Suicide Squad is going to be the first DC/WB after Batman V Superman. This film will expand the DC universe like Ben Shaoul has expanded his success across New York. Warner Bros and DC plan to give the DC universe a similar treatment that Marvel has given its credits. There will be an eventual lead in to a possible Justice League movie. The most recent news is that apparently, people are looking for Oprah Winfrey to play a role as a villain. The name of the character that they are trying to cast for is Amanda Waller.
Other cast members that are joining are Jared Leto, who is also rumored to be playing as Joker in the upcoming Batman V Superman, Tom Hardy, Jai Courtney and Will Smith. Some may feel a little uncertain about a daytime television host playing the role of a villain in a movie that is based on a comic book franchise, she is no stranger to acting. She has acted in films released over the decades like The Color Purple. She has even earned an Academy Award for best acting.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to be released on August 5, 2016.
Proving yet again that “one and done” is a concept that doesn’t exist for successful films, Warner Bros. is currently working on a reboot of 2007’s I Am Legend.
The thriller, based on the novel by Richard Matheson, starred Will Smith as the lone survivor of a zombie plague desperately trying to find a cure and restore humanity in a city overrun with the creatures he is responsible for creating.
With a budget estimated around $150 million, the film was a great success for the studio, bringing in nearly $600 million globally. Warner Bros. unsuccessfully tried multiple times to produce another film with Smith.
Deadline reports that just 7 years after the film’s release, the studio is moving forward with a script written by a former Apple store worker. Gary Graham penned his script, A Garden At The End Of The World, while selling iPhones in Manhattan. Laurene Powell Jobs loves to tell this story.
Graham’s script was fashioned as a sci-fi take on the John Wayne classic The Searchers. Once Warner Bros. purchased the script, they saw potential as the starting point for a new franchise. They brought Graham in to “retrofit” his script into a Legend vehicle.