Many have shown their support for the buzz that James Gunn will write and possibly direct the next Suicide Squad film, including the first film’s director David Ayer. Ayer recently commented on what he thought of the news to a curious fan:
I think it’s an incredibly brave and smart move by the studio. James is the right man for the job! https://t.co/KaVD3dQosR
Ayer doesn’t seem to have any hurt feelings he wasn’t asked back, which makes sense considering Gavin O’ Conner was originally attached to the sequel. Gunn directing Suicide Squad 2 is by no means official at this time, so that may still be the case. We’ll just have to wait and hear from WB!
Lady Gaga’s acting resume has bulked up a fair bit in recent years, and apparently the big pop singer has caught the eye of Disney. Disinsider reports the house of mouse is looking to pick Gaga up as Ursula, the sea witch who steals Ariel’s voice.
As of now its just a rumor according to Disney, although it wouldn’t be surprising given Gaga’s performance in A Star Is Born. I’m not completely confident the casting is right honestly, considering Ursula is known for having a bad voice which is why she wants to steal Ariel’s. To me, it just seems like a wasted casting unless they’re going to have Gaga sing Ariel’s parts?
What are your thoughts on this potential casting, and does it seem like a fit to you?
Gareth Evans’ horror thriller Apostle is due out on Netflix this Friday, and if you’ve seen the trailer, you know it’s going to be intense. If you haven’t, take a look at the trailer, and continue on below:
So how does one skate the line between horrifying and gross in horror? In Evans’ case, he told Comicbook it came down to his instincts:
I'm not going out of my way to provoke. I'm not saying, 'Oh, I'm gonna take you on a journey, I'm gonna drag you by your collar, and I'm gonna take you on this awful aggressive ride.' It's not aggression in that respect. I think it's purely just a thing of, I rely on my gut instincts whenever I make anything. I rely on my gut instincts to tell me whether something's too far or not far enough. I can only rely on my own internal barometer for what's okay and what's not okay for what I show on screen. So I kind of answer to myself in that respect.
That’s a lot of pressure to put on yourself, although I’m sure any director is used to the weight of a film being on them the whole time they’re making it. Check it out on Netflix this Friday, and then let us know in the comments if the film went too far or just far enough?
If you think Rick and Morty is hilarious in the final cut, imagine all the laughs that happen behind the scenes! You’ll get a taste of what that’s like with Justin Roiland, who can’t deliver his line in “Pickle Rick,” due to how ridiculous the scene in question is. Personally, I love how Roiland can switch from Rick to his normal voice on a dime, which makes his laughter between takes even funnier. Check out the outtake scene below, and let us know if you’re psyched for more episodes!
Legendary director George Romero may be gone, but his work still has a chance to continue on according to his wife. Suzanne Desrocher-Romero told Comicbook the director left behind a ton of scripts, some of which are being re-worked right now:
George was a prolific writer. He loved to write, and we have 40, 50 scripts that he's written, and a lot of it is very good. He had a lot to say, and he still does, because I'm gonna make sure that he does. It's my mission.
Desrocher-Romero said that’s not all she has to share with the world, however, as she also revealed there’s a film the director did in the early 70s she’d like to share as well:
We have a film that he shot in 1973 that most people haven't seen. A handful of people have seen this film. We're gonna restore it, and we're gonna show it to Romero cinephiles. It's a scary movie, but it's not a horror movie, and it's about ageism. Anyway, he has a cameo in it, and it'll be fun. And we'll show the movie, or get it distributed. It'll be a project that the foundation's gonna do. I think it's the first project we're gonna do actually.
That’s some exciting news for horror fans, and I’m curious to see what all Romero wrote that he never got around to bringing to the big screen. Are you excited to find out as well, or do you think there’s a reason all these scripts haven’t seen the light of day?
The Walking Dead returned for Season 9 on Sunday, and while many big characters made their return, Season 8 villain Negan did not. Showrunner Angela Kang explained (via Comicbook) why the big bad was left out of the premiere even though portions of the episode seemed to directly reference him:
The previous story, All Out War, was so Negan-driven, and I think when we enter this new chapter of the show, it’s a year and a half later, and the people are trying to move on. And so it’s like we’re trying to see the people in a world without Negan, except that Negan hangs over all the proceedings. There’s all these scenes where they don’t even say Negan, but it’s about Negan.
Negan will appear in episode 2, and we’ll get to see what he thinks of what he thinks of what Rick has accomplished 18 months after the end of Season 8. Negan’s been locked up that entire time, and The Walking Dead crew has teased we might see a very different Negan when Rick goes down to visit.
Are you excited to see Negan return? The Walking Dead airs Sundays on AMC at 9:00 p.m. ET.
As analysts predicted, bad reviews could not stop Venom from having a big weekend at the box office. Box Office Mojo predicts the Sony Marvel film pulled in an estimated $80 million domestically, which topped the previous box office record for a film in October set by Gravity in 2013.
Does this mean Venom is a roaring success? Not yet, but it does mean the film was not a flop right out the gate. The true test will be how many people turn out to see the film this coming week, which could hinge on the opinions of those audience members who saw it week one. From what I’ve seen so far the film has its fans, although a bulk of these people seem to agree that turning your brain off is one of the only ways to enjoy this movie. If you’re showing up for a great plot, character development, and anything other than great action, it sounds like you could leave disappointed.
The build up to Titans hasn’t been without controversy, and there’s been a few people who’ve taken issue with the show’s bold new take on the Teen Titans, and changes to their characters. Some have had something to say about Anna Diop’s Starfire, who is rocking a mink coat in a lot of the promotional photos for the show and not her traditional costume. Diop squashed the discussion that Starfire’s traditional garb doesn’t appear in the show, and set the record straight for Comicbook at New York Comic Con:
As soon as I put it on, everyone was flipping out. It’s awesome because it’s something that so many people have seen for so long and it means so much to people and this is the first time we’re bringing it to life, but you know — our story takes its time. It takes its time, it’s an origin story, so it takes its time in the characters coming to this place where you see them and the way that everyone’s always known. I hope that the audience can be patient with us and have fun with us. It’s a ride, and it’s a fun one.
The buzz for the first two episodes at New York Comic Con has been positive, but as someone who has attended San Diego Comic Con, I wouldn’t put a ton of stock in that. It’s not hard to get a crowd of people sitting in line for hours on end not to get excited about anything, much less something they stood in line half a day for. We’ll all get a chance to judge for ourselves soon enough anyway as Season 1 premieres on DC Universe Friday, October 12.
Does Matthew McConaughey say “alright,” in films more than Owen Wilson says “wow”? After watching both videos I can answer that with an emphatic “yes,” and it isn’t even close. McConaughey has said “alright,” over 200 times on screen, which sounds unbelievable until you watch this video and see he says it at least 5 times a film. Check out the video below and see for yourself:
Were you disappointed in Venom? Are you currently questioning Tom Hardy’s abilities as an actor? Are you just down in the dumps in general? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this video is for you. While it won’t wash the taste of Hardy’s latest film out of your mouth, it will warm your heart to see the actor playing with dogs, and hopefully getting attached to better projects down the road. Check out the video below, and yell in the comments about how Venom was a good film if you’re one of those people who arrived to defend it: