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The buzz for Suicide Squad was initially unremarkable. Our first glimpse at the film was a shot of Jared Leto as The Joker, which most fans didn’t seem to care for. With the grill and the “edgy” tats, fans weren’t fond of where director David Ayer was taking the character. But once they saw the villain in action, especially in the latest trailer, fans warmed up to Ayer’s “worst superheroes ever” picture. The film is now exhibiting even more signs of promise, as it has enlisted composer Steven Price.

Learn more about the Suicide Squad composer and the Joker after the jump.

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Suicide Squad Trailer Breakdown

You’ve probably already seen the new Suicide Squad trailer that was unveiled yesterday. You may have already seen it a few times because it is one seriously impressive piece of marketing that showcases a tone and style that no one saw coming. Warner Bros. has obviously taken a few cues from how Marvel sold Guardians of the Galaxy to introduce this gang of misfits and oddballs to a wider audience and it works absurdly well. Director David Ayer has cooked up something that takes place in the same world as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it looks completely different in just about every way.

While the trailer does a fairly good job of establishing the basic premise (the government recruits a bunch of imprisoned DC comics super villains into a task force that is forced to go on dangerous missions), it doesn’t delve into the plot specifics. At the same time, it’s bursting with mysterious images, insane moments, and surprising beats. This thing begs for a frame-by-frame breakdown.

And your wish is my command.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice could be a very good movie, but you wouldn’t know if from much of the marketing. The trailers have been all over the place. Some of the clips have been baffling. And yet, I’ve been wondering if the issue here has been entirely about the advertising and not necessarily the movie itself. None of the actual footage looked bad taken on its own, but the way it was being presented to us felt half-baked.

The CW aired a big special about the burgeoning DC superhero movie universe last night (with the stilted title of DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice Leagueand, naturally, new footage from director Zack Snyder‘s upcoming superhero showdown was unveiled. And while there is enough new footage included here to be worthy of your dissection, what’s really interesting is the footage we’ve already seen. When presented with flair and competence, stuff that looked rough before looks a helluva lot better.

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Last night, The CW aired the awkwardly titled DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League, which existed for one reason and one reason only: to get you and everyone else excited about Warner Bros.’ new superhero universe.

And did it work? Well, we got that wild and lively Suicide Squad trailer, our first glimpse at footage from the still-filming Wonder Woman, and a whole bunch of co-host Kevin Smith mugging for the camera, so you be the judge. Overall, we’d say whole presentation left a positive taste in the mouth, which is more than we can say for most of the recent Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailers.

The special also teased superheroes who will be introduced further down the line, offering a fresh glimpse at Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash via some new new Justice League concept art.

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Wonder Woman Footage

During last night’s TV special DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League on The CW, in addition to the new trailer for Suicide Squad, the first footage from Wonder Woman was unveiled. We didn’t know if there would simply be behind the scenes footage or actual shots from the film, and thankfully it ended up being the latter.

Gal Gadot can be seen in the first Wonder Woman footage kicking some serious ass with some slow motion shots that would make Zack Snyder proud. Plus we get to see her riding around on a horse and putting on her disguise as Diana Prince back in World War I. Read More »

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We’ll say this much for the burgeoning DC movie universe – it’s already looking a bit unpredictable. We still have no idea what to make of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a movie that appears to have the plots and characters of a dozen separate film jammed into one package, but we’re certainly intrigued by Suicide Squad. Here is a comic book movie that, conceptually, feels like a gigantic left turn. How do you follow up a movie featuring Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman? How about an adaptation of a mostly unknown comic series about B-tier villains teaming up to take down a bigger threat? That’s bold.

But enough of that. You’re here because the first proper Suicide Squad trailer has arrived. You can watch that below.

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New Wonder Woman Logo

Anticipating a lot of hype after tonight’s TV special, DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League, on The CW tonight, the marketing team over at Warner Bros. Pictures has brought the social media channels for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie to life. And with the new TwitterFacebook and Instagram accounts comes an official new logo for the superheroine played by Gal Gadot.

It’s not a big departure from the Wonder Woman logo we all know, though it does feel a little more industrial with the texture of the iconic double “W” looking a bit worn. Speaking of which, you can actually already grab some gear featuring the new Wonder Woman logo so you can be the coolest DC Comics fan on the block. Check out the new Wonder Woman logo and official gear below! Read More »

Justice League Concept Art

In an effort to help hype tonight’s TV special DC Films Presents: The Dawn of the Justice League on The CW, Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled a piece of Justice League concept art featuring the whole team standing together. And that means we get our first look at what Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller may look like as Cyborg and The Flash, respectively. But where is Green Lantern?

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Suicide Squad Posters

UPDATE: A new poster has arrived with the team on the poster forming the smile of a face with X’s for eyes.

This week will bring another look at the second anticipated DC Comics movies of the year when a new trailer for Suicide Squad debuts during a Dawn of Justice League TV special airing on The CW. But before that new trailer arrives, Warner Bros. Pictures wanted to get the hype machine warmed up with a batch of cool new posters. And rather than just Photoshopping some character posters for the “heroes” with the cast, the marketing department has taken a preferred, stylish route by giving each member of the Suicide Squad their own unique skull.

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