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The Reigning Sexiest Man Alive Isn't Technically Replacing Will Smith In The Suicide Squad After All

It's probably the best move for the movie to be perfectly honest.

Aquaman made a bucketload of money late last year, Shazam! looks like it’ll be another superhero sized hit, Warner Bros. has managed to lock down James Gunn to write and direct the reboot to the worst DC movie so far, Suicide Squad, and the reigning sexiest man alive, Idris Elba, will be replacing Will Smith as the character Deadshot in the aforementioned reboot. All in all, things are looking up for the DC movie universe.

However, just as soon as I finished typing out all those aforementioned points, a new twist has decided to drop in on the Idris Elba/Will Smith Deadshot thing.

According to Variety, production on the Suicide Squad reboot, titled The Suicide Squad, is going ahead but rather than have Idris replace Will as Deadshot, he’s going to be playing a completely new character instead.

Yup, we know, right?

It is reported that all parties, including Gunn, wanted to just move on from Deadshot and decided to make do with Idris’ villainous sexiness in other ways. So what character will he be playing exactly?

Well no one but Gunn and DC knows at this point. Maybe he’ll be the James Bond character we’ve been waiting for for years. Perhaps he’ll be a detective-type like Luther or a savvy drug dealer type like Stringer Bell. Or maybe he’ll be the strict boss of the office that the Suicide Squad operates out of.

Look, regardless of who Idris will play, we’re here for it.

There were many – so many – things wrong with Suicide Squad but Will’s Deadshot wasn’t one of them, and it’s probably for the best that they retire the character respectfully than have Idris erase any memory of Will’s work with his smoulder.

This move also leaves room for a potential Deadshot return as Will dropped out of The Suicide Squad due to scheduling conflicts, presumably with stuff related to his weird Genie, rather than any creative differences.

Turning down Deadshot for this? It’s a bold move, Cotton.

We don’t know much else about The Suicide Squad as it’s still in the early days of production right now. All we know so far is that the only people returning from the first film will be Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.

But with a tentative release date of August 6, 2021, that’s more than enough time to replace Jared Leto and his monstrosity of take on the Joker. I hear Joaquin Phoenix just did something Joker-y and it was pretty damn terrifying so maybe give him a call, James and DC.

Married At First Sight Shows There’s More To Learn About Consent

"Take your bra off! Let it hang!"

Amanda and Tash have had a really hard time connecting with each other. We could’ve put it down to Amanda’s fiery personality or Tash’s dating history, but the first commitment ceremony was full of red flags.

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In the commitment ceremony, there was one particular interaction that had us shocked and it’s when Amanda said: “If it were up to me, we probably would have slept together by now.”

Now, we all know that consent requires everyone involved in the situation to give an enthusiastic ‘yes’, and Tash hasn’t given any indication that she wants to be that intimate with Amanda. In fact, it was the opposite. 

Tash actually described in detail how her feelings evolved from initial attraction to lack thereof, saying: “I was acting a certain way at the wedding and now my body language changed and she’s really intuitive and I knew she could pick it up. I wish I felt burning, strong, firey chemistry, I wish I did, but I’m not going to bullshit it.”

And Amanda knew this, but it didn’t stop Tash from blaming herself for the whole saga. She said: “I hurt her, but I was honest. I feel like I ruined the honeymoon, really, and it was pretty hard to recover from it and it drove a big wedge between us.”

Also, it didn’t help that Amanda cornered her wife, in front of 21 other people, outlining her lack of intimacy in their relationship, saying: “Quality time for me is watching a movie together… We didn’t watch a single movie together…  I’m talking away from the public… I’m talking in the room, with no one around, like your walls down, our PJ’s are on and we’re just our complete selves, our bras are literally off, and we’re enjoying each other’s company… Take your bra off! Let it hang! Do you know what I mean?” 

So, essentially we have a situation with an abundance of issues. Tash feels like she’s in the wrong because she isn’t feeling the same feelings as her partner and Amanda feels the need to vocalise what she would have done if she was “calling the shots.” Newsflash, it’s not “calling the shots” if one member of the relationship is not up for the intimacy. 

So unless Tash changes her mind, falls in love with Amanda and begin in something more than a friendship, the bras stay on.

If you haven’t done your MAFS homework, make sure you catch up on previous lessons. So far, we’ve learnt about gaslighting, why adults still need supervision, to never force chemistry, to not make a fool of yourself when there are cameras aroundhow to meet people in a socially acceptable way and also how crappy friends can ruin a relationship.

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Joey From ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ Is A Cult Leader IRL And I Can’t Cope

I guess the tube sock ad didn't work out.

Remember Joey Donner from everyone’s favourite 90s flick 10 Things I Hate About You? He was the OG f*ckboy and every parent’s worst nightmare – but in real life, he’s apparently a cult leader who got done for illegally selling kombucha.

According to Marie Claire, Andrew Keegan – who played Joey in the film –  is the co-founder of “California spiritual community” Full Circle, where he “passionately seeks to inspire and empower the community to co-create a better world.”

Apparently, in his role Keegan is often referred to as a “guru” and “promotes organic experiences within the temple, including hand-holding, group meditation, spooning, crystals, candles and ‘soul medicine.’” Full Circle even has a pet parrot called Krishna, reflecting the religion’s Hindu influence.

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In a 2014 article, Vice characterised Full Circle as a “new religion,” however publications including Jezebel have labelled it a cult. In a 2015 interview with Keegan, Lauren Bans of New York Magazine wrote, “the actual theology of the group is tough to in down, but it seems to loosely follow Hinduism – or at least Russell Brand’s Sanskrit-tattoo version of it.”

If all this hadn’t blown your mind enough, in 2015, Keegan was reportedly raided by California’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Control for “illegally selling Kombucha that wasn’t labelled alcoholic.”

“Kombucha is something we’d never imagine to be an illegal substance, and it’s frustrating the system has that perspective,” Keegan said. “We’re certainly taking full responsibility. We try to put our best foot forward.”

According to Vice, Keegan’s “spiritual transformation” came from a traumatic experience in 2011 when he and two friends were attacked by gang members in Venice Beach. “The significance of this occurrence is that it happened at the same time the tsunami hit Japan,” he said, relating the incident to a series of events and “weird coincidences.”

Sounds like Keegan’s current life is a far cry from his days as semi-professional tube sock model Joey Donner, but whatever floats your boat, right?

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