With ‘Suicide Squad’ due out in just under a month, Warner Brothers and DC Films have released an international trailer, advance tickets TV Spot, new batch of character portraits, high-res stills and more. Check it out!
How Batman Fits Into The Plot of ‘Suicide Squad’ via Collider
Jared Leto Wasn’t The Only Nightmare On Set:
Director David Ayer out the cast through intense physical training and intense group therapy sessions “where he spends gobs of time getting to know his cast on a deep level.” “It can’t be [comfortable.] You’ve got to open up,” Ayer says. “Actors are super cagey. ‘I’m not going to let you see any of my tools until I get to set and then I’m going to surprise you because they are so awesome.’ [My approach is more], ‘No, No. Let’s burn through the tool box now and start making some new tools.’”
“It was a pretty vulnerable place to go,” Margot Robbie told EW. “He wants to know about your personal history and your relationships and your childhood, things like that that you don’t really want to tell a stranger. And then you have to share that with the rest of your squad as well. I really didn’t like that.”
Actor Will Smith knew about Ayer’s methods, and it was one of the reasons why he signed on to play Deadshot.
“They were technically rehearsals, but not really. It was much more about David spending time going through everyone’s lives, connecting our life experiences to our character’s life experiences and finding those parallels,” Smith told EW. “What we didn’t realize was what he does in the process is he learns our buttons. We are really bonding but David is grabbing all of your deepest emotional issues so he can throw them back in your face on set.”
For example, Ayer had Viola Davis, who plays Amanda Waller, call the Squad leader Rick Flag, played by Joel Kinnaman, a “p—y” and a “bitch” while filming.
“He would make me call, [Davis starts laughing and can’t really stop] Joel Kinnaman a p—y at times. A bitch. [More laughs.] It’s completely politically incorrect but it caused a reaction in me,” says Davis. “It made me feel like a straight up thug, and it made Rick Flagg want to kick my ass. So David got what he wanted.”
Kinnaman didn’t quite enjoy that day on set.“Some of the stuff she said really pissed me off,” Kinnaman recalls. “And I felt really betrayed. And that’s exactly what David wanted me to feel… And now it’s in the movie. That’s some pretty high-level direction through manipulation.”
Sounds pretty ruthless, but it seems like Ayers tactics works.
New Stills (High-Res):
CBR’s interview with Karen Fukuhara (Katana)
Check out EW’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Covers below:
Character Bio and Portraits:
Suicide Squad follows the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and takes place in a post-Superman world where the government tries to determine how to respond in the event that an alien with more villainous intentions visits Earth. Ruthless intelligence officer Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) offers to recruit society’s worst criminals, those possessing lethal skills and superhuman powers. Her first target: the possessed archaeologist June Moone/Enchantress (Cara Delevingne).
When Midway City is threatened by a powerful mystical enemy, Waller’s plan gets the go-ahead. She cuts deals with the whole squad of prisoners: Deadshot (Will Smith) gets his Second Amendment rights reinstated, Harley (Margot Robbie) is set free from her cage, Diablo (Jay Hernandez) steps out of his fireproof prison, Boomerang (Jai Courtney) and Slipknot (Adam Beach) each get to wield their signature weapons once more, and Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) emerges from the swamp. The only condition is this: Obey orders or die. This is strictly enforced by squad leader Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), the samurai Katana (Karen Fukuhara), and of course the explosive devices – developed by Wayne Enterprises – inserted into their necks. However, the arrival of the tatted-up Gotham City mega-criminal, the Joker (Jared Leto), might doom the mission thanks to his plan to reunite with his true love, Harley.
Written and Directed by David Ayer. Produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.
Stars: Will Smith as Floyd Lawton/Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Jai Courtney as George “Digger” Harkness/Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as June Moone/Enchantress, Ike Barinholtz as Dr. Hugo Strange, Jim Parrack as Jonny Frost/Pseudo Joker, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Waylon Jones/Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Adam Beach as Christopher Weiss/Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Raymond Olubowale as Nanaue/King Shark, Common in an undisclosed role. Jesse Eisenberg is also expected to reprise his upcoming role as Lex Luthor.
‘Suicide Squad’ is set to be released on August 5th, 2016.