Arrow fans have noticed more steadily that any and all Suicide Squad characters shared with the upcoming film have been “taken off the table” through various means, seemingly for good. Manu Bennett’s Deathstroke still draws breath, but may now be “tied up in another DC project” and equally unable to return, according to producer Marc Guggenheim.
With a big-budget movie about their villainous hijinx hitting screens just around the corner, DC seems pretty keen to get people hyped up about the Suicide Squad, and you have to admit that publisher is doing everything it can to get people to jump on. There's the New 52 run ready to go, reprints of the classic '80s series in paperback --- all the way up to the original Deadshot miniseries --- and the next issue of the current New Suicide Squad series sees a new creative team kicking things off with a tour of Belle Reeve prison, so that we can all get on the same page with how this stuff works.
The team in question is Tim Seeley and Juan Ferreyra, and in New Suicide Squad #17, they've hit on a pretty interesting way of explaining the concept for new readers that hasn't actually been done before: Task Force X is franchising. Check out a preview below!
Rather than debut a TV spot or a new teaser, Warner Bros. has unleashed its first non-trailer promo for Suicide Squad via Instagram — you know, because that’s where all the cool kids are these days, and Suicide Squad is a movie for cool kids who take 800 selfies and have a Hot Topic frequent shopper card and an ironic appreciation of Jared Leto’s Joker sporting a grill. Does David Ayer’s super villain movie have a type? Not really, but it’s fun to guess.
The trailer for Suicide Squad might have been a little divisive when it came to convincing people that the movie itself was worth seeing, but the one thing we can all agree on was that it was a pretty great trailer. It was put together very well, with music and dialogue that set a tone that no other DC movie has managed to capture. And now, it's been put together again, but with a twist.
YouTube's own Reuven White has re-cut the trailer using footage from the DC Animated Universe, including Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League and more, matching it all up to the audio from the official version, and it's pretty great. Give it a watch!
Last week, I interviewed Midnighter writer Steve Orlando, and as you usually do with this sort of thing, I asked him what we could look forward to in the book's next arc. I don't know why, but for some reason, I wasn't expecting the answer to be, "Midnighter gets shot into space by a giant cannon so that he can crash into a space station riding in the bullet and then fight the Suicide Squad."
Really though, I should've. Considering that previous stories in this book have involved Freedom Beast showing up to fight people who were making giant elephant leopards, and that this issue is itself the sequel to a story where Midnighter fights bad guys with a gun that shoots demonic possession, transportation by giant space cannon seems like the next logical step. Check out an exclusive preview.
For the past few months, DC Collectibles has been hinting at a series of statues based on the Suicide Squad coming out later this summer. However, the solicitations from DC Comics' toy and statue department have been absent any actual pictures of the inmates from Belle Reve that sign up for a mission that may very well kill them. With the release of the new trailer however, the floodgates have opened, and DC's finally given the Suicide Squad their due.
Six of the Suicide Squad's members will be getting high-end statues from DC Collectibles, all of which were revealed for the first time by USA Today. All feature actor likenesses and the costumes they don during what I'm assuming is the latter half of the film after all their origins are divulged, they have a big training sequence, and they band together to take on the massive, mysterious threat Amanda Waller throws them up against.
This week, DC’s cinematic universe took one more step towards becoming a reality with the release of a new trailer for Suicide Squad. Set for release in August and based on the comic of the same name, the film centers on a group of supervillains recruited to a secret government task force, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.
With its neon lights, quippy jokes, and Queen providing the soundtrack, it’s not the trailer we expected, but it’s definitely an interesting one. That’s why we’re breaking it down to see how successful it was at getting us excited about going to the theater, with CA’s Andrew Wheeler and Chris Sims taking a look at this week’s most divisive piece of advertising.
If you didn't tune into DC's big Dawn of the Justice League special tonight on The CW, then you missed the official debut of the new trailer for Suicide Squad. Lucky for you, the trailer has arrived online and the Worst Heroes Ever have assembled, joining forces to take down a threat much worse than all their villainous powers combined.
The CW is airing a big DC special this Tuesday, January 19, hosted by professed comic book nerd / director Kevin Smith and DC’s own Geoff Johns. In anticipation of the Dawn of the Justice League event, David Ayer and his Suicide Squad cast have dropped some colorful new character posters to prepare you for Tuesday night’s sneak peek.
After a relatively quiet and focused decade of DC films, the publisher (and its parent company Warner Bros.), will have two different movies arriving this year that are part of a new shared cinematic universe. Marvel's success with the all-encompassing media assault has led to a number of companies trying to follow suit, but DC's plan seems to make the most sense given the similarities to its number one rival. Where once the world was perfectly content to live through Batman movies alone, we've now got a long list of films planned to fill the rest of the Man of Steel's world out. While Suicide Squad wasn't at the top of expected series to see an adaptation, along with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Steel, it will pave the way for the future of the DC cinematic universe.
While the BVS film has been hogging most of the attention (which given its closer release date and star power makes sense), Suicide Squad is arguably just as important to the future of DC's silver screen plans. It's strange that to this point we haven't heard or seen much about the merchandising plans, particularly given that Suicide Squad features several leading ladies that would surely be welcome on the figure circuit. We'll probably learn more about Suicide Squad's collectible future at Toy Fair in a few weeks, but Mezco's gotten a leg up on the competition by giving us an early look at the very first Suicide Squad movie toys.