Jon Hamm says he’s glad he never signed up for a superhero role

Originally posted on Inside Movies:

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Though he might look the part of a superhero, Jon Hamm says he’s glad he never signed up for a superhero role.

In anticipation of his turn on Channel 4’s Black Mirror: White Christmas, Hamm spoke to the Radio Times about Hollywood’s obsession with the youth demographic—a demographic he says does not find him appealing. (Really though? Really?) Hamm stressed that he feels “old and irrelevant in the current media landscape,” citing the Hemworths and the One Directions of the world as what the majority of Hollywood is after.

“Ask anyone under the age of 20 if they have heard of me and they will go ‘No, that guy looks like my dad,'” Hamm said to the Radio Times. “It doesn’t compute to the generation that most of Hollywood cares about, If your last name’s not Hemsworth or you are not in One Direction or…

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Geek Chic: 5 Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Fan

Happy Holidays! Don’t know what to get your favorite fangirl or boy for Christmas? Have no fear! The Collectiva Diva is here to help and do the legwork. Last year, I gave you the Guide to Geek Chic Giving, just in case you weren’t sure where to start. This year, with less than a week until Christmas, you may have to express ship, but trust me, ship it. ship it good.

xoxo Misha’s Little Diva

1) The Supernatural Fan

Had to start with what I know. For the SPN family member who has everything, order Jason Mann’s Christmas With Friends over on his website for $15. Friend of the show, Manns convinced some of his Supernatural buddies to sing on this holiday treat, and yes, that means we get songs sung by Richard, Jared, Jensen, Misha, Rob and more.

Image property of Jason Manns

Image property of Jason Manns

2) The Sherlockian

There is a lot of great Sherlock gear out there, but around the holidays, I like my Sherlock with antlers. Check out Lilinas’ page over at Redbubble for iPhone cases, tote bags, throw pillows and tees with this adorable design. Prices range from $15-$30 depending on the item, of course.

Tote bag, Lilinas $18

Tote bag, Lilinas $18

3) The Whovian

Doctor Who fans will adore these funny pajamas that probably aren’t bigger on the inside, but they sure are cute. Visit the Spencer’s website and, for only $25, you can get this hooded onsie and totally look exactly like David Tennant in Series 4*.

*In no way will you look like David Tennant in Series 4

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Pajamas, Spencer’s $25

4) The Marvel fan

With 2 new Marvel movies released this year, Funko promptly created various mini versions of Marvel film favorites, ranging from $6-30. Amazon has everyone from Loki to Spiderman, Agent Coulson to an adorable dancing Groot. Of course, I purchased Cap and Bucky for myself and labelled them “To: Diva, From: Santa” because that’s what we fangirls do.

Gamora Funko Pop Doll, Amazon $12

Gamora Funko Pop Doll, Amazon $12

5) The Potterhead

Harry Potter fans already have gotten a pretty amazing Christmas present, with J.K. Rolling releasing 12 new stories from the Hogwarts!Verse on Pottermore.com between December 12-23 for FREE. If you’re looking for stocking stuffers, though, check out the WB shop. With quidditch jerseys, time turner watches, cosplay gear and Hedwig figurines, there is something for every fan.

House ties, WBShop $22

House ties, WBShop $22

 

 

Warner Bros “Suicide Squad” Cast Revealed (Updated)

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DC’s Suicide Squad is set to release in theatres August 5, 2016 and more casting information has been revealed by Warner Bros Studio. Directed by David Ayer and produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, the film will begin shooting next April in Toronto. Even if you’re not a comic aficionado, you might recognize some of the members of the Suicide Squad from the CW’s Arrow and, of course, the Gotham City Universe. There are a couple of comic versions of The Suicide Squad, but the most recent version of the government agency (The New Suicide Squad by Sean Ryan) consists of reformed and/or incarcerated criminals that are forced to become heroes.

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Warner Bros Studio has confirmed that Will Smith will play Deadshot, Tom Hardy has been cast as the group’s leader, Rick Flagg, Jared Leto will take on the Joker while Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn.

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Jai Courtney will be Boomerang and Cara Delevingne has been cast to play the sorceress Enchantress, which means we have an all star team and fairly bad-ass women rounding out the roster.

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*I am pleased to include Viola Davis as Amanda Waller in the upcoming DC release. Davis is currently known her her role on the cult hit How to Get Away With Murder on ABC. This news means Oprah is out (phew) and we have a strong, black popculture icon to star as the strong, black, cultural icon and all around badass government agent, Amanda Waller.

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Viola Davis/Amanda Waller DC Comics; image cr: comicbook.com

Since the recent Marvel Cinematic Universe announcement of their staggering 5-year film plan, it seems DC and Warner Bros are trying to keep their cinematic universe fresh and relevant. Do you think it will work? Are you excited for DC Comics to bring The Suicide Squad to the big screen? Let me know in the comments below.

xoxo The Collectiva Diva

 

*updated Dec 19, 2014