The Suicide Squad Film Follies

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Warner Bros has firmed Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie for its DC Comics villain team Suicide Squad, and has set Jared Leto to play The Joker, Jai Courtney to play Boomerang and Cara Delevingne to play Enchantress in the David Ayer-directed film. Smith plays Deadshot, Hardy Rick Flagg and Robbie Harley Quinn. Most of these were reported on. Not in the studio announcement is whether Jesse Eisenberg brings his Batman V Superman villain Lex Luthor to the DC cavalcade, as I’ve heard will happen.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 23:15 (seven years ago) link

Somewhere Leto's all "And I didn't have to DIE to get MY Oscar."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 23:16 (seven years ago) link

How would Luthor make sense in a Suicide Squad movie

the incredible string gland (sic), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 23:20 (seven years ago) link

though I hadn't noticed the Joker and Harley Quinn either. what is point

the incredible string gland (sic), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 23:21 (seven years ago) link

Only one 'g' in Flag.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 23:22 (seven years ago) link

Harley Quinn in current era SS.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 23:23 (seven years ago) link

leto and will smith jumping on board is kinda crazy

a stupid red mute juggalo (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 23:38 (seven years ago) link

Will Smith as Deadshot is kind of great.

the farakhan of gg (DJP), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 23:43 (seven years ago) link

more like career suicide squad

da croupier, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 23:59 (seven years ago) link

so apparently dc saw ayer's film sabotage and said please remake this with will smith and the joker

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:07 (seven years ago) link

and the joker's girlfriend

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:07 (seven years ago) link

I'm a fan of Ayer generally but I tried to watch Sabotage a couple of weeks ago and it was soooo bad

still haven't seen Fury tho

Number None, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:09 (seven years ago) link

I think Begbie from Trainspotting would have made more sense as Boomerbutt.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:11 (seven years ago) link

"hello joker, i know you're a nihilistic mass murderer but i have a secret mission for you"

"hmmm can i bring my girlfriend"

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:13 (seven years ago) link

"guardians of the galaxy was a big hit about a ragtag group of mercenaries and it didn't have will smith as a hitman and the joker and his girlfriend so i'm predicting families are gonna be lining up to see the super-prison experiment that is suicide squad"

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:17 (seven years ago) link

from the studio that brought you watchmen and the losers

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:19 (seven years ago) link

"guardians of the galaxy was a big hit about a ragtag group of mercenaries and it didn't have will smith as a hitman and the joker and his girlfriend so i'm predicting families are gonna be lining up to see the super-prison experiment that is suicide squad"

― da croupier, Tuesday, December 2, 2014 6:17 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

heh

yeah, i pray they don't fuck this up but more and more i'm sure they will

SS should really be a bleak 70s style conspiracy thriller

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:25 (seven years ago) link

I've said it before on some other thread but would prefer a fairly straight all-villain heist movie

but instead we'll get this

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:27 (seven years ago) link

they can't seriously be intending to release this with the name "SUICIDE SQUAD" right? "THE ATROCITY SIX" would make more sense.

a stupid red mute juggalo (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:32 (seven years ago) link

Also: Pick out Deadshot's likely mask for this movie
1 - Cool full face mask with scope eye
2 - half mask with cross hair monocle thing
3 - fuck the masks, this is will smith; we're giving him some kind of bionic eye

a stupid red mute juggalo (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:35 (seven years ago) link

i love that dc has precedent for failing in both directions

if they soften it to a smirky pg-13 shoot-'em-up...the losers

if they acknowledge the darkness of the concept in an R rated movie aiming for artfulness...watchmen

granted, neither movie had will smith. but the only movies to have will smith this decade are men in black 3 and after earth (granted, he's got two more before this one).

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:47 (seven years ago) link

they should just call it SS instead

Number None, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 00:52 (seven years ago) link

great tagline
"No One Escapes... The SS"

a stupid red mute juggalo (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 01:06 (seven years ago) link

lol

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 01:06 (seven years ago) link

I think Begbie from Trainspotting would have made more sense as Boomerbutt.

Geoffrey Rush

the incredible string gland (sic), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 01:54 (seven years ago) link

wait he's being played by a 28-yo guy from Cherrybrook?!?!?

the incredible string gland (sic), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 01:55 (seven years ago) link

Bring on the Ostrander cameo

Delbert Gravy (kingfish), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 07:58 (seven years ago) link

Yale's ashes as a jovial taxi driver

the incredible string gland (sic), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:26 (seven years ago) link

Looking forward to a revive of this debate:

Aldo reads DC's New 52 (So you don't have to)

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:33 (seven years ago) link

i always thought timothy dalton would make a good ostrander-era deadshot.

it's so weird that a completely different suicide squad are set to show up in the arrow tv show, and the tv-show flash will have nothing to do with the dc cinematic universe's version. meanwhile marvel's universe is set up to exist more-or-less seamlessly across tv and film. such an odd duplication of labour.

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 14:15 (seven years ago) link

that's not even mentioning Gotham which of course has nothing to do with the movies or CW shows

Nhex, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 14:20 (seven years ago) link

or Constantine!

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 14:25 (seven years ago) link

had no idea they're doing suicide squad on arrow, marvel must be in a state of a perma-lol

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 14:28 (seven years ago) link

Suicide Squad was already in Arrow S2 - Deadshot, Bronze Tiger and Shrapnel, with a voice-only Harley Quinn cameo. Waller and ARGUS have played a big part in S3 to date.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 14:38 (seven years ago) link

poor Angela Bassett, she could've been the Sam Jackson of this mess

Nhex, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 14:40 (seven years ago) link

Deadshot was introduced in the third or fourth episode of S1.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 14:41 (seven years ago) link

i really should try to watch that and catch up on the Flash

Nhex, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 14:43 (seven years ago) link

I haven't seen very much of arrow, so i didn't know the squad had turned up already. the flash is way better than i was expecting it to be tho - it's been a lot of fun so far.

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 14:48 (seven years ago) link

it's so weird that a completely different suicide squad are set to show up in the arrow tv show, and the tv-show flash will have nothing to do with the dc cinematic universe's version. meanwhile marvel's universe is set up to exist more-or-less seamlessly across tv and film.

I don't know if "weird" is exactly the word I'd use. WB's attempt to ape Marvel's cinematic universe is like something that has the cadence of a joke but isn't actually funny.

Rubies! And Emeralds! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 15:08 (seven years ago) link

Yeah, Flash is seriously great. Maybe there are a few too many fanboy buttons pushed but I'm happy being manipulated like that.

Arrow has been very patchy. S1 was mainly a let-down with a few notable high points (Count Vertigo, Deadshot, Huntress) but the main RICH PEOPLE ARE BAD plot wasn't nearly engaging enough. S2 looked like it was going down the same route with the Brother Blood stuff but managed to just about avoid the fate by concentrating on Deathstroke and tips over into great with the return of Vertigo and Huntress, Solomon Grundy, Suicide Squad, Flash and Clock King. Ray Palmer turning up has saved S3 from being too serious. There's still a danger of it lapsing into almost Buffy does police procedural which it just about treads the right line of.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 15:09 (seven years ago) link

I forgot as well, the last ep had Ollie hand over Cupid to Waller as the latest Red Shirt for the Suicide Squad.

And CAPTAIN BOOMERANG at the end, who is in the Flash/Arrow team-up/crossover eps.

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 15:17 (seven years ago) link

Buffy does police procedural

this is definitely the vibe I get from Flash but tbf this is preferable to p much all the other garbage DC is putting out on film

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 16:38 (seven years ago) link

http://airherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Arrows-Season-3-News.jpeg

I had forgotten hearing about them casting Michael Jai "Fuckin' BLACK DYNAMITE" White as Bronze Tiger

Grey/brown/black is a shitty palette to represent a distinctive team of character costumes with. They at least gave a decent costume to Deathstroke, didn't they?

Delbert Gravy (kingfish), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 16:47 (seven years ago) link

i didn't know they were casting Spawn himself, awesome
Deathstroke looks terrible, like out of a syndicated 90s TV show. actually worse, Hercules and Xena had decent costume work

Nhex, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 16:56 (seven years ago) link

They at least gave a decent costume to Deathstroke, didn't they?

nope! he looks like brendan gleeson in harry potter

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 18:09 (seven years ago) link

http://img.poptower.com/pic-37102/brendan-gleeson.jpg?d=1024

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 18:12 (seven years ago) link

ha, smack on

Nhex, Wednesday, 3 December 2014 19:25 (seven years ago) link

The Deathstoke costume is bang on, the full MacFarlane:

http://s763.photobucket.com/user/tvrage/media/gadfly/arrow/s02e18/deathstroke07.jpg

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 20:01 (seven years ago) link

That link doesn't work on mobile, unfortunately

Ok, here we are:

http://i1.wp.com/www.comicbooktherapy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/d2.jpg

Pretty good, tho something about the smooth plasticine helmet is giving me Rollerball/Casey Jones from TMNT flashbacks.

Delbert Gravy (kingfish), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 21:28 (seven years ago) link

Did anybody see the Batman Arkham Assault animation?

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/-6abltUcric/maxresdefault.jpg

Delbert Gravy (kingfish), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 21:30 (seven years ago) link

Sgt Kabukiman, NYPD was kind of one

there's too much fucking shit on me (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 August 2021 16:25 (five months ago) link

is Michelle Pfeiffer in this

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 August 2021 16:34 (five months ago) link

no but you get to see a faceless Pete Davidson

there's too much fucking shit on me (Neanderthal), Monday, 9 August 2021 16:39 (five months ago) link

also a random flaccid penis on some dude in the background who is promptly murdered for laughs

Jake Gyllenhaal?

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 August 2021 16:43 (five months ago) link

why do you always ask this

i carved out room for Watchmen by specifying feature-length. probably could have extended the window to 35 years or whatever to include the Burton Batman. mostly just leaving room for Superman II lol.

I'm just being a dick about the fact that none of these are adaptations.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 9 August 2021 16:48 (five months ago) link

I'm with the conventional wisdom, it was both fun and too long — there were a couple of intermediary fight scenes that could have been saved for the MORE GORE cut, and there was a tendency for the battles to make me feel like I feel when I watch my kids play video games — I understand that somebody is having fun here, but I'm aware it's not me.

It does feel very much like they just told Gunn, "Make us a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but with these characters," and he delivered as ordered.

... apart from the bit where he had full choice over which characters?

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 10 August 2021 07:56 (five months ago) link

lol ok — “Make us a Guardians of the Galaxy with whichever of these characters you want, except obv Harley Quinn has to be in it.”

I kept thinking "why is Deadshot called Bloodsport in this?" but ddg'd and found that there is a Bloodshot, but he is a different character, and they just called Deadshot Bloodsport in this

this movie would have to be very gay to be better than batman returns

this is not 1/16th as good as Batman Returns or Lego Batman or TTG!TTM, and not gay at all, but it is a p dece troma

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 07:04 (five months ago) link

Batman Returns is overrated

there's too much fucking shit on me (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 14:00 (five months ago) link

I like how they made Starro look cartoony and clumsy, it reminded me of Maggie in her little star-shaped baby grow.

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 11 August 2021 15:36 (five months ago) link

Gregg Turkington looking good

there's too much fucking shit on me (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:00 (five months ago) link

I've seen like one capeshit movie in the last 10 years but everyone keeps comparing this to Troma. Would I like/understand this?

my Least Favorite Writer (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:07 (five months ago) link

In the way that someone "understands" Hobo with a Shotgun, sure

there's too much fucking shit on me (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:08 (five months ago) link

I liked Hobo With a Shotgun!

my Least Favorite Writer (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:11 (five months ago) link

Good! It rules

there's too much fucking shit on me (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:12 (five months ago) link

Whiney I think you would like it
It doesnt take itself v seriously — and you dont have to know the characters to enjoy the movie as presented, it gives you a lot to enjoy as is

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:18 (five months ago) link

from my personal experience not knowing the comics & not seeing the other leto movie

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:19 (five months ago) link

I went to piss during Leto's first scene in the first one.

Then didn't go back into the theater

there's too much fucking shit on me (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:20 (five months ago) link

Which was actually on an airplane

there's too much fucking shit on me (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 11 August 2021 17:20 (five months ago) link

i imagine you'd not regret having watched this whiney but not betting anything beyond that

Christ, this was really, really fucking funny. I was laughing very hard at some of the needle drops.

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 12 August 2021 08:13 (five months ago) link

As for the length, somebody mentioned elsewhere that this felt like reading a proper 6- or 12-issue trade, and I agree with that, and enjoyed it b/c of it

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 12 August 2021 08:18 (five months ago) link

This was fun! Felt more like a 2000AD sensibility than a DC one (i.e. thrilling immoral violence, lightly done) but that's probably why it works. It was MUCH TOO LONG though.

God bless Pete Davidson, he can't even act falling down dead well

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 12 August 2021 19:24 (five months ago) link

i love it when Agee gets to do cool shit like this

he’s the best

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 12 August 2021 23:48 (five months ago) link

I know some actors have doubled up on Marvel characters (eg Brolin, a Chris), but is Taika the first person to play three headlined speaking roles across bigtwo flicks?

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 13 August 2021 00:03 (five months ago) link

(Sean Gunn and Agee doing both face and mocap notwithstanding)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 13 August 2021 00:05 (five months ago) link

btw

kept thinking "why is Deadshot called Bloodsport in this?" but ddg'd and found that there is a Bloodshot, but he is a different character, and they just called Deadshot Bloodsport in this

turns out that Deadshot was in the first one!! but he was played by Will Smith and Idris didn’t want to play a character previously played by Will Smith, so that is why Deadshot is called Bloodsport in it, instead of being called Deadshot, or the character Bloodsport being in it (and called Bloodsport)

next time AT&T should just buy Valiant’s deal from Sony and put Vin Diesel in as Bloodshot

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Friday, 13 August 2021 00:15 (five months ago) link

lol they will get Diesel in one of these DC films, i bet

It feels like they totally wrote it originally for Deadshot, what with the whole motivation being to help his daughter out that was shown in the first movie, but thankfully they changed their characters just enough. The jail conversion between the Bloodsport and his kid was hilarious and wouldn't have happened with the Smith incarnation of Deadshot, who is pretty much Assassin Dad of the Year in SS '16.

also by changing it they've said it's so they can bring back Smith for a SS3 if it happens

Nhex, Friday, 13 August 2021 01:48 (five months ago) link

This movie was great, agree with the Troma comparisons (OK this is like a somewhat subdued version of Troma), I have not ever watched a DC movie that didn't have Wonder Woman in it and didn't feel like I needed to in order to follow this, highly recommended if you like multiple decapitations

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 20 August 2021 04:44 (four months ago) link

Thanks to Neanderthal, Vegemite and forks for recommending this, it rips

my Least Favorite Writer (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 20 August 2021 06:32 (four months ago) link

:D

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 20 August 2021 06:43 (four months ago) link

I can’t help but think about the dissonance between the most popular monoculture medium used to make a $185 million movie based on Superman books for children, and it’s just got like Eli Roth levels of gore and hanging dong and Lloyd Kauffman cameos and everyone seems to agree that this is not only normal but, in fact, rules

my Least Favorite Writer (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 20 August 2021 22:42 (four months ago) link

give the ppl what they want

gore & dong

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 20 August 2021 23:34 (four months ago) link

Some real dogshit music choices btw

Jim Carroll Band was a very sick one tho, you love to see it

my Least Favorite Writer (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 21 August 2021 07:41 (four months ago) link

I laughed very hard at the Jim Carroll Band needledrop

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Saturday, 21 August 2021 09:48 (four months ago) link

yeah that was great

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 21 August 2021 15:50 (four months ago) link

I let out a few serious serious cackles in the theater, memorably when the head blood spelled out like Warner Bros presents in the water and Harley saying “69”

my Least Favorite Writer (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 21 August 2021 16:23 (four months ago) link

based on Superman books for children

serious serious cackles in the theater, memorably when the head blood spelled out like Warner Bros presents in the water

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 21 August 2021 17:54 (four months ago) link

Caught it earlier this week and I gotta say after the last month, a lot of the whole 'America fucks around elsewhere for a long damn while and then decides to quickly leave and hide its tracks' motivation of the plot as such was, how you say, remarkably timed.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 4 September 2021 04:56 (four months ago) link

the same plots were remarkably timed when they kept recurring in the 1980s and 1990s run by that doctor at the start of the movie tbf

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 4 September 2021 06:12 (four months ago) link

(maybe not the long damn while part, idrc)

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 4 September 2021 06:13 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

is this where we talk about Peacemaker & how i love it already?

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 14 January 2022 06:04 (five days ago) link

is it out already? Start a new thread if so as I am also kinda hyped. Looks a lot better than whatever marvel's got on tap!

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Friday, 14 January 2022 07:04 (five days ago) link

on it

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 14 January 2022 07:14 (five days ago) link

ok new thread has been created but i cant link it bc i am on my phone

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 14 January 2022 07:19 (five days ago) link


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