17 items from 2016
With two of this year's biggest superhero adventures already in theaters, Warner Bros. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, some fans are already looking forward to the release of another long-awaited movie, Suicide Squad. The first two trailers for this massive ensemble have been well-received by fans and critics alike, but we don't know for sure when the next footage will drop. Until then, a new photo has surfaced which gives us a closer look at The Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn's (Margot Robbie) questionable relationship.
It's been quite clear from the start of production that The Joker and Harley Quinn have quite a rocky friendship, with photos and videos from the Toronto set showing The Joker hitting Harley during a confrontation in the middle of a street. Still, she was often seen riding in The Joker's souped-up sports car, but »
Warner Bros. has released two trailers for their highly-anticipated Suicide Squad so far, and while both videos have featured The Joker (Jared Leto), we still haven't seen a whole lot of footage of this iconic villain. We still have several months left until the August 5 release date, and while we wait for the next trailer to surface, new action figure photos have debuted which give us a unique look at the clown prince, who is sporting the unique trench coat with no shirt and shoes look. It isn't known when this action figure will go on sale, but we'll keep you posted with more details as soon as they surface.
Toy Ark discovered these photos, which showcase Mediacom's Mafex figures from Suicide Squad. Their Joker figure will include a cane and interchangeable head sculpts, standing over 6 inches tall with over 20 points of articulation. No pricing details have been released yet, »
I’ve been watching DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow over on the CW. Among the characters that have been appearing on the show are Firestorm and Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Well, not so much Hawkman any more, maybe. I didn’t create those three characters but I certainly played with them a lot and, for a while, left my sticky fingerprints all over them. So it’s interesting watching manifestations of them in other media.
I’ll be experiencing that big time come August when the Suicide Squad movie hits the multiplexes. I created Amanda Waller and I defined characters like Deadshot and Captain Boomerang and it will be exciting to see how they translate for the screen. I hope.
None of the character portrayals will translate directly from the comics to movies or TV. I’m okay with that; none of them have so far. Different media have different needs. »
- John Ostrander
Suicide Squad is shaping up to be one of the most highly-anticipated superhero movies of the year, arriving in theaters August 5. Fans will get another glimpse at footage from the movie tonight during the MTV Movie Awards, but today we have new details from one of the movie's stars, Jai Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang. During an interview with Collider, the actor was asked to describe director David Ayer with one word, which may surprise you.
"Psychotic. He is the man. He's one of the greats. I think he has an amazing future ahead of him, and I hope we get to work together again. I have nothing but admiration for him, and small amounts of fear. That about sums it up. He loves that attention to detail, and he's not interested in comfort. Nothing is about making anything easy for anyone. And that's not about making it hard, it's »
The 1950s were a time of great experimentation for comic book publishers. Retail outlets were disappearing and post-war military scale-backs undermined Px sales. Superman was kept alive by its massive television exposure, but virtually all other superhero comics were either gone or in deep trouble.
Necessity being the mother of invention, comics publishers back then had no choice but to try new ideas and concepts. Western comics were hit-or-miss; those that featured top-line movie stars or characters were doing okay, the others were sort of meh. Romance comics, teevee tie-ins and some funny animal books were selling. The horror and crime comics that had been keeping publishers such as EC, Harvey and Gleason in the money were being condemned by the media, camera-hungry politicians and sanctimonious self-appointed “experts.”
So until DC and Marvel finally succeeded in rejuvenating the superhero genre, experimentation was the watchword of that decade. And that brings »
- Mike Gold
Sorta Spoiler Notes: Today I’m discussing the latest Suicide Squad reprint, Rogues, and I’ll disclose some plot points. The stories were originally published in the late 80s so a spoiler shouldn’t be needed, but just in case you didn’t read them back then and are considering catching up now, you been warned!
One of the nice side-effects of the upcoming Suicide Squad movie is that DC is pushing into Tpb print my original run. The latest volume comes out April 12 and is entitled Rogues and it’s maybe my favorite one so far. It reprints issues 17 through 25, including the Annual and a Bronze Tiger solo story by Larry Ganem and Peter Krause.
- John Ostrander
It seems that Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Suicide Squad is going to leave it's "mark," so to speak, on fans who visit the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas next week. Earlier today, director David Ayer revealed a new poster, which features a candy theme, with the Q resembling a sucker, while several of the cast members took to their Twitter and Instagram pages to tease new tattoo designs. If you're in Austin for SXSW, you can get these actual tattoos at Harley's Tattoo Parlor which will be set up during the festival.
While we don't know exactly where Harley's Tattoo Parlor will be set up, stars Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Adam Beach (Slipknot), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo) and Karen Fukuhara (Katana) took to their Twitter and Instagram pages earlier today to share the tattoo designs based on their characters. »
Warner Bros. is capitalizing on the beloved Valentine's Day holiday today by showcasing a new poster for their superhero adventure Suicide Squad on the film's Twitter page. Now, while Suicide Squad might not be the perfect "date movie," it does have an unusual romance at it's core, showcasing the relationship between Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and The Joker (Jared Leto). This poster doesn't necessarily offer a traditional Valentine's Day message, but it does showcase bizarre, artistic renditions of both Joker and Harley Quinn.
The all-star ensemble cast for Suicide Squad includes Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Karen Fukuhara (Katana) Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo). Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru for DC Comics in 1959, the Suicide Squad follows a group of super villains tasked by the U. »
New York Toy Fair 2016 is in full effect! And while we've seen some cool things today already, nothing compares to the latest merchandise about to be unleashed for DC Comics epic super villain adventure Suicide Squad. The movie doesn't open until August, but leading up to the big debut, we'll be seeing this cavalcade of dangerous characters taking over store shelves across the country.
On display at Nytf 2016 are a variety of different toys for Suicide Squad. The worst heroes ever are getting their own line of the extremely popular Funko Pop vinyl figurines. The first wave includes Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker leading the pack. We're also going to see Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flagg, Karen Fukuhara's Katana and two versions of Will Smith's Deadshot. One is masked, the other is not! Also included in this first wave is Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's Killer Croc, »
Many fans were disappointed to hear that Warner Bros.' didn't buy any airtime for the Super Bowl this weekend, which meant that the studio would not be releasing new footage from Suicide Squad. Then again, the news wasn't terribly surprising, since the studio released the second trailer just a few weeks ago, during a new special on The CW network. While we don't known when the third trailer will debut, Comic Book Movie has spotted two new posters, one of which features the entire team, and the second which focuses on Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.
The all-star ensemble cast for Suicide Squad includes Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Karen Fukuhara (Katana) Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo). Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru for »
"Metal Men" debuted in DC Comics' "Showcase" #37, created by writer Robert Kanigher and illustrator Ross Andru, introduced as advanced artificially intelligent robots, created by scientist 'Dr. William "Will" Magnus'.
The six robots were field leader 'Gold', strong man 'Iron', slow-witted and loyal 'Lead', hot-headed 'Mercury', self-doubting and insecure 'Tin' and 'Platinum', aka 'Tina' who believed she was a real woman and in love with her creator.
Each 'Metal Man' also possessed abilities that reflected the traits of their namesake metal: Gold could stretch his form almost infinitely, Iron was super strong, Lead could block harmful radiation by morphing into thick shields, Mercury could melt and pass through small spaces before reforming and Platinum could stretch, »
- Michael Stevens
According to VancouverFilm.Net, the CW will continue to showcase DC Comics characters through their new time-travel series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow", with the network teasing key art of the bullet-riddled helmet of World War II comics hero 'Sgt. Rock' of 'Easy Company':
According the The CW, "...this 'G.I.' is the cornerstone of his unit. The men who follow him into battle know one thing for certain: nothin's easy in 'Easy Company'..."
...who served as an infantry non-commissioned officer during World War II...
...fighting in Europe, alongside a collection of disparate individuals who managed to participate in every major action in the war.
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- Michael Stevens
"...it's the deafening finale of the band's debut tour! 'Dinah' will have to scream louder than she ever has before.
"So loud that the walls of reality will crumble!..."
'Black Canary' was created by writer Robert Kanigher and illustrator Carmine Infantino, debuting in "Flash Comics" #86 (August 1947). One of DC's earliest super-heroines, Black Canary has appeared in many of the company's flagship team-up titles including "Justice Society of America" and "Justice League of America".
Since the late 1960's, the character has frequently been paired with archer superhero 'Green Arrow' professionally and romantically, and they eventually married.
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- Michael Stevens
Last month, Quentin Tarantino revealed that back in the early 90s he came close to directing a Luke Cage film, but it seems that the Marvel property isn’t the only comic book project that Tarantino has mulled over in the past, with the filmmaker telling IndieWire that he also considered helming a movie based upon DC’s Sgt. Rock.
“There is a script – I’m not going to do it – that I always really liked a lot by David Webb Peoples, who wrote the Unforgiven and Blade Runner.,” states Tarantino. “He wrote a movie version of Sgt. Rock that I always thought was really terrific. I don’t think I’m ever going to end up doing it but I really did like that script and it’s one of the few times I’ve considered doing another script.”
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday night, CW released the new, 2nd movie trailer (below) for the upcoming "Suicide Squad" super hero/action movie from Warner Bros. Pictures, and it serves up new looks at some very action-filled and entertaining scenes, featuring a lot of Margot Robbie as crazy Harley Quinn. We also see Will Smith getting quiet violent as Deadshot. There's a lot of shootout and car chase scenes shown throughout with a little mixture of comedy to balance it out. Check it out, below. The film features: Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Common , Ike Barinholtz, Joel Kinnaman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne and Raymond Olubowale. The movie is based on the legendary "Task Force X," better known as "Suicide Squad." Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959. It's still set to show up in theaters on August 5th, 2016. »
- Andre Braddox
Earlier this week, director David Ayer and the cast of Suicide Squad revealed new posters that featured crude artistic depictions of the main characters, who are described as the "worst heroes ever." Later tonight, the second trailer will debut during The CW special DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League, airing at 9:30 Pm Et. To get fans ready for this highly-anticipated footage, Yahoo! Movies has yet another poster, which features all of the main characters coming together to form a unique "smile."
The all-star ensemble cast for Suicide Squad includes Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Karen Fukuhara (Katana) Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), who are all featured on this poster. It's worth noting that The Joker is not pictured with the rest of the group, »
In just a few short days, the new trailer for Suicide Squad will debut during a new special on The CW Network entitled DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League, which invites viewers behind the scenes of the exciting new movies coming out of the DC Films universe. Before we get our first look at the trailer, director David Ayer and several cast members took to their social media accounts to reveal new posters for this highly-anticipated superhero adventure, arriving in theaters August 5. These one-sheets feature artistic depictions of each main character in this super-villain lineup, revealing that they are all the "worst heroes ever."
Suicide Squad started shooting this past April in Toronto. The all-star ensemble cast includes Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (The Joker), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), and »
17 items from 2016
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