To Hollywood, Idris Elba is probably just a darker skinned version of Will Smith. Other than their complexions, they are exactly the same and TOTALLY interchangeable. I mean, can you think of two other big Hollywood stars who can also rap (Ansel Elgort DOES NOT COUNT)? As soon as I saw a headline somewhere that said Idris would be replacing Will Smith in an upcoming project, I assumed it was the King James biopic playing Venus and Serena Williams’ dark-skinned daddy. But it wasn’t! Idris is replacing Will as Deadshot in the Suicide Squad sequel.
This is bad news for me, because there weren’t a whole lot of things I enjoyed about Suicide Squad other than Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Viola Davis because she’s Viola Davis. As of right now there’s still no word as to whether or not Margot will be returning for her role as the Joker’s equally insane girlfriend but I’m thinking without Will or Margot the real Suicide Squad will be the people behind the film because this shit’s going to tank and probably be even worse than the first one.
Anyone still holding out a shred of hope that Disney will have a change of heart and re-hire James Gunn to direct the next Guardians of the Galaxy film better lower their expectations down to zero percent (I’m looking at you, Dave Bautista). Because if this news is true, then DC might be in the midst of poaching James Gunn to the other side of superhero franchises.
Hollywood urban legends abound. Was there really a ghost in Three Men and A Baby? Did Richard Gere really put gerbils up his ass? Did Jared Leto really gift his castmates with used condoms? We may never know the truth about the first two but Jared would like to set the record straight on the latter as well as other reports of his OTT method methods. According to Jared, no actual condoms were used in the making of Suicide Squad gift bags… to his knowledge (*cue Joker cackle*).
Did somebody say “MORE MOVIES ABOUT THE JOKER AND HARLEY QUINN“? No really, I want to have a word with whoever was putting that kind of energy out into the universe, because we’re starting to have too many damn movies about the Joker and his wacky codependent girlfriend. The superhero genre is all full-up, and so far I count zero movies about Squirrel Girl in production. (I’m in it for the nut puns!).
Despite the fact that Suicide Squad came, saw, and
conquered stunk up movie theaters nine months ago, we’re still hearing tales of Jared Leto’s method acting as The Joker. This time it’s from his Suicide Squad co-star Ike Barinholtz. We already know Jared (acting as The Joker) gave his co-stars live rats, dead pigs, bullets, and used dick sleeves. Jared gave Ike a gift that couldn’t be bought at Method Acting Asshole Depot: a kiss on the mouth.