ABOVE: Global News’ Mark Carcasole reports on the closure of Yonge Street to shoot scenes for Suicide Squad.
TORONTO — Production of Suicide Squad took over a portion of Yonge Street over the weekend, complete with a tail of an airplane sitting in the middle of the street.
The big budget DC Comics/Warner Bros. movie stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and many others.
Pieces of the plane were scattered along Yonge Street from College Street to Wellesley Street, offering passersby a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the super villain movie, due in cinemas next summer.
The props were hoisted on small cranes and put in place Monday morning ahead of the night-time shoot.
Much of the David Ayer-directed film will be shot in Toronto until the end of August.
Earlier this month, Bay Street from Queen Street and King Street and Bloor Street West from Bay Street to Avenue was transformed into the fictional Midway City earlier in May. Crews have also done overnight shoots that shut down Bay Street from Bloor Street West to Davenport Road.
The movie is about a group of supervillains from the DC Comics universe working for the U.S. government. It is part of the DC Comics shared universe movies which also include Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Wonder Woman.
– with files from John R. Kennedy