As we are heading towards the premiere of DC’s Suicide Squad, there have been promotions centering on members of the rag-tag group of super villains who will be a part of a secret government black ops team carrying out dangerous “suicide” missions. Members of the Suicide Squad include Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and Slipknot (Adam Beach). So who is leading this group?
Consider this a non-surprising development, because the news has been more or less assumed a slam dunk for months now. However, because of the old adage that to assume makes an “ass” out of “u” and “me,” we’ve patiently waited for confirmation from someone in an official capacity, and with shooting expected to underway on Suicide Squad in the next couple of months, we need to know now: Who is “The Wall?” You can’t have the Suicide Squad without the terse and commanding Amanda Waller conducting things, and through all the news and speculation about the film version of the super-villain team, only one name has been floated really, and now, according to Viola Davis, the role is hers. (more…)
It was easy to be cautious when approaching this week’s episode of Arrow called “The Return.” It was a double, if not triple, return with Oliver returning to Lian Yu accompanied by Thea, with Slade Wilson returning to haunt the Queens some more, and, with the flashback, Oliver returning to Starling for the first time since he was shipwrecked. It’s was a minefield of potential letdowns and Easter eggs, a potential contortion of narrative so it would become contrived, and that’s just the flashback. In the present we have to deal with the potential letdown of Slade’s return, since Manu Bennett owned in the role last year and this season’s big bad in the form of Matt Noble‘s Ra’s al Ghul has yet to match up. So how did it all shake out? (more…)
The casting line-up for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie is looking pretty impressive thus far. We’ve got famous faces that range from Will Smith to Tom Hardy to Margot Robbie and some of our favorite villains will be making an appearance. But one name still remains stuck in the void – who shall play the Suicide Squad’s commander, Amanda Waller? Rumors are saying that it shall be Oscar-nominee and multi-award-winning actress Viola Davis. And while that rumor has yet to be confirmed officially, Davis has stepped up and spoken a bit about the potential for the role and what she’s doing to prepare. Read on to hear what she has to say. (more…)
Digger Harkness was a bastard from Australia. Raised in poverty by his mom, he received a boomerang as a gift one day and got awesome at using it. With no discernible military history to speak of, nor any known ownership of a boat, Harkness nonetheless ranked himself Captain Boomerang. Making an enemy out of the Flash, Dig used his skills to commit crimes until the day he died. But not before teaching his son Owen Mercer the fine arts of villainous stick throwing. Owen, as the new Captain Boomerang, followed in dad’s footsteps, further pissing off the Flash in the process. And since Flash has a new TV show in the mail, the creators have decided to jam pack it with his rogue’s gallery. But not with Captain Boomerang. No, he’ll appear on TV’s ‘Arrow’ instead. Read on to see who’s playing him. (more…)
It shouldn’t come as surprise that a major issue I’ve had with Arrow are their piss poor villains. This season they’ve thankfully moved away from the terrible ‘villain of the week’ trope for more interesting and varied episodes, but often villains with potential are still wasted in forgettable, one-off appearances. Knowing that, I was a little worried about an episode centered are returning villains working as team, but honestly, I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed “Suicide Squad.” (more…)
We’ve heard that the Suicide Squad would be showing up on Arrow at some point during the second season, and we’ve seen them gradually work toward that goal with the likes of Bronze Tiger and Deadshot. More recently, Amanda Waller was introduced, recruiting Bronze Tiger for her “Squad” at the end of the episode, “Tremors”. Well, that was a sign of things to come, and it looks like we’ll be seeing the super group make it’s debut on the show sooner rather than later! Click on through to see the official first picture of the Suicide Squad, and more details on when they’ll be showing up in Starling City! (more…)
Stepping away from the Lance family drama that’s dominated the last few episodes, Arrow gives John Diggle (David Ramsey) some time in the spotlight. And of course there could only be one reason to bring Diggle back in to focus: Deadshot (Michael Rowe). Diggle’s government connection, A.R.G.U.S agent Lyla Michaels (Audrey Marie Anderson) has gone missing and Amanda Waller (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) wants him to get her back. What? Not enough DC Comics name-dropping for you? Don’t worry, there’s more. (more…)