DC Fandome was yesterday and I waited until today to share the trailers because reasons. I was simply in no rush to get them posted, since every other comic book geek website did a lot with them, so it’s not like I’m some unique resource. But I still like sharing trailers and my thoughts on those trailers, so here’s a bunch of the good ones I’m excited about from DC Fandome!
Let’s kick things off with the granddaddy of all anticipated trailers: The Batman.
This is the movie everybody is excited about, and this trailer delivered! It’s everything we could want (sans Robin), and the movie looks great! This trailer is a little more scattershot than last year’s teaser trailer, but it’s still fun. I love how the movie looks, I love the tone. The fighting looks great, the Batmobile looks great, the Batsuit looks great. Everything looks great!
Though part of me felt a little weird watching this trailer. Like…we are all so excited for this new Batman reboot…and yet it’s the fourth modern cinematic Batman. The Christopher Nolan movies were great. People like Batfleck. But, y’know…I guess we’ll just do it all again!
Hopefully this time we get a proper Robin.
Next up is the Peacemaker TV show on HBO Max.
I like the look of this one too! Suicide Squad is definitely going to go down as one of my favorite movies of the year, so this show should be a hoot! I am all in favor of John Cena becoming as big a movie presence as Dwayne Johnson, and this show will hopefully be a much bigger hit than Suicide Squad.
We got our first look at Black Adam.
Looks OK to me, though I’m still not sure how this movie is going to work. What is the plot going to be? Black Adam fights the Justice Society? I also can’t help but laugh at the Rock saying, “the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change”. That’s such a weird phrase. There is no real DC Universe in the movies anymore, so is there really a hierarchy of power?
I still don’t think we’re ever going to get Shazam vs. Black Adam on the big screen…
There was also a teaser for The Flash.
First of all, that little bit of chest hair and the choker on Ezra Miller is kinda gross. But maybe that’s just me. I’m not particularly excited about The Flash. I think it’s going to be a really weird film. And having Michael Keaton return as Batman doesn’t really mean anything to me, to be honest. But hey, kudos to them all for actually getting this movie made.
Let’s switch to some video games before we wrap up.
I’m very excited for Gotham Knights.
As you all know, I’m a huge Robin fan. So a game where you play the various Robins — including Tim Drake as actual Robin — is a dream come true! Arkham-style gameplay, combined with co-op campaign, combined with Robin as a playable character, combined with costume building? Can. Not. Wait!
Likewise, I’m super excited about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.
I have no idea what this game is going to be like. Also co-op? Also Arkham-style gameplay? I have no idea! But it looks very flashy in this cinematic trailer. So that’s good enough.
I think all of these things are going to arrive to our lives in 2022. It’ll be a long wait, but it’ll also be here soon enough. It’s all very exciting!
The long wait is over and The Suicide Squad has arrived. Not to be confused with Suicide Squad from a couple of years ago. This is a sequel/relaunch and obviously much, much better. James Gunn wrote and directed this new film, and I’m as big a James Gunn fan as everybody else. So I had high hopes for this film and all of them were met and/or exceeded!
Movie Rating: 9/10 – Great.
Take a bunch of unimportant C and D-list supervillains from the annals of DC Comics and put them on a team of black ops specialists is a great idea. They’ve been making fun Suicide Squad comics for years. The team has shown up in the DC cartoons and the DC live action shows. They’re a pretty impressive crew. So it’s a shame that The Suicide Squad has bombed at the box office. We’re definitely never getting a sequel now. C’est la vie.
Join me after the jump for my thoughts/review of The Suicide Squad. And expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie.Read the rest of this entry
This was a great week for movie trailers! Two of the biggest upcoming superhero movies decided to just thrill us with some brand new trailers this week. Seriously, out of nowhere, Marvel dropped a new trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings just last night! Where did this beauty come from?
I won’t spoil everything we just saw in that trailer, but holy cow! I don’t think anybody saw that cameo coming! That should be an exciting moment! And we got some stronger, fuller looks at the Ten Rings themselves, and Shang-Chi. All of that looks great to me!
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings comes to theaters on Sept. 3, just in time for my birthday!
Next up is a new trailer for The Suicide Squad by James Gunn. I thought we had plenty of trailers for this film, but this new one is great, too!
Interesting new details for Idris Elba’s Bloodsport…though it does seem he really is just a rebooted Deadshot. We’ll see when the movie comes out. Should still be fun. And King Shark might just be the standout character of this movie. Can’t wait for this one either!
The Suicide Squad comes out on Aug. 6!
The schadenfreude of DC’s failed cinematic universe will never not be funny. They tried, they took some big swings, they drummed up a lot of controversy, but in the end their epics plans fell flat on their face. Honestly, it’s just really funny.
Isn’t that right, Honest Trailers?
And so good times were had by all. A good chuckle to start our Tuesday. I’m still not entirely convinced that Flash movie is actually going to happen and come out. I think they’re even filming it now. And I do still rather like Aquaman and Shazam. So at least there’s that.
DC and Warner Bros. took two tries to make a Justice League movie that people liked, so it appears they’re going to try a second time for a Suicide Squad movie! Huzzah! At least this time we know for sure it’s going to be good, because it’s written and directed by James Gunn! The man who made the Guardians of the Galaxy into a household name of comedy is making The Suicide Squad!
Since it’s a Red Band trailer, you’re just gonna have to click over to watch it on YouTube. That’s not my rule.
Trailer looks really good to me! The dialogue is funny, the characters seem pretty great, and Margot Robbie is still killing it as Harley Quinn. I trust James Gunn completely and I am on board for The Suicide Squad! Not to be confused with Suicide Squad.
The movie comes to theaters on Aug. 6, and then to HBO Max about a month later, it seems.