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10 Films Inspired By The Beatles, Ranked | ScreenRant

In Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting director Danny Boyle’s latest film, Yesterday, viewers are asked what the world would be like if The Beatles didn’t exist through the eyes of somebody who remembered that they did. This marriage between the Fab Four and film is not a new one, but when people think about this marriage, they are more likely think about films such as A Hard Day’s Night, Help, or Yellow Submarine.

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However, their footprint on the industry has lived on for nearly 50 years since the band called it quits in 1970. From jukebox musicals, to fictional retellings of the bands’ members, to dramas guided by a character’s love for the band, The Beatles have been the basis of several films spanning nearly every genre, but these are some of the most memorable.

10 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Memorable doesn’t always mean good, and that certainly is the case with this 1978 Michael Schultz film, which boasts an all-star cast of musicians, comedians, and renowned actors from The Bee Gees to Steve Martin. It told the tale of Billy Shears and the titular band, using Beatles songs to tell the story.

It is a legendarily poor film, but it has charm, including some genuinely enjoyable covers of The Beatles’ greatest hits. Steve Martin’s strange cover of Maxwell’s Silver Hammer was an especially memorable performance, and fans of his musical comedy will not be disappointed with the offbeat performance.

9 Two Of Us

Two of Us takes place in the hours following a 1976 episode of Saturday Night Live when Lorne Michaels said that he would offer The Beatles $3,000 to reunite the band on his show. According to both Lennon and McCartney, the two were actually together when the episode aired and did briefly (albeit jokingly) talk about taking Michaels up on the offer.

The film is mostly a fictionalized recollection of their glory days and aims to look inside the minds of the two most famous Beatles. One notable aspect of the film is its director, Mark Stanfield, who also directed the documentary Let It Be, a film which infamously chronicles the beginning of the end for the band.

8 All This And World War II

The hardest film to find on this list, All This and World War II is actually a documentary that aims to juxtapose the horrors of the catastrophic war to the peaceful tunes of The Beatles. It was a controversial subject for a country that was still reeling from the aftermath of The Vietnam War.

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Although the film has never been released officially since its fateful run in theaters, bootleg copies have been readily available since then, and they show a bizarre mashup of the ’60s culture with the atrocities of war in an attempt at cinematic irony. It has since been re-edited into another film called The Beatles and World War II.

7 Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy is one of the few films which aims to tell the story of life before The Beatles, and it does so through the eyes of a young John Lennon, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Based on a novel written by Lennon’s half-sister, the film paints the portrait of a young Lennon who struggles with problems at homes, gets suspended from school, and eventually joins his first band and meets a pair of other young musicians in Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

In all of The Beatles-inspired movies, it is one of only a handful of movies that have tried to portray the story of the band itself, and Taylor-Johnson plays a believable Lennon with an uncanny resemblance.

6 Across The Universe

In the craze of jukebox musicals over the past 15 years, Across the Universe came and went with far less fanfare than one might have thought in a world with two Mamma Mia films. Directed by legendary Broadway director Julie Taymor, the film tries to tell the story of the era of the Beatles through their music, as the band presumably does not exist in this world.

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The film, while uneven, has some inspired takes on Beatles songs, wonderful performances from Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood, and enough easter eggs to fill any Beatles aficionado’s basket. It also features guest performances from Bono, who plays a southern cult leader, and veteran Beatles cover artist Joe Cocker.

5 Yesterday

Of course, we have to talk about the film that inspired this list. Danny Boyle often moves between bleak dramas like 28 Days Later and more complex character-driven pieces such as Academy Award winner Slumdog Millionaire. Yesterday is lighter fare than many of his other films and explores a world without The Beatles.

The film is heavy on the music of The Beatles and stars Himesh Patel and Lily James. The film does, as many critics have pointed out, seem to struggle with exactly how to control its premise, and the film can seem at times to take a clichéd look at the rise and fall of a musical artist. Still, between the performances and the music, the film is a delightful romantic comedy filled with many interesting concepts.

4 I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Set among the hysteria of the band’s first trip to America, it focuses on a group of teenagers who are hellbent on seeing the band in person and decide to go to the hotel where the band is staying. The result is a funny, poignant, and delightful comedy that still helps the younger generation understand what it was like at the start of Beatlemania.

Knowing that the director of Forrest Gump got his roots in a film based on the backdrop of Beatlemania should come as no surprise to movie fans, and I Wanna Hold Your Hand was a phenomenal introduction of Zemeckis to the viewing public.

3 All You Need Is Cash

All You Need Is Cash is a hilarious mockumentary film from the mind of Monty Python alums Neil Innes and Eric Idle. The film is equal parts parody and tribute, and tells its story of Dirk McQuickly, Ron Nasty, Barry Wom, and Stig O’Hara—also known as The Rutles. It is told in a series of short sections meant to echo the rise and fall of The Beatles, albeit with the signature wit and humor of its creators.

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The film also features an astounding cast of talent, including SNL veterans Bill Murray, John Belushi, and Dan Aykroyd; Mick Jagger and Paul Simon as themselves; and George Harrison himself. The film was not an immediate success on NBC, but its premiere on the BBC and ensuing popularity made it something of a cult classic to Beatles and comedy fans alike.

2 I Am Sam

Although not directly related to The Beatles in terms of its main plot, I Am Sam is a movie with The Beatles built into its DNA. It tells the story of an intellectually disabled father named Sam Dawson who is fighting for the custody of his daughter, Lucy, who is named after the titular character of The Beatles’ hit song “Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds.”

Due to Sam’s fandom and encyclopedic knowledge of The Beatles, the film is littered with references to the band, its music, and its history. Sam often invokes stories about the band when he doesn’t know exactly what to say, and the movie’s entire soundtrack is filled with Beatles music.

1 That Thing You Do

Although devoid of Beatles music, and the band is only mentioned by name a handful of times, there is, perhaps, no film that captures the magic of Beatlemania through the eyes of the band like Tom Hanks’ directorial debut, That Thing You Do. It tells the story of The Oneders as they rise atop the charts with their hit song that shares the film’s title.

Throughout the film, we see The Oneders go from small-town American young people to international superstars overnight, and many aspects of this rise directly correlate to The Beatles’ early days. There’s the performance on a show remarkably similar to The Ed Sullivan Show, the poppy tone of all the music, and the mish-mash of personalities that eventually leads to the fictional band’s far-quicker breakup.

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2019-07-11 03:07:13

Bradley Geiser

After Review: This Fanfiction-Inspired Love Story is Actually Quite Good

After is an intimate look at the ups and downs of first love that takes some nonsensical narrative turns, but is nevertheless a captivating romance.

Like Fifty Shades of Grey and The Mortal Instruments before it, After started off as fanfiction. Specifically, it was fanfiction about One Direction band member Harry Styles, and it amassed such a massive readership that its author, Anna Todd, received a publishing deal with Simon & Schuster. The story of a young couple falling in love inspired an incredibly devoted fan base among preteen and teen girls, but was also criticized for the abusive nature of the central relationship. For the movie adaptation, After was directed by Jenny Gage (All This Panic) from a script by Susan McMartin (Mom). After is an intimate look at the ups and downs of first love that takes some nonsensical narrative turns, but is nevertheless a captivating romance.

In After, Tessa Young (Josephine Langford) starts her freshman year of college as the perfect daughter, and the perfect dedicated student. However, Tessa’s world changes when she meets the brooding Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin). The core of After is the relationship between Tessa and Hardin, which the movie builds and develops in a compelling manner. First love can be all-consuming, especially when coupled with teenage rebellion, which is the case for Tessa and Hardin in After. Tessa has lived her life as the perfect daughter/student/girlfriend, and she meets Hardin when she’s on her own for the first time, discovering who she really is. In that way, After also operates as a coming-of-age tale as Tessa discovers her own desires and what she wants from a romantic relationship, and her life. The movie balances the coming-of-age story and the romance well enough, though it does skew much more toward the romantic storyline.

The romance between Tessa and Hardin is explored in an incredibly intimate way through Gage’s tendency to use a great deal of closeups on Langford and Fiennes-Tiffin, allowing the viewer to experience the characters’ range of emotions and moments of intimacy along with them. After is, of course, a PG-13 movie, but it still manages to depict its female protagonist exploring her sexuality for the first time in her life in a way that feels honest – even if it’s set within a hyperreal romance story world. Much of that comes down to Gage’s deft directing, but the relationship between Tessa and Hardin is also carried by Langford and Fiennes-Tiffin, who work incredibly well together. Further, the relationship is developed well through McMartin’s script. There are moments when the script really shines, like one particular back and forth between Tessa and Hardin about Pride and Prejudice, but there are other times when the story seems restricted by its need to stick to the source material.

While Tessa and Hardin are the focus of After, everyone else in their orbit is underdeveloped as a result. The script particularly suffers when attempting to justify key story points because After doesn’t properly develop the relationship between Tessa and her mother. The film twists in certain directions to get Tessa and Hardin to where they need to be for the big third act conflict, but never truly justifies how they got to that point. Meanwhile, though After makes the effort to add diversity to the story by genderswapping the romantic interest of Tessa’s roommate, Steph (Khadijha Red Thunder), so that Tristan (Pia Mia) is a female character, the film is so focused on its main couple that it spends very little time developing these supporting characters. Similarly, the other teens in Hardin’s group are largely one-note stock characters that play their roles in moving the plot forward, and do nothing else in the movie. After also tragically wastes the talents of Selma Blair as Tessa’s mother, as well as Peter Gallagher and Jennifer Beals, who play Hardin’s father and stepmother, respectively.

Still, though After may struggle under the weight of adapting a book as lengthy as its source material, Gage’s movie does an excellent job in condensing the story to a palatable hour and 46 minutes. Further, and perhaps most important to those that recognized the abusive nature of Hardin’s behaviors in Todd’s original book, Gage and McMartin’s After evolves the relationship between Tessa and Hardin to be much less abusive in nature. Hardin still makes mistakes, but Tessa – and, by proxy, the movie – holds him accountable for his actions. After also gives Tessa a great deal more agency and independence in a way that rectifies the inherently problematic power dynamic between the two in the book. Gage and McMartin adapt After into a truthful and relatively more healthy story of first love, while not changing too much about the original story so as not to alienate fans of the book.

As a result, After is an entertaining watch for fans of Todd’s original novel, or even those who were interested in the story but concerned about the implications of the relationship between Tessa and Hardin in the book. It’s an honest look at first love and a young woman’s sexual awakening, but one that sticks as close to the source material as possible without adapting too much of its problematic themes. The film isn’t necessarily a must-watch in theaters, but is definitely great counterprogramming to other releases at the moment, offering an engrossing romance tale. After is a truly worthwhile romance for the modern era, and it’s one that will be beloved by girls and young women – which is, ultimately, who the movie is for anyway.

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After is now playing in U.S. theaters. It is 106 minutes long and rated PG-13 for sexual content and some college partying.

Let us know what you thought of the film in the comments section!


2019-04-12 07:04:01

Molly Freeman

Netflix’s Lord of the Flies-Inspired TV Show First Look Images Revealed

Netflix’s Lord of the Flies-inspired TV show first look images have been revealed. The upcoming TV series, known as The Society, has been building momentum over the last few months, in anticipation of its upcoming May release. The series is not to be confused with the in-development female-centric remake of Lord of the Flies.

Originally published in 1954, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies tells the story of a group of preadolescent boys who attempt to form their own society after the plane they are traveling on crash lands near a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean. As life on the island becomes increasingly frightening and difficult, the boys devolve into a somewhat barbaric state and begin to turn on one another. The novel has won numerous awards since its publication, including the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature. It has been adapted into a wide array of stage productions, television dramas, and films.

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As it’s been some time since a new version of the acclaimed story has seen the light of day, Netflix is now getting ready to launch their own take on the concept with The Society. Thanks to a press release, we’re able to get our first look at the series with a diverse selection of photos, which can be viewed below:

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Though the new series is inspired by Lord of the Flies, it charts its own course by seemingly keeping its cast of characters at home in their familiar New England town. Due to mysterious circumstances, a group of teenagers are transported to a replica of their town where none of their parents exist. Struggling to uncover why and how they ended up in this strange place, the teens must form alliances in order to survive when the carefree initial days of fun and recklessness turn to a much more serious focus on the challenges of every day life. The series is executive produced and directed by Mark Webb, who is responsible for some popular film and television titles, including both of the Amazing Spider-Man films, 500 Days of Summer, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and a wide assortment of well known music videos. As previously mentioned, the new 10-episode series will kick off in May on Netflix, but at present, an exact date has not been confirmed.

So far this sounds like an interesting take on Lord of Flies, with an apparent supernatural element that is reminiscent of Lost. The original Lord of the Flies offered a rather cynical take on humanity, so it will be interesting to see how someone like Webb, who has a fair amount of experience with dramas and rom-coms, will handle the concept of morality among a group of stranded, self-organizing teens. All things considered, it’s not hard at all to believe that Netflix could easily have another hit series on their hands if this new society is a strong one.

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2019-03-28 04:03:45

Mike Jones

Captain Marvel-Inspired Menus Take Over Dine-In Movie Theaters

Menus inspired by Captain Marvel are taking over dine-in movie theaters. The film hit the big screen this weekend and dishes based around Marvel’s newest hero are already cropping up.

After 20 movies, the MCU finally has its first female-fronted solo film, as well the first to be co-directed by a woman. Captain Marvel was expected to make $350 million globally during its opening weekend, which would’ve already seen the studio turn a profit, considering the movie’s $152 million budget. However, Carol Danvers has fired a photon blast right through that number, shattering expectations by raking in a whopping $455 million. This is the box office’s sixth-largest worldwide opening weekend, not to mention the second largest global debut for a comic book film, only outpaced by Avengers: Infinity War. Already a commercial success and well-received by most critics, it seems safe to say that Marvel has another hit on their hands.

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Creative movie theaters have quickly jumped on the Captain Marvel bandwagon, crafting drinks and dishes inspired by the film. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has a Binary Brie Pizza, which is described as being “feminine and bold.” The theater is also serving up two Captain Marvel-themed cocktails, as well as a milkshake known as, Our Blue Ancestor’s Shake. Meanwhile, AMC Theatres are serving up a couple of “Marvelously Mixed Cocktails,” christened Supernova and Mach 3. Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema also have a featured food and drink special. Their menu includes a Skrull Doughnut, which is listed as “Shapeshifting savory doughnut.” Its suggested pairing is with the For the Good of All Kree cocktail.

Since its announcement, Captain Marvel has been met with excitement. Carol Danvers is a beloved character and most fans have been looking forward to her live-action debut. However, a small, but very vocal minority have done their best to sabotage the film before its release by review bombing it on Rotten Tomatoes. They have attacked everything from Larson’s appearance to her comments about hoping for more inclusive press days. There also seems to be an issue with the fact that Larson, like Danvers herself, is an unapologetic feminist. These are likely the same people who also attempted to ruin Black Panther before it hit theaters. Considering Captain Marvel’s immensely successful opening weekend, it would seem their efforts have failed.

Carol Danvers is the first female superhero to headline her own solo MCU movie. It makes perfect sense that fans came out in droves to support her and they’re not the only ones. Zachary Levi, who will make his DC superhero debut in Shazam! next month, has defended both Larson and the film, and Larson’s costar, Clark Gregg, has recently come out to do the same. It’s sad that a culture that has always been open to everyone is suddenly under fire from people who obviously aren’t the comic fans they think they are. This behavior is more akin to real-life supervillains than the heroes that these trolls purport to be defending. As expected, their efforts have yielded zero results. Captain Marvel is an incredibly solid MCU entry and it can currently be enjoyed with a Skrull Doughnut in hand.

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Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, AMC Theatres, Nitehawk Cinema


2019-03-11 01:03:19

Jamie Gerber

Aquaman Score Was Inspired by Blade Runner

Aquaman director James Wan revealed that the film’s score was inspired by Ridley Scott’s neo-noir sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Having already touched on the ’80s tone in the latest DC Comics adaptation, Wan revealed that the ’80s era wasn’t just presented as physical inspiration, but audible as well.

From the film’s over-the-top action set pieces to flamboyant portrayals of characters like King Orm (Patrick Wilson) or even Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) himself, Aquaman is hardly running short on outside influences that feel very much aligned with films that were released in the 1980s. In a decade where Arnold Schwarzenegger reigned supreme as an action movie star and science fiction films were either objectively cheesy (Flash Gordon) or universally beloved (Blade Runner), it’s no wonder that a modern director would feel compelled to seek inspiration from that era. And, when it came to finding a tone for Aquaman’s score, that’s exactly what Wan did.

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During an Aquaman junket interview with Screen Rant, Wan spoke about the inspiration behind the film – even touching on the score, which has as much of a fleshed out identity as Aquaman’s unique characters and locations. And, even though some of the ocean world visuals have been compared to Pandora’s bioluminescence in Avatar, and even though the film itself shares similarities with the Indiana Jones franchise, Wan revealed that Blade Runner was the biggest inspiration for Aquaman’s score. While touching on various influences in the movie, he said:

“Down to the musical score, I wanted to- my inspiration was Jean-Michel Jarre, Giorgio Moroder. So, very sort of ’80s sort of electronica. And Vangelis, of course, with what they did on Blade Runner. So, I really wanted that kind of flavor.”

Aside from Blade Runner, the other two composers that Wan cites were both very influential in the ’80s. Jean-Michel Jarre has played a big role in the rise of electronica in mainstream culture (in fact, there was even a documentary in 2015 aptly titled Jean-Michel Jarre: The Rise of Electronic Music), while Giorgio Moroder’s music can be heard in everything from Metropolis to The NeverEnding Story to Top Gun (he wrote the musical backing for Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away”). And, aside from Blade Runner, Vangelis’ music can also be heard in films like Oliver Stone’s Alexander and yet another Ridley Scott film, 1492: Conquest for Paradise.

Aquaman isn’t afraid to play around with multiple tones, wearing quite a few personalities on its sleeve. So, as jarring as it might seem to pair Blade Runner, Avatar, Indiana Jones, and even the earlier films of Tim Burton together in one film, it actually works. As well-versed in horror as Wan may be, he seems very comfortable with major studio tentpoles. And, seeing as Warner Bros. has run into some trouble in the past few years in terms of keeping the DCEU afloat, it’s especially rewarding to see a director willing to make such bold moves. A safer, more traditional approach may have seemed more suitable to a major studio, but judging by Aquaman’s mostly positive reviews, his willingness to take chances seems to have paid off.

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2018-12-13 02:12:37

Aquaman: James Wan Inspired Willem Dafoe’s Return to the Superhero Genre

Aquaman director James Wan inspired Willem Dafoe’s return to the superhero genre. In the film, Dafoe plays Arthur Curry’s longtime guardian Nuidis Vulko, but his most previous brush with the genre was in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man as the villainous Norman Osborn/Green Goblin.

In Aquaman, Vulko is one of a few Atlanteans who has sworn their allegiance to Arthur, the son of Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman). As a war between the ocean world and the surface world brews, Vulko must hide his true allegiance from King Orm (Patrick Wilson), Arthur’s half-brother. And, though he risks being found out as a traitor to the crown, he stands his ground to lead Arthur down the path to his royal birthright. The role is a far cry from his performance as Norman Osborne, and it’s also one that he might have avoided altogether had someone less capable than Wan not been involved as a director.

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During an Aquaman junket interview with Screen Rant, Dafoe, who recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his role as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate, opened up about how he got involved with Aquaman and what attracted him to the role. After touching on the fact that a lot has changed since he was last involved in the superhero genre, he said:

“James, I loved. He was very enthusiastic. He was a huge draw for me coming to this project. His movies are very precise. You can really see a very sure director’s hand, so it was very curious to think that- certainly he worked on a big scale, but nothing this big, plus a fantasy film. So, he was great. He’s incredible, he’s got an incredible energy, he’s got an incredible film culture; he’s like a little kid, as far as his enthusiasm, and he’s rigorous enough that he can delegate well and get the overview. But he’s always there. With a film this big, when you have so much effects to set up and you have to do so much planning – you really need a general.”

As it turns out, Dafoe nearly tackled yet another DC character before taking on Vulko in Aquaman. Before Jack Nicholson was ultimately cast as the Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989, several other actors were being considered as well. The list of potential contenders included everyone from Robin Williams to John Lithgow; and, as it so happens, Dafoe was once part of the conversation. Though he was never officially offered the role, he once revealed that Batman’s screenwriter Sam Hamm told him that he would be “perfect for the part” before Nicholson was cast.

As for Vulko, Dafoe gets to channel far more hope from his character than he could have ever hoped to manifest as either Norman Osborn or the Joker. In Aquaman, Vulko is one of many guiding lights for Arthur, which is something Dafoe is no stranger to playing, having recently starred as a guardian-type character in last year’s The Florida Project, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

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2018-12-07 02:12:34

Netflix’s Lord of the Flies-Inspired TV Show Sets Full Main Cast

Netflix has set the full cast for The Society, its upcoming young adult drama series inspired by the classic novel Lord of the Flies. Published in 1954, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies tells the story of a group of teenage boys stranded together on a deserted island without adults, and how the kids form themselves into a primitive society. A high school staple (and particular favorite of Stephen King), the book was adapted into a film in 1963 and then again in 1990. It also had the honor of being memorably parodied by The Simpsons.

In Netflix’s new spin on Golding’s classic premise, a group of well-to-do young people from modern-day New England find themselves mysteriously transported to an exact facsimile of their town, but their parents are nowhere to be found. Just as in Lord of the Flies, the young people begin forming dangerous alliances as they struggle to survive in their new world. The project is not the same as the female-centric adaptation of Lord of the Flies that was recently announced to be in development at Warner Bros.

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Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies) was previously announced to be heading up the cast of The Society in the role of Allie, and now Coming Soon has revealed the rest of the show’s roster of actors. Legion star Rachel Keller heads up that cast in the role of Cassandra, Allie’s more remarkable sister. Cassandra is described as “the most impressive amongst her peers” and “a natural leader.” Keller is joined by Blockers star Gideon Adlon as Becca, a “mature, tough and adventurous” person who nevertheless spends her time hiding behind her camera.

Also joining The Society is Jacques Colimon (Pretty Little Liars) as Will, a foster kid who is an “outsider.” Olivia DeJonge (The Visit) will play Elle, who has grown brittle from being a dance kid and must struggle to find herself in the new world. Slenderman‘s Alex Fitzalan plays Harry, the privileged kid who is thrust into the role of leader even though he’s entirely unremarkable. Kristine Froseth (Apostle) plays Kelly, a Queen Bee who is “smart and has a firm moral compass.” Jose Julian (Shameless) plays “smart and grounded” tech wiz Gordie, while Natasha Liu Bordizzo (The Greatest Showman) plays Helena, who suffers from deep-seated uncertainty despite her faith in God.

The rest of the Society cast will include Alex MacNicoll (Transparent) as Luke, the high school quarterback, together with Jack Mulhern (Locke & Key) as the poetic Grizz, Salena Qureshi (Madam Secretary) as Bean, Grace Victoria Cox (Heathers) as quirky Lexie, Sean Berdy (Switched at Birth) as Sam and Toby Wallace (Romper Stomper) as sociopathic Campbell. Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb and series co-creator Chris Keyser have assembled an intriguing cast for their updated take on Lord of the Flies, and it will be interesting to see what they have in store with their mysterious story.

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The Society does not yet have a premiere date.

Source: Coming Soon



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Spider-Man: Far From Home First Teaser Poster Spotted At Licensing Expo

Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home gets a teaser poster as the promotional image is spotted at the Brand Licensing Europe 2018 event in London. Thanks to a deal between Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. Since then, Holland’s wall-crawling superhero has headlined his own movie in Spider-Man: Homecoming and teamed up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in Avengers: Infinity War. Next, Spidey will return for Avengers 4, then the beloved Marvel hero will kick off Phase 4 of the MCU with Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Despite Peter Parker becoming the victim of Thanos’ snap as part of Infinity War’s cliffhanger ending, we know the web-head will return somehow – whether that means Avengers 4 will use time travel, though, remains to be seen. Holland and stars of Homecoming returned to work this summer as Spider-Man: Far From Home has been filming across Europe. Set photos from the Spider-Man sequel have offered looks at MCU characters joining the Sony movie, including Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill. Now, a promo poster for Spider-Man: Far From Home has also surfaced.

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Instagram user Dirtees posted a group of photos from the floor of the Brand Licensing Europe 2018 expo in London, United Kingdom this week. The fourth photo in the post (which can be located by clicking through the series of photos below) features a hanging promotion image for Spider-Man: Far From Home. It appears to be an image of Spider-Man from Homecoming that was repurposed with the Spider-Man: Far From Home movie logo. Take a look at the image below.

Of course, Sony can use images of Spider-Man from Homecoming for the Far From Home posters because Peter Parker is expected to be wearing the same superhero suit. Previously, Holland confirmed Spider-Man will wear the Homecoming suit in the sequel, despite upgrading to the Iron-Spider suit for Infinity War. However, based on Far From Home set photos, Spider-Man will also don a stealth suit that’s all black. Fans have theorized this suit is inspired by Spider-Man Noir, but how exactly Spidey gets the black suit for Far From Home remains to be seen. All we know for now is that Peter Parker will trade in his red and blue costume for something more covert (or, perhaps it’s a separate mode built into the old suit by Tony Stark).

Unfortunately, this Spider-Man: Far From Home promotional poster doesn’t reveal anything new from the movie – neither in terms of the web-head’s suit nor otherwise. That said, with Far From Home set to hit theaters in July 2019, we aren’t too far off from Sony kicking off marketing for the Spider-Man sequel. While there are two MCU movies due in theaters before Far From HomeCaptain Marvel and Avengers 4 – their close release dates mean the marketing pushes for each film will inevitably overlap. Plus, given how secretive Marvel Studios has been with Avengers 4, it’s entirely possible we’ll see some official artwork for Spider-Man: Far From Home even before the Phase 3 capper releases a trailer. For now, fans will have to wait and see – and make due with Holland’s occasional social media reveals and the Spider-Man: Far From Home set photos.

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2018-10-10 02:10:45 – Molly Freeman

10 Most Powerful Weapons In Fortnite (And 10 That Are Completely Worthless)

The multi-platform game Fortnite has taken the world by storm. Upon its release in 2017, it quickly became the most popular game across the masses. The game is free to play, though additional “skins” can be purchased, using the game’s currency “V-bucks,” which of course, must be purchased using real money. The weapons in the game, however, are 100% free.

Fortnite boasts a vast number of weapons that can all be found throughout the game’s various locations. Players can search chests and vending machines, inside of which loot can be found. Amongst this loot, players will find weapons, healing jugs, and other items. The contents of loot chests are a surprise each time. The location of these chests are fixed, however, and only a certain number will appear at a time.

There is yet another way to acquire items, however, which will cause other players to growl in frustration. In the game , players battle against each other, and the victor can gain all of the loot from those they defeat. Loot only lasts for that existing game, as each player starts over at zero after each match. Players also keep their eyes out for floor loot, llamas, and supply drops. The llamas look like a pinata from a birthday party. Destroying these will also produce various sought-after items. Supply drops contain a large amount of loot, and float in via a hot air balloon box.

While some loot chests include powerful items and weapons, others should be ignored, as they might contain some of these utterly useless weapons.

Here’s a list of the 10 Most Powerful Weapons In Fortnite (And 10 That Are Worthless).

21 Powerful: SCAR (Legendary)

Most Fortnite players know this Legendary Assault Rifle as SCAR and are eager to obtain it. SCAR stands for Special Combat Assault Rifle. This variant of the assault rifle packs a punch, as it rakes out 198 damage per second and has a 30-round magazine. It is the perfect weapon for medium range battles.

This assault rifle has great precision and can fire 5.5 rounds per second. Because of this, it is the main choice for every player’s arsenal.

This favorite weapon can be found in vending machines, floor loot, chests, and supply drops. Players have a 30.8% chance of getting it in a supply drop. It is based on the Belgian assault/battle rifle Fabrique Nationale SCAR, which was introduced in 2009.

20 Worthless: Guided Missile (Epic)

The guided missile was vaulted in season 3 following complaints of being too overpowered. However, it was re-released in the season 5.10 update with some changes. These alterations included reduced movement skill, reduced turn radius, and reduced damage. Using it makes players vulnerable to attacks from opponents, as you must be out in the open to fire it.

It delivers 74 damage to health and 400 damage to structures. We’re not saying that this weapon doesn’t get the job done, it just isn’t amongst the best weapons. The Epic Guided Missile is fun to use to destroy structures but that’s about it, as it is a risky weapon to use. Guided missiles can be found in chests and supply drops.

19 Powerful: Heavy Shotgun (Legendary)

The Legendary Heavy Shotgun is a heavier version of the Tactical Shotgun. It also has a longer range and an increased firing rate, with its overall damage per second being 77. With a higher range, it is great for mid to late gameplay when players are moving away from close-quarter contact. If you come across a Legendary Heavy Shotgun, you should definitely pick it up, as its powerful punch can help lead to victory.

This shotgun has a slight resemblance to the Franchi SPAS-12, which is an Italian manufactured shotgun. The Legendary Heavy Shotgun can be found in chests and supply drops. Players have a 50% chance of finding it in supply drops and only a 12.4% chance of finding it in chests.

18 Worthless: Pistol

This small firearm has two variants: Common and Uncommon. Most players will pass up this gun when they come across it or replace it quickly with something stronger. The damage it delivers is not the greatest, with 23-24 health and 23-24 structural damage. It does, however, have a 16-round magazine and a firing rate of 6.75 per second.

In close combat, it will get the job done, but be careful if you decide to go up against an opponent with a shotgun.

Using this firearm over long distances is a bad idea and a waste of time.  Starting out the match with this weapon gives players at least some fighting ability. Pistols are only found in floor loot.

17 Powerful: Compact SMG (Legendary)

While there are multiple versions of submachine guns in Fortnite, the Legendary Compact Submachine Gun delivers the most damage to structures and opponents at 22 and 21, respectively. It has a fire rate of 10 rounds per second and a magazine size of 40, with a reload time of 2.97 seconds. It also boasts 210 damage per second.

The Legendary Compact Submachine Gun is definitely a weapon that players want in their arsenal, so be sure not to pass it up. This Fortnite weapon was inspired by the FN P90, a Belgium made submachine gun that was created in 1990. It can be found in chests, floor loot, and supply drops.

16 Worthless: Scoped Assault Rifle

The Scoped Assault Rifle in Fortnite has two different variations: Rare and Epic. This weapon delivers a mere 23-24 health damage and 25-26 structural damage, respectively. One good thing that the Scoped Assault Rifle has going for it, though, is its pinpoint accuracy, which makes it easier to use than some other weapons.

The rifle has a 3.5 round per-second firing rate. We’re not saying that this rifle is not worth picking up, but it should be replaced by a more powerful weapon the first chance you get. It can be found in chests, floor loot, and supply drops. This Fortnite weapon is loosely inspired by the AK-12, H&K 416, and the H&K G36C, combining an assault rifle with a sniper rifle.

15 Powerful: Grenade Launcher (Legendary)

The Legendary Grenade Launcher is the perfect choice for destroying structures, as it has a whopping 410 damage. It fires rockets from its 6 round magazine and has a reload time of 2.17 seconds. Damage to opponents is 110. This weapon is great to use against another players’ structures, which can lead to their elimination if they happen to be located nearby.

To use it efficiently, players must aim higher than their target to compensate for the arc trajectory.

Players should also avoid using in small areas, as the grenades can bounce back off of a surface before exploding. This weapon is inspired by the Mikor MGL that originated in South Africa in 1981. It can be found in chests and supply drops.

14 Worthless: Burst Assault Rifle (Common)

The Burst Assault Rifle has five different variations: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. The Common Burst Assault Rifle deals out 27 health damage and 81 structural damage. It does have a 30-round magazine with a 1.75 rounds per second firing rate, however.

Bullets are fired in bursts of 3 at a time. The rifle has a 2.9 second reload time. The Burst Assault Rifle is best used in medium range combat. It’s better to avoid using this rifle against far opponents, as it is not very effective. It can be found in chests, and floor loot.  The legendary version of this rifle can also be found in supply drops, as well as in chests and floor loot.

13 Powerful: Heavy Sniper (Legendary)

Delivering 51.81 damage per second to health and 1100 to structures, the Legendary Heavy Sniper Rifle is a devastating weapon. The only downside is the long reload time, as it takes 4.05 seconds each time. Compared to other sniper rifles in the game, it has less of a bullet drop. So it’s important to take this into account when aiming at targets.

Its long range ability makes it the perfect weapon to use against unsuspecting opponents at far distances. With the Legendary Heavy Sniper, players should find a location with a great vantage point like a tower. However, be sure to have good cover, since reloading takes a while. This weapon closely resembles the Barrett M82 Anti-Material Rifle, which was standardized by the U.S. military as the M107. It can be found in floor loot, chests, supply drops, and vending machines.

12 Worthless: Minigun

The Minigun may look like a firearm that packs a punch, but looks can be deceiving. The Minigun has two variations: Epic and Legendary. However, it the gun is often overlooked since it lacks power. Its health damage comes in at 18-19, while its structural damage is 32-33. It has a high fire rate at 12-rounds per second, which makes it good for destroying structures. Upon pulling the trigger of this machine gun, there is a short delay before it begins to fire.

This delay can be dangerous, however, especially if you’re facing off against opponents whose weapons aren’t as delayed.

Because of this, it’s better to replace it with a more powerful weapon the first chance you get. The Minigun can be found in chests and supply drops.

11  6. Powerful: RPG (Legendary)

This explosive weapon deals out a devastating amount of damage. It can deal out 413 damage to structures and 121 to opponents. The Legendary RPG also has a very large range, which makes it a great choice for taking out bases.

Surprisingly, players can also ride on the rockets and some have even used them to cross the entire map. In order to do this, multiple rockets must be fired for the continuous ride. This, however, is not the easiest thing to do. The Legendary RPG can be found in chests and supply drops. The real-life inspiration for this Fortnite weapon is the RPG-7. RPG is commonly known to stand for Rocket-Propelled Grenade.

10 Worthless: Dual Pistols

The Dual Pistols comes in two variations: Rare and Epic. Considered a step above the Pistol, the Dual Pistols is considered as a 2 round burst weapon. Players should make sure that they take time to aim when using the Dual Pistols, however, as this isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

The Dual Pistols deliver a health damage of 41 for the Rare variation and 43 for the Epic variation. Because of this, it is one of the most powerful pistols. However, it doesn’t stand up against many other weapons. Like other pistols, if this is the only weapon available, you should definitely pick it up, as it will deliver more damage than the pickaxe. The Dual Pistols can be found in chests and floor loot, though players are most likely to find it in chests.

9 Powerful: Double Barrel Shotgun (Legendary)

This Fortnite weapon comes as both Epic and Legendary variants. However, the Legendary version is much better. The Legendary Double Barrel Shotgun is great for close range battle, as it delivers 228 damage per second to health and 90 to structures.

Though it is not ideal for long range use, it packs a punch in close quarters. 

If opponents put some distance between themselves and the business end of this shotgun, it will yield very little damage. It is, however, capable of delivering two shots rapidly. The Legendary Double Barrel Shotgun is sure to take down any enemies who are unlucky enough to come face-to-face against it. The Legendary Double Barrel Shotgun can be found in chests, floor loot, and supply drops.

8 Worthless: Stink Bomb

This nose hair-burning explosive releases a stinky gas cloud upon detonation. The gas appears as a yellow cloud and lasts about nine seconds. The Stink Bomb deals out 5 health damage every half-second and it can even bypass shields. Players that throw this unpleasant explosive must be careful, though, as they can also take damage from it. Teammates, however, will not suffer any damage from the Stink Bomb.

The Stink Bomb resembles real-life mustard gas or tear gas. It can be found in chests, floor loot, supply drops, and llamas. Though it can be dangerous, the Stink Bomb isn’t as threatening as many players assume. Because of this, it should be replaced as soon as players find a more powerful weapon.

7 Powerful: Damage Trap

Unlike other items on this list, the Damage Trap is a trap, and therefore is not a firearm. The Damage Trap can be placed on any surface that accepts traps. Players are able to place it on ceilings, floors, and even walls. It delivers 150 of damage to players’ health.

The Damage Trap is typically set and then left for unsuspecting and unfortunate players to come across. However, it can also be used by placing it down after trapping a player, so that they have no way to avoid it. Fortnite has had other traps in the past, but most of those have been vaulted. This uncommon weapon can be found in floor loot and supply llamas.

6 Worthless: Hand Cannon

Another pistol to make our list is the Hand Cannon, which has two variations: Epic and Legendary. While it can be useful against medium and long range targets, it is difficult to use in close range combat.

It also has a low fire rate of 0.8 rounds per second and, unfortunately, it isn’t very accurate.

However, if a player is lucky enough to land a shot on their target at close range, it will most likely get the job done. While it does deal out 60-62.4 health damage and 79-83 structural damage, it’s definitely worth replacing with a more powerful weapon later in the game. The Hand Cannon can be found in chests and floor loot.

5 Powerful: Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle (Legendary)

The Legendary Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle packs a heavy punch with its 15-round magazine. It has a 2.07 second reload time, which could be worse. It can also deliver 66.6 damage per second.

With the thermal scope, players have the ability to see chests, supply drops, llamas, and even enemy heat signatures. This makes the Legendary Thermal Scoped Assault Rifle a great scouting tool. Players would be crazy to pass this up if they came across it. Even without its thermal abilities, it is still a great weapon to have in any arsenal. It can be found in chests, supply drops, and floor loot. However, players have the highest chance at finding this weapon in a supply drop. It was inspired by an AR15 assault rifle.

4 Worthless: Tactical Shotgun

Fortnite has three variations of the Tactical Shotgun: Common, Uncommon, and Rare. The Common version has the worst reload time of the three at 6.3 seconds. It delivers only 67 health damage and 50 structural damage.

In close quarters, it can be useful to suppress an enemy. However, it does not have the quickest of fire rates, with its rate stuck at 1.5 rounds per second. Out of all of the shotguns available in the game, the Tactical deals out the least amount of damage. However, it is better than some of the other weapons at close range, like the pistol or suppressed pistol. The Tactical Shotgun can be found primarily in floor loot.

3 Powerful: Heavy Sniper Rifle (Epic)

A tier down from its Legendary counterpart, the Epic Heavy Sniper Rifle deals 150 damage to health and 1050 damage to structures. Its reload time is a little long at 4.275 seconds, but it makes up for it in destruction.

Released during August 15th’s update, the Epic Heavy Sniper Rifle quickly became a fan-favorite with players who quickly began to experiment with the best situations for its use. Many players choose to carry two of these at once so that they can quickly switch between the two to deliver the most damage. While it may not have a quick fire rate at 0.33 rounds per second, it makes up for it in damage. It can be found in chests, floor loot, and supply drops. Like the Legendary version, it resembles the real-life Barrett M82.

2 Worthless: Submachine Gun

Fortnite offers three variations of a Submachine Gun: Common, Uncommon, and Rare. However, none of these are very powerful weapons. Both the health and structural damage of the three different types ranges from 17-19.  It does have a fire rate of 12 rounds per second, though, making it good for close to medium range combat.

Its magazine has a capacity of 30 rounds, which makes up for the low amount of damage that it deals out. It can get the job done, but overall, it is less powerful than a large number of the weapons offered in the game. It may look awesome, but it is definitely lacking. The Submachine Guns can be found in chests, floor loot, and sometimes in supply drops.

1 BONUS: Quad Launcher (Coming Soon)

According to an in-game notification, this long-awaited weapon will be making its debut in Fortnite very soon. In the notification, this weapon is said to “quickly fire up to 4 rockets to blanket an area with explosive damage.”

The Quad Launcher is a shoulder mounted rocket launcher and it is already building up a reputation, as many fans are excited for its introduction into the game. Players will have to wait to find out exactly how much health and structure damage this new weapon will deliver, though, as many details are still unknown. One thing is for sure, though: this anticipated rocket launcher will definitely be something to write home about.

Are there any other powerful or worthless Fortnite weapons that we missed? Let us know in the comments!



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2018-10-10 02:10:05 – Karis James

James Gunn Is A Better Fit For Suicide Squad Than Guardians of the Galaxy

Controversial writer and director James Gunn is perfectly suited for Suicide Squad 2; in fact, it’s a far better fit for him than Guardians of the Galaxy ever was. Gunn certainly has form transforming a band of misfits into a superhero family/team, and Suicide Squad 2 should give him the ideal opportunity to demonstrate his skills yet again, although the story goes a little deeper than that.

Gunn’s career with Disney came to a shocking end back in July, when some of his old social media posts went viral. Gunn had fancied himself as something of a provocateur prior to working for Disney, and these posts included off-key jokes on everything from rape to pedophilia. Disney responded by swiftly firing him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Within a month, there were reports that Gunn had been approached by Disney’s rival Warner Bros. potentially with the option of producing a DC superhero movie.

Related: Why Rehiring James Gunn Was Harder For Disney Than Fans Realize

DC Films has expressed interest in Gunn before. Back in 2016, he admitted that he’d “had opportunities to make DC films,” but had turned them down; he reeled off a list of heroes he’d quite enjoy tackling, ranging from Swamp Thing to Jonah Hex, from the Metal Men to Shazam. Now, though, there have been reports that Gunn is on board to write, and possibly even direct, Suicide Squad 2.

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Why James Gunn Is Perfect For Suicide Squad 2

It’s not hard to see what Warner Bros. want James Gunn on board. He’s a writer and director with a proven history of turning even the most unlikely franchises into box office hits. Back when Marvel Studios announced the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, everybody assumed this would be their first misstep; the Guardians had a low profile even among comic book fans, and their members including a walking tree and a talking raccoon. A series of tremendously effective trailers immediately changed that, and the movie grossed $773 million worldwide. Not bad for a bunch of “a**-holes.

Ironically, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad suffered as a result of Guardians of the Galaxy‘s success. Warner Bros. attempted to make their dark movie fit Gunn’s tone, with the trailers showing a strong Guardians of the Galaxy vibe. Viewers responded well to the trailers, and as a result there are reports Warner Bros. lost faith in Ayer’s approach, attempting to make the franchise as Guardians-like as possible. The result was a strange hybrid of a finished production, critically panned, which nevertheless managed to gross $747 million worldwide off the back of its strong marketing campaign. A sequel was always on the cards, but nobody was quite sure who could make it work. So why not bring in the man who made Guardians of the Galaxy work in the first place?

Suicide Squad 2 Matches James Gunn’s Earlier Movies

It’s important not to assume Suicide Squad 2 would just be a rehash of Guardians of the Galaxy, though. In truth, the comic book franchise is tonally similar to some of Gunn’s earlier works, most notably Super. This was a black comedy-drama centered around the character of Frank Darbo, a cook who took up the identity of the “Crimson Bolt” in order to rescue his wife from a drug dealer. Although critics weren’t impressed by the movie, it built a strong fanbase and put Gunn on Disney’s radar. Super rejoices in its confusing characters, who are filled to the brim with flaws and conflicting character traits – and gore ready to be spilled. Frank, for example, was a religious pacifist who made the world a better place through merciless violence. It was only after he began hearing warped messages “from God” that he began to understand the real world at all.

Related: Disney’s Decision On James Gunn Will Define The MCU

This is just the kind of crazy, conflicted approach that would work so well for Suicide Squad 2. After all, this is a team who are defined by their contradiction. They’re a group of super-villains who are forced to save the world; they deeply resent the fact they’re being forced to work together, and yet somehow consider one another a family. The best Suicide Squad stories are a blend of light and dark, tinged with anger and joy, betrayal and redemption.

And the characters in Suicide Squad are so very three-dimensional. Take Harley Quinn; although it didn’t quite make it through to David Ayer’s film, at heart she’s an abuse victim who’s struggling to find herself, and the relationship between Harley and the Joker is most definitely not intended to be some sort of “relationship goal“. Killer Croc is a brutal murderer who eats his foes, and yet develops such a fondness for his team-mates that he becomes dangerously protective of them. Boomerang wants to live a life of crime, and yet vaguely enjoys the idea he’s achieving something when he saves the world. These “villains” are three-dimensional in a way few superheroes are, with aspects of their own natures in direct conflict, pulling them this way and that. They’re every bit as mercurial and inconsistent as real people. And they’re just the kind of characters James Gunn has a form for developing, back in his pre-Guardians of the Galaxy days.

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James Gunn Made Great Guardians of the Galaxy Movies – But He Changed Them To Do So

The truth is that, although James Gunn made tremendous Guardians of the Galaxy movies, he did so by taking major liberties with the comic canon. Gunn took the most basic concept underlying the franchise, and then made his own version of it. Gunn’s genius was that he saw the potential, he realized why it wouldn’t connect with audiences, and then he made it work. Even the tone and style of the Guardians movies was nothing like the original comics, which had typically gone for cosmic melodrama rather than ’80s nostalgia.

Characters, too, were completely rewritten in order to become the versions Gunn needed. Take Peter Quill as the classic example. Steve Englehart created the character back in 1976, and he described the original Star-Lord as “an unpleasant, introverted jerk.” Englehart planned to develop him into the most cosmic hero ever, but left Marvel before he’d even begun that character arc. As a result, the comic book version remained in that pattern, although he gradually transformed into a leader. James Gunn looked at the comic character, and decided to completely rework him. Star-Lord remained something of a jerk, but he was much more charismatic and extroverted; a revised origin explained that he was a child who’d run away from home after his mother’s death, and had never really grown up as a result. It made Quill a deeply empathetic character, viewed with affection in spite of his many flaws.

Related: Avengers Fans Are Being Too Hard On Star-Lord

Comic book readers traditionally complain when movies diverge from the comic book canon they grew up reading. In the case of Guardians of the Galaxy, though, James Gunn made his changes work so well that precious few objected. Marvel Comics, inspired by the surprise box office success of a previously-third-tier superhero franchise, quickly redesigned their own characters to align with Gunn’s versions. In the case of Peter Quill, they even retconned some of his previous appearances to say they’d taken place in another reality. Gunn won’t need to go the same lengths to make Suicide Squad 2 his own. As we’ve already pointed out, the characters are tailor-made for Gunn’s kind of character-work, and the themes and concepts that run through the comics fit perfectly with the kind of ideas he likes to work with.

Meanwhile, Gunn’s looser approach to canon and continuity will flourish in the DCEU. Although most viewers hadn’t picked up on it, Gunn’s maverick attitude towards continuity was never perfectly suited to the tighter, more intensely-scrutinized MCU; occasionally there were signs Gunn felt the pressure of it, and indeed rebelled against it. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 rendered a tie-in comic non-canon, for example, and Gunn admitted he contemplated breaking his own personal canon for the third film. “Marvel Canon – MCU – is crazy,” Gunn admitted. “I have a really good storytelling reason for breaking the canon, and I stayed up last night figuring out if I’m gonna do it or not. I still don’t know.” Given the complexity of the MCU and the degree to which fans take note of every detail, sooner or later that would have caused problems. Warner Bros., however, won’t particularly care; their view of continuity is very much that it should serve the director. That will give Gunn all the flexibility he needs to tell the best stories he can.

The latest reports confirm that James Gunn is on board as the writer of Suicide Squad 2, and he should breathe new life into the project. It remains to be seen whether or not Gunn will go on to become director as well; if he does, then he’d definitely be an effective choice, and the film would surely be guaranteed a success.

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2018-10-09 03:10:13 – Thomas Bacon