Suicide Squad Is the Most Talked-About Movie of 2016 Right Now

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 10:42AM
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Suicide Squad
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 10:42AM
Suicide Squad Is the Most Talked-About Movie of 2016 Right Now
The DCEU has had a rough go of it, with the tepid reception for Man of Steel and the polarizing reception for Batman v Superman. But now, they might be able to turn it around with Suicide Squad, as the supervillain team-up film is currently the most buzzed-about 2016 movie on social media. 

According to ComScore's PreAct (via Deadline), Suicide Squad generated 66,000 mentions on social media last week alone, beating Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and other tentpoles like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. To be fair, both of these movies come out significantly later than Suicide Squad (Fantastic Beasts comes out in November while Rogue One comes out in December), so their buzz will likely increase when the release date gets closer. But the news is pretty bad for other summer blockbusters, as Suicide Squad had almost three times as many mentions as Star Trek Beyond, which comes out on July 22, as well as almost twice the mentions of Ghostbusters (July 15) and almost twelve times the mentions of The Legend of Tarzan, which hits theaters this weekend.

There have been some controversial parts of Suicide Squad, but it's still easy to see how it got so much buzz. Love him or hate him, Jared Leto's punkish Joker and the actor's potentially inappropriate behavior on set has drawn some strong reactions, not to mention that the film will have a cameo from Ben Affleck's Batman, easily one of the best parts of BvS, and the first live-action adaptation of beloved antiheroine Harley Quinn, which is already getting rave reviews and her own spin-off movie. Plus, it just looks more fun than any other DCEU movie so far, especially as a result of their delightful song choices for all the trailers so far. 



Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5.
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