Suicide Squad star Jared Leto fully understands the importance and iconic stature of his character, the Joker, even if he admits, “I haven’t formulated a lot of my thoughts on this."
The Oscar winner is the latest actor to don the Clown Prince of Crime's makeup for the big screen following classic turns by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, the latter of whom won a posthumous Academy Award for his performance in The Dark Knight.
"The work that’s been done on this character by so many people before me has been so impactful, so incredible, so much fun, so profound, so risky, that it’s a very special thing to be asked to take on that responsibility," Leto told Entertainment Weekly.
Last week the Super Team Tournament 2016 had eight epic teams filtering all the way down to four , but not without plenty of surprises along the way. The Green Lantern Corps continued its unlikely run by narrowly taking out Team Avatar, as the Straw Hat Pirates finally lost out to the Justice League. But don't be scared - it's time for the Fearsome Four!
Take a look at bracket as it stands today, and be sure to cast your votes for this round before 5:00 AM PT this Monday, April 4th:
When Suicide Squad was first announced, many assumed it was a cynical grab at the lighter tone of Marvel‘s then recent success, Guardians of the Galaxy. The most recent trailers would only serve to add credence to the notion with its humor, off-beat characters and musical choice.
But according to Birth.Movies.Death, the trailers include every single fun thing to be found in the feature, with the feature being a more serious affair. And it seems Warner Bros. is interested in the film being more fun, going as far as requesting reshoots to inject more of into the feature. The site characterizes the fun as being more than jokes, but a reappraisal of the character dynamics to allow for lighter moments.
The news will come as a relief to those who found the serious tone of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice oppressive. While many enjoyed its take on superhero title bouts, some found its portrayal of the characters out of sorts and its atmosphere unnecessarily grim. From BMD’s report, it seems that Suicide Squad was intended to continue that darker tone until the studio discovered the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the recent trailer.
The reshoots are reportedly happening now and it seems the price of added fun is in the “tens of millions” range.
Suicide Squad opens on August 5th.
You've met R'as, you've met Nyssa -- now it's time to meet Talia al Ghul.
The famous DC Comics character makes her debut in DC's Legends of Tomorrow's March 31 episode, "Left Behind." After the Legends were separated in the previous episode "Night of the Hawk," Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) decides to return to the League of Assassins and the al Ghuls during the '50s era.
Check out an exclusive clip of Sara with R'as and Talia below.
Both R'as and Nyssa al Ghul played key roles on The CW's Arrow, and Sara had a romantic relationship with Nyssa. It will be interesting to see what Sara's relationship with the young Talia is -- and if we'll have a chance to meet her in the present day on one of these series.