Suicide Squad was the 2016 superhero film which sadly did not meet expectations. Suicide Squad brought together some of the best stars in Hollywood in the DCEU’s first group superhero movie. Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Will Smith led the cast, with performances from other Hollywood heavyweights such as Cara Delevingne, Scott Eastwood and Viola Davis.
However, the film fell flat with critics with some even claiming the movie was “boring,” a damning indictment for a superhero movie.
The DCEU seems to have focused mainly on producing superhero films which show the dark side of the superhero world, though there have been exceptions with more recent movies such as Aquaman and Shazam.
According to comic book expert Professor Chris Murray, who spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk, there is nothing bad about light or dark comic book movies: but these films need to ensure they do the jobs they set out to do properly.
Asked whether DCEU movies are getting darker, Professor Murray said: “There are lighter superhero films too.
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“Shazam for example. This [light superhero movies] is neither good or bad.
“There can and should be a diversity of approaches and styles within the genre of superhero films, just as there is within the genre in comics.
“In the end, I care about whether the stories are good, the characters well-realised, and that the films do something interesting with their source material.”
While whether the film is light or dark is not a concern for Professor Murray, he does reveal the big issue with Suicide Squad which, as far as he sees it, was corrected in the latest movie from the