Cara Delevingne felt out of her depth filming Suicide Squad

Cara Delevingne felt out of her depth while filming Suicide Squad because she couldn’t believe she was acting alongside big A-list stars.The 27-year-old originally found fame as a model but had always wanted to pursue acting and she eventually landed…

Cara Delevingne felt out of her depth while filming Suicide Squad because she couldn’t believe she was acting alongside big A-list stars.

The 27-year-old originally found fame as a model but had always wanted to pursue acting and she eventually landed the co-lead role in 2015 teen drama Paper Towns, which helped her be considered for more studio projects.

She was subsequently cast as June Moone/Enchantress in David Ayer’s 2016 DC Comics movie, which marked her first time working on a big-budget blockbuster, alongside an A-list ensemble featuring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto, but Delevingne was terrified of acting alongside such famous actors.

“I was just so shocked,” she told Variety. “I was like, ‘How am I with these people? What is happening?’ I was so scared. I felt very out of my depth. I was like, ‘How did I trick them into getting me here?’”

Delevingne got her first taste of acting at boarding school and unsuccessfully tried out for parts in the Harry Potter movies and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. She continued looking for roles while her modelling career exploded, but she was unsatisfied with the scripts that came her way.

“I thought I would do anything,” the star explained. “But my agent would give me scripts, and I was like, ‘I’m not playing the dumb girl that gets killed.’”

Similarly, Delevingne would also take issue with some of the dialogue given to female characters in screenplays, with her adding: “No woman would say that. I’m sorry. It’s ridiculous.”

She has since had roles in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and Her Smell and is currently starring in Amazon TV series Carnival Row.

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David Ayer claims Suicide Squad was ‘beaten into a comedy’ by movie bosses

David Ayer claims his cut of Suicide Squad was “beaten into a comedy” by bosses at Warner Bros.The 52-year-old helmed the DC Comics adaptation, starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Viola Davis, which was mauled by critics upon its release…

David Ayer claims his cut of Suicide Squad was “beaten into a comedy” by bosses at Warner Bros.

The 52-year-old helmed the DC Comics adaptation, starring Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Viola Davis, which was mauled by critics upon its release back in August 2016.

It was announced earlier this month that the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League would be released on streaming service HBO Max next year, and the news prompted Ayer to call for his version of Suicide Squad to be released by Warner Bros.

He explained to fans that he had created a “soulful drama” that was ripped apart by movie bosses who decided at the last minute that the film should be a comedy, following the success of Deadpool in February that year.

“This trailer nailed the tone and intention of the film I made. Methodical. Layered. Complex, beautiful and sad,” Ayer wrote, alongside a clip of the original trailer that was released at Comic-Con in 2016.

He went on to state that Warner Bros. officials were “shell shocked” by the poor performance of Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March 2016, five months before Suicide Squad’s release, so decided that his movie needed to have a comedic injection.

“After the BVS reviews shell shocked the leadership at the time, and the success of Deadpool – My soulful drama was beaten into a ‘comedy’,” he added.

Ayer later revealed to his followers that he took inspiration from Christopher Nolan, who helmed the Batman trilogy, but scenes featuring the Joker, played by Leto, and his on-off girlfriend Harley Quinn, portrayed by Robbie, were reshot because they were deemed “too dark”.

“There were real scenes with incredible acting between Jared and Margot. Joker was terrifying. Harley was complex,” Ayer explained. “Jared was pretty mistreated during this. No one has seen his performance. It was ripped out of the movie.”

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Sony postponing release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius amid coronavirus crisis

Executives at Sony Pictures have postponed the release of films including Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Due to social distancing measures leading to the closure of cinemas around the world, many movies…

Executives at Sony Pictures have postponed the release of films including Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Morbius until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Due to social distancing measures leading to the closure of cinemas around the world, many movies set for release in the coming months have been postponed, and on Monday, studio bosses at Sony announced they were shelving the majority of their 2020 releases, the most sweeping move by a major studio since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the fourth instalment in the supernatural comedy franchise, has been moved from its 10 July 2020 opening slot to 5 March 2021, while Morbius, a Marvel Comics adaptation starring Jared Leto as a vampire, has been pushed back from 31 July 2020 to 19 March 2021.

The film adaptation of video game Uncharted, which is set to star Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, and Antonio Banderas, has also been moved from 5 March 2021 to 8 October 2021. The flick, to be directed by Venom’s Ruben Fleischer, has been in development for years, and after being beset by multiple setbacks, it was due to begin filming in March, before the pandemic forced all movie productions to shut down.

Earlier this month, Sony officials announced they were postponing animated sequel Peter Rabbit 2, also known as Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, from March until August, but the movie has been delayed once again and is now without a release date.

Greyhound, a World War II movie starring Tom Hanks, and an untitled Sony/Marvel movie, which were due to be released in June and October, respectively, have been taken off the release schedule indefinitely.

However, one project has been brought forward into 2020 – Kevin Hart’s drama, Fatherhood, will now be released on 23 October 2020 instead of 15 January 2021.

Other big movie releases to be delayed so far include No Time to Die, A Quiet Place II, Wonder Woman 1984, and Fast and Furious 9.

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Jared Harris denies he’s playing Doctor Octopus in Morbius

Jared Harris has denied he’s playing villain Doctor Octopus in upcoming Spider-Man spin-off Morbius.The first trailer for the comic book thriller recently dropped to the delight of Marvel fans and showed Jared Leto as scientist Dr. Michael Morbius, who…

Jared Harris has denied he’s playing villain Doctor Octopus in upcoming Spider-Man spin-off Morbius.

The first trailer for the comic book thriller recently dropped to the delight of Marvel fans and showed Jared Leto as scientist Dr. Michael Morbius, who accidentally turns himself into a vampire after trying to cure himself of a rare blood disease.

Harris’ mysterious character has been described as a mentor to the young scientist, and the trailer shows him saying he’s known Michael Morbius since he was a boy.

Flashback footage also shows Harris’ character protecting a young Michael, leading fans to speculate that the 58-year-old will be playing Dr. Otto Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus.

However, during an interview with Variety at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday, the Chernobyl star flat out denied he would be playing the villain.

“No,” Harris stated. “I love the imagination that the fans have, it’s exciting for me to think about the imagination that the fans have. But yeah no, it’s not.”

He also expressed his excitement at seeing the film when it’s released this summer, and teased: “That part is always a surprise, and that’s always impressive.”

Alfred Molina previously played the engineer-turned-villain, who has giant mechanical arms attached to his body that he controls with his mind, opposite Tobey Maguire as the web-slinging superhero in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 in 2004.

Morbius, which also stars Matt Smith, Michael Keaton and Tyrese Gibson, is released in July.

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Gucci’s Alessandro Michele determined to shake-up men’s dress codes

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele is determined to break convention when it comes to men’s dress codes.The Italian fashion designer was appointed as creative director of the luxury house in 2015 and has since gone on to win praise for his comp…

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele is determined to break convention when it comes to men’s dress codes.

The Italian fashion designer was appointed as creative director of the luxury house in 2015 and has since gone on to win praise for his complete overhaul of the company’s collections and image, with many items now unisex.

Michele is also known for outfitting Jared Leto in a red gown and Harry Styles in a sheer black pussy bow shirt for the 2019 Met Gala in May, and in a new interview for the November 2019 issue of GQ magazine, he explained how he is certain the days of men being seen as masculine if they wear a “specific suit” are over.

“When you try to manipulate the codes of a man’s wardrobe, you can do something really new,” he told the publication. “It’s pretty interesting. I started thinking about an idea of beauty that, for me, it doesn’t belong to men or women. It’s almost the same; that’s why I put a few men’s looks on women and the reverse. You can be more masculine showing your femininity.”

Michele’s garments often merge references from Ancient Rome, Medieval times, Baroque style and the fashion of the ’70s. He also noted that he thinks men are “really attractive” when they listen to their “feminine part” and claimed popstar Styles perfectly embodies his ideal client.

“I think that he is really the incarnation of a pop icon of the next generation. He’s the only one on the market, I think, that is really in contact with his feminine part. He’s sexy and he’s handsome,” the designer added.

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Jared Leto convinced someone stole Gucci replica head from 2019 Met Gala

Jared Leto thinks someone may have stolen his Gucci replica head from the 2019 Met Gala.The actor/singer arrived at the prestigious event back in May wearing an opulent couture outfit designed by the Italian label’s creative director, Alessandro Michel…

Jared Leto thinks someone may have stolen his Gucci replica head from the 2019 Met Gala.

The actor/singer arrived at the prestigious event back in May wearing an opulent couture outfit designed by the Italian label’s creative director, Alessandro Michele.

However, Leto made headlines as he was carrying a full-size replica of his head on the red carpet which was fashioned into a useful evening bag.

Michele and his Gucci team worked with Italian special effects firm Makinarium to create the unique piece, which cost more than $11,000 (£8,900).

Yet, five months later, Leto has confessed that he hasn’t seen his head clutch since the Met Gala and is under the impression that a fellow partygoer took it.

“Honestly, I have no idea,” he told GQ magazine. “I think someone may have stolen it. If anyone out there finds it, bring it into your nearest Gucci store in exchange for a pair of dirty sneakers.”

At this year’s event, Leto’s head-to-toe Gucci outfit featured a long-sleeved red gown with crystals draped over his chest and shoulders.

The star has been a longtime muse of creative director Michele, and even wore a Gucci wardrobe for the recent tour with his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars.

“I have a lot of help from the Gucci team. They’re an incredible group of people. So talented, so gifted. I feel really fortunate to work with Alessandro and this motley crew of artists and craftspeople that he’s put together,” the 47-year-old gushed.

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David Ayer fed up with criticism of Suicide Squad

Director David Ayer is frustrated by criticism of Suicide Squad because the film was not his “original vision”. On Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn announced the cast of The Suicide Squad, his follow-up to Ayer’s 2016 comic book movi…

Director David Ayer is frustrated by criticism of Suicide Squad because the film was not his “original vision”.

On Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn announced the cast of The Suicide Squad, his follow-up to Ayer’s 2016 comic book movie. In response, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich tweeted that it was hard to be excited about a sequel to “some dumb piece of s**t that literally every sane person on Earth hated with a passion when it came out like 10 minutes ago.”

The filmmaker noticed the “mean-spirited” comment and replied, “A lot of people dedicated their blood sweat and tears and came together to make the original. It’s incredibly painful to have two years of my love attacked in such a way.”

After the journalist explained that he was simply frustrated about franchises continuing regardless of previous results, Ayer added, “The film industry is exactly that – an industry – it keeps growing and moving forward. Yet I know @JamesGunn will make something amazing. My frustration comes from being hammered for something that was not my original vision.”

The 51-year-old continued to tell his followers he “cannot wait to see this movie” and that Warner Bros. executives were “blessed to have @James Gunn.” Gunn responded to the praise by tweeting the praying hands emoji.

The Suicide Squad, which is said to be a reboot of Ayer’s movie, will feature returning cast members including Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, and Joel Kinnaman, while newcomers include Idris Elba, Taika Waititi, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, and Pete Davidson. When Gunn unveiled the confirmed cast list on Friday, fans were quick to notice that Jared Leto was absent, leaving them to wonder who will be playing the Joker next.

The Suicide Squad is scheduled to hit cinemas in August 2021.

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Joaquin Phoenix was hesitant about playing the Joker

Joaquin Phoenix had reservations about playing the iconic Batman villain in Joker.  Todd Phillips’s upcoming crime drama follows the Walk the Line actor’s failed stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck, who is mentally ill and disregarded by society, as he tu…

Joaquin Phoenix had reservations about playing the iconic Batman villain in Joker.

  Todd Phillips’s upcoming crime drama follows the Walk the Line actor’s failed stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck, who is mentally ill and disregarded by society, as he turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City and slowly becomes the legendary antagonist, the Joker.  

 In a new interview with Total Film magazine, Phoenix admitted he was hesitant about joining the superhero genre in a role that had been made famous by the likes of Heath Ledger and Jared Leto.    

 “It took me a while (to commit). Now, when I look back, I don’t understand why,” he said. “There was a lot of fear, yeah. But I always say there’s motivating fear and debilitating fear. There’s the fear where you cannot make a f**king step, and there’s the kind where it’s like, ‘OK, what do we do? That’s not good enough.’ And you’re digging deeper and deeper. I love that kind of fear. It guides us, makes us work harder. 

 “I think oftentimes, in these movies, we have these simplified, reductive archetypes, and that allows for the audience to be distant from the character, just like we would do in real life, where it’s easy to label somebody as evil, and therefore say, ‘Well, I’m not that.'” 

 However, Phillips’s movie ignores the comics and is a completely original standalone origins story which is more of an intimate character study of Fleck/Joker than a regular entry in the superhero genre.  

 The director and co-writer explained that taking this approach meant he could explore the character more.  

 “There are times where you’re going to feel yourself connected to him, and rooting for him, and times when you should be repulsed by him,” he shared. “And I like that idea of challenging the audience, and challenging myself to explore a character like that. It’s rare to explore characters like that in any movies, but specifically in the superhero genre.” 

 Joker will debut at the Venice International Film Festival next week ahead of an October release. 

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Jared Leto eyeing serial killer role opposite Denzel Washington in The Little Things

Jared Leto is reportedly in early talks to join Denzel Washington and Rami Malek in The Little Things. Variety sources claim the Dallas Buyers Club actor is close to sealing a deal to play a serial killer in the upcoming film, which will star Washingt…

Jared Leto is reportedly in early talks to join Denzel Washington and Rami Malek in The Little Things.

Variety sources claim the Dallas Buyers Club actor is close to sealing a deal to play a serial killer in the upcoming film, which will star Washington and Malek as cops.

John Lee Hancock, who directed The Blind Side and Saving Mr. Banks, has been hired to write and direct the project, which begins filming later this year.

The Little Things follows Washington’s troubled and burned-out deputy sheriff Deke, who teams with top detective Baxter, played by Malek, as they attempt to catch a serial killer.

Leto has strong ties with Warner Bros., the studio behind the new project – the Oscar-winning actor appeared in Blade Runner 2049 in 2017, and as the Joker in Suicide Squad.

The 47-year-old recently wrapped production on Morbius, based on the Marvel comic-book anti-hero character, set to be released in July next year.

Leto will play Dr. Morbius, a scientist who tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, only to gain vampire-like abilities in the process. Back in March, the 30 Seconds to Mars frontman shared a snap from the set shortly after filming got underway, and wrote: “1 week down, 11 to go.”

Doctor Who star Matt Smith is also onboard for the movie, with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa helming the project.

Leto was also seen in Netflix’s The Outsider, and recently produced the documentary A Day in the Life of America, which was filmed across America on Independence Day in 2017.

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John Cena eyeing Suicide Squad sequel – report

Action man John Cena is reportedly in talks to suit up for the Suicide Squad sequel. The Bumblebee star is circling the opportunity to join returning leads Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney in the follow-up to the 2016 comic book adaptation, although det…

Action man John Cena is reportedly in talks to suit up for the Suicide Squad sequel.

The Bumblebee star is circling the opportunity to join returning leads Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney in the follow-up to the 2016 comic book adaptation, although details about who he is in line to play have yet to be revealed, reports Variety.com.

If busy Cena does sign on, the film would mark his first comic book gig, having turned his attention to acting in recent years after becoming one of WWE’s biggest stars.

He won’t be the only new addition to the line-up – Idris Elba was tapped for the project last month (Mar19), when reports first suggested he would be stepping into the part of Deadshot, as scheduling conflicts had prevented Will Smith from reprising the role.

However, it has since emerged that Elba will be playing an entirely different character, as Deadshot will no longer be featured in the storyline.

Only three characters from the original Suicide Squad are expected to make a return: Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Courtney’s Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis’s Amanda Waller.

Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn is writing and directing the sequel, simply titled The Suicide Squad, with production expected to begin this autumn (19), ahead of an August, 2021 release.

The first supervillain movie, directed by David Ayer and co-starring Jared Leto and Cara Delevingne, was critically mauled but went on to make almost $750 million (£575 million) at the global box office.

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