This week we discuss that Jim Lee interview, all those SubStack defections, The Suicide Squad, and, of course, comics.
2016 saw the release of what some may call (me!) one of the worst modern superhero films, Suicide Squad. So color me and everyone else surprised when Warner Bros. announced The Suicide Squad (2021) in 2018. Less of a sequel and more of a do-over, The Suicide Squad has one key difference from its predecessor: it’s written and directed by James Gunn, the man responsible for turning the Guardians of the Galaxy into a household name.
Warner Bros. has officially dropped the trailer for their next DC Comics film, The Suicide Squad (2021). Written and directed by James Gunn and co-written by the original Suicide Squad comicbook writer John Ostrander, The Suicide Squad looks exactly as I expected it to from the man who directed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and 2010’s Super starring Rainn Wilson. So without further ado, let’s dive in.
With 18 issues left, the end is just on the horizon. Volume six functions as a bit of a soft reboot, reformatting the Squad into a freelance, mercenary team-for-hire. But everything else I’ve come to love about Suicide Squad remains the same: Concise, tightly-plotted political thrillers with fun character moments.