I think it’s fair to say that movies based on DC comics have been a little on the dark and serious side up until now, even Superman who in the comics is a paragon of light and virtue skewed in tone much closer to Batman.
Suicide Squad wants to change that and deliver to cinema goers a movie that still exists in that same world but with an overall lighter feel. That said it plans to deliver it with characters like The Joker, Harley Quinn and Deadshot under the Suicide Squad moniker.
For those unfamiliar with the comic book series, Suicide Squad brings together criminals from all over the DC universe who have been imprisoned for serious crimes, signing up for Task Force X (the official name of the squad) gets them sent on very dangerous missions in exchange for years off their prison sentence. As you can imagine the characters being villains at heart have a unique way of getting the job done and rarely get along with their team mates.
The film launches two weeks today (August 5th) and will be shown in IMAX, 3D and 4DX (the latter features moving chairs, extra speakers, water spray and scent capsules) and features Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie as well as several other big names. Some of our guys put a podcast together discussing the movie that you can download here. There has also been several trailers this week alone which you can find below: