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Suicide Squad’s runtime is ‘a beast’ says director David Ayer PLUS Certificate confirmed

July 12th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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Last week, it was reported that Suicide Squad’s runtime was a rather measly 1 hour 40 minutes. Thankfully, director David Ayer came out on Twitter and swiftly quashed such rumours after Rotten Tomatoes had appeared to put up the runtime on their app.

Now, the rather reliable folks over at Collider have revealed that it’s actually 2 hours and 10 minutes, write the chaps at Squareeyed.tv, putting in the medium-range for modern superhero movies. To put it into context, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War ran at 150 minutes, give or take, while Deadpool was a slightly breezier 1hr 48 mine)

Additionally, I have a friend who works in a cinema here in Norther Ireland who contacted me – Marc – and said he had info confirming the movie will be a 15 here in the UK and, so i decided to check it our for myself and, yes, the BBFC have confirmed the movie will have a darker, more adult appeal (here)

Synopsis: It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.

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