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Suicide Squad wants to upgrade the superhero genre

Andrea on November 3, 2015 - 1:22 pm in News

We’re a little under a year away from seeing director David Ayer’s take on the Warner Bros. comic book universe that started with Henry Cavill as Superman and will add Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Godot as Wonder Woman next spring. After we get to see the Dawn of Justice, building towards a team-up of our favorite DC comic book superheroes, we’ll switch hard to the perspective of the villains for Suicide Squad in August.

Not much is known for sure about Suicide Squad’s plot. The most repeated rumor is that Task Force X, assembled by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), is sent after an asset Waller wants and that asset ends up being The Enchantress, played by Cara Delevingne. Something happens that turns the squad against Waller, and in the process of their showdown, the Joker manages to enter the equation. All of that is fairly vague and doesn’t foretell any of the twists anymore than simply knowing the cast of the movie.


The film shot this year in Canada, including some outdoor sequences filmed at night that featured a Batman stunt double riding around on top of the Joker’s car. The movie is in post production now, and is far enough along that Empire Magazine was able to do a feature on it, debuting close-up looks at the cast on their specialty covers.

We’d seen a complete cast photo of the villains and anti-heroes that was released by Ayer and Warner Bros. early in production, as well as internet-halting looks at Jared Leto’s new take on the Joker. The Suicide Squad team showed a lot more than Batman v Superman did during that film’s extended production, leaving lots to debate while the movie gets finished.


Now, instead of production looks, we get fully polished peeks at how these characters are going to turn out. Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is the most similar to how we’ve seen her in the brief teaser shown at Comic-Con in July and from official photos.


Will Smith’s Deadshot benefits from a full post-production process and looks (a little) less like paintball enthusiast. Will Smith took the opportunity to tease a juicy plot detail: “Deadshot’s actually eyeballing [Harley] a little bit. There’s a pretty ragged romantic triangle there.”


The most interesting of the cover features is Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress, who remains a magical and mysterious character. The actress reveals that early on in the movie she’ll be playing June Moone who explores a mysterious cave when she happens across the Enchantress spirit. “June is an adventure-seeker who’s always wanted some excitement. And she gets what she wished for, in a terrible way,” she told Empire.


When Enchantress takes over June, she becomes whatever entity appears on that magazine cover. “She’s an ancient sorceress,” says Delevingne. “A feral being. She’s been trapped for so long and now she’s finally let out.”


Jared Leto’s Joker gets some purple electrical lighting on his magazine cover (and some overly defined abs, right?), giving us another look at the actor’s take on the mad clown prince of crime. When it comes to describing the character, Leto is less eloquent than Delevingne: “I took a pretty deep dive. But this was a unique opportunity and I couldn’t imagine doing it another way. It was fun, playing those psychological games…It was painful, like giving birth out of my prick-hole.”


Great, Jared. Great.


The shot of the whole team looks great, even if I had pictured a more magical version of Killer Croc in my head than the makeup on Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Not that it isn’t a beautiful make-up job.


David Ayer seems to know that by the time we hit August 5, 2016 we might be tiring of the same old take on the superhero movie. “You know, all these movies are about defeating the evil alien robot from f***ing Planet X, before it destroys the world with its ticking clock. And who the f*** cares?” asks the director. “But you do this story about struggle and isolation and people who have been shit on that suddenly get thrown this lifeline… that’s not so bad… I like to think of this as the Comic Book Movie 2.0.”

Two-point-oh is a dated reference that I get, Mr. Ayer. Thanks for not mentioning your prick hole.

Source: News – Geek.com


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