Moviegoers have a thing for superheroes, and this is exactly why superhero films boomed for the past decade. But for director David Ayer, superheroes can sometimes get too boring because they are so predictable, and this is why he is sure that the characters found in his anti-hero movie "Suicide Squad" will blow audiences away.
"We all need good guys and everything - yay, good guys - but at the end of the day, they're kinda boring," Ayer said during an interview with USA Today. "They're always going to do the right thing. When you're dealing with the baddies, it's easy to get ahead of the audience and invert expectations."
Of course, that did not stop him from getting Ben Affleck's Batman (alter ego of Bruce Wayne) in "Suicide Squad." In fact, the director considers Batman's cameo as one of the highlights of the film.
"We made him fight," the director laughingly shared. "He's awesome (as Batman). You really sense that but for the grace of God he himself would be doing some really foul stuff out in the world."
As for Affleck himself, he would like to talk more about his involvement in "Suicide Squad" but he is unfortunately "bound by nondisclosure clauses a mile long."
He is, however, allowed to say that "Suicide Squad" is going to blow people away.
"It felt like I have such a cool cousin. This thing that is so awesome is somehow related to me, and that was really exciting because it started to feel like a constellation of things, and I've never had that feeling," he gushed.
Ayer added that they are building up the DC superhero universe with all the films they have lined up. First to be released this year is Zack Snyder "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" which stars Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, and Amy Adams, among many others. It will be the film that will introduce the Justice League, which also includes Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). These two characters will get their own standalone films in the future too.
"For me, it's a little more than just dropping a cut scene in the end credits to link projects. You really have to be thinking three movies downrange and how today's movie will impact more later-cycle projects," said Ayer.
"Suicide Squad" will be released in cinemas on August 5, 2016 while "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will make its premiere on March 25, 2016.