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David Ayer just ‘can’t wait’ to start Suicide Squad
From the man who wrote The Fast and the Furious and the Oscar winning Training Day, to a director who has made three movies in just under two years, David Ayer can safely say he is one busy man, and he’s not stopping there. DC comics’ Suicide Squad is his next venture, and it is something Ayer is relishing.
He talked recently on the prospect of taking on his first comic book adaption. “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.”
It sounds that already, Ayer has started ‘exploring those corridors’ as he went on to say, “I can say that it’s a Dirty Dozen with super villains. Then I can ask the question, ‘Does a movie really need good guys?’”
It would be interesting to see what he can do with a movie with no good guys, even though he has, throughout his career, been a filmmaker who likes to delve into the seedy side of the world, and explore characters with no moral compass. His second director’s job was a film called Street Kings which showed a cop (Keanu Reeves) battling against his precinct, as he has been framed for a murder he did not commit. The film proved that Ayer could not only write great crime corruption, but direct it too.
So, even though all his previous films have helped him get the Suicide Squad gig, it is actually his latest film, Fury, a WWII action drama, that he feels has prepared him adequately for the world of DC. “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.”
Money is something that has clearly been thrown at this film already, as the likes of Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Ryan Gosling, and The Wolf of Wall Street star, Margot Robbie are all being considered for roles. Right now, it looks like a fairly fresh cast in terms of comic book movies are concerned, the only actor to have been in any type of comic movie out of these four, is Tom Hardy, who played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.
Whoever these four will play, it is safe to say by Ayer’s comments that they won’t be portraying any ‘good guys’ as for anyone who doesn’t know, the Suicide Squad comics follows a team of imprisoned super villains who perform high risk missions for the U.S. Government in exchange for shorter sentences. They are known as simply, Task Force X.
When can you see Task Force X in action? Not, unfortunately, for just over 2 years as it is currently due to release on the 5th of August, 2016. That date is only five months after the other highly anticipated DC blockbuster, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. So, it is certainly an exciting time for comic book fans, be it Marvel or DC.
Let me know below if you think David Ayer is the right man to direct a Suicide Squad film adaption.