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Warners reshooting scenes to make Suicide Squad funnier and lighter in tone?

March 31st, 2016 by Marc Comments


Oh for the love of…

Right, the guys at BirthMoviesDeath are reporting that they are hearing “from a number of unnamed sources close to [Suicide Squad] who have confirmed [it] is undergoing reshoots right now that are specifically designed to add more humor to the film and lighten its tone.”

Now, we reckon that, with four month until release, the likelihood of this is pretty slim but we are probably likely to be seeing normal reshoots.

Or it could be a knee-jerk reaction to BvS being too dark (despite being a Batman movie). We hope this isn’t the case as we – and many other fans – had no issue with the tone (we had issues in other places) and we hoped that DC would stick to their plan. If they have been swayed by public backlash then this is a worrying development and could spell trouble for the DC Cinematic Universe as a whole.

Remember Zack Snyder confirmed things will be taking a lighter turn soon enough anyway (source).

We think the trailers so far have had a great vein of dark humour running through them, although the unnamed source claims “Every joke in the movie is in that trailer.” Convenient.

They also say Warners are spending tens of millions of dollars on the reshoots.

We don’t think there’s anything to this or rather we hope there isn’t.

What say you guys?

Directed by David Ayer and starring Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Jai Courtney, Suicide Squad opens on August 5th

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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….