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What other DC Comics characters might be coming to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? What does John Krasinski have to say about auditioning for Captain America years ago? What did the canceled video game tie-in for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight look like? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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How much could Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice make in its opening weekend? Who was gifted Harley Quinn‘s bat from Suicide Squad? Which comic book movies will have Super Bowl spots this weekend? What do pugs look like dressed up as Hellboy and his crew? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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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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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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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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That won’t change today, but at least we finally know when it will. A new Suicide Squad trailer is reportedly coming to The CW next month, along with the very first sneak peek at Wonder Woman. Get more details after the jump.  Read More »