SUICIDE SQUAD - Viola Davis as Amanda Waller

Compared to most of the other Suicide Squad cast members, Viola Davis‘ Amanda Waller seems downright ordinary. Unlike most of these other ragtag supervillains, Waller seems completely sane, wields no high-tech firearms or otherworldly powers, and is technically on the right side of the law. She doesn’t even have a colorful style to help her stand out — in her pressed slacks and tasteful pearls, she looks just like any other 50something professional.

But during our set visit last year, producer Andy Horowitz described her as “one of the scariest characters in the movie,” and a new Suicide Squad extended promo reveals exactly how formidable she can be. As Deadshot puts it, in the understatement of the century, “that is just a mean lady.” Watch the new footage below.  Read More »

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SUICIDE SQUAD - Joker and Harley Quinn

Even your average non-geek will have a pretty good idea of who the Justice League or the X-Men or the Avengers are. But in comparison, the characters of Suicide Squad are a relatively unknown bunch. Aside from Harley Quinn, none of them are really what you’d call household names. And even if you do know these guys from the comics, the versions in the movie are all-new. No one’s met these iterations yet.

So during our set visit, we got the skinny on all the new bad guys and not-so-bad guys, from Amanda Waller to Deadshot to (of course) the Joker. Get all the new Suicide Squad character details below, including info on their backstories, costumes, and storylines.

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Suicide Squad

Earlier this year we got two superhero movies in which the good guys are battling good guys: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War. The two films weren’t much alike, but they were both relatively somber affairs, full of anger and pain and sorrow. But what happens when you’ve got bad guys fighting even worse guys? You get something like the anarchic glee of the latest Suicide Squad international trailer.

Directed by David AyerSuicide Squad stars Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, who has the genius idea to force a bunch of supervillains to go on a dangerous mission for the U.S. government. Margot Robbie stars as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and of course Jared Leto as the Joker. Watch the new Suicide Squad international trailer below.

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Edge of Winter Trailer

This summer, both Joel Kinnaman and Tom Holland will becoming a little better known to general audiences. Tom Holland has already gotten plenty of acclaim as the new Spider-Man who debuted in Captain America: Civil War while Joel Kinnaman is shaking off the awful RoboCop reboot with a turn in the DC Comics flick Suicide Squad. And now an indie thriller starring both of the actors is looking to capitalize on their elevated fame.

Edge of Winter sees Joel Kinnaman as a father on the edge, downtrodden by divorce and getting laid off. Desperate to connect to with his two sons (Tom Holland and Percy Hynes White), as the family unit they have with his ex-wife’s new significant other literally looks picture perfect, he takes the boys out on a day trip into the winter woods to learn how to shoot and drive. But once they get stranded, things take a dark turn.

Watch the Edge of Winter trailer after the jump. Read More »

Suicide Squad TV Spots

The release of Suicide Squad is still a couple months away, but Warner Bros. Pictures has already begun the onslaught of marketing on television with a batch of TV spots that debuted earlier this week during the NBA Finals. There’s a lot riding on the next film from the DC Comics cinematic universe after the studio was not happy with the box office performance and reception of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year. Thankfully, everything we’ve seen so far paints this as the DC Comics movie that will make fans and general audiences alike very happy.

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house of cards casts joel kinnaman

I’m just spitballing here, but what if House of Cards season 4 is really just a big elaborate prank? After all, the latest season of Netflix‘s flagship series is only a few weeks away and we’ve yet to see a full and proper trailer. Sure, the streaming giant doesn’t have to work too hard to sell this massively popular show, but you’d think they’d want to drum up some hype and give all of the voters, er, viewers a show of confidence after that lackluster third season. A handful of vague teasers won’t cut it!

Netflix has now revealed that actor Joel Kinnaman has joined House of Cards season 4, but they don’t have a single thing to say about who he is playing, how many episodes he’s in, and whether or not he’s being cast right now for a minor part or has been filming a larger part in secret. They did, however, release a picture of him in character.

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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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Suicide Squad Trailer

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 »

Suicide Squad characters

One of the buzziest trailers to come out of this year’s Comic-Con was Suicide Squad. As Russ put it, the footage teased “a viciously detailed film, with a real eye for keeping things grim and weird.” It won the interest of fans and non-fans alike. Which is all well and good for Warner Bros. — but if you fall into the latter category, you might’ve found yourself as confused by the trailer as you were intrigued.

While characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are familiar to just about everyone on the known planet, that’s definitely not the case with Suicide Squad. Fortunately, with over a year to go until the film’s release, there’s plenty of room to get your bearings, and with our help you’ll be caught up in no time at all. Hit the jump for our rundown of the Suicide Squad characters. Read More »