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