Monday, August 8, 2016

Topic Of The Day: Suicide Squad 2 Ideas (Part I)

Those of you who have read my review of Suicide Squad will know that I was heavily disappointed by it. However, I am still curious about the direction in which the sequel will go in. The film is already breaking box office records so a sequel is inevitable. So I figured I'd offer up my own ideas on how they should formulate the sequel. I'm going to be splitting this up into two parts. In this post, I'll talk about plot ideas and in the second, I'll suggest which new characters they could introduce.

First off, in terms of its characters, they might have to trim some fat. Out of the current Suicide Squad members, I would keep Deadshot and Harley Quinn. Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc weren't given anything to do and when you look at the long Suicide Squad roster from the comics, you'll see that the amount of characters they can introduce are endless. So they could easily give the boot to Boomerang and Killer Croc. Plus, according to The Wrap, Will Smith and Margot Robbie were two of the biggest pulls for the first film. So Warner Bros. would be wise to let Deadshot and Harley Quinn stick around along with Viola Davis' Amanda Waller who runs the Squad.

As for Rick Flagg and Katana, though, I would say keep Katana but get rid of Flagg. There is a scene where we get a glimpse of Katana's backstory and if she is brought back, there could be an opportunity for us to get to know her more. So out of all the returning characters, I would bring back Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Amanda Waller, Katana, and possibly The Joker. He basically had a glorified cameo in the first film. So I'm sure fans would want to see more of him and perhaps be the main villain.

I also want to see it become less of the Deadshot show and focus on the Squad as a whole so that there is room for more character development and synergy amongst the group. One of the first film's biggest flaws is that because most of the characters are so underdeveloped, you couldn't care less what happens to them. So when you bring in new people and/or bring back the original band of members, flesh them out more so that when or if they get killed off, you're like "Damn!"

Next, bring in an actual villain. Even though Enchantress is the main villain in the first film, she never does anything other than turn people into her minions, dance like she's on a hula hoop, and create a beaming blue light. We don't get a grand idea of what her evil plans are. So introduce a villain that has clear motivations, a memorable personality, and proves to be a possible foil for one of, if not all, the members of the Squad. Either bring in someone new or make The Joker the main villain.

Lastly, more action. Another one of the film's biggest flaws is how boring it was and how there wasn't a high octane rhythm to it like the previews suggest. A sequel is always supposed to think bigger so incorporate more action sequences and make it more high octane.

So those are my thoughts on what can be done for the inevitable Suicide Squad sequel. Whether you agree or disagree, please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading and look our for Part II soon!