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Box Office: ‘Free Guy’ Heads for Formidable $25M-Plus Opening

Director Shawn Levy’s new action-comedy Free Guy — starring Ryan Reynolds — is coming in well ahead of expectations at the domestic box office, where the recovery has been otherwise hampered by…

The Emotional Message ‘The Suicide Squad’ Star David Dastmalchian Sent James Gunn After Reading Script

“I’m a superhero!” Those words had loomed over David Dastmalchian for months. The actor was on the Panama set of The Suicide Squad preparing for the biggest scene in his biggest role to date…

James Gunn and the Future of DC After ‘The Suicide Squad’

[This story contains spoilers for The Suicide Squad.] James Gunn has made his mark and given his heart to the DCEU with The Suicide Squad. The filmmaker brought his trademark…

Movie Theater Owners Won’t Oppose Requiring Proof of Vaccination (Exclusive)

When New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced Aug. 3 that proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for indoor activities — including movie theaters — cinema owners…

How ‘The Suicide Squad’ Villain Starro Helped Inspire the Marvel Universe

Movie audiences watching The Suicide Squad might be forgiven for thinking that the creature at the heart of Project Starfish is something so ridiculous that it had to come — in the words of…

Box Office: ‘The Suicide Squad’ Struggles in Opening With $12.2M Friday

Warner Bros. and DC’s The Suicide Squad opened to $12.2 million on Friday from 4,002 North American theaters amid challenges posed by the delta variant and a hybrid theatrical-home…

The Comics Behind ‘The Suicide Squad’ Post-Credits Scenes

[This story contains spoilers for The Suicide Squad.] It’s difficult to say just who the breakout character of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad; for every fan who falls for Polka-Dot Man…

‘The Suicide Squad’ Star Joel Kinnaman on Rick Flag and Peacemaker’s Key Scene

[The following interview contains spoilers for The Suicide Squad.] A lot has changed since Joel Kinnaman last played Rick Flag in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, but after five long years…

‘The Suicide Squad’ Producer Charles Roven Recalls Pairing David Ayer with Christopher Nolan’s Editor

Charles Roven’s journey in the DC universe has had plenty of triumphs as well as some unexpected turns along the way. The veteran producer worked with Christopher Nolan on the acclaimed The Dark Knigh…

Hollywood Flashback: James Gunn’s ‘Slither’ Oozed Onto Screens in 2006

The journey to The Suicide Squad, the latest blockbuster from director James Gunn, out Aug. 6, can be traced to a much more modestly budgeted, and surely disgusting, film from 2006. An…

Box Office: ‘The Suicide Squad’ Starts Off With $4.1M in Thursday Previews

Warner Bros. and DC’s The Suicide Squad started off with $4.1 million in Thursday evening shows at the North American box office, a pandemic-era best preview number for an R-rated film. James…

James Gunn on ‘The Suicide Squad,’ “Grounded” ‘Peacemaker’ and the Day Kevin Feige Came to Set

Three years ago, James Gunn thought his filmmaking career was over, but he very quickly began fielding offers all over town, including one from Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures…