David Ayer Discusses Putting The Threat In ‘Suicide Squad’

With a movie called Suicide Squad, you’d expect there to be a certain level of threat throughout the film. Well, David Ayer opened up a bit about how to make us believe that these villains are expendable and could die at any moment. Warning, Suicide Squad spoilers ahead.

If you’ve seen the movie, you know that two members of Task Force X end up biting the dust. Slipknot goes fairly early on after trying to escape, while El Diablo sacrifices himself at the end of the film to kill Incubus. Going into the movie, many people were wondering who out of the lineup of villains would end up giving the ultimate sacrifice to save the world, and some may have been disappointed that so many of the squad found themselves back in Belle Reve by the end of the film. This is what the movies director had to say on the matter:

“There was never a third (death). It’s pretty standard in the structure of all the Suicide Squad stories that somebody rebels against the system and gets executed by Amanda [Waller] or Flag, so it was important to show the consequences. You’re always wrestling with something like this, you know, ‘Why would the bad guys play along?’.”

So, Ayer only ever planned to kill two squad members. Have you seen Suicide Squad yet? Do you wish more of Task Force X had died, like in the animated Assault on Arkham? Discuss in the comments section.

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?

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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