It has just been reported by Variety that David Ayer (End of Watch) has entered negotiations with Warner Bros. Pictures to direct the film adaption of the DC comic book team, Suicide Squad, which will likely be included in WB’s upcoming DC Cinematic Universe. Dan Lin will produce the film with a script written by Justin Marks. No date has been set for the film, however as with the recently announced Shazam, it will likely be claiming one of the previously announced dates set by Warner Bros. already. There is no official word from the studio themselves, but the inside source did have this to say: ”The group doesn’t include any major DC supervillains like the Joker or Lex Luthor, but the characters will likely have an opportunity to cross over between other DC properties and vice versa for non-Suicide Squad members appearing in this film.”
I think that this is some really awesome news! While I think that the Suicide Squad is a really cool and interesting idea with some great characters, I actually don’t know a whole lot about them from the comics. For the most part, I only really know anything about them from what I have seen on the television show, Arrow (which you should be watching if you aren’t already. It’s fantastic!). That being said, from what I do know about the team, I honestly believe that is David Ayer is not just a great choice to direct the film; he is the perfect choice!
End of Watch is a film that really just surprised me on every level. I thought it was just going to be some found footage, movie version of Cops, but it turned out to be an intense, heart-pounding, dramatic, and gripping thriller with incredible writing and believable characters. I’ll go as far as saying that it may be the best cop movie I have ever seen. For those who don’t know, the Suicide Squad is a team of imprisoned DC villains turned anti-hero’s, who are recruited by the US government to help take down bigger threats in exchange for lesser prison sentences. If Warner Bros. and DC is intent on sticking to this more grounded and serious tone set by 2013’s Man of Steel, than I think that a director like Ayer fits incredibly well into that mold.
So, what do you think of a Suicide Squad film directed by David Ayer as a part of the DC Cinematic Universe? Leave your thoughts down below!
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