Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Jared Leto as The Joker – First Pictures

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Because I don’t keep up with these things, it was a surprise to me to learn that Jared Leto is playing The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. But he is! It’s all happening! And now we have what appear to be “first look” pictures, not only of Jared on set in some amount of makeup, as seen above, but also a grainy picture of him holding a picture of himself in what might be full makeup, even though you can’t really make it out clearly since this picture was likely taken from like 3 blocks away with an extreme zoom lens.

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What do we think, then? Will Jared do it justice? It’s a pretty iconic role, after all.

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Batman v Superman Trailer Is Here: Thoughts?

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Ben Affleck, I feel I owe you an apology. I didn’t really “get” why you were chosen to be the next Batman, but I think you’re actually going to pull it off, at least, judging from the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer. You hear me? I was wrong. Stop making this face:

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Anyway, the trailer is up for your enjoyment. It’s got a defaced Superman statue, a pissed-off looking Batfleck, and a Batman with glowing eyes. It’s got everything! So take a look:

Everyone seen it? Yeah? Okay, so the question really is, what are your thoughts? Is this how you envisioned it? Are you gonna be first in line to watch it? Do you also owe Batfleck an apology?  Discuss!

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The ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ Trailer Is Here

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I’m going to say something that may shock you: I’ve never seen a single href="" target="_blank">Star Wars movie. Not the old ones, not the new ones – none of ‘em. I’m into scifi and all that, was obsessed with Star Trek as a geeky pre-teen, idolized Dana Scully, loved Doctor Who, etc. But Star Wars, I just couldn’t get into. So it’s not all that exciting for me that the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is here, but I know it is for a lot of people, so here we are. You ready for this?

So what do you think? Are you excited for the movie? Will you go see it?

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Marvel’s ‘Ant Man’ Trailer Is Here


Alright, hands up – who’s excited for Marvel’s Ant-Man? Don’t worry, my hand’s not up, either. Regardless of how much I love Paul Rudd as an actor, this just isn’t my thing at all, so I can’t muster up too much enthusiasm for the trailer, which hit the internet yesterday. Of course, if you’re a Marvel fan and a Paul Rudd fan, you’re in luck and this is likely a Big Deal for you.

Here we go:

If you’re unfamiliar with the Ant-Man story, here’s a brief synopsis: With the ability to shrink in size but grow in strength, a con man (Paul Rudd) must help his mentor (Michael Douglas) protect the secret of his Ant-Man suit and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Sounds riveting, now?

Ant-Man will be in theatres on July 17 and also stars Evangeline Lilly, Judy Greer and Bobby Cannavale.

What do you think?

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‘Furious 7′ is killin’ it at the box office

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I’ll admit it – I haven’t actually seen any of the Fast & Furious movies. Well, I’ve kinda seen part of one of them (no idea which one), but it was on in the background and I was distracted with something else, so I couldn’t tell you what happened other than Vin Diesel speeding down a dirt road trying to get someone who I think, if I remember right, was Jordana Brewster or Michelle Rodriguez off the back of a speeding train. Somehow, I feel like that one scene probably accurately sums up the entire series, but I’m probably wrong. People LOVE this shit – to the point that Furious 7, the latest installment in the franchise, brought in a whopping $143.6 million in North America alone during its opening weekend, as Variety reports.

That establishes a new high-water mark for the month of April, blowing past the $95 million debut of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and standing as the highest-grossing kickoff for any film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. It also ranks ninth among the top 10 openings in history.

It’s also the highest opening since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire back in 2013, which is pretty impressive. Chances are people turned up to see this largely because it was Paul Walker‘s final on-screen appearance, so the whole thing was a bit of a memorial for him.

So shoot straight with me – have any of you seen Furious 7 and does it live up to the hype? Are you a fan of the series at large?

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‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ gets its first trailer

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Did you love the first several Mission Impossible films? Do you feel like you need another? You’re in luck, because Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation is coming out on July 31st and the first trailer for the movie is here!

It’s got action! It’s got flying! It’s got Tom Cruise! What’s not to love?

Admittedly, I’ve never seen any of the other Mission Impossibles because it’s not really my thing, but I’m sure this movie will be one of the most anticipated of the summer and do really well at the box office.

Will you see Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation?

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Emma Thompson books her best role yet

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Emma Thompson is a wonderfully talented actress and a charming woman, capable of doing all sorts of roles. However, she’s just been announced for one that just might be the absolute pinnacle of her entire career. Get ready, folks: she’s going to play Mrs. Potts in the upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.

This whole thing is probably going to be a mess, but best believe I’m going to watch it. In case you forgot, Emma Watson is playing Belle, Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey will play the Beast and Luke Evans is going to be Gaston. Yasssssss. Also, Kevin Kline was just announced in the role of Belle’s father, Maurice.

Basically, I just need to know who’s going to play Lumiere now. Then this genius will be complete.

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