‘Suicide Squad’ Comic-Con Trailer Breakdown

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DC All Access have released a breakdown of the ‘Suicide Squad’ Comic-Con trailer.

Written and Directed by David Ayer. Produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.

Stars: Will Smith as Floyd Lawton/Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Jai Courtney as George “Digger” Harkness/Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as June Moone/Enchantress, Ike Barinholtz as Dr. Hugo Strange, Jim Parrack as Jonny Frost/Pseudo Joker, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Waylon Jones/Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Adam Beach as Christopher Weiss/Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Raymond Olubowale as Nanaue/King Shark, Common in an undisclosed role. Jesse Eisenberg is also expected to reprise his upcoming role as Lex Luthor.

‘Suicide Squad’ is set to be released on August 5th, 2016.

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Hi-Res Stills Released

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Official Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Directed by Zack Snyder. Cast includes Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, and Tao Okamoto.

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is set for release on March 25, 2016.

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ – Lots of New Details and Stills

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Here are some scanned images from the latest issue of Empire Magazine, plus a second cover featuring Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Clark Kent. The stills also gives us a new look at Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Gal Gadot as Dianna Prince/Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth.

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Affleck on Batman:

“Initially I thought, ‘I’m older, it doesn’t seem like the right sort of fit for me,’” says star Ben Affleck of his decision to don the cape and cowl. “Then Zack pitched me his concept for this older, more broken, kind of f**ked up Batman. It was something we haven’t seen. We have seen that Batman is willing to cross the line to protect people. That vigilantism has been a part of his character all along, and we are tapping into that mentality when faced by something as potentially as deadly as Superman.”

Producer Charles Roven also chimed in:

“He has lost those near and dear to him, and not necessarily from old age of disease…”

Keep in mind that the interview took place before the trailer was released and could refer to Batman’s other allies.

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Snyder on Batman:

“We are playing him 45 or 46. He has been Batman for 20 years. All the history is there. Was there a Robin at one time? Possibly. We want to assume that Batman has reached this point in his life and career as a superhero, and Superman represents a sort of philosophical change. He is a paradigm shift for Batman: ‘I’ve been fighting criminals all my life, trying to find justice, and now I am confronted with a concept that is transcendent to me.’ In the face of Superman, a man robbing a bank doesn’t matter. He’s having a crisis of conscience. ‘Am I really just a vigilante who stalks the alleys of Gotham?’ It is rich stuff that he deals with. Ben does an amazing job.”

Snyder goes on to talk about fans choosing sides when Batman battles Superman will ultimately come down to their own perceptions. “It’s a point of view thing. That is why Dawn of Justice is the full title. What it does is allow us to start this conversation.”

In the interview, it was revealed that Batman has a history with The Joker and Harley Quinn, and all of the criminals in Belle Reve who make up Task Force X in ‘Suicide Squad.’ Batman is responsible for putting them in jail.

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Details on the Batmobile:

Production designer Patrick Tatopoulos talks about bringing back the batmobile to the big screen, “[Truly] an emotional process – it’s about what feels right. I showed Zack and Zack said, ‘Cool.’ Sometimes it just clicks. These films are very grounded. There will be tons of CG, but also a lot of real stuff – especially with Batman. Of course, building a car from scratch is challenging. The car drives, jumps, pretty much does everything. We got the best people.”

“He is not driving a Formula 1 car, he’s driving a tank that is very sexy looking,” he adds. “Batman is rougher, tougher, and grungier. So everything is rough: the weapons, the suit and the car. There are machine guns mounted on the front. When you first see the Batmobile, it is being fixed. It is not – boom! – coming out of the garage brand new. It is scratched, damaged.” 

Tatopoulos spoke about how important it was to design a different version of the vehicle from what we saw in Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. “Batmobiles are often designed very low to the ground, something classical. That didn’t feel fully comfortable for us. I thought the Tumbler was a revolutionary design, with the suspension very high up. I wanted to combine the two vehicles. I wanted something of a motorcycle, too: big wheels, suspension, exhausts.”

Tatopoulos confirmed the Batwing:

“With The Justice League coming, it influences my designs of the Batcave, theBatmobile, the Batwing. We are creating a world for Batman – every set, every prop, is real. We have to be ready for what’s next.” 

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Clark’s and Wayne’s living conditions:

Production designer Patrick Tatopoulos confirms that Bruce Wayne living lakeside home known as the Glasshouse. “Its footprint is minimal, it is part of nature. You are designing a house that would have been designed by van der Rohe, how ballsy is that? “Bruce is the Bruce Wayne you know. He’s a playboy, he’s got money. He has this strength, but also an artistic sensibility. He’s got a past, a family who got hm where he is today.”

Clark and Lois Lane are living together in an apartment. Tatopoulos on Lex Luther, “Everything is a facade. You have no access to what is inside Lex.”

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On Metropolis and Gotham:

“There are other things happening too. Gotham is a very different city from Metropolis. Metropolis is Toronto on Steroids. Gotham is Detroit.”

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DC Extended Universe, Building “One giant story”:

“What we are doing is ground up all the way. It is one giant story. The first thing we had was the Justice League concept. The other movies, in a way, have to support that. That is our Wonder Woman, our Aquaman. They have their own creative concepts that supports them, but they do serve Justice League in the coming together of those heroes.” Snyder says.

Snyder goes on to say, “I want all the other directors of the other films to be able to stretch their legs and do what they want, but at the same time there is a big interconnected universe. I have given everyone amazing access to our story, to me, and what we are doing. All the films have like minded conceptual jumping on points.”

Charles Roven elaborates more on it, “We call it the sandbox. It has borders around it, but everybody gets to play in the sandbox. On ‘Suicide Squad,’ David Ayer has a lot of specific control over his area of the sandbox. Even if he crosses the line a little bit, we see if we can push our boundaries back a little bit.”

“Kind of a timeline of what every movie is, where it is going, and where the films fit in relation to each other.” adds Producer Deborah Snyder.

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On Aquaman appearing in BvS:

“You will understand he exists.”

Difference between DC and Marvel:

“Right from the beginning it is different tonally from where those movies are. You know, DC is an ancient world in a lot of ways.” Snyder says.

Deborah Snyder adds, “I can see how people would want to make it this big, intense rivalry. Listen, they are so great. I loved Guardians of the Galaxy…our films are a bit more serious. They deal with things that are a little darker. Things that place them in our world.”

Snyder on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy:

“If it was a Batman movie it would be a much more difficult proposition because of how good Chris’ movies are. We live in gratitude to those movies. Chris set a tone for the DC Universe, and separated us from Marvel in a great way. We are the legacy pf those movies.”

Official Synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Directed by Zack Snyder. Cast includes Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, and Tao Okamoto.

‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is set for release on March 25, 2016.

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‘Supergirl’ – Sons Of Anarchy’s Chris Browning Cast as Reactron

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Former Sons of Anarchy actor Chris Browning will guest-star on CBS’ upcoming DC Comics series ‘Supergirl’ as Ben Krull, aka Reactron, according to EW

Reactron is described as “a deadly adversary of Superman’s from Metropolis, who wears an armored suit powered by nuclear energy. Never been able to defeat his rival, he’ll venture to National City to get revenge on Superman by trying to kill Supergirl.”

Browning will make his first appearance in episode three with a strong potential to recur.

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Synopsis:

SUPERGIRL is an action-adventure drama based on the DC Comics character Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist), Superman’s (Kal-El) cousin who, after 12 years of keeping her powers a secret on Earth, decides to finally embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. Twelve-year-old Kara escaped the doomed planet Krypton with her parents’ help at the same time as the infant Kal-El. Protected and raised on Earth by her foster family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex (Chyler Leigh), and learned to conceal the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin in order to keep her identity a secret.

Years later at 24, Kara lives in National City assisting media mogul and fierce taskmaster Cat Grant (Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart), who just hired the Daily Planet’s former photographer, James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), as her new art director. However, Kara’s days of keeping her talents a secret are over when Hank Henshaw (David Harewood), head of a super-secret agency where her sister also works, enlists her to help them protect the citizens of National City from sinister threats. Though Kara will need to find a way to manage her newfound empowerment with her very human relationships, her heart soars as she takes to the skies as Supergirl to fight crime.

Stars: Melissa Benoist as Supergirl, Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen and Lauren Benanti as Kara/Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant, Chyler Leigh as Alexandra “Alex” Danvers, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw, Dean Cain, Helen Slater and Peter Facinelli as Maxwell Lord. 

‘Supergirl’ will premiere on October 26th at 8:30-9:30pm before it moves to its primetime 8-9pm time slot on November 2nd.

Chris Pine Officially Joins The Cast of ‘Wonder Woman’

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According to The Wrap, that actor Chris Pine (Star Trek, Into the Woods) has officially closed the deal to star opposite Gal Gadot as Steve Trevor in Patty Jenkin’s ‘Wonder Woman.’ Pine has signed a multi-picture deal that includes sequel options.

While there are no current plot details available, The Wrap reports that “Steve Trevor will be no mere love interest for Gadot’s Diana Prince, as there will be plenty of action to keep him busy.”

Patty Jenkins (Monster) is helming the ‘Wonder Woman’ solo film, who took over for Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead) back in April.

After rumors of Pine in talks to play Hal Jordan in the upcoming “Green Lantern Corps,” we can finally put the rumors to rest. 

What do you guys think?

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Directed by Patty Jenkins. Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder will produce along with Charles Roven and Richard Suckle of Atlas Entertainment. Script written by Jason Fuchs.

Wonder Woman will make her debut in next year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” before her solo movie hits theaters on June 23, 2017.