Unless you haven’t been on the Internet at all today, you would know that last year journalists from various websites got to visit the set of Suicide Squad. And now they have a lot of news to reveal to fans anxiously waiting. And we have it all here.
Scott Eastwood’s role has been revealed…kinda. He’s said to be playing a character called “GQ” who is under the command of Rick Flagg.
What could “GQ” mean? Some have speculated him to be playing an undercover Dick Grayson. Some say he’s Deathstroke. We’ll just have to find out on August 5th.
Many have wondered how Batman fits in to the movie. Is he just there for Harley’s flashbacks or something more? Director David Ayer gave a little bit of insight on this, while speaking to the on set journalists:
All the Batman movies have been from Batman’s point of view. He’s the good guy. He’s the hero of his own movie in all the movies we’ve seen. If you look at what Bruce Wayne has done in creating the Batman persona, his idea was to terrorize criminals. It’s sort of psychological warfare against criminals. This wraith that comes in the night and attacks and pulls criminals from society. For the first time, we’re seeing Batman from the point of view of the criminals and he’s freaking scary.
And if you think that the movie has been spoiled by set photos, think again, says Ayer:
We have had some material exposed by virtue of being out on the streets and working out on the streets, but it’s a sliver. It’s a fragment and it’s all out of context. For me it’s a lot of fun just to see how people try and assemble these pieces because in their minds, they’re a much larger piece of the film than they’re actually saying. But it takes days and days to shoot a scene so it’s how does all this fit together? That’s the big surprise.
The Squad has a very interesting line-up. From common names like Deadshot and Harley Quinn, to unknowns like El Diablo and Slipknot. Speaking about how he chose the members, Ayer told journalists:
It’s like building a family, you just look for who is going to be complementary to each other. This is kind of a new venture and it’s a lot of characters to introduce. You’re looking for that team and that family with interlocking skills that will complement everybody else’s.
He says that Deadshot and Harley were a must, describing them as “core elements of the team”.
Another fan favorite member was Captain Boomerang who Ayer says is, “the most villainous of all these characters”.
Ayer also warns fans that no one is truly safe:
It’s crazy how many characters there are. They keep killing them all! That’s the beauty of this film too, is no one is safe. No matter who is in the movie, they’re not safe. Anything can happen.
But what we all want to know is: who’s the villain? Well he’s called The Adversary, but that’s just a cover-up name and not the name of the actual character. The producers of the film gave us a little tease of what to expect:
Oh, you will find out who the Adversary us. That is for sure. You will find out not only who the Adversary is but why they exist, who is part and parcel and who is behind them. You definitely find that out in this movie for sure.
It looks like Warner learned from the backlash of the third trailer for Batman V Superman, which revealed the villain of the movie, Doomsday.
The producers also revealed that the Squad will go up against Joker, and Enchantress but that they’re not the main villain of the movie:
There’s multiple adversaries that the Squad has to contend with over the course of the movie of which the Joker is one of them.
And if you’re worried about the film being overly dark, the producers say that the film is incredibly fun:
The sense of humor, that’s one thing also I could just mention about the movie and hopefully the Comic Con piece gave hints of that, if not more than hints, is this movie is incredibly fun. I think it’s going to really surprise people. At least people who may not have expected that before they saw the Comic Con piece. The movie has a fantastic sense of humor all the while being serious when it needs to be serious. It delivers on the action, but the sense of humor is something that I found went well in the script, but now you see it on camera…it’s a great cocktail I guess is the way to describe it.
Along with all of that, an awesome new TV spot was released, check it out here:
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5th.