‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Turned Rehearsals into ‘Fight Club’

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Suicide Squad Rehearsals

In 1999’s Fight Club, Brad Pitt‘s Tyler Durden memorably asks, “How much can you know about yourself, you’ve never been in a fight?” Apparently, that’s a statement that Suicide Squad director David Ayer believes in, too.

When he was preparing the cast for the upcoming film about the villains of the DC Comics Universe, Ayer wanted to see just how tough his cast really was by creating a fight club of his own. He tells Yahoo!, “The rehearsal was very intense. It wasn’t a normal rehearsal, we’d talk about their lives, their history, and really got them to open up as people to each other. I also had them fight. I had them fight each other. You learn a lot about who a person really is when you punch them in the face. It gets rid of a lot of the actor stuff.”

I’m mildly curious who won in the fight between, say, Will Smith and Margot Robbie. Aren’t you?

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