We had such high hopes about Suicide Squad. After alI, it had the DC Extended Universe and Warner Bros.’ interconnected super-franchise of movies based on DC Comics characters. Rather, Suicide Squad opened poorly. What’s more, Warner Bros. insiders are spreading gossipy titbits about the studio’s dissent. It may be time to begin worrying about the DCEU’s future. Here’s the reason….
1. A Story Of Two Cuts
According to an insider, Warner Bros. executives were profoundly shaken by the lukewarm reaction that hit Batman v Superman months before Suicide Squad’s debut. The outcome? The studio employed another editing house (the one that assembled the teaser trailer) to make an alternate cut of the film which was apparently autonomous from the writer/director David Ayer and his group. The new form would be less somber and “lighter,” including an all jazzed up graphics design. Apparently, both cuts were screened for viewers three months before the August presentation, and Ayer worked with the studio to mix them into a rational whole. However, the results show that those endeavors were futile.
2. Strike Three
Suicide Squad is the third official entry into the DCEU. What’s more, similar to its two forerunners, 2013’s Man of Steel and 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the reviews aren’t bright. As it is, on Rotten Tomatoes, Man of Steel earned a 55% rating, while Batman v Superman pulled in a measly 27%. Reviews for Suicide Squad haven’t been any better. They were sufficiently unforgiving. In fact, some misinformed DC fans began and signed a Change.org appeal to “close down” Rotten Tomatoes, stating that its critics always gave the DC Extended Universe films awful reviews. However, the fact is, Suicide Squad truly appeared like it may have some good times with its cast of super villains forced into service by the government. Rather, faultfinders grumble that it felt more like two motion pictures joint together. What’s more, if the reports are to be trusted, that is precisely what it was.