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The recent weekend box office win of Focus has seemingly reinvigorated the previously beleaguered cinematic star power of Will Smith. However, it seems that his gorgeous Aussie ingénue co-star, Margot Robbie may have dealt the star another diss during the auditioning process in the form of a rhetorical ribbing at the former Fresh Prince that was far meaner than "yo homes, smell ya later."
In honor of his latest film, Focus, please join us as we run down the 10 best Will Smith performances of his career so far.
Margot Robbie was asked specifically about the tone of the material, as that can go a long way toward preparing an audience for the end result. Specifically, Robbie was asked if Suicide Squad would resemble Christopher Nolan’s somber, serious Batman trilogy, or Joss Whedon’s The Avengers.
Will Smith is one busy boy. Not only is he currently hard at work promoting his latest film Focus, but he’s also on the cusp of starting production on Suicide Squad, and now he’s signed up for Bounty over at Paramount too.
After Earth was a disaster of cataclysmic proportions, and Will Smith knows it. Though, recently he had some choice words to say about the film that he calls the “most painful failure in my career.
Throughout his career as a movie star, Will Smith has always been identifiable as the hero. And this point in his career, however, Smith has apparently started thinking a bit more about the ranges of morality - and it's because of this personal interest that he decided to join the upcoming DC Comics film Suicide Squad.
Suicide Squad is fast becoming one of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2016, but thus far, with only tidbits of information released at a time (mostly only rumors or cast-related), Warner Bros. has yet to reveal much in terms of plot. But things are starting to become a bit clearer now with David Ayer's revelation that his upcoming Supervillain flick will specifically pull from The New 52 Suicide Squad Vol. 4, #1 “Kicked in the Teeth.”
Though it was big news last week when it was revealed that Tom Hardy will no longer star in David Ayer's Suicide Squad, the truth is that the film still has a pretty stellar, stacked ensemble. But who among them will actually be the true stars of the show?
2014 was a middling year for movies. However, for the 10 stars we're highlighting in this list, it was absolutely dismal. Find out who's hoping for a happy new year after the jump.
The Suicide Squad has appeared in a variety of media, such as Justice League Unlimited, Batman: Assault on Arkham and Arrow, but this will be their first theatrical appearance. Here’s our handy guide on everything you need to know about the film, from its basic premise to all the major players. Read on to get the details!
The Wall Street Journal shares a few details, even though nothing is set in stone. They say that Men In Black stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones “would not be included in the movie, at least in prominent roles.” They also dangle the tease that Jump Street geniuses Phil Lord and Chris Miller would produce this mash up event, and “may direct it.”
Star Wars has generated a ton of whispers, rumors and arguments over the past few, but oddly, I’m not sure any film has produced a wider range of strange articles than Suicide Squad. The villain team-up was first announced back in September, and in the time since, it has spit out a steady stream of names.
Independence Day 2 is happening! And we even have a release date for the blockbuster sequel. Can you guess what holiday it is being released on?
Though Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has quite the packed cast – featuring the likes of Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, and more – it’s David Ayer’s Suicide Squad that could wind up challenging it as the most star-studded superhero movie of 2016.
The upcoming DC Comics movie Suicide Squad is kind of a strange inclusion to the company's slate when you consider the other films that were announced around it. After all, it's the only one that puts the spotlight on villains instead of heroes, and is the only "group" movie outside of the twin Justice League projects.
“There’s two kinds of people in this world. There’s hammers. And there’s nails. You decide which one you want to be.” That’s the advice dished out in the sleek, sexy first trailer for Will Smith’s Focus.
It turns out that Warner Bros has Apple to thank for the fact that their long-touted addition to the I Am Legend franchise has now been greenlit - at least in a vague indirect way. That's because Gary Graham, who has written the screenplay for the upcoming last-man-on-earth reboot, was working at one of the company’s store when he wrote and then uploaded his script to the Black List website, probably using one of those very same Apple products.
Baldwin will be playing the head of the CIA, who Variety claims is in charge of overseeing Ethan Hunt's (Tom Cruise) IMF operations from on-high. No plot details are being shared for the upcoming blockbuster, but Baldwin's just too good to float through a role as a “higher-up.” This role has “traitor/mole” written all over it.
Once upon a time, Hollywood was filled with actors and actresses who could slap their names on a movie poster and almost guarantee success. That star power has lessened over the years. We can all agree on that. Exactly how much is still a matter of fierce debate, but if one hot and trendy new algorithm can be relied upon, the answer is almost none at all.
Smith would play Doctor Bennett Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who became the first person to discover Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a football player's brain. CTE, as it's known, is a degenerative disease caused by severe trauma to the head that can only be discovered after death.
Universal intends to march ahead with a new leading man to team with Noomi Rapace, with a fourth quarter 2015 or first quarter 2016 release date planned. The little known Onah is also still in place, though Smith's departure leaves this film at a bit of a standstill. You don't really make something this derivative unless you have a big star, which despite some recent disappointments, Smith still is.
Will Smith and Noomi Rapace have officially signed on to co-star in Brilliance, which is being helmed by Nigerian director Julius Onah. Legendary Pictures is producing the thriller based on the novel from Marcus Sakey's emerging trilogy.
The world of Brilliance is one where around 1% of the population are born with exceptional mental and physical abilities, such as mind reading and invisibility. And these people are dubbed Brilliants by the general public.
For the past few months, the biggest question hanging over the upcoming sequel to Independence Day was whether or not Will Smith would be coming back to star as Captain Steven Hiller.
Big-budget supernatural thrillers are not films that Hollywood handles with any sort of consistency, and it’s a wonder they continue doing it. But money is money, and director D.J. Caruso will head back to that style of flashy filmmaking following a dip into calmer waters with 2013’s YA novel adaptation Standing Up.