Heath Ledger was allegedly so obsessed with perfecting his performance as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ that he turned his entire New York apartment into a “shrine” dedicated to the villain. The New York Post have reported that the police that responded to his drug overdose in his Manhattan abode in 2008 found that it was covered in Batman comic-books, various pieces of clown memorabilia, and other bits of research surrounding previous incarnations of the character.
Just when you thought that things couldn’t get any worse for ‘Suicide Squad’, Jared Leto has reportedly told a group of Thirty Seconds To Mars fans that he feels “tricked” by the film. Over the last few days Jared Leto has been at the second annual Camp Mars, a camp-themed mini-festival held in Malibu, California held for fans of the band, which he’s been posting about on Twitter and Instagram. The piece went on to add that not only was Leto “overwhelmed by all the hate regarding the look and choices” but that he believed Warner Bros would create a more artistic film.
Jared Leto has heaped praise on Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’, a role that he will try to emulate with his portrayal of the super-villain in ‘Suicide Squad’. Ledger tragically passed at the age of just 28 before his stupendous work as the villain in ‘The Dark Knight’ was even released. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Leto waxed lyrical about Ledger’s efforts in Christopher Nolan’s 2008 comic-book adaptation, insisting, “Heath did an impeccable, perfect performance as the Joker.
It’s been over 8 years since Heath Ledger died in New York after taking a dangerous mix of prescription drugs, and in a new interview with Daily Mail Australia, his father Kim has opened up admitting: “It was totally his fault.”
You would have thought that following the tepid response to ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Warner Bros might proceed a little more cautiously with their DC Extended Universe. This comes shortly after it was alleged a solo Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) film is also being worked on. According to We Got This Covered’s unnamed source the studio are actually considering the future of the entire Task Force X, but they’re mostly interested in Joker, Harley Quinn, and Boomerang spin-offs.
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.
The Dark Knight just crashed the Suicide Squad’s party. In the new trailer premiering on Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards, we got our longest look yet at Batman’s appearance in this summer’s supervillain showcase. Piecing together the new images with clips from the earlier trailers, statements made by Zack Snyder (director of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and master of the DC cinematic universe), and plots from key comics, we can glean hints not just about the Suicide Squad storyline, but also about the in-the-works standalone film featuring Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader.
The latest ‘Suicide Squad’ trailer was all kinds of yes. Not only did it feature the best use of Bohemian Rhapsody since ‘Wayne’s World’, but it proved that each and every member of the devilish posse will be gloriously up to no good in the comic book adaptation. Despite the fine array of talent and tantalising characters in ‘Suicide Squad’, Leto’s Joker is the main draw.
In next summer’s DC super-villain team-up Suicide Squad, the Joker (Jared Leto) has his own sweet set of wheels. Called the Vaydor, it’s a kit car designed and sold by a gear head named Matt McEntegart, who lives in northern Florida. “I wanted aggressive, angry, and low to the ground.” Related: Behind the Scenes Photos of ‘Suicide Squad’ That description basically shouts “super-villain,” and sure enough, when Suicide Squad came calling, he was more than happy to let his handiwork be featured in the film. The new Batmobile (DC/Warner Bros) The car can be any color, but both the one McEntegart showed to Fox 13 and the model used for Suicide Squad is painted a sort of hot purple, which looks great under the neon lights of the Gotham City night.
A journal that Heath Ledger kept while he was prepping for his now-iconic role as The Joker in Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’ has resurfaced online. As part of a documentary called 'Heath Ledger: Too Young To Die’, Ledger’s father Kim looks through the book, which features ideas, scribbled notes and reference points for his take on Batman’s nemesis. - Joker henchman confirmed for Suicide Squad - Suicide Squad Trailer Released - Fox still committed to Fantastic Four There are pictures of Malcolm McDowell’s iconic Alex from 'A Clockwork Orange’, as well as clowns and hyenas, but hauntingly, he scrawled 'bye bye’ across a page of notes in signing off.
Be advised - the following contains DC Universe and possible ‘Suicide Squad’ spoilers. Since the release of the trailer at Comic-Con, one fan has suggested that the Joker isn’t who we all think he is (which is actually a theory that’s circulated in the past). Reddit user Jason-G169 believes that the sadistic villain we are seeing is none other than Jason Todd - the incarnation of Batman’s sidekick Robin who took over when Dick Grayson flew the nest (pun intended) to become Nightwing.
Update May 27, 2015: New footage uploaded to social media on Wednesday reveals a Bat-suited stuntman on top of the Jokermobile. Just over a week ago we got our first peek at the Joker’s sweet ride in Suicide Squad, a pimped-out Vaydor “supercar.” Now get ready for a glimpse of the latest incarnation of the O.G. supercar in action. Fan-spies camped out on the Toronto set of Suicide Squad this weekend captured video of a chase between Joker’s ride and the brand-new Batmobile. The slow-speed pursuit, which will presumably be sped up in post-production, gives us a good look at Batman’s vehicle.