Whether you loved it or hated it, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice was undoubtedly a dark film. One with little humor, mainly done by Jeremy Irons’ Alfred. The upcoming Suicide Squad on the other hand will be dark, but also have an outrageous sense of humor. One that the producers of the movie were all too happy to talk about to reporters, which included ones from ComicBook.com. They went into great detail about what one can expect from the film on the humor side:
“The sense of humor, that’s one thing also I could just mention about the movie and hopefully the Comic Con piece gave hints of that, if not more than hints, is this movie is incredibly fun,” said producer Richard Suckle during a conversation with reporters on the film’s set. “I think it’s going to really surprise people. At least people who may not have expected that before they saw the Comic Con piece. The movie has a fantastic sense of humor all the while being serious when it needs to be serious. It delivers on the action, but the sense of humor is something that I found went well in the script, but now you see it on camera…it’s a great cocktail I guess is the way to describe it.”
“In order to have outrageous characters, I think they have to be able to say outrageous things,” Suckle added (a sentiment that fits Harley Quinn’s talk about “the voices,” seen in most of the movie’s trailers). “I always find, when you have a serious situation, it always accentuates the drama and the tension and you can offset it with a joke, [as long as] that joke fits within the tone and the context of the movie.”
“Look at the characters that are all together,” added producer Andy Horwitz. “I think just organically comedy comes out of these people being together and having such different temperaments and different attitudes and different outlooks on life, and just the group itself, comedy just comes out organically. It’s amazing how the delivery of lines and how much fun they have. David, of course, is coming up with things on set. Everyone laughs about it and of course is probably some of the funniest stuff in the movie.”
“These are characters that don’t necessarily want to be a team but don’t have a choice, and how do you deal with that? Comedy is going to naturally emanate from that place,” said Suckle.
The film releases August 5th.