End of Watch and Fury helmer David Ayer has banded together his super group of villains to commence filming, as the director announced that the cameras are now rolling on the set of Suicide Squad, which entered its first day of production in Toronto.
Ayer confirmed that the ball was now rolling through his personal Twitter account, and shared the following image from set. Interestingly, it appears the film has entered production with the codename Bravo 14.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) April 13, 2015
Given the grand nature of the adaptation – not to mention the ensemble cast already on board – there are suggestions that a handful of parts are yet to be filled. In fact, according to Latino Review, there is one, rather high-profile “outstanding” role in the form of Mark and Roland Desmond, brothers who play two variations of the villain Blockbuster in the DC source material. The outlet didn’t specify if any actors were in contention, nor if Blockbuster’s involvement in the final product was set in stone, so take this with a grain of salt for the time being.
Operating under the Task Force X moniker, Suicide Squad is an eccentric group of supervillains who work alongside the government on covert operations in return for reduced sentences. It’s a duplicitous scheme headed up by the formidable Dr Amanda Waller (The Help‘s Viola Davis), who oversees the program and all of its goings-on from inside the prison.
With Will Smith, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne, Jim Parrack, Jai Courtney and Margot Robbie on board as the leading villains, there’s no questioning the film’s star power. But beneath Suicide Squad‘s star-studded exterior is a dark and intriguing premise, one that could differentiate it from the other superhero fare cramming up cinema screens.
David Ayer’s villain-centric flick will land on August 5, 2016.