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Can the Joker musical or Superman save the world from ‘superhero fatigue’?
DC supremo James Gunn has admitted superhero fatigue is ‘very real’ and ‘just watching things bash each other’ is not much fun. What will that mean for his high profile projects?

Ben Child

07, Apr, 2023 @12:14 PM

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Stop laughing at the back: why shouldn’t Joker 2 be a musical?
With Lady Gaga and Brendon Gleeson in the cast, director Todd Phillips sequel project would sit fine with the nuttiness of the current DC universe

Ben Child

09, Sep, 2022 @10:14 AM

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Lady Gaga to play Harley Quinn in Joker sequel
Margot Robbie played the character in the Suicide Squad movies, but Gaga’s version is expected to ‘exist in a different universe’

Andrew Pulver

14, Jun, 2022 @9:40 AM

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TV tonight: Have I Got News for You begins its 62nd series
Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are back, and they will not be short of material. Plus: the finale of The North Water. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Hannah J Davies, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

08, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Why a Willy Wonka origins movie could be bad news for children – and Michael Aspel
Will Paul King’s planned prequel follow in the pawprints of Paddington? Or might it stick closer to Warner Bros’ most recent origins hit: Joker?

Stuart Heritage

20, Jan, 2021 @12:41 PM

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Are we the baddies? Pop culture’s grand reckoning with good and evil
As film and TV deal with a rapidly changing world, it’s becoming harder to tell who the real villains are

Charles Bramesco

28, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Joker 'a betrayal' of mentally ill people, says David Fincher
Mank director rails at the risk-averse production strategy of major Hollywood studios

Andrew Pulver

16, Nov, 2020 @11:11 AM

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From first love to unfollowing – culture that sums up romance in 2020
A book redefining marriage, a riotous show about dating, the secret meanings of breakup songs and a sex show to put your back out … ahead of Valentine’s Day, our critics pick works that sum up love in our turbulent times

13, Feb, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Oscar winners 2020: the full list
From Parasite to Pitt, all the Oscar results from the 92nd Academy Awards

Guardian film

10, Feb, 2020 @7:50 PM

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Oscars 2020: Bong Joon-ho wins multiple awards for Parasite – as it happened
Parasite wins best screenplay, best director and best picture in an incredible night for the South Korean director – we followed the results live

Stuart Heritage, Hannah Marriott and Priya Elan, with Hadley Freeman and Benjamin Lee in Hollywood

10, Feb, 2020 @2:49 PM

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Joaquin Phoenix responds to best actor Oscar with impassioned speech
Star of origin story for Batman supervillain takes top male acting prize at the Academy Awards

Andrew Pulver

10, Feb, 2020 @6:48 AM

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Parasite's brilliant win is a portent of change in the conceited Hollywood club | Peter Bradshaw
The Academy has finally caught up with the outside world – its task now is to avoid returning to its insular ways

Peter Bradshaw

10, Feb, 2020 @6:45 AM

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