Enchantress, the powerful and evil sorceress, presented a challenge for the VFX team as Cara Delevingne filmed those scene without a costume. The plan was to digitally add her Enchantress costume. "Well look, we’re gonna shoot her in essentially a gold bikini, exposing all the skin parts that we want to see, and then we’re gonna add her costume onto her body afterwards,” VFX Supervisor Mark Breakspear told Film School Rejects. “And that in itself is an incredibly complex thing because you know you’re shooting with these cameras and you have to track every single motion of a dancing person on
set, and then add on flowing fabric and cloth.” He added, “From those tattoos they wanted it to sort of leak smoke and some sort of like aura from her body that was flowing behind her and creating this machine in the air.”
For her brother Incubus, even though the art department provided a great starting point, the VFX department was still working on his look with just three months to go until the film's release. "The art department provided a couple of drawings that captured the look and feel of Incubus," Breakspear shared with Art of VFX. "However, he was a character always in motion and we had to develop the look of his internal organs that swirled around inside him, as well as his armor."
When working on Diablo, a human flame thrower, the VFX team found it tricky get the scale right for the fire he creates from his body. "We had to create some pretty massive flame thrower moments when Mega Diablo is torching Incubus," Breakspear explained to Art of VFX. "The fire had to work on the massive scale, still look like real fire, but also allow control over where it went… and also to make sure it didn’t cover over all the action, which when we first simulated the correct dynamics, it did. So we had to cheat some of it’s behavior to get the shots that Jerome and David wanted."
Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Written and directed by David Ayer, the film starred Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis. The cast also included Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut.
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