Following the release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the next film by Warners and DC to hit cinemas will be the adaptation of “Suicide Squad”.
For those unfamiliar with the title, the comics deal with incarcerated villains from the DC universe being recruited as deniable assets by the Government to go on high-risk black ops missions in exchange for more lenient or even commuted sentences. The character of Amanda Waller runs the program.
“Fury” and “Street Kings” director David Ayer is slated to direct the “Suicide Squad” movie and offered some comments about it in a recent interview with Empire whilst out doing the promo rounds for “Fury”:
“‘Fury’ whetted my appetite for a bigger canvas and this idea of world creation. 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 The Dirty Dozen with supervillains. Then I can ask the question, ‘Does a movie really need good guys?’
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.”
He was also asked specifically about the casting of Captain Boomerang, one of the characters that seems a certainty to be a part of the squad, to which he responded: “Like one would cast any other role. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m going to do what I do in my typical fever dream of directing.”
The comments follow a shortlist of names reported last week that are being sought to star in the project including the likes of Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie. None of them have been confirmed at this time.