Happy Friday, crusaders! Let’s take a look at what DC’s been up to this week, shall we? You and I, together.
Common is joining the cast of Suicide Squad! This is exciting news for me, a person who otherwise was not super interested in seeing Suicide Squad. Who’s he playing? We don’t know! Please tell me in the comments who you would cast Common as, because we could all use a pleasant activity to brighten up our day.
Thanks to a video featuring Batman-loving pro basketball player DeAndre Jordan, we’ve got a better look at the costumes in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Specifically, there’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it frame showing the costume for each member of the Trinity, and they actually look way less bleak than the few released images would suggest:
Specifically, we can tell that Wonder Woman’s costume is red and blue, just like it oughta be. I don’t mind telling you, folks: that was a relief to see.
There are also rumors that Bats’ beef with Superman is due to Superman’s role in the death of Jason Todd, who may or may not have already been killed off, offscreen, but, friends, I am already bored with this movie and with talking about this movie and it isn’t even out yet, so let me end this piece with some real news:
COMICS FOR GIRLS!
DC and Mattel are teaming up to produce DC Super Hero Girls: A New Super Hero Universe Designed Just For Girls! says DC. Slated For Fall 2015!
I. Am. So. Pumped.
I did see someone on Tumblr start a post about this with the phrase “I don’t know why we need to have gendered marketing, or something just for girls and not for boys –” but I don’t know how the rest of it went because I unfollowed them immediately. I mean, look at that poster! Look at those faces! If you’re not weepy with happiness about the fact that Bumblebee and Katana are included, I’m just not sure we can be friends.
Here’s the description, straight from the horse’s mouth:
Featuring DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens, DC Super Hero Girls will play out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world.
Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls centers on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of the DC Comics universe during their formative years—prior to discovering their full super power potential. Featuring a completely new artistic style and aesthetic, DC Comics’ icons such as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenaged introduction. Each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a Super Hero, including discovering her unique abilities, nurturing her remarkable powers and mastering the fundamentals of being a hero.
“DC Entertainment is home to the most iconic and well-known Super Heroes including Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl,” said Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment. “DC Super Hero Girls represents the embodiment of our long-term strategy to harness the power of our diverse female characters. I am so pleased that we are able to offer relatable and strong role models in a unique way, just for girls.”
Slow clap, DC. On this day, you done right.