‘Suicide Squad’ Will be ‘Dirty Dozen’ with Supervillains, According to Director David Ayer
It was just last week that WB announced their DC release schedule, including their plans for a 'Suicide Squad' film from director David Ayer. And now we have a few hints and details from Ayer himself, who recently helmed the WWII flick 'Fury.' And while he couldn't confirm any of the recent casting rumors for 'Suicide Squad,' he is teasing what we can expect from his vision of the project.
In an interview with Empire, Ayer discusses how working on 'Fury' inspired him to take the 'Suicide Squad' gig, saying, "You can do amazing things as a filmmaker if you have the proper tools, and those are time and money." Now that he'll have the time and, importantly, the big bucks from WB, what can we expect from his 'Suicide Squad' film?
I can say that it’s a Dirty Dozen with supervillains. Then I can ask the question, ‘Does a movie really need good guys?'
It was recently reported that Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and Margot Robbie have been offered roles in the film, and while Ayer could not confirm that report, and he remained vague about which characters we might see in the film. When asked how he might go about casting someone like Captain Boomerang, Ayer responded:
Like one would cast any other role. I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m going to do what I do in my typical fever dream of directing.
Ayer seems genuinely excited about the project and has great reverence for the source material as well as the genre, which he compares to a religion:
I think there’s something incredible about the comic genre and technology has finally caught up with pen and ink to render these fantastic worlds in a way that feels believable and visceral to audiences. It’s a secular religion in that regards. The mythology that these characters represent – the idea of them as fallen gods on Earth – is intriguing to me. I can’t wait to start exploring those corridors.
Well, it's not a huge update, but the biggest takeaway is his 'Dirty Dozen' analogy. Having just directed his own WWII film, it's an intriguing comparison, and makes us even more interested in his vision for 'Suicide Squad.'