How Harley Quinn's Storyline Shapes Everything in Suicide Squad

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Doctor Who hypes the return of the classic villains, the Zygons. Deadpool will show us a deeper look at the X-Men’s Colossus. Scott Gimple says a recent Walking Dead development is not a hint for a story arc from the comics. Plus Supergirl teases the rest of its first season. Behold, spoilers!


Batman v Superman

Henry Cavill fleshes out the reasons why Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne is an angry man—and why he’s angry at Superman in particular:

What happens there is one of Bruce’s buildings gets destroyed and he’s trying to save all the people inside the building and he can’t. So he is this angry person who fears what Superman may do. Why are they just going to trust this super-powered alien? What if he does decide to turn against us?

He’s found himself in a place of harbouring a tremendous amount of rage for Superman. So it’s how he got there, and what that’s done to him, and what that’s done to people around him like Alfred, who are, I think, very scared and worried for him. It’s something that’s interesting and new.

[The Guardian]

Luna Park

Jason Fuchs will write the script for the Tom-Cruise-starring film about “a group of renegade employees who venture to the moon to steal an energy source.” [Variety]


Actor Andre Tricoteux teases Colossus’ role in the movie:

Yeah, I think you’re going to get to see more of who Colossus is. Like I said, we kept him really traditional to the comic book. So yes, I think people will get a better sense of who he is. But I think there’s still a lot more to be told about him. Colossus has been around in the comics since the ‘70s, so I mean, I think you could do your own movie on him. Yeah, you’re going to get to see a little bit more of who he is and kind of his outlook on the world.


[Tech Times]


Dan Stevens has been cast as one of the male leads opposite Anne Hathaway in this movie about a young woman who finds herself strangely connected to a giant monster wreaking havoc across Korea. Stevens will play the ex-boyfriend of Hathaway’s character. [Variety]


War of the Planet of the Apes

Sara Canning has been cast in the movie as a new ape character. [Deadline]


M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming thriller has been given a tentative release date of January 20th 2017. [Coming Soon]


Suicide Squad

Cara Delevigne briefly summarises her character, June Moone the Enchantress:

She’s an ancient sorceress, a feral being. She’s been trapped for so long and now she’s finally let out… June is an adventure-seeker who’s always wanted some excitement. And she gets what she wished for, in a terrible way.



In the new issue of Empire, David Ayer says Harley Quinn’s arc in the story serves as a thematic connection for the characters in the Suicide Squad:

It’s about her breaking free of The Joker and becoming this fully actualised, independent person. That really is a metaphor for everyone’s journey here.


[Comic Book Movie]

Speaking of Enchantress, here’s a new picture of the character from the front cover of the December issue of Empire. [CBR]

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Assassin’s Creed

Here’s a new picture of Michael Fassbender on the set of the video game adaptation. [Coming Soon]


The Good Dinosaur

A new TV spot for the animated feature has been released.

Doctor Who

The BBC have released a bevy of information about this week’s episode, “The Zygon Invasion”. First up, some dialogue teasers:

  • I’m the president of the world. I’m here to rescue people.
  • I’m also Osgood.
  • You got any snazzy weapons?
  • I’m staking out some of the most dangerous creatures imaginable.
  • UNIT troops will be destroyed wherever they are in the world.
  • I’m probably on the tube or in outer space.

More at the link. [Blogtor Who]

Then, an introduction from the cast and crew:

A trailer mostly made up of the Zygon’s past appearances in “Terror of the Zygons” and “Day of the Doctor”:

And finally, some promotional images. [Combom]

Illustration for article titled How Harley Quinn's Storyline Shapes Everything in Suicide Squad
Illustration for article titled How Harley Quinn's Storyline Shapes Everything in Suicide Squad

The Walking Dead

Scott Gimple denies that the cut Rick received to one of his hands from a knife in the recent episode is a set up for the character to lose the limb, as he did in the comics:

It’s entirely possible, but we haven’t really gotten into it on the show. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say something definitive: Rick is OK regarding that cut. His hand will survive. There will be a bandage. There will be some ointment involved. But he’s going to walk away from it.


[TV Line]

Sleepy Hollow

Jessica Camacho’s recently introduced Sophie Foster has been promoted to a season regular. [THR]



Andrew Kreisberg teases episodes that won’t see Supergirl battling a supervillain:

One of the other things that’s great about Supergirl, or Superman, is that there are some episodes where there isn’t a villain. Where she’s faced with nature. It’s an earthquake or a flood. That’s something we don’t really do on the other shows. But the idea that she really is this beacon of hope for her city, in some ways, that does make it more real. Not every week it’s her locking horns with vengeful aliens. Some days, it’s just saving people’s lives and being there for them.



CBS has released a new trailer teasing the rest of the show’s first season.


The writers behind this British android series have said they’ve got potential plans to carry on the show after a second season:

We think it could run longer than two series. Definitely we have a very rough playful notion of what we’d do in series beyond two.

We’re still in the process of nailing down the stories for series two, of course, so that obviously has a knock-on effect. But we do think that far ahead.


[Digital Spy]


Finally, although we’d seen a low-quality version of the image before, here’s a higher-res look at Constantine’s appearance on the show. [TV Insider]

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Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Suicide Squad.




“We at DC felt there hadn’t been enough women in super hero movies being true to the comics with ridiculously sexualized costumes. So here are Enchantress and Harley!”