Last month it was rumoured that Suicide Squad was undergoing major reshoots in an effort to lighten the tone and add more humour to the supervillain ensemble in response to criticism that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was too dark.
Star Jai Courtney confirmed the reshoot aspect of the report earlier this week, and while he denied that the purpose was to add more jokes, rumours continued to persist that the studio want the film “less dark.”. Well, director David Ayer has now weighed in on the matter on social media:
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 11, 2016
The original report also claimed that all of the jokes in the movie were included in the first trailer. So, either the rumour was fabricated, or Warner Bros. has already managed to get some new jokes in the can in time for last night’s MTV Movie Awards trailer. We’re leaning towards the former…
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th 2016 and sees David Ayer (Fury) directing a cast that includes Will Smith (Focus) as Deadshot, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) as The Joker, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (Terminator Genisys) as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCop) as Rick Flagg, Viola Davis (The Help) as Amanda Waller, Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns) as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World) as Killer Croc, Ray Olubowale (Resident Evil: Afterlife) as King Shark, Jay Hernandez (Hostel) as El Diablo, Adam Beach (Flags of Our Fathers) as Slipknot, Jim Parrack (Fury) as Johnny Frost, Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) as Batman, newcomer Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Common (Selma) as Monster T, and Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project) and Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride) in as-yet-unconfirmed roles.
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