Let’s Talk About The ‘Suicide Squad’
Did you hear the news about Suicide Squad? DC & Warner Bros have casted some big names in its upcoming Anti-Superhero movie. Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Will Smith were officially signed to star in the film.
Looks like DC & Warner Bros are trying to take every step to win their race against Marvel.
So A Movie About Villains?
Okay, this movie isn’t about the Suicide Squad causing total menace and finally ending the world. Basically US Government forms a team of Supervillains to fight deadly combat missions in exchange to that their prison sentences would be reduced.
‘Suicide Squad,’ directed by David Ayer and produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, will follow a modified version imagined by John Ostrander.
It is the first such super-villain team-up film to actually happen, and it would also be interesting to see a movie which is the exact opposite of the usual superhero movie pattern up to now. I know Sony is planning a Sinister Six movie and Disney is rumored to be working on a stand-alone Star Wars film centered on bounty hunters but nothing is concrete about those movie. Heck, ‘Suicide Squad’ even has a release date, which is scheduled to hit theaters on Aug. 5, 2016.
Check Out The Cast
Will Smith will play Deadshot: One of the key part of the Squad, Deadshot is a reckless killer. He has some kind of cybernetic implants that makes him especially good at killing but at coe he is just a Human but I guess they will twist this character a bit, after all Will Smith can’t play a Cold Blooded killer or can he?
Tom Hardy will play Rick Flagg: Essentially he isn’t a villain, he is the field commander of the Squad but he was like the founder of the whole phenomenon as during World War II he was the part of first such group called Suicide Squadron.
Margot Robbie will play Harley Quinn: Unlike the Squad, Harley is a huge moneymaking property for DC Comics, her solo series is regularly one of their best-sellers. Not to forget she is accomplice/romantic interest of Joker.
Jared Leto will play the Joker: Well, Joker isn’t actually the part of the Suicide Squad but adding a familiar character to the list was a good move. So how will he turn out to be in the movie is still a mystery.
The Suicide Squad is led by a woman named Amanda Waller and there are rumors that Warner wants Oprah to fill the role. In comics Amanda is a African-American woman with with enormous amount of governmental authority. Besides that Cara Delevingne will play Enchantress and Jai Courtney will play Boomerang, who in comics is the cause for the tension between other members of the Suicide Squad.
Will It Work?
I know the comic book series isn’t that popular but so was the case with Guardians of the Galaxy. The star cast is just a huge deal about the movie right now. Even David Ayer has a history with combat based action movies. Still at the end this feels like a big gamble for DC & Warner Bros.