reasons to go watch batman vs. superman and suicide squad
batman vs. superman:
doesn’t ignore superman’s undeniable immigrant status and shows us prejudice against immigrants i.e. when the crowd is chanting “go home, go home” in the trailer
explores themes such as power corrupting and the idea that superman can be both a hero and a villain
WONDER WOMAN CAMEO
possible aquaman cameo
possible justice league cameo, as batman and superman may assemble the justice league at the end of the film
batman will see superman as more of a threat than an ally, as will lex luthor, but unlike luthor batman will eventually come to trust superman.
basically if you ship superbat this movie is for you
wonder woman will not be a rival of lois lane
more PoCs in this movie than in all 10 of Marvel’s films (on your right, i guess)
live-action harley quinn
this movie has 4 lead women, 2 of which are women of colour
adewale akinnuoye-agbaje (who is playing killer croc) did not spend what is probably several hours in make-up (it’s the worst thing ever) for you to not go see this movie
will smith in a DC movie. will. freakin’. smith.
MARGOT ROBBIE AS LIVE-ACTION HARLEY QUINN
we get to see harley’s growth in the film. she starts off ‘property of the joker’ and becomes her own person by the movie’s end
viola davis will be playing amanda waller who is a tough, no nonsense WoC anti-hero who not only manages to ralley a bunch of supervillains into action but has been known to intimidate even batman in the past. she was also an early example of body positivity in comics (despite that being epically derailed in the comics nowadays)
the cast is a mix of seasoned actors and fresh talent, providing an opportunity for a variety of people to shine
could possibly explore the reason why harley is estranged from the joker (jason todd’s death) that will both humanize harley and set up events in future DC films (iNCLUDING A POSSIBLE RED HOOD MOVIE GET WRECKED)
did i mention live-action harley quinn?
edit: of suicide squad’s 14 actors, more than half aren’t white men. also, includes little seen diversity on screen, with latino actor (jay hernandez), a native american actor (adam beach), and a japanese actress (karen fukuhara)
I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up—many people feel small, because they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. - Neil deGrasse Tyson