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Suicide Squad reportedly going into production in Toronto in April

November 21st, 2014 by Derek Robertson 1 Comment

Suicide Squad

Hopefully David Ayer will have acquired a full cast come April, because according to Global News reports, The Suicide Squad will be heading to Canada, Toronto in April to begin production on the tentpole DC franchise based film.

According to the Global News site, the studio plans to start filming from mid-April until the end of August. There are also scheduled plans for filming to take place at Pinewood Toronto Studios, and a couple of other locations in the city. Considering there is a haphazard mix of indefinites on the cast list – this seems like quite a bold move. But hey, …there is nothing better than getting things into shape, that a metaphorically stress-induced kick up the back-end. However, that could also lead to a invariably bad movie.

There has been no official announcement by Warner Bros. as of yet, but as previously mentioned, if they want to kick into high-gear production wise, they will need a defined cast and not just any old cast due to production dates. Earlier today, Jared Leto seemed rather blase about his part as the The Joker in Ayer’s movie. For now, all we know is that Margot Robbie has most likely signed on for the part of Harley Quinn. Also, there is the tentative rumours regarding Will Smith, Tom Hardy, and Jai Courtney’s agents still going through negotiations regarding their roles. Then there is the speculation that Jesse Eisenberg will reprise his role as Lex Luther after his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Not only does the cast seem rather odd, but there has been no official statements regarding any of the casting rumours.

Suicide Squad is being directed by David Ayer (Training Day, Harsh Times, End of Watch), and is scheduled to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.

SOURCE: Global News

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Derek Robertson has dabbled in many aspects of the media industry from a young age. He has always had an admiration for, film, science fiction and all things geek-like. Working in the music industry with Sony/BMG Records gave Derek insight and experience into video directing. Thusly, for many years he took a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach in creating and editing treatments; working with performance artists, writing and producing music and working both; in front of, and behind the camera. Studying a Msc in Forensic Psychology has embedded a conceptual ethos that has spawned his signature writing style that he now infuses whilst blogging for numerous websites; writing music reviews, movie news, and reviewing network shows et al., . Derek continues to try and erase the boundaries between the homogenous and the insanely dull, culturally enmeshing contemporary socio-political aspects into the mix of the monolithic media industry.

  • Bryan Thao Worra

    At the risk of sounding nostalgic, the film would be able to go in some really interesting directions if it stuck closer to the 1980s or the 2007 run. John Ostrander’s work in fleshing out characters like Deadshot, the Bronze Tiger, Count Vertigo, Dr. Light and so many others, even the supporting characters like Father Murphy are classic takes. Few can forget the time Amanda Waller stood up to Batman. There were some great moments in what could have been just a gimmick series. There’s a lot to be excited for, if they approach the material well.

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