Although Suicide Squad has made a killing its opening weekend, it’s no secret that it has been considered a critical flop. Although the film opened to a record-breaking $135 million opening weekend, it’s currently “Rotten” on the Rotten Tomatoes aggregator site with a rating of 26% as well as mixed fan reviews. This is by no means signaling the end of the DC Extended Universe as both Wonder Woman and Justice League are coming next year. Actor Ezra Miller, who plays Barry Allen AKA “The Flash” in Justice League, currently filming in London, also has something to say about the reviews for Suicide Squad. The reviews while harsh, are now a means of motivation to make an even better Justice League film.
“You needn’t look any further than the Suicide Squad director and cast response to the negative reviews to feel how negative critiques motivate us. Ultimately, we can’t base anything on [the critical response]. As artists, we aim to please absolutely everybody with our work, but we also know that we have to keep expressing ourselves as best as we can express ourselves.”
Hopefully this motivation will help draw inspiration for the cast to put their best foot forward for the upcoming Justice League film.
Miller also discussed his cameo in Suicide Squad. It was reported that the scene was filmed primarily by Justice League director Zack Snyder. However, Miller explained that the scene was a much more collaborative process in merging The Flash into Suicide Squad.
“Saying that Zack [Snyder] shot it would not be accurate. It was very much a collaborate effort that was supervised by DC. It was collaborative with David [Ayer].”
Suicide Squad is currently in theaters. Wonder Woman will be in theaters June 2, 2017. Justice League will be in theaters November 17, 2017.