Suicide Squad is less than a month away and has a firm grasp on the title of the summer movie most audiences are excited for. Why shouldn't they be? The upcoming David Ayer film brings together various DC comic book supervillains (and an irritated Viola Davis) for some sort of crazy mission that seems guaranteed to be a breath of something new in the comic book movie genre - after a summer in which heroes were more likely to fight eachother than a thrilling enemy.
The marketing for this film has been on fire, with the trailers promising fun, the director promising villains that fans deserve to see , and all involved promising a movie that was at least fun to make. At this point it's obvious the studio is courting more than just comic book fans, with the theatrical posters for the film embracing that technicolor attitude and excitement - including the latest.
Suicide Squad's official Twitter page has released a new poster, once again highlighting the offbeat tone of this wacky-looking action flick. It's a familiar design in terms of the colorful imagery matched with deadly objects, but still fun to take in. With the tweet itself stating this film will "blow your mind," it's hard not to believe it.
— Suicide Squad (@SuicideSquadWB) July 12, 2016
The summer movie season of 2016 has been a mixed bag, as far as the big tentpole films are concerned. For every Finding Dory or Captain America: Civil War, we've had flops like Independence Day: Resurgence and Alice Through the Looking Glass. At this point, while everyone is in wait-and-see mode for Ghostbusters, it's up to Star Trek Beyond and Jason Bourne (you know his name) to increase the batting average for the season, with Suicide Squad hoped by many to be something of a savior. Given the mixed reception to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. is basically putting all their eggs in the Suicide Squad basket as well, as far as artistic triumphs go.
It helps that Suicide Squad looks awfully entertaining. The marking for the film has been a lot of fun and ideally Ayer and his cast will be able to pull this whole thing off. With San Diego Comic-Con coming in less than a week, there will likely be even more to help push the buzz on this film even higher. Regardless of reshoot news or even the initial response to Jared Leto's Joker, the film really seems to be in a great position to score big. Now it's just a matter of whether or not the film is any good.
Suicide Squad opens in U.S. theaters on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two 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.