David Ayer

First Pics Of 'Suicide Squad' Cast Revealed


David Ayer Will Smith Jared Leto Cara Delevingne Margot Robbie Adam Beach Joel Kinnaman Jai Courtney

DC Comics fans, stop what you’re doing and pay attention! Suicide Squad director David Ayers has shared the first official photographs of the main cast in full costume on Twitter, including Will Smith as Deadshot.

The movie, whose release is still fifteen months away, concerns a motley crew of supervillains who conduct covert operations on behalf of the US government in exchange for receiving cuts to the lengths of their prison sentences. Ayer's photos are the first opportunity for fans of the comic books to get a flavour of the visual aesthetics that the director will be bringing to the picture.

Suicide Squad 2016The full 'Suicide Squad' cast

Continue reading: First Pics Of 'Suicide Squad' Cast Revealed

David Ayer Releases First Photo Of The 'Suicide Squad' Team In Costume


David Ayer Jared Leto Will Smith Margot Robbie Joel Kinnaman Cara Delevingne Jai Courtney Adam Beach

While the Avengers are busy taking over cinemas across the globe, there's something else happening in the world of superheroes (and villains) - David Ayer has just revealed the first image of the cast of Suicide Squad in costume, reports Variety. And here it is:

Continue reading: David Ayer Releases First Photo Of The 'Suicide Squad' Team In Costume

Get Your First Look At Jared Leto As The 'Suicide Squad's' Joker


Jared Leto David Ayer

Unless you’ve been living under an entertainment free rock you’ll know that Jared Leto is set to play The Joker in David Ayer’s upcoming Suicide Squad movie. Of course you’ll probably also know that Leto has been undergoing a pretty drastic transformation in recent months in order to become the DC villain. Well prepare to see things taken one step further as the first official image of Leto's Joker has been revealed.

Jared LetoAs he was, Jared before going full on Joker

Director David Ayer shared the first official image of Leto in full on Joker garb on Friday, on the 75th anniversary of the character’s first comic book appearance. With his hair cropped and dyed green, the 43 year old cut a pretty menacing figure in the pic, which also showed him sporting silver capped teeth and a variety of tattoos.

Continue reading: Get Your First Look At Jared Leto As The 'Suicide Squad's' Joker

FIRST LOOK: Jared Leto Is Still Playing The Joker in "Suicide Squad"


Jared Leto David Ayer Margot Robbie Cara Delevingne

Jared Leto as the Joker - I was into it from the word "go," but now we even have a first look picture to get the online convo going. The actor's look for Suicide Squad calls back to an earlier Joker from the comic book universe.

Jared LetoWhere is Jared?

The square hairdo and blurry, 80s-looking filter add a nice arty touch, but the camera Leto is holding seems to call back to one of the character's most iconic covers -The Killing Joke. It's one of the few origin stories for the Joker. The pic was tweeted on Thursday by Suicide Squad director David Ayer, who added the hashtag #whereisjared. 

Continue reading: FIRST LOOK: Jared Leto Is Still Playing The Joker in "Suicide Squad"

Jared Leto Looses His Locks (And Beard) As He Prepares For 'Suicide Squad' Role [Photos]


Jared Leto David Ayer

It had to happen one day, but we’re still deeply sadden to report that Jared Leto’s long, shiny, ombré-d locks are unfortunately no more. Against our wishes, the 43 year old actor took a trip to the hairdressers yesterday, in preparation for his upcoming role as The Joker in David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie.

Jared LetoBefore the chop, Jared with hair and beard in tact.

Oscar winner Leto was just as well known for his luscious mane as he was for his acting talents, so the loss of his locks has hit fans hard. The handsome actor has sported the long haired look since 2012, though he has previously rocked a shorter style and even had a pink mohican in 2010.

Continue reading: Jared Leto Looses His Locks (And Beard) As He Prepares For 'Suicide Squad' Role [Photos]

Suicide Squad Cast: Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Jared Leto Announced


Will Smith Tom Hardy Margot Robbie Jai Courtney Cara Delevingne David Ayer

Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne have been announced as the primary cast members for the DC Comics supervillain movie Suicide Squad. Leto is set to play Batman's fearsome rival The Joker, while Smith will play Deadshot. The gang will be helmed by Hardy's Rick Flag.

Will SmithWill Smith heads the cast for Warner Bros' Suicide Squad movie

Elsewhere, Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie will play The Joker's accomplice Harley Quinn, whole Jai Courtney will take on the role of Boomerage. British supermodel Delevigne - who was rumored to be playing Quinn after a Halloween post on Instagram - will play Enchantress.

Continue reading: Suicide Squad Cast: Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Jared Leto Announced

Terminator's Jai Courtney in Talks for Key 'Suicide Squad' Role


Jai Courtney David Ayer

Jai Courtney, the American actor who will star in the forthcoming Terminator movie Genisys, is in talks to join David Ayer's DC Comics movie Suicide Squad. According to Variety, Courtney is being eyed for the role of Batman villain Deadshot.

Jai CourtneyJai Courtney could play Deadshot in Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is shaping up to be a true A-listers movie, with Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto in some stage of negotiations for the movie. Based on the famous comic, the movie will centre on a team of super villains who are given a shot at redemption by the government. 

Continue reading: Terminator's Jai Courtney in Talks for Key 'Suicide Squad' Role

Cara Delevingne Could Play Harley Quinn in David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad'


Cara Delevingne David Ayer

It looks like Cara Delevingne's Instagram audition for the role of Harvey Quinn in Suicide Squad has paid off. The supermodel posted a picture of herself dressed as the Joker's accomplice earlier this month, and it caught the attention of top executives at Warner Bros.

Cara DelevingneCara Delevingne could play Harley Quinn in David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad' - one of numerous DC Comics movies announced by Warner Bros

The studio has already announced that David Ayer will begin a new slate of movies with the super villain movie Suicide Squad and Delevingne is now in-line to play Harley Quinn, who first appeared in the Batman stories.

Continue reading: Cara Delevingne Could Play Harley Quinn in David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad'

Brad Pitt And Co Head Back To WWII With 'Fury'


Brad Pitt David Ayer Shia LaBeouf Logan Lerman Michael Pena Jon Bernthal Angelina Jolie

Now storming through cinemas worldwide after claiming the US box office crown last weekend, the World War II tank-crew thriller 'Fury' is an old-school war movie that attempts to update the genre with a more internalised approach to its characters.

The cast of 'Fury' on set
Brad Pitt has deep respect for the war veterans who inspired 'Fury'

"It's about a family and their love for each other," says writer-director David Ayer of the five-man crew played by Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal. "We wanted to explore the moral and psychological hazards of war, and how they affect this family of brothers."

Continue reading: Brad Pitt And Co Head Back To WWII With 'Fury'

Fury Review


OK

From Training Day to this year's Sabotage, filmmaker David Ayer writes and directs movies about the cathartic power of releasing your inner warrior. And this World War II action thriller is more of the same, with a "war is hell" message stirred in for good measure. The problem is that there's nothing particularly new here. It's a beautifully shot and edited film, with terrific performances and a remarkable sense of scale, but there have been so many movies made about this conflict that it's difficult to find something original to connect with.

It's near the end of the war, April 1945, as Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) leads the crew of a tank named Fury: Bible (Shia LaBeouf) is a true believer, Gordo (Michael Pena) is a relaxed joker, and Coon-Ass (Jon Bernthal) is a hot-headed thug. Having just lost their driver, they're joined by rookie Norman (Logan Lerman), who doesn't yet have a wartime nickname because he never thought he'd end up driving a tank. Together, they head further into Germany, not as liberators but as invaders and occupiers, working with other tank crews to take a strategic town before heading further into the hot zone, where a series of particularly brutal Nazi assaults ensue.

The point of the film seems to be that war erodes a person's humanity over time, and the sharpest aspect is the way each character emerges at some point on the continuum. Obviously, Norman is the naive newbie who still has a strong conscience, while at the other extreme Coon-Ass is virtually a monster. Wardaddy is somewhere in between, a tough guy who still has a sense of perspective, such as when he reasons that Norman should be allowed to have some private time with a young German girl (Alicia von Rittberg) simply because they're "young and alive". All of the actors are excellent, adding telling details to their characters that deepen every scene. And the camaraderie between the five-man crew is remarkably authentic, as is their ease inside the cramped quarters of the tank, which makes submarine movies look spacious by comparison.

Continue reading: Fury Review

Video - Brad Pitt Joined By Logan Lerman And Shia Labeouf At 'Fury' Photocall


Brad Pitt was joined by his 'Fury' co-stars at a Paris photocall held at Les Invalides. He posed on the red carpet in front of an army tank with actors Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal and Michael Pena, as well as director David Ayer. During the photo session, Shia and Jon appeared to share a little playful banter, with Shia exclaiming, 'What's the deal, man?!' as they are joined by General Christian Baptiste and General Herve Charpentie.

Continue: Video - Brad Pitt Joined By Logan Lerman And Shia Labeouf At 'Fury' Photocall

Is Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Too Violent?


Brad Pitt David Ayer David Fincher Keanu Reeves

It was undoubtedly the star pulling power of Brad Pitt that helped David Ayer's World War II drama Fury accelerate past Gone Girl to the top of the box-office this weekend. Pitt and his tank buddies took $23.5 million in ticket sales to finish at No.1, whilst David Fincher's mystery thriller took a creditable $17.8 million to drop to second place.

Fury'Fury' is said to be one of the most violent movies of the year

In third place was Fox's animated feature The Book of Life, which took $17 million, and Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day took $12 million. 

Continue reading: Is Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Too Violent?

Brad Pitt: 'War is Hell'


Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie David Ayer

With the recent news that 'Fury' has topped the box-office over the course of it's opening weekend, Brad Pitt - the film's star - talks about what went into the creation of this hit film. In an interview with the BBC, Pitt explains how the film was never intended to act as a glorification of war. "War is hell," he says, while discussing the film's dramatic impact. In his own words, the film "was about the accumulative psychic trauma that every soldier carries to some extent."

Brad Pitt and Peter Comfort at the 58th BFI London Film Festival
Brad Pitt's wife, Angelina Jolie, is soon to release her own World War Two film, 'Unbroken'. 

Brad Pitt stars as Sergeant Don "Wardaddy" Collier, alongside Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal. 'Fury' follows the story of these five men who work together within the titular Sherman tank, throughout the final days of World War Two. According to 'Walking Dead' star, Jon Bernthal, "This movie is family drama. It's about a family travelling through hell in a metal box."

Continue reading: Brad Pitt: 'War is Hell'

Picture - Photographs from the red carpet... London United Kingdom, Sunday 19th October 2014

Photographs from the red carpet at the premiere of 'Fury' at the 58th British Film Institute London Film Festival

David Ayer
David Ayer

Picture - 58th BFI LFF: Fury -... London United Kingdom, Sunday 19th October 2014

58th BFI LFF: Fury - photocall held at the Corinthia Hotel.

Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt, Michael Pena, Shia LaBeouf and Jon Bernthal
Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt, Michael Pena, Shia LaBeouf and Jon Bernthal
Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt, Michael Pena, Shia LaBeouf and Jon Bernthal
Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt, Michael Pena, Shia LaBeouf and Jon Bernthal
Logan Lerman, Brad Pitt, Michael Pena, Shia LaBeouf and Jon Bernthal
David Ayer

David Ayer Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Footage RSS