Last week, we came across a rumor that suggested that the runtime of Suicide Squad was just 100 minutes (1 hour and 40 minutes). The rumor didn't survive for more than a day, however, as David Ayer himself clarified that it wasn't true.
Now, we have a new report about the runtime of Suicide Squad that hasn't been debunked by the director, at least not yet. According to Collider, which is, of course, a much reliable source than the previous one, the upcoming August 5 release will clock in at 130 minutes (2 hours and 10 minutes), with credits.
If this is true, Suicide Squad will be around 20 minutes shorter than the first two DC Extended Universe installments, Man of Steel (148 minutes) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (153 minutes).
But when compared to the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, it doesn't seem to be an undersized superhero movie. Iron Man 3 had exactly the same runtime, while Iron Man 2, Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Ant-Man were all shorter.
Whatever the length may be, there’s one thing we know for sure: Suicide Squad has been successful in arousing curiosity in a whole lot of people. According to ComScore's PreAct (via Deadline), the movie is currently generating more social media buzz than any other movie scheduled to release this year. Here's the full chart for you!
Suicide Squad's outpacing of highly anticipated movies, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is completely understandable. While those movies are several months away from hitting the theaters, the David Ayer flick will be releasing in less than a month and a half. However, we mustn't forget that Rogue One did give away quite a few major reveals last week.
But Suicide Squad deserves credit for blowing away the competition from movies that will release ahead of it, such as Star Trek Beyond and Ghostbusters.
Despite the fact that strong social media buzz doesn't necessarily mean that Suicide Squad will score big numbers in the box office, it can obviously be considered good news for the movie based on a band of supervillains.
Apart from these updates, we also have a set of behind-the-scenes photos from the movie. While one of these HD snaps features Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Will Smith as Deadshot, all of the others feature Jared Leto's The Joker. Check the shots out below (via Comic Book Movie)!
And here's an image of the new movie theater standee featuring all of the members of the Task Force X!