Yes! Today is the day that I finally get to watch Suicide Squad. I’ve been trying my best to avoid the critic reviews and online debates from those who’ve already seen the movie. The marketing for Suicide Squad has been one of the best ones for any comic book movie, and my anticipation remains high.
Aside for the awesome trailers and addicting soundtrack, the stories from the cast and crew have been unlike anything I’ve ever read about the making of a movie. From Jared Leto’s creepy gifts to his co-stars, Margot Robbie giving the crew permanent tattoos, to Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) taking magic mushrooms while filming, and Karen Fukuhara (Katana) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc) full-contact sparing. The stories go on and on, and the more I read the more interest I become in seeing the final product.
Before you go out to watch Suicide Squad, read up on the cast talking more about prepping for the ensemble film. Knowing how director David Ayer works on building onscreen chemistry with the cast, its not surprising to see him using such unusual methods.
“David Ayer has a very interesting process of getting actors into their characters. Manipulation, domination, torture… [Laughs] So we all got in a room and he had it essentially much more like therapy than it was a character creation. We sat and talked about our lives and we got really close, [shared] our triumphs and tribulations and trials and then at the most opportune moment — Joel [Kinnaman] described it best — [Ayer] would completely betray us [Laughs].”
“It’s a process, it’s like a gymnasium for acting is the way I look at it. I needed these guys to feel like best friends on camera, and when you’re with your best friend, you share secrets. You talk about your inner life. There’s a way you talk to a really close friend. I wanted them to have that energy, and the fastest way to get there was to have them beat the hell out of each other, share their secrets.”
“The emotional stuff was definitely more difficult. Exposing my most vulnerable sides to everyone in the room who were strangers at that point was incredibly hard. Trying to figure out the dynamic between Harley and Joker and why she is so devoted to this guy that tries to kill her occasionally, I mean, it took me a while to get my head around. The physical side was more fun than challenging.”
sources: Comic Book Resources, Screen Rant