Suicide Squad Marketing promotes comic book stores and online services, with James Gunn saying he’s happy to help comic book publishers.
Warner Bros. ‘ marketing for The suicide squad does his part to promote comic book stores and online services – something writer / director James Gunn is very happy with.
The latest DC Extended Universe movie poster features a message at the bottom, encouraging fans to purchase either physical copies of the DC Comics stories from comic book stores or digital DC comics from DC Universe Infinite. Comic book artist Mitch Gerads, who co-created DC Comics / Vertigo’s Sheriff of Babylon and the picture comics’ The activity, drew attention to this Twitter, thanking Gunn for doing his part to help the comic book industry.
Gunn responded to Gerads’ tweet, stating, “I was so happy doing this. After the pandemic I want to support our theaters AND our local comic book stores AND all the wonderful comic book publishers, writers. [and] artists there. It went on to highlight several comic book publishers, starting with DC and Marvel, then Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Fantagraphics Books, IDW Publishing and Oni Press.
Accustomed to the world of comics and superheroes, Gunn directed the first two of Marvel Studios guardians of the galaxy films before signing for The suicide squad. He also cited John Ostrander’s 1980s Suicide Squad comic stories as a major inspiration for his film DCEU, even going so far as to feature Ostrander in a cameo role.
The synopsis for The suicide squad bed,
Welcome to hell – aka Belle Reve, the prison with the highest death rate in the United States of America. Where the worst supervillains are kept and where they will do anything to get out – even join the super secret, super shady Force X task. Today’s mission? Assemble a collection of drawbacks, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin, and everyone’s favorite psychopath, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Traversing a swarming jungle of militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the squad is on a search and destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave… and Amanda’s government technicians. Waller in their ears, tracking their every move. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone makes bets, the smart money is against them, everyone.
Written and directed by James Gunn, The suicide squad stars Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Michael Rooker as Savant, Flula Borg as Javelin, David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher 2, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, Mayling NG as Mongal, Peter Capaldi as The Thinker, Alice Braga as Solsoria, Sylvester Stallone as King Shark, Pete Davidson as Blackguard, Nathan Fillion as TDK, Sean Gunn as Weasel, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, John Cena as Peacemaker and Steve Agee, Taika Waititi and Storm Reid. The film arrives in theaters and on HBO Max on August 6.
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