Warner Bros. Pictures and DC’s Suicide Squad is less than a week away from release, which means that talk has turned to everything from the film’s box-office potential to its fancy collectibles to the scandalous length of Harley Quinn’s booty shorts. With advance screening reactions so far positive, it sounds like the DC Extended Universe may have it’s first bona fide, crowd-pleasing hit on its hands.
Usually, parody offshoots and trailers come out after a major film has hit the theater. That said, the style of Suicide Squad has already made such an impression through its trailers, that aping, adapting, and parodying that style already feels strangely appropriate.
Loot Crate is a service that attempts to be very of-the-moment, and with Suicide Squad so close to release, nothing is more currently of-the-moment than anti-heroes. This is the theme of Loot Crate’s August video release, and they’re celebrating the release of the film with a rather clever mash-up video: Quentin Tarantino’s Suicide Squad (see above).
Fan reenvisionings of films through the eyes of a different auteur are nothing new, but this one seems particularly apt. Tarantino is a lifelong comic book fan, and at one point even expressed interest in directing a Luke Cage film, but the rough-around-the-edges style of DC’s team of antiheroes feels like it would suit his style nicely.
Tarantino has decided that ten is the perfect number of movies to direct in his lifetime. Having directed eight so far (his most recent being The Hateful Eight), we can only guess what his plans might be for his last two. Considering his films have been essentially confirmed to exist in the same universe, it’s not impossible (though very unlikely) that some kind of team-up film starring his greatest anti-heroes could actually be a thing.
Either way, Loot Crate’s version of Tarantino’s version of Suicide Squad is a fun aside. Mad props to them for actually going with Tarantino anti-heroes, rather than just re-dressing the DC villains in ’70s attire.
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: Loot Crate