As we mentioned earlier today, a poster for The Suicide Squad tweeted by director James Gunn had a message supporting comics gross sales, a welcome transfer for film advertising that usually ignores the comics movies are primarily based on.
Properly, it appears there’s ANOTHER Suicide Squad Easter Egg in that poster – apart from the Starro shapes falling from the sky that’s.
In the event you shut in below the tagline, within the palm bushes..you’ll see the phrase “Legends”
And what does that seek advice from?
I’m no DC historical past knowledgeable, however my braintrust tells me it most likely refers to Legends #3 from 1987 by John Ostrander, Len Wein, John Byrne and Karl Kesel – a problem which marks the primary look of the fashionable day model of…The Suicide Squad!
Legends was a crossover mini sequence that tied in with the remainder of the DC in a sprawling storyline that noticed DC’s heroes combating Darkseid and his minions throughout the pages of their books. (Overly easy I do know.) Within the third subject, plotted by Ostrander and scripted by Wein, we meet The Suicide Squad, who’re convened as a Black Ops group to assist struggle Superb Godfrey, Darksied’s minion. Amanda Waller calls in Rick Flag to guide Blockbuster, Bronze Tiger, Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, and Enchantress as Job Pressure X earlier than they get their formal title. This group would later be spun off in their very own title, resulting in the fashionable day Suicide Squad we all know and love.
Within the August movie, returning solid members embrace Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang. Deadshot and Enchantress appeared in 2017’s Suicide Squad (which we actually want a brand new title for).
Situation #3 of Legends is on the market in varied collections – and about $20 on Ebay – however you can too learn it on the DC Universe Infinite digital comics platform – you see how that every one tied in?
So placing this all collectively, we have now a film poster selling studying comics by way of Easter Eggs and secret references. That is trendy, refined stuff! I adore it!
The largest thriller now remaining is…who got here up with the concept foer this Suicide Squad Easter Egg? As I opined this morning, possibly DC/WB’s branding arms are lastly getting collectively to “cross-promote” their “verticals.” I’m advised solely that “theatrical” is concerned, which looks like a really wholesome factor going ahead.
We simply have to get David Zaslav on board and we would simply have ourselves some synergy.