Suicide Squad is not due out in theaters until August of 2016, but the villains of the DC extended universe are invading Empire magazines December issue.
Empire Magazine this week have released several different one-sheet covers for their December issue. The different covers show off Jared Leto’s Joker, Will Smith’s Dead Shot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Cara Delevingne as June Moone/Enchantress.
According to Empire Magazine’s article, Charles Roven of Warner Brothers gave the Suicide Squad movie the okay based on the confidence from director David Ayer.
Roven said. “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.”
David Ayer would later explain in rather no uncertain terms what makes something like Suicide Squad so different that it stands out from your average everyday superhero movie.
“You know, all these movies are about defeating the evil alien robot from fucking Planet X, before it destroys the world with its ticking clock. And who the fuck cares? But you do this story about struggle and isolation and people who have been shit 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”
Was Ayer’s taking a shot at Marvel with that statement? Its possible, but I will let you decided for yourself.
Suicide Squad will be the follow up movie for Warner Brothers and the DCEU after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters in March of 2016. Will Suicide Squad prove to be a hit and will it be able to live up to the potential hype if Batman v Superman is the mega hit at theaters everyone is expecting it to be or will it fall short?
Suicide Squad makes it way to the theaters on August 5, 2016.
Directed by: David Ayer
Suicide Squad Stars: Will Smith (Deadshot), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Jared Leto (the Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress), Jessie Eisenberg (Lex Luthor), and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), with Raymond Olubawale (King Shark), Jay Hernandez, Ike Barinholtz, Jim Parrack, Adam Beach, and Scott Eastwood.