The Suicide Squad movie is on its way next year, and Mad TV and Sisters actor/comedian Ike Barinholtz gave a little tease about his role in the DC Comics movie. He also described David Ayer’s directing style, according to Heroic Hollywood.
Ayer’s stylings in historical projects such as Fury, Sabotage, and End of Watch have their own dark and gritty approaches as well, but not unlike that which is seen in other films. David’s directing style in those films were described by Collider as having action that’s “visceral” in nature.
“How about we just focus on loading the movie with visceral action and run with something more grounded that has a little bit of bite to it?”
In Suicide Squad, Barinholtz talks about the environmental conditions of the set and the impact David Ayer has on the actors working on the project. Ike mentions how tough a cookie Margot Robbie is. The director would even talk of old war stories of how he would motivate his actors to perform on the set of the Fury movie regarding an altercation between Shia LaBeouf and Daredevil’s Jon Bernthal.
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If anyone recalls scenes from Fury, Bernthal’s character was continuously hassling him as if he was trying to get some fight out of him. That being said, this is quite indicative of the end result of an intense performance.
“He would tell us, ‘You know on Fury, right before a scene, I almost got Shia [LaBeouf] and [Jon] Bernthal into a fistfight.’ And [I’m] like, ‘I don’t want to do that!!’ But he gets great performances out of actors and [Suicide Squad] is so big in scope. When I think of some of those sets, it’s like, This is the size of Universal Studios. It was very, very, very different.”
Suicide Squad and DC Comics is not without its restraints when maintaining secrecy with its actors. Ike says it’s been quite the challenge on keeping things on the down low, but gave a bit of an idea into his role. It seems that Ayer has gotten into the head of the actor/comedian about keeping things secret, but Heroic Hollywood mentions his role to be more integral in nature even though he was seen as a prison guard in the Suicide Squad trailer.
“I can say that he’s definitely someone that people will not like, and he is someone who likes to really mess with people — likes to really hurt people and [frick] them up.”
Of course, the Suicide Squad movie trailers have appeared dark and gritty up to this point with a new trailer debuting during the DC Films Presents: Dawn Of The Justice show on Jan. 19, 2016, and it wouldn’t be surprising if it was just as dark. There’s already been a play-by-play of the said trailer as it plays to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” according to Inquisitr, and it gives a closer look at the prospective Suicide Squad members — a brief sound-off on each member as Rick Flagg, played by Joel Kinnaman, goes through their files.
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DC Comics fans of Suicide Squad may wonder how a comedian such as Barinholtz, who is best known for his work on Mad TV and The Mindy Project, would be appropriate for the part. According to Vanity Fair, Ike said something that made sense and what he considers a common denominator for his roles.
“Every part I’ve ever played is an indigent psychopath weirdo pervert.”
This pretty much describes every inmate in Arkham Asylum, does it not? It’s making more sense now, and due to speculation going around that Barinholtz would be having an “integral role in the film,” via Heroic Hollywood, one may wonder how he’ll display his self-described roles he’s historically played in other projects.
The Suicide Squad movie debuts Aug. 5, 2016.
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