While doing press rounds for his World War II flick Fury, David Ayer answered questions about his upcoming DC supervillain flick Suicide Squad.
While speaking to Empire, which quizzed the director about the Warner Bros. movie, Ayer revealed he was more than ready for the challenge of bringing this DC comics property to the big screen:
“Fury whetted my appetite for a bigger canvas and this idea of world creation. You can do amazing things as a filmmaker if you have the proper tools, and those are time and money.”
Suicide Squad is set to be the second big whopping DC flick to hit theaters with a release date of Aug. 5, 2016, right after David Goyer's highly anticipated Batman v Superman in May of that year. Ayer couldn’t reveal much about the movie, but he could say this, which should definitely please the fans:
“I can say that it’s a Dirty Dozen with supervillains. Then I can ask the question, ‘Does a movie really need good guys?’”
Though he wouldn't spill the beans as to who could potentially be cast in the movie — Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie are rumored for roles — Ayer appears to have somewhat confirmed that we’ll get to see the villainous Captain Boomerang in the upcoming flick when the director answered a question as to how he'd go about casting the Australian racist, saying:
“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.”
He also added:
“I love the passion [comic-book fans] have for these characters and these worlds. 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.”
Do you guys think that Suicide Squad is in the right hands with David Ayer?