Apparently, people like their superhero films served up with a huge dose of humor. That’s the conclusion the team behind Suicide Squad has come to.
According to Birth.Movies.Death., Suicide Squad is currently undergoing reshoots in order to inject more levity and “fun” into the movie.
The news comes on the heels of criticism over the dark tone of Zach Snyder’s DC films, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel. The news also follows the more positive reviews of the Suicide Squad trailer released in January, which showed off the villainous team having a few jokes and fun moments all set to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
BMD editor-in-chief Devin Faraci claims a reliable source told him, “Every joke in the movie is in that trailer.” Ouch.
Hence the reshoots are currently underway at the cost of tens of millions of dollars. Humor is a costly commodity these days.
For those who eschew having too much fun, have no fear. Faraci informs us the writers and producers aren’t “inserting jokes left and right.” They’re just “beefing up fun character moments and interactions.” No harm can come from that.
Suicide Squad is in theaters on on August 5, 2016.