James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’ Recruits Production Designer Beth Mickle

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production designer Beth Mickle has joined James Gunn’s next movie, The Suicide Squad.

The Suicide Squad is hitting theaters in 2021, with James Gunn taking over writing and directing duties. James Gunn was originally supposed to be in production on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 but after being fired from that film last summer, he decided to move on to DC’s The Suicide Squad.

James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 had Drive production designer Beth Mickle attached before the writer/director was fired. According to HN Entertainment, Beth Mickle will now join James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad as production designer. Although James Gunn has since been re-hired to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.  3, Beth Mickle’s status on the Marvel sequel is still unknown.

Beth Mickle is also known for her work on the film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. The 2016 Tina Fey-led war dramedy also featured Margot Robbie in a key role. Margot Robbie made her DC Extended Universe debut in 2016’s Suicide Squad as Harley Quinn. Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn will next be seen in next year’s Birds of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn and is expected to appear in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad as soon as more information becomes available. What are your thoughts on James Gunn recruiting Beth Mickle for The Suicide Squad? Will you be watching Beth Mickle’s previous work in anticipation for The Suicide Squad? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.

Source: HN Entertainment

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender X-Men

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

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Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Blade Runner 2049

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm Mad Men

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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