If there was ever any doubt that we are currently living in a golden age of comic book movies, one need only take a look at The Hollywood Reporter’s recently-released DC cast photo, which assembles key members of both Suicide Squad and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice together.
Featuring Hollywood A-listers such as Will Smith and Ben Affleck, along with the rising stars of Margot Robbie, Jesse Eisenberg and Cara Delevingne, the shot is a true marvel to behold – no pun intended – even if you are yet to be acquainted with many of the leading members of each respective film.
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Now that San Diego Comic-Con is in our collective rear-view mirror and both the Dawn of Justice and official Suicide Squad trailers are out in the open, speculation is rife about how Warner will tie both feature together story-wise. Eagled-eyed fans have noted that Jason Todd’s Robin suit does make a fleeting appearance in the former clip, defaced by the Joker’s taunting graffiti, which likely spurs The Caped Crusader to crash the maniac’s party during Suicide Squad.
Though set photos had outed his cameo weeks before, the sequence where Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight is seen on top of Joker’s car essentially confirms that this underlying conflict – whatever it turns out to be – will at least be one of the threads appearing in each adaptation.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will arrive on the scene first when Zack Snyder’s mythic take on the DC lore opens on March 26, 2016. It’ll be followed by David Ayer’s jet-black Suicide Squad on August 7. And for more on the latter adaptation – and its eclectic band of anti-heroes – be sure to check out our comprehensive guide to all things Task Force X.
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.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter