Can “Army of Thieves” become a prequel to “Suicide Squad”? Zack Snyder wants to pioneer villain movies.
The trailer for “Army of Thieves” is out, and fans say that the villain movie directed by Zack Snyder has a special flavor.
It would be great if Zha Dao could be the director of the sequel to “Suicide Squad”.
Judging from the film’s specifications and plot trend, Warner promoted “Army of Thieves” as a prequel series of “Suicide Squad”.
Some fans saw the prequel series ” Peacemaker ” of “Suicide Squad” from the HBO platform.
However, judging from the arrangement of the DC studio, “Peacemaker” has a specific story line.
The specifications of this series are not like prequels or derivative works.
Can “Army of Thieves” become a prequel to “Suicide Squad”?
Hollywood reporter Aaron Couch gave the answer.
Zack Snyder wants to open up villain movies. The value of villain characters and stories in the field of superheroes has yet to be developed. He has seen the market for villain movies and TV shows.
Suicide Squad is hailed as the villain’s version of Justice League.
Since the establishment of DC Studios, Warner’s plans for comics have become more comprehensive. The decent series and the villain series need to go hand in hand.
Another reason is that after the “Joker” fire, the audience’s awareness of the villain has risen to a new level.
As a sensitive director, Zack Snyder must know that the market for villain movies is very large.
In the field of superheroes, the drama of villains and decent is the driving force for such characters to continue to develop.
Fans also need to see things that are in line with social reality, which is why Zack Snyder wants to develop villain movies.
The main role of “Army of Thieves” is basically consistent with “Suicide Squad”.
Judging from the content of the trailer, “Army of Thieves” seems to be the story before the birth of “Suicide Squad”.
Some fans’ understanding of prequel works is that this work is a predecessor of another work.
In fact, prequel movies are a kind of derivative works.
When DC comics and TV dramas are more complicated, such works mainly play a cohesive role, making the villain movie look less obtrusive.
Everyone’s main impression of Zack Snyder is still in the Justice League series.
Many people think that everything Zack Snyder does is to get the “Justice League” series back to its proper place.
Nowadays, the competition of cosmic movies in Hollywood is very fierce. Marvel does not have “Avengers” at all in the fourth phase of the plan. The source of MCU characters is very wide.
Dark Horse Pictures also hopes that they will form the “Big Three” of Hollywood universe movies with Marvel and DC.
Even Netflix has launched a self-made comic film “Masters of the Universe”.
In the increasingly fierce competition in the field of superheroes, Disney Channel, HBO platform, and Netflix are vying for excellent film and television resources.
Warner wants DC Universe movies to survive in this diversified era, and they need to implement more fresh plans.
It’s a good idea to develop the villain series.
When the “Suicide Squad” series was successful, many senior movie fans felt that the prequel of this series also had potential.
From this point of view, as long as the character structure is basically the same, the plot and the creative tone have continuity, Masters of the Universe can become a prequel to “Suicide Squad”.
Zack Snyder’s attitude towards villain movies is more important.
Judging from the original script, Ludwig Dieter starred by Matthias Schweighöfer is the main story line of “Army of Thieves”.
He is also an important figure in “Suicide Squad”.
Seeing the pioneer film of “Army of Thieves” also reminds people of a series, the “Virus Zombie Series” that was once popular in Hollywood.
The popularity of this series reached its peak during the heyday of “Resident Evil”.
Due to the global epidemic in the past two years, Hollywood has also launched “Safer at Home” works that cater to social reality.
In many superhero series of Marvel and DC, the creators have also added the element of epidemic.
Although “Suicide Squad” is a more typical villain series, after all, the main character is still the villain.
However, from the perspective of the whole story, “The Suicide Squad” feels different from the previous two series.
Obviously James Gunn added something that understands social aspects very well based on the situation in Hollywood.
This characteristic is also reflected in Zack Snyder. The focus of “Army of Thieves” is also “how the villain heroes defeat the virus.”
These contents show that the villain movie has developed social attributes, which is why Zack Snyder sees the potential of the series.
So, in terms of whether “Army of Thieves” can become the topic of the prequel to “Suicide Squad”.
Zack Snyder wants to open up villain movies, which is indeed one of the main plans of DC Studios in the future.
Well-known actors such as Nathalie Emmanuel, Stuart Martin, and Jonathan Cohen have also joined the starring list of “Army of Thieves”.
Warner did not lower the pay of the actors during the special period, which is also the way for the large-scale film industry to retain talent.