DC Film's Suicide Squad has quite the ensemble cast, which isn't unusual for a superhero team movie. Usually such as large cast is handled by breaking the team up into smaller squads (no pun intended). Producer Richard Suckle admits that the same strategy will be used to an extent in Suicide Squad, but promises that there's plenty of action featuring the Squad's full roster as well.
"I think that it's fair to say that there is a good amount of time the Squad spends together in the movie, and there's also a good amount of time that they aren't necessarily together, whether they be individually doing something or a few of them versus all of them," Suckle said during a set visit. "There's no question that a Suicide Squad movie is going to have the Squad doing plenty of things together as a team."
Suckle went on to point out that one thing Suicide Squad has over other, similar ensemble films is the clashing personalities of a band of independently-minded supervillains being forced to work together.
"One of the great things is you're taking characters that are individually bad guys and have their own way in which they go about doing things and saying that they actually got to work together, and a big part of the movie is taking a dysfunctional group and trying to make them functional," he said. "That's part of the fun of it and that's part of the friction. That's part of the growing that they grow through as a team."
It feels good to be bad…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?
Suicide Squad is written and directed by David Ayer and stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne. It hits theaters August 5, 2016.