Warner Bros Releases 16 New Cast and Crew Interviews For Suicide Squad

Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 7:43PM
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Suicide Squad
Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 7:43PM
Warner Bros Releases 16 New Cast and Crew Interviews For Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad is now just a week away from hitting theaters, and as has been evidenced by certain news about character cameos and plot confirmations, the promotional materials seem to be getting more and more spoiler-y as the film closes in on its release date.

However, 16 new character and cast interviews were just released for the film, and thankfully, they remain relatively spoiler-free. So for all of you Suicide Squad fans diligently trying to avoid coming across major plot details for the upcoming film, you can feel free to indulge yourself knowing that perhaps the most revealing thing you'll learn is some rather minor character details.











As there are so many of the new interviews, only the most exciting ones have been posted here. However, if you watch the clips above and find yourself still wanting more, you can find the rest of them over on Batman News. 
A few of the details mentioned in the interviews were actually incredibly interesting. For instance, the fact that this iteration Harley Quinn is going to be somewhat "schizophrenic" and hears voices inside her head, which is certainly something that hasn't been talked about much before. There have been versions of the character that suffer from various similar mental ailments in the comics and video games, with perhaps the most recent example being the Harley from the Arkham series, who's playable DLC on Arkham Knight featured a variation of Batman's Detective Vision which allowed Harley to see certain cues and hear voices, one of which belonged to her past self, Dr. Harleen Quinzell. Though lots of details about this version of Harley undoubtedly take inspiration from the Arkham series, it's still terribly intriguing to know that this is yet another aspect of HQ that'll be coming to the big screen.

Likewise, it was a bit funny to hear in Will Smith's interview that the actors got so chummy that they needed reminding about their characters not being as friendly with each other at the start of the film. As David Ayer has made his career creating team films (The Fast and The Furious, Sabotage, Fury), it seems that he knows exactly how to prepare his actors to bring a sense of realism and believability to his character's onscreen interactions.

Furthermore, Cara Delevingne's comment about how the film seems so female-centric and how "the girls have the best lines" seems particularly apt. Harley is one of the focal members of the team, Enchantress is either connected to or is  the threat the team faces, and Amanda Waller is the puppet master orchestrating the whole thing. It seems that the majority of the film's most important roles all went to women, and that's certainly pleasantly unusual considering how male-centric the comic book industry has been in the past, and still is to some extent today.

A few other interesting tidbits may be that Killer Croc's look was originally "greener," but David Ayer decided to go with darker tones to make it more in-line with the idea that Croc's affliction is a skin disease, and not some crazy mutation of some sort. Just as well, this iteration of Diablo will be largely based on the New 52 version of the character. While comic readers likely already had that part figured out, it's still very cool to see the cast and crew continue to emphasize the validity of DC's more modern iterations of these characters.

Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5th.
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