‘Suicide Squad’ Has Found Their Harley Quinn

- 11-10-14Comics, Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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There has been a lot of talk surrounding David Ayer’s Suicide Squad as far as casting rumors have been concerned, so it’s nice to finally have some concrete information on the casting of one character in particular. According to Collider, the role of Harely Quinn has been secured by The Wolf Of Wall Street beau, Margot Robbie. Harley Quinn ­ – who has rarely been portrayed in live-action features  – has become a staple in the DC Universe after her introduction on Batman: The Animated Series. This has led to a best-selling monthly comic behind DC’s monolithic dark knight series, Batman. Despite all the negativity surrounding DC’s New 52 relaunch, Quinn has since became a key part of the ‘Suicide Squad’, so it only makes sense to include her in the cinematic feature. (more…)

Smith, Robbie and Hardy “Close” to Signing Up for ‘Suicide Squad’

- 10-17-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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A report yesterday listed a proverbial “Murderer’s Row” of big screen celebs being courted to join the big screen version of Suicide Squad, the movie based on the DC Comics team of the same name. Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Tom Hardy were the names being brandied about, although the reporting was a bit iffy, as if to say that these were names on someone’s wish list, possibly director David Ayer (Fury), and not a list of people actually being courted for parts. Well, new reporting today seems to indicate that the previous report was at least 75 per cent prophetic. Smith, Hardy and Robbie are indeed, apparently, “close to signing” on to DC and Warner Bros.’ next big comic book movie. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast With #3Boobs and a Bakula

- 09-27-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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Tune in and then tune out as super showfriends Chris Cummins and Matt “Gator” Jackson return to help make sure that Jeremy doesn’t pass out from his (legally prescribed) back pills before the end of the show, all while Jason — driven by an intense desire to possess sole control of the show — tries to stall with his wild attempt to re-create the legendary “Night Of A Thousand Sh—y Impressions” fiasco from last year. Please don’t stop reading, they also talk about this week’s biggest and weirdest news stories like: (more…)

DC Made A Harley Quinn Comic Book That Smells Like What??

- 09-24-14Comics, WTF? Posted by Aspry Jones

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Scratch-N-Sniff took off back in the 1970’s and had a good run for about a decade or so. It employed microfragrance technology that coated cardboard or stickers. When you scratched a certain spot and smelled it, you tended to pick up the advertised odor. I personally haven’t seen it around lately, but DC Comics is bringing back the concept for Harley Quinn Annual #1, with different scents for four different covers. Leather, suntan lotion, pizza and a “mystery smell.” It’s being packaged as a theme too – for instance, rub the leather on her outfit and you’ll smell the leather. For legal reasons, it’s being promoted as a “Rub-N-Smell” campaign and for some reason, that mystery smell is singled out for U.S. issue only. Can you guess what this smell might be? It’s a real “Brainstorm Haze,” so to speak… (more…)

Don’t Worry, Warner Bros Has Plans for Harley Quinn

- 08-19-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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When Harley Quinn first appeared in the an early episode of Batman: The Animated Series called “The Joker’s Favor,” she was an instant hit with fans. Like a couple of aspects of TAS, Harley eventually made her way to the mainstream DC Comics universe where she has flourished, appearing in numerous comic book series, including her own solo book. So it should really come as no surprise that the character is so highly in demand for those working on DC properties in other media, like, say Arrow. But if you’re waiting for Stephen Amell’s archery-friendly vigilante to face off against Mr. J’s Girl Friday, you’re going to be sadly out of luck. (more…)

INTERVIEW: Creators & Cast of ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’

- 08-16-14Comics, Featured, Film, Interviews, Videogames Posted by Sarah Moran

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Earlier this week the latest DC Universe animated feature – Batman: Assault on Arkham – released digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray. This one, however, isn’t tied to The New 52 continuity DC Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ Animation are building with films like Justice League: War and the upcoming Throne of Atlantis, but is instead linked with the Batman: Arkham video game universe. While at San Diego Comic-Con I participated in roundtable interviews with many of Assault on Arkham‘s creators and cast: director Jay Oliva, producer James Tucker, writer Heath Corson, voice director Andrea Romano, and voice talent Kevin Conroy, Matthew Gray Gubler, and John DiMaggio. Hit the jump for their input on making Batman: Assault on Arkham! (more…)

Bonus Story Packs With Batman: Arkham Knight Pre-Order

- 07-24-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Videogames Posted by Aspry Jones

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This Fall, Batman will again be the talk outside of Gotham when his new Kevin Conroy-voiced game debuts. Yesterday, GameStop teased a playable story within Batman: Arkham Knight, but you have to pre-order the game in order to access it. Inside the tweet was a blurred out image (ABOVE) of the character they were featuring. This information comes behind the already announced challenge maps and “story pack” of Harley Quinn‘s playable avatar. The pixelated image could actually pass as Pitfall Harry (how cool would that be??), but the color scheme is completely wrong. It still produced a good amount of fervor over the interwebs, even though you’d have to be a real noob to not know who it was. There aren’t too many Bat-friends wearing red things on their heads. (more…)

The Real Harley Quinn Visiting SDCC… Sort Of

- 07-08-14Comics Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Anyone who’s been to any comic or geek-centric convention in the entire world knows that Harley Quinn has become a staple of cosplayers everywhere. From classic Harley to sexy Harley to Harley of the Renaissance, there are a thousand incarnations and at least 100 times that number of cosplayers out there. So what better way to celebrate the fame of the Joker’s ladyfriend than to bring her to a convention for reals? That’s exactly what’s happening with San Diego Comic Con this year, as Harley Quinn is getting her own one-shot comic (entitled Harley Quinn Invades Comic-Con International: San Diego) featuring her antics at said convention. (more…)

The Beloved Harley Quinn Gets Her Own Fan Film – Watch It Here!

- 04-22-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Where the big movie studios leave off, the fans take over. We’ve seen countless fan films hit the Interwebz over the years, some good, some not-so-good. But whether you like them or not, at least someone out there is putting a little effort into bringing the characters we know and love into their own live-action mini-flicks. The latest is a character that has been ignored by Big DC thus far – Harley Quinn. Check out the 7 minutes of video below and see what you think. (more…)

Could Two More Major Batman Villains Be Showing up on ‘Arrow’?

- 03-17-14Comics, TV Posted by Brent Cook

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The second half of Arrow looks like it’s going to be packed with all sorts of surprises. We can look forward to the Birds of Prey showing up, Deathstroke unleashing his wrath on Oliver, and even the Suicide Squad making its debut on the show this Wednesday night. Rumor has it, though, we’ve got even more to look forward to, and that two of Batman’s most prolific villains will be dropping in on Starling City before this season is out. (more…)