Suicide Squad, the most anticipated comic book movie since the last one, got the “cultural translation” treatment from Stephen Colbert, who managed to not only poke fun at the movie’s characters, but also at “alternative” youth clothing store Hot Topic.
On the Late Show this week, Colbert ran through a segment called “Late Show Cultural Translations,” in which Suicide Squad was renamed “Mopey Avengers Go to Hot Topic.”
You can check out the full segment below.
In case you don’t feel like watching the nearly six-minute long video, the “Cultural Translations” Colbert covered are as follows.
- Reese’s Pieces to Runson’s Tidbits for England
- “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to “The Twilight Shenanigans with Caucasion Suit Buffoon (The One with Glasses)” for Cameroon
- Hillary Clinton to Tense-Merriment Corporation Woman and Bernie Sanders to Rumpled Giveaway Grandpa for Ghana
- Donald Trump to Impossible Promise Tuxedo Goblin in Thailand
- Chuck E. Cheese’s to Commandant Vermin’s Musical Pizza Hell in Russia
- Suicide Squad to Mopey Avengers Go to Hot Topic in Canada
- Quesalupa to Drunk Gringo Meat Surry Crepe in Mexico
- 2 Broke Girls to Impoverished Female Sex Clowns in Romania
It’s funnier if you watch Colbert run through them though.
As funny as Colbert’s title for Suicide Squad is, it’s actually kind of rooted in reality. You see, Hot Topic actually unveiled a new Suicide Squad “fashion collection” this past week. According to the Daily Dot, this includes 15 items, though clicking on the promotional banner for it on the Hot Topic website will take you to a listing featuring over 170 Suicide Squad-themed items ranging from clothing to hair dye to watches, backpacks, and bracelets.
Billed as “fashion collection inspired by the worst heroes ever,” items will only be available at Hot Topic stores and the Hot Topic website as of July 22 (just in time for Comic Con, as the store notes).
As Inquisitr reported last week, post-production on Suicide Squad wrapped. Director David Ayer said on Twitter, “Squad is completed! Finished final mix and coloring. Now it’s off to the lab and then the world. Nothing like it out there. It.Is.a.Beast.”
The Independent reports that Suicide Squad is the most-hyped film on Twitter, beating even Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as well as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Ghostbusters, with over 1.3 million social conversations to date. Hopefully things will turn out better than they did for DC’s last major release — Batman v. Superman, which while it has its supporters, has been largely maligned by critics and audiences alike.
DC Entertainment released a new behind-the-scenes video for a recently released music video. The company said on YouTube, “A week ago, the world got its first taste of the Suicide Squad soundtrack with the release of “Sucker for Pain,” a star-studded collaboration between Imagine Dragons, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, X Ambassadors and Logic. In this DC All Access movies clip, we go behind the scenes into the making of this new music video, which just happens to include some new Suicide Squad footage.”
According to ComicBook.com, the Suicide Squad soundtrack will be released on the same day as the film (August 5).
In other news, Suicide Squad actor Scott Eastwood (son of Clint Eastwood) has been cast in Pacific Rim 2, which is due out in 2018. You can read more about that here at Inquisitr.
Suicide Squad, which is rated PG-13, also stars Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Ben Affleck as Batman.
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