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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Posted on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
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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Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
With the release of its first trailer, Warner Bros. / DC’s Suicide Squad went from an oddball curiosity to one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of 2016. But while the promo did a fine job of conveying the dark humor and gritty feel of the supervillain film, it didn’t offer a whole lot in the way of plot.
Fortunately, the first Suicide Squad synopsis is here to fix that. It doesn’t give away everything (which is not exactly something you can take for granted from a franchise that went ahead and named their next movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, just in case you were worried that the Batman v Superman feud would never end), but it does offer some tantalizing hints. Read the first Suicide Squad synopsis after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Suicide Squad isn’t actually in theaters for another nine months, but you wouldn’t know that from the onslaught of promotional material flooding the web this week. Say what you will about the film itself, but the Suicide Squad marketing team clearly isn’t one for procrastinating.
Following four splashy magazine covers for Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), and Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), we have a new batch of Suicide Squad photos offering better looks at Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), and more. Check ’em out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Update #1: High resolution versions of the Empire covers featuring the Joker and Enchantress have arrived online. You can find them below.
Update #2: Harley Quinn and Deadshot now have their own Empire covers as well. Again, click the jump to check ’em out!
Few things have proven as instantly controversial in the world of online fandom as Jared Leto‘s take on the Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. That first reveal is now the stuff of legend – you could hear the angry internet comments from orbit. Everyone seemed to chill out a bit when that Comic-Con trailer arrived online, giving us a brief look at the character in action. Still, even bringing up this retooled version of Batman’s arch-nemesis is like tossing a bloody hunk of meat into a internet forum manned entirely by sharks. People like yelling about the Joker more than they like yelling about Batman himself. It’s genuinely impressive.
Well, crack your knuckles, stretch your fingers, and prepare start typing in ALL CAPS because new photos of Leto as the Joker have arrived online. So get ready to hit the comments section of your choice and get to work. The internet is fueled by your rage, people.
Check out the new Joker images for yourself after the jump.
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If you have actor/singer/Oscar winner Jared Leto‘s address, please send him cards, flowers, or chocolates, because, for God’s sake, the man just gave birth. That’s how he describes having played the Joker in director David Ayer‘s (Fury) Suicide Squad, which is about a pack of villains on a suicide mission.
After the jump, Jared Leto discusses the Joker.
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Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
Following Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney‘s charity lemonade outing and Jared Leto‘s post-Joker haircut, director David Ayer has officially announced the end of principal photography on Suicide Squad. To mark the occasion, he shared a photo of over 100 members of the cast and crew. See it after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Forget the Avengers, the Justice League, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. Cinema’s most tight-knit superpowered crew is the cast of Suicide Squad, as evidenced by the fact that the actors have elected to give each other matching “SKWAD” tattoos. Not get matching tattoos, like from a tattoo parlor — actually give them to each other.
See photographic evidence of their brand-new Suicide Squad tattoos after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
What’s Hugh Jackman teasing for the next Wolverine movie? Is Spider-Man in Germany for Civil War? Want a peek at the Suicide Squad script? How does Chris Evans explain the Cap / Bucky relationship? What makes Deadpool unique, according to Ed Skrein? Which previously unmentioned supervillain will show up in X-Men: Apocalypse? Is there new evidence for that Joker / Robin fan theory? What big change is coming to Arrow‘s Starling City? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »