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"Suicide Squad" Feature Film Pre-Release News & Discussion (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'DC Live-Action Movies and Television' started by Cortez2301, Feb 26, 2009.

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  1. Cortez2301

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    Warner Bros has announced it!

    SUICIDE SQUAD
    AUGUST 5, 2016

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    Discuss the upcoming DC Comics-based feature film!
     
  2. Wonderwall

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    Haha I was just about to say that WB and DC seem to be going for their lesser known characters. I don't mind it as I really like some of these characters but its hard to justify having Jonah Hex and Suicide Squad getting movies yet Superman, Wonder Woman, and Flash can't get anywhere with their movies. What's next The Losers set for 2012.
     
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    It's probably easier to make a movie about a lesser known character. People don't have such set-in-stone expectations and won't recall in horror if you don't meet them, as a lot of people did with Superman Returns.

    Suicide Squad is one of the top 10 DC comics of the 1980s and one of my favorite series of all time. It's also a very flexible concept (really bad badguys go on dangerous missions to shave time off their sentences). It'll be interesting to see what they do with it if it actually gets made, because they have a lot of latitude with it.
     
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    You're absolutely right. I mean they make good movies about these lesser known characters but then it always comes down to the marketing and box office results.
     
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    Are the Suicide Squad those guys from Justice League Unlimited that tried to break into the Justice League base? Like, Plastique and Captain Boomerang and some other guys?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    That would be cool to see Captain Boomerang and deadshot.
     
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    Actually those guys were based on the Suicide Squad comic series released by DC during the middle 80's.

    The most interesting story from them, imho, was when Batman discovered the government was using the super-villains to perform political missions and tried to take them down.
     
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    Who should definitely be in the movie:

    Amanda Waller
    Rick Flag
    Bronze Tiger
    Deadshot
    Captain Boomerang

    Anyone else is negotiable.
     
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    This would also be a great chance to introduce Flash (or a reference from Captain Boomerang) or The Question. The latter practically thrives on this sort of thing.
     
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    Best comic book ever published.

    Manhunter, you need another girl in there. I'd say Barbara Gordon, but that would be hard for a movie to explain, so either the Enchantress, Vixen or Nightshade. Enchantress and Nightshade are more likely. Nightshade and Enchantress could actually be sort of a package deal, since their origins are tied together.

    Expanding on the core might draw in more viewers, too. If they hadn't made Doctor Light a rapist I would suggest using him and killing him in a humorous way in the movie. Nemesis is also too cool a character to waste.

    It would probably draw more viewers if instead of using characters that have appeared in the series, they ditched that altogether and used characters people know from other properties, like Metallo or Harley Quinn or something.

    For villains, it would make a lot of sense for the Sucide Squad to fight an updated version of the superpowered terrorists The Jihad. There should also be a high body-count to live up to its title, both squaddies and Jihadists.
     
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    They killed the Justice League movie and THIS is what they come up with for a replacement? A movie full of characters nobody except hard-core comic fans ever heard of?

    "Well-known" villains? Are they gonna put The Joker and Lex Luthor in the Suicide Squad? Because they're the only DC villains who are "well-known" to John Q. Public.
     
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    Lol I'm trying to imagine the Joker being recruited by the government to help them out.
     
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    I'm interested to see where this goes. DC villains haven't gotten a lot of live-action play, even the A-list villains, because WB is always revamping Bats & Supes.

    I've got the perfect tagline for the posters right here:

    THIS [FALL]

    SAVE THE WORLD


    OR DIE
     
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    I'll believe this when I see it. I mean how many movies has DC announced? Tons and they've all gone to development hell.


    If it ever happens it could be awesome, the concept is great its not "another" superhero movie and all the villains would only be recognized by comic fans, which is fine.
     
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    I don't think it needs recognizable names-- the story sells itself.
     
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    Agrees. This is pretty much the core of the team. This could be really good.
     
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    That's mostly true only for the bigger names like Flash, currently Superman, and especially Wonder Woman. You could lump Green Lantern in there but currently that is already far beyond those prior three in development so its sort of in its own class. But the lesser knowns have a good shot as they don't have those crazy expectations and aren't going to be expected to make Spider Man or Batman money. Jonah Hex is already cast and is supposed to start filming later in the year so that gives me hope for Suicide Squad.
     
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    The only thing I'm worried about at this point is Justin Marks writing the script. He's not off to a great start with Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.
     
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