A few months after San Diego Comic-Con 2016 brought several intriguing updates on the latest Marvel and DC films, another major Comic-Con is about to take place. October brings about New York Comic-Con, which runs from October 6 - 9, 2016. Fans are making plans to attend the various movie and TV panels, and this year will mark the legendary Stan Lee's final appearance at NYCC. Simply put, there will be a lot to check out over the four days.
Those fortunate enough to make the trip will of course be looking to bring home a souvenir or two, either adding to or starting a new merchandise collection. One of the most popular booths is Funko, the company that produces numerous pop culture vinyl figures for several properties. Comic-Con is always a big deal for them, and they typically bring exclusives for people to buy. They've now unveiled their lineup of NYCC products, which is exceptionally DC heavy.
The standout of the collection is arguably the grenade damaged Joker from Suicide Squad, based on a scene that was showcased in the trailers but not the film itself. There's also a Killing Joke variant of the Clown Prince of Crime, capitalizing on the recent release of the animated film adapted from the classic comic. Two new versions of Batman will be in the Big Apple, as will Legends of Tomorrow's Hawkgirl and a classic Batgirl. Click on the link below to view images of the figures, via CBM:
All of these will surely be in-demand items during New York Comic-Con, especially given that the DCEU is alive and well following the blockbuster success of Suicide Squad. It is interesting that the Jared Leto Joker figure sports a look that wasn't seen in the actual movie, but licensing deals are made well in advance of the premiere. In all likelihood, Warner Bros. believed at one point the grenade damaged Joker would make an appearance, leading them to give Funko the green light. Also, it's not the first time official merchandise depicted something that didn't make the final cut, so this isn't anything too odd.
It wasn't surprising that Suicide Squad had a massive presence at SDCC (the event took place a mere weeks before the film's release), and now that it's had a fruitful run, it's prepped to dominate the East coast Comic-Con as well. The tale of the Worst. Heroes. Ever. proved to be divisive, but it earned a great number of fans who can't wait to see the characters again. Viewers still have to wait a little bit before the Blu-ray comes out, so for now, exclusives like these are the best way to bring parts of Suicide Squad home.
Suicide Squad is now playing in theaters. Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman solo movie, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.