From DC Comics comes the Suicide Squad, an antihero team of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable assets for the United States government, undertaking high-risk black ops missions in exchange for commuted prison sentences.
The film also borrows the idea of the comic book written by John Ostrander and it is bound to incorporated different genres; action, sci-fi, thriller and comedy.
Its production and development is actually carried out by the famous Warner Bros. Pictures under the management of Producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. The starring team involves great film stars like Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jay Hernandez, Joel Kinnaman, Ike Barinholtz, Scot Eastwood, Viola Davis and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
This amazing film begun its script writing by David Ayer about two years ago (on September 2014) after signing to direct it under the Warner Bros. Pictures. A month later the casting team had been identified. The 'Suicide Squad' movie commenced its filming last year on 13th April,2015 with the preference of Toronto in Canada as the major location. Some film shooting were later to be undertaken in Illinois, Chicago state in the United States. Actually, the entire process in development of this film has been awe-inspiring thus providing a clear indication that this movie is going to be really captivating.
This great movie takes its scene in Toronto Ontario, Canada where a secret agency from the government stipulates a strategic plan to recruit a team of supervillains who are serving prison terms. This agency is planning to make them undertake special mission operations that are risky and may even result to their deaths. In exchange, the supervillains have been promised clemency in relation to their jail terms.
Furthermore, the Super villains are exposed to superior weapons that are mostly used by government. They are supposed to conquer an overwhelming hard-to-defeat entity for them to be granted freedom. They are working under the instructions of Amanda Waller (Viola Davis). The Suicide Squad has to do their best to make sure that they have not failed this mission; it is better for them to die trying as a group or each man to stand by himself to escape the jaws of death.
Cast and Crew
This great actor is taking the engaging role as a Deadshot. In this film, Smith appears to be skilled in shooting a gun at target and this makes him perfect for the undertaking mission that involves assassinations. He works close in hand with Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) who takes a provoking role that arouses excitement in the film.
This charming actor is referred to as a Joker in this movie. He appears to have a personality trait disorder which makes character role like a “beautiful disaster”. He compares his role as that of “Shakespearian” which was really involving but interesting. He states that this “Suicide Squad” film gave him an incredible chance to and he had to deliver the best in his role as a psychopath.
As Jared Leto was ready to take up his role, he stated that he had to be well conversant with the old time gospel music that used to play in 1920s. This is because he points out that his role as “Joker” was meant to reflect an “older’ personality with a clear understanding of the Shamanism literature.
She takes the role in this film as Amanda Waller, where Director Davis bases her role on the M.E Thomas autobiography. She actually acts as an official representing the government and she is responsible for issuing orders to the supervillain’s squad. She is indeed impressed with the role that she undertakes in this “Squad Film” In her character she displays vigor, energy and power. This is expressed in her description as a tough black woman who can take a gun and shoot any individual who prompt her to do so.
She brings the “Amanda” character as unrelenting and steady in whatever she undertakes. She attributes her source of relentlessness on her ingenuity and her guilt-free conscience that makes her comes out strong.
This incredible personality is cast as Harley Quinn. She takes a great role that brings out crazy excitement in this movie. In her character, she was actually a former psychiatrist who now works along Deadshot (Will Smith). When asked about Harley Quinn’s character, producer Richard Suckle points it out as funny, scary and absolutely crazy. This is actually based on the things that this character does that makes it really hard to clearly explain her character. She is indeed portrayed to bring humor to this amazing 'Suicide Squad’ film.
He is referred to as El Diablo in this superhero film. According to his role, he was a former member of a gang group in Los Angeles before being detained and finding himself in the supervillain squad. Apparently, he possesses a distinct unique character that is different from that of other squad members. He actually does not want to engage himself in fighting and killing people which is contrast to the squad’s mission.
He takes his role as Rick Flag, a military officer who is ready to take up distinct role in the secret mission that has been planned by government official. Apparently, one will realize that this role was meant to be taken by Tom Hardy though there were problems with scheduling that made him not to take part.
This great actor is appearing in this film as Killer Croc. In his character, he is portrayed as a supervillain suffering from a very complicated skin condition. In the process, his body formation changes and he starts to display features of a reptile which makes him appear ferocious and ready to strike. In an interview, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje states that his character brings out “cannibalism” within him and makes him feel like possessed with uncontrolled anger and fury.
In this movie, he is represented as Boomerang. He applies his skillful boomerangs to perform different assassinations. When asked about his role in this movie, Jai Courtney explains that the role presented him as a 'bogan’ with a self-depreciating mentality with lack of refinement and sophistication.
Born in March 19, 1986, this actor and model takes his role in this film but his role is not yet known clearly. He is also believed to take a role in “Snowden” movie, a post production that is incoming in 2016.
Known with his full name as Isaac “Ike” Barinholtz, this American actor, comedian and screen actor is also taking part in this 'Suicide Squad’ film. He has been designated the role of TBA and he is bound to bring some excitement from his role.
There are other great supporting actors and actresses in this film. They include the following:
She takes the role as Tatsu Yamashiro or Katana who is representing the martial arts. She comes out as a great swordswoman and an expert in martial art with great display of skills in a quick and efficient manner. She is one of the members of the Rick Flag’s team in this film. She also possesses a great weapon; a Soultaker blade. Interestingly, this blade has powers that enable it to trap and held hostage the souls of its victims. Furthermore, she can use her capabilities to kill hundreds of people in just a flick of a second. In providing her aid, she does it voluntarily since she is not part of the squad and has not been implanted a micro-bomb. When interviewed on the character displayed by Katana, Fukuhara is quick to point out that her character makes her to present great code of conduct which makes her unique in her own way.
This amazing actress is given the role of a sorceress with great power capabilities. She acts as June Moon who is also referred to as Enchantress. She is unleashed from her long-time 'prison' and though she is not part of the Suicide Squad, her powers bring much spectacle to the entire squad crew (especially to Amanda). When questioned on her exceptional role in this film, Cara Delevigne explains her character as a representation of an ancient sorceress with wild untamed personality. This makes her to feel like unleashing her wrath to those who oppose her.
Apparently, Jim Parrack takes the role of being Joker’s trusted follower as Jonny Frost. The 'Batman’ role will be taken by Ben Affleck whereas Adam Beach will be appearing with a supporting role of Weiss (or Slipnot). Other characters appearing in this movie will also include David Harbour, Alex Meraz, Raymond Olubowale, Common and Corina Calderon.
Production of 'Suicide Squad’
Actually, this movie commenced its production in February 2009 under the production house Warner Bros. Pictures. This was under the supervision and management of three great producers; Charles Roven, Dan Lin and Colin Wilson. During that time, Justin Marks was script writing the film.
It was until September 2014 that David Ayer made a contract with Warner Bros. to write and direct this amazing movie. By October that year, the film was ready to get the cast team and start the film shooting. When director Ayer was being interviewed by Empire Online in relation to this movie, he could say that the movie is some kind of “dirty dozen” that is being cast by supervillains.
For the screenplay, Ayer incorporated Suicide Squad comic with an expectation that the movie will come out perfectly.
How 'Suicide Squad' was filmed at Backstage
According to reports from Hollywood, it was established that this film was shot by the Pinewood Toronto Studios starting from February (pre-production). Later February 2015, the director posted some tweets with images indicating that the film was ready to be produced.
To confirm such claims, Leto was later to post in his twitter account images of his new appearance with locks that are trimmed and a clean short beard.
Actual filming was later to start on 13th April, 2015 in Downtown Toronto. It is alleged that the night the film was being taken; street signs were eliminated in order to ensure that the location remained confidential. During the film shooting period, Batman was noticed being in hot pursuit behind Harley Quinn and Joker in that capital city of Canada.
Promotion of Suicide Squad Film
On the verge of promoting this film, it is alleged that the Warner Bros. Pictures leaked its trailer on the online platform despite the fact that they had intended to release an exclusive trailer. Later the following day, Warner Bros were to give out a verified official trailer claiming that the one present online had been pirated from their production house. This was followed by an official statement questioning the poor quality of the pirated film that affected the reputation of the production house.
Date of release
The official date (August 5th, 2016) announced is just imminently approaching as viewers are yet to see what will be offered by this anticipated film.
As Suicide Squad will be opening on theatres on August, Ben Affleck who starred Batman Vs Superman: “Dawn of Justice” film is expected to take his role as “Batman”. There are toy teases that were recently spotted in the New York Toy Fair indicating that Affleck is expected to have a different costume in this film. He is also expected to have a new mask
During the Toy Fair, there were some revelation in relation to the action figures expected to be taken by main actors and actresses in the Suicide Squad film which can act as a spoiler to the film.
It is also claimed that Lex Luthor, an actor in Jesse Einsberg’s film might appear in this Suicide Squad film. Apparently, he might also be in the same prison where the team members of the squad could be present under the management of Amanda Waller (Viola Davis).
Furthermore, during an NBA game over the weekend, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill were interviewed by the Turner Sport PR about this highly-anticipated film. They revealed great statements saying that the movie is going to be a hit at the movies’ box office.
Joker is expected to portray a ridiculous appearance that captivates attention of the viewers in this great film despite the trailer not covering much about him.
It is clear that this Suicide Squad film is going to bring great satisfaction to the intended audience and the entire passionate movie viewers. All that is remaining is to see it live at the theatres by on August 5th this year.