According to Variety, David Ayer has expressed interest in directing Suicide Squad as Warner Bros. had him in mind to bring the antihero team to the big screen. The movie studio hopes to make a dark and edgy adaptation of the DC Comics team. The film has been in development since 2009 with Dan Lin producing along with Justin Marks writing the script. David Ayer has been known for his dramatic cop dramas like End of Watch and Training Day so he would be a good choice to handle this type of project. His recent work, the World War II war film Fury gets released on October so there’s a good chance that he may work on Suicide Squad next.
With this news, the movie is finally going forward and a possibility for a crossover between other DC properties. There hasn’t been any word on which characters would be on the team. It’s also possible for the film to be among the nine that Warner Bros. plans to release between 2016 and 2020 after the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
DC Comics portrayed the Suicide Squad as a team of imprisoned supervillains who take on missions from the US government in order to reduce their sentences. Government agent Amanda Waller leads the team with the roster always expanding and changing. Usually the team consists of members Deathstroke, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and Bronze Tiger. The New 52 version altered the team including members like Black Manta, Joker’s Daughter, and Harley Quinn.
The Suicide Squad made TV appearances in popular shows like Smallville and Arrow. In Smallville, the team was referenced in Season 9 and 10 with members including Deadshot, Rick Flag, Warp, and Plastique. The Suicide Squad was also introduced in Arrow’s second season under the direction of Amanda Waller with team members Deadshot, Shrapnel, Bronze Tiger, and Lyla Michaels. John Diggle was also a member temporarily for an episode, but he required their services during the season finale.
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