Ike Barinholtz Talks on His Suicide Squad Role

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Ike Barinholtz who’s playing an undisclosed character in Suicide Squad, spoke with the Chicago Tribune a bit on his role in the film, the film itself, the comic book fandom and the Suicide Squad comics.

He also confirms he’s not allowed to talk much on the film nor is he allowed to confirm what role he’s playing:

“I can’t talk too much about it, otherwise I’ll be executed.” Barinholtz said over the phone Wednesday. “We’re three days in. This is a crazy movie. It’s the biggest movie I’ve ever been in. … The only thing I can say (about my role) is that it’s a very different side of me that you haven’t seen on ‘The Mindy Project’ or ‘Neighbors.’”

Barinholtz was unable to discuss which character he will play. He said his friends have asked him and get frustrated when he doesn’t give them an answer.

Barinholtz on the passionate of the Suicide Squad comics:

“People are very passionate about comics – specifically this one,” said Barinholtz,  it appeals to people’s dark side a little more. It has a ‘Dirty Dozen’ feel. I think that’s the direction we’re going in.

I’ve read the comics. Ironically, my mom was friends with John Ostrander, who wrote one of the original incarnations in the 80s. I was very happy to hear about the project. And when discussions began of me being in it, I read the script and was like ‘Oh my God, this is awesome.’”

Source: ChicagoTribune via 

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