Saturday, December 6, 2014

Suicide Squad movie

For those of you who may not have heard, Warner Bros. recently announced their line-up for a movie based around the DC super-villain team of the Suicide Squad. I have to admit, I'm not the biggest fan of the Suicide Squad comics, I mean I have a few of them and it's not like I'm completely clueless about who they are, but I just never followed it religiously. I'll give you a quick breakdown for those not familiar with the team: Basically, the Suicide Squad is just a rotating team of villains in the DC universe who are contracted, or usually coerced, by Amanda Waller to go out on special high risk government missions.

That aside, I do think the casting for the movie (which is set to come out in 2016) looks pretty good. You've got: Jared Leto playing the Joker, Will Smith playing Deadshot (Big Willie styles all in it! Sorry, I had to), Tom Hardy playing Rick Flag, Margot Robbie playing Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney playing Captain Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne playing the Enchantress.

I think it's awesome that DC is taking a risk with putting out a movie based on a team of villains, there are so many movies coming out about the good guys that one from the bad guys point of view is a nice change of pace. With the focus being on the bad guys, you add this element of excitement because you never know if one of them (or all of them) are just gonna turn around and stab the other in the back. This isn't a team who got together because they wanted to, they all literally have guns pointed to their heads forcing them to work together. Well, technically, explosives inside their heads, but you catch my drift. Director, David Ayer has already been quoted saying that this movie is gonna be like "the Dirty Dozen with super-villains." You can't tell me that doesn't sound awesome.

I'm interested to see how they incorporate the Joker into the mix seeing as how as far as I know, he isn't usually a traditional character, and also, Harley Quinn is one of my favorite DC characters and I've waited very long for her to be on the big screen so I really hope that it isn't lame. Honestly though, I was pretty much sold on the film when I heard Will Smith was going to be in it.

What do you guys think about it?


  1. HI Heather,

    I am a new follower of your blog! I haven't read the Suicide Squad's comics yet but I do love the world of Batman and had a rather in-depth conversation with a friend about the Suicide Squad. My only thing is I don't know how I feel about Jared Leto as the Joker.... I don't really know him as an actor but I think it's going to be difficult to follow up Heath Ledger as the Joker. I am curious to see how he does.

    Speaking of Batman- have you watched the Gotham tv show?


    1. Hey Jenn, thanks for following!

      I know what you mean, I think it's gonna be super tough to play the Joker after Heath Ledger, so I'm also really interested to see how Jared Leto puts his own spin on the character. Hopefully it'll be good!

      Yes, I love Gotham! What about you? It starts back up again tomorrow, so I'm pumped about that.