They aren't for added humor! Ha! Now that's funny!
"Don't believe everything you hear, son."
Ashley Crossan of Entertainment Tonight sat down with Australian actor Jai Courtney for an interview in which she brought up the "reports" of the Suicide Squad reshoots.
Crossan: "There's been some news lately that you guys have been doing a little reshooting for Suicide Squad as well, to make it a little more funnier...something?
Courtney: "Is that the word?"
Courtney went on to explain:
"I think there's plenty of that [humor] in it, I wouldn't say we're going back to make it funnier, there's some additional action stuff we're doing that's pretty dope."
Crossan went on to mention the report that was being passed around,
"That's what the report was..."
to which Jai responded with the oh so viable advice,
"You can't believe everything you read."
After Batman v Superman's initial critical backlash and swarms of angry critics and movie goers exited theaters abhorring the film for it's "lack of fun", "joylessness", and "zero humor", Birth Movie Death's Devin Faraci took to the inter webs to add more fuel to the Hate Fire.
A couple of weeks ago I spoke with an excellent source who told me something surprising: the trailer for Suicide Squad, the one with the Queen song, did not represent the film as it then existed. "Every joke in the movie is in that trailer," this source told me. The enormous positive response to the trailer led to Warner Bros requesting reshoots that would alter the tone of the film, bringing in some more of the lightness to which audiences responded.
Faraci then went on to tie in reshoots to the backlash for Batman v Superman.
This, to me, is great news. Hearing that WB is aware that they need to inject some fun into these movies - and that's what I'm hearing is happening here, not that they're inserting jokes left and right but that they're beefing up fun character moments and interactions - can only mean good things for the future of the DC Movieverse after the deadly serious, zero fun Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Mr. Faraci's "sources" have proven unworthy once again. I can't tell you how many times I had to don my own set of Kryptonian armor, not unlike Jor-El's in Man of Steel, and bare the brunt of DCEU hate and skepticism, having to remind many users of Faraci's flawed track record.
Not to mention that everyone and their mother were reporting on this baseless Birth Movies Death "report" as being the real deal. As I've said many times to many people, unless this information comes from the mouth of the lion, take every bit with a grain of salt. It appears one of the lions has just spoken.
Now let's just sit back, relax, and watch the media frantically spring into action as they attempt to cover their tracks.
- Josh Price