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It's hard to believe that Suicide Squad is only about two weeks away, but pretty soon we'll all have seen the third film in the DCEU and if it can reverse some people's opinions on the dreary cinematic universe. It also doesn't hurt that this weekend is Comic-Con and Suicide Squad will surely be dropping some last-minute treats for people who are already cosplaying as Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn. Check out this behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming blockbuster, that shows off some interesting scenes from the movie.
The video comes from Entertainment Tonight, introduced from of Comic-Con, and starts off with looks at the filming of several scenes we've previously seen in trailers. The video is very much focused on interviews with the cast, but the behind-the-scenes footage manages to show off some cool stunt work. You can't beat watching a guy dressed like Deadshot leaping over the side of a building and breaking through a window. We also saw a brief snippet of Jay Hernandez's El Diablo getting hosed down. There's also quick looks at Cara Delevingne's June Moone sitting in that bathtub goo with the pentagram behind her.
I would say that there are two big things to take away from this quick video. One is that the cast was making it clear that the women characters in the film play a huge part. They are either important to the story, really badass, or both. Cara Delevingne especially said the draw for her was that women weren't just sidekicks or love interests (as they usually are in these movies). According to her, they have "the best lines," and it's hard to argue with her. We've seen lots of marketing and footage of Harley Quinn basically owning everything she does, not to mention Katana (Karen Fukuhara) and Amanda Waller (Viola Davis).
The second thing is from an excellent quote from Will Smith at the end of the video. "This isn't a movie about good vs evil, it's a movie about bad vs evil." That perfectly sums up the theme of this movie and the complicated moral lines its characters walk. These guys definitely aren't heroes, but they aren't evil either. They are much more complicated than they appear, and hopefully that complexity will elevate this movie above just being another summer blockbuster. It hasn't been too hot of a summer for blockbusters (here's looking at you Independence Day: Resurgence) so Suicide Squad might be what everybody needs in a good summer movie.
Suicide Squad is directed and written by David Ayer and will see some of DC Comic's most famous villains teaming up against their will to stop a supernatural threat. The film stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Karen Fukuhara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola David and Jared Leto as The Joker. The movie hits theaters very soon on August 5.