Fury director David Ayer is currently out promoting the Brad Pitt war movie but, expectedly, the attention has not turned to his next project… Suicide Squad.
Speaking to Empire, Ayer was keen to talk about the mvid which tells the story of a team of criminals from the DC Universe who are brought together to go on extremely risky missions by the Government. It’s a great concept and could undoubtedly be one hell of a fun movie: “‘Fury’ whetted my appetite for a bigger canvas and this idea of world creation. You can do amazing things as a filmmaker if you have the proper tools, and those are time and money. I can say that it’s a The Dirty Dozen with supervillains. Then I can ask the question, ‘Does a movie really need good guys?’
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. 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, a DC version of The Dirty Dozen, huh? Well, that sounds just swell…