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Movie Morsels: First SUICIDE SQUAD Set Photos, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange Team-Up Rumors, J. Law Partners with Spielberg

I’ve suddenly got a very good feeling about Jared Leto’s Joker in Suicide Squad, and you might too after reading today’s Movie Morsels. Plus, we’ll hear about two longtime Marvel favorites teaming up for the very first time on screen, get confirmation of the first collaboration between Jennifer Lawrence and Steven Spielberg, and learn the latest star to sign on for the Magnificent Seven remake with Chris Pratt. Read on!

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad director David Ayer has tweeted the very first photos of Jared Leto from the production, as the actor begins to take on the iconic role of the Joker when the film starts shooting next month. In addition to one picture showing Leto’s long hair getting trimmed, we’ve got a second shot of the now clean-shaven actor with his new ‘do. If these images are any indication, we’re likely to get a Joker whose appearance is much more in the character’s classical mode, as opposed to Heath Ledger’s grungy yet charismatic lunatic. Ayer’s film is out August 5, 2016.


Doctor Strange


While we’re still rejoicing over yesterday’s news that Marvel’s Spider-Man stand-alone film will be written and directed by Drew Goddard, we just received word that the wallcrawler may show up in yet another Marvel movie. Since the studio is looking to make the most of sharing the wall-crawler with Sony, Spidey has been expected to appear in Captain America: Civil War, but now we hear he may also spin his webs alongside Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. Since Spider-Man and Stephen Strange share a common ancestry — both were co-created by artist Steve Ditko — I’m sure I’m not the only Silver Age comic-book fan hoping this team-up happen. Director Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange debuts on November 4, 2016.

[Badass Digest]

It’s What I Do


America’s favorite young actress is teaming up with one of its all-time favorite filmmakers for Warner Bros.’ It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love And War, based on the memoirs of Lynsey Addario, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who lived in post-9/11 Afghanistan and chronicled the lives of its citizens under the Taliban regime, as well as reporting on atrocities in Darfur and the Congo and getting kidnapped during the Libyan civil war. Sounds like Lawrence is in for the role of her life, while Spielberg could be about to make his most unflinching movie since Saving Private Ryan.


The Magnificent Seven

Ethan Hawke

Boyhood Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (pictured above in Sinister) is in talks to reunite with his Training Day co-star Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua in MGM’s remake of the classic Steve McQueen-starring western The Magnificent Seven. Chris Pratt and Haley Bennett have already signed on for the project, the script for which was just retooled by John Lee Hancock, after the original draft by True Detective‘s Nic Pizzolatto. The 1960 McQueen film is itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, which was also retold as Pixar’s A Bug’s Life.


Looking for Alaska

John Green

Good news, John Green fans! After adapting the authors The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns (due out June 5th), screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are teaming up with a third time with Maze Runner producers Temple Hill Entertainment to bring the author’s first book to the screen via Paramount — the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award winner Looking for Alaska, which concerns a boarding school student who falls for a mysterious girl named, you guessed it, Alaska.

[The Hollywood Reporter]

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  1. Taelus says:

    Dude, please, for the love of all that’s holy, proof read your writing.  This thing is hard to read, especially the last bit about John Green.  I couldn’t even resolve the pronouns half of the time.

    I’m not trying to troll here at all, I just just want you to come off as being more professional than this and not just some nerds writing poorly about things on the interwebs because they can, and they should be ignored for anything serious.