DC's Suicide Squad Reshooting to Lighten Tone, Following Batman v Superman Criticisms - Report
Joker to get more jokes.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice might currently be conquering the box office, but it hasn't exactly been a hit with critics. One common complaint is the film's lack of humour, especially in comparison with Marvel's more light-hearted superhero adventures. It has now been reported that Suicide Squad, the next film in the DC cinematic universe, is undergoing last minutes reshoots to lighten the tone.
According to BMD, DC's parent company Warner are spending "tens of millions of dollars" to add some more comedic elements, with reshoots happening at the moment. The site quotes a source as stating that although the trailer for the film contained quite a bit of humour, "every joke in the movie is in that trailer." The reshoots are reportedly to increase and lighten the interactions between characters.
Suicide Squad is directed by Fury's David Ayer, and tells the story of a group of death row supervillains who are employed covertly by the US government to perform dangerous missions, in return for reduced prison sentences. It stars Jared Leto as Joker, alongside Will Smith as Deadshot, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.
Last month, it was rumoured that even though the film doesn't open until August, a sequel was already in development. Variety's Justin Kroll reported that he had "been hearing for awhile the studio wants this sequel up as quickly as possible and that they also want all players back including Ayer."
Suicide Squad hits cinemas on August 5, 2016.