If both casts for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad weren't big enough by themselves already, an epic group photo has brought everyone together for the first time. This is the Dawn of the DC Cinematic Universe, and everyone is accounted for...Except that pesky Jared Leto, who is so method, he can't break from character to do press. Good and Evil collided over the weekend at Comic-Con, and while plenty of new footage and photos have come from the event, only THR were able to get both casts in the same room at the same time for what is one very big picture. They have also included a handy graph explaining who everyone is.
17 actors in all participated in the photo shoot, which was done in secret. They were joined by their directors Zack Snyder, who is handling the big battle between two of DC's most iconic superheroes, and David Ayer, who is bringing the world's most dangerous super villains together for the first time. From the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cast, we get to see Henry Cavill (Superman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), Jeremy Irons (Alfred) and Holly Hunter. On the Suicide Squad side of things, we get to see Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), Will Smith (Deadshot), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Karen Fukuhara (Katana), Adam Beach (Slipknot) and Jay Hernandez (El Diablo).
While both sets of cast members held down quart in Hall H during the big SDCC Warner Bros. event, they did not share the stage together, coming out at different times. These photos mark the only time the two casts have been together, anywhere. And for many of the actors it was the first time they had ever met each other in person. Ben Affleck is the one actor who shares the distinction of appearing in both movies. And we even got to see Batman clinging to the roof of The Joker's purple sports car in the first Suicide Squad trailer. There is some speculation that Jared Leto will have a cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as The Joker. Even if that isn't true, the new full-length ||Batman V Superman trailer proved that the iconic villain will have a presence in the movie, as it is strongly hinted at that he killed the Dark Knight's sidekick Robin.
At this once-in-a-lifetime meet-and-greet, Jai Courtney enthusisactially introduced himself to Jesse Eisenberg. The actor who plays Lex Luthor made waves yesterday for his remarks about Comic-Con in general. He compared the annual geek gathering to genocide, and went onto insult journalists to boot. But the actors seem to be having fun backstage. Cara Delevingne made sure to snap a selfie with Wonder Woman Gal Gadot. And David Ayer and Will Smith are said to have attacked the snack table, devouring sandwiches and other assorted treats before the BVS cast could arrive, leaving little behind for their franchise cohorts.
While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has wrapped, Suicide Squad is still shooting in Toronto. The cast was in a hurry to get back on set, where production will last throughout the summer, most likely wrapping in September. The director and his actors had been working until 1am that Friday morning, and were in Hall H by 11 am on Saturday, which meant they got little to no sleep. They only spent a total of three hours in San Diego, though not everyone was returning right away. On stage, David Ayer claimed that DC Comics had the best villains of all-time, dissing Marvel in the process, and threatening to kick off a East Coast-West Coast type beef with the competing studio. The footage he showed off, which was leaked and then officially released early this week, is dark and brooding. But the director assures everyone that it will be funny to boot. Aside from the first footage, not much was divulged about the storyline, with only Will Smith allowed to speak. He promised fans something great. And it looks like that's what we may be getting if the film holds true to the teaser.
Take a look at this great moment, which brings both the bad guys of Suicide Squad together with the good guys of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There seems to be a friendly rivalry brewing between the two casts, and over the next five years, we'll surely see that play out on screen as well. What do you think? Will these guys be able to compete with Marvel in the long run? We think it might be a pretty even race if everything holds up.