Fans still have over a year to wait for director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, but it seems as if the film – the DC Cinematic Universe followup to the much-hyped Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 – has been gaining a bit more attention during filming in Toronto. After all, it seems that each new day brings a new reveal from the set.
Ever since we caught our first official glimpse of Jared Leto’s Joker (in what may or may not be the character’s final onscreen look, tattoos and all), the production has been awash with reveals. The studio initially got the jump on any perceived leaks with an official cast photo, but that approach has paved the way for a number of set photos and videos, including a chase scene that spoiled a previously undisclosed cameo.
The film’s outdoor shooting in the streets of Toronto has come to a close, so Ayer took to Twitter to update fans on the project’s status – in the process, offering assurances that (despite all the Suicide Squad set photo/video leaks) the film’s biggest moments remain unspoiled:
I believe in old school filmmaking. Real stunts. Real people. Real places. It makes all the difference on the screen. Thank you #Toronto
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 26, 2015
Well we survived the streets. Time to go dark now. Remember, only the tiniest glimpse has been exposed. Our surprises are intact.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 31, 2015
The filmmaker’s proclaimed love for practical effects has certainly been reflected in Ayer’s best previous work (see: End of Watch, Fury, etc.). Suicide Squad is shaping up to be a more down n’ dirty entry in the DC lineup (a fitting distinction given the villainous nature of its titular team), so putting all of that realism onscreen should only help audiences connect to characters like Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Will Smith’s Deadshot as they make their big-screen debut.
That Suicide Squad set photos and videos – especially the aforementioned Joker chase scene – may’ve not given away all the film’s narrative twists and connections to the greater DC universe can only help the film wow audiences next summer when it finally hits theaters. These leaks (or, if you prefer, “leaks”) could thus help build momentum on a property that’s relatively unknown to casual moviegoers – offering them a peek at the action they can expect to see, with the promise of better things to come.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be in theaters on March 25, 2016; Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman – June 23, 2017; Justice League – November 17, 2017; The Flash – March 23, 2018; Aquaman – July 27, 2018; Shazam – April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 – June 14, 2019; Cyborg – April 3, 2020; Green Lantern – June 19, 2020.
Source: David Ayer