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"We're the bad guys." It's a common phrase heard throughout Suicide Squad, the latest expansion of the DC Cinematic Universe after Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The characters making up the eponymous team here are on constant alert to remind us just which side of the morality coin they prefer. Seeing "the worst of the worst" being forced to team up is an idea that works wonders on paper. Hell, it even works wonders in execution at least part of the time. But Suicide Squad, for all of its entertainment value, becomes the latest casualty to studio interference and the dreaded, editing machine. What's left over has just enough verve and edge to let us in on the film that could have been, a potentially great film, too
Written and directed by David Ayer (of Fury, End of Watch, Street Kings, and Harsh Times previously), Suicide Squad sounds like it should be a very fun movie. A secret government agency recruits incarcerated super-villains (from DC Comics lore) to carry out high-risk black ops missions in exchange for reduced sentences? It's The Dirty Dozen with Harley Quinn and the Joker and a few other bad guys, what could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, everything. While the premise is intriguing, the movie is unfortunately an incoherent, aggressively dull mess that squanders an impressive ensemble cast of characters.
"I can't wait to show you my toys!" The first official trailer for David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie about DC's villains debuted at Comic-Con last year (rewatch it here). Now at this year's Comic-Con they've revealed the final trailer, a soundtrack "remix" featuring some kick ass footage and title cards that say "the wait is almost over!" Indeed, as the movie lands in theaters in just a few more weeks. Ayer's Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukuhara plus many others. At this point I'm seriously ready to just see the movie, they've convinced me enough, the footage looks pretty damn good, I just hope the movie delivers. This is a fun trailer with the music. Fire it up for one last look.
"I'm looking for warriors…" This is a nice surprise! Warner Bros has debuted the official Comic-Con trailer for Justice League online for all to see. This continuation of the Man of Steel and Batman v Superman movies in the DC universe brings together six main superheroes: Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. There may be a few others, and the extensive cast includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. Hopefully this trailer is an improvement over Batman v Superman, as many moviegoers were disappointed, but it looks like Snyder is mixing things up and taking a slightly different approach for this one. Have at it.
"Power. Grace. Wisdom. Wonder." After first debuting this trailer at Comic-Con, Warner Bros has released an extended three-minute "Comic-Con trailer" for DC's Wonder Woman movie online for everyone to see. This solo spin-off movie stars Gal Gadot (from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as the Amazonian princess-warrior Diana who becomes Wonder Woman. Patty Jenkins directs, with a cast including Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Samantha Jo and Saïd Taghmaoui. This looks like an exciting new comic book movie about a kick ass female superhero. There's some incredible action shots in this, and I love the World War I setting, everything about it looks impressive and sleek and I'm looking forward to seeing this next summer.
"We're going to have so much fun together!" It's almost time! Warner Bros has released a new TV spot for David Ayer's Suicide Squad movie, which hits theaters in one month. The spot reminds everyone to buy their tickets in advance starting this Friday. You can find out more and buy your tickets on the official website. David Ayer's Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukuhara plus many others. I still love that they're using Queen in the marketing for this movie, it really makes this feel like it's going to be awesome. Here's to hoping. Who's planning on seeing this opening day?
Big news today! Warner Bros has already started the marketing for Zack Snyder's Justice League, which is already filming in London to make its release in November of 2017. Photographer Clay Enos revealed a photo from the set of the new Batmobile (seen below in full) and a small handful of movie bloggers were invited to visit the set last week. In an unprecedented move, the studio has allowed the bloggers to reveal everything they saw and post many of the quotes from their on-set interviews. Nothing major has been uncovered except that they all seem convinced that Justice League might actually be pretty good, despite the mixed reaction to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this March. Until we see more, check out the shot.
Worst heroes ever! Warner Bros has started airing the first two TV spots for the comic book action movie Suicide Squad, starring a bunch of villains. This is going to be so badass. I'm loving all they've showed us so far. David Ayer's Suicide Squad stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukuhara plus many others. These first two spots mostly use footage we've seen before in the trailers, but they're still cool to see. I'm seriously hoping this movie is as good as it looks, and I hope it blows up big at the box office, because that would be fantastic. It's a big test to see if a movie with all villains works. Enjoy.
"C'mon, got something better to do?" "What a ride!" "Let's play!" Awesome. Warner Bros has unleashed another new trailer they're calling the "Blitz" trailer for David Ayer's Suicide Squad, featuring a fantastic assortment of DC villains in an action-packed, dark comedy super-villain R-rated comic book movie. There's a tiny bit of Joker, but they're still saving him. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara plus many others. This looks better and better the more we see, I think, it looks like it's going to be oh soo much fun with some killer action beats. I can't wait! "Don't forget, we're the bad guys."
"Pick on someone your own size!" Everyone is talking about the insane success of Deadpool last weekend - breaking box office records and earning the appreciate of audiences. The movie is directed by a first-time filmmaker named Tim Miller, who co-founded a VFX house called Blur Studios in 1995, and has often worked with David Fincher (e.g. on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opening titles). Miller got the offer to direct Deadpool thanks to a cinematic short made for the DC Universe Online game that impressed an exec at 20th Century Fox. The short features various DC superheroes/supervillains like Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, and Joker fighting it out. The film is viewable below to see what it was that got him the job.
"Even you got too old to die young. Not for lack of trying…" It's here! Warner Bros has unleashed the final trailer for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, our introduction to the Justice League and an epic showdown between Bats and Supes. Metropolis v Gotham. Who will win…? What is the world going to look like at the end of this? Ben Affleck stars as Batman, Henry Cavill stars as Superman, Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg stars as Lex Luthor, and the full cast has Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and many others. There are no other major reveals in this footage, but it does look badass overall, with some very dark and gritty fights. Can't wait to see this!
"There's never been a better time to visit our great city." Whoa! Now these are cool TV ads, not just your conventional TV spots. Turkish Airlines has debuted two different 60-second TV ads that are also promoting Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman. Each spot is a travel ad for visiting either Gotham City, hosted by Wayne Enterprise CEO Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck; or Metropolis, hosted by Lex Corp's CEO Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg. There is mention of Metropolis' "heroes" and they show Superman flying around. I just love the way these TV spots are presented, like they're naturally a part of the world, and an airline deal is totally normal. They run back-to-back on TV and are very effective. I want to visit Gotham!
"With Justice League, you've really started to lay a foundation for a pretty expansive world…" DC is ready to challenge Marvel head on, and is introducing the next round of characters with short featurettes. Warner Bros hosted a special DC event on The CW last night, which is where the first footage from Wonder Woman also came from, and the new Suicide Squad trailer. In addition, plenty of new concept art has arrived for Zack Snyder's Justice League as well as extra footage from Batman v Superman. In the upcoming movies, Ezra Miller plays The Flash, Ray Fisher plays Cyborg, Jason Momoa plays Aquaman. Discussions with each are below, along with even more to see from the first Dawn of Justice film this March. Looking good?
"We're going to see her coming-of-age, the entire history, what's her mission." We'll meet the new Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie this March, but they've already started filming the solo Wonder Woman movie due out in 2017. Patty Jenkins is currently in the middle of directing Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian princess-warrior. It also stars Robin Wright, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and David Thewlis. This video features a chat between Geoff Johns & Kevin Smith, before showing just a few clips of footage from the film. We expect to see a full trailer sometime around March, but maybe sooner, you never know. Check this out below in the meantime.