Margot Robbie


No Batman or Harley Quinn For Arrow


Exectutive producer and showrunner of Arrow, Marc Guggenheim, recently attended the Long Beach Comics Expo in Long Beach, CA. 

Guggenheim was part of a panel where he discussed Arrow and working with DC.

Before we dive into Arrow, Guggenheim commented on the 2011 Green Lantern movie noting that he didn’t have control over the film (which explains a lot).

“With ‘Green Lantern,’ we [he and Co-Showrunner Greg Berlanti] really learned the lesson of control. We didn’t have it on ‘Green Lantern.’ It got taken out of our hands at a certain point, and stuff happened. The difference between features and TV is that on TV, as a writer, you’re writing for your life. Every eight business days, there’s a new script due, and as a showrunner, it all goes through your pen. Sometimes what’s getting shot is literally your first draft. At the same time, it’s getting shot.” 

Now on to Arrow, as the series has a darker tone many have compared it to Batman; however, it’s learned the Caped Crusader won’t be appearing any time soon.

We have a great relationship with DC. We sort of navigate with DC which characters in the toy box we have access to. Obviously, ‘Gotham’ has Batman covered… At the same time, DC [recognizes [Green] Arrow doesn’t have a fantastic rogues gallery — we’ve got Count Vertigo, and we’ve used him twice. They know that we need access to other characters, but it’s a give and take. The bottom line is, Batman won’t appear on “Arrow” before he appears on “Gotham,” and “they’ve got about twenty more years to go.”

Guggenheim also answered a fan question about seeing more from Harley Quinn, who was more of an Easter Egg in a Suicide Squad episode of Arrow.

Between “Gotham” and Margot Robbie playing her in the upcoming Suicide Squad film, he stated that the closest they could come is the “wink and a nod” from last season. 

A superhero team spinoff is in the works, which is presently untitled, but Guggenheim offers it isn’t called “The Brave and the Bold.”

It’s also learned that DC has plans for Ted Kord, the second blue beetle, as Arrow wanted to use the character prior to Brandon Routh’s Atom.

Aked if there’s a list of things that can and can’t be used (besides Batman), Guggenheim explained that twice a year they sit down with DC, and each has a list of characters they’d like to use or be used. Katana was a character DC suggested they use. Ray Palmer was originally supposed to be Ted Kord, but DC said, “No, we have plans for that character. How about Ray Palmer?”



No Batman Vs. Superman Trailer With Focus


It’s probably safe to say that there is no Batman Vs. Superman trailer attached to Will Smith and Margot Robbie’s Focus.

Focus debuted last night with advanced screenings and no word has surfaced about a Batman Vs. Superman trailer.

The internet would have exploded if the Batman Vs. Superman trailer was shown last night; so it looks like the guessing game continues.

With Zack Snyder releasing a first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman, it was hoped the Batman Vs. Superman trailer would be released with Focus. In addition, Smith and Robbie are starring in Suicide Squad, which follows Batman Vs. Superman.

The first Man of Steel trailer actually didn’t debut until 11 months prior to its own release date; so the Batman Vs. Superman trailer may actually not be revealed until April.

Fast and Furious 7 appears to be the major movie for April, which hits April 3rd.

If we go back a previous month to March, there is Insurgent on March 20th.

Heading on to May sees The Avengers 2, which would be an obvious no-brainer for Warner Bros.

There is also WB’s Mad Max: Fury Road on May 15th starring Tom Hardy, which seems a likely candidate.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.


Suicide Squad Closer To Dark Knight Than Avengers

Following Batman Vs. Superman, the next DC movie will be Suicide Squad.

Margot Robbie has been cast as fan-favorite character Harley Quinn.

In the video above, Robbie speaks with MTV and lets it be known she was offered the role and didn’t have to audition.

Robbie also lets it be known that Harley Quinn and Deadshot (played by Will Smith) have a lot of scenes together.

Robbie also says she spent time with Jared Leto, who is playing the new Joker.

The actress also stated that Suicide Squad is going to be closer to The Dark Knight than something like the Avengers.

Suicide Squad has an August 5, 2016 release date directed by David Ayer also starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang and Viola Davis is playing Amanda Waller.


Margot Robbie Signs Multi-Picture Deal For Harley Quinn


In a no-brainer (and possible spoiler), Margot Robbie has signed a multi-picture deal to play Harley Quinn.

Robbie will first play Harley Quinn for David Ayer in Suicide Squad, which starts filming this Spring in Toronto.

“You don’t need to have commitment issues to be frightened by the fact that you might have just signed 10 years of your life away,” Robbie told AZCentral. “But with her, it’s a character I don’t think would ever get boring. Ever. So if they did ‘Suicide Squad One,’ ‘Two’ and ‘Three,’ I would be over the moon about it.”

Obviously with Margot Robbie signing a multi-picture deal and hoping for sequels, the character of Harley Quinn survives Suicide Squad.

Suicide Squad has an August 5, 2016 release date also starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang and Viola Davis is playing Amanda Waller.

Margot Robbie stars in Focus with Will Smith out this Friday.


Batman Vs. Superman Trailer Attached To Focus?


Tonight saw Zack Snyder tweet the official first look image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the first trailer for Batman Vs. Superman. Is it possible the trailer will be released next Friday with Focus?

Focus stars Suicide Squad‘s Will Smith and Margot Robbie, plus Focus is put out by WB.

It’s also been speculated the Batman Vs. Superman trailer might be attached to the new Mad Max movie; however, Mad Max: Fury Road doesn’t come out until May 15th.

The Focus release date is just a month and a year away from Batman Vs. Superman, and most studios like to reveal a teaser a year prior.

If the Batman Vs. Superman trailer is attached to Focus, it will be online some time next week.

We’re crossing our fingers.

Focus opens Friday, February 27th.


“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has a March 25, 2016 release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter and Tao Okamoto in new character roles for the film. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.

For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.


Will Smith & Margot Robbie Talk Suicide Squad’s Rick Flagg


Tom Hardy was originally set to play Rick Flagg in the David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad movie; however, Hardy left the project.

Then it was said Jake Gyllenhaal passed as well, and the current rumors are stating Karl Urban is up for the role.

Now USA Today catches up with Will Smith and Margot Robbie on the set of their latest movie Focus.

“We’ve still got to get it right, Smith said.

“This happens all the time,” Robbie added. “People act like, ‘Oh my god, the movie must be ending!’ It’s just the deal with movies.” [Not to mention] a lot of the characters haven’t been portrayed before so it’s a pretty big undertaking. And it’s a big undertaking for the people who are going to play the characters who have been played, like the Joker (to be played by Jared Leto). It’s big shoes to fill.”

“[David Ayer] turned the screenplay in before Christmas,” Smith continued. “What happens is Hollywood shuts down. But he was still working and he wanted to (start shooting) April 13th. So it takes a couple weeks to gear back up at the top of the year and people have taken (other) movies. He’s moving really quickly.”

Robbie agrees: “It’s almost impossible to get a movie all together when there are two main cast members, let alone an ensemble cast with everyone’s schedules. It’s crazy if it works out.”

“Suicide Squad” has an August 6, 2016 release directed by David Ayer starring Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress and Viola Davis is said to be up for Amanda Waller.


Margot Robbie Talks Harley Quinn, Joker & Suicide Squad (Video)


Margot Robbie is set to play Harley Quinn and join the Suicide Squad.

MTV recently caught up with the actress to get her thoughts on playing the part.

“Yeah, I guess it’s intimidating because there’s obviously a lot of people I want to please, and a character I have to do justice,” Robbie said, “but it’s a challenge, I’m definitely up for it, and hopefully I don’t disappoint.”

Margo Robbie is also asked if she knows the voice of Harley Quinn (as Tara Strong is strongly associated with voice of the character).

“We haven’t gotten too far into it, we’re still pretty far off…” Robbie continued. “I’m actually shooting a movie before that, so my focus is kind of on that at the moment, we haven’t really gotten into the logistics of everything yet.” 

Margot Robbie also comments on Jared Leto getting cast as the new Joker.

“Great, great co-star,” Robbie said. “Big shoes to fill, but he going to do his best.”

Suicide Squad has an August 6, 2016 release directed by David Ayer.


Suicide Squad Movie Officially Cast; Jared Leto Is The Joker & More


Warner Bros. has officially announced the cast of the Suicide Squad movie.

Jared Leto will play The Joker.

Will Smith is playing Deadshot.

Tom Hardy is playing Rick Flagg.

Margot Robbie is playing Harley Quinn.

Jai Courtey is playing Boomerang.

And Cara Delevingne is playing the Enchantress.

The Suicide Squad movie has an August 5, 2016 release date directed by David Ayer and will begin filming April 2015 in Toronto.

Find full details below.


Press Release:

An all-star roster of actors has joined Warner Bros. Pictures’ new action adventure “Suicide Squad,” bringing DC Comics’ super villain team to the big screen under the direction of David Ayer (“Fury”). The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The film will star two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali,” upcoming “Focus”) as Deadshot; Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises,” upcoming “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Rick Flagg; Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” upcoming “Focus,” the “Tarzan” movie) as Harley Quinn; Oscar winner Jared Leto (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “Alexander”) as the Joker; Jai Courtney (“Divergent,” upcoming “The Water Diviner”) as Boomerang; and Cara Delevingne (“Anna Karenina,” upcoming “Pan”) as Enchantress.

In making the announcement, Silverman said, “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote ‘Training Day’ and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property with a cast of longtime Warner collaborators Will Smith and Tom Hardy, and other new and returning favorites: Margot, Jared, Jai and Cara. We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”

Ayer is also writing the script for “Suicide Squad,” which is being produced by Charles Roven (“The Dark Knight” trilogy, upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Richard Suckle (“American Hustle”). Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.

The film is slated for release on August 5, 2016.


Suicide Squad Movie To Film In Toronto


It’s being reported the David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad movie will begin pre-production in February in Toronto.

THR reports Suicide Squad will film from April to September at Toronto’s Pinewood Studios, with it said Jai Courtney, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are in final talks for roles.

The report makes no mention of Will Smith, who was also previously said to be up for a role.

Jared Leto has been rumored to be playing The Joker, with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Suicide Squad has a 2016 release.

(pictured: fan art)


Jai Courtney Rumored For Deadshot In Suicide Squad Movie


It’s being said that Jai Courtney is up for a major role in the Suicide Squad movie.

Variety is reporting sources have filled them in that Jai Courtney, starring in the upcoming Terminator Genisys movie as well as known for Divergent and Jack Reacher, is being looked at to play Deadshot.

The report also mentions that Tom Hardy is up for the role of Rick Flag, who was a founding member of Suicide Squad in the comics.

It’s also said Will Smith might be up for the role of Captain Boomerang, with it again said Margot Robbie may be playing Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker.

Jesse Eisenberg is also rumored to be featured as Lex Luthor in Suicide Squad, and Jon Bernthal may have a role.

To date, WB has yet to officially announce any of the casting.

David Ayer is writing and directing the Suicide Squad movie, which is set to be released in 2016.


Margot Robbie Said To Be Harley Quinn In Suicide Squad


It’s being said that Margot Robbie has been cast as Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad movie.

The info comes from the Collider, who also previously said Matthew Vaughn was directing Star Wars: Episode VII and that Joaquin Phoenix was playing Doctor Strange; so bear that in mind.

Relatively unknown actress, Cara Delevingne, has also been said to be up for the role of Harley Quinn in the film.

To date, there has been a lot of casting rumors, but nothing official.

Rumors include Jared Leto playing the Joker, Jon Bernthal having a role, Jesse Eisenberg being featured as Lex Luthor, and Tom Hardy, Will Smith and even Ryan Gosling up for roles.

Suicide Squad has a 2016 release date directed by David Ayer.



Suicide Squad: Will Smith, Tom Hardy & Margot Robbie Said Close To Signing

Yesterday saw big news regarding WB’s slate of Justice League movies, which includes a Suicide Squad film set for a 2016 release with David Ayer attached to direct.

Shortly after the news was officially announced, a report surfaced that stated Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie were up for roles in addition to Ryan Gosling.

Now Deadline has a report of their own stating that Margot Robbie is looking like a done deal as she apparently has turned down a role in Ghost In The Shell for the Suicide Squad movie.

The report also mentions that both Will Smith and Tom Hardy are circling Suicide Squad and are close to signing.

Regarding Ryan Gosling, the initial report stated he may hesitant to do a big superhero role, though it was also mentioned Gosling had talks with Marvel Studios for Doctor Strange.



Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Tom Hardy, Ryan Gosling Up For Suicide Squad


With Warner Bros. announcing their slate of Justice League movies earlier today, the flood gates are now open as the rumors are flying.

In addition to the earlier Aquaman rumors, now it’s being stated that A-list actors are up for possible C-list roles in the Suicide Squad movie.

According to THR, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Tom Hardy and Ryan Gosling are being eyed for roles in Suicide Squad, which sees a group of DC villains coerced into working for the opposite side of the law.

According to the report, the Suicide Squad movie is in early development with the script currently being worked on that will feature A-list actors as a group of “colorful” anti-heroes.

It was also previously rumored that the Suicide Squad movie would feature virtual no-namers: Blockbuster, Multiplex, Jaculi, MindbogglerHarknessVixen and Deadshot.

Suicide Squad has a 2016 release directed by David Ayer.



John Buscema’s Silver Surfer Gets IDW Publishing Artist’s Edition

Press Release

John Buscema’s Artist’s Edition Traverses The Cosmos

IDW Heralds Marvel’s Silver Surfer!

San Diego, CA (September 2, 2014) – Considered by many to be one of the pinnacles of Silver Age comic book artwork, John Buscema’s innovative work on Marvel’s Silver Surfer will finally be presented in the premiere Artist’s Edition format. Collecting two over-sized complete issues from the acclaimed original run written by Stan Lee, along with a treasure-trove of bonus material, this instant classic will add to IDW’s already expansive line of Marvel Comics collections in the Eisner Award-winning Artist’s Edition format.
Scanned at the highest possible quality, John Buscema’s Silver Surfer: Artist’s Edition collects issue #5, #6 and #8 of Silver Surfer, both double-sized in length. This Artist’s Edition will also collect yet-to-be revealed additional stories from the vast archive of Buscema’s work along with bonus Silver Surfermaterial.
“Lee and Buscema’s Silver Surfer is one of Marvel’s greatest milestones and it is simply stunning in its rarely seen original format,” said IDW’s President, Greg Goldstein.
An essential component of The House of Ideas, Buscema’s talented hand graced the pages of the most iconic characters for over four decades working on The Avengers, Thor, The Fantastic Four, and The Amazing Spider-Man just to name a few. Launched by Lee and Buscema in 1968, the Silver Surfer’s first solo-series ran for 18 issues, captivating readers and setting the bar incomparably high.
IDW is honored to publish this esteemed collection with the help of Marvel Comics and the Buscema family.
The 12” x 17” collection will be releasing this October, just in time for the holidays. Look for more information and Artist’s Edition announcements in the coming months!
While appearing to be in black and white, each page was scanned in color to mimic as closely as possible the experience of viewing the actual original art—for instance, corrections, blue pencils, paste-overs, all the little nuances that make original art unique. Each page is printed the same size as drawn, and the paper selected is as close as possible to the original art board.


First Look at Margot Robbie as Jane in Tarzan

We get a first look at Margot Robbie as Jane Porter in David Yates’ upcoming Tarzan.

Margot Robbie is known for playing Naomi in the Wolf of Wall Street.

Tarzan has a July 1, 2016 release also starring Alexander Skarsgård as Tarzan, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Casper Crump and Djimon Hounsou.


David Yates’ Tarzan Gets A July 2016 Release

Press Release



Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, and Christoph Waltz are starring under the direction of David Yates, with Jerry Weintraub producing.


BURBANK, CA – February 11, 2014 – Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that the Studio has entered into pre-production on a new live-action 3D Tarzan action adventure, bringing Edgar Rice Burroughs’ legendary character back to the big screen. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.  

Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, also announced that the film has been slated to open domestically on July 1, 2016.  

Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s “True Blood”) has been set to star as the man who was orphaned as a baby and raised in the jungle, later to return to the urban jungle of London.  The film also stars Oscar® nominee Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction”); Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), as Jane Porter, who becomes the love of Tarzan’s life; and two-time Academy Award® winner Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”). 

David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters, will direct the new feature from a screenplay based on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  A Jerry Weintraub production, the film is being produced by Weintraub (“Behind the Candelabra,” the “Ocean’s” trilogy), together with David Barron and Alan Riche.

In making the announcement, Silverman said, “We have assembled a phenomenal international cast to tell this extraordinary story.  Warner Bros. has also enjoyed long and successful collaborations with both David Yates and Jerry Weintraub, and we look forward to seeing what they and the entire team have in store for this timeless tale.”

Kroll added, “Tarzan has been an enduring and enigmatic figure in literature and cinema for more than a century.  The adventures of a man who was torn between two worlds has entertained and intrigued people young and old, and we are excited to bring him to the screen for a new generation.”

Fellman stated, “This is a perfect entry for the summer movie season corridor, with a terrific combination of action, adventure, romance and suspense that is sure to appeal to a broad audience.”  

Jerry Weintraub added, “I am so pleased to be reuniting with the team at Warner Bros. on this thrilling project.  David Yates and I are going to be using the best of today’s technology in creating this new adventure, and we can’t wait to get started.”


Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke & Tom Hardy Eyed For Terminator 4


Some possible new details become known surrounding the next Terminator movie with mention of actresses and actors attached to the lead roles.

Described as a young Sarah Connor, the actresses said to be in contention include Game Of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke, Brie Larson and Margot Robbie.

Garrett Hedlund as been named in association with a young Kyle Reese with Boyd Holbrook popping up as well.

Tom Hardy is said to be on Alan Tayor’s wishlist to play John Connor.

Arnold Schwarzegger has been once again said to be returning with The Hollywood Reporter mentioning he will be back as the Terminator in a time-spanning story that sees him as a good guy protecting a young Sarah Conner as she grows up.

The new Terminator has a July 1, 2015 release date.


Kit Harington, Saoirse Ronan & More Rumored For Fantastic Four Reboot

A list of names has surfaced regarding potential roles for Mr. Fantastic Reed Richards and Invisible Woman Sue Storm for the Josh Trank Fantastic Four reboot from Fox Studios.

Variety has it that up for Mr. Fantastic is the previously rumored 21 & Over and Project X actor, Miles Teller. Also on the list is Kit Harington of Game of Thrones fame, and Jack O’Connell from 300: Rise Of An Empire.

Up for Invisible Woman is Saoirse Ronan, once rumored for The Avengers 2, who also auditioned for Star Wars: Episode VII. Kate Mara (American Horror Story) is on the list, who was once eyed to play Catwoman for Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises. Margot Robbie is the last name featured, with the actress known for Neighbours.

Michael B. Jordan also once again gets a mention as the only name for Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch, with no names for Ben Grimm aka The Thing as of yet.

Filming on Fantastic Four was previously said to have started last month, which obviously didn’t happen. Most recently Simon Kinberg was announced to be coming on board to do major rewrites.

Fantastic Four has a March 6, 2015 release.

Pictured: Miles Teller, Kit Harington, Jack O’Connell:


Pictured: Saoirse Ronan, Kata Mara, Margot Robbie:


Pictured: Michael B. Jordan: