David Ayer Reveals First Details of SUICIDE SQUAD


Speaking with Empire, Fury and End of Watch director David Ayer reveals the first details of his next big project: The recently announced WB/DC’s supervillain flick, Suicide Squad.

“Fury whetted my appetite for a bigger canvas and this idea of world creation,” said Ayer. “You can do amazing things as a filmmaker if you have the proper tools, and those are time and money. I can say that it’s a Dirty Dozen with supervillains. Then I can ask the question, ‘Does a movie really need good guys?”

A question that many fans of the Suicide Squad have been asking will finally be answered! That sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

The Lee Marvin-fronted classic 1967 war film revolves around a team of antihero supervillains who work for the U.S. government, undertaking dangerous black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.

When asked about the casting process for one of the more unsavory villains in the Squad, Aussie racist George “Digger” Harkness aka Captain Boomerang, Ayer answered that it would be the same as any other role. Well, it’s nice to know that the captain will in fact be a character in the film.

Following 2013’s Man of Steel and 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ayer’s comic book movie debut will mark the third film in DC’s slate of superhero features to star more than one super-powered character.

“I love the passion [comic book fans] have for these characters and these worlds. I think there’s something incredible about the comic genre and technology has finally caught up with pen and ink to render these fantastic worlds in a way that feels believable and visceral to audiences. It’s a secular religion in that regards. The mythology that these characters represent — the idea of them as fallen gods on Earth — is intriguing to me. I can’t wait to start exploring those corridors.”

But how many of these characters will meet deaths on screen? They are rumored to also include Multiplex, who can self-replicate; Jaculi, who has superspeed powers; Mindboggler, who is an illusionist; Vixen the animal mimicker, Floyd Lawton, a.k.a. Deadshot and hopefully Harley Quinn. If she ain’t in film, they can’t have my money!

Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and Margot Robbie had all been approached for roles in the film, currently set to be released on August 5th, 2016. There’s no doubt that upcoming Comic-Cons are going to be volcanic!