We got a reported Suicide Squad runtime a few days back, which was eventually denied by the film’s director, David Ayer, on his Twitter.
Now, according to a Collider report, Suicide Squad clocks in at 130 minutes with credits. If this turns out to be true, it is the shortest of the three DC Extended Universe films, after Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel.
After the financial underperformance and bad critical response to Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad has a lot of pressure to not only get good fan and critical response, but also make a profit at the box office.
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5.