After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters in March 2016, the DC Comics superhero movie universe will expand even more with director David Ayer's Suicide Squad, which was confirmed last week after the director was first mentioned to take on the project in September. The filmmaker offered his first public comments about the superhero ensemble in an interview with Empire, where he revealed that his new World War II war movie Fury got him excited to create bigger worlds, while comparing Suicide Squad to The Dirty Dozen and hinting there may not be any "good guys."
"Fury whetted my appetite for a bigger canvas and this idea of world creation. You can do amazing things as a filmmaker if you have the proper tools, and those are time and money. I can say that it's a The Dirty Dozen with supervillains. Then I can ask the question, 'Does a movie really need good guys?'"
While the exact lineup hasn't been officially revealed for Suicide Squad, a report from earlier this month claims the movie will focus on seven villains, Blockbuster (Mark Desmond), Multiplex (Danton Black), Jaculi, Mindboggler (Leah Wasserman), Captain Boomerang (George Harkness), Vixen (Mari Jiwe McCabe) and Deadshot (Floyd Lawton), with Captain Boomerang, Vixen and Deadshot set to be the leads.
While he wouldn't shed any light on which characters will be included, Empire specifically asked how he would go about casting Captain Boomerang, described as an "Australian racist" by the site. Here's what the director had to say, seemingly confirming Captain Boomerang's involvement.
"Like one would cast any other role. I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm going to do what I do in my typical fever dream of directing."
It's worth noting that a number of actors are NE1CdOdMpamO46rumored to be in talks already, including Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie, but they have yet to be confirmed at this time. The director also talked about how he loves the passion comic book fans have for these characters and the adaptations.
"I love the passion [comic-book fans] have for these characters and these worlds. I think there's something incredible about the comic genre and technology has finally caught up with pen and ink to render these fantastic worlds in a way that feels believable and visceral to audiences. It's a secular religion in that regards. The mythology that these characters represent - the idea of them as fallen gods on Earth - is intriguing to me. I can't wait to start exploring those corridors."
It isn't clear when production may begin on Suicide Squad, so stay tuned for more updates.