NEW YORK (AP) — James Gunn may have been fired from Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," but DC Comics will welcome him with open arms.
Warner Bros. on Tuesday confirmed that Gunn will write the script to the studio's next installment of "Suicide Squad," the DC supervillain team-up franchise. In July, Disney fired Gunn after jokes involving rape and pedophilia he wrote years earlier on Twitter resurfaced.
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite scathing reviews from critics, Netflix has greenlit a sequel to "Bright," with star Will Smith and director David Ayer expected to return.
The streaming service announced the plans Wednesday, just two weeks after the fantasy police drama debuted. "Bright" is Netflix's first big-budget, tentpole-style release, with estimates that it cost at least $90 million to produce.
‘Bright’ stars discuss their favorite Will Smith movies
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Imagine "End of Watch" but with orcs and fairies and magic. That's the vibe of Will Smith's big budget Netflix film "Bright ," which unveiled its first full trailer Thursday in a presentation at Comic-Con.
NEW YORK (AP) — DC Comics flashed the box-office might of Marvel at the weekend box office, where its "Suicide Squad" set a record for an August debut with $133.7 million, according to final tallies Monday.
The Warner Bros. release, like March's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," was lambasted by critics. But David Ayer's antihero team-up film nevertheless became one of the summer's biggest hits.
A steep slide on Saturday, after fans flocked theaters on...
NEW YORK (AP) — The supervillain romp "Suicide Squad" shrugged off scathing reviews to open with an estimated $135.1 million in North American ticket sales, scoring one of the year's biggest box-office debuts.
Pressure had risen on the performance of the Warner Bros. film, directed by David Ayer, following the studio's previous poorly received DC Comics film, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." But "Suicide Squad" proved a massive draw despite its much-derided lead-in....
Box office: ‘Suicide Squad’ sets August opening record with $135.1 million
The supervillain romp "Suicide Squad" shrugged off scathing reviews to open with an estimated $135.1 million in North American ticket sales, scoring one of the year's biggest box-office debuts.
Pressure had risen on the performance of the Warner Bros. film, directed by David Ayer, following the studio's previous poorly received DC Comics film, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." But "Suicide Squad" proved a massive draw despite its much-derided lead-in. It set a record...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The baddies of "Suicide Squad" are getting pummeled by critics, but they're fighting back at the box office.
The film took in an estimated $20.5 million in Thursday preview showings, a record for an August opening according to studio estimates Friday.
The previous August record-holder was "Guardians of the Galaxy," which earned $11.2 million in 2014, not adjusted for inflation.
By comparison, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Viola Davis started looking into the role of Amanda Waller, the shadowy government agent who assembles the so-called Suicide Squad in this summer's latest blockbuster, she noticed there were two different versions of the character in the comics.
One looked like a vixen — a sex symbol bursting out of her tiny suit. Davis noted her "Rihanna-like razor cut" and smoking figure. The other? A far sturdier looking woman with "a 'fro and some...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In portraying The Joker, a man who lives in a world without rules, Jared Leto had only one very specific rule for himself for "Suicide Squad": Don't think about past interpretations.
That's no small thing. The cackling, unhinged character and arch nemesis of Batman is one of the more famous villains in pop culture. He's been portrayed unforgettably by both Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" and Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight." It was one of...
The superhero movie is at a strange crossroads. It generally either takes itself too seriously ("Man of Steel," ''Batman v Superman") or delights in not caring a bit ("Deadpool"). The choice, dear moviegoer, is yours. Do you prefer your costumed heroes to brood or to break bad?
Right now, good is out; self-proclaimed "edginess" is in; and a cape might get you turned away from the nightclub.
Riding the trend is David Ayer's day-glo superhero circus "Suicide Squad," a...