Superhero Nightly Update – X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, SUICIDE SQUAD Casting, AVENGERS 2 Poster

  • Viola Davis confirms that she’ll play Amanda Waller in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad!
    X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, SUICIDE SQUAD Casting, AVENGERS 2 Poster - Viola Davis
    She was asked about it at the Academy Awards this past Sunday about when interviewed by etalk, and her husband was more than happy to add the excitement to her upcoming role after she said “yes” in finally confirming the rumors about it.Suicide Squad is about a group of supervillains recruited to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency, and Amanda Waller leads this group of criminals.

  • Ben Hardy, most known for his role as Peter Beale in the British BBC soap EastEnders, joins the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse.  It has not been revealed what exactly his role will be yet.


  • The official poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released!


  • After the Oscars, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn wrote a very respectable and Oscar-worthy statement in defense of superhero movies (and pretty much any popular blockbuster movie out there) due to the backlash such movies have been getting from those who feel themselves above all that – ahem, Dan Gilroy:

    “Whatever the case, the truth is, popular fare in any medium has always been snubbed by the self-appointed elite. I’ve already won more awards than I ever expected for Guardians. What bothers me slightly is that many people assume because you make big films that you put less love, care, and thought into them then people do who make independent films or who make what are considered more serious Hollywood films.

    I’ve made B-movies, independent films, children’s movies, horror films, and gigantic spectacles. I find there are plenty of people everywhere making movies for a buck or to feed their own vanity. And then there are people who do what they do because they love story-telling, they love cinema, and they want to add back to the world some of the same magic they’ve taken from the works of others. In all honesty, I do no find a strikingly different percentage of those with integrity and those without working within any of these fields of film.

    If you think people who make superhero movies are dumb, come out and say we’re dumb. But if you, as an independent filmmaker or a “serious” filmmaker, think you put more love into your characters than the Russo Brothers do Captain America, or Joss Whedon does the Hulk, or I do a talking raccoon, you are simply mistaken.”


By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary