Editor’s note: The original version of this story ran in July 2016, as Harley Quinn was about to make her big-screen debut in Suicide Squad. With Saturday designated as the annual Batman Day, and DC celebrating by giving Harley a co-starring role coinciding with her 25th anniversary, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit our first-hand account of the strange origin of one of DC’s strangest characters from the man who dreamed her up. In the early 1990s, Paul Dini was a writer for hire, cranking out scripts for the ground-breaking, noirish Batman: The Animated Series, when inspiration struck.
By Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is at the top of the pack for this year’s Saturn Awards Nominations, with the film bringing in 11 nominations.It was a good year for Disney in other ways as well, with Steven Spielberg’s The BFG tying Doctor Strange with 10 nominations and Captain America: Civil War recognized in eight categories. Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them brought in six nominations. ...
One triumph of The Lego Batman Movie is its ability to simultaneously satirize and celebrate the legacy of the Dark Knight, a rich history spanning eight decades of comic books, TV shows, and, especially, films. From Will Arnett’s Christian Bale-inspired gravelly growl to callbacks to the 1940s serial, The Lego Batman Movie is overstuffed with cinematic references and inside jokes. The pilot immediately calls out the Joker, pointing out how his previous big-screen endeavors were thwarted by the Caped Crusaders, alluding to both 2008’s The Dark Knight and 1989’s Batman.
Regardless of your political persuasion, 2016 was a year of tumult and uncertainty. At least the movies gave us an occasional break from the headlines. Feel-good animated films triumphed at the box office this year, with Finding Dory at No. 1, while superheroes found a darker groove (the hard-R comedy Deadpool, the villain-driven Suicide Squad) and familiar franchises — Harry Potter, Star Wars — put down new roots. Before we toast the arrival of 2017, here’s a list of the biggest box-office winners and losers of 2016.
As it turns out, Jared Leto wasn’t the only member of the Suicide Squad terrorizing his co-workers. Jai Courtney, who played Captain Boomerang, also got into the act. It happened when the movie’s director, David Ayer, dropped by without an invitation.
Will Smith, Cara Delevingne, Jay Hernandez, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Adam Beach, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje tell Yahoo Movies their most exciting experiences on the set of the weekend blockbuster
Harley Quinn is about to get a major moment in the August superhero movie Suicide Squad, where she’ll be brought to larger-than-life by Margot Robbie.
Harley Quinn is having a moment. Daddy’s Li’l Monster has emerged as an indisputable breakout in the run-up to the August premiere of Suicide Squad, perhaps the summer’s most anticipated film. Played on screen by Margot Robbie, the character is a relatively recent edition to the DC Universe, first surfacing in a 1992 episode of the classic cartoon Batman: The Animated Series.
Tied to Euro 2016 soccer tournament, U.K. promo introduces the Squad position by position, as if they were about to take the field for the "big game"
The Suicide Squad just hit Hollywood. In advance of the anticipated summer movie, due out Aug. 5, Warner Bros. is displaying a wide selection of costumes and props featuring DC Comics’ off-kilter band of baddies for visitors who go on the studio tour. This week, Warners previewed the exhibit, which also includes artifacts from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in its museum. In the coming months, the studio will rotate in new pieces from upcoming DC-based films like Wonder Woman and Justice League, as well as its stable of TV shows, including Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl.
Margot Robbie will next be seen swinging from vines as the Jane to Alexander Skarsgård’s King of the Jungle in The Legend of Tarzan (July 1). But the role of hers that has comic-book fans most excited is Harley Quinn in this August’s Suicide Squad. The baseball-bat-wielding, hot pants-wearing bombshell nemesis of Batman (and girlfriend to Jared Leto’s Joker), Quinn has already become one of the prime attractions of David Ayer’s upcoming DC Comics-based super-villain team-up. And according to Robbie, that makes total sense, since the demented character is the very best of a very bad bunch. ...
It’s not just superheroes hitting cineplexes in the coming months, though there are a lot of those, with the Avengers, Suicide Squad, and X-Men all springing (summering?) into action. We’ll also get plenty of spaceships (Star Trek Beyond, Independence Day: Resurgence), family fun (Finding Dory, The BFG), laughs (PopStar, Neighbors 2), scares (Lights Out, The Conjuring 2), and laughs and scares (Ghostbusters). Oh, and have we mentioned the farting corpse yet (Swiss Army Man)?
The Batmobile on the chase in the new ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer How excited was the audience at the MTV Movie Awards for the newest Suicide Squad trailer? So excited, they almost toppled the barricades when stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Cara Delevingne came out to introduce the clip. Leto said, “Sweat, blood, and semen…this sick and twisted movie has it all,” which is totally gross, but probably to be expected from the man who gifted his costars a live rat and a dead hog during filming. Watch the full trailer over at MTV.
‘Batman v Superman,’ 'Captain America: Civil War,' 'Finding Dory,' and more with a chance to clear the bar set by 'Deadpool' as the year's biggest earner
Ryan Reynolds blew away Comic-Con on Saturday night with a Deadpool trailer that left fans screaming for more. Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Will Smith received an anti-hero’s welcome when he took the stage for a sneak peek at Suicide Squad. The Warner Bros. adaptation of the DC comic will feature Smith as Deadshot, “the man who cannot miss,” a ruthless assassin who also sports a red-hued costume.
Tattoos are wild — and wild! — on the set of Suicide Squad, as both an inked-up Jared Leto and Common have been spotted shooting scenes for the DC supervillain caper this week. Leto is looking particularly creeptastic as the Joker.
Will Smith is bringing some Big Willie style to his role as a deadly assassin in Suicide Squad. Smith was photographed on set Wednesday in costume as Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. With his red leather coat, broad-brim fedora, and giant gold belt buckle, Smith’s character is giving off a decidedly more retro vibe than Jared Leto’s heavily tattooed joker.