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New 'Suicide Squad' Trailer, 'Wonder Woman' Preview During 'Dawn of Justice' CW Special


In this golden age of comic book adaptations, Warner Bros is finally making their push to join the fray with a series of feature films after the success of 'Man of Steel.' The 2016 promotional campaign for 'Suicide Squad' and 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' will shift into another gear when it joins its corporate television sister The CW with a half-hour special. There'll also be a special for the network's superhero time-traveling team-up 'Legends of Tomorrow' on the same night, January 19. 



The home of 'Arrow' and 'The Flash' is preparing to add another one-hour of superhero action drama to its primetime schedule with 'Legends of Tomorrow' at 9 p.m. In order to get fans ready, the CW will present a half-hour special entitled 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time is Now' that will have clips, interviews, and a detailed look at the characters origin stories. The press release describes the special as follows:
DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: THEIR TIME IS NOW is an in-depth look at the origin stories of the heroes and villains of the highly-anticipated new series, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, premiering Thursday, January 21, 2016 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT). Featuring show clips and interviews from LEGENDS, ARROW, and THE FLASH executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer, and Wendy Mericle, THEIR TIME IS NOW introduces viewers to the immortal madman Vandal Savage, the time master Rip Hunter, and the motley band of heroes and rogues he assembles to try to save the future of humanity: Hawkman, Hawkgirl, White Canary, The Atom, Firestorm, Captain Cold, and Heat Wave.
 All of the characters have been introduced on 'Arrow' and/or 'The Flash' as a way to build the cinematic universe of DCTV and now will be assembled to take on the immortal world conqueror Vandal Savage. The three shows will be occupying three nights of programming a week for the network including the non-superhero, zombie dramedy 'iZombie' that follows 'The Flash' on Tuesdays. The special is a nice preview for fans unfamiliar with the premise and the team.


Following the 'Legends of Tomorrow' special is 'DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League' at 9:30 p.m. An even more important introduction and preview of Warner Bros' 2016 DC Comics initial film offerings - 'Batman V Superman' and 'Sucide Squad.' These will set the tone and foundation for the rest of the comic book movie slate through 2020. 

The special will reveal a brand new trailer for 'Suicide Squad' and go behind the scenes of the ragtag team of antiheroes forced to work together in a dangerous covert operation for the government. Kevin Smith will host and talk with Geoff Johns about the future of DC films. They'll also present a special look at the upcoming Wonder Woman film starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins. 
DC FILMS PRESENTS: DAWN OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE invites viewers behind the scenes of the exciting new movies coming out of the DC Films universe, culminating in the thrilling world premiere of the all-new trailer for “Suicide Squad,” DC’s misfit crew of antiheroes forced into saving the world this summer, with director David Ayer.  Hosted by filmmaker/writer/lifelong comics fan Kevin Smith, with special guest DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns, the special showcases the explosive landscape of DC’s greatest heroes, kicking off with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” in theatres this March, and with a sneak peek from the upcoming Wonder Woman feature film.
Get a look at never-before-seen footage, and see interviews with such stars as Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, and directors Zack Snyder and Patty Jenkins—just a few of the creative forces behind the much-anticipated film franchise that will bring together the greatest collective of Super Heroes in the upcoming Justice League feature film.  And because no Super Hero could make his or her mark without a truly formidable foe, the special also provides glimpses of DC’s most famous Super Villains.
A lot is riding on these films. Fans like to compare and contrast DC to Marvel's already established series of successful films but DC's fortunes don't depend on rivalries. This isn't DC vs Marvel as much as it's DC's ability to satisfy audiences going forward. DC's success doesn't hurt Marvel's bottom-line. If DC fails or underperforms it could add to the argument that audiences are feeling "superhero fatigue" and potentially drag Marvel down with them. Marvel's streak of hits, even of their mediocre films, could come to an end. 

For now, Warner Bros use of corporate synergy, like Marvel's with ABC, to help promote not only their new television series and their blockbuster films via the CW with primetime specials can only help broaden awareness and generate some interest in the heavily invested properties.  



Legends of Tomorrow premieres January 21, 2016 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters March 26, 2016.

Suicide Squad is slated for a theatrical release on August 5, 2016.

Wonder Woman hits theaters on June 23, 2017.

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