Suicide Squad has opened worldwide, but early reviews are ranging from very negative to negative. The critics are unanimous in castigating choppy edits, poor script and unnecessary gore in the movie. The fear is that Suicide Squad may not even turn a profit for Warner Bros as it needs to make at least $750-800 million to break even. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Suicide Squad is unlikely to get a release in China due to its dark content. China doesn’t have a rating system, it has a censorship board which determines if the film is appropriate for Chinese people or not. Hence, the PG-13 rating doesn’t mean anything in Chinese movie market. This will be a significant blow to DC as Marvel is far ahead in terms of revenues across the board.
Now, one passionate but disgruntled DC fan is planning to move ahead with suing Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment for false advertising and misleading the audience to make a profit. He says that there are multiple scenes from trailers that never made it to the final cut, in fact, Jared Leto has expressed his concern over editing key Joker scenes. He is seeking compensation for the cost of a movie ticket, travel, and emotional damages.
The movie assembles a whole array of DC characters including Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney, Divergent & Water Diviner), Deadshot (Will smith, The Pursuit of Happyness & Seven Pounds), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman, RoboCop & Easy Money) , Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie, The Wolf of Wallstreet), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne, Anna Karenina & upcoming Pan), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye- Agbaje), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Slipknot (Adam Beach), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis, Prisoners & The Help) and Joker (Jared Leto, Mr. Nobody & Dallas Buyers Club). It is based on DC Comics conceived by John Ostrander, it is about a group of DC super-villains who are hired by Amanda Waller for a highly classified and dangerous government mission.