• 'Suicide Squad' director David Ayer says film was 'changed' from his original vision
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    'Suicide Squad' director David Ayer says film was 'changed' from his original vision

    Prior to Suicide Squad's released in 2016, there was some pretty positive buzz going on (aside from some reservations about Jared Leto's Joker make-up).

  • ‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Disses First Film, Shares New Photo of Jared Leto as Joker
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    ‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Disses First Film, Shares New Photo of Jared Leto as Joker

    Three years after “Suicide Squad” hit theaters and was trounced with bad reviews, its writer-director, David Ayer, once again has expressed his frustration with the final product, writing in an Instagram post Sunday how it drifted from its original intention of centering on Harley Quinn and Joker’s relationship.“Movies are fragile. They are like dreams, haunting moments that run from your vision. They have their own logic and truth,” Ayer wrote as caption to a previously unseen image of Jared Leto as Joker.

”If you change the destination after the trip is complete is it still the same journey? The spine of Suicide Squad was Harley’s journey. In many ways it was her movie, her escaping her relationship with Joker was the major emotional through line. A director holds an invisible compass in their hands. It guides every shot, every performance. That compass points to the destination.”He concluded: “If the desintation [sic] changes did the journey even happen?”Also Read: 'Suicide Squad': Here's What David Ayer Would Have Done DifferentlyView this post on Instagram Movies are fragile. They are like dreams, haunting moments that run from your vision. They have their own logic and truth. If you change the destination after the trip is complete is it still the same journey? The spine of Suicide Squad was Harley’s journey. In many ways it was her movie, her escaping her relationship with Joker was the major emotional through line. A director holds an invisible compass in their hands. It guides every shot, every performance. That compass points to the destination. If the desintation changes did the journey even happen? @margotrobbie @jaredleto filmmaking jokerA post shared by David Ayer (@davidayermovies) on Nov 3, 2019 at 10:30am PSTAlso Read: Does the 'Suicide Squad' Extended Cut Fix the Movie? NopeWhen the film starring Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith came out in August 2016, the reviews were crushing, earning a paltry 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.“Nothing hurts more than to pick up a newspaper and see a couple years of your blood, sweat and tears ripped to shreds. The hate game is so strong out there,” Ayers tweeted at the time.“Suicide Squad” was widely panned by critics, who criticized the plot, directing and screenplay, although Smith and Robbie’s performances received praise. And, still, the film grossed over $745.6 million worldwide.Read original story ‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Disses First Film, Shares New Photo of Jared Leto as Joker At TheWrap

  • Joel Kinnaman says James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad' is 'so funny' and feels like a comedy
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    Joel Kinnaman says James Gunn's 'The Suicide Squad' is 'so funny' and feels like a comedy

    Joel Kinnaman described 'The Suicide Squad' as his 'first comedy' and praised James Gunn's script, as well as weighing in on the Martin Scorsese comic book movie debate.

  • Why Joker isn’t in 'The Suicide Squad'
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    Why Joker isn’t in 'The Suicide Squad'

    Writer and director James Gunn has opened up about why it makes sense why Joker probably isn't in Suicide Squad.

  • Jared Leto 'distraught' by decision to cast Joaquin Phoenix as Joker
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    Jared Leto 'distraught' by decision to cast Joaquin Phoenix as Joker

    Jared Leto was left “alienated and upset" by the decision to make Joaquin Phoenix's Joker movie.

  • 'Farming': Inside the incredible story of a Nigerian immigrant who joined a skinhead gang
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    'Farming': Inside the incredible story of a Nigerian immigrant who joined a skinhead gang

    Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's directorial debut 'Farming' reckons with his own upbringing as an immigrant child who fell in with a white supremacist gang.

  • 'Suicide Squad' star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje dashes hopes of Killer Croc return (exclusive)
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    'Suicide Squad' star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje dashes hopes of Killer Croc return (exclusive)

    Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje spent five hours in the make-up chair every day to play Killer Croc in 'Suicide Squad'.

  • Here’s Why Pete Davidson Wasn’t on the ‘SNL’ Premiere
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    Here’s Why Pete Davidson Wasn’t on the ‘SNL’ Premiere

    For “Saturday Night Live” fans who tuned in to the show’s 45th season premiere last night, there was one lingering question after the cameras turned off: where was Pete Davidson?Davidson had taken a leave of absence from “SNL” last season after posting a troubling Instagram post in which he confessed that he didn’t “want to be on this earth anymore.” Fortunately, Davidson was missing last night for a much better reason: he was in Atlanta working with James Gunn on the upcoming sequel to “Suicide Squad.”View this post on Instagram Some of TheSuicideSquad (and Pom). Many of us are doing weird things in this photo. After a screening of Joker (thanks @wbpictures!)A post shared by James Gunn (@jamesgunn) on Sep 28, 2019 at 5:30pm PDTOn Saturday, Gunn posted a picture on Instagram with Davidson and several other members of the cast of “The Suicide Squad,” including Margot Robbie, Nathan Fillion and Jai Courtney. The photo was taken following a screening of “Joker,” which hits theaters this Friday.Davidson’s role in “The Suicide Squad” is being kept secret for now, but he will be appearing in a loaded cast that includes Gunn’s fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe alums Michael Rooker and Taika Waititi, as well as John Cena, Idris Elba and Viola Davis. The film is set for release on Aug. 6, 2021.Along with this DC movie, Davidson is also set to star in an animated adaptation of the newspaper comic “Marmaduke” lending his voice to the famous dog, as well as in the 2020 dramedy “Staten Island,” which he co-wrote with Judd Apatow.Read original story Here’s Why Pete Davidson Wasn’t on the ‘SNL’ Premiere At TheWrap

  • James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ will be tonally different to 'Suicide Squad,' insists Jai Courtney
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    James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ will be tonally different to 'Suicide Squad,' insists Jai Courtney

    Jai Courtney opens up about the main difference between Suicide Squad and The Suicide Squad.

  • Psychedelic first poster lands for Margot Robbie's 'Birds of Prey' DC movie DC
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    Psychedelic first poster lands for Margot Robbie's 'Birds of Prey' DC movie DC

    The first poster for the Birds of Prey movie has landed – most likely ahead of the first trailer – and it's pretty out there.

  • Original 'Suicide Squad' director David Ayer responds to James Gunn’s casting announcement
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    Original 'Suicide Squad' director David Ayer responds to James Gunn’s casting announcement

    uicide Squad writer and director David Ayer has announced his full support of James Gunn’s upcoming sequel/complete reimagining, The Suicide Squad.

  • 7 popular movies that were shamed for lack of LGBTQ inclusivity
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    Sam Ashurst

    7 popular movies that were shamed for lack of LGBTQ inclusivity

    Why we don't trust Hollywood's Jack Whitehall casting.

  • The Joker origin story in the pipeline from Martin Scorsese
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    The Joker origin story in the pipeline from Martin Scorsese

    The 'Goodfellas' legend will join with '8 Mile' screenwriter Scott Silver, who will co-write the project, with 'The Hangover' helmsman Todd Phillips directing.

  • Deadpool was the most complained about movie of 2016
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    Deadpool was the most complained about movie of 2016

    Now here's a stat that Deadpool would heartily approve of... his movie was the most complained about of 2016.

  • Cara Delevingne's body was digitally slimmed for Suicide Squad
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    Cara Delevingne's body was digitally slimmed for Suicide Squad

    Last year’s ‘Suicide Squad’ was a talking point for many reasons – and now it’s notched up another. In a gif that’s been cut together from a behind-the-scenes featurette, you can clearly see that the actress’s waist has been narrowed to appear what they deem more aesthetically pleasing to viewers. Positive body image is considered an important ethical trait in 2017, with TV shows and movies often slammed if they fail to promote all body types and attempt to exclude bodies that aren’t stick-thin.

  • Margot Robbie Confirmed To Produce And Star In Harley Quinn Spin-Off
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    Margot Robbie Confirmed To Produce And Star In Harley Quinn Spin-Off

    It looks like that spin-off Harley Quinn movie with Margot Robbie is go. Rumoured earlier this year, even before the release of ‘Suicide Squad’, the Australian actress has now signed a ‘first look’ deal with Warner Bros, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It will have helped no end that ‘Suicide Squad’, despite its terrible reviews, has raked in the cash for Warner Bros – it currently stands at a $701 million gross worldwide.