Suicide Squad Cast Revealed
The cast for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad was revealed and wow. With one Oscar winner, one nominee, and a couple of established stars this is the biggest comic book cast since Avengers. While it’s been rumored for quite some time we finally got confirmation that Jared Leto will be playing The Joker. While I think he can do a fine job I’d be absolutely terrified to take up the role. After Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger putting on some legendary performances these are quite big shoes to fill. The other major star is Will “No Jaden here, scout’s honor” Smith as Deadshot. Aside from being hyped for the racist “DEADSHOT’S WHITE!” tweets next year this is some pretty good casting. I’ve always read Deadshot as more of a reckless (even suicidal), selfish and smart alecky type supervillain. Basically it’s Hancock. For all of that movie’s problems I never thought Smith’s portrayal of the character was one of them. The addition of Will Smith also adds some major star power to a movie universe severely lacking in any (barring Affleck).
Also added to the cast was Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Bronson) as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Die Hard 5) as Boomerang and Cara Delevingne (the upcoming Pan) as Enchantress. Interesting to see DC put all these heavy hitters onto this project but I can’t complain. Hopefully it lives up to my lofty expectations.
Terminator Genisys Trailer Debuts
After a wack teaser-to-a-teaser earlier this week the real teaser for Terminator Genisys came out. The best way I can describe my feelings about what we saw is conflicted. As far as action and look it’s perfect. From the sepia toned future to John Connor’s stupidly big facial scar it gets the look down to a T. I am also generally cool with the casting like Lee Byung-hun as a T-1000. What I have a trouble reconciling is the fact that they are just straight up erasing the past continuity. Not that continuity is everything but throwing T2 out of the equation seems a bit short sighted; especially when they continue to do the corny thing where they reuse classic lines. Starting anew is fine but it feels like a cheat to still acknowledge what you want to forget. I had the same issue with Star Trek Into Darkness. I’m more interested in the movie than I was after the plot was first revealed a couple of weeks ago but I can’t say it has me hooked yet.
James Bond Cast Revealed
At a press conference this week Sony unveiled details about the next James Bond movie. Titled Spectre it will have Daniel Craig returning to as James Bond with an October 23, 2015 release date in the UK. Even more exciting was Christoph Waltz announced as the currently unnamed lead villain. As far as I’m concerned Waltz can do no wrong. The other big baddie announced was Dave Bautista as the first new major henchman of series. Having watched him in WWE this works perfectly. While he has the charisma to pull off being a lead villain he works perfectly as a major enforcer. As far as I can tell Sam Mendes’ next take will be just as good as Skyfall.
Jean Claude Van Damme Joins Kickboxer Remake
Hells to the yes. That is all.
Source- KDrama Stars
CM Punk Joins the UFC, Fight in 2015
In some late breaking news (well late for On Patrol) after a whirlwind of a couple of weeks former pro wrestler CM Punk has signed a contract with the UFC. It’s no secret that Punk was a fan of mixed martial arts with his offer to walk out with Chael Sonnen, his wearing Gracie gear on TV and him appearing at UFC shows in the crowd; even during his time in WWE. It also been a rumor that he’s wanted at least one fight as a bucket list type of deal. What surprises me is his joining the UFC. As a company they’ve generally been against these kind of freak show fights so signing someone with a 0-0 record is a bit crazy. With MMA being in a stagnant place this could be the kind of thing to get the masses to pay attention though.
Now in the history of MMA a celebrity entering in the cage is hardly new. In 2012 movie star/pro wrestler Dave Bautista took a low level fight for CES winning by TKO in the first round. Jason David Frank, former Power Ranger and lifelong martial artist, has a perfect record with several amateur fights and pro fight all ending in the first round. Then there’s Gina Carano who was a pro fighter (7 wins and one loss) and a former champion before starring in films like Haywire, Fast & Furious 6 and In The Blood.
At this point the plan is for Punk to do a full 6 month training camp before facing another fighter at his level which is going to be tough. At 36 years old he’s getting starting pretty late in the game and the wear and tear of pro wrestling can’t be good for his body. Either way good luck to the dude. After having to eat crap behind the scenes in the WWE good on him for having the money and fame to do what he wants. Hopefully the injuries he suffered don’t prevent him from fighting.
Source- Wrestling Observer/F4W Online