I’m the first to admit that I never really cared for the Suicide Squad. I’ve got the first issue seen below from it’s original publication in 1987, and I can tell you, as a ten-year-old at the time, it wasn’t really my thing.
I’ve been amused by their various incarnations throughout the decades, especially their appearance on the television show Arrow, but when I heard DC and Warner Brothers were committing to a feature film starring the squad, my jaw hit the ground. With so many wonderful properties under the DC tent, they were not on my radar as a possibility. Needless to say, my expectations were not high.
But then I started hearing rumors of actors interested in the film. Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and Jared Leto are the real deals. These are not actors who have to work in an ensemble film. These are actors who can carry films just fine on their own. And when the casting became official (read about it here), my jaw hit the ground again. There must be something to this film. If these guys want to be a part of it, the pitch must be excellent.
I’ll watch a Batman movie no matter what. I’ll watch a Superman movie regardless. You can always count on me for Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and the Justice League. But the Suicide Squad? Until a few days ago, I would have said no thanks. But, with these actors playing Deadshot, Rick Flag, and Joker?