With no new blockbusters coming out this week, we can turn our attention to the most fun part of the movies… the trailers and news updates!
DC Comics drops the mic with Suicide Squad
Marvel Comics has had the comic book movie genre on lock for the last few years and with good reason; they are producing fun movies that make billions of dollars. In an effort to get back some of the momentum they lost after marquee misses with Green Lantern (not good), Man of Steel (missed opportunity), and The Dark Knight Rises (I’m done pretending it was fun to watch), DC and Warner Brothers are going ALL IN with an Ocean’s Eleven type ensemble for their super villain movie, Suicide Squad.
For those who don’t know who Suicide Squad is, in a nutshell (from Wikipedia):
Suicide Squad is an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
So far so good. Suicide Squad will consist of known movie characters like The Joker and Lex Luthor (potentially), and introduce new characters that are going to be mega hits. Mark my words- Harley Quinn is going to be super super super popular; Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will have some serious competition.
The best part is the casting. Confirmed to star in this movie are Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Margot Robie, and Jai Courtney, just to name a few. You know how you relaunch a movie brand? Get real actors. Fingers crossed it’s as good as I think it’s going to be.
The newest hotness in the movie game? Trailers about trailers. Dropping later on this afternoon (4PM EST) will be the full trailer for the next chapter in the Terminator saga. To hold you over until then, here’s the trailer for the trailer:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser
Speaking of trailers about trailers, how ‘bout that Star Wars joint?! I know I’m a few weeks behind on this one, but it’s worth mentioning and watching again. And again. And again. Nothing polarizers an audience like Star Wars. The first new chapter from J.J. Abrams hits theaters next year before an entire new Star Wars universe begins to develop before our eyes.