uicide Squad season has officially begun and Warner Brothers wants us to get know all of the major role players in the film.
Today they revealed mini-trailers for each of the characters introducing us to villainous heroes who are tasked by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) to save the world. We get a brief introduction to each villain, their real names, skills and what they each bring to the team. Peep Deadshot (Will Smith), Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and The Joker (Jared Leto) mini-trailers below:
These are so FLY! Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5th, you can purchase advanced tickets now when you go here.
To see the rest of squads mini-trailers hit the gallery below!
From director David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) comes Suicide Squad, starring Oscar nominee Will Smith, Oscar winner Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Oscar nominee Viola Davis.
Check out the special trailer clip above that features Viola playing a character by the name of “Amanda Waller,” which is a fictional character that appeared in American comic books published by DC Comics created by John Ostrander, Len Wein and John Byrne.
Despite not possessing any superpowers, Amanda is a powerful antagonist and sometime-ally to the superheroes of the DC Universe, often serving as an antihero. Waller is typically portrayed as a ruthless, high-ranking government official who uses intelligence, guile, and sheer intimidation to achieve her aims, often in the name of national security.
We’ve finally been given another glimpse into the highly anticipated Suicide Squad movie. The film stars Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Common as Tattooed Man, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang.
These unlikely heroes, described as “the worst of the worst” have been handpicked by Amanda Waller, played by Viola Davis, to go after evil characters as part of a black ops team known as Task Force X. Rick Flag, portrayed by Joel Kinnaman, is tasked with keeping this group of criminals in line as they set out to save the world. What exactly does that entail? All we know is, “[They] are going somewhere really bad to do something that will get [them] killed.”
You can watch the newest trailer for the latest film installment in the DC Universe below. If you missed the first trailer and the recently released posters for the film you can catch them below as well. Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5th.
ELLE revealed the actresses they tapped for their 6th annual “Women In TV” issue yesterday January 12th, and this year’s covers are a true representation of the diversity of women within the current TV landscape.
Quantico star Priyanka Chopra, Viola Davis of How To Get Away With Murder, Julia Louis-Dreyfus of VEEP, Empire’s Taraji P. Henson, and Olivia Wilde of HBO’s new series Vinyl.
The issue hits newsstands nationwide on January 19th. The five talented and beautiful cover stars discuss life, love, their careers, and being a woman in Hollywood.
Golden Globe Winner Taraji P. Henson had this to say about her portrayal of “Cookie Lyon” on FOX’s hit ‘Empire’.
“It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] not be sassy and neck-rollin’ and eye-bulgin’ and attitude all the time. Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That’s why she’s not a caricature.”
On whether woman should have to choose between building an empire and love, Chopra revealed to Elle,
“Why should a woman have to pick between global domination and having the love of her life?”
Davis went even deeper, by pointing out how the media continues to perpetuate ideas and images of women that are the furthest thing from the truth.
“We’ve been fed a whole slew of lies about women. If you are anywhere above a size 2, you’re not having sex. You don’t have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you’re of a certain age, you’re off the table.”
While Elle’s cover may be diverse and women seem to be faring better on the small screen, Hollywood still has a long way to go, something Dreyfus touched on when speaking with Elle.
“Go to the movies—how many good scripts are you really seeing out there? How many good, meaty roles are there for women within those scripts? Not tons of them. Right now there are so many shows on with strong, complicated, powerful, not-so-powerful, interesting human beings who are women. And I am thrilled to be playing one of them.”
You can check out the complete interviews with Elle’s “Women In TV” cover stars as well their entire roster of woman dominating the realm of television in their February issue available at select newsstands today and everywhere January 19th.
As we literally countdown the hours of 2015, check out our Top 20 recap of the Best and Hilarious Moments of the year. Trust us, this is our best line-up yet as the past 12 months was filled with some of the most news and happenings probably more than any year that we could remember.
If you missed the Kennedy Center Honors 2015 televised ceremony then you’re in for a treat, as we have full coverage right here for you!
Honorees Cicely Tyson received a glorified performance from our favorite inspirational alto, Cece Winans as she performed the classic hymn “Blessed Assurance”. Carole King also was musically recognized by Aretha Franklin (with clutch and fur coat in tow) as she echoed the consistent soulful sounds of “(You Make Me Feel) A Natural Woman”, which King co-wrote.
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Usher, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington and more were completely moved by both performances. The entire arena was on their feet and practically in tears; a moment no one will every forget.
Kerry, Viola and Tyler Perry were also involved in Cicely’s tribute.
Check out both visual memories below:
Cece Winans & Terrance Blanchard Peformance
Aretha Franklin Performance
In case you missed the ceremony watch it in full HERE.