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20 January 2016 @ 08:12 am
"We're bad guys. It's what we do."  
And now for something a bit more uplifting and positive, Netflix officially renews Jessica Jones for a second season. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

There is the new trailer for Suicide Squad, which looks absolutely chaotic and therefore sets the perfect tone of what this film will probably be like. Mostly still in this because of Harley Quinn, but I have to say the character designs look awesome.

And then we get our first look at the Wonder Woman movie. It's relatively short with a lot of talking from the director and producers, but we do get a decent amount of footage and so far, it looks to be awesome. I'm of course reserving any judgment until I see the film, of course, which won't be until next year, but from what we are shown and what was being talked about in regards to her character I'm actually very pleased with the direction they're taking. It's such a surreal thing that we're finally going to get a Wonder Woman film, which will hopefully become a franchise in and of itself. My only complaint from this is the desaturation filter, which is typical DCU, but I wish they would consider using more vibrant colors in their films. Regardless though, I'm pretty excited. If nothing else, it will still be much better than the utterly failed attempt of reviving Wonder Woman back in 2011. I knew about the controversies surrounding it at the time, mostly about the costume, and while I never saw the unaired pilot, just reading the sheer atrocity of what it entailed makes me extremely grateful it never got picked up. Just, yikes. So, here's to hoping that 2017 will do the character and her story justice on the big screen.
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Profiterole_profiterole_ on January 20th, 2016 05:33 pm (UTC)
The thing about the Suicide Squad trailers is that the first one looked the usual dark & gritty and the second one looks fun, so now I'm wondering if they didn't just do a fun editing (like genre-bending fanvids) for people complaining about the lack of fun and the actual movie won't be very fun at all. I probably won't see it anyway, but I can always change my mind depending on the reviews.

So far, Wonder Woman looks like it has more chance of convincing me to go see it. I'm not big on period pieces and Cap 1 was one of the Marvel movies I liked the least, but on the other hand I love Gal Gadot.
Renée: Agents of Shield. Skye.rogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 05:19 am (UTC)
It's always a tossup when it comes to trailers, since their main job is to sell you on a particular movie though it is mostly subjective depending in how well the trailers are done. Some get you pumped, some reveal too much, while others are incredibly misleading on what the film is about which may be a good or bad thing depending on the marketing campaign. I'm not entirely sure whether I may see Suicide Squad in theaters, but if it's entertaining and does get a lot a good reviews I probably will. I'm already set on seeing Deadpool because the trailers and marketing for the film itself is absolutely ridiculous, as it's meant to be, and I'm already excited for what it may bring.

I haven't seen Gal Gabot in anything, so it should be interesting to see her take on Wonder Woman. Already I'm loving the look, and I love the shots of her riding on a horse.
Profiterole: OT6 Peace_profiterole_ on January 21st, 2016 01:04 pm (UTC)
The ones that reveal too much are the worst. Way to ruin all the emotional moments of the latest Terminator movie, guys... >_>

I want to see Deadpool too. And I recently realised that Gambit had a 2016 release, not a 2017 one as I initially thought, which means we're getting FIVE Marvel movies this year. o_O

She's awesome in Fast & Furious. Han/Gisele is one of my top het ships all fandoms mixed.
Julie: SU ★ crystal gemsragnarok_08 on January 20th, 2016 06:34 pm (UTC)
The recent Suicide Squad trailer looked so bat-shit insane and chaotic that I think definitely sets the tone of the film, like you said - now I do want to see it :DDD

The Wonder Woman movie looks very promising indeed, but yes more vibrant colors would be great.
Renée: Haven. Audrey Parker.rogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 08:56 am (UTC)
It's such a tired trend now for desaturated filters, and not just with DCU. It works sometimes for some things, but it shouldn't be the go-to for anything these days, especially if you want something for ~dramatic effect in order for the story to be taken seriously. One of the things I love is amazing color schemes, and sadly with everything so dull it doesn't work. I want vibrant colors, I want things to pop and be gorgeous.
DJ Jazzy Ddavesmusictank on January 20th, 2016 06:35 pm (UTC)
I too look forward to the Wonder Woman movie.
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on January 20th, 2016 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yay! Jessica Jones!

I'm mostly in it for Harley Quinn too.

Wonder Woman is the only one of the dc's upcoming films that I'm 100% excited about. Period piece is an interesting choice though.
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 09:03 am (UTC)

She's basically the highlight of the trailers, for me.

It is an interesting choice to have Wonder Woman set around WWI. I'm curious to see where they take her story from there. Regardless, I love seeing her both in her iconic outfit and era-specific clothing. I really want this movie to be good and do well.
night_owl_9: Wonder Woman - warriornight_owl_9 on January 20th, 2016 07:08 pm (UTC)
Mostly still in this because of Harley Quinn, but I have to say the character designs look awesome. - Same!

I'm the same way; I'm going to wait and see Wonder Woman for myself before judging anything. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!
Renée: TSCC. Cameron. Metamorphosis.rogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 09:01 am (UTC)
I'm just really hoping that it's good, and not only good, but is successful. I know that Wonder Woman already has a lot of fans, so it would be sweet if we could have a successful woman-led superhero movie, it would be utterly fantastic.
💋: set me freemaybe on January 20th, 2016 08:51 pm (UTC)
A friend sent me the trailer to the Suicide Squad trailer this morning, so chaotic, I love it. Looks like it's going to be fun, then again trailers can be very misleading. haha. Either way I'll def be checking it out.

Wonder Woman is what I am most excited about tho, she's the only reason I might suffer through Batman vs Superman too.
Renée: Arrow. Sara Lance.rogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 08:32 am (UTC)
That's the thing to always be careful for, because trailers, while their intention is to sell you on something, can always be misleading. It can potentially be good or bad, depending on how it's marketed. So far, I've been intrigued with the Suicide Squad trailers; the cast looks like an interesting bunch, I'm curious about how certain characters are going to be portrayed and interact with one another. It has my attention, and I'll probably go and see it.

It's claimed that Wonder Woman has an integral part in Batman vs. Superman. I don't care about BvS, so idk if I'll watch it just for Wonder Woman either. She has her own film coming up for that. It'll probably be one of those, "wait until it's available to rent" kind of deals for me, because I'm definitely more interested in her movie.
Kimsaturnsdaughter on January 20th, 2016 09:06 pm (UTC)

Suicide Squad looks like it'll be pretty fun. I'm mostly interested in seeing Viola Davis as Amanda Waller though, and she's probably not even going to have that much screen time.

I'm tentatively excited for Wonder Woman after watching that. They seem to want to do the character justice, so I hope it turns out that way. And I agree that DC needs to put some color back in their movies. Everything has been so dark since the Nolan trilogy.

Renée: Elementary. Joan Watson.rogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 08:11 am (UTC)
She most likely won't have that big of a role, which will be quite unfortunate. However, I am pretty stoked in seeing Margot Robbie's portrayal of Harley Quinn. So far, she seems to be the major draw for me, but the other characters look quite good too. I'd say between this and Deadpool it's going to be quite a fun time.

I'm remaining cautiously optimistic about Wonder Woman, as well. I loved hearing what they had to say about the character, though it's the finished product that will be what determines whether they were truthful in their words.

I don't mind grittiness when it's necessary, but there are so many things out there now, from television and movies, that overdo the desaturation filter when they really shouldn't. Hell, even Tumblr got onto the whole desaturated trend with its gifsets and it's so ugly and horrendous. Like, I can't even see anything? What is the point? idek.

Edited at 2016-01-21 08:12 am (UTC)
Galadriel.: The 100 ✽ Lexasixphanel on January 20th, 2016 10:28 pm (UTC)
Did you see that post where they made Man of Steel look like... normal? Meaning vibrant blues and red? (As seen in the pictures taken on the set) It looked gorgeous. I wish they'd stop desaturating their movies, sometimes.

Anyway. Fingers crossed! Let's hope it's a good one :D Can't wait to love it!
Renée: Firefly. Inara Serra.rogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 07:07 am (UTC)
I just looked it up and wow! So gorgeous. It's kind of unbelievable how filmmakers and editors don't see the value of colors in their films. I feel like the industry, at least with certain filmmakers, have gotten so used to desaturated films that they don't even bother trying to make things vibrant. It's why Mad Max: Fury Road dazzled so many people; the flawless use of practical and special effects and action sequences aside, the film was just rich with color. I hate the notion that in order for a film to be taken seriously it needs to be desaturated to fit the ~mood~, like nope. While it make work for some films, not everything needs a dull filtering.
sarrensarren on January 20th, 2016 10:46 pm (UTC)
I am cautiously hopeful for both of them :)

what was the sheer atrocity that the pilot entailed? I was sad Adrianne Palicki never got a go cos she was great in Friday Night Lights.
Renée: Skye. Transformation.rogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 06:49 am (UTC)
Well, the link above describes most of it, but basically they just made Wonder Woman an asshole. Just the utter breakdown of the issues it had from the writing and characterization, it was a gigantic mess. There really was no resemblance to the Wonder Woman from the comics whatsoever.

As much as I would have liked to have seen how Adrianne Palicki would've tackled Wonder Woman (underneath better writing and direction, of course), she's doing amazingly well in Agents of Shield as Bobbi Morse. So much that she's actually getting her own spin-off! I'd say she's doing alright.
sarrensarren on January 21st, 2016 12:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, okay fair enough.

I love Bobbi! I am SO happy she's got her own series, yay!
telly telly bo bellylusimeles on January 21st, 2016 12:12 am (UTC)
i hadn't seen the sneak peek yet. it's surprisingly uplifting! i'm trying not to get my expectations too up as well, but gal looks fierce and gorgeous <3
Renée: Nikita. Femme Fatale.rogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 06:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, considering that we have a 50/50 chance of this movie succeeding and being amazing with its storytelling and direction, I'm trying to not get my hopes up too high. At the same time however, I am seriously wishing that they do Wonder Woman right. Like, I don't want another ten years waiting for an adaptation to be attempted.
telly telly bo bellylusimeles on January 25th, 2016 12:19 am (UTC)
ugh, seriously. it has been far too long since we've had a good super lady movie. actually, *has* there ever been a good super lady movie?
Renée: Inara Serra. Radiance.rogueslayer452 on January 29th, 2016 03:42 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, while personal opinions may vary, there hasn't been a lady superhero movie that has succeeded with high reviews or ratings. This sadly makes the industry (wrongly) think that women-fronted action films aren't successful and there is no need for them.

This is why I'm hoping that Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel will break this particular curse.
telly telly bo bellylusimeles on January 31st, 2016 03:32 am (UTC)
it's probably bc most of them were so poorly written/directed, sigh :( idk, i saw some of the older lady superhero movies. bleh.

fingers crossed!
sentry mode activated: jj | maybe i can fool myselfellipsisms on January 21st, 2016 02:42 am (UTC)
I'm sooo happy that Jessica Jones was renewed! It's basically one of my favorite shows out there. :D
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 05:31 am (UTC)
Same. I loved the first season so much, and I'm happy it's gotten a lot of positive reviews and reception. I honestly can't wait for it, along with Luke Cage getting his own show as well. :)
rhoda_rants: jokerrhoda_rants on January 21st, 2016 02:59 am (UTC)
The new Suicide Squad trailer is far superior to the previous one. Harley is my everything, and the new footage we're seeing of Deadshot is encouraging as well. I want a gif of her sipping that espresso in her cell. I'm sure the Tumblr crowd is on that--I hope! Jared Leto is still not my Joker, but I can live with that for the sake of everything else here.

And then Wonder Woman came out and stole ALL of it's thunder, hahaha! I love that. My hope with this one honestly? Not just that it'll be good, because that's definitely a concern. But that it'll be good enough, and successful enough, to greenlight a Black Widow movie. Because that is what I really want in my life right now.
Renée: Katherine. Game on.rogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 04:08 am (UTC)
I want a gif of her sipping that espresso in her cell.

Tumblr is always on it, pretty much immediately when something occurs. I'm always amazed when something just airs and there's already gifs made. Fandom always delivers.

But that it'll be good enough, and successful enough, to greenlight a Black Widow movie. Because that is what I really want in my life right now.

That would be amazing, but I'm not holding my breath, at least for a film. Personally, at this point I think it's more possible to greenlight a Black Widow series on Netflix than for MCU to have her own movie at this point. Which, IMO, would be much better to explore more of her character, particularly with her origins. In general, it's just so disappointing that she's been in, what, five Marvel movies now, and they still haven't considered giving Natasha her own film. This is something that DCU is doing right with Wonder Woman, but even with that it took a long time to get since I have been hearing about there being a Wonder Woman movie in the works for over ten years now, with no success on getting anyone, until now. It honestly shouldn't be this difficult, and yet it is.

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rhoda_rants: han and leiarhoda_rants on January 21st, 2016 12:23 pm (UTC)
Heee! That didn't take long. I knew they'd deliver! <3

Mm, I like the idea of a Black Widow series, now you mention it. Although I am wretchedly behind in the television universe, which is where so much cool stuff elsewhere in Marvel is happening.

In general, it's just so disappointing that she's been in, what, five Marvel movies now, and they still haven't considered giving Natasha her own film.
I know. And we are getting Captain Marvel, so that's something; and I know the Infinity War stuff has been planned out pretty meticulously from day one; but still, this is a thing people are clamouring to see, they are telling the studio that they want this movie and it will make it a box office success.


Oh well.

Wonder Woman! Yes. Let's all watch that in the meanwhile.
Renée: Dark Angel. Max Guevara.rogueslayer452 on January 22nd, 2016 07:50 pm (UTC)
What frustrates me even more is how little merchandising we see of Black Widow, even alongside the rest of the Avengers. While there are certainly some things here and there, you hardly ever seen her among the Avengers ensemble. She is usually left out completely. And their bullshit reasoning for this is that they don't believe that she is marketable. It has been similar with Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rey being absent in most of the merchandising, because they didn't think she would sell well. Yes. Rey, the main character, the main protagonist of the film, won't sell well. Ugh, this sexist fuckery.

At least with Wonder Woman she has had a lot of merchandising on her own for years, and will get a lot more in combination of BvS and her own movie.
Abbeyplace_to_hide on January 21st, 2016 05:27 am (UTC)
I'm so glad that it got renewed for season 2. :) Jessica Jones. :)
Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 06:12 am (UTC)
I knew it would, though the slight delay in the announcement was a bit strange, but nonetheless still very happy. :)
Abbeyplace_to_hide on January 21st, 2016 07:12 am (UTC)
Yeah. I was wondering what they were waiting for. Why it took a while to announce it. But I'm glad they did.
Danielabraverys on January 21st, 2016 07:27 am (UTC)
Words cannot describe how excited I am for Suicide Squad. The trailer was everything I hoped it would be and more and now I have no idea how I'm going to survive the wait till August.

Still need to watch the footage for Wonder Woman, but hopefully I can get to that this weekend ^^
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 21st, 2016 08:38 am (UTC)
I'm definitely intrigued by it, that's for sure. The ensemble looks fascinating (appearance-wise) and I'm certainly curious to see Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.
Naomifrelling_tralk on January 21st, 2016 02:16 pm (UTC)
The trailer for Suicide Squad has got me pretty hyped for it, hopefully it lives up to expectations :)
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 22nd, 2016 12:02 am (UTC)
It certainly looks intriguing, to say the least. I like that they're focusing on the insane mayhem of it all and not giving away any of the plot, so far anyway.
orangerfulorangerful on January 22nd, 2016 04:33 am (UTC)
I'm still upset that they didn't let Joss finish his script, I would love to have seen that Wonder Woman movie (this was back in like 2009?). I'm still very very skeptical that they can do it right, if only because DC just has an awful track record (Dark Knight was the last DC related film I enjoyed).

Suicide Squad I almost have more hope for because it is SO different from what DC has done. Still have all that damned desaturation, but at least they have to have a sense of humor!

I still need to finish Jessica Jones!!!
Renée: Firefly. River Tam.rogueslayer452 on January 22nd, 2016 05:43 am (UTC)
I can't remember exactly when he decided to drop out from the project. All I recall was his announcement during the Serenity promotion in 2005 and his excitement about doing it. It's unfortunate we never saw what could have been with his Wonder Woman. I'm cautiously optimistic about this one, though. So far they seem to be discussing her right, but it's all about the execution.

I seriously wish they would opt out of the desaturation filter with their films. Just because TDK trilogy made good use of it, it doesn't mean the rest of the DCU should follow suit. Vibrant color schemes in a bleak universe can do wonders for visual porn, just saying.

Do it! It is absolutely amazing. :D
orangerfulorangerful on January 22nd, 2016 06:07 pm (UTC)
He didn't drop out, they dropped him, said they didn't like the direction of his script or some such. I'd love to have at least read it. Wish they could publish that stuff but I'm sure it gets tied up in all kinds of legalese.

Agreed! DCU seems stuck in the Nolan era and, let's face it, that was ages ago!

Looks like I have a few snow days ahead of me...hm...what shall I watch...
Renée: Firefly. Big Damn Heroes.rogueslayer452 on January 22nd, 2016 07:12 pm (UTC)
I thought I recalled him saying something in regards to scheduling and commitment complications which is why it wasn't going to work out, but you're right. It was mostly due to creative differences over the script, and they let him go. Such a shame.

I saw someone mention that his script is leaked somewhere, but I don't know how credible it actually is.
Christina: sfu- kd- words meet heartbeatsfly_meaway on January 23rd, 2016 09:33 pm (UTC)
I haven't finished Jessica Jones yet, but I'm very excited about the fact that we'll be getting a second season. Yay!

And thank you for the link to the Wonder Woman footage. I had seen gif sets on Tumblr, but no idea yet where it came from. I love the feel and the colouring and the setting from what was show. It definitely shows a lot of potential so hopefully it'll be good. Because it would be great if it became a franchise, like you point out. That would be awesome for sure.
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 24th, 2016 07:06 am (UTC)
I'm interested in hearing your overall thoughts and impressions of the first season once you finish. :)

It would be fantastic having a Wonder Woman film franchise. I mean, granted it all depends on the direction and the way they remain true to the character, which can definitely make or break it with fans, but imagine the possibilities. And of course we'll be getting a Captain Marvel movie soon as well. With television already doing a number of superhero women stories, it's time movies catch up in that department.
an idea is bulletproofelizalavelle on January 24th, 2016 11:02 pm (UTC)
YES for Jessica Jones! I am so glad we're getting more of that!

I don't know a lot about the Suicide Squad story. The trailer looks fun, I'm hoping that I enjoy the movie.

I have high hopes for Wonder Woman :)
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 25th, 2016 10:16 am (UTC)
I don't know much about it, either, aside from the basic premise of taking dangerous supervillian criminals and having them become an anti-hero task force for the government. Just the combination of these characters alone should be interesting to see on the big screen.

I'm trying to get my hopes too high, but I am definitely remaining cautiously optimistic.
giallarhorn: korra cheeringgiallarhorn on January 25th, 2016 06:15 am (UTC)
Wooo, season 2 of Jessica Jones! Not that it needed it from a narrative perspective since it was such a self contained season, and I think most everyone was pretty sure that it'd get a second season, but official confirmation is still good.

The weird thing about the Suicide Squad is how different the trailers feel? Like the first one was basically dark and yes, we're basically rounding up villains to do our dirty work for us, and this one is more...comedic.

On one hand, I'm glad that we're even getting a Wonder Woman movie at all, but I may regret that in hindsight if this one falls completely flat.
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 26th, 2016 02:40 pm (UTC)
I really liked that the season was self-contained, and that the major seasonal arc was solved by the end, so there was no cliffhanger. It was perfectly setup season with a beginning, middle, and end with a fabulous finale to resolve what Jessica's journey has been throughout the season. Even if it didn't get a second season it was a well done story, but of course I'm happy that it did get renewed so that we can continue on the story and I can't wait to see what they have next in store for her character.

I don't think comedic is the right word, perhaps more fun in setting up what the chaotic movie is going to be like. Because yeah, the first teaser was essentially saying that this is still a dark DCU movie, but this one was showing more of how outlandish it'll be compared to, say, the Batman vs. Superman movie.

It's why I'm remaining quite cautious with my optimism, since it could go either way. We've been letdown in the past in regards to women superheroes getting their own films which ultimately failed. I sincerely hope Wonder Woman (and then later with Captain Marvel) breaks that curse.
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Renéerogueslayer452 on January 29th, 2016 03:35 pm (UTC)
Same, with Harley Quinn. The only other characters I'm intrigued with seeing (from first appearances in the trailers) is Enchantress and Katana.