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‘Suicide Squad’ Makes Being Bad Look Pretty Good in New TV Spots and Character Portraits

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by Britt Hayes June 11, 2016 @ 11:29 AM
Warner Bros.
Suicide Squad is one of our most anticipated films of the summer — mostly because after a few months of watching heroes save the world in big blockbusters, it’ll be fun to see a team of villains swoop in to shake things up. If Amanda Waller is to be believed in these new TV spots, these guys (and a couple of ladies) are the worst of the worst, but maybe that’s what we need right now.

Denzel Washington to Direct, Star in ‘Fences’ Film with Viola Davis

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by Charles Bramesco April 12, 2016 @ 9:56 AM
Turn back the clock to 2010, and the hottest ticket on Broadway is a revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer-winning play Fences, a poignant and daring meditation on race relations in America with a focus on the hardships of the black experience. It has all the necessary qualifications for a bona fide Broadway smash: a handsome pedigree of awards and acclaim (the production took the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2010), urgent social significance, and some Hollywood talent slumming it on the boards in between film projects. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis starred as the married couple at the heart of Fences, winning raves and a Tony apiece, and created a rare sensation that dazzled audiences for thirteen weeks and then vanished.

‘Suicide Squad’ Wraps Production With Massive Cast and Crew Photo

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by Britt Hayes August 28, 2015 @ 6:15 PM
Warner Bros.
Captain America: Civil War isn’t the only major superhero film that wrapped principal production this week — Bryan Singer completed his primary work on X-Men: Apocalypse, and David Ayer also finished the principal work on Suicide Squad. To celebrate, Ayer grabbed (almost) the entire cast along with much of the crew for one big photo.

‘Suicide Squad’ Logo Revealed, But We’re Probably Not Going to See That Comic-Con Footage

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by Britt Hayes July 12, 2015 @ 11:15 AM
Warner Bros.
One of yesterday’s highlights at Comic-Con — amidst the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice footage and the insanely crowd-pleasing Deadpool reel — was the first teaser for Suicide Squad. If you were waiting for Warner Bros. to put that footage online, you can stop, as it appears that the studio has no intention of releasing it anytime soon. We do have one thing, though: the official Suicide Squad logo.

‘Suicide Squad’ Cast Gets Together for First Group Photo

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by Britt Hayes April 8, 2015 @ 8:30 PM
DC Comics
It’s all coming together for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad as the upcoming DC film heads into production. Ayer himself has been pretty active on social media, posting pre-production and behind the scenes photos freely — which goes against the typical secrecy surrounding superhero film projects (not that Suicide Squad is your average superhero film). Today, Ayer assembled the cast for a big group photo, which features a few new faces.

Comic Strip: ‘Batman v Superman’ Details Revealed as Two Different Suicide Squads Clash

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by Jacob Hall March 31, 2015 @ 1:33 PM
DC Comics
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Batman v Superman spoilers are revealed, the big screen and small screen Suicide Squads butt heads, and Joss Whedon spills his guts on Avengers: Age of Ultron.

‘Blackhat’ Review: The Mann-liest Hacker Movie Ever

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by Matt Singer January 13, 2015 @ 11:17 PM
Universal
On the list of uncinematic activities, computer hacking has to rank near the top, somewhere between small-business accounting and taking a nap. It’s tedious, static, and solitary work, and what little’s interesting about it is largely incomprehensible to those without advanced degrees in computer science. In a lesser filmmaker's hands, a hacker movie like ‘Blackhat’ would be terminally boring. But ‘Blackhat’ is in the hands of Michael Mann, and that means it’s also stylish, moody, and punctuated by intense action scenes.

Comic Strip: Updates on ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Arrow’ and...

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by Jacob Hall January 12, 2015 @ 10:30 AM
Marvel
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, a weird ‘Batman v Superman’ rumor springs up, ‘Ant-Man’ releases its first trailer, and ‘Daredevil’ locks in a release date.

‘Suicide Squad’ Star Viola Davis Reportedly Signed For Multiple Films in the DC Universe

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by Britt Hayes January 9, 2015 @ 8:23 PM
ABC
Nowadays it’s become common for stars to sign on for multiple films in a comic book franchise or film universe, like most of the stars over at Marvel Studios. Even still, a new report regarding Viola Davis’ multi-film contract with Warner Bros. for their DC film universe is pleasantly surprising because it indicates that Davis’ Amanda Waller character is integral to DC and WB’s film plans beyond ‘Suicide Squad.’

‘Suicide Squad’ Casts Viola Davis as Amanda Waller

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by Jacob Hall December 17, 2014 @ 9:57 AM
ABC
And like that, ‘Suicide Squad’ has seemingly added another big name to its already impressive ensemble. According to the latest rumor, two-time Academy Award nominee and ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ star Viola Davis has nabbed the role of Amanda Waller in David Ayer’s upcoming supervillain team-up film. We’ll see how the actual movie shakes out in a little under two years, but this may very well be the craziest cast ever assembled for a comic book adaptation.