind of makes you wonder why WB didn’t do this in the first place. Read the rest of this entry
This week, WB and the CW aired their DC universe special, and with it, we got another look at the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. Yes, we had one trailer already, but since that was a Comic Con exclusive that was released after it was leaked online, this is the first real, legit trailer for the second film in WB’s DC cinematic universe.
And it’s pretty awesome. Read the rest of this entry
A week after we got our first look at the new Clown Prince of Crime in the upcoming Suicide Squad film, we now have our first look at the fully assembled Suicide Squad team that will be appearing in David Ayer’s film. There’s Will Smith’s Deadshot, Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang, and most importantly ,Margot Robie as Harley Quinn. Read the rest of this entry
Whoooo boy. What a week. Not only did we finally get confirmation on Benedict Cumberbatch playing Stephen Strange, we also got Kristen Ritter as our lead in Alias, Ryan Reynolds returning for Deadpool, and the entirety of the Suicide Squad, including Jared Leto as our new Clown Prince of Crime.
Of all of the casting news that hit last week, the biggest is probably the Suicide Squad one. Nothing against Marvel and their Doctor Strange casting, but Cumberbatch was all but confirmed about a month ago, with numerous outlets all but saying the deal was done. The same can be said about Ryan Reynolds’s signing on for Deadpool. Everyone pretty much assumed those two were playing those parts, so when the news was confirmed the other day it was exciting, but not as surprising as the news regarding the Suicide Squad cast. Read the rest of this entry
Rumor has it that Jared Leto is being sought out to play the Joker for David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad film. This news comes as a definite shock, not only because the Oscar winner was a rumored front-runner for Doctor Strange (a role that I’m not entirely sure he’d be a good fit for), but also because this is the first time the character will be associated with the super villain team.
When it comes to Leto playing The Clown Prince of Crime, I don’t have any real problems with it. I actually think he’d be pretty good in the role. However I highly doubt that Leto would do it. He’s pretty committed to his band 30 Seconds to Mars, so much so that he’s barely done any films for the past ten years. Hell, Dallas Buyers Club, the movie he won an Oscar for last year, was the first movie he’d done since 2009. It’s safe to assume that a role like The Joker would require a multipicture deal, which is something that I’d be very surprised that Leto would be okay with. Read the rest of this entry