Suicide Squad, the next DC Comics extended universe blockbuster, has reportedly called its all-star cast back in for what are said to be extensive reshoots, in order to add more humour to the film.
According to reports by Birth Movies Death, the reshoots have been ordered in response to the success of the recent Deadpool movie, a surprise hit which thrived on the back of its black sense of humour.
The studio is apparently beefing up interactions and jokes between characters. However, the cost of adding new jokes and scenes to David Ayer’s film could run into the tens of millions, according to an anonymous source.
Warner Bros executives are also said to be aware that audiences responded positively to a recent trailer for Suicide Squad that spliced Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ with some of the film’s best jokes. Movie bosses are now allegedly keen to lighten the mood of what is believed to be a predominantly serious film.
The move follows fan backlash over the dark tone of recent DC Comics film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Suicide Squad – scheduled for release this summer – features a rogue’s gallery of some iconic DC villains played by major Hollywood actors, including Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith’s Deadshot, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.