While neither Batman vs. Superman nor Suicide Squad had a major presence at #NYCC, they did still find ways to participate. Batman vs. Superman had a LexCorp booth, which provided free Wi-Fi for attendees, plus also free LexCorp branded cell phone chargers. Suicide Squad didn’t do anything that flashy or formal, but one of its biggest stars did make a very special appearance. Jared Leto was in attendance and took some photos with Joker and Batman cosplayers, who had no idea who they were taking a picture with
Jared Leto could probably best be described as a little intense. And this was before he signed on to play The Joker in Suicide Squad. Rumors that Leto never broke character have been confirmed by co-star Will Smith who said that despite working with the Oscar-winning actor for six months, he still has never actually met the man himself.
The Girl on the Train’s casting is chugging along (sorry) quite nicely. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation breakout Rebecca Ferguson recently joined Emily Blunt and Haley Bennett in the adaptation of the thriller novel from director Tate Taylor (The Help), rounding out the awesome cast of women. And now the DreamWorks production has its eye on a couple of men, with Jared Leto and Chris Evans circling leading roles in the upcoming film.
Captain America: Civil War isn’t the only major superhero film that wrapped principal production this week — Bryan Singer completed his primary work on X-Men: Apocalypse, and David Ayer also finished the principal work on Suicide Squad. To celebrate, Ayer grabbed (almost) the entire cast along with much of the crew for one big photo.
Oh, Andrew Garfield. No one blames you for the creative and commercial failure of the Amazing Spider-Man movies. You would’ve made a fine Peter Parker. At times, you even were a fine Peter Parker. But you were saddled with poor screenplays and a director who was at constant war with his studio. You did everything that you possibly could with nothing. We remember your first big Comic-Con apperance. We know you’re a fan of the character. And we’re oh-so-sorry that this happened to you.
This past weekend at Comic-Con, fans attending the Batman vs. Superman panel were treated to an additional surprise: the entire cast of Suicide Squad appeared on stage (minus Jared Leto) and introduced our first ever look at footage from the upcoming supervillain film. Despite their pleas to not record any of the footage, someone of course did, and it leaked online shortly thereafter in a really crappy quality. Well, director David Ayer and Warner Bros. feel your pain and have decided to do the right thing and just release the whole trailer online.
One of yesterday’s highlights at Comic-Con — amidst the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice footage and the insanely crowd-pleasing Deadpool reel — was the first teaser for Suicide Squad. If you were waiting for Warner Bros. to put that footage online, you can stop, as it appears that the studio has no intention of releasing it anytime soon. We do have one thing, though: the official Suicide Squad logo.
After a few months of seeing images from David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, we’re all pretty much on the same page with our expectations: street thug Joker, Hot Topic Harley Quinn, various dudes with ‘tudes and an aesthetic that’s like “what if there was a goth gang on the east side?” Nerdist has put together a fake trailer that’s basically exactly what you think the first trailer for Suicide Squad is going to be. It is, as the Squad says, sick.
Faster than a speeding bullet, Comic-Con is upon once again. The biggest, nerdiest party in the world kicks off on Wednesday in San Diego and, yes, Team ScreenCrush will be on hand to cover it all. With Marvel, Sony, and Paramount, all sitting out this year’s big geek bash, the clear #1 panel to anticipate is Warner Bros. Saturday morning showcase of their upcoming slate. The presentation will include clips from the new live-action Pan starring Hugh Jackman, and the movie version of the ’60s spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. But the star attraction is unquestionably an appearance by Zack Snyder and the stars of next spring’s hotly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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, learn a little more about the Doctor Strange movie, ponder that newly rumored Green Lantern casting, and see what odd gifts Jared Leto bought his Suicide Squad co-stars.