After her romance and criminal career with The Joker, Harley Quinn was forced into being a member of Task Force X by the indomitable Amanda Waller to stop the threats of Enchantress and “Project Starfish” while also helping out some other lethal ladies to take down Gotham crime boss Black Mask.
James Gunn crosses the aisle to DC and brings the same sense of humor and heart he brought to Guardians of the Galaxy (and lots of ridiculous violence) for the excellent The Suicide Squad, which fixes everything about the mediocre first Suicide Squad movie by creating a better plot and more interesting and fun characters.
Bloodsport is recruited by Amanda Waller and joins old and new members of Task Force X on a mission to assault a former Nazi prison and laboratory in the South American country of Corto Maltese where an evil group is working on something called “Project Starfish” in James Gunn’s upcoming Suicide Squad.
James Gunn brings his unique style to the Suicide Squad as returning members Harley Quinn, Rick Flagg, and Captain Boomerang are joined by a slew of wacky degenerates, including Peacemaker, King Shark, Polka Dot Man, Bloodsport, Javelin, Savant, The Thinker, and more for a dangerous new mission in August’s The Suicide Squad.
Darkwing Duck is getting a new Disney+ show, Lilo & Stitch is getting a live-action remake from the director of Crazy Rich Asians, Mads Mikkelsen is in talks to replace Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts series, Short Circuit is getting a remake, Arnold is coming to Netflix and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris discuss the 2020 Emmy winners, the first full trailer for Wandavision, both of The Babysitter movies on Netflix, a new live-action Yakuza movie, a spin-off to The Boys, 90s Spider-Man, and more.