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COMIC REEL: Robbie Speaks To Harley Quinn’s Radness; Singer Teases “X-Men: Apocalypse’s” New Cerebro

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COMIC REEL: Robbie Speaks To Harley Quinn’s Radness; Singer Teases “X-Men: Apocalypse’s” New Cerebro

SUICIDE SQUAD

In a recent interview with Billboard, Jared Leto let the interviewer in on a little secret regarding his preparation to play Joker in “Suicide Squad.” The actor is bulking up for the role.

“Do you mind if I eat a little?” asked Leto in the interview. “I’m trying to gain a lot of weight. It means I have to eat every couple of hours — and I’m terrible at eating a lot.”

Joker diet aside, the actor also discussed what attracted him to the iconic villain role. “The opportunity to take on this nearly Shakespearean character — that’s what graphic novels and comic books are becoming, right?” continued Leto. “[He’s] this beautiful disaster of a character — what a big challenge.”

“Focus” leads Will Smith and Margot Robbie recently spoke with MTV about their roles in “Suicide Squad” as Deadshot and Harley Quinn.

“With this character and the DC world, I love that I’m getting the opportunity for the global definition of Deadshot,” Smith told MTV. “There’s been Deadshot in little appearances here and there, there’s an idea, but Deadshot isn’t defined, really. I get to be a part of the creation that will be the biggest historical image of Deadshot.”

When asked if Robbie hopes to play Harley Quinn in multiple films, she replied that she hopes so. “She’s rad,” said Robbie. “She sounds rad from all the research I’ve been doing.” You can check out MTV’s interview below.

Opens on August 5, 2016

AKA JESSICA JONES

Marvel has announced the addition of three new cast members to Marvel Studios’ upcoming Netflix series “A.K.A. Jessica Jones.” “The Originals” and “Power Rangers RPM” alum Eka Darville will play Malcolm, a character described as Jessica Jones’ neighbor “whose own journey will intertwine with her quest in a surprising way.” Erin Moriarty, who previously played Audrey Hart on “True Detective,” has been cast as Hope, “a young girl who becomes a client of Alias Investigations.” Lastly, Wil Traval (“Red Widow,” “All Saints”) will take on the role of an an NYPD cop (no character name yet revealed) who “takes ‘protect and serve’ very seriously.”

It’s possible that Darville’s Malcolm will be based on Malcolm Powder, a supporting character from the original “Alias” comic book series that provides the basis for “A.K.A. Jessica Jones.” In the comics, Malcolm was a high school student that used his encyclopedic knowledge of superheroes to help Jones out with her cases — even if Jess constantly tried to dissuade him from helping.

Debuts on Netflix in 2015

ARROW

The CW has released a batch of promo images for next week’s episode of “Arrow,” titled “Nanda Parbat.”

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Late last night, director Zack Snyder released the first photo of Jason Momoa as Aquaman via Twitter. Check out what the king of Atlantis will look like when he makes his debut in the upcoming DC Comics team-up movie.

Opens March 25, 2016

LUCIFER

Variety has learned that the television series based on the DC/Vertigo series “Lucifer” has received a pilot order from Fox. The pilot for the hourlong drama series will be directed by Len Wiseman (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Underworld”), who will also serve as executive producer, alongside Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. “Californication” writer and executive producer Tom Kapinos wrote the pilot and will also serve as EP on the potential series. As described by Variety, Fox’s “Lucifer” will follow the former Lord of Hell as he sets up shop in Los Angeles and assists the LAPD with tracking down and punishing criminals.

SUPERGIRL

Actor Jesse Liebman posted a couple of audition videos that he made to audition for the part of “Supergirl’s” Wynn Schott, a tech guy that appears to be Kara Zor-El’s primary support. ComicBook.com posted the videos, which have since been removed, along with transcripts of the scenes in question. The dialogue, transcribed below, reveals that Supergirl will wear a cape and costume provided for her by Wynn; it also confirms that Superman will have some sort of presence on the show, even if its only in passing mention.

Wynn: I can’t believe I’m actually in your apartment.
Supergirl: Wynn, if we’re going to use our lunch half-half to help me with my super-hearing we need to work fast.
Wynn: I’m still not sure how all this is happening. Maybe the brownie I ate belonged to my roommate.
Supergirl: My abilities come from your Sun. The planet I was born on…
Wynn: Woah! Wait! Hold on, you’re from another planet?
Supergirl: Krypton. Yeah, so is my cousin.
Wynn: You and him? You’re related?
Supergirl: Our dad’s were brothers. I’m going to need you to focus. I want your help. I told you, I don’t a thing about fighting crime.
Wynn: Please, you got the hard part down. First, you need…
Supergirl: A costume.
Wynn: It’s called a suit.

Supergirl: How do you know how to sew?
Wynn: I’m a social experiment, my moms were trying to create a post-modern man. I can also swing dance and I do a fantastic curry. You look very pretty … For a crime-fighting alien. Not that you look like an alien.
Supergirl: I got it!
Wynn: Maybe there are entire planets inhabited solely by gorgeous people. So, second thing stopping you from being a crime-fighter is a crime. Hacked into the [cop’s] frequency. Think the I.T. would’ve built better firewalls by now. I suggest we start with something basic. There’s a car chase on the 1-12 freeway in progress.
Supergirl: I could do a car chase.

Wynn: I always thought a cape was a little presentational and over-the-top, but it aids with aerodynamics. I should’ve thought of that.
Supergirl: National City Bank is reporting a 4-3-2, 6th and Spring. Suspects are armed and dangerous.
Wynn: Are you sure you are bullet-proof?
Supergirl: I hope so. I’ve never been shot.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Director Bryan Singer has given fans another peak behind the production curtain with a new post on his Instagram account. The image shows Singer hard at work on a new design for the mutant tracking device Cerebro.

Working on designs from home a month ago. Getting ready for the long-haul in Montreal. #TBT #XmenApocalypse

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on

Opens May 27, 2016

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