‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Discusses Minor Characters

Suicide Squad director David Ayer opened up about some of the minor characters of the DC Comics supervillain team-up movie.

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Remember when everyone thought Scott Eastwood as playing Dick Grayson or Deathstroke in Suicide Squad? Or when people thought Ike Barinholtz might be Hugo Strange? Well, David Ayer has spoken to Empire Magazine about both of their characters. Warning, possible Suicide Squad spoilers lie ahead.

Even after watching the Suicide Squad film, some hopeful people might have still been arguing that Eastwood was Dick Grayson undercover. I myself thought it a possibility. Well sorry folks, but Ayer confirmed that “he’s Flag’s right-hand man, GQ, a fairly straightforward military character.”

There is no doubt that Barinholtz, on the other hand, does not play Hugo Strange in Suicide Squad, but instead a nasty guard at Belle Reve called Griggs. One gag in the film has Barinholtz’s character, believing he is about to die, ask his friend to delete his internet history. But what exactly is on Griggs’ internet history? Well, if Ayer does know, he isn’t sharing.

“I think it’s better left unsaid! I think he does a lot of eBay shopping.”

Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne, Suicide Squad is in theatres now!

Source: Empire

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