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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Once upon a time, Suicide Squad was my most anticipated DC film. Then something strange happened: The photos and videos released by the production meant to get me more excited had an inverse effect. Now it’s been bumped down to “Meh” status. I checked with a friend of mine who attended SDCC’s Suicide Squad panel, and he told me the entire hall seemed to echo my feelings after the sizzle reel was shown. It seems we all want to be excited about this movie, but so far what’s been shown has just been the opposite of appealing.

Still, just as with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I hope to be proven very, very wrong. If those movies come out and are awesome, no one will be happier than I am. But right now? Just not feeling either one. 

One of Suicide Squad‘s stars, Care Delevingne, was recently on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” where she spoke a bit about her role as Enchantress. She described her character in an interesting way, basically stating that it’s a dual role:

“The part I’m playing, I’m actually playing two different parts. The second act is just a dream. I’m playing opposites, a mousey kind of scientist and a crazy, feral witch, which is great. Both sides of my personality, which is nice.”

So it looks like the DC film will put its own spin on the origin story for Enchantress, but will keep the Jekyll and Hyde-like transformation she undergoes. 

Also, Delevingne shed some light on the casting process for the DC flick. Firstly, the model/actress says she didn’t know what she was auditioning for when director David Ayer called her in. Secondly, she wasn’t shown a snippet of the script or given an excerpt of a scene for her character. Instead, she did a monologue from the 1962 Edward Albee play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

This continues the interesting trend of DC’s films finding their stars in unique ways. There was Dwayne Johnson, who was seemingly given a carte blanche type of offer where he could take his pick from a wide variety of characters and he ultimately chose Black Adam. Then there was Ezra Miller, who got a call from Zack Snyder out of the blue while on vacation where he was offered The Flash without ever even having a prior conversation about it, let alone auditioning for it. There’s also Chris Pine, who was offered two completely different parts: Hal Jordan or Steve Trevor. 

What do you think of DC’s methods? Are you psyched for Suicide Squad? What are your thoughts on Delevingne describing her character as, essentially, two entirely different roles? Sound off!

SOURCE: Late Night With Seth Meyers

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.