Suicide Squad First Look Trailer – The DC Comics bad guys get a shot at redemption

suicide-squad-cast-photo2-slideWhile it’s a safe bet Batman v Superman will do good business, 2015’s other major DC Comics adaptation, Suicide Squad, is a more uncertain proposition. It’s not surprising then that the film wanted to use Comic Con to introduce the world to the movie and they’ve now released the first look trailer for us all to see.

It’s certainly a potentially cool one, with a very detailed and different kind of comic book world to the one we’re used to – and the trailer also seems keen to silence those who’d already pre-judged Jared Leto as being wrong for The Joker.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘An all-star roster of actors has joined new action adventure Suicide Squad, bringing DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (“Fury”).

‘The film will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” “Focus”) as Deadshot; Joel Kinnaman (“Run All Night”, “Robocop”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus,” upcoming the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” upcoming “Pan”) as Enchantress.

‘Ayer is also writing the script for Suicide Squad, which is being produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.’

The film will be in cinemas August 2016. [Read more…]

Arnie, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney & More Get Terminator Genisys Character Posters

terminator-character-poster1-tripleTerminator Genisys is fighting against franchise fatigue, and while it’s done a decent job so far of suggesting to film fans that it might be worth a look, it’s still got a way to go show that it reboots things enough to make it feel fresh while not completely abandoning what people liked about it to start with.

To help with that a set of character posters have popped up online, which like the last trailer showcase the old and new, and also show that Jason Clarke’s John Connor is rather different to the character we’ve seen in previous instalments and that he may be the villain this time around.

You can see all the posters below.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…’

The movie is due out July 3rd. [Read more…]

Take Your First Look At Will Smith, Jai Courtney & Co. In Costume For Suicide Squad

suicide-squad-cast-photo2Suicide Squad has only just started shooting, but director David Ayer is taking a rather different tack with the film than the usual secrecy that surrounds superhero movies, as he’s keen to share pics. It makes sense as currently few non-comic book fans know much about it, even if they may have heard of some of the characters, so getting the word out early is going to help.

A few days ago Ayer posted the first pic of Jared Leto in full Joker make-up, and before that we got many of the cast gathered together for a table read. Now he’s given us a glance at the Suicide Squad in costume, all looking pretty rough and tough. Indeed, it took me a second glance to realise that it was Will Smith third from the right.

In the image from left to right there is Adam Beach as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo.

While little has been released about the movie, the reason Leto isn’t there is that he’s the villain these guys are after. Most of them are bad guys themselves, who’ve all been locked up but are given a chance at redemption by teaming up for a mission none of them are expected to survive. That team becomes known as Task Force X.

Suicide Squad is due out August 2016.

Terminator Genisys ‘Payoff’ Trailer – John Connor has a surprise for us

terminator-genisys-new-pic1-slideThere’s still a bit of suspicion around the continuation/reboot that is Terminator Genisys, even after a very good first trailer. However now the movie is ready to really show us what it’s got up its sleeve, giving us a glimpse at exactly how Jason Clarke’s John Connor plays into a movie that takes place largely before he was born.

We already new that this would be a different version of sci-fi past than we’re familiar with, with Sarah Connor having been teamed up with Arnie’s Terminator for many years, but now we know her son is also heading back in time and he’s going to be… well, just look at the trailer below. Plus we also get a glimpse of 1984 Armie having a fight with 2015 Arnie, which should be fun.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…’

The movie is due out July 3rd. [Read more…]

Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman & The Rest Of The Suicide Squad Cast Unite For A Photo

suicide-squad-cast-photoDC/Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad is going into production very soon and to prepare the cast have gotten together for a read-through of the script, and to mark the occasion director David Ayer has posted a great cast photo on Twitter.

Ayer appears in the pic with Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Will Smith (Deadshot), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jay Hernandez (unknown), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Karen Fukuhara (unknown) and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller).

Ike Barinholtz and Adam Beach are also included, although as this is the first we knew of them being in the movie, there’s no info on who they’ll play. There’s no Jared Leto on hand, who’s playing The Joker, but it’s not clear why not.

The movie revolveds around an array of supervillains, who have all been captured but are offered the chance for redemption by taking on a mission from which none of them are expected to return alive.
David Ayer is set to direct, with an August 5th, 2016 release date already been set. [Read more…]

Terminator Genisys Teaser Trailer – Everything old is new again even if Arnie is back

terminator-genisys-poster1Here’s a trailer that’s likely to divide fans. It’s set up to deliberately remind us of the early days of the Terminator franchise with an odd sense of nostalgia, but about halfway through it essentially says everything we saw before never happened and that it’s all been reset.

It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it leaves a lot of question marks over the movie.

A previous reported (much of which is confirmed by the trailer) the film ‘is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.’

Although that sounds pretty much like the original, things have changed as in this version Sarah Connor ‘was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she’s been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger’s Terminator—an older T-800 she calls “Pops”—who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who’s great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.’

The movie is due out July 2015. [Read more…]

Will Smith, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney & More Confirmed For Suicide Squad

suicide-squad-cast-membersWhen it was rumoured Will Smith was in talk to star in Warner/DC’s Suidice Squad, many wondered if the info was wrong as traditionally he’s always wanted to be the star of the show rather than part of an ensemble, and he’s also shied away from playing villainous characters.

However it turns out the info was correct, as the studio has confirmed Smith will play Deadshot in the film. He’s not the only cast member now officially attached, as it turn out most of the other rumours were also true, with Jared Leto as the Joker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang (rather than Deadshot, as some previous reports suggested) and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Cara Delevingne was also rumoured for the latter role, but she’ll actually be sorceress Enchantress.

Another name mentioned was Tom Hardy. Many wondered whether that meant he’d be reprising Bane, or whether his Dark Knight involvement actually ruled him out. He will be in the movie though, playing the squad leader, Randall Flag.

The only one completely left out is Jesse Eisenberg, who previous rumours said would reprise his Batman Vs Superman role as Lex Luthor. However Warner doesn’t mention him in the announcement, although that doesn’t rule out the possibility of a cameo.

The movie revolved around an array of supervillains, who have all been captured but are offered the chance for redemption by taking on a mission from which none of them are expected to return alive.

David Ayer is set to direct, with an early 2015 shoot expected. An August 5th, 2016 release date has already been set.

Jai Courtney May Join Suicide Squad As Deadshot

Jai-CourtneyJai Courtney didn’t hit the big time with A Good Day To Die Hard as many expected, but he’s got another shot at the a-list next year playing Kyle Reese in Terminator: Genisys. Now he’s in the process of booking another major role, as Variety reports he’s in talks to star in Warner/DC’s Suicide Squad.

It’s suggested he’ll be Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot, who will be one of the film’s array of supervillains, who have all been captured but are offered the chance for redemption by taking on a mission from which none of them are expected to return alive.

It’s previously been reported that Margot Robbie is being eyed to play Harley Quinn and Jared Leto for The Joker, it’s also suggested Tom Hardy and Will Smith may be involved, with Jesse Eisenberg possibly reprising his role as Lex Luthor from Batman v Superman.

David Ayer is set to direct, with an early 2015 shoot expected. An August 5th, 2016 release date has already been set.

First Look At Jai Courtney, Matt Smith & Emilia Clarke In Terminator: Genisys

terminator-genisys-ew-cover1Next year Terminator: Genisys is hoping to be one of the year’s big blockbusters, rebooting and renovating the franchise with the hope that more sequels will flow in the coming years. There’s already controversy though, with reports the movie will use time travel trickery to allow the series to completely start over (Star Trek style).

And now we get to take out first look with the new Entertainment Weekly covers above and below.

EW also adds some more plot info, saying the film, ‘is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.’

Although that sounds pretty much like the original, things have changed as in this version Sarah Connor ‘was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she’s been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger’s Terminator—an older T-800 she calls “Pops”—who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who’s great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.’

The movie is due out July 2015.

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Unbroken Trailer – Director Angelina Jolie delves into the life of Louie Zamperini

unbroken-slideThere’s been a lot of interest in Angelina Jolie’s second directorial outing, Unbroken. Last week came the sad news that the subject of the film, Louie Zamperini, had died. Now we can get a good taste of the film about him, as a full trailer has been released.

Here’s the synopsis: ‘Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

‘Director Jolie began shooting some of the most dramatic and challenging scenes on Wednesday, October 16, on location far out at sea in Moreton Bay, Australia, with Zamperini (O’Connell) and his fellow airmen—Phil (Domhnall Gleeson) and Mac (Finn Wittrock)—having impossibly survived being adrift in the open Pacific for several weeks.

‘Working with cameras on a floating rig in choppy waters and braving the elements, with actors dieting for months to appear as depleted as their characters, Jolie completed a successful first day of a location shoot that promises to be rigorous and uniquely challenging.

‘Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Starring alongside O’Connell, Gleeson and Wittrock are Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.”’

The film will hit cinemas in December. [Read more…]