11: Suicide Squad – Show Notes

First Segment

  • 1st Appearance of Suicide Squad – The Brave and the Bold #25 – 1959
    • Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru
    • Ordinary People with Nothing to Lose
    • Original Members of the Squad
  • Secret History of Task Force X/The Suicide Squad – Secret Origins #14 – 1987
    • Rick Flag Sr. led a Suicide Squad in WWII before his son ever did
    • Formed of wild, crazy, expendable men
  • John Ostrander’s Suicide Squad – Legends #3 – 1987
    • Founded by High Ranking Govt. Official – Amanda Waller
    • First Time that the Squad is Made of Villains
    • New Members of the Team
  • “The New 52” Suicide Squad – 2011
    • Written by Adam Glass, Art by Federico Dallocchio and Ransom Getty
    • DC Universe Reboot – Brand New Squad
    • The New Team Members
    • Inspired the Film
  • The Latest Two Incarnations
    • The New Suicide Squad – 2014
      • By Sean Ryan and Jeremy Roberts
    • Suicide Squad: Rebirth – 2016
      • By Rob Williams, Art by Jonathan Glapion and Philip Tan

Second Segment

  • Director, David Ayer
    • Prior work
    • Bio
  • The Rush to Production
  • Film Making by Committee
    • Executive intervention in post production
    • Fear of being like Batman v Superman
  • David Ayer’s Response
    • Presents a united front
    • Unlike Josh Trank
  • Geoff Johns’ New Role at Warner Brothers
  • Critical and Financial Reception

Third Segment

  • Experience Watching the Film
  • Performances of Margot Robbie and Will Smith
  • Film Making by Committee – Big List of Deleted Scenes
  • DC vs. Marvel Process
    • The Marvel plan vs. The DC plan
  • “End of the World” every time…
  • Movies Aren’t Bad Because They’re Dark
  • Looking Forward to Wonder Woman, Directed by Patty Jenkins