Suicide Squad Cast Talk Character Arcs

Some more details about David Ayer’s upcoming “Suicide Squad” film have arrived courtesy of Empire Magazine’s feature piece about the making of the DC supervillains team-up feature.

First up, Will Smith suggests there may be romantic sparks between Deadshot and The Joker’s paramour Harley Quinn: “Harley is the biggest troublemaker, but Deadshot’s actually eyeballing her a little bit. There’s a pretty ragged romantic triangle there.”

Ayer says the film is partly about Harley trying to mentally break out of her dependence on the Clown Prince of Crime: “It’s about her breaking free of The Joker and becoming this fully actualised, independent person. That really is a metaphor for everyone’s journey here.”

Deadshot’s journey is one of personal redemption according to Smith: “As the movie opens, he has a really big career score. He’s looking to turn over a new leaf with his daughter after the hit, but it goes wrong. It goes terribly, terribly wrong. And it lands him in Belle Reve for life.”

Asked about the biggest potential threat to them, Ayer says: “F**k good versus bad. Bad versus evil is a lot more interesting. And Amanda Waller is the worst there is.” Viola Davis adds that: “She’s relentless in her villainy. When you look at her, there’s nothing that seems dangerous. Her only power is her intelligence and her complete lack of guilt. I read a great book called Confessions of a Sociopath, which was frightening but very helpful.”

Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress starts out the film quite good though, as an adventurer named June who then becomes possessed by a magical entity: “June is an adventure seeker who’s always wanted some excitement, and she gets what she wished for, but in a terrible way. At the start of the movie she discovers a cavern and finds…something…within… she’s an ancient sorceress. A feral being. She’s been trapped for so long and know she’s finally let out.”

As for the plot? “They’re after a high value target that they have to go in and rescue. When they make the attempt, they realise that’s not the end.” Each villian also has nanobombs in their neck to keep them under control.

Expect more details about this crazy looking blockbuster in coming months ahead of its release next August. Also out today are two variant covers for the issue showcasing The Joker and Enchantress.