The Good, The Bad & The Crazy

With the movie set of open in cinemas 4 Aug, we thought we’d get you up to speed on everything you need to know about Task Force X!

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Jared Leto got so immersed in playing The Joker and he wouldn’t break out of character on set even when he wasn’t filming. He even sent his fellow cast members “Joker-like” presents: a rat to Margot Robbie and bullets to Will Smith and a dead hog for the whole crew. Scott Eastwood, Leto’s best friend, commented that Leto frightened him at times with his behavior.

This movie will be released on the 50th anniversary of the Joker’s live-action debut (Cesar Romero in both Batman (1966) and Batman: The Movie (1966)).

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Tom Hardy was originally cast as Rick Flag but dropped out to do The Revenant (2015). Hardy had previously played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), who was a former member of the Suicide Squad in the comic books. Hardy later expressed his regret at leaving the role, given he didn’t want to lose the work.

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In an interview with Empire Magazine, Zack Snyder stated that each member of the Suicide Squad has a vendetta against Batman as he is the one responsible for them all being behind bars at the start of the film.

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Ben Affleck is the first actor to portray Batman in two movies helmed by different directors. He is also the first actor to portray Batman in two different movies within the same year.

Part of the film is set in Midway City. In the DC Comics, this was the home of the superhero couple Hawkman and Hawkgirl.

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Blake Lively turned down the role of Enchantress. Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, Megan Fox, Ellen Page, Krysten Ritter, Emma Stone, Alicia Vikander, Shailene Woodley, Emilia Clarke and Alexandra Daddario were all considered for the role.

The teaser trailer of the movie was viewed more times within three weeks than both of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) trailers.

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A psychologist was hired because of the dark and tormenting nature of the film. His task was to keep the cast grounded.

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The film’s cast includes 3 Academy Award winners: Jared Leto, Ben Affleck, Common; and two nominees: Viola Davis and Will Smith.

THERE WILL BE A MID CREDITS SCENE!

Suicide Squad opens in cinemas 4 Aug

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