The first trailer for Suicide Squad was released as a reaction to the pirated versions that made its way onto the Internet. It wasn’t intended to a full public consumption. The second trailer though seemed to indicate that the film would have a lighter tone than its DCEU predecessor Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was funny and made excellent use of a classic Queen song. It was almost as if it was a reflection of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy. So everyone who was worried that BvS was the first step into a dark and dour superhero tone breathed a sigh of relief knowing that something could, at least, alleviate the stresses of DC’s cinematic universe’s black rain cloud.
However, there is a rumor that Suicide Squad has entered reshoots in order to make the film funnier. And apparently these reshoots won’t be cheap. According to a new report, they could run up to tens of millions of dollars. More on the story below.
Birth. Movies. Death. says the eight-figure reshoots are being done to make the film funnier and are being conducted as recently as this week. Seeing that we are just hearing of this now, it seems to be that WB is responding to some of the criticisms that BvS lacked joy. The site adds that these aren’t just jokes they are adding, but the David Ayer-directed film will have more fun in it. Meaning there will be more humor and it will be lighter – despite the title film having the word suicide in it. They will also be working on the “character moments and interactions.”
Reshoots are almost commonplace in the film industry and happen more often than you think when it comes to superhero films. Often times they are done to work out some of the issues after reactions are collected from test screenings. But these reshoots come off the heels of BvS‘s release and look to be a reactionary move to the criticism’s of BvS‘s joylessness. In which case this would be something that could improve Suicide Squad.
Recently, James Wan spoke about how Aquaman would be fun, and both Zack and Deborah Snyder have stated that Justice League Part One wouldn’t be as dark as BvS.
Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5.
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
[Source: Birth Death Movies]