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'Fury' Director David Ayer Circles DC Comics' Villainous 'Suicide Squad'

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September 19, 2014
Source: THR

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Looks like we know one more of one of the many projects Warner Bros and DC Entertainment want to bring to the big screen with their release schedule staked out through 2020. THR has just reported that Fury director David Ayer is currently circling an adaptation of Suicide Squad, based on the DC Comics property of the same name. This was one of several projects David Goyer was said to begin developing late last year along with Booster Gold, Deathstroke and Team 7. Justin Marks was previously attached to write the script in 2009, but has lain dormant since Batman v. Superman and Justice League began swirling.

Despite the fact that Suicide Squad has popped up on The CW's series "Arrow," under their alternate name Task Force X, this won't have any ties to the television show. For those who don't know, Suicide Squad is a team of imprisoned super-villains who perform high-risk missions for the U.S. Government in exchange for commuted sentences. The team's actions are highly classified, and the government is able to deny any involvement by claiming that they are not responsible for the damages of a random super-villain attack. They're basically the Impossible Mission Force but made up of super villains.

Characters who have been part of Suicide Squad have included Deadshot, King Shark, Captain Boomerang and The Joker's sidekick Harley Quinn, but there's no telling yet which villains will be used in this big screen iteration. The Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel producer Charles Roven is behind this DC property as well, so this is clearly part of their new cinematic comic book universe that will expand in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Thankfully, this sounds better than Sony's 2016 plans for the spin-off Sinister Six, because at least these are bad guys who are out to do good and redeem themselves, which makes more sense than just a movie about bad guys plotting their destructive schemes. It's early days though, so stay tuned to see how this project develops. Anyone interested?

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  • Xerxexx
    Awesome.
  • Stephen Ritchie
    So now WB wants to rip off Sony's idea, how surprising this is.
  • Chris Groves
    The thing about WB/DC's plan is that they seem to really have no plan at all. They apparently got some shareholder's memo about 'monetizing the DC properties' and have just thrown ideas at the wall since then. Whoring out properties for TV. It doesn't take hundreds of millions to get a TV show off the ground, and they know the DC fanbase will tune in no matter what, making the shows easy to monetize with ad space and things of that nature. Arrow and Flash being on the same network and part of the same universe. That is cool beans, I don't even watch those shows, but that intrigues me. But Gotham is at Fox, Constantine is at NBC I believe, Supergirl I think is at CBS...NONE of those share a universe with any other films or shows...and two of them(Gotham and Supergirl) clearly have an ancillary relationship with the two big characters of Batman and Superman...although there will evidently be no clear connection between the shows and films. Meanwhile, on the film side of things, they jump from MOS straight into a Batman v Superman movie that features Wonder Woman and is evidently leading right to Justice League. No solo build-up films, no utilization of the TV shows like Flash, Arrow etc to establish characters before having them in the films. Then they have Shazam being handled by their New Line branch and quite possibly NOT being a part of the Superman/Batman film series, and not helping to build to Justice League. Then they have this Suicide Squad movie in the works, but despite a version of the suicide squad appearing on Arrow...this won't have any relationship with that. Then they have Aquaman being developed with dual script attempts. That is the ONLY sign of any kind of effort to do a solo movie that is going to be part of the Superman/Batman/Justice League film continuity. It just seems like such a cluster*ck to me. I was hoping that they would make a genuine effort to craft a DC Cinematic Universe and really make it something worthwhile. But they seem perfectly willing to greenlight films and shows left and right without any intent of connecting the vast majority of them. Kevin Feige always said that at Marvel Studios they've always had a plan since day 1 and no matter what they move forward and work towards executing that plan.
    • Rock n Rollllll
      I'm quite contempt on how things are going with DC. For one, its NOT Marvel, and two, I feel that anything DC does, it isnt being rushed just to create this "UNIVERSE" everyone keeps babbling about. Just let everything DC, happen the way its happening. I for one (and dont really care if im in the minority) dont like the feel of most of the Marvel movies as most of them feel rushed, and silly, and geared towards toddlers. Another thing, eventually DC characters will begin to merge into one, and Shazam will eventually be thrown in there later. Just be patient and enjoy whats coming out................or dont.
  • OfficialJab
    Sounds like a cool concept for a comic, that would make a good movie.
  • Chelsea
    Perfect, now after this donates the box office on opening weekend make a Red Hood and The Outlaw movie.
  • MrKuel
    totally disagree with the statement "because at least these are bad guys who are out to do good and redeem themselves, which makes more sense than just a movie about bad guys plotting their destructive schemes." I would love to see a movie that was about villains and the bad things they do. it would be something I have never seen before as opposed to a redemption story which I have seen hundreds of times in multiple genre"s. Bad guys and good guys are far more interesting when they are "Bad".
  • DAVIDPD
    AYER is LEGEND! This would kick muthafecking ass!
  • mooreworthy
    Would make a better tv series on AMC with pure violence and mayhem unfiltered. They could also mix up the cast each season with new villains.
  • SkyNet300
    It's a cool idea for a movie but it really only makes sense if they made this years after all these other characters get their movies first. Oh well

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