It's good to be bad. The official trailer has received nearly 50 million hits on YouTube. The "first look" trailer, released at Comic-Con way back in 2015, has received over 66 million YouTube views. It's a superhero movie with a difference. To begin with, the good guys are bad guys. As one of the characters says, "We're bad guys. It's what we do." And a grinning and sinister Joker says: "I can't wait to show you my toys." It's funny, tongue in cheek, action packed, and full of killer special effects. Twitter has confirmed that, with a million Tweets, it is the most Tweeted about movie of the summer. The buzz is huge, and director David Ayer, has teased fans with Tweets and the release of killer promotional posters and a great trailer. Based on DC Comics' Task Force X comics (originally set during World War II), the characters in Suicide Squad are all imprisoned super-villains who are recruited by a totally secret government agency. According to IMDb, the deal is simple enough: successfully execute a black ops mission alongside Navy Seals and get reduced sentences. Fail and get thrown under the proverbial bus.
The cast is to die for: there's Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as totally off the wall Harley Quinn, Cara Delevigne as The Enchantress, and Ben Affleck as Batman. And then there's Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Monster T (Common). There are Navy Seals in abundance and the odd hostage to free. So, what's not to love? It comes out on August 5th, so mark your calendars and get ready for one super ride. It's THE superhero movie of the summer. So, here are 13 things you don't (and will want to) know about Suicide Squad.
13 During Filming, Jared Leto Sent Margot Robbie A Live Rat
12 Joker and Harley Quinn Stole The Show When A 'First Look' Trailer Was Released
11 Ryan Gosling Turned Down The Role Of The Joker
10 Even The Good Guys Are Pretty Evil
9 Most Of The Cast Got The Suicide Squad Tattoo Inked By Fellow Cast Members
8 Cara Delevigne Walked In The Buff In A Forest To Prepare
7 Nobody Outside The Movie Seems To Know Who The Villain Is
6 Director David Ayer Wanted The Cast To Be Tormented
5 Characters in Suicide Squad Have Been Villains Elsewhere In The DC Comics Universe
4 Suicide Squad Blasted By Actors From DC Comics' TV Show Arrow
3 Warner Brothers Is Already Planning Spin-Offs From The Movie
2 Look For New Batman and Suicide Squad Games
1 Don't Listen To The Rumors Of Re-Shoots
For a movie that seems to have virtually 100% positive buzz going for it, rumors that there were a number of re-shoots to address concerns that the movie was just not fun enough got a lot of attention. Is there something wrong in the Suicide Squad universe? In March, Birth Movies Death reported that Warner had requested re-shoots to add a bit of fun to the dark movie. Reports said that as all the funny bits had been shown in trailers, Warner wanted some fresh fun. David Ayer yet again took to Twitter to say it wasn't so. Re-shoots were done, he said, but only to beef up the action. As far as the Suicide Squad universe is concerned, all (we hope) is well. After all, being bad is good. Dark, but fun is good.
Sources: movieweb.com, imdb.com, screenrant.com, ign.com, huffingtonpost.com, eonline.com
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