Suicide Squad: the highly anticipated upcoming movie
With a release date of August 5th, we don’t have to wait too much longer for Suicide Squad to hit the screens and it seems the internet anticipation is reaching ever pitch. Wired is reporting that Suicide Squad is receiving more internet buzz than any other upcoming movie this year, beating out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them.
Written and directed by David Ayer (with Zack Snyder producing), Suicide Squad features a host of behind-the-scenes production talent including: director of photography Roman Vasyanov (Fury, End of Watch), production designer Oliver Scholl (Edge of Tomorrow), editor John Gilroy (Pacific Rim), costume designer Kate Hawley (The Hobbit Trilogy) and visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen (The Amazing Spider-Man films).
With a cast including, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Cara Delevingne, the film has received plenty of hype, with several trailer releases and concept art reveals successfully fanning the flames. The film is of course based on the popular DC comic series, featuring a gang of dangerous and in some cases psychotic criminals who are released from jail by a government agency on the condition they defeat an even worse super villain.
A press release for the film states: a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
It seems there will be plenty of twists and turns, and with Jared Leto appearing as The Joker, the movie certainly looks like it will be entertaining. Hopefully this will live up to the hype, and not face the same fate as it’s DC stablemate, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which suffered a massive box office drop following a strong opening weekend, after bad word of mouth caught on and the pre-release hype fizzled out. We are rooting for Suicide Squad to succeed, its dark tone and Deadpool-style humour, blended with some impressive looking action set pieces, should make for a great movie. Here’s hoping!
Suicide Squad is distributed by Warner Bros and opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5, 2016.