After months of ass-kicking trailers and a nonstop barrage of crazy on set stories (Jared Leto gifting used condoms will live in production story infamy), “Suicide Squad” is finally ready to be unleashed in theaters this Friday, August 5. The story of everyone’s favorite DC villains as they band together to fight an unknown evil and reduce their prison sentences, the superhero movie is gearing up for a huge opening weekend (tracking suggests it’ll make at least $125 million) and might be Warner Brothers’ key in getting their superhero universe back on the right track after the lackluster response to “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Tonight, director David Ayer and the cast celebrate the release at the film’s official premiere in New York City. Twitter is partnering up with Buzzfeed Motion Pictures for an exclusive livestream that will bring the red carpet straight to audiences around the globe. According to an official release, the experience will combine live video and conversation together on one surface, giving audiences access to red carpet content featuring cast members, including Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and more.
“People come to Twitter to see what’s happening, many to see what’s happening in entertainment,” said Ross Hoffman, VP of Global Media at Twitter. “They talk about movies every single day: before, during and after the movies are released. With this partnership, we’re bringing live video entertainment to meet this growing demand. Warner Bros. and BuzzFeed are entertainment leaders and we’re thrilled to bring their high quality content to the masses.”
The livestream begins tonight at 5:30pm ET and will be hosted by Keith Habersberger and Zach Kornfeld of Buzzfeed Motion Pictures. Click here to tune in to the livestream.