As befitting the second weekend in June, there’s a lot of high-profile films hitting theaters today, including The Conjuring 2, Warcraft, and Now You See Me 2. But since we always believe in keeping our eyes on the horizon, today’s Movie Morsels has the latest on the upcoming Suicide Squad, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and more!
Like most comic book fans, your squad goals for this summer most likely involve a certain team of DC Universe antiheroes making their big-screen debut. Well, if you’re planning to take your love of Suicide Squad so far as to cosplay as the team’s members, DC has an event that’s right up your alley: the Squad Up! Cosplay Contest. You can find out how to turn your costume into a free trip to Comic-Con that includes VIP access to all Suicide Squad events in the following video…
I’m guessing there will be more than a few Harley Quinns entered in this contest, judging by what we saw of the cosplay at last weekend’s Phoenix Comicon.
Bonus! Here’s the latest TV spot for Suicide Squad, which ran during the NBA finals. It’s clear from this video that the titular team is intent on taking Deadpool‘s crown as the worst hero ever…
It’s official! Cate Blanchett (pictured above in Blue Jasmine) will indeed be joining Sandra Bullock in the gender-swapped Ocean’s Eleven remake. What’s more, the two Oscar winners will be joined in the Gary Ross-directed film by another two of our favorite actresses: Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter. Shooting is said to begin early next year in New York City.
Another Marvel veteran will be joining Spider-Man: Homecoming. Kenneth Choi—who played Jim Morita, one of the Howling Commandos in Captain America: The First Avenger—has been cast in the Tom Holland-starring reboot of the wallcrawler’s film series. Word on the streets is he’ll be playing Peter Parker’s high school principal. Jon Watts directs the July 7, 2017 release.
Untitled Elizabeth Holmes Movie
Finally today… Adam McKay proved he could bring the funny to a very serious topic when he won a Best Screenplay Oscar for last year’s The Big Short. Now the writer-director is looking to return to the world of financial drama, and he’s bringing Jennifer Lawrence (pictured above in last year’s Joy) along with him. The two are teaming up for an as-yet-untitled biopic about businesswoman Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, who saw her net worth plummet in just one year from 4.5 billion to zero dollars.
What do you think of today’s top stories? Let us know below. And have a great weekend, everyone!
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