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Jared Leto's Joker looks like he hangs out at Hot Topic

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We now have our first good look at Jared Leto as the Joker for the upcoming "Suicide Squad" film, and even for the "Clown Prince of Crime," it's out there.

The film's director David Ayer revealed the image on Twitter, and it kinda looks like he is toeing the line between psychotic serial killer and the frontman for a death metal band. 

And many people don't seem too keen on it, with most of the criticism centering on all those tattoos. 

If scrawling a character's iconic slogan all over his body isn't a bit much, literally putting a label that says "Damaged" on his forehead certainly is. I think we get it — the guy's a psycho. 

So, first impressions to the image make it seem like the creative team behind "Suicide Squad" is trying a bit too hard to reinvent the character. But it's not hard to see why they could be overcompensating. 

>> RELATED: Jared Leto cuts hair for 'Suicide Squad' role; fans freak out

The Joker already has had plenty of on-screen adaptions, including Jack Nicholson's take on the villain in Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" film. It will also be pretty hard for "Suicide Squad" to escape the shadow of Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance in "The Dark Knight" from 2008.

We should also keep in mind that this is only our first glimpse of the character. One Twitter pic doesn't really give us enough to make a final judgment on Leto's Joker. 

Plus, it's not like anyone predicted that Ledger's portrayal of the Joker would turn out the way it did, so who knows what Leto could do with it. 

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Regardless, "Suicide Squad" looks like it might be a pretty unique take on the super-hero genre. 

Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Common are to star alongside Leto as super-villains doing work for the U.S. government in exchange for commuted prison sentences. That film is set to hit theaters in 2016.

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Photos: MegaCon 2015 in Orlando, Florida

Kaedy's Conversations - Tom Green

Tom Green is performing two shows tomorrow night and Saturday night at The Improv Atlanta Comedy Club and Dinner Theater.

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Coming soon: Marvel Universe reboot

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The universe as we know it is ending, The Marvel Universe, that is. 

Marvel Entertainment ended months of theories and announced Tuesday that the comic book empire will reboot their world this summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It will be part of the "Secret Wars" event that the comic book world has been buzzing about for months. 

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Writers will be wasting no time.  The current Marvel Universe will end in the first issue of the series, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

According to Marvel's announcement, the series will run eight issues starting in May and running through December.   

And this week's announcement isn't the only one concerning the changes in store for Thor, Iron Man, Spider Man and all of the other Marvel characters.  According to io9, there will be more announcements made over the next two weeks.

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WATCH: Marvel releases 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer after online leak

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Fanboys and fangirls rejoice: Marvel Entertainment released its "Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer Wednesday after a low-resolution version leaked online.

Marvel had originally planned to release the official trailer Oct. 28, according to The Verge.

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The film, which stars James Spader as Ultron, hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

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Comic-Con: 'Batman v Superman' teased, Wonder Woman revealed

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We've still got at least two years to wait before "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" hits the big screen, but DC fans were counting on Warner Bros. to bring something from the film to this year's San Diego Comic-Con. And the company did not disappoint.

The film's director, Zack Snyder, made an unsurprising surprise appearance at the Warner Bros. panel in Hall H Saturday, and he brought along a few friends: Henry Cavill, a.k.a. Superman, Ben Affleck — that's the new Batman — and Gal Gadot who will be playing Wonder Woman. (Via Getty Images)

The Big Three didn't stick around long enough to take any questions or make any remarks about the film, but panel moderator Chris Hardwick did manage to snap this selfie with the power trio before they got away.

Snyder also brought something else exciting to the show: the first footage from "Batman v Superman." Which we don't have. Nobody has it. It's not out there. We checked.

Warner Bros. is being somewhat tight-fisted with the teaser, and all the audience has leaked so far is a handful of grainy screenshots. Very disappointing. (Via Twitter / @321_js,RyanHigginsRyan)

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Without actual footage to show, some outlets covered the big reveal with more ... creative means.

"Gotham city at night. Pouring rain. Thunder and lightning and war-like drum music. ... Then the sky reveals Superman floating in the Bat-Signal, what?!" (Via IGN)

The 20 seconds of footage have received several dramatic retellings online. The teaser apparently featured a dramatic staredown between Superman and Batman. Some important takeaways: Batman looked to be wearing an armored suit, and both of the heroes apparently had glowing eyes. (Via /Film,BuzzfeedScreenCrush)

But Warner Bros. final Comic-Con gift to superhero fans was a bit more substantial: the world's first look at Snyder's take on Wonder Woman, who has a cameo role in the upcoming movie.

Wonder Woman is the last of the film's heroes to be unveiled, and a writer for Cinema Blend quips the cast of the movie's looking a little under-saturated. "At this rate, The Flash will look like a handful of Martian dirt."

Forbes writer notes this will be Wonder Woman's cinematic debut, and consequently her role could make or break the film. "If Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman isn't used well or doesn't come off well, Zack Snyder will be forever known as the guy who screwed up Wonder Woman and that will be the film's enduring legacy."

"Batman v Superman" kind of overwhelmed the Warner Bros. panel, but the company did also show off footage from the upcoming films "Jupiter Ascending" and "Mad Max," as well as their final Tolkien-based movie "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies."

Kaedy's Conversations - Bill Engvall

Kaedy interviewed Bill Engvall. Listen [11:00]

A second show has been added for Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy at the Fox theater May 4th. First show already on sale for 8pm. Second show added for 5pm same day – tickets on sale this morning at 10:00 am.

 

Born in Galveston, TX, Bill Engvall was a nightclub DJ in Dallas until the call to comedy became too strong to deny. After startling amateur-night audiences at several local clubs and a brief stint in St. Louis, Engvall arrived in Los Angeles in 1990. He hosted the Pair of Jokers cable special with Rosie O'Donnell and also appeared on Evening at the Improv and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In 1992, he was awarded Best Male Standup at the American Comedy Awards, and moved into sitcom TV with an appearance on Designing Women and a regular role on the short-lived Delta. Signed to Warner Bros. in 1996, Engvall released his countrified debut album, Here's Your Sign -- also the title of his most famed bit -- in 1996. A tour with likeminded everyman comic Jeff Foxworthy was next; that in turn led to a part on Foxworthy's sitcom that was as brief as the show itself. The Dorkfish LP followed in 1998, and Engvall saw both it and his debut achieve gold record status. His seasonal effort, Here's Your Christmas Album, appeared that same year. In mid-2000, Engvall released Now That's Awesome and embarked on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, again with Foxworthy, and also with two other comics they'd recruited, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White. The quartet's act proved to be very popular, and the tour continued over the next several years, spawning several albums, a movie, and a cable television show along the way. Despite Blue Collar's collective success, Engvall continued releasing material on his own as well. Cheap Drunk: An Autobiography appeared in 2002, followed a year later by album number six, Here's Your Sign Reloaded. A roundup of some of Engvall's best material was released in the fall of 2004, entitled A Decade of Laughs, before his next all-new album, 15 Off Cool, surfaced in February 2007. Aged and Confused followed in 2009. ~ Johnny Loftus, Rovi

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