The summer movie season has begun and with it comes a number of major offerings from major movie studios — with many comic-based movies among them. One particular comic movie has risen above all the other summer releases to become the most talked about film on Twitter. As reported by USA Today, Twitter has revealed that “Suicide Squad” — the film starring Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and more as a ragtag band of villains-turned-quasi-heroes — has become the most tweeted-about summer movie.
The film, which opens in August, had one million tweets posted about it between March 1 and May 26. The Joker Twitter emoji and the hashtag #JokerWasHere helped bolster the conversation, as did Joker actor Jared Leto’s massive Twitter following. A trailer released for the film in April had almost 130K retweets and over 170K likes.
Coming up behind “Suicide Squad” were the also much-discussed “Finding Dory” (869,000 tweets) and “Ghostbusters” (329,000 tweets). “Suicide Squad’s” claim to fame also comes as two other much tweeted about have entered theaters; “Captain America: Civil War” scored 10.4 million tweets during the sample period, and “X-Men: Apocalypse” also broke the million mark with 1.8 million tweets.
Directed by David Ayer and starring Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and more, “Suicide Squad” opens on August 5.
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