SUI­CIDE SQUAD

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Di­rec­tor: David Ayer The Pitch: A group of lethal su­per- crim­i­nals are forced into work­ing for the US gov­ern­ment, tack­ling sit­u­a­tions too dan­ger­ous for any­one else…

The Prom­ise: There’s po­ten­tial here for a slick, fun en­sem­ble ac­tioner in the spirit of re­cent Fast And The Fu­ri­ous movies, which could also in­ject some much­needed dark hu­mour into the cur­rently stony- faced DCU. The Squad’s high body- count means Warner can aim for big names with­out the ne­ces­sity of lengthy multi- film deals, and stars like Ryan Gosling, Will Smith and Tom Hardy are al­ready be­ing ru­moured for black ops ac­tion, along­side rum­blings that Jesse Eisen­berg ’s Lex Luthor may follow up his BvS de­but with an ap­pear­ance here. David Ayer is a film­maker who’ll bring plenty of grit and edge but his style isn’t that dif­fer­ent from Sny­der’s steely sen­si­bil­ity. This one will sink or swim on the strength of its cast…

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