With audiences around the world basking in the thrill of what was [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870), new questions arise on the next DCEU film Suicide Squad. The film seems to be taking a direction much similar to that of Marvel's Guardians of The Galaxy (cue the some classic rock songs). Strictly based on the trailers, the film appears to have a decently high level of humor to help balance out the darkness of the characters themselves. But here are some things that fans (myself included) want to see from the film.
1. Harley Quinn
Fans are eagerly wanting to see Margot Robbie's portrayal of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Based on the trailers, it seems as if Robbie has truly tapped in to the voices in her head to create her version of the Clown Princess. It's also important to note that it seems as if Harley will be taking a somewhat of a lead role of the crew of villains in the film. This could be an interesting turn for the film that might end up putting Harley Quinn back into the mainstream spotlight, and opening up the possibility for her own solo film.
2. Origin Stories
Countless debates have already been going on over the origins of the members of the Suicide Squad. Harley Quinn's origin being one of the most discussed and teased in the trailers has drawn in a lot of attention. It's also worth pointing out that Harley has the most diverse set of origins from the comic books. The other members origins have also been teased in the trailers, but have been left very vague. This has left fans with very little to no idea of how these characters come to be in the DCEU. On the flip side, fans also want to see more of the group actually in action rather than spending majority of the film building on each member's origin story.
3. Darker Tone
As mentioned earlier, this film seems to be taking a little after Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. It can be noted that the song, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is playing throughout all of the official Suicide Squad trailers. Which personally I think is great choice. I mean with a title like Suicide Squad, you have to have something to draw in a younger viewing audience in a way that seems acceptable to parents. So with that covered, I think a lot of humor in this film is a great idea and fits the characters extremely well. Especially given the reckless and care-free mentality of the characters. Although, I do think a good majority of long-time DC fans would appreciate the film having a darker tone at times. After all, this is a movie on the Suicide Squad. So it kind of goes without saying that there will need to be some darker toned scenes scattered throughout the movie in order to keep the fans happy.
Ben Affleck's portrayal of an older Batman is one of the biggest praises coming from the reviews of BvS. Affleck's Batman is older and more of a brawler than any Batman we have seen previously on the big screen. That said, it should be a great to see Batfleck go against the members of the Suicide Squad. More specifically, go against the Joker (which I will get to in a minute) over a certain Jason Todd incident. Having Batman in the film will give fans hopefully a higher chance of seeing the actual death of Jason Todd play out on the big screen (gets chills). Taking this all into consideration, it is rumored that Batman will have a very small spot in the overall film. Still, having Batman on the screen with some of his classic villains will be a magical moment.
Jared Leto's Joker is probably the most highly anticipated element of the Suicide Squad's release. In Suicide Squad trailers, fans have quickly been able to get a taste of Leto's bone-chilling new Joker laugh. Leto having a lot to compete against as far as former Joker's go. Most notably the outstanding performance by Heath Ledger a few years back in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. Suicide Squad director David Ayer recently hyped up fans even more in his interview with UK Magazine Total Film.
"What Jared has done is absolutely incredible. When he steps onto the set the world stops. Everything stops. What he's done is so powerful, so menacing, and so palpable, you can feel him. The crew stops working and just watches him. I have to get everybody going again because he's so fascinating."
If that isn't enough to get you hyped about the Suicide Squad I don't know what will. Not to mention that Leto was also so into character throughout the filming that he sent rats and dead pigs to members of the cast and crew.
Well there you have it. Do you have any other things you want to see in Suicide Squad? Let me know in the comment section below.
Suicide Squad hits theaters August 5, 2016.