The Practical Fan

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Too Much Suicide Squad

Warner Bros upcoming Suicide Squad movie keeps adding villains. When will it be too many?

Today The Wrap revealed that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra) as been added to the Suicide Squad movie and will be playing Killer Croc.

Another brand new villain added to the movie? By brand new, I mean a villain that hasn’t appeared in any of DC’s movies to date. I get that DC is trying to catch up to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) but they’re trying to hard and rushing. Marvel worked as well as it did because it was a slow build. DC is doing Justice League before the solo movies and then there’s the Suicide Squad..

I love the Squad’s concept. I wish they were doing a spin-off of Arrow based on that show’s version of the Squad. I’m a big fan of the original John Ostrander squad. Nothing since has lived up to that and this movie seems to be mirroring the New 52 version of the Squad.

Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Boomerang, Amanda Waller, Rick Flagg, Enchantress, El Diablo, Steve Trevor, Lex Luthor, an unannounced role for actress Karen Fukuhara and the Joker.

That’s a lot of characters to throw into one movie, especially where none of them have appeared before. And the Joker? The Joker will appear (most likely) in the Suicide Squad before Batman? Really?

Let’s not forget that Will Smith is playing Deadshot, which means he’ll be the central character most likely.

This could be a case like in the X-Men movies, the recent Days of Future Past for example, where there are a ton of characters and only a handful get meaningful moments and the rest amount to just cameos. That could happen, and DC could be casting these roles for bit parts in this movie to use later on down the line in larger appearances in other movies. I hope that’s the case.

I’m worried about this movie. I want to like it. I want to like DC’s movies. More comic book movies can only be a good thing.

But this one just seems like it’ll be a trainwreck.


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