This spring, Warner Bros. launched their DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU) with the divisive blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which has taken in over $871 million worldwide, but hasn't been received well by fans and critics alike. The next installment in the DCEU is Suicide Squad, which is set to hit theaters on August 5 and has been getting plenty of buzz over the past few months. As it turns out, Suicide Squad is the most popular movie coming out over the next few months among Twitter users.
USA Today reports that Suicide Squad is the most-tweeted about movie that will be released over the next three months. Between March 1 and May 26, this comic book adaptation was tweeted about over 1 million times. The online conversation was given a big boost when a new trailer was released in April, which had more than 130,000 retweets and 170,000 likes. There was also a new Joker emoji that was revealed by star Jared Leto, along with the hashtag #JokerWasHere.
Suicide Squad easily beat out its nearest competitors on Twitter, with Finding Dory garnering 869,000 tweets, followed by Ghostbusters (565,000 tweets), Me Before You (329,000 tweets), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (251,000 tweets) and Warcraft (244,000 tweets). However, Suicide Squad still falls short of two superhero adventures which recently hit theaters. Captain America: Civil War, which promoted #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan hashtags, brought in 10.4 million tweets within the same time period, while this weekend's X-Men: Apocalypse was tweeted about 1.8 million times.
Speaking of Twitter, director David Ayer took to the social media platform to release a new image from a scoring session for Suicide Squad. The photo shows the string section of the orchestra "hard at work," while we can see an image of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn on the big screen above the orchestra. Steven Price, who won an Oscar for his Gravity score, is composing the original score for Suicide Squad, but it isn't known when we might get our first preview of his work.
Suicide Squad follows a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, who are provided with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and sent 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? Take a look at director David Ayer's tweet below, and stay tuned for more on Suicide Squad, as we get ready for its August 5 release.