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John Ostrander is ‘giddy’ over Suicide Squad movie

December 8th, 2014 by Marc Comments

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With the recent reveal of the cast of the Suicide Squad, hype is at an all time high for the movie. But one has to wonder what others think of the upcoming film. One in particular who’s opinion definitely matters is John Ostrander, who’s credited with making the Suicide Squad what it is today. He was recently asked about the upcoming film, and his thoughts upon both it and the team.

“I was pleased, but I wouldn’t have guessed that it would have been one of the properties that they would do quite so quickly,” he told Comic Book Resources. “That’s a heck of a slot. It’s the first movie after ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. That places them pretty high and sure, that pleases me. It sounds like they are going with my original concept, which is that these are bad guys, and in order to earn their freedom, they have to go on missions, in which they could be killed. My original pitch to DC was the Secret Society of Super-Villains meets “The Dirty Dozen.” This sounds like they are fully behind the whole “Dirty Dozen” concept. These are people that will get pardoned if they survive a very risky mission.”

So he’s down with what they’re doing movie wise, but what about the crew? After all, there are some very interesting additions to the cast in this version.

“I think Bronze Tiger would have been interesting. I think they needed a few more characters that aren’t villains, because that’s what we did originally, in order to make it work,” he told CBR. “I think Night Shade could work either way as a hero or a villain. She has a very useful power. But again, it’s a very interesting choice in having The Joker for the Squad. It will be interesting to see how they make that work. And if they use [Lex] Luthor, as they are evidently in negotiations to do, that would also be an interesting story element.”

So there you go! He’s on board, and then some! What do you think about the movie? Are you excited for what’s coming? Let us know!

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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