Oscar Isaac Debunks Batman Casting Rumors, But Is Open To The Role

Oscar Isaac debunks rumors he’s up to star in The Batman from director Matt Reeves, but says he’d like to be considered for the role. A solo Batman movie set in the continuity of Warner Bros. and DC Films’ unofficially titled DC Extended Universe has been in the cards since Ben Affleck signed on the play Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. At that time, it was expected Affleck would write, direct and star in the Batman movie, but plans have since changed. First, Affleck exited as writer and director, paving the way for Matt Reeves to direct The Batman.

Then, the project was plagued by rumors that Affleck would leave the Batman role and Reeves was developing a prequel Batman film. However, the actor, studio and director maintained Affleck’s involvement up until recently. In January, Warner Bros. set The Batman for a 2021 release date and Affleck officially confirmed his exit as Batman. Over the past year, even before Affleck officially stepped away from the role, there have been reports and speculation about who his replacement could be. Armie Hammer and Robert Pattinson are some of the actors more recently linked to The Batman, but going as far back as last summer, Oscar Isaac was tied to a potential Batman movie role. Now the actor has responded to those rumors.

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Speaking to Metro about his recent Netflix film, Triple Frontier (in which he co-stars with Affleck), Isaac was asked about the Batman movie rumors. Specifically, it was reported in August 2018 that Isaac had met with Warner Bros. about a role in Reeves’ The Batman. When asked if he’s the new Batman, Isaac said:

No. I have only read it online like everyone else. I haven’t had any conversations about Batman, unfortunately, but I am sure it is going to be great. Matt Reeves is such a great director. Yeah, he can get my number.

Since Isaac reveals he hasn’t met with Warner Bros. about Batman, it appears those previous reports weren’t true – at least, not entirely. It’s since been confirmed Isaac will co-star in Dune, Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel. That movie is being produced by Legendary Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros., so it’s possible the meeting Isaac had last year was for Dune, not The Batman. Nevertheless, Isaac isn’t currently in consideration for the role of Bruce Wayne in Reeves’ The Batman, that much seems certain.

Of course, Isaac does appear to be game to join the superhero blockbuster. The actor has some experience with superhero roles, having played En Sabah Nur in X-Men: Apocalypse – though he’s since called his experience working on the movie “excruciating” due to the costume and makeup for Apocalypse. Further, Isaac had a small role in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse that paves the way for a bigger part in the sequel. Still, it seems Isaac is also willing to portray a DC movie role and would like to play Batman.

Whether that happens, and whether Isaac is even considered for the role, remains to be seen. If Reeves is looking for a younger star for The Batman, Isaac may not be the right fit. Though he’s six years younger than Affleck, that may not be enough for what Reeves has envisioned. That said, since we don’t know what exactly Reeves and Warner Bros. are looking for, it’s difficult to rule out Isaac entirely. For now, fans will have to wait and see who winds up starring in The Batman.

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Source: Metro

2019-03-20 02:03:52

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8 Actors Besides Oscar Isaac That Would Make A Great Lead Solid Snake

While fans of the Metal Gear Solid games by Hideo Kojima have been pining for a proper movie adaptation for years now, Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts seems to finally be getting a chance to bring Snake and any number of characters to the big screen. But with a property like Metal Gear Solid, an adaptation was never going to be so easy. Will they decide to bring back Naked Snake (who you may remember from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater), Big Boss (MGS 5: Phantom Limb), or Solid Snake from the original games? Maybe all three? From what little we’ve heard about the film so far, it sounds like it may span across multiple generations and deviate from a typical story structure. Regardless of what happens, let’s hope they can cast the lead actor who can take on the tough role.

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8 Andrew Lincoln

While fans of The Walking Dead have known for years the caliber of performance that Andrew Lincoln can put on as a man trying to bring about order in a world on the brink of collapse, we haven’t seen much else from him since his time at AMC. Casting Lincoln in the role of Snake would give the actor a chance to show a wider audience exactly what he’s capable of. There are definitely some similarities between Lincoln’s character on The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes, and Snake that could help to bring an authenticity to the role that Lincoln has spent years working on.

7 Chris Evans

Chris Evans is another actor that has had years of practice playing the soldier fighting to stop to end of the world. But with his contract with Marvel coming to a close, he’s sure to be on the hunt for new and exciting projects. If you’re at all familiar with Chris Evans’ work, then you know he’s peppered all throughout the cinematic adaptations of geek culture. From Scott Pilgrim to Captain America himself, it almost makes too much sense that he’d hop into the role of another famous icon in geek culture. Who knows what we’ll see Evans in next, but whatever it is, you can bet it won’t be too long before he jumps back into the geek landscape.

6 Diego Luna

This one is a bit of a long shot, but should the filmmakers be looking to add some diversity to the role, Deigo Luna would make a perfect fit. From his recent roles in Star War: Rogue One & Narcos, it’s pretty clear to see that Luna is capable of portraying the tough soldier endlessly fighting the good (or bad) fight. While Luna is not as physically imposing as some of the other actors of this list, he could bring a complexity to the character that would accentuate Snake’s analytical and tactical skills rather than focusing exclusively on his CQC prowess. We know that Luna has the acting chops to lead (or possibly co-lead) a franchise of films based on the Metal Gear Solid game series, the only real question is who would be cast as the Otacon to his Snake.

5 Dylan O’Brien

While Dylan O’Brien is definitely the youngest actor on our list, he’s certainly got the experience to back a claim to a potentially highly physical role like that of Snake. While some of O’Brien’s recent films like the Maze Runner trilogy and American Assassin weren’t terribly well-received by critics, they gave the young actor the opportunity to highlight and develop his skills for playing roles demanding of such astonishing physicality, which we can assume the role of Snake will be as well.

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We’ve already watched as O’Brien led one franchise through to its conclusion, and another bonus of hiring an actor so young is being able to illustrate Snake’s growth throughout a series of films. There’s certainly plenty of Hideo Kojima’s story to tell.

4 Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal has had the type of career where he’s been able to play just about any role. From a traumatized marine sniper to a time-traveling schizophrenic high schooler, and even a supervillain. It’s tough to imagine a role that Gyllenhaal couldn’t pick up. He’s definitely got the range to play a complicated and long-lasting role like that of Snake, but with casting still up in the air, it’s hard to say who exactly they’ll be looking at for the iconic role. Regardless of who director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Hideo Kojima (a close friend of Vogt-Roberts) are looking at for the role, Gyllenhaal is certainly the caliber of actor that could really bring the role (and possibly the franchise) to life.

3 Hugh Jackman

While Hugh Jackman has given up on the role of Logan due to the excessive physical demands of the role, there’s not much stopping him from taking on the role of a character like Big Boss and portraying the character much later in his mercenary career. Big Boss, as we see all throughout Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, is no stranger to the phrase “if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself”. As we see, however, he’s not as agile and quick as he used to be. The years have noticeably taken their toll on the aging soldier. Something we’ve seen Jackman pull off to near perfection.

2 Christain Bale

Okay, this one is mostly wish-fulfillment. We know beyond any shadow of a doubt that Christain Bale can pretty much carry just about any film he’s a part of. The dedication to his craft absolutely bleeds through every single role he disappears into. Few other actors could likely bring the role of Snake to life in the form or fashion that Bale could.

RELATED: Metal Gear Solid Movie Will Embrace The Weird and Supernatural

While Vogt-Jordan has released some concept art with an eerily Bale-esque Snake hidden behind the wreckage of a car, he made certain to remind fans that casting was still up in the air and the concept art should in no way be taken as a casting announcement. We can dream though, right?

1 Mads Mikkelsen

If his role in Death Stranding is any indication of his relationship with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, then we can assume that Mads Mikkelsen must be on the shortlist for actors being considered to take on the role of Big Boss. Vogt-Roberts has already hinted that he would like the film to contain multiple generations of a story so that he can better illustrate the cycle of violence perpetrated throughout time. If you’re still not convinced that Mikkelson deserves the role, then I’ll simply refer you to the later portion of Netflix’s Polar adaptation (minor spoilers), after his character, The Black Kaiser, gets his eyepatch. If that’s not Big Boss himself, in the flesh, then I don’t know who is.

NEXT: 15 Crazy Things Fans Don’t Know About Metal Gear Solid

2019-03-16 03:03:02

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Mister Rogers Doc Voted Biggest Oscar Snub In Fandango Survey

Fred Rogers in Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is voted the biggest snub of the 2019 Oscars in a new Fandango survey. Released theatrically over the summer, the film explored the lasting legacy and impact of the storied television program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood hosted by the beloved Fred Rogers. It received widespread praise from critics, with many considering it the perfect antidote to today’s divided times. The documentary’s underlying messages and themes of love and togetherness made it an instant favorite amongst viewers.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? unsurprisingly found success on the awards circuit, picking up nominations and wins from organizations like the National Board of Review, Producers Guild, and Directors Guild. It seemed like a shoo-in for an Oscar nod as well, but when the Academy unveiled their choices earlier today, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? was nowhere to be seen. It was one of many shocking snubs of the morning, but it’s the one that most troubled Fandango voters.

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Today, Fandango released the results of a new survey that tackled the biggest snubs and most pleasant surprises of the Oscar nominations. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? was voted the most shocking snub, ahead of Bradley Cooper’s miss for Best Director and Crazy Rich Asians being shut out. On the more positive side of the spectrum, Black Panther’s groundbreaking Best Picture nomination was the happiest surprise, leading Sam Elliott’s Best Supporting Actor nod for A Star is Born and Willem Dafoe’s Best Actor nomination for At Eternity’s Gate.

While the five documentaries that did score nods in the Best Documentary Feature category are certainly deserving of their accolades, it was nevertheless surprising to see Won’t You Be My Neighbor? miss out. It achieved a great deal of box office success during its run ($22.8 million domestic; 12th highest all-time for a documentary) and near-universal acclaim. Plus, victories in the Oscar precursors are typically good harbingers of things to come. Two of the previous three PGA winners for Best Documentary also took home the Oscar, so film buffs would be forgiven if they had Won’t You Be My Neighbor? penciled in as the Academy favorite. But despite Focus Features’ best efforts, the campaign didn’t yield the desired results.

Perhaps the story of Fred Rogers will find better luck at the Oscars next year via traditional biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which stars Tom Hanks as Rogers. The film has a good deal of pedigree behind it, seeing that it’s helmed by Can You Ever Forgive Me? director Marielle Heller (herself a noteworthy snub this year) and sports a talented ensemble. Even if it doesn’t, that movie should make a nice companion piece to Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and honor the work done by Rogers.

More: Oscar 2019 Best Picture Nominees Ranked Worst to Best

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Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscar Host

Kevin Hart will no longer be hosting the Oscars ceremony on February 24, 2019. The rising comedian had just announced that he would be hosting the Oscars a few days ago, but that no longer seems to be the case.

Hart started his acting career in 2001 with the TV movie North Hollywood starring Jason Segel, Amy Poehler, and January Jones. The comedian went on to perform in many stand-up comedy sessions before moving on to bigger films like Ride Along, Central Intelligence, and the massive Hollywood blockbuster Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The actor has even hosted Saturday Night Live three times, when it is often considered an honor for an actor to even host the comedy show once. Needless to say, Hart is a popular figure in Hollywood, which is likely why he was chosen to host the Oscars. That being said, it looks like ABC will need to find a new host for the upcoming awards ceremony.

Related: What Black Panther Needs To Do To Win An Oscar

First revealed by THR, Hart is stepping down from hosting the 91st Academy Awards after several anti-gay and homophobic tweets began surfacing. Hart had initially seemed thrilled to host the Awards ceremony but tweeted Thursday evening that he would no longer be apart of the Oscars in 2019. The Academy had apparently told him that he could either apologize for his old tweets or step down from hosting the ceremony. Hart has since done both, but it seems that initially, he turned down the opportunity to just apologize by saying, “I passed. The reason I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. This is not the first time this has come up. Regardless, to the Academy, I’m thankful for the opportunity, if it goes away, no harm, no foul”. Since the news of him stepping down is still fairly recent, the Academy has yet to comment about the recent turn of events, but a few of Hart’s apologetic tweets can be read below.

While the news about Hart is already making headlines, this won’t be the first time the Oscars have been involved with a controversy this year. In August, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added a Popular Film category, which would allow more mainstream movies to win awards. The Academy saw a lot of backlash from this move, with many people seeing this as an insult to mainstream movies. That being said, the Academy has since decided to remove the Popular Film category from the Oscars ceremony and plan to revisit it again at a later time.

While many people enjoy Hart’s work, it is probably for the best that Hart has distanced himself from the Oscars. Even though Hart’s homophobic tweets date back to 2011 and he claims to have changed as a person since then, many people would criticize the Oscars if they kept him on as a host. For many people, it wouldn’t feel right to have Hart host the ceremony, since many actors such as Rami Malek and Emma Stone potentially could be winning awards this year for portraying LGBTQ figures. The Academy still has time to replace Hart, but it likely won’t be an easy task given that the Oscars are only a few months away.

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Oscar-winning Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci dead at 77

Italian film-maker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with “The Last Emperor” and whose erotic drama “Last Tango in Paris” enthralled and shocked the world, died Monday. He was 77.

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20 DC Characters Who Can Be In James Gunn’s Suicide Squad (And Who Should Play Them)

James Gunn may be off the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 project after being fired by Disney for some controversial tweets surfaced from long ago, but not only has he apologized and insisted that he’s a much different person than he was at that period in his life; he’s reportedly also getting another stab at creating a comic adaptation with the next Suicide Squad film.

While Marvel fans mourn the loss of the man behind some of the best movies in the MCU, it’s quite possible that Gunn will give the DC universe the boost it desperately needs to really compete with Marvel.

While we’ll have to wait and see what the actual film brings to the party, we have plenty of time to speculate about what its plot might be, what kind of tone to expect and above all, which characters might be included and who might be cast in those roles. While many of us are hoping to see some members of the Squad from the first film return, we’re also crossing our fingers, wishing for a chance to meet more members who weren’t included in the first movie. There’s really an endless amount of speculation to enjoy here and many fans have already photoshopped their choices for the best portrayals of characters audiences have loved for decades.

Casting for these iconic personalities won’t be an easy task, but here are 20 DC Characters Who Can Be In James Gunn’s Suicide Squad (And Who Should Play Them).

20 Christina Ricci As Harley Quinn

Let’s be honest: Margot Robbie is a sure-in for Harley Quinn at this point. The star surprised many fans while proving others right with her incredible performance as the psychiatrist turned psychopath. Ensuring that Quinn not only shone as the premiere talent in a film with its problems, but that she would endure for her own film afterward, Robbie is a fan favorite, through and through.

We could definitely see this version of Harley in a Gunn movie.

If for some reason Robbie had to back out of the project, as much as it would pain fans, some have taken to casting other ideas for actresses who could play Harleen Quinzel. Artist D3SIGNMILTIA’s piece depicts an interesting version of the character that might work well with Christina Ricci.

19 Joaquin Phoenix As The Joker

We’ve seen so many incarnations of The Joker over the years that it’s getting more and more difficult to choose the perfect person to play an updated version of Batman’s most notorious foe. Whether or not he’ll be in the next Suicide Squad film is unclear. Who can measure up to Jack Nicholson’s chilling Joker and Heath Ledger’s perfect monster?

Joaquin Phoenix, currently starring in Todd Phillips’ solo Joker, is certainly one candidate. Phoenix, who’s also utilized some unorthodox acting methods in the past, might give us a bit more grave swagger as the criminal mastermind. His ongoing presence in the DCEU will likely depend on the success of Joker, due out in October 2019.

18 Neil Patrick Harris As The Riddler

Everyone’s favorite child doctor has grown up to become a much beloved singer, showman, and nemesis of the Baudelaire children. Neil Patrick Harris shines in just about everything he’s in, so including him in the next installment of Suicide Squad makes perfect sense.

Harris as the Riddler is pure gold.

He’s got the chops to bring the perfect blend of humor and intelligence that the Riddler needs to truly succeed, which might hopefully replace the slapstick Riddler we got in Batman Forever years ago. Harris isn’t everyone’s favorite for the Riddler, though; stay tuned for more artist manipulations involving the Riddler later.

17 Manu Bennett As Deathstroke

Given the fact that the Arrowverse and TV adaptations of DC stories have proven so successful, it makes sense to borrow from that character pool to not only connect the universe but to help ensure the success of Suicide Squad 2. If Gunn and company are planning on including Deathstroke in the sequel, we think Manu Bennet would be a clear choice for the character.

While some fans speculate that Joe Manganiello will play the part, since he is Mr. Wilson in Justice League and has announced that he’s working on three more films featuring the character, his involvement in Suicide Squad 2 remains speculation at this point. Many believe that Deathstroke will indeed be a primary villain in the film, and Bennet has already proven that he would do the character justice.

16 Sophie Turner As Oracle

Lots of fans are imagining Marvel actors in DC roles, which is pretty delightful for those of us who Make Ours Marvel and DC. Sophie Turner, who gave us the Jean Grey that we were waiting for in X-Men: Apocalypse and is set to reprise the role in Dark Phoenix, would also make an excellent Oracle.

Barbara Gordon’s time as Oracle has included a gig as tech support for the Suicide Squad.

With Ruby Rose’s debut as Batwoman and a Batgirl movie announced, the inclusion of Oracle could provide some timeline intrigue. Plus, after decades of Batman saturation, this much Bat-women power would be so much fun.

15 Oprah Winfrey As Amanda Waller

Viola Davis was a pretty stellar Amanda Waller, which comes as no surprise to anyone who has ever seen Viola Davis in anything. Davis could read a grocery list and deserve an Oscar. That said, Kode Logic has imagined what Oprah might bring to the role and we have to say that it looks impressive. Firm, ruthless and beautiful, Oprah’s Waller seems to give the character a bit more experience points, which are conveyed in that hard gaze.

Davis has said that she loved playing Amanda Waller, who is aligned so well with her character Annalise Keating in the hit TV drama How to Get Away with Murder in many ways, but how much fun would it be to see Oprah bend the rules?

14 Will Smith As Deadshot

You don’t mess with what works, and Will Smith certainly worked as Deadshot in the original Suicide Squad. He did so well, in fact, that plenty of people thought that he deserved his own film and said that they’d have watched Suicide Squad again if it only starred Smith. This really isn’t a surprise, given Smith’s star power, and it’s been announced that he’s returning to the franchise in the role again.

It’s a good thing that we have some time before the movie’s released, too, since Smith is set to star in Bad Boys for Life and Bright 2 around the same time. Smith’s got three films releasing in 2019 alone, and while one is only a vocal role, he’s definitely going to be busy for the next couple of years.

13 Jeffrey Dean Morgan As Batman

Utter the words “Jeffrey Dean Morgan” in the same sentence as “The Batman” and you’re bound to get a room full of excited fans. He’s absolutely perfect for Wayne in an adaptation of something like Batman Beyond, but we could definitely see him as the Batman in just about any adaptation of the series, and DeviantArt user evelius has given us some visual art to really picture the idea.

Morgan has the darkness and the voice necessary for Batman to match this ragtag team of violent convicts.

While Bale and Affleck had their time in the cowl, it’s time for a new man behind the mask. Why not Negan?

12 Rila Fukushima As Katana

While Katana was featured in the first Suicide Squad film, most people believe her role was too small to really critique or appreciate. Japanese-American actress Karen Fukuhara wasn’t bad in the role; she just didn’t get much to do.

Adding Rila Fukushima in the second movie might lend Katana some traction given that she already portrays the character in the Arrowverse.

While Fukuhara, who is set to play Glimmer in the new She-Ra and the Princesses of Power TV series, is rumored to be reprising the role, Fukushima, star of last year’s Ghost in the Shell, was also fantastic as Yukio in The Wolverine, which would give us another fun link between the DC and Marvel universes.

11 Emma Stone As Poison Ivy

Who doesn’t love quirky, smart, and funny Emma Stone? The actress would be perfect for an updated role as Poison Ivy following Uma Thurman’s beautiful but wonky portrayal of Pamela Isley. One of BossLogic’s many creative manipulations, this artwork features Stone as the iconic plant-loving villain and it’s pretty impressive.

We already know that Ivy will be a big part of the upcoming Gotham City Sirens film, which will also feature Harley Quinn and Catwoman at its heart, so why not include her in the Suicide Squad movie as well? There are several other cool artist manipulations of actresses who might be great in the role, such as Jessica Chastain, so it’s going to be a tough one to cast.

10 Kristen Wiig As Cheetah

Many of us can’t stop celebrating Kristen Wiig being cast as Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984. The strongest thing the DC movies have going for it right now is all the incredible female characters, most notably Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman, and we can’t wait to see where Aquaman takes us. If all goes well it would make perfect sense to include Wiig in Suicide Squad 2, especially since weaving in characters from multiple films would help provide better continuity for the DCEU.

Wiig is funny, smart, and beautiful, and we think she’s going to make an excellent foe for Wonder Woman.

In that case, her inclusion in another movie would also be fantastic to see.

9 Nathalie Emmanuelle As Vixen

DeviantArt artist farrou has created some truly amazing fanart of DC characters, and one of them, which features Nathalie Emmanuelle as Vixen, makes us believers. While we’re not sure if Emmanuelle has a Tantu Totem, we’re pretty sure she could make it work if Gunn and co. gave her one. The actress, best known for her role as Missandei on HBO’s Game of Thrones, is definitely ready for a a super suit and action in a big movie like this.

Then again, Jada Pinkett Smith has expressed interest in the role of Vixen, which would not only be interesting due to her husband’s presence in the movie but also due to her previous DC role as Fish Mooney in the TV series Gotham. Both actresses would be well-cast for the movie.

8 Jake Gyllenhaal As The Riddler

Do we really need the Riddler to come out and play in Suicide Squad 2? After the weirdness of Batman Forever and the sinister developments of Gotham, perhaps it’s time to reinvent the villain. Jake Gyllenhaal makes sense to play the villain not only because he was David Goyer’s original choice to play Batman in the Christopher Nolan movies, but because this fanart made by Vaskoho is something to behold.

While there are several people who could pull off the role, we think Donnie Darko has a fighting chance.

Fans point out that there were some Riddler Easter eggs in the Batman v Superman movie, so it’s possible that we’ll see The Riddler on film someday.

7 Dave Bautista As Bane

Can we all agree that, no matter the context, Dave Bautista must appear in Suicide Squad 2? Not only has the Drax actor delighted us all with his hilarious yet poignant portrayal in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, but he’s also publicly stated that he supports Gunn and wants to be involved in his next project.

We’re pretty sure any role could be molded to make room for such a beloved actor, but as as BossLogic has pointed out, he’d make an excellent Bane. After having two Banes that didn’t work so well in the Batman universe, we could definitely use a fresh face for the role. If he’s not Bane, Bautista would make a fantastic Solomon Grundy, too. We’re not too picky on this one.

6 Michael K. Williams As Black Manta

Could Black Manta make an appearance in Suicide Squad 2? It’s too early to rule anything out and many fans think he’d make a good inclusion, particularly following the Aquaman movie. While the majority of his screen time might simply have his head shrouded in a big bubble, his casting would be nonetheless important. Artist diamondking13 suggests actor Michael K. Williams for the job and we love the idea.

It would be cool to see how Gunn and co, would update the suit for a more modern, movie-friendly look.

Famous for his critically acclaimed roles in The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, Williams was just cast in Jordan Peele and Misha Green’s Lovecraft Country, but Suicide Squad 2 is far enough in the future to give him time for both gigs.

5 Bill Skarsgård As The Joker

This one is a no-brainer. Many of us just don’t care to see Jared Leto return as The Joker and it’s quite possible that The Joker won’t even see a second of footage in the second film. While we’d all probably be okay with that, if a new Joker is cast, Bill Skarsgård is a fantastic choice.

Skarsgård is hot right now following his success as Pennywise in the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It. He also played a less troubling character in Castle Rock over the summer, proving his mettle yet again in King’s world. Considered one of the good things to come out of Netfix’s Hemlock Grove, Skarsgård could probably do the Joker justice, as artist aikoaiham has shown.

4 Teresa Palmer As Killer Frost

After witnessing Killer Frost in the Arrowverse, many fans are calling for her inclusion in Suicide Squad 2. DeviantArt creator farrou has imagined what it might look like if Teresa Palmer played the villain and it’s a pretty spot-on representation.

The Australian actress is no stranger to action movies and could do well in the role.

Kristin Bauer van Straten has already voiced Killer Frost in the animated Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, while Danica McKellar voices her in Lego DC Superhero Girls. She’s also been in 2009’s Public Enemies animated feature between Batman and Superman, but she’s never been in a live action movie before. Danielle Panabaker portrays the character in The Flash, but she hasn’t made a film in a few years.

3 Jon Bernthal as Rick Flag

Jon Bernthal is another actor already present in the MCU, portraying the most accurate and adept version of the Punisher we could ever hope for, so tossing the talented actor into the DC mix would just be plain fun. It’s not that Joel Kinneman was terrible as Rick Flag, and he’s done a great job standing up for the original film and its purpose, but Jon Bernthal would just be better.

The skill Bernthal has in striking that tricky sweet spot between ruthlessness and gravitas while still being a compelling, empathetic human being isn’t something anyone can do. Artist Riku7kun shows us what Bernthal as Flag might look like. It’s a little bare in comparison to Kinneman’s look, but that might actually work with Bernthal.

2 Josh Gad As The Penguin

It’s no secret that Josh Gad wants the role of The Penguin, having pushed for it himself in social media, and fans are clamoring for the opportunity to see the voice of the snowman, Olaf, and Gaston’s buddy LaFou in a much more sinister role.

Whether or not Gad will show up in The Batman remains to be seen but he definitely has the flippers to play the beloved villain.

BossLogic has given us some art imagining what he might look like in the role and it can only get better from here. In March, Gad started hilariously trolling Matt Reeves on Twitter, sending him animated penguin GIFs and hinting at what he could bring to the Batman franchise.

1 Margot Robbie As Harley Quinn

It’s an obvious inclusion, but it’s necessary. While the original Suicide Squad, hyped up to be the most incredible DC movie of all time, had plenty of problems, most fans and critics agree that the shining star of the whole production was Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Robbie’s portrayal was everything we hoped for– brutal, nuanced, and a delicate balance between her joker obsession and Harley coming into her own person without being too over-the-top.

Who isn’t excited to see Robbie return as Harley in theBirds Of Prey adaptation featuring the awesome women of DC, which is so ardently anticipated that it pushed Suicide 2 to the back burner? After this much love, Robbie has to be in this universe.

Who do you most want to see in a new Suicide Squad movie? Let us know in the comments!

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2018-10-11 02:10:45 – Sara Schmidt

True Detective Season 3 Gets an Official Premiere Date & New Images

HBO has announced that True Detective season 3 will premiere early next year on Sunday, January 13. Nic Pizzolatto’s crime anthology series hasn’t been on the air since it wrapped its largely-derided second season in August 2015 and went on an extended break, in an effort (on the network’s part) to give the show’s creator more time to deliver a third installment that could better live up to the standard set by the series’ widely-celebrated freshman run. Judging by everything that we know about season 3 thus far, it seems that Pizzolatto is taking a back to basics approach with his latest crime narrative.

True Detective season 3, like season 1, takes place in the U.S. South (the Ozarks in Arkansas, to be exact) and explores a narrative that unfolds across multiple time periods (three, in this case). Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali stars in Pizzolatto’s new crime story as state police detective Wayne Hays, a fellow who (much like season 1 detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart before him) is haunted in the present by a case that he originally worked years earlier, back when he was a younger man. As Wayne puts it in the True Detective season 3 teaser trailer, “I want to know the whole story”.

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In addition to confirming the premiere date, HBO has released a handful of new images from True Detective season 3 that feature Ali with his costars Carmen Ejogo (the Fantastic Beasts movies) and Stephen Dorff (Somewhere). You can check them out in the space below.

Pizzolatto is once again the sole writer on True Detective season 3 (though he got an assist from Deadwood‘s David Milch on episode four) and further directed this season alongside Daniel Sackheim (Jack Ryan) and Jeremy Saulnier (Hold the Dark). However, even with so many of the same story elements as season 1 and equally strong acting talent, season 3 is still missing an important ingredient from the show’s first season – namely, Cary Fukunaga, who helmed all eight episodes and is generally credited for elevating the series in a high-art take on pulpy crime genre tropes.

Still, there’s a lot about True Detective season 3 that sounds promising on paper and it seems reasonable to assume that, if nothing else, this installment will be a step-up from the slow mess that was season 2. Moreover, for fans of Ali’s work in films like Moonlight (which he won his Oscar for) and his soulful performance as the villainous Cottonmouth from Netflix’s Luke Cage season 1, this new season of True Detective promises to showcase the actor’s powerful screen presence in a way that it never has been before.

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True Detective season 3 premieres January 13, 2019 on HBO.

Source: HBO

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2018-10-11 01:10:23 – Sandy Schaefer