Link Tank: Amanda Waller Is Getting Her Own DCEU Show
Another spinoff of The Suicide Squad is coming, why Finn was such a letdown in the sequel trilogy, Oscar Isaac is making his own comic, and more in Link Tank!
The Peacemaker show, which was a spinoff of The Suicide Squad, is set to have its own spinoff featuring Viola Davis as the ruthless Amanda Waller.
“Viola Davis is now expected to reprise her role as Amanda Waller in a new Peacemaker and Suicide Squad spin-off series on HBO Max. According to a new report from Variety, the actress is now tied to a new project that is based around her character as the helm of Task Force X, also known as the Suicide Squad. The project will pick up after Davis’ appearance at the end of John Cena’s Peacemaker, where her daughter Adebayo (Danielle Brooks) exposed her mother’s diabolical work with the band of misfits to the public. Waller will have to deal with the aftermath as she tries to regain her position as one of the most influential figures in the DCEU.”
Finn seemed like he was poised to be one of the best characters in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, so what happened? Here are some ideas for what FN-2187’s story could’ve been.
“It has been long lamented that John Boyega’s character of Finn, the child soldier turned Resistance icon, was not given a fuller role in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Despite being highlighted early on and presented as equally important to the series as Rey and Poe, if you look at Finn’s storyline throughout the three films, it doesn’t go anywhere. Even as someone who genuinely likes The Last Jedi, it is hard to rewatch that movie and not be saddened at the untapped potential.”
Oscar Isaac just starred in a TV series based on a comic, and now he’s ready to make a comic book of his own.
“Step aside, Keanu Reeves and Emilia Clarke—there’s a new celebrity comic purveyor heading to the racks. In an announcement, no doubt timed to today’s Moon Knight finale, the star of that Marvel Disney+ series (and a lot of other stuff we like!), Oscar Isaac, is working with Legendary Comics on ‘supernatural noir graphic novel’ Head Wounds: Sparrow.“
Sam Raimi has had a film career sprawling across many decades, but how do all of his films stack up against one another?
“It’s been nearly a decade since Sam Raimi last directed a movie. With the release of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness this weekend, our long national nightmare ends this weekend. Across 40 years, Sam Raimi has dynamited genre after genre with Howard Hawks’ precision and Tex Avery’s sense of humor. Despite his stylistic idiosyncrasies—or more likely because of them—Raimi’s influence on low-budget horror and modern blockbusters cannot be overstated.”
It’s been 17 years since the release of the original LEGO Star Wars game, and we don’t want to talk about one somewhat cursed image.
“Kind of long ago, in a galaxy not that far away…The original LEGO Star Wars game came to be, and it was great, a wonderful and silly retelling of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy using Legos and kid-friendly gameplay. It was a mostly wholesome adventure. Except for the weirdly cursed ‘pregnant Padme’ minifigs that appeared in the game’s cutscenes, and which I’ve never forgotten since.”
What Star Wars flick is the most popular in your state?
“Star Wars lovers across the country are observing May the 4th—or Star Wars Day—this Wednesday, but how they choose to celebrate varies. Some fans of the franchise may want to revisit the original movies, while others prefer the sequel trilogy. To see which entry in the Star Wars canon your state favors, check out the map below.”