Monday, May 4, 2015

#DC News! First pic of the cast of Suicide Squad

DC/Warner Bros. is well intended in catching up to Marvel/Disney. That's why their upcoming two films - the Man of Steel-sequel starring Batman aka "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice" and the unexpected upcoming Suicide Squad film are both supposed to launch the entire DC Cinematic Universe, establish franchise and make some cash while they're at it.

And they've made sure of that by well putting Batman in the forefront of both films. While Dawn of Justice is becoming more and more a Batman vehicle - also starring Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, etc - the Suicide Squad film can count on the Batman mythos as background and The Joker as villain. Speaking of, did I ever post that before?

First look at Jared Leto as The Joker

No? Good. Because it's all kinds of awful. What an awful start - did the production seriously thought this would be a good first impression?

This above hot topic-version of The Joker? You can say at least it presents Mister J as more of a psychopath instead of a gangster (Jack Nicholson's style) or an anarchist (Heath Ledger). But then why not just call him M. Zsasz instead?? Also those tattoos are anything but scary. Silly. Cheesy. "Damaged", really? Sounds like something an angry emo teen would regret the next day... Look! "Hahaha", his tattoos' his laugh! So clever!! sigh...

But I digress.

Anyways - Warner just released the first official look at "Task Force X" aka the Suicide Squad. And... well, a picture's worth a 1000 words they say, so...

Adam Beach (Slipknot), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Karen Fukuhara (what's Katana doing in this film!?), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Will Smith (Deadshot), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc) and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo).

They look... a bit cheap. I dunno... Say what you want, this is not a production pic, but an official promotional shot, something the studio choose to be our first look at this film. These guys look... direct-to-video-ysh...

Will Captain Boomerang even get some boomerangs? And that's going on with that The Asylum-esque Killer Croc!?!

Will Smith shared a better look at his Deadshoot costume on twitter:

Y...yeah. That's better... but still not doing it much for me.

Katana is certainly a surprise, her mask strangely looks quite similar to the one on Arrow (Aka: "cheap").

Harley Quinn looks so uninspired...

I suppose it's in-between Harley's New 52 Suicide Squad #1 generic punk look, her current "derby" look from her ongoing and one of the Arkham games. Which means we've completely finally lost the more traditional harlequin/jester look.

DC's been messing with Harley's appearance so much these last few years...

Well at least it sort of works next to this version of the Joker.. Look! They even got matching tattoos! Awww...

For some reason I kinda prefer the Arrow take on the Suicide Squad, which look slightly better and more "Hollywood blockbuster"-ified compared the above promo shot:

Sigh.. Now that's a Harley! (I don't care that she got cut from the episode!)


  1. I can't say I'm tooooo hot on the costumes (That Deadshot mask. Like a mix of a baseball and a sock) yet at the same time, I'm okay with them for the most part, if only because they look the most fitting in the universe Man of Steel set up, you know? I dunno about all the other DC movies, but this one looks like it might work out better. (Though as some friends pointed out, yeah, you could take off the "Damaged" bit off Joker's forehead. The other tattoos, eh. Kinda works.)

    1. You better have meant "I'm NOT too hot on the costumes" there, buddy! :P
      They look... bad. Like direct-to-video bad - and that's an official promo pic Warner DECIDED to use to give us a first look, not a badly lit paparazzi pic!

      That DAMAGED one is probably the worse offender, like a bad decision some emo kid made in high school-bad.

    2. I did say "I can't say". Aheh!

    3. oopsies - brain fart on my part