To say that last year’s Suicide Squad was a pretty terrible movie is to put it lightly. Frankly, in retrospect the only reason the film seemed watchable at the time is because Batman v. Superman (which had come out earlier that year) was even worse. And while Wonder Woman had seemingly reversed the tide for the DCEU, their continued prior-momentum hasn’t exactly been changed.
Because Suicide Squad 2 is still happening.
The latest news on that front is that the film now has a writer and director. Since it was decided that the first movie’s director David Ayer would not return, Warner Bros has apparently tapped Gavin O’Connor to take on both duties for the film. O’Connor is probably best known for directing The Accountant, and considering his history with the studio seems like a logical choice. Unfortunately, no matter how good he is, it’s still a Suicide Squad sequel.
Suicide Squad 2 is expected to start shooting in the latter half of 2018.
Last night the Academy Awards aired, and during it one film won an Oscar that no one ever expected would — Suicide Squad. To say we’re not fond of the film here at Nerd & Tie is an understatement, and I believe our official line on the matter is that “it only looks like an okay movie because Batman v. Superman is so much worse.”
That said, I’m totally okay with this.
The reason why comes down to the category. Suicide Squad won in the category of “Makeup and Hairstyling,” and while others have made snide remarks about how the film won for dying Jared Leto’s hair green, there’s actually a hell of a lot that went into the hair and makeup for this movie. For instance, look at the image up above this article.
In that, you’ll see the Killer Croc, whose look wasn’t achieved through CGI, but instead prosthesis. In fact, there was a lot of complicated makeup and design that went into this film that shouldn’t be ignored. Other characters, like Enchantress and Diablo had complicated looks which were achieved with makeup.
Frankly, Suicide Squad was always a film that had amazing character design and pretty much nothing else going for it. And while you can argue that other films this last year (like Star Trek Beyond) had equal effort put into their makeup and hair, it’s hard to argue that this film didn’t deserve it too.
Of course, that won’t stop people from making snide remarks, but accepting that there might be some nuance in the world is beyond a lot of people.
This episode we go audio only, and dig into a massive pile of your messages to us. Before that though, we spend some time talking about Matt Ryan reprising Constantine in Justice League Dark, The Rocketeer possibly getting sequel/reboot, and actor Steve Cardenas calls out the organizer of Texas Comicon.
Look, don’t get me wrong, I’m keeping an open mind about Suicide Squad, I really am. And while I kind of liked the look right off the bat, there’s just something that doesn’t really jive with me with the trailers. Maybe it’s the constant re-use of the Wayne’s World soundtrack, or the same “sexy” shots of Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn… I’m not sure. The press surrounding Jared Leto’s Joker definitely doesn’t help, as it seems like their inspiration was my least favorite iterations of the Joker.
So I sit here, looking at this new international trailer, just kind of “meh” about the whole thing.
I mean, hopefully I’m wrong — it’s a movie I really want to like. It just feels like it’s trying super hard to be “edgy,” and maybe it’s just too much. But again, hopefully I’m wrong.
Suicide Squad comes to US theaters August 5, 2016.
We’ve had a couple of trailers for the upcoming DCEU film Suicide Squad, and while they look pretty cool, the more Director David Ayer actually talks about the film the more worried I get.
But last night’s MTV Movie Awards gave us another trailer for the film… and it still looks pretty cool? Like I want to be excited for this film, but am afraid of getting burnt again?
The film has done some reshoots to attempt to add more humor into the film, which is either a good thing (considering how dour Batman v Superman was) or the worst idea ever. Either the film really needed it, or we’re going to end up with a camel on our hands. Frankly, it’s hard to say.
I guess we’ll find out when Suicide Squad comes out on August 5th 2016.
We got our first look at Suicide Squadlast summer, but now we have our first “proper trailer” for the film. And the verdict? Well, it’s a trailer – if it didn’t look awesome, the editors wouldn’t have done their job.
Frankly, this is the DC movie that I’m excited about for 2016. I still have hopes for Batman v. Superman, but that film is almost a guaranteed money maker with the two titular heroes. Suicide Squad is the risky move, and it will help foretell the DC Cinematic Universe’s future.
The Suicide Squad Comic Con trailer was meant to be an exclusive look for attendees of SDCC… but since the thing leaked, Warner Bros threw their hands up in the air and decided to upload a high quality version anyway.
So here we go.
Honestly? I mean, it’s a trailer so it looks pretty cool… but even bad movies can have good trailers (protip: If the trailer makes the movie look bad, just run away). That said, I’m pretty optimistic about this film.
Well, except the Joker. Jared Leto seems to be trying to do a Heath Ledger impersonation with his Joker, and I’m just completely over it. I mean, the late Ledger did a good job in the role, but he’s like my third or fourth favorite version of the character.
No one will ever be better in the role than Cesar Romero.
Last night David Ayer tweeted out our first official in-character look at the cast of Suicide Squad. I’ve embedded it below, and as much as we sometimes complain about DC’s movie foibles… this isn’t one of them?
In fact, it looks pretty good. I mean, I would have preferred a more traditional Harley Quinn, but the choice they’ve made for the character is a lot better than some of the stuff we’ve seen her in within the actual comics these last few years.
In the photo we obviously have Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn,, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Cara Delevinge as Enchantress, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.
In unknown roles though, we also have Adam Beach, Jim Parrack, Jay Rodriguez, and Ike Barinholtz. Commence baseless speculation on who they’re playing. Latino Review already has.
On this installment of the podcast, we talk about Spider-man joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the weird Wheel of Time Pilot that aired, the Master returning in the Doctor Who Series 9 opener, the new Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad, the first picture of Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Deadpool-casting-pa-looza, and Nick and Pher’s trip to Anime Milwaukee.