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) — Scarlett Johansson on Friday withdrew from the film "Rub & Tug" after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash.
In a statement to Out.com on Friday, Johansson said she's pulling out from the project "in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting." Last week, Johansson said she would star as Pittsburgh 1970s and '80s prostitution ring leader Dante "Tex" Gill, who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man.
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson's plans to portray a transgender man have sparked a backlash from many who object to cisgender actors playing trans roles.
Earlier this week, Johansson was announced to star in "Rub & Tug," a film about prostitution ring leader Dante "Tex" Gill, who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man. Since the announcement, transgender actors and advocates have criticized the production for not casting a trans actor in the role.
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FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Alessandro Michele's midseason Cruise 2018 collection was as artistically eccentric as the portraits hanging in the Medici's private Vasari Corridor that guests took to arrive at the exclusive runway show Monday evening at the Pitti Palace venue.
It was a night of Renaissance indulgence for the Gucci crowd, with celebrity guests including Elton John, Kirsten Dunst, Jared Leto, Dakota Johnson, accompanied by sisters Stella Banderas and Grace Johnson.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Leto is set to star as eccentric pop art icon Andy Warhol in an upcoming biopic.
Leto's representative has confirmed a Hollywood Reporter story on the project.
Terence Winter is set to write the screenplay. Winter is a former writer for HBO's "The Sopranos" and was nominated for an Oscar for his screenplay for Martin Scorsese's, "The Wolf of Wall Street."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A construction worker was killed on a set Friday for the untitled sequel to "Blade Runner" in Budapest, Hungary.
A statement from the film's production company Alcon Entertainment says the worker was on a soundstage at Origo Studios "underneath a platform, upon which the set was constructed, when it suddenly collapsed. The cause of the accident is not yet known."
The movie was not shooting at Origo Studios at the time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off a divisive turn as the Joker in "Suicide Squad," Jared Leto is set to take off on new adventure in the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 dystopian cult classic "Blade Runner."
The Oscar-winning actor will play a never-before-seen character, according to an announcement from Alcon Entertainment Thursday.
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...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn was the breakout star of "Suicide Squad" before the movie was even finished. Audiences were captivated by this insane villain with the high-wattage smile, baseball bat, fishnets, pigtails and a T-shirt that read "Daddy's Lil Monster."
But now that the film is out in theaters and being savaged by critics, that tide may be turning. Harley Quinn has become a divisive figure. To some, she's still the breakout. To others, she's...
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...