It’s no secret that despite contributing to a strong third quarter for Warner Bros. in 2016, Suicide Squad took quite a beating among fans and critics alike. Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped DC’s ragtag band of rogues from garnering their fair share of recognition, as the film’s novelization has now been nominated for a Scribe Award.
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers released their full list of 2017 nominees, revealing that Marv Wolfman’s Suicide Squad had earned a nomination in the category of “Adapted – General and Speculative.” The DC adaptation is one of three nominees in this category, along with Assassin’s Creed by Christie Golden and Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins.
Wolfman took to Facebook to express his excitement, noting that this marks his third Scribe nomination. Last year, his Batman: Arkham Knight novel received a nomination in the “General and Speculative” category, while his novelization of Superman Returns won the award for “Best Novel – Adapted” back in 2007.
I am extremely proud to announce that my novelization of The Suicide Squad has been nominated for a prestigious Scribe…
IAMTW’s Scribe Awards recognize licensed works, specifically those that tie in with other media formats such as television, film, gaming, and comic books. However, while this nomination is for the novelization, it’s hardly the first time that Suicide Squad has elicited awards recognition. Jared Leto was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his portrayal of The Joker, the Suicide Squad soundtrack received five Grammy nominations in four categories, and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn snagged a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Action Movie Actress. Perhaps most notably, the film took home an Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the 89th Academy Awards.
Released in 2016, Suicide Squad, which was written and directed by David Ayer, grossed $745.6 million worldwide. As such, the film performed well enough in theaters to earn a sequel. Though Ayer’s role in the production of Suicide Squad 2 is unknown, he’s currently slated to direct Gotham City Sirens, which will focus more on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Additionally, a spin-off film with Will Smith’s Deadshot as the focal point was also reportedly being considered by Warner Bros., though details surrounding this potential project have been scarce.