Things got interesting with the upcoming 'Suicide Squad' movie when it was revealed that Jesse Eisenberg would be returning after 'Batman vs. Superman' to star as Lex Luthor. Then, things got really interesting when it was revealed that Jared Leto was in talks to star as The Joker, introducing Batman's greatest nemesis in the new era of 'Justice League' films. What was once thought to be a ragtag group of B-side villains is now shaping up to be a roster full of DC's evil A-list villains. And, now you can even more iconic villain to the lineup. What would any Joker appearance in 'Suicide Squad' be without Harley Quinn, who will be played by 'Wolf of Wall Street' star Margot Robbie.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, an Oscar nominee is targeted for the new Joker, Marvel reveals 'Ant-Man' snippets, and a dead 'Spider-Man' character may return.
First there was Chibatman, the Batman impersonator who rides around Japan on a replica of the Batpod from 'The Dark Knight.' Now there's Australian Batman Zac Mihajlovic, who rides around in a customized Batmobile built to replicate the one from Tim Burton's 1989 'Batman' film -- but this isn't just any Batmobile replica or any Batman impersonator. This vehicle is perfectly street-legal, and this Batman uses his persona to spread cheer to sick kids.
A few weeks back, we heard that Ryan Gosling went in to meet about a possible role in WB's 'Suicide Squad' film, but it wasn't clear which role that might have been, as details about which characters might be featured in the movie are still a mystery. According to the latest report, Jared Leto is now up for that role -- and that role could very well be The Joker, Batman's longtime nemesis.
It's easy to pick up on the influences in both 'Captain America' films, from the vintage pulp of 'The First Avenger' to the '70s spy thriller style of 'The Winter Soldier,' but this fan-made trailer takes it a step further, placing Cap in his very own '80-style action flick. The results are totally awesome, utilizing the familiar worn-in feel of an old VHS tape and a classic voiceover to deliver a trailer for 'Captain America: Winter Soldier.' We'd definitely watch this movie.
Marvel has treated Hayley Atwell's 'Agent Carter' to an official premiere date and first clip in the last week alone, but the latest addition to the 'Captain America' spinoff series has an even larger tie to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 'The Americans' star Costa Ronin has joined Marvel's 'Agent Carter' in the role of Anton Vanko, an important tie-in character to the 'Iron Man' franchise we've seen Tony Stark tangling with in the past.
'Arrow' season 3 has already brought with it a wealth of DC heroes and villains, and in only five episodes! The party gets even bigger by the latest trailer for coming episodes of the hit DC drama, as we see the introduction of the 'Arrow'-obsessed Cupid, get a taste of Ted Grant's "Wildcat" past, and even meet the mysterious Captain Boomerang for a hint of what's to come on 'The Flash' crossover. Plus, who's getting some unexpected love?
We still haven't seen a shot of star Paul Rudd in his 'Ant-Man' suit, but before that official reveal happens, we may have gotten a more unofficial reveal at the film's villain, Yellowjacket.
Do you like stories about characters from disparate comic-book universes coming together to meet and perhaps fight in an arena of an all-powerful being's choosing? If not, you may want to skip 2015's event comics. On Monday, DC unveiled its plans for Convergence, its spring 2015 event about a universe-spanning conflict. Now, after three-plus weeks of teases, Marvel has added some clarity to its summer 2015 event, Secret Wars. Guess what it's going to be via a new, minute-long trailer. If you guessed "a universe-spanning conflict," you are correct.
FOX Batman prequel 'Gotham' has well-established its precedent that the iconic Bat-characters of DC comics won't don their colorful costumes just yet, but they still have faces! In some cases, more than one! See what Nicholas D'Agosto's face looks like as Harvey Dent in the first official 'Gotham' photos of a pre-face Two-Face!