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“It’s A ‘Dirty Dozen’ With Supervillains”: David Ayer Talks ‘Suicide Squad’

"It’s A 'Dirty Dozen' With Supervillains": David Ayer Talks 'Suicide Squad'

No matter where you stand on David Ayer‘s box-office topping “Fury,” there’s no debating the man can shoot the hell out of an action sequence. The World War II film effectively delivers the tension, fear, and unrelenting nature of war, and it’s a feat made more impressive given how many movies in the genre are already out there. Ayer made it his own, which makes his upcoming gig directing “Suicide Squad,” for release in 2016, all the more intriguing. And he’s revealing what he can about the superhero movie that has unenviable assignment of being the first post-“Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice” release in Warner Bros.’ massive DC Comics blockbuster plan. But Ayer is ready to bring the noise.

“I can say that it’s a ‘Dirty Dozen‘ with supervillains,” he told Empire. “Then I can ask the question, ‘Does a movie really need good guys?’”

It’s certainly an interesting question, particularly with the movie arriving before WB gets to standalone efforts for their other heroes like The Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and more. It seems to be more of their opposite-but-still-sorta-the-same Marvel approach. Fanboys will be critical, however Ayer isn’t worried. “I love the passion [comic-book fans] have for these characters and these worlds. I think there’s something incredible about the comic genre and technology has finally caught up with pen and ink to render these fantastic worlds in a way that feels believable and visceral to audiences. It’s a secular religion in that regards,” he explained. “The mythology that these characters represent – the idea of them as fallen gods on Earth – is intriguing to me. I can’t wait to start exploring those corridors.”

So, is Ayer on the right track with “Suicide Squad”? Tell us below and starting counting down for the movie which lands on August 5, 2016.

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