Suicide Squad Will Be ‘Comic Movie 2.0’

Even more details about the upcoming “Suicide Squad” movie, based on the DC Comics villain team-up title of the same name, have come to light from the Empire (via CBM) cover story about the project.

Two quotes in particular, one from executive producer Charles Roven and the other from director David Ayer, highlight how this is not going to be your typical comic adaptation. First up it’s Roven who says when Warners greenlit the project, it was because of their confidence in Ayer:

“We’d just started shooting Batman v Superman, we were figuring out our path through the expanding DC Justice League universe. Then David Ayer came and pitched his take on Suicide Squad. It had this darkness and edge, while still tonally in the zone of what we’re trying to do with these movies. And it’s impossible that you could get a big tentpole picture from pitch to start of principal photography and faster than we did.”

Additonally, Ayer spoke about why the film is so different from the formula:

“You know, all these movies are about defeating the evil alien robot from f–king Planet X, before it destroys the world with its ticking clock. And who the f–k cares?. But you do this story about struggle and isolation and people who have been s–t on that suddenly get thrown this lifeline… that’s not so bad… I like to think of this as the Comic Book Movie 2.0.”

Meanwhile high-res and clearer versions of those photos from the cover story have gone online, check those out below: