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- SUICIDE SQUAD Interviews - Margot Robbie, Will Smith, David Ayer, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara (WSVN-TV Miami):

- Jared Leto speaks as The Joker: "The Bat is a sweet guy. I like the Bat, I think he is a lot of fun" (WSVN-TV Miami):

- Margot Robbie talks about potential harley quinn spinoff movie: ... 8985811968

- "The Project" interviews: (Margot Robbie) (Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Will Smith & Joel Kinnaman)

- 'Suicide Squad' Jay Hernandez: How Margot Robbie Tattooed Cast & Crew On Set (accesshollywood): ... ew-on-set/

- Jay Hernandez On His 5-Hour 'Suicide Squad' Transformation (accesshollywood): ... formation/

- Jared Leto: Taking On The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' Was An Honor (accesshollywood):

- Will Smith & Margot Robbie On Physically, Mentally Preparing For 'Suicide Squad' (accesshollywood):

- Joel Kinnaman Interview - Suicide Squad | Live with Kelly (26-07-16):
- Margot Robbie Interview - Suicide Squad | Live with Kelly 2016 July 29:

- Jai Courtney Interview - Suicide Squad | Live with Kelly 2016 July 28:

- Viola Davis Interview - Suicide Squad | Live with Kelly 2016 August 02:

- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Interview - Suicide Squad | Live with Kelly 2016 August 01:

- Will Smith's Awesome Tonight Show Entrance (The Tonight Show):

- Jinx Challenge with Margot Robbie (The Tonight Show):

- Jared Leto brings Jimmy a Gift from the #Joker (The Tonight Show):

- El elenco del "Suicide Squad" en "Despierta America": ... 3466543104

- Jared Leto en "Good Morning America" (29-07-16):

- "Suicide Squad" cast on "Good Morning America" (01-08-16):

-Suicide Squad Cast Interview | Funny Moments | Special Powers (Good Morning America):

- Suicide Squad | Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney Interview (Good Morning America):

- Suicide Squad Cast Plays 'Secrets Behind the Squad' (Good Morning America):

- Jai Courtney Talks the Flash & Suicide Squad (comicbook):

- Jai Courtney Talks David Ayers & Suicide Squad (comicbook):

- MIHTV Interviews:: (Kinnaman & Davis) (David Ayer) (Delevigne, Smith, Hernandez) (Jared Leto) (Adam Beach & Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) (Fukuhara, Robbie, Courtney)

- SUICIDE SQUAD cast interviews on "New York Live":

- Live With The Cast Of Suicide Squad (MTV): ... 254502208/

- Suicide Squad Cast Tattooed Each Other?! | Full Interview w/ Josh Horowitz | MTV:

- Suicide Squad Cast Talk Justice League Crossover! (MTV):

- Kristien Morato Interviews: (Delevigne, Robbie, Fukuhara) ... 6330646528 (Delevigne, Robbie, Fukuhara Full Interview) (Jared Leto) (Kinnaman, Smith, Courtney)

- SUICIDE SQUAD interviews - Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Smith, Delevingne, Kinnaman, Courtney, Ayer (FOX 5 DC):

- etalk Interviews: (Joel Kinnaman & Viola Davis) (Jarde Leto) (Karen Fukuhara, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney) (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje & Adam Beach) (Cara Delevigne, Will Smith, Jay Hernandez) (bts look)

- You Don't Want To Mess With Viola Davis's Sister Anita (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert):

- Will Smith on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert": ... 1041079296

- Scott Eastwod on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert":

- Jai Courtney: "Australians Really Like Canadians" (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert):

- Suicide Squad Press Conference (dccomicmovie): ... onference/ ... onference/

- Suicide Squad Secrets w/ the Cast - Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne (DC Entertainment):

- ScreenSlam Interviews: (Full Press Conference)

- Digital Spy Interviews: (David Ayer) (Margot Robbie & Jay Hernandez) (Will Smith, Joel Kinnanman & Jai Courtney) (Jared Leto)

- ODE Interviews: (Jared Leto) (Will Smith, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney) (Delevigne, Fukuhara, Robbie & Hernandez)

- HeyUGuys Interviews: (David Ayer) (Jared Leto) (Karen Fukuhara & Cara Delevigne) (Charles Roven & Richard Suckle) (Kinnaman, Smith & Courtney) (Kinnaman, Smith & Courtney 2) (Kinnaman, Smith & Courtney 3) (Robbie & Hernandez) (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje)

- Suicide Squad - Jared Leto Talks Joker, Harley Quinn and Batman (IGN): ... and-batman

- Jared Leto Unsure About Joker's Journey in Suicide Squad (IGN):

- Suicide Squad - Jared Leto Talks Joker, Harley Quinn and Batman (IGN):

- Jared Leto Says His Joker Would Enjoy Messing With Superman (IGN):

- Jai Courtney On "Suicide Squad" | AOL BUILD:

- Joel Kinnaman On "Suicide Squad" | AOL BUILD:

- David Ayer's Jaw Drops After Seeing The Sets of SUICIDE SQUAD (BackstageOL):

- Suicide Squad" | Talks at Google:

- Cara Delevingne Hurt Her Back Doing What For Suicide Squad? (EOnline): ... cide-squad

- Will Smith and Margot Robbie Interview Each Other | E! Live from the Red Carpet:

- Margot Robbie on Her Fun Text Messages with Prince Harry (Extra TV):

- Suicide Squad interview: talks to the cast (HMV):

- Suicide Squad: Jared Leto on the Joker being inspired by Bowie and ‘sexual’ new music (NME):

- HBO Exclusive Access: Suicide Squad Cast Interview (HBO):

- Jared Leto interviewed by Edith Bowman:

- Will Smith & Margot Robbie Insult Each Other | CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE! (BBC Radio 1):

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- SUICIDE SQUAD Featurette - "Good to be Bad" (2016):

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- Jai Courtney tomó setas alucinógenas y se auto-lesionó para prepararse para el "Suicide Squad" (yahoo):
What on EARTH was going on on the set of ‘Suicide Squad’?

We’ve heard stories of Jared Leto sending pigs’ heads to his co-stars, Cara Delevingne walking naked through a forest at twilight, director David Ayer making his cast fist fight in rehearsals, and now we can add drug-taking and self-harm to the list of unsavoury behaviours that happened on set.

In a new interview with Empire, Jai Courtney has revealed he put out cigarettes on his arms while high on drugs during a Skype call with his director.

“That night I happened to eat some mushrooms,” explains the actor who plays Boomerang in the film, “and I did self-inflict some burns.”

He also revealed that it was his director who was responsible for his character’s distinctive haircut and facial hair combo.

“I turned up to discuss my look, expecting we’d have a long discussion and slowly he refine it,” says Courtney, “David [Ayer] just walked right in, picked up some clippers and started shearing chunks of hair off my head, Eventually he said, ‘You look like bad news.’ Then he left.”

Elsewhere in Empire’s set visit report it’s revealed that Ayer made Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) watch classified military videos the actor describes as “horrific s***”, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc) listened to tapes of Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa while having his prosthetic make up applied.

Sounds like there was some madness to the method acting on this one.

To paraphrase Laurence Olivier, “My dear boys… why don’t you just try acting?” ... 33974.html

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- Jared Leto habla sobre Heath Ledger, la violenta preparación para 'Joker' y más:
Jared Leto aparece en la portada del número de Agosto de la revista "Rolling Stone" y, en ella, hay un extenso reportaje en su interior sobre el actor. En él, Leto habla sobre el interpretar a 'Joker' en el "Suicide Squad" y alaba la interpretación de su predecesor Heath Ledger.
“Si Joker hiciera esta entrevista, definitivamente te castraría y te haría comerte tus propios testículos. Sólo para divertirse. Eso es si le gustaras.”

Al haber sido interpretado el papel por tanta gente antes, es por lo que sentía que era correcto el aceptar el papel después de Ledger:
“Heath hizo una interpretación impecable y perfecta como Joker. Es una de las mejores interpretaciones de todos los tiempos en el cine. Conocí a Heath antes. No lo conocía bien, pero era una bella persona.”

“Creo que si hubiera sido interpretado sólo por Heath y nunca hubiera sido un cómic, quizá se habría sentido que era inapropiado. Pero pensé que dada la historia, estaba bien. Lo bueno de que esto haya sido hecho por otra gente antes es que ya sabes a qué dirección no tienes que ir.”

Leto adimitió que vio crímenes reales violentos para ayudarle a prepararse el papel:
“The Joker se siente increíblemente cómodo con los actos de violencia. Estuve viendo violencia real, consumiendo eso. Hay muchas cosas que puedes aprender de verlo. No todo acto de violencia se comefrenesí tampoco. Recuerdo aprender eso. La gente puede estar calmada. Hacen su elección y van y hacen algo, y no es en un acto de frenesí. Es metódico y algunas veces incluso hipnótico y deliberado.”

A principios de año, Leto le dijo a la prensa que mandó “condones usados a sus compañeros del elenco del "Suicide Squad", pero el director David Ayer le contó a la revista que eso no era cierto:
“Mira, no eran condones usados. Seamos reales aquí. Fueros sacados de sus paquetes, pero en realidad no estaban usados. Y, por supuesto, estuve mortificado. Decía, ‘Jared, quita esas cosas de aquí — saca eso de aquí, ¿qué estás haciendo?'”

El rapero y actor Common, que tiene un pequeño papel en la película también habló sobre la interpretación de Leto:
“No tenía miedo de ponerse delante de mi cara mirando como si estuviera listo para besarme. Podías sentir el peligro, la sexualidad, la locura, pero seguía habiendo algo frío en él.”

Podéis leer la entrevista al completo: ... ar-w430833

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- El compositor del "Suicide Squad" habla sobre la influencia de David Bowie:
The trailers for Suicide Squad have featured music from Queen and Sweet, but it’s another ’70s rock icon who partially influenced the film’s banging, unexpected score: David Bowie.

“Guitar was always my first love, and it was something I never really got into my writing work,” Oscar-winning composer Steven Price (Gravity), tells EW about his Suicide Squad score, which features horns, strings, and guitars to make up its soundscape — a departure from the musical fare typically associated with superhero movies. “With this, the moment I saw it, there was something about the way it looks that made me feel like there was a sleazy ’70s sort of thing, and that made me think of David Bowie records, and Station to Station. I ended up doing a lot of stuff with feedback and guitar stuff that was bent out of shape. These things became part of the texture of the score, and when you start combining that with the orchestra, it started to feel like something a bit different.”

Directed by David Ayer, and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Cara Delevingne, and Jared Leto as the Joker, among others, Suicide Squad brings together a rogues’ gallery of evildoers who band together to fight greater villainy.

“There’s this neon quality to the whole thing,” Price says of the film. “When I started on the music, I was trying to work on what this blend of instruments would be that would have this swagger and this epic scale, but that would equally allow you to feel the relationships and how they developed in the film. It all had a sound to it that felt rough around the edges. I just kind of knew when I first saw it what it should sound like; it was just a matter of chasing that in the year that followed.”

Price, who previously collaborated with Ayer on the score for Fury, said it’s the Suicide Squad contradictions that spoke to him most while writing music.

“It’s the first time our heroes are the bad guys. Some of them are iconic — Joker and Batman — but you’ve got these people who haven’t been on the big screen before, so it felt like an opportunity to do a different sort of score to go with a different sort of film that David was making,” Price says. The result is a score that relies on melody and gives each major character his or her own theme.

“David and I discussed them as being outsiders; they all exist in their world, whatever they’re doing. They’re all outsiders until they become the squad,” he says. “Musically as well, I tried to give them the identity that they exist on their own terms but they made a different sort of sense when they were together with the rest of the squad.” ... ow_twitter

- Suicide Squad: Jared Leto sobre el perfeccionar la icónica risa de Joker (EW):
Suicide Squad: Jared Leto sobre el perfeccionar la icónica risa de Joker
Por Derek Lawrence 29 Julio 2016 — 1:15 PM EDT

Thanks to performances by the likes of Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, the Joker has become an iconic film character. Now Jared Leto is joining the ranks of those who’ve played the Clown Prince of Crime, which includes honing in on his own version of the villain’s signature laugh.

On Friday during an interview airing on Good Morning America, the Suicide Squad star discussed how he went about perfecting the DC comic character’s legendary cackle. “A lot of experimentation,” he said of the process. “I remember wandering the streets of New York and in Toronto where we were shooting, and I would just laugh out loud and see how people would react to it. Every time when I started to hone in on this laugh, I realized it was the one that really, people would turn around and be like, ‘What the hell is that?’”

Developing his version of the Joker went beyond finding the laugh, though, and Leto offered some more insight into his transformation. “You start to investigate and ask questions and sometimes you don’t find any answers,” he said. “You fail a lot. You stumble around in the dark. But you start to put together the pieces and get a sense of who this character is and, I have to say, it was the role of a lifetime.”

The actor also added that he doesn’t feel like he’s finished with the character. “I don’t think you really say goodbye. I think that the Joker’s in there somewhere,” Leto shared. “I feel like this film is an introduction to the Joker and I’m hopeful that we will see more to come.”

Suicide Squad, which also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Karen Fukuhara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jay Hernandez, Adam Beach, and Cara Delevingne, hits theaters on Aug. 5. ... oker-laugh?

- Karen Fukuhara sobre su debut en la película del ‘Suicide Squad’ (Variety):
Karen Fukuhara sobre su debut en la película del ‘Suicide Squad’
Por Terence Patrick 28 Julio, 2016 | 10:00AM PT

Los Angeles-born Karen Fukuhara is a martial-arts champion who has acted on Japanese TV. But her career will change gears in August with “Suicide Squad,” which marks her big-screen debut (amid a lineup that includes Will Smith and Ben Affleck) and her membership in the DC Comics universe.

What has it been like to star in such a high-profile film?

I don’t think I’ve felt the full effect of being part of “Suicide Squad” yet. My life right now is kind of a double life: On some days I’m doing press and talking about “Suicide Squad” and photo shoots — the glam life. But I’m also sitting at home preparing for auditions, just like any actress out there who’s trying to make it.

When did you know you wanted to act?

I’ve always wanted to become an actress. It’s been a lifelong dream, but my family and I didn’t know how to do it. Upon graduating [from UCLA], I sat down and thought about what my dreams were; I really went head-on into acting and pursued what I was always passionate about.

Has your family remained onboard?

My parents are pretty open-minded. But I think they take me a little bit more seriously now that I’ve booked something.

What was your favorite part about playing Katana in “Suicide Squad”?

She’s so badass. I loved playing her and doing the action scenes. I used to do karate, so I loved the … fight sequences and working with the stunt team.

What changes would you like to see in the industry?

Diversity! When I booked “Suicide
Squad,” I was completely selfish and happy for myself. Fans commented on social media about how happy they were about that, and it reminded me that it’s rare to see a female Asian portray such a strong character in a major Hollywood film.

So you’re a fan of social media?

Here’s what I love about social media: You get to peer into people’s lives that you normally wouldn’t be able to. I think it’s a relief for young boys and girls to have more people to look up to, even if it is on a smaller scale. ... 201823949/

- El director David Ayer sobre el crear un nuevo Joker (Rolling Stones):
El director David Ayer sobre el crear un nuevo Joker
Por Brian Hiatt 30 Julio, 2016

"I don't even know how to describe the damn thing," says director David Ayer, just after wrapping post-production on Suicide Squad, his star-packed, supervillain-centric, DC Comics-based probable blockbuster, hitting theaters on August 5th. "It's not like anything else. And it's not trying to be like anything else." In an interview for our Jared Leto cover story, Ayer discussed creating a new Joker with Leto, as well as the broader goals behind Suicide Squad, which also stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie, among many others.

He was a wild child who became an Oscar winner — and with 'Suicide Squad,' the screen's most iconic, anarchic supervillain

Jared has mentioned that he has enormous respect for Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker [in The Dark Knight]. How did you deal with the challenges of following it?
You have to be both really reverent and respectful, yet fearless — and terrified. But, you know, I mean, it's a 70-year-old character and the best-known villain in Western fiction, in the world. There's these giant pair of shoes left by Heath Ledger and what he did. But when you reverse engineer anything, you have an actor, you have makeup, you have wardrobe, you have a script, you have — so, you know, how do you get there? What is the journey? And Jared was, I think, the first actor I started working with, and he had sort of the longest lead of anybody to really start drilling down. It just took a lot of work, a lot of exploration and a lot of research. He just started with baby steps. Like, "What does the laugh sound like? What is the voice? What are the cadences?" And then, just put an incredible amount of work into slowly making these discoveries.

How much input did Jared have on the new look for the character?
The basics for it were always gonna be the pale skin and the green hair. But he was very involved. And, you know, we did the tattoos, which are controversial, but, I mean, we wanted him to be of our world.

Yeah, people were taken aback. Was the idea, "What does a criminal kingpin look like now?"
Exactly. Because then character was always a gangster, you know? He has always been sort of a gang boss and part of the underworld. You look at his origin in the early 1940s, when Hollywood had made these gangster movies ... so, just wanted to lean into that idea a little bit and go, "What does a contemporary organized crime leader look like?"

You've paired him with his girlfriend, Harley Quinn, who's never been on film before.
Exactly. And the idea that, you know, he's always been this lone wolf who has sort of henchmen, but never any real relationship with anyone. So, that was very interesting territory to explore. It was like, what is the nature of that relationship? What does it mean? What does it mean to the Joker? How does she define him and vice versa? So, there's a lot of really creative fertile ground to explore. He hates that he's obsessed with her and whether it's love or obsession, you know, people are gonna have to figure that out. She drives him crazy. And he tries to control her as much as possible, but she's pretty much uncontrollable.

What specific comic-book sources did you draw upon?
I drew from different sources, and it's interesting because you get into the situation of like, what's canon and what's non-canon? Then you get different continuities and storylines and sometimes these things conflict with each other, then you get retcons — it's like being a medieval scholar or something sometimes. So which scribe's works do you believe? But, in general, you take away the core truths of the character and that the character is this powerful archetype that resonates with people.

How do you direct someone who won't leave the character of the Joker, even when he's talking to you?
I'd call him Mr. J, and I'd be very respectful. You have to create a safe space for actors. I mean, they kind of have the hardest job on the set. With acting, you're trying to hit a target. You fire a lot of arrows, and the arrows take different paths; my job as a director is just to help him aim a little bit and let him know when he's hit the target. In actor-world, Method acting is kind of, like, the macho thing to do. So, the other actors are always very, very conscious of that, like, "Wow, man. He went there." It's good for the acting ecology of a movie.

Besides all the pranks he played, what else did you see in Jared's interactions with the other actors?
He had a henchman in the film, Mr. Frost, who's played by Jim Parrack. And to sort of cement that relationship, I told Jim, "Look, you're gonna go work for Mr. J now. And he's gonna ask you to do all sorts of things, and you need to go do your errands." So poor Jim was running around Toronto almost on a scavenger hunt, doing God knows what for him. Jared would also go for these long walks and really sort of live it away from set, away from the studio.

Wait, in costume?
No, that would be hardcore. But I know he'd be walking around at night and I was kind of like, worried: "Where is he?" He's literally walking the earth, you know, and kind of meditating on this character.

Did Jared ever try to make you uncomfortable? Was that ever part of the process?
Uh, he would, but, it was that thing of, like, you know the magic trick. It's like, "No dude, another rabbit's under your table, bro."

What were your larger goals for Suicide Squad?
I wanted to take these comic book characters and make them as psychologically realistic as possible, with a living history, a soul and a real biography, and then ground them in our world as much as possible — while at the same time, keeping it loud and fun, and servicing all of the things a comic book movie needs to do.

How did the negative critical reaction to Batman v Superman affect you, given that you were working on the next story from that universe?
I think everyone just kind of took a beat back and said, "Ok, this is for real." [Laughs] But I mean, I got to make the movie I wanted to make.

So it's not lip-service when Warner execs say they want their superhero movies to be more director-driven than the competition?
They'll normally hire these kids who've done like one thing before to make a $6 billion movie, and it's just like, "Here, go make a movie!" It's very committee-driven. And I'm not that guy. That's why I'm still sort of coming out of this going, "Wait, what, they actually let me do that? What were they thinking?" ... er-w431640

- Las actrices del "Suicide Squad" explican cómo se metieron en sus papeles (CBR):
Las actrices del "Suicide Squad" explican cómo se metieron en sus papeles
Por Brett White, 01 Agosto 2016

Comprised of a cast filled with morally bankrupt supervillains forced into doing good, "Suicide Squad" is a superhero movie unlike any we've seen. And since the film stars bad guys, that means the film's actors had to prepare for their roles in a different way. They weren't playing upstanding do-gooders like Superman or Captain America -- no, they're playing characters with real capacities for evil.

As revealed during a press conference for the upcoming DC Comics-based movie, the subject matter pushed the film's actors to dive into some unusual places for research and inspiration. This was particularly true of the film's four actresses, who were charged with playing characters like the deranged Harley Quinn, relentless Amanda Waller, tragic Katana and demonic Enchantress.

"[W]e had an amazing resource with the comic books, but there are still little gaps in the backstory and things you need to fill in yourself," said Margot Robbie, who brings fan favorite character Harley Quinn to life in the film. "I watched a couple of TED Talks on schizophrenia, amongst a bunch of other things. But that really helped because the women that were doing these talks were so intelligent. They were professors, and Harley needs to be wickedly intelligent but also kind of psychotic. It was so helpful. I also got recommended to read a play called 'Fool For Love' about this really dysfunctional relationship and that, for whatever reason, helped me unlock the whole feeling towards the Joker."

Viola Davis plays Amanda Waller, a ruthless government operative who concocts the Task Force X plan as a means to get a handle on the increasing metahuman problem. A gift from co-star Joel Kinnaman, who plays Waller's righthand man Rick Flag, helped her get into the role. "Joel gave me a book called 'Confessions of a Sociopath,' and I read that book extensively," said Davis. "It's confessions of a woman who's a sociopath, and one of the things I found out is a lot of CEOs of companies are sociopaths. People who have no guilt, if they cry they're only crying because they feel like they're losing control."

But Davis did more than read to prep for her role as Waller. She also dug deep into her memory and "tapped into Viola at eight, because I can't tap into this with Viola at 51. At eight I could beat somebody's ass. I was just always angry. People were always teasing me, I was bullied. I remember that was the first story I told [director] David [Ayer] when I met him. He was like, 'Viola, just tell me about your childhood.' I said, 'Well David, I remember when I was eight years old I kicked a lot of ass.' So there was a part of me that had to tap into that because with women, with me, I'm always apologizing. I'm shy, I'm always retreating. I never tap into my power and Amanda Waller is not that. She is unapologetically brutal. I had to tap into that because otherwise I would have retreated, and with this group, I couldn't retreat."

Karen Fukuhara tapped into her own history and family life in order to connect with Katana -- and the DC comics helped a bunch, too. "Coming from a Japanese-American family, we had a lot of those Japanese cultures and values growing up in the household," said Fukuhara. "It was my first language and we grew up on Japanese traditions and food and TV and all of that. I think when I first read the Katana comics, I immediately fell in love and I immediately felt like there was a part of her inside of me even though our personalities were so completely different. For me, the switch really happened when I put on the mask and the wardrobe. That really helped me tap into the character."

In order to bring a wild character like the all-powerful witch Enchantress to life, Cara Delevingne took instruction from the film's director David Ayer. "Some of the first things David said to me were looking into things like addiction, like never getting enough or feeling like anything is enough and constantly needing something," said Delevingne. "Then also, it was trying to find the kind of opposites of her and trying to find the demon inside myself, which I definitely was able to find... And trying to make that as real as possible and understand why someone would do something that evil or want to really hurt that many people and just try to make it real, I guess. That's what David wanted for this movie." ... ious-roles

- David Ayer habla sobre el Suicide Squad, DCEU, Joker, Superman y más (joblo):
David Ayer habla sobre el Suicide Squad, DCEU, Joker, Superman y más
Por Eric Walkuski 01 Agosto 2016

It was about a year ago around this time that SUICIDE SQUAD was, as director David Ayer puts it, the "cool little brother" of 2016's big Warner Bros./DC slate. All eyes were on BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, and continued to be until it was released in March and met with a decidedly mixed overall reaction from the fanboy community. And while that film may be currently undergoing a reevaluation from fans thanks to an Ultimate Edition Blu-ray, SUICIDE SQUADE has yet to be put up to the great scrutiny of its target audience. But that changes this week, when WB unleashes what will either be a sigh of relief for the DCEU skeptics or another sign of a rocky road for this franchise.

I spoke to David Ayer on Friday, right when he was in the midst of being pulled in a million different directions. Ayer is currently on a massive press tour for the film, which focuses on a misfit gang of supervillains who are forced to become heroes when the world finds itself in the crosshairs of an evil new foe. SUICIDE SQUAD is the little brother no more; it's the last really big film of the summer and all eyes are on it now. I spoke to Ayer about the pressure that comes with such a project, delving into the massive DC library, dealing with Jared Leto's Joker antics, his take on BATMAN V SUPERMAN, what's in store for him next and more.

I guess entering the DCU has kept you pretty busy?

Yeah, that's an understatement.

Has your life been more stressful since taking on Suicide Squad?

It comes in waves. You know, making any film is a trial. It's interesting because the scrutiny and attention and fan interest is definitely a new thing for me, but it's pretty f*cking cool.

How was Comic-Con for you?

Comic-Con was a great time. It's like seeing it through a soda straw, though. The most amazing thing was, I was being led down this random corridor at the convention center and all of a sudden the doors open and we're on the main floor of the convention for the signing, and there's so many people. [Laughs] And they're so excited, and that's really humbling. This is why I'm making the movie, for them.

When you first started writing the script, how did you balance trying to please the fans who know the title so well while also opening it up to audiences who don't necessarily know the characters?

You can do both. For people who don't know the materials, you have to give them enough information so they can track the film. And at the same time, I think the secret to keeping the fans happy is you have to know canon. It's interesting, because sometimes canon conflicts with itself and you have to decide what you're going to pull from. I think as long as you can justify the choices and explain them. I think they can tell if you care about the characters and you care about the universe.

Did you have trouble deciding which characters to include?

There was the New 52 version, and that had a pretty specific line-up right there, and then it was really about finding who else we can pull into this that I can build the movie around. That's the Crocs of the world and the Enchantress. You know, there's so much material. Geoff Johns sent me a literal 12-foot stack of comics. "Okay, I guess I better get reading!" There's a lot of research and a lot of work to understand all this.

Did you have a favorite character to write?

I think for me, Harley was very interesting to develop. She was kind of the scariest character to write. Once I knew I could write her, once her voice started coming through onto the page, that's when I started to feel much more comfortable about the project and where I was going with the movie.

How about Joker? He's the guy who gets the most attention; was it intimidating to approach that character?

Absolutely. You're trying to stand on the shoulders of giants. Heath is in the pantheon, it's an incredible performance. You start with little baby steps. Jared was so courageous in being willing to tackle this. He's a method actor, which means total commitment. He was one of the first guys to come onto the movie, and bit by bit, I started to see him channel the Joker, and finally when he showed up on set in wardrobe and make-up and in character, it was sort of riveting.

What's it like directing him? Are you directing Jared, or are you directing the Joker?

I'm directing the Joker. It's... you do it with caution. You do it with a lot of respect. I called him Mr. J or Joker on the set. By going at it the way he did, he really raised the bar for the rest of the cast. It really helped make the movie kind of real for everybody involved.

What was your take on all the weird stuff he was doing, sending rats to the rest of the cast and the like?

I was there when Margot opened the box and the rat came out. [Laughs] It was interesting. Joker is this anarchic character, the Clown Prince of Crime. These guys all know each other and everybody's a grownup. It's just a teeny portion of a much bigger process of bringing that cast together.

You guys were making this before Batman V. Superman came out, and of course that film received very mixed reviews. Do you feel there's more riding on Suicide Squad based on the reaction to Batman V. Superman?

I think the pressure is always to make a good movie, and in this day and age you have to expect the pressure. We kind of started out as the cool little brother, and now there's definitely a lot of scrutiny, but they're doing amazing things over there. Geoff Johns really has a handle on where this universe is going. A lot of talented directors, it's going to be a beautiful thing. I'm pretty confident, and I'm proud to be one of the ships in this big fleet that's coming at the world.

What was your opinion of Batman V. Superman?

I liked it a lot. I love Zack; he is probably the biggest fan of DC Comics. He has an incredible passion in a very specific way, a specific take on it. He's a smart guy, and I think he heard everybody, he heard them loud and clear, and you grow and you evolve. I thought it was a stunning movie, absolutely stunning. I wish I could get some of those shots in the can. The guy's an amazing visualist.

Is this a world you'd like to continue playing in? Is there another Suicide Squad story you'd like to tell?

It is sort of addictive, I'll tell you that. Having all these resources and working at this scale, and it is great to work on something that gets so much attention. We'll see. We made this really cool, crazy film family, let's see where the journey takes us and see how the fans respond to the film.

What DC character would you like to tackle if the opportunity were to present itself?

If everything was on the table? I love Superman, I think Superman would be amazing. There's so many; it's such an insanely rich universe, there's so much depth to it. You could literally open up the encyclopedia of characters and stab your finger at a page and you'd have an amazing character.

For your next movie, are you looking forward to doing something a little smaller? Do you want to jump back into another big budget flick?

Right now I have a project with Will called Bright that I start shooting in the fall. It's a much smaller film and it gives me an opportunity to have a little fun and figure out the future. ... ore-106-02

- Joel Kinnaman sobre el intenso régimen de entrenamiento, las posibles secuelas y los desagradables regalos de Jared Leto (Variety):
Joel Kinnaman sobre el intenso régimen de entrenamiento, las posibles secuelas y los desagradables regalos de Jared Leto
Por Brent Lang 01 Agosto, 2016 | 12:52PM PT

The name Joel Kinnaman is likely to draw a blank from the average moviegoer.

He’s more “that tall, lanky guy from ‘The Killing,'” or the fellow who had the misfortune of playing “Robocop” in the ill-conceived 2014 reboot. However, his days of relative anonymity may be over. Kinnaman helps anchor “Suicide Squad” as Rick Flag, the field leader of the team of super villains and criminals. He’s a brusque military man, tasked with running herd over the baddest of the bad. The film co-stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, and Jared Leto as the Joker. It’s expected to dominate the box office this weekend, opening to as much as $125 million.

Kinnaman spoke with Variety about his intense training regimen, “Suicide Squad” sequels, and the disgusting gifts he received from Leto.

Tom Hardy originally had your role, but he had to drop out to finish “The Revenant.” How did you get the part?

I was following this project very jealously from the sidelines. All these new cast members were being added, and nobody was calling me. Then I heard about Tommy dropping out. My reps called me and said they’d set up a meeting for me with [director] David Ayer. We sat down in a bar in Toronto and we hit it off. We understood where we were coming from.

In the audition, we just hit it off. The room was gelling. He proved he was an actor’s director. I come from the theater initially, so I respond very well to getting stuff thrown at you. It helps me show what I can do.

How did you prepare?

The first thing David told me was “get big.” So I did that. I gained 35 pounds in three months. Trained a lot. Ate a lot. I did gain a little too much on the belly, so I had to lose that.

I became close with our military advisers on the film. Two of them were former Navy SEALS who went on to become CIA operators. These guys were real life Rick Flags. We went through intense training. We’d go out in the woods and backpack with 50 pounds. They wanted to drain me physically and deprive me of sleep. For 60 hours we’d be doing these workouts. They’d show me videos of cartel beheadings and torture. The most awful things I’ve ever seen. The whole thing culminated with this six-hour exercise where they’d take over this abandoned meat locker — like this underground maze. They enlisted 15 to 20 Canadian military guys. We did these scenarios. Like hostage situations. We’d use blanks, but it was still crazy.

They showed me how you shoot or enter rooms. The most important part was the attitude. This guy isn’t just a top tier operator. He is a commander.

Did Jared Leto stay in character as the Joker throughout the shoot?

Yeah, he sure did. It was amazing to watch him work. I knew Jared before. I knew him personally. But I didn’t see that guy throughout the whole shoot. I met Mr. J. a couple of times. He was magnetic. He pulled off an amazing performance. The commitment and the concentration that he had was inspiring to watch.

He sent me some presents. He sent me a couple of used condoms. A couple of dildos. Some anal beads. Someone asked me, “Did you send him any presents back?” I’m like, “when someone sends you a used condom, I don’t want to play anymore. I don’t like your game, and I don’t want to play.”

Did the cast bond?

It was pretty much a love fest. When you look at what Jared did, sort of setting himself apart, it’s undeniable that concentration gets results. You look at what Daniel Day-Lewis does and it’s the same thing. The detail of his work and the amount of time he spent practicing with the character. It’s just awesome.

What I think you lose with working in that way is the creativity of the ensemble. You have all these artists, these great artists together, and when you are social and when you are playing around, there’s a sense of humor that you can build together. You understand each other’s idiosyncrasies. Even if there’s a contentious relationship between your characters, there’s a humor that you can put into things. You can build comedy into those relationships. That’s what we were after with the squad.

I heard you all got tattoos together?

Yes. That was a great life decision.

Are you signed for more “Suicide Squad” sequels? Will Rick Flag appear in other DC Comics movies?

We’ll see. Maybe we’ll make more “Suicide Squad” movies. Who knows? The audience will decide.

If there’s like military involved in one of the other films than maybe they’ll call me. You can definitely see how Amanda Waller [the government agent played by Viola Davis] has a place in the other films. Maybe I’ll tag along with her.

There were reportedly a lot of re-shoots to fix the tone of the film and make it funnier. Was that true?

No. We did 95% action. It was just added action. That was a constructed narrative. It surprised me that it gets traction with people who should understand the film business better. Any film with a $125 or $135 million budget always has a block of re-shoots. Some do a week and some do a full month. It’s built into it. When you do a regular film the editor and the director will put together the movie and think, “Oh man, if we just had a little beat. It would elevate that.” But they have to work around it and work with what they have. On these big films they always have the luxury of going back and getting that beat and elevating it even more.

We’re all scheduled for a re-shoot period before we start the film. They put so much money into the shooting of these films and the marketing that to them it’s always worth getting it right.

Have you seen your “Suicide Squad” action figure yet?

I’m pretty much a veteran in the action figure game. I got my “RoboCop.” I got my “Suicide Squad.” It’s what I do.

You seem to do a lot of different types of projects. Indie films, television, big budget adventures. Do you fear typecasting?

That’s the main challenge. I try to do as many roles as I can. My favorite actors play very different kinds of parts. If I were ever to be so lucky to have an audience that was anticipating a film that I was going to do, I would love for them to have a feeling when my film was coming out to be thinking, “I wonder what he’s going to do with this role.” ... 201827745/

- No Pain, No Gain: "Suicide Squad" Cast Details Brutal Bonding Exercises (CBR):
No Pain, No Gain: "Suicide Squad" Cast Details Brutal Bonding Exercises
Brett White 02 Agosto 2016

Appropriate for an ensemble film, the cast of "Suicide Squad" seems to have bonded into a true unit over the course of filming the upcoming Warner Bros./DC Comics film. Not only did they all bond over Jared Leto's interesting gifts, they all got tattoos to mark their experience. During a press conference promoting the supervillain team-up film, the "Suicide Squad" cast talked more about the lengths director David Ayer had them go to to become a tight-knit group.

"David Ayer has a very interesting process of getting actors into their characters," said Will Smith, who plays the master marksman Deadshot. "Manipulation, domination, torture... [Laughs] So we all got in a room and he had it essentially much more like therapy than it was a character creation. We sat and talked about our lives and we got really close, [shared] our triumphs and tribulations and trials and then at the most opportune moment -- Joel [Kinnaman] described it best -- [Ayer] would completely betray us [Laughs]."

"It's a process, it's like a gymnasium for acting is the way I look at it," said Ayer. "I needed these guys to feel like best friends on camera, and when you're with your best friend, you share secrets. You talk about your inner life. There's a way you talk to a really close friend. I wanted them to have that energy, and the fastest way to get there was to have them beat the hell out of each other, share their secrets."

"That's what friends do," added Margot Robbie, who plays Harley Quinn. The Joker himself, Jared Leto, dryly added, "That's also how you start a cult."

The bonding wasn't just emotional in nature; the cast actually did "beat the hell out of each other," as Ayer said. "David was a champ," said Adam Beach, who plays Squad member Slipknot. "He'd show up, train with us, beat us up. There was this moment when he was sparring with Karen [Fukuhara], and she got it in the nose."

"After he punched me in the face, he said, 'You gotta block your face Karen,'" said Fukuhara with a laugh. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje jumped in and said that Fukuhara, who plays Katana, then took any frustrations she had out on him during their sparring session. "[Ayer] made me push so many weights and get big, and when I got to the size for Killer Croc and I'm thinking I was ready, he said, 'Now you gotta fight Karen,'" recalled Akinnuoye-Agbaje. "And look at the size of her -- but she beat the crap outta Croc."

"I could go all out because Adewale's so big and strong," said Fukuhara. "I could just punch away."

But all the physical exertion on set wasn't without a cost -- even if some of the injuries came during moments of relative calm. "When you're 47, no injuries are mild injuries anymore," joked Smith. "I tore my calf a couple weeks in, and it what's terrible is, you do it doing nothing. I wasn't doing anything. We're sparring and I step back to throw a shot, and my calf popped. You can hear it. People could hear it, and everybody's like, 'Oh, that's not good. Whatever that sound was, that's not a good sound.'"

Kinnaman added that he also had the "exact same" injury during filming. "I was just trying to show sympathy," he joked.

Robbie also received a few injuries, and her Harley Quinn outfit didn't help. "I had less layers to hide padding and stuff doing stunts, so that made it a little painful," said Robbie. "I thought I broke my rib at one point, but I actually just tore the muscles off the rib instead of breaking it. But it was fine, it was towards the end."

Co-star Jai Courtney pointed out one stunt involving Robbie jumping off of a helicopter that caused the actress to wince. "That hurt so much," she recalled. "You got up, knees raw, arms bleeding," said Courtney.

"The emotional stuff was definitely more difficult," said Robbie. "Exposing my most vulnerable sides to everyone in the room who were strangers at that point was incredibly hard. Trying to figure out the dynamic between Harley and Joker and why she is so devoted to this guy that tries to kill her occasionally, I mean, it took me a while to get my head around. The physical side was more fun than challenging."

Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis and more, "Suicide Squad" opens on August 5. ... -exercises

- Suicide Squad Interview: el Director habla sobre los villanos, la historia de DC, Batman y más (screenrant):
Suicide Squad Interview: el Director habla sobre los villanos, la historia de DC, Batman y más
Por Andrew 03 Agosto 2016

It may seem like it’s been years coming (because it has), but the day has finally arrived when David Ayer’s Suicide Squad will be leaping from the pages of DC Comics to the big screen – aided by some Oscar winners and up-and-coming stars. A new franchise? How about a new building block in the billion-dollar DC Extended Universe, a brand new take on the Joker, and the first appearance of magic, madness, and countless villains and characters joining the shared comic book sandbox.

The launch won’t be a painless one, of course, as the first wave of early critical reviews hinted, if not exclaimed that the sky was falling. And just as quickly, the fans were ready to push back (and had praise from other DC filmmakers and comic book superfans behind them). Mass audiences will have their say soon enough, and judge for themselves whether director David Ayer’s future in the DCEU is only beginning, or is over almost as fast as it began.

But in an effort to give fans or moviegoers curious or excited for the film one last lens through which to view it, there’s no better time for insights straight from the director’s ear. We had the opportunity to speak at length with Ayer during our visit to the film’s set near halfway through production, discussing Jared Leto’s Joker, the current state of comic book movies, and the potential of the DC Universe. Our entire interview follows below.

Since we are sitting outside of Deadshot’s cell, I wanted to ask about casting Will Smith – who has made a career of playing the hero on the big screen – and casting him in this role where he’s maybe not such a hero.


He’s an antihero and not supervillain? Are we making that distinction?

Well, he’s a supervillain. He’s a bad guy. They’re all bad guys. That’s the beauty of this. That’s the fun of the genre. I think Will is incredibly versatile and can handle any kind of role you throw at him. It’s funny because none of the normal words apply. I wouldn’t say “He’s the father figure of the team,” because it’s like herding cats. They don’t care.

But he definitely has that leadership quality. It’s a great character for him because I think all these characters are conflicted and complex. So many times you feel like in this genre, they’re trying to inject complexities into what’s a very black and white character. Good guys, who are gonna do the good thing. It’s very easy to get ahead of them in plotting because you always know what the good guy’s gonna do. These guys can do anything. They’re not bound by the normal rules. That’s what makes it so fun to play in this space.

I mean, you’re talking to the guy who wrote Training Day. So for me, it’s not going too far. It’s very easy to go too far. At the end of the day, they’re people with lives. They’re people who’ve made bad decisions. You get into the question of, “Are you your worst day? Are you your worst act that you’ve ever committed? And should that define you?” And when you are defined in that way, is it immutable? Can you change? Can you learn? Can you grow? So a lot of this is about people that have been defined in an incredibly negative way and have absorbed that, and are maybe discovering that they’re not so bad after all.

Your films are in the streets or in the military, very grounded in very contemporary realism or historical realism. What attracted you to finally getting into this world that has magic and super powers?

It’s interesting. It was really Fury because that was all about world creation even though it’s a depiction of a historical event. You’re trying to recreate things that exist and existed. Every asset on camera has to be created, located, sourced, bought, rented, painted… It’s not like you can run downtown and swing a camera. So that taught me to think in terms of creating a visual world and creating a layered, visual world. I got excited to then take that level of control of what goes in front of the camera, and apply it to this genre.

Plus, as a storyteller, there’s a mythological power in comic books. In a lot of ways, comic book characters are really avatars for gods. They’re very much like the Greek or Roman pantheon. There’s something about the epic quality of that kind of character, of these characters that are avatars and almost have these superhuman powers, and some do have superhuman powers. And then to reverse engineer that into a psychologically realistic space and execution, it just seems like the perfect assignment for me.

What was some of the comic book material that you looked at that really inspired you? Were you looking at the Ostrander or the new Glass stuff? And obviously taking characters that have never been part of the Suicide Squad comics and putting them in this movie.

All of the above. I think you almost have to go back to the beginnings and look at Kane’s Batman, and look at the origins of Superman and start there and work your way through the canon and how it’s evolved as society has changed. Certain elements haven’t changed and certain elements have. The revolution going into the 90s and then the graphic novel and [Frank] Miller’s work – you sort of have to look at all that.

So for me, it was going into the original Suicide Squad, which was very interesting because it’s a product of the bipolar world. These guys were fighting the Russians. It was very 80s and I’m a child of the 80s, so I totally understand where they were coming from. Then, you can really see how in today’s world, where the government sometimes engages in murky activities to solve problems and make us safe, you could sort of see something like this happening and how it would happen today.

Can you talk about how you narrowed down which characters you were going to use and how they best served the story?

Deadshot’s just a no-brainer because he’s just a core element of that team. And then I got attracted to Harley through the New 52 version, but then I really started going, “Okay, what’s this character? [laughs]” Then you get absorbed in her standalone things and then you get into her origins and her relationship with Joker. It’s so defining that… it’s salt and pepper. You gotta have one with the other. They go together like a knife and fork.

It is a lot of fun to see Boomerang, who is sort of the most villainous of all these characters. It’s been a blast creating this absolutely kinetic, out-of-control, force of nature with Jai [Courtney]. You know the character paradigms, he’s like ‘Evil Chaotic.’ It’s like building a family and you just look for who’s going to be complementary to each other and this is a new venture and it’s a lot of characters to introduce. You’re looking for that team and that family with interlocking skills that will complement everybody else’s.

Building off that, were there any characters that you considered putting in, but had to cut out?

It’s crazy how many characters there are– ’cause they keep killing them all, blowing their heads off. That’s the beauty of this too, is no one’s safe. No matter who’s in the movie, they are not safe. Anything could happen. And yeah, there’s definitely early rosters, but I think the core team was always there.

Can you talk about the conception of the Joker this time around, especially coming years after we had that iconic role?

Yeah, I mean, you want to talk about the third rail of comic book movies. You know, when you have someone as talented as Jared, and then I think when you just accept that… Heath happened. Dark Knight happened. And you just move forward. It’s one of the oldest, most well-known villains in modern culture, and to leave him fallow, I think, would be a shame.

I don’t know how to say it, he’s so… we instantly know who he is. We know how he makes us feel. We know how he’s going to behave. Just one little drawn picture of him, and a character that fantastically iconic and powerful almost emerges himself. And once you start touching that character, and playing with that character, he really does reveal himself in a lot of ways. And he’s so defined.

Jared’s done nothing short of just utterly transforming himself and has done an incredible amount of work. The mannerisms, his voice, everything. And when he steps on set, you feel it, you feel the energy. The crew feels it. It’s going to be… I believe, nothing short of a revelation.

Does he talk to you in his Joker voice?

He’s in character. When he shows up here, he’s in character. He’s in his trailer, he’s in character. He emails me, he’s in character, it’s like…’whoa.’ He’s a little f***ing scary to be honest. It’d be nice to see Jared again. It’s been a while.”

We’ve heard a lot today about the Eyes of Adversary. Could you talk a little bit about that concept and maybe put them into context for us in the course of the film?

Yeah… ‘I had a dream.’ Have you guys seen ’em? They’re pretty disturbing… yeah, they’re really disturbing. It’s hard to come up with bad guys, and it’s hard to come up with creatures. I think it’s one of the most difficult things. If you look at modern development in film, it’s brutal. You want to do something fresh, yet, I also want to do something very specific to this world and unique. And I think we kind of nailed it. It’s sort of related to the bad guy stuff, and the bad guy stuff is very much a sealed, locked box.

But, it’s an idea, it’s a concept that you came up with? It’s not from anything in the comic books? It’s your own creation and addition to the movie?

Only in the sense that if you look at Joker, he has his henchmen. There’s always the henchmen concept in comic books. The specific visuals and what they are and how they work, sure. But, it’s very much out of canon that you have these armies of servants.

Obviously, you may have heard that there are a lot of DC Comic movies that are going to be coming out now. How much connective tissue is there into the past and future of this new DC Cinematic Universe? How do you apply that idea that they are building this bigger world?

…Watch this space. Get ready. That’s all I’ll say. Just get ready.

Suicide Squad Batman Trailer Swimming Suicide Squad Interview: Director Talks Villains, DC History, Batman & More
Just to go on that, can you talk about incorporating Batman? Was that in the original script? Was that something Warner Brothers came to you about or did it stem from conversations with Zack Snyder?

If you’re going to do a DC comic book movie, you want Batman. I’m a little bit of a fanboy, you know, I grew up reading Batman comics and there was the old Adam West show and everything. I had the toy car. It’s something important to me. I think it’s every filmmaker’s dream to be able to be given such an iconic asset like that and really to see… when the suit shows up on set, and you have Ben in the suit, it’s really like…. “F***!” It’s really cool.

Grown men cry.

Yes, grown men cry.

Was Batman in the original script though?

Absolutely. The short answer is, “Yes.”

As a filmmaker, do you look at this as a stand-alone picture? “I’m going to make one movie,” even though I’m sure the studios and everyone would love a trilogy to come out. Do you just look at one or do you set threads for possible sequels?

Because of the nature of the comic book universe, and the DC Universe, it’s really a fractal. It’s really infinite anyway you could go. Especially the DC Universe, I think is one of the most complex fiction universes, I mean with the Crisis, and pre-Crisis, and the multidimensional nature and all the timelines and everything like that. And each one of these characters could be their own film, you know? The Suicide Squad could be a zillion films.

The backbone of this story is right out of canon and it’s one comic book. I’m not going to say which one, eventually people will figure it out, but that’s just one out of a two-foot stack. The potential is always there, but as a filmmaker, you have to make the movie work and stand it up on its own two legs and be utterly complete as an experience. Otherwise, you’re doing the movie injustice.

You said Joker was the third rail when it comes to comic book fans, but Harley Quinn is a character that people have been demanding more and more of. When you touched on it earlier, you implied it might not have been “I’ve got to put Harley in this movie. That’s my reason for doing it.” It just came out naturally.

I wanted Harley. She’s freaking cool, and she represents so many dichotomies in today’s world where everything is sensitive, and you can’t talk about anything, and you can’t represent anything, and you can’t do anything… she doesn’t care. She transcends everything. And that’s what’s so fascinating about her, you know? She’s so many things, and such a powerful woman who’s living life on her own terms, and so honestly in the moment, and a person of this incredible joy in the moment. It’s great to be able to work with that character, and Margot is knocking her out of the park. She’s doing her own stunts, too. I’ve never seen that. Incredible.

You have about a month left of shooting. Is there something, or someone, that really took you by surprise once you got into the shooting process and started putting stuff on film?

It’s such a huge animal that it’s almost hard to break it up that way. The good news is everything came together. Everything worked because when you prep a movie, it’s guess work. Will this work? Will the wardrobe work? Will the costumes work? Will this characterization that the actors are doing work? The special effects. The methodology. The techniques. Everything is so in camera and realistic and practical. And sure, there’s CG, but we don’t want to lean on it. All these guesses somehow came together.

But it’s less about any one thing and more about how shocking the chemistry between the actors has become. They’re thick as thieves, it’s like… they’re scary together [laughs]. They’re like this little gang now. They’re truly like a posse, it’s a wonder to behold and that’s not normal in this business, sadly, because I think it’s a very isolated business. You have actors and they go from show to show, and travel, live out of suitcases. It’s a very isolated lifestyle. And I think people understand that so to see people who willingly hang out on set when they’re not working, and they’re always together, even when they don’t have to be is kind of… it’s rare. It’s very rare.

How would you describe the tone of the movie? The early buzz is it’s very dark. There were reports that you had therapists on set for the actors. Today we’ve been getting a lot about how funny it is. I wanted to get your perspective on it.

It’s both. I think it’s both. Drama – you know, the Greek symbol for drama is happy mask, sad mask. If you have too much of one, it’s imbalanced. And I think the best movies are the ones that can make you double over in laughter and cry. Which I hope this will do for the audience. I think people will be really surprised by how much humor is in the movie. But at the same time, it’s honest, situational, character-based humor versus like, the low hanging fruit, You know? You really believe it, it’s really germane to these characters.

You want Suicide Squad to be real and gritty, but you also have the Enchantress, who is a magical character. What was the thought process behind introducing the supernatural element?

Think of it this way: religion, mythology, magic is something that’s been through human history, throughout human history. The belief in the supernatural, belief in transformative abilities and everything. So if you look to the past, how did people understand and think of things, and even today there’s people of incredible faith who believe in miracles, and there’s a pantheon of world gods, all with these amazing inspired abilities. So all the answers are there.

We have to ask about a PG-13 Rating. Not saying you can’t make a film like this without gore or bullets, but the subject matter of these characters seem to be so adult. What’s that like from a filmmaker’s perspective and trying to tell a story with that?

What are we saying about rating? …It’s NC-17. I’m weirdly not worried about it. It’s like, it’s going to be what it’s going to be. I think it’s going to be a lot more accessible than people think. I really believe that. I got kids, I want my kids to see this.

Outside of the comic books, were there any other movies that you assigned to your cast and crew as reference points for the movie?

It’s character specific. With Joel, he’s playing like a Tier-1 crew military officer, you know, in the special forces community so I really loaded him up with material that could kind of give an understanding of the mindset and lifestyle… There’s this book by Charlie Beckwith about Delta Force, a great, great book and really inspirational… about the constitution of this sort of person.

With Margot, you know, it was books about psychopathology. She’s supposed to be a psychiatrist, she’s a trained person. Harley is this kid who grew up in Brooklyn, poor family, her dad was in and out of prison, and all this stuff. So these are all layers to research, and what is the core of this character, and then how do you build up from there? So she should understand all these things. I mean she went to hospitals and things like that, everybody got really deep into their work.

Jared, once all is said and done, I think it’ll be fantastic to share the work he’s done and the layers and research. He’s one of the first guys I worked with and cast in this. Everybody’s done their real world work, again, because we all want these characters to feel as realistic as possible, which I think is what we’re doing a little bit different here.

As a filmmaker, how are you dealing with the fan anticipation and the fan scrutiny on a movie like this? What’s that like dealing with the DC world?

It’s impetus to not f*** it up. Look, I’m a fan, too. So I believe in canon, and I believe in being respectful to how storylines and characters interlock, and understanding how not to break things I think is the number one thing. How not to break a character, how not to do something that encroaches in the storylines and histories that have come before.

I think you have to be really… yeah, it’s like archaeology.

Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016, followed by Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017; Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash and Batman solo movie are currently without release dates. ... avid-ayer/

- Suicide Squad: 17 cosas que aprendimos de David Ayer (empiremagazine):
Suicide Squad: 17 cosas que aprendimos de David Ayer
Por Emma Thrower 10 Aug 2016

“We’re bad guys, it’s what we do!” Now that David Ayer’s Suicide Squad has arrived in cinemas, we can finally see just how detestable this bunch of bad guys really are. And, now the film’s out, we can also get to the nitty gritty of all of those pre-release rumours – and whether any of them manifested in the final film. Director Ayer talked us through some of his previous cuts, why his latest film is an “anarchic punk rock art movie”, and his responsibility to the DC Extended Universe at large.

WARNING: there are spoilers for Suicide Squad throughout this article.

1. The original script started in Belle Reve

"The very first script started in Belle Reve and told the backstories of everybody in these sort of flashback montages. The original conception is that there would be these memory bursts as they sat in their cells recalling their previous lives and also get the audience up to speed about who they are and how they ended up there. The first impulse was always to do a montage in the first act, but you chase different things."

2. It’s an ‘anarchic punk rock art movie’

"The film is really the journey of the soul. I know this is going to provoke incredible howls of outrage, but it’s really this anarchic punk rock art movie. June Moone goes into this cave where she becomes possessed by this alter-ego that’s hypersexual and primitive and destructive and vengeful. Everybody who has to take her down experiences their own sort of ‘dark night of the soul’ as Enchantress offers up this fantasy reality where she can provide them with a false nirvana, false happiness. The film, in a lot of ways, is really about the splitting of the personality and addiction, and the dark side of the soul."

3. It was the bat way or no way

"When I signed on, I explicitly asked for Batman. Everything’s always done in his viewpoint, in this case we see Batman through the eyes of the baddies that he arrests, so I thought it was important to show how he takes them down."

4. There’s no R-rated cut

"You could easily make this R-rated by having two F-bombs or someone smoke a cigarette. But that’s not what I think people mean when they ask for an R-rated version, so it was always meant to be a PG-13. It’s a decision you make before you turn the cameras on."

5. Scott Eastwood isn’t playing Dick Grayson. Or Roy Harper. Sorry

"He's Flag's right-hand man, GQ, a fairly straightforward military character."

6. Only two Skwad members were ever going to snuff it

"There was never a third. It’s pretty standard in the structure of all the Suicide Squad stories that somebody rebels against the system and gets executed by Amanda [Waller] or Flag, so it was important to show the consequences. You’re always wrestling with something like this, you know, 'Why would the bad guys play along?'."

7. Boomerang’s pink plush unicorn, ‘Pinky’, was a late addition

"[Pinky] was actually intended to be a piece of set decoration in one of our office building sets. I thought [Boomerang] needed a little something kind of fun and silly and it kept appearing throughout the film. It became a bit of a mascot. Yes, [he’s a] Brony. Which is fine. I think it’s a good thing and gives him a little hobby besides robbing banks."

8. The Joker owes his ‘damaged’ tattoo to the Boy Wonder

"This is sort of my personal thing and maybe less about a larger connection. But Joker killed Robin and Batman basically smashes his teeth out and locks him up in Arkham Asylum. It’s in the asylum where Joker would have done the ‘damaged’ tattoo as a message to Batman saying, 'You’ve damaged me. I was so beautiful before and now you’ve destroyed my face.' That’s where the grill comes from."

9. The version you see in cinemas is the ‘dossier’ version

"There’s a linear version we did where it opens up with June in the cave and tells the story in sequence with the arrests and Batman, and then we go to Belle Reve. Honestly, there may be six or seven different versions of the film. In that version, [test] audiences were left with a lot of questions and a little disoriented as to who to watch and why. So we came up with what we call the ‘dossier’ version which has Amanda presenting the backstories and origins of the various members."

10. Amanda Waller gets what Amanda Waller wants

"She’s an intelligence officer, and if you start running down the logic trails of things and you have this Batman figure acting as a vigilante – and at this point he’s been doing it for maybe 20 years – the intelligence services would absolutely figure out who this guy is and where he comes from. You’d put a friggin’ drone over Gotham City and just track the guy, it’s only logical. Amanda Waller would somehow get this information. There’s something fascinating in how she could wrangle these monsters. She has to be an apex predator in order to control them."

11. Ayer has no regrets over Slipknot’s early demise

"You have to pick and choose your battles, and Slipknot gets his head blown off pretty quickly. I made a commitment early on not to try and create some kind of misdirect, because when you have that many characters, every frame of real estate is priceless. I didn’t want to invest in that real estate to create some misdirect, because after opening night everyone knows he dies anyway."

12. Pink Floyd inspired a scene involving The Joker

"Yes, there’s some onesies (you can just see a baby onesie in the top right of the above picture). Some roses, some onesies, some piano keys, cell phones, laptops, obviously a lot of knives and weapons, a lot of empty bottles and some tied-off bags of god knows what. It was inspired a little bit from Pink Floyd, the movie when Pete goes insane in the hotel room."

13. Ayer didn’t feel constrained by the DC Cinematic Universe at large

"Initially there was a lot of discussion about how to connect to the Justice League movie. Obviously in continuity this is post-Batman V Superman, but Wonder Woman is an earlier timeline than this so I was kind of free and clear of any friendly fire. But Flash and Aquaman are sort of in present day timelines, so we just had to steer clear of all that. My best analogy is: this is a fleet of ships crossing the ocean, but you get to be captain of your own vessel."

14. Don’t call Jared Leto’s performance a cameo

"I think there was an expectation of what the film should have been. People really wanted more Joker and wanted him to be an A-plot component. And it’s funny how the critics call it a cameo but he has some fantastic sequences that are really important for the film. He really influences the journey quite a bit."

15. There’s a reason The Flash captured Captain Boomerang

"Boomerang is a Flash character, a Flash villain, traditionally. So it only made sense that it would be The Flash that captured him, so we dropped Ezra [Miller] in for his brief cameo. There’s a history of rivalry between them."

16. Amanda Waller is the mission

"The movie is basically Amanda Waller covering up her mistake, because she was the one that decided to use Enchantress as part of the original core Suicide Squad. Waller deploys her to clean up this entity that appears, which unbeknownst to Amanda is actually Enchantress’s brother. So Enchantress engineers her escape from Amanda Waller and then Waller decides to cover it up by having the Suicide Squad rescue her and get her out of that city. It’s funny because the plot gets deemed as being incredibly simple, but it’s actually extremely complex!"

17. So just what is on Griggs’ (Ike Barinholtz) internet history?

"I think it’s better left unsaid! I think he does a lot of eBay shopping." ... -spoilers/

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- Otro miembro de la "Justice League" aparecerá en el "Suicide Squad":
Por un rodaje de última hora, otro miembro más de la "Justice League" aparecerá en la película del "Suicide Squad".

Según informan varias fuentes, "The Flash" también aparecerá en la película de Ayer que llegará a nuestras pantallas la próxima semana.

Ezra Miller, quien interpreta al héroe, recientemente terminó de rodar una escena que será insertada en la película. No está claro si esta escena fue rodada en Abril, cuando la película rodó de nuevo algunas escenas durante una semana, o si fue más recientemente.

La WB no ha hecho comentarios al respecto.

Según informan, la escena no será una escena post-créditos, sino que será insertada en la película.

La película ya tiene un enorme interés entre la audiencia, pero el hecho de que el estudio haya añadido a 'The Flash' ahora en el proceso es un testamento de cómo se ve al personaje como algo integral en el Universo Extendido de DC y también como un integrante que puede unir muchas historias.

Los fans parece que han aceptado a Miller en el personaje, quien es menos serio y más joven que Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill) o Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), y también recalca el deseo del estudio de interrelacionar sus películas para rivalizar con el éxito de los "Avengers" de Marvel.

Ahora, la pregunta es si también lo veremos en la película de "Wonder Woman". ... ter-914995? ... 201826123/ ... quad-cameo?

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- Meet: The Suicide Squad (Warner Bros) – Suicide Squad Character Corner (Poporn Talk) -Playlist-: ... wEJPg4SNCn

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- Nuevas imágenes de 'Harley Quinn' y 'Joker' compartidas por Jared Leto y Clay Enos:


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- Portada de la revista "Famous Monsters of Filmland":


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- SUICIDE SQUAD - Official International Spot #4:

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- "Medieval Warfare" by Grimes [AUDIO - OST]:

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- Suicide Squad: Exclusive Featurette with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, David Ayer & More:

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