The Suicide Squad is the sequel to 2016’s critical-flop but commercially successful, Suicide Squad. See, they added the “The” at the beginning so as not to cause confusion. But I guess that people were still confused and they thought that DC Comics released the same shitty movie in theatres again and didn’t go–because The Suicide Squad is being called a box-office flop, with a measly $72 million global premiere on a budget of $185 million. Oh well, at least when it comes to flops Idris Elba has taken harder hits before. Remember, he was in Cats!
If Martin Scorsese made a list of things he loves, it might include: making movies, a film soundtrack with at least two songs by The Rolling Stones, the word “fuck,” Robert De Niro, mob culture, a good eyebrow grooming kit, and talking shit about Marvel movies. James Gunn, Scorsese fan and superhero franchise director, would kindly like him to knock it off with the last one.
Lots Of “Avengers” Rushed To Defend Chris Pratt’s Honor Against The Implication That He’s The Worst Chris
For several years, Chris Pratt has been included in what I’ll call the Four Chris Men of the Hunkpocalypse. Four hunky Chrises (Evans, Hemsworth, Pine, and Pratt) that all appear in superhero films and, let’s be honest, are kind of interchangeable. Except there was one Chris that the internet decided didn’t really fit in with the rest of the Chrises, and that was Chris Pratt. This was officially decided on Twitter over the weekend, after a “One’s Gotta Go” meme format featuring the Four Chrises went a little viral. What started as a light-hearted internet joke has turned into a full-blown, “Avengers, ASSEMBLE” situation. Tons of famous types have swooped in to rescue Chris Pratt from his online haters by swearing he’s a super-good guy worthy of the Four Chrises Club.
In an interview with Empire (via The Guardian), venerable director Martin Scorcese decried Marvel movies as not being “cinema.” Scorcese has the résumé to be snotty about movies but he obviously missed the deep symbolism in movies like Ant-Man. Past and present Marvel directors like Joss Whedon and James Gunn were unhappy with Marty’s pissing on their work. Impeachment inquiry what?
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.
Dave Bautista Says That The Thought Of Working For Disney Without James Gunn Is Now “Nauseating” (UPDATE)
The Guardians of the Galaxy movies have made so much money, you might think Dave Bautista, who plays Dax the Destroyer in the series, says a little prayer of thanks to Disney every time he checks his bank balance. But the only thing Dave probably does now when he thinks of Disney is grab a bucket in case he needs something to heave into.