Of all the upcoming DC Comics films from Warner Brothers that are coming down the pipeline, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad is undoubtedly one of our most anticipated. It’s also one of the most mysterious of the current 10-film slate, especially in regards to how it connects to the rest of the burgeoning DC Cinematic Universe. Outside of its large and impressive cast, as well as a few plot rumors, there’s not much concrete information to go on. According to co-stars Will Smith and Margot Robbie, though – who play Squad members and iconic DC villains Deadshot and Harley Quinn – that’s all part of Ayer’s plan.
Robbie and Smith just starred in another film together, Focus, which hits theaters on February 27th. While doing the press rounds, they were of course asked about their next collaboration, Suicide Squad. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to give away too much about the highly-anticipated villain team-up; not because they’re sworn to secrecy (which they likely are), but because they too know very little about the film itself.
Apart from saying that they’re both “really looking forward to [the film],” Smith and Robbie commented on Ayer’s very secretive method of filmmaking:
Smith: “I’m looking forward to it too, but I don’t know what it’s going to be character-wise.”
Robbie: “We don’t know what our characters’ relationship is really going to be [because] it’s ever-changing.”
Smith: “It’s really cool, the way that David Ayer works. It’s all images, all ideas, and he holds the screenplay [pretty close] and he just keeps sending you things about your character. He just wants to you to be prepared for anything… Ayer only sends your character’s stuff so you don’t know what’s going on with the other characters; I think he wants it to come alive on set.”