David Ayer

‘Suicide Squad’ Begins Shooting in Toronto, Canada

‘Suicide Squad’ Begins Shooting in Toronto, Canada

Last week, we showed you the first cast photo from the set of Suicide Squad, with every main cast member assembled except for Jared Leto. Today, director David Ayer sent out a new photo commemorating the first day of principal photography on the Toronto set, showcasing the first slate used in the production. You may notice that the slate uses the working title "Bravo 14," so if you find yourself in Toronto and see signs for "Bravo 14," it's actually for Suicide Squad.

Jay Hernandez, Scott Eastwood, Ray Olubowale are also co-starring in the superhero adventure, but their roles have not been confirmed at this time. Warner Bros. has already issued an August 5, 2016 release date, but it isn't known how long of a shoot David Ayer and his cast are in for. Stay tuned for more on Suicide Squad as production continues in Toronto.

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‘Suicide Squad’ Director Teases Big Reveal on Monday

‘Suicide Squad’ Director Teases Big Reveal on Monday

Earlier today, Suicide Squad director David Ayer revealed on his Twitter account that "something will happen" tomorrow for his highly-anticipated comic book adaptation. Since production doesn't begin until next month in Toronto, tomorrow's mystery reveal won't likely be any footage, but it's possible that we could get our first photo of the cast in their super villain costumes. It's also possible that we could get the official logo for Suicide Squad.

Jared Leto, who is set to play The Joker in Suicide Squad, also revealed on his Instagram page that he is in Toronto, possibly for costume fittings and to get a shave and a haircut in preparation for his role. It isn't known if the rest of the cast are also in Toronto as well, such as Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jai Courtney (Boomerang), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flagg), Cara Delevingne (Enchantress) and Viola Davis (Amanda Waller).

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‘Suicide Squad’ Director Shares His Comic Book Influences

‘Suicide Squad’ Director Shares His Comic Book Influences

It's interesting that director David Ayer would reach out to fans via Twitter to find out how closely he should stick to the Suicide Squad comic books. Quite a few fans have loudly expressed their dislike of Will Smith as Deadshot, taking Warner Bros. to task for this casting choice, mainly because he's not the same race as depicted in the comics. That aspect of the movie doesn't seem to concern Ayer though. He is more interested in how much he should stay within the walls of the DC Comics canon that already exist. In his latest series of Tweets, the director shows off the comics that are serving as inspiration, while also questioning how far he should go with Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn.

Recent plot rumors regarding Suicide Squad indicate that it will play an important role in setting up the DC Comics movie universe. And it's expected to tie into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a cameo from Ben Affleck as Batman and a supporting role from Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. As you can see in the tweets, David Ayer is pouring over the Suicide Squad comics from the 80s, citing issues number #13 and #37 as important pieces of the puzzle.

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‘Suicide Squad’ Director Teases New 52 Influence

‘Suicide Squad’ Director Teases New 52 Influence

Director David Ayer is the type of artist who likes to share his work process with fans, as he quite frequently tweeted out behind the scenes images from his last film Fury. He's starting to do the same with Suicide Squad, offering up yet another look at his workspace today, which gives us a few more hints about this upcoming DC Comics adaptation as it quickly moves towards its shooting date.

It was previously rumored that Suicide Squad would be working under the production title Bravo 14. A prep schedule issued on January 28, just this past week, confirms this to be true. Sitting on top of these work papers is the first volume of The New 52 Suicide Comic. This has surely influenced David Ayer as he continues to write the screenplay, but it's unclear by just how much.

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‘Suicide Squad’ Director Teases Storyboard and Script

‘Suicide Squad’ Director Teases Storyboard and Script

Director David Ayer apparently isn't too affected by the lack of having a Rick Flagg locked in for his big screen comic book adaptation Suicide Squad. While he hasn't provided an update on the actor search, he has decided to give us all a slight little tease, showing off his workspace, where he is in the middle of drafting the script and creating storyboards. It's impossible to read any of the words, or even make out the lone figure who we see depicted here, but it's cool to see this side of the production nonetheless.

David Ayer is writing the script himself, based on the popular DC Comic about a group of super villains who go on a secret mission to clear their name. It was his latest drafted that reportedly caused Tom Hardy to step away from the project. If we're to believe the rumors swirling around the production, Hardy felt his character, Rick Flagg, was being pushed to the side to give Deadshot (Will Smith) and The Joker (Jared Leto) more screen time. Shortly after he left, it was announced that DC and Warner Bros. were pursuing Jake Gyllenhaal for the role. He turned them down. The last two names mentioned are Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal, two great actors who don't have the same marquee value as Tom Hardy and might be more open to a secondary role.

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DC Plans ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie with ‘Fury’ Director David Ayer

DC Plans ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie with ‘Fury’ Director David Ayer

‘Fury’ director David Ayer is Warner Bros. top choice to direct the DC Comics adaptation ‘Suicide Squad’, which Justin Marks is writing.
Brad Pitt Is Wardaddy in First Official ‘Fury’ Photos

Brad Pitt Is Wardaddy in First Official ‘Fury’ Photos

Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal are featured in these images from director David Ayer's World War II drama.
First Look at Director David Ayer's ‘Fury’ Featuring Shia LaBeouf

First Look at Director David Ayer's ‘Fury’ Featuring Shia LaBeouf

Production began September 30th on this upcoming World War II drama. Brad Pitt co-stars as part of an American tank crew.