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John Cena in Talks to Suit Up For James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’

Looks like writer/director James Gunn truly is using a similar formula with DC’s The Suicide Squad as he did with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – at least when it comes to casting. Gunn chose Dave Bautista, a former wrestler, to play one of the members of his ensemble in Guardians, and now a new report says that former wrestler John Cena is in talks to join returning players Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and fellow newcomer Idris Elba in the ensemble cast of The Suicide Squad. ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, Will Smith, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Smith, Margot Robbie, Warner Brothers, John-Cena, Jai Courtney, Elba, Gunn


Road to Endgame: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ is a Soulful Space Opera About Cycles of Abuse and the Road to Change

(Welcome to  Road to Endgame , where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In this edition:  Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  deals with cycles of abuse, and becomes unintentional commentary on its director’s firing.) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  occupies a noteworthy place in the Marvel Universe, thanks to both its unique dramatic focus and to the real-world firing of James Gunn. The returning writer-director had, by this point, ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Bradley Cooper, Thor, Road, James Gunn, Marvel Studios, Kurt Russell, Vin Diesel, Electric Light Orchestra, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Odin, Gunn, Quill, Stephen Strange


Marvel’s Kevin Feige and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Stars Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista React to James Gunn’s Return to the MCU

Marvel fans and reasonable people everywhere breathed a collective sigh of relief when Disney reinstated writer/director James Gunn as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after originally firing him last summer. Now that he’s back on board, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Guardians stars Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista are sounding off on Gunn’s return…and they’re all absolutely furious that he’s back. I’m kidding, of course – they’re all stoked about it. Read their quotes bel...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Walt Disney Company, James Gunn, Marvel Studios, James, Zoe-Saldana, Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn, Gunn, Kevin-Feige, Horn, Bob Iger, Saldana


Zoe Saldana ‘Proud’ of Disney for Reinstating James Gunn on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’

Zoe Saldana is thrilled to have James Gunn back on board for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.” Disney reinstated the director, who was fired from the Marvel franchise for offensive tweets, in mid-March. The studio had fired Gunn last July when controversial tweets from nearly a decade ago resurfaced. The near-dozen tweets, which were […]
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Idris Elba Playing Different Character in The Suicide Squad, Not Deadshot

Idris Elba playing different character in The Suicide Squad, not Deadshot It was revealed last month that Idris Elba would join the cast of Warner Bros. and DC Film’s The Suicide Squad, filling in for the role of Deadshot that was previously played by Will Smith. Now, Variety reports that Elba will still appear in the film, just not as the marksman character. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRef...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Will Smith, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Smith, Deadshot, Margot Robbie, Rick Flagg, Boomerang, Jai Courtney, Elba, Gunn


‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel Dropping Deadshot, Giving Idris Elba a New Character Instead

While Idris Elba is still appearing in Suicide Squad sequel The Suicide Squad, he won’t be playing Deadshot after all. Elba was previously announced to be taking over the role from Will Smith after Smith left due to scheduling issues. Now, it’s been revealed Deadshot has been removed from the movie entirely, and Elba will play a new character. The reasoning behind this move lies in the hopes that Smith might return as Deadshot for future sequels. Just what the heck is going on with James Gun...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris-Elba, Will-Smith, James Gunn, Smith, Deadshot, Margot Robbie, Boomerang, Jai Courtney, Variety, Elba, Gunn


Viola Davis is Reprising Her Role as Amanda Waller in ‘The Suicide Squad’

Despite reports that James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad is going to be a “total reboot” of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, that seems less and less likely to be the case. Viola Davis, who played the ruthless government agent Amanda Waller in the 2016 comic book movie, will be back in The Suicide Squad, joining Jai Courtney in reprising their roles from the first movie. The Wrap reports that Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, which has been reported to be a “r...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Casting, Sequels, Davis, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, James Gunn, Smith, Deadshot, Warner Brothers, Boomerang, Jai Courtney, Ayer, Courtney


Road to Endgame: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Was a Vital Step Into the Larger Marvel Cosmos

(Welcome to  Road to Endgame , where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In this edition:  Guardians of the Galaxy  leans into the comics but falls just short of greatness) Hot off the heels of Captain America: The Winter Soldier  ( a film that many described as a “spy thriller”), James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy was both grimy, yet bursting at the seams with colour. It felt like a bright new world that had been used up and ...
Tags: Movies, Marvel, America, Earth, Features, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thor, Road, James Gunn, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Jackson Pollock, Loki


Jai Courtney Reveals How He Learned He Would Be In The Suicide Squad

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Jai Courtney reveals how he learned he would be in The Suicide Squad It has been one chaotic bit of news after another for The Suicide Squad, the in-development sequel to the villain-centric spin-off. One of the highlights of the film was Jai Courtney’s portrayal of The Flash villain George “Digger” Harkness, aka Captain Boomerang, and last week brought the announcement he would return to the role. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gpt...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, Will Smith, James Gunn, Margot Robbie, Boomerang, Harley, David Ayer, Jai Courtney, George, Courtney, Gunn, Joel Kinnaman, ComingSoon


Dave Bautista Couldn’t Have Imagined Doing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ Without James Gunn

“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Dave Bautista, who staunchly supported director James Gunn after his firing last year, thinks Disney might have let him out of his contract if he protested against doing the third movie without him. Bautista was one of the strongest supporters of Gunn after Disney fired the director from “Guardians of […]
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Jai Courtney says he will be back playing Captain Boomerang in the James Gunn 'Suicide Squad' movie

Jai Courtney told Business Insider on Friday he will be returning for the "Suicide Squad" sequel directed by James Gunn. Courtney played the DC Comics supervillain Captain Boomerang in the 2016 David Ayer-directed movie. Will Smith is not returning for Gunn's "The Suicide Squad" movie, and according to reports the movie will be focusing mostly on DC characters who were not in the first movie. But Courtney is excited to return: "It will be different, for sure, but it's going to be great," he to...
Tags: Dc Comics, Trends, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Will Smith, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Deadshot, Margot Robbie, Business Insider, Boomerang, David Ayer, Jai Courtney, Hollywood Reporter, Courtney


‘The Suicide Squad’ Will Feature the Return of Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang

Last we heard, Aquaman and Shazam! producer Peter Safran was on record saying that Warner Bros. and DC’s The Suicide Squad is going to be a “total reboot”, separate from David Ayer’s 2016 original movie. But wouldn’t you know it, Captain Boomerang has drunkenly crashed into this story to confuse things all over again. Australian actor Jai Courtney now says he’ll be back to reprise his role as Captain Boomerang in The Suicide Squad. What the heck is going on in this movie? In an interview with...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Dc, Will Smith, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Slipknot, Deadshot, Margot Robbie, Warner Brothers, Edgar Wright, Boomerang, Adam Mckay


‘Brightburn’ Extended Trailer: What if Superman Turned Out To Be Evil?

Brightburn, the horror movie twist on the Superman origin story, has a new extended trailer, and it’s definitely worth watching. This dark and twisted take on superhero mythology hails from producer James Gunn, and looks like a remake of Richard Donner’s Superman and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, done as a scary movie. It’s an exciting, different approach to the superhero sub-genre, and I can’t wait to see it. Watch the Brightburn extended trailer below. Brightburn Extended Trailer  Brigh...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Superman, Disney, Elizabeth-Banks, Movie Trailers, James Gunn, Gunn, Zack Snyder, Richard Donner, Comic Book/Superhero, David Denman, Meredith Hagner, Mark Gunn, David Yarovesky, Brightburn


Extended Brightburn Trailer Revealed by James Gunn

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Extended Brightburn trailer revealed by James Gunn Anticipation has been high for the upcoming James Gunn-produced superhero sci-fi film Brightburn and the legendary mind behind Guardians o the Galaxy took to Twitter today to debut a new extended trailer and the first poster for the film written by his brother and his cousin, both of which can be viewed below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefres...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Horror, James Gunn, Film Posters, Gunn, ComingSoon, Movie News, David Denman, Meredith Hagner, David Yarovesky, Nic Crawley, Brightburn, Mark Gunn Brian Gunn Elizabeth, Mark Gunn Brian Gunn Dan Clifton Simon Hatt, Troll Court Entertainment Screen Gems


‘Dawn of the Dead’ at 15: Zack Snyder’s Best Film is the One With Zombies, Not Superheroes

As it pertains to comic book movies, the name Zack Snyder can be a rather contentious one. Snyder’s filmography reads like a wish list of Hollywood adaptations that a reader of Wizard: The Guide to Comics could have only meekly fantasized about back in the 1990s. 300, Watchmen, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Justice League. If you fired up Doctor Doom’s time platform and traveled to a convention floor in the past, carrying an envelope with only those five titles credited to the same direct...
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Disney Takes Back A Director It Fired For Twitter Jokes

James Gunn’s firing from the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy 3 was controversial because Disney fired him when “two far-right provocateurs, Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, threw a spotlight on the [offensive tweets] — written between 2009 and 2012 — after Mr. Gunn harshly criticized President Trump online.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Disney, James Gunn, Trump, Gunn, Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec, 03.15.19


James Gunn Thanks Disney and Fans for Guardians Vol. 3 Reinstatement

BEGIN SLIDESHOW James Gunn thanks Disney and fans for Guardians Vol. 3 reinstatement Earlier today it was reported that Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios had reinstated James Gunn as the writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Now Gunn himself has broken a 10-month social media freeze to issue a statement thanking both his fans and Disney for bringing him back onboard to helm the project, for which he had already penned the screenplay. PB ...
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James Gunn: Disney rehires sacked Guardians of the Galaxy director

Gunn was fired from the Guardians of the Galaxy series in July 2018 over old offensive tweets.
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Holy Rocket Raccoon! James Gunn Is Back on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 [Updated]

Months after a manufactured controversy about crude tweets saw Disney eject Gunn from the third movie in his Marvel cosmic series, Marvel Studios has confirmed that, shockingly, the director will return after all.Read more...
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Holy Rocket Raccoon! James Gunn Is Back on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Months after a manufactured controversy about crude tweets saw Disney eject Gunn from the third movie in his Marvel cosmic series, Marvel Studios has confirmed that, shockingly, the director will return after all.Read more...
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Disney Reinstates James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy 3

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Disney reinstates James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Deadline is reporting that Disney has reinstated James Gunn as the writer and director of Guardians of the Galaxy 3. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250]]).a...
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Disney has rehired James Gunn to direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' after firing him over offensive tweets

Disney has reinstated James Gunn as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy 3," Gunn's representative confirmed to Business Insider on Friday. Gunn was fired last year after offensive tweets resurfaced.  Gunn was hired by Warner Bros. to write and possibly direct a "Suicide Squad" sequel in October. Gunn's representative confirmed that Gunn will finish the new "Suicide Squad" movie before Marvel Studios begins production on "Guardians of the Galaxy 3." Disney has rehired James Gunn to write and ...
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James Gunn Rehired to Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ [Updated]

Whoa – here’s something totally unexpected. Disney has rehired James Gunn as Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director after firing him months ago due to offensive, years-old tweets. Deadline has the report, and they’ve confirmed with Marvel and with Gunn’s representatives that the filmmaker will indeed return to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after the studio fired him last July. The outlet says this decision “was mulled and actually made months ago, following conversati...
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James Gunn rehired to direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’

NEW YORK (AP) — Months after being fired over old tweets, James Gunn has been rehired as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.” Representatives for the Walt Disney Co. and for Gunn on Friday confirmed that Gunn has been reinstated as writer-director of the Marvel franchise he has guided from the start. Gunn […]
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Gunn rehired for new 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Disney has reversed course on its next flight for "Guardians of the Galaxy," reinstating writer-director James Gunn to oversee the third movie, after firing him last year in the wake of learning about offensive social-media posts..
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James Gunn is back at the helm of Guardians of the Galaxy 3

In a rare turn, director James Gunn is once again heading up up the third installment of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy series. Gunn, who directed the previous two films, was fired over the summer when offensive tweets dating from between 2008 and 2011 resurfaced after being promoted by right-wing personalities like Jack Posobiec and Mike Cernovich. The news comes courtesy of Deadline, who has since confirmed things with both Marvel and Gunn’s representatives. Gunn addressed the firing on T...
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James Gunn Rehired to Direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 After Controversy

Gunn was fired last July over tweets from nearly a decade ago
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James Gunn Returns to Direct ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’

After a series of meetings with Walt Disney Pictures honcho Alan Horn, fired director James Gunn will return to the Marvel fold. Gunn has been re-hired to direct the third installment in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, the Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana series about misfits who protect outer-space, an individual familiar with the […]
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‘Suicide Squad 2’ Plot Focuses on Deadshot, Draws on Classic ’80s Comic Run

When Will Smith left James Gunn‘s Suicide Squad sequel, there was some question of whether or not a new actor would replace him, or if Smith’s character Deadshot would be cut. The answer came quickly, when Idris Elba took over the part. Now, we might know why. Early Suicide Squad 2 plot details reveal that Deadshot is a central figure in Gunn’s script, and that the story is drawing heavily from a classic 1980s comic run from Jon Ostrander and Kim Yale. Will Smith is a big star, but his Deads...
Tags: Movies, Yale, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, Will Smith, James Gunn, Smith, Deadshot, Edward, David Ayer, George, Floyd, Gunn, Ostrander, Comic Book/Superhero


‘Suicide Squad 2’ Characters Revealed: King Shark, Polka-Dot Man and More

Deadshot and Harley Quinn are both expected to return in James Gunn‘s Suicide Squad 2, aka The Suicide Squad. But rumor has it the other characters from the first film are out. So what colorful villains will be taking their place? We now have the answer. The new Suicide Squad 2 characters include King Shark, Ratcatcher, someone named Polka-Dot Man, and more. See the new lineup below. Collider has the scoop on the Suicide Squad 2 characters. Here’s the breakdown: King Shark, aka Nanaue, a hu...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Deadshot, Collider, Gunn, Christopher Smith, Dave Bautista, Will Smith Margot Robbie, Comic Book/Superhero, Suicide Squad 2, Ratcatcher