Suicide Squad Editor David Hickman gave more details on the original vision for the 2016 film and said it was “much darker” and less comedy-oriented than the end product.
“I would like to see David [Ayer]the final version of the film, ”Hickman said in an interview with CinemaBlend. “I saw what David was trying to do with the movie and thought it was a pretty daring movie. It was less funny. It was a much darker movie. It was almost like a Black hawk down type something. It was just very militarized, very serious. I mean, sure there had to be some comedic moments with Will Smith, but it was a darker movie. I like where David was going with this and it would be really nice to see him be able to finish what he started.
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Hickman was also impressed with Jared Leto’s performance as the Joker in Suicide Squad, but said it was difficult to find a place for many of his images.
“I thought Jared Leto had done a really good job playing the Joker. I know there are a lot of opinions on the matter, but I really liked what he did. He really brought a psychotic character to life and because of the runtime and because Jared provided so much material, we weren’t able to use a lot of it. And for a lot of the material, we just couldn’t find a purpose for it because sometimes it would go on such crazy and insane tangents and it would be really hard to fit it into the movie. Sometimes it just wasn’t appropriate for what he was doing, but it would have been nice to have more of that Joker character a little more fleshed out than what came out in the movie.
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The series now continues under the direction of James Gunn, and Hickman is excited to see where The suicide squad okay since he’s a fan of Gunn’s movies.