David Mazouz Loves ‘Suicide Squad’

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Despite a poor critical reception, Suicide Squad seems to be finding some love among fans. One of these fans is Gotham‘s very own Bruce Wayne. “I loved it!” said David Mazouz, the 15 year old actor who portrays the future Dark Knight on Gotham. Fortunately, Mazouz had more to say than that, and gave a very interesting analysis of the movie, highlighting key similarities between his own show and DC’s latest film.

“You love them. They were bad guys, but you love them. And that is something that we do on Gotham, if you look at someone like the Penguin. Any other incarnation of the Penguin that you see in the comic books, he’s evil and just kind of this… and in Earth One by Geoff Johns, I’m thinking about it because I just read it, he’s this mayor, and he’s just evil. He’s bad. There’s nothing redeeming about him. He’s just a bad guy. But with Gotham, you like him. He has redeeming qualities, he cares about his mom. And Robin Lord Taylor kills it, but you know that you’re doing something right when you’re rooting for the bad guy. He’s a terrible, terrible person. He kills people with absolutely no regret. But you like him. When you think about it, it’s insane that fans are voting for the bad guy. You know you’re doing something right. That’s what Gotham is. That’s what Suicide Squad did perfectly, also. They’re these terrible people that — Deadshot, he’s this hit man that has no regard for life, I mean, he said it. ‘I sleep like a baby even though I kill people on a daily basis,’ and Harley Quinn is just this — but you like them because they have redeeming qualities. They’re fun.”

It’s nice to see that Mazouz is continually reading the comics, and if he’s reading anything written by Geoff Johns we can expect to see some great things in the future.

Did you enjoy Suicide Squad? Would you like to maybe see Gotham take on the Squad in some way in the future? Discuss in the comments below.

Suicide Squad is out in theatres now, and Gotham returns to our screens on Fox on Monday Setpember 19th.

With Season Two’s thrilling conclusion, Detectives Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock remain at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city. Throughout the past season, Gordon’s moral compass wavered more than ever, as villains emerged from the city’s darkest places. With the help of Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong), a brilliant psychiatrist secretly conducting horrifying experiments for Wayne Enterprises’ black-ops program, Indian Hill, familiar faces arose, including Azrael, formerly Theo Galavan (James Frain); Mr. Freeze (guest star Nathan Darrow); and Fish Mooney (guest star Jada Pinkett Smith). Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne, with the help of his trusted butler and mentor, Alfred Pennyworth, and his ally at Wayne Enterprises, Lucius Fox, found out there are more secrets to uncover regarding the Waynes’ murders.

Heading into Season Three, GOTHAM will continue to follow the evolving stories of the city’s most malevolent villains: The Penguin; Edward Nygma/The Riddler; Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman; and Barbara Kean. GOTHAM also will dive into the origin stories of The Mad Hatter and the Tweed Brothers, and will peel back the curtain on the Court of Owls.

Source: Comicbook.com

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  • Caped Baldy

    this kid needs to be in the DCEU asap,im guessing Billy Batson.That would be cool

    • SAMURAI36

      No, he’s Bruce Wayne.

      • Caped Baldy

        Lol,i see what u did there.

  • Carl

    Makes sense, he’s the target audience.

    • Vegas82

      From what I hear kids love the thing. I enjoyed it as well. Guess I’m a child.

    • Peter James

      Oh right,…..

      The good old reliable “They enjoy something I don’t, therefore they must be stupid/young/not smart enough” argument

      Always great for making your point.

      • Carl

        Was that my point? Nah, it was that the target audience for SS was clearly teens around 15 years old. The tone, style and marketing say that.

        • SAMURAI36

          Since when do you have an problem with that?

          • Carl

            It’s only a problem in that the movie wasn’t made for me, a long time comic fan. It’s that hot topic faux edgy style with a very simple plot and generic “cool pose” action. At least BvS wasn’t generic and its plot tried something different. I didn’t feel that it worked but it was at least trying to do something original for the fans. In retrospect, I wish they could go back to Man of Steel because I at least liked some stuff in that and felt you could build off it.

          • SAMURAI36

            Save your critique of a film you haven’t even seen. Not interested.

            You said SS was made for 15 yo’s, as if that’s a bad thing, when you love all those corny Marvel films, that are made for children younger than that.

            Hypocrite much? But of course you are.

          • Carl

            You seem pretty interested since you asked me a question. You’re mistaking made for 15 with enjoyable by all ages. Of course I knew you were implying that because that’s one of your tired, lame attempts to bash Marvel movies. That’s why I was specific in why it was for 15 year olds. Nice try though. lol

            I saw about 1 hr and 30 minutes of SS so yeah I have seen it. That’s about 75% if you take out the credits. I feel like I didn’t miss much. Just the bar scene and another pointless Joker appearance.

            Let me ask you a question. What is your favorite Marvel Studios film?

          • SAMURAI36

            You seem pretty interested since you asked me a question.

            I never once asked you your thoughts on the film. I know better than to ask someone that hasn’t seen the film, for their critique on it.

            You’re mistaking made for 15 with enjoyable by all ages. Of course I knew you were implying that because that’s one of your tired, lame attempts to bash Marvel movies. That’s why I was specific in why it was for 15 year olds. Nice try though. lol

            Except, everything in your description, can be found in a Marvel movie. The “cool pose action” nonsense you mentioned, is in every single Marvel film. But you only like it when Marvel does it, is that it?
            Of course it is.

            I saw about 1 hr and 30 minutes of SS so yeah I have seen it. That’s about 75% if you take out the credits. I feel like I didn’t miss much. Just the bar scene and another pointless Joker appearance.

            See, this is how silly you sound. How do you know what you missed, if you didn’t see it? So here’s a test for you: what was the actual purpose for the SS’s mission?

            Let me ask you a question. What is your favorite Marvel Studios film?

            You’ve already asked me this before, & I’ve already answered it.

          • Carl

            You said “Since when do you have a problem with that?” I’ll assume you know that a question mark denotes a question. lol

            Their mission was to get Amanda Waller who was mysteriously in the city for no explained reason.

            You bash Marvel every day so no I don’t recall you ever saying you had a favorite. You act like they are all terrible.

          • I miss so little by not being able to see whoever you’re replying to. Just someone (you) calmly debating with an unknowable foolishness.

          • Carl

            You can’t see the ridiculous comments of Samurai36? He puts his biased mark all over HH.

          • Yeah, Sammy has been responsible for scaring more than a few intelligent people away from this site (which truly has an awful community). But since Disqus introduced the block feature, he hasn’t bothered me one bit.

          • Carl

            Yeah Sammy is the definition of a toxic commenter. He always lowers himself to base insults. I’ve tried to reason with him and even gave him a chance at truce between us but he threw it in my face. So now I like to call him out on his nonsense and hypocrisy for fun. Maybe I can get him to leave one day or maybe I’ll end up blocking him too. lol

            I really like HH and would love for its community to grow. I do feel that some articles are a little too biased towards DC but I understand that passion is behind it.

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  • Chris W

    Penguin on Gotham has no redeeming qualities.

  • Am I the only one who clicked on this article just to find out who David Mazouz is?

  • SAMURAI36

    Love how the DC hate brigade comes in to make dumb comments.