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The Confirmed Cast For The Suicide Squad Throws Up A Lot Of Questions

Eat your heart out, Avengers: Endgame.

After months of dropping little tidbits on how work is going on DC’s upcoming film, The Suicide Squad, James Gunn has finally revealed the most substantial bit of information yet.

Taking to Twitter, the director has confirmed the full cast for his take on Suicide Squad by dropping a bingo card of names who will be in the film, some who have been confirmed and many who haven’t.

The cast list is about as star-studded as you’re going to get but it does throw up a few questions about this James Gunn-ified version of Suicide Squad.

Of the 24 names, four – Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Margot Robbie and Joel Kinnaman – from the first Suicide Squad are returning. So is this new film a sequel, reimagining, reboot or some other interpretation? Hell, is this even part of the established DC Extended Universe or will it be shuffled alongside the upcoming Batman solo flick and Joker as standalone films?

What happened to all the surviving characters from Suicide Squad who aren’t returning? Did they just cut ties from the rest of the squad before moving cities or something?

Where’s Jared Leto? Okay, his take on the Joker may have been horrendous (or great depending on who you ask) but you’d think there’s some unfinished business with the character. At the very least you’d think Gunn might just kill him off and rid him from our collective memories forever.

Who is everyone going to play and will everyone get enough screentime? When you’ve got folk like Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Idris Elba, Michael Rooker and Nathan Fillion, it’s going to be mighty difficult to service everyone while also making sure they’re not there just to serve as background fodder.

Where did John Cena come from? Okay he’s got the physicality to play a superhero/villain but this was a bit of a surprise.

With so many names, how many are going to get killed off over the course of two or so hours of Suicide Squad shenanigans? Gunn said “Don’t get too attached” to the characters before following it up with a slightly chilling “oh you beautiful optimist” to someone who guessed a 50% mortality rate to the cast.

Right now we have a lot of questions but not a lot of answers, and it’s highly unlikely we’ll get any more info for a while since production on The Suicide Squad is still in its early days so we’re in for a long wait.

But hey, if there’s anyone who can pull off a reimagining/re-whatever of DC’s Suicide Squad involving nearly an entirely new cast, it’s James Gunn.

Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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