Marvel and DC have both plotted out the next five years with two or three super hero films coming from each studio every year. Disney has also planned out their Star Wars franchise. The X-Men are still going strong with Bryan Singer returning to the helm. It is difficult to go a few days without some fantastic bit of news about super heroes or space soldiers taking to the big screen in a grand, marvelous way. It's the dawning of a new era, a new way for fandom to embrace their favorite properties. And now Horror News Radio will help shine the light on what it all means: Thomas Mariani joins Doc Rotten to bring the Horror News Radio Super Specials with special guest hosts. This week they are joined by award winning writer/director Christopher G. Moore and fan-turned-podcaster Joey Fittos.
The big announcement this week, the first week of December 2014, is the cast for the upcoming 2016 DC film, Suicide Squad, the movie that will follow closely behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. For weeks we have been teased with names possibly attached the film and character likely set to appear in the story. The most intriguing of all being the return of The Joker and who may very well play him. Doc and the gang go over the cast announcement and the concept behind Suicide Squad.
Jared Leto as The Joker
Will Smith as Deadshot
Tom Hardy as Rick Flag
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
Jai Courtney as Boomerang
Cara Delevingne as Enchantress
Also discussed this episode is the casting of Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse in Bryan Singer's follow up to his successful X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse. Oscar Isaac just happens to be in the the big trailer released over the Holiday weekend as well, Star Wars VII The Force Awakens. Don't get too excited, the Terminator: Genisys trailer is coming. Dwerp. With the hot announcement of Preachergetting a pilot order from AMC, the gang discuss Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Constantine and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. To wrap things up Thomas recommends the film Birdman.