Comic book movies have been changing over the past few years. Highlighting more diversity and being more representative of the world around us. Black Panther was a major standout in Captain America: Civil War and now Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad is showcasing the wide variety of diversity amongst superheroes.
Will Smith addressed the crowd before the premiere screening of Suicide Squad took place at the Beacon Theatre in New York City and discussed working with such a diverse cast.
“What I love about working with this group, it’s a rainbow — it’s all races, creeds and colors. It’s the diversity and inclusion that this country is supposed to be about.”
Jay Hernandez, who plays Diablo in the film, explained that at first, he was very conflicted about portraying this character on the big screen.
“Having a Latino superhero is long overdue — we’ve been waiting for it, and David Ayer had the balls to put it out there. I can’t believe I’m the first one. It’s pretty ridiculous not to have diversity in a movie like this.”
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 hits theaters on August 5, 2016.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter