Pink Floyd Major Inspiration For Joker Scene In ‘Squad’

The Joker

More details are surfacing regarding Suicide Squad now that the film has been released worldwide. Director David Ayer spoke with Empire Magazine and opened up about the early cuts of Squad and how he fits into the expanding and developing DC universe.

Many reports have surfaced about Jared Leto’s performance as the Joker and the many influences he pulled from to create his version of the iconic character. Ayer opened up about a now iconic scene that features the Joker surrounded by knives, bottles and even baby onesies.

“Yes, there’s some onesies (you can just see a baby onesie in the top right of the above picture). Some roses, some onesies, some piano keys, cell phones, laptops, obviously a lot of knives and weapons, a lot of empty bottles and some tied-off bags of god knows what. It was inspired a little bit from Pink Floyd, the movie when Pete goes insane in the hotel room.”

Suicide Squad now holds the Monday box office record for August, earning an additional $13.1 million on the weekday, bringing the box office total for the film to $133 million domestically and $267 million worldwide. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy held the previous record earning $11.7 million.

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 Magazine 

Chelsea Lewis

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Chelsea Lewis, TV division, joined Heroic Hollywood in 2016. Prior to joining the team at Heroic, she worked for covering everything from music to...