SUICIDE SQUAD

At last year’s Comic-Con, we got our first look at David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad. The response to the trailer was enthusiastic, and since then, we’ve seen no shortage of footage, most recently the new extended TV spots highlighting the villains in the ensemble film. If you want another look at the comic book movie, though, then Warner Bros. has unveiled another look at Ayer’s picture just for you.

Below, watch the final Suicide Squad trailer.

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When Jared Leto‘s take on the Joker was initially revealed, it resulted in the loudest, angriest fanboy temper tantrum to hit the internet since, well, Heath Ledger’s take on the Joker was initially revealed in the early days of marketing for The Dark Knight. Since then, most everyone has seemingly come to terms with the fact that the new Clown Prince of Crime is a heavily tattooed maniac from the streets who looks nothing like any previous version of the character. At least everyone has stopped screaming and has started quietly muttering to themselves.

We won’t be able to give Leto’s performance any final marks until we actually see him in action in Suicide Squad next month, but we can watch this new promo that puts the spotlight on the character and jump to some hasty conclusions. You know, if that’s your thing.

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Suicide Squad TV Spots

Yesterday, Warner Bros. released an extended promo introducing audiences to Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), “one of the scariest characters in the movie” and the mastermind who puts the Suicide Squad together. One of the leaders of that squad is Deadshot (Will Smith). Smith, who’s probably most famous for playing heroes, stars in David Ayer‘s film as the assassin/supervillain. The newest promo tells you all you need to about the character, including the fact only his friends call him by his real name Floyd.

Below, watch the Suicide Squad extended promo.

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SUICIDE SQUAD

Amanda Waller may be the mastermind behind the Suicide Squad in the movie, but in real life David Ayer was the one calling the shots on the Suicide Squad set. The director seemed like a bit of a surprising choice for the film, given that most of his past work has been more gritty and grounded. But when we spoke to him on the film’s Toronto set last year, he described Suicide Squad as “the perfect assignment for me.”

We also spoke a bit about how that particular “skwad” was assembled, the Joker as the “third rail” of comic book movies, Ayer’s love of Batman, and the pressure to “not fuck it up.” Read our Suicide Squad David Ayer interview from the set below.

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SUICIDE SQUAD - Joker and Harley Quinn

Even your average non-geek will have a pretty good idea of who the Justice League or the X-Men or the Avengers are. But in comparison, the characters of Suicide Squad are a relatively unknown bunch. Aside from Harley Quinn, none of them are really what you’d call household names. And even if you do know these guys from the comics, the versions in the movie are all-new. No one’s met these iterations yet.

So during our set visit, we got the skinny on all the new bad guys and not-so-bad guys, from Amanda Waller to Deadshot to (of course) the Joker. Get all the new Suicide Squad character details below, including info on their backstories, costumes, and storylines.

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SUICIDE SQUAD

Warner Bros. expanded its DC cinematic universe in a big way this spring with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but fan reactions were mixed. Many complained the franchise was too dour, too grim, too serious. But Suicide Squad could just be the film to change all that.

When I visited the Toronto set of Suicide Squad last July, it was just days after the very first trailer had killed at Comic-Con — absolutely slaughtered, really. Suddenly, people who’d never even heard of the Suicide Squad a month ago (which is to say, pretty much everyone who doesn’t self-identify as a DC nerd) was dying to know more about this playful, colorful group of baddies. Who were these weirdos? What were they going to do in the DC universe? On day 68 of the film’s 98-day shoot, I joined a group of other journalists on set to find out.  Read More »

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Earlier this year we got two superhero movies in which the good guys are battling good guys: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War. The two films weren’t much alike, but they were both relatively somber affairs, full of anger and pain and sorrow. But what happens when you’ve got bad guys fighting even worse guys? You get something like the anarchic glee of the latest Suicide Squad international trailer.

Directed by David AyerSuicide Squad stars Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, who has the genius idea to force a bunch of supervillains to go on a dangerous mission for the U.S. government. Margot Robbie stars as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, and of course Jared Leto as the Joker. Watch the new Suicide Squad international trailer below.

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“Reshoots” is a dirty word in entertainment journalism, often used as an indicator of a disastrous film production. But the truth of the matter is, reshoots can be a good thing. The purpose of reshoots is to make a movie better, not worse. Let’s take a look at the purpose of reshoots, and why they don’t necessarily signal disaster for films like Star Wars: Rogue One and Suicide Squad.

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Suicide Squad Spin-Offs

Just over a week ago, we learned that Warner Bros. Pictures was considering expanding their future roster of DC Comics films with a spin-off that would focus on Margot Robbie reprising her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn. Instead of being a solo outing for the villain, the movie would feature a new ensemble of characters with Batgirl and Birds of Prey mentioned as possibly appearing. However, she might not be the only Task Force X member getting a spin-off.

A new rumor reveals that Warner Bros. is also considering other Suicide Squad spin-offs for the other members of the villain team being assembled on the big screen for the first time this summer. Find out more below. Read More »