Superhero Buzz: An Animated 'Spider-Man' Update and Why a 'Suicide Squad' Actor Was Scared On Set

Superhero Buzz: An Animated 'Spider-Man' Update and Why a 'Suicide Squad' Actor Was Scared On Set

Jun 24, 2016

It's time once again for a trio of superhero news and buzz, and this time we've got tastes from two different movie franchises. Check out the latest from the Marvel, DC, and X-Men cinematic universes below.

 

Spider-Man 

We're still mostly anxiously awaiting the next live-action Spider-Man reboot, the currently filming Spider-Man: Homecoming, but we've been slipped some positive buzz for its animated feature follow-up, which still has no title. The Lego Movie's Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who wrote the film, recently told IGN the following (via ComicBookMovie.com): 

"It is not going to feel like every other Spider-Man movie you've seen.   It will stand on its own as a unique film-going experience.  It's wonderful and the people that are working on it are geniuses. It is unique. ... People will love it."

It's easy to understand it'll be different, other than being animated, because Miller and Lord are creative geniuses. And hilarious. But how exactly they'll make the movie so fresh remains a mystery and will be for a while. The presumed spin-off (it might focus on the Miles Morales version of Spidey) will be the directorial debut of animator Bob Persichetti (Shrek 2) and arrives December 21, 2018.

 

Suicide Squad

Still one of the most anxiously anticipated movies of the summer, the DC Extended Universe sideliner Suicide Squad is probably going to be a lot of fun. But was it always fun to make? We've heard Jared Leto could get pretty extreme with his method acting, and now Viola Davis has come out with a claim to E! Online (via ComicBookMovie.com) that she was actually scared of him. 

"We all got gifts from Jared. I got bullets, in a box," Davis said in an interview with E! Online. The actress said she was properly introduced to Leto out of character at an event for Glamour Magazine. "Before that I was only introduced to The Joker. There was a part of me that wanted to say, and have my pepper spray out, you remember that bullet you sent me? He was completely committed." Despite the tough facade of her character, Davis admitted the gift made her a little uneasy. "It was a little worrisome," Davis said. "It made you a little bit nervous and I'm pretty tough. You know I got into a few fights when I was growing up...but it scared me a little bit." Bullets seem pretty tame compared to Leto's other gifts to his castmates, which reportedly included rats, a dead pig, anal beads, and used condoms. Despite this, Davis praised Leto's performance in the film along with her other castmates. "Every single person in [Suicide Squad] gets to be completely insane because all the characters are insane. They're bad guys, we're all bad guys."

Fortunately there was no serioust strife between the Suicide Squad players, and they can all move on from the craziness. The movie, directed by David Ayer, opens August 5.

 

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