Hey everyone, it’s time for our annual year in review special, where we talk about the best and worst things that came out over the span of 2016. We go through our picks for movies, new television shows, video games, comics, conventions, and things to come out of Japan. It’s a pretty broad scope. Before that though, we take a moment to remember the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who passed since our last episode.
Which is pretty damned sad.
This is also Pher’s last episode on the podcast, and we bid him a fond farewell.
As if to fend off everyone who’s been asking: “If Suicide Squad is coming out the same year as Batman v. Superman, why isn’t there a cast yet?” Warner Brothers has confirmed the main cast for the upcoming desperate attempt to cash in on Guardians movie.
Jared Leto as The Joker
Will Smith as Deadshot
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
Tom Hardy as Rick Flag
Jai Courtney as Boomerang
Clara Delevingne as Enchantress
We’d been hearing rumors about Leto and Robbie, so no big surprises there. Its also probably safe to assume audiences wont be confused by Hardy playing a totally different DC character as his face was mostly covered in The Dark Knight Rises. I also think it is cool that they cast an actual Australian as (Not a Captain?) Boomerang.
Will Smith is the biggest surprise on this list. He kinda came out of nowhere.
While Amanda Waller hasn’t been cast yet, they are set to start filming in April 2015, shooting for a 2016 release.
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This episode kind of slips down the depressing rabbit hole, as we discuss the closing of Anime Web Turnpike, Rhode Island Comic Con’s disasterfest, Awesome Con Milwaukee’s cancellation, Episode VII’s mediocre title, Batman’s origin getting rehashed again, and the loss of TV legend Glen A. Larson.
On the upside, Margot Robbie might be Harley Quinn?
So take this with a grain of salt, but Collider is reporting that Margot Robbie (Wolf of Wall Street) has been cast to play Harley Quinn in the upcoming 2016 Suicide Squad film. It doesn’t seem like a bad casting fit, so I think it’s plausible.
Of course, who knows how they plan on building the character up in the new franchise. Harley Quinn works best when you can go a bit tongue in cheek — but the WB and DC seem determined to go grimdark on everything…