Ever since the first trailer for Suicide Squad was released, fans have been salivating at a chance to finally see the baddest villains team up in the first DC super villain movie.
After mixed reviews over DC’s latest work, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans have been wondering how the next film in DC’s lineup will turn out.
If Suicide Squad turns out to be successful, then that’s a good sign for the DC shared universe. However, if it tanks, then DC will have a lot of adjusting to do in order to smooth things out with fans. But the latter doesn’t seem to be the case if the initial reactions to a test screening prove to be accurate.
According to CinemaBlend, a test screening for Suicide Squad was recently held, and the results are in via social media. For the most part, the reviews are good, with fans loving the characters and claiming that it’s the best DC shared universe film ever.
Others claimed it was amazing and raved about characters such as Will Smith’s Deadshot and Cara Delevigne’s Enchantress. Another character that seemed to get high praise was Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Harley Quinn.
But the biggest question mark of the film was Jared Leto’s role as The Joker. Even after the first reviews, it appears he still could be a controversial aspect of the film with fans saying that while his Joker is very different, it fits the movie very well.
Of course, both Dawn of Justice and the Fantastic Four reboots also received positive reviews during the first screening, only to get poor reviews when the were released. But based solely on these reactions it’s safe to say that, for now, the DC Universe is finally on the rise.
Meanwhile, Batman-News reports that although Affleck’s Batman does appear in the film, as can be seen from the trailers, his character won’t be interacting with all of the Suicide Squad.
But there is a scene involving Batman and Deadshot that takes place in the form of a flashback. Reportedly, it is the first scene with Batman and is an “emotional” one between the Caped Crusader and Deadshot, states ScreenRant. So it is entirely possible that they have a history that will be explained in the film.
Another possible Batman scene involves Harley Quinn and The Joker. Unfortunately for fans, there isn’t a lot of interaction between Batman and The Joker, with most of Batman’s attention spent on Harley Quinn as he saves her from drowning.
It’s also no surprise, though a little disappointing, that there won’t be a major scene between Batman and The Joker. But many fans claim that DC is saving that dance for Ben Affleck’s solo Batman film.
But some fans are still holding onto hope that Batman will tussle with the entire Suicide Squad. This belief stems from Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc) and his comments that hinted that Batman might interact with most, if not all, of the Suicide Squad. These comments have yet to be confirmed.
So whether it is tweets from lucky fans who got to see a test screening, or the potential showdown between Batman and the Suicide Squad, there is plenty to get fans to the theaters when the movie is finally released on August 5.
DC fans, tell us what you think! Do you think that early reviews will hold up when the general public is finally allowed to see the movie? Which members of the Suicide Squad do you want to see interact with Batman? Let us know in the comments below.
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