Suicide Squad, the next film in the DC Extended Universe, hits theaters this Friday and will shine a spotlight on Batman villains Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Killer Croc, Enchantress, Katana, El Diablo, Captain Boomerang, and Jared Leto’s Joker in their first cinematic appearance. In the highly anticipated movie, written and directed by David Ayer, a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) recruits a motley crew of imprisoned super-villains to embark on a highly dangerous black ops mission in exchange for clemency.
While the off-beat film is already getting mixed reviews from fans and critics alike causing Ayer and the cast to respond, fans will most likely still go see it when it hits theaters this Friday. The cast of bad guys with attitude is something we haven’t seen before in the superhero genre, promising to give us plenty of action and, of course, an overall good time despite the film’s flaws. Suicide Squad is definitely going for a “fun” approach, and what’s more fun than LEGO’s?
Forrest Whaley and Sean Willets of ForrestFire films took it upon themselves to re-create a popular Suicide Squad TV spot using all LEGO’s. In fact, they spent quite a while building the set, even putting each little piece of the Joker’s purple Lambo together and creating iconic tiny villains using minifigs. The LEGO titles were made by Christopher Gearhart and the LEGO helicopter was contributed my master-builder Andrew Somers, giving fans quite an impressive 40 seconds of fun minifig action complete with Harley saying, “we’re bad guys, it’s what we do.”
You can watch the LEGO trailer above and the original TV spot below. As you can see, they nailed each and every shot, even the Joker and Harley pool scene perfectly using overflowing clear blocks for the water, the helicopter crashing through the city in flames, El Diablo shooting fire from his little LEGO hands, and Deadshot firing of bullets round by round. You can even spot a miniature Amanda Waller in the very beginning discussing her plans for the squad.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash and Batman solo movie are currently without release dates.
Source: ForrestFire Films