Production continues on David Ayer’s Suicide Squad movie, an adaptation of the cult-favorite DC comic book that will open up the villain side of the DC movie universe by following a group of super villains who are coerced into black-ops government service by covert agent Amanda Waller (Viola Davis).
As Suicide Squad has been filming on location in Toronto, Canada, we’ve seen a lot of set photos and videos depicting the action and tone Ayer and Co. are going for; showcasing more of fan-favorite characters like Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn; or revealing some choice cameos, like Batman (Ben Affleck) showing up to Battle The Joker (Jared Leto). Today’s Suicide Squad set photos aren’t all that revelatory, but are fun to check out, nonetheless.
The latest batch of set photos continue to document a scene in which Will Smith’s Deadshot is going solo, scaling down the side of a building he means to infiltrate. Unlike the first official Suicide Squad cast photo, in these scenes Smith is in full-on Deadshot mode, face covered by the iconic white mask, complete with a targeting monocle over his left eye (in the comics it’s over his right eye – scandal!).
In addition to Smith’s Deadshot, we get to see the other Suicide Squad cast members on set, including Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc.
As for these latest set photos? Well, fans have remained relatively happy with this interpretation of the Suicide Squad – although, the more high-profile characters like Joker and Harley Quinn have (predictably) been met with a bit more criticism. These new set photos don’t really make or break anything; what you see of the individual characters is basically the same thing you get from the official photo above.
Suicide Squad movie plot rumors have pointed to a scenario in which the team is taken from incarceration by Amanda Waller, for a mission involving securing a bio weapon that may or may not be a psychic girl named Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), who is possibly being delivered to Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Things (surprisingly) don’t go according to plan, and the Enchantress’s psychic powers could turn a prison full of super criminals (including several future DC superhero antagonists) into a cauldron of chaos and violence. At the height of that violence, Jared Leto’s Joker could be set loose after being behind bars for quite some time.
That’s all RUMOR, but it makes for an interesting and well-structured film – one that no doubt sounds close to the Assault on Arkham animated movie, which was essentially a test run for this Suicide Squad live-action film. DC animation fans have long proclaimed that these films should take their cues from the animated side, so if Suicide Squad is a lot like Assault on Arkham, it’ll be interesting to see if that relation helped keep the movie on the right foot.
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.