Recently, all the superhero buzz has been largely focused on the many Marvel universes, but Warner Brothers is trying to change that.
We know we’re getting an Affleck-Cavill Batman vs Superman: Dawn of the Justice League in 2016 and a second Justice League film directed by Zack Snyder. There’s been confirmation that Dwayne Johnson will be playing the role of Black Adam in a Shazam! movie. But now the folks at WB are shaking things up a bit.
Reports are that David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch, Street Kings) has been eyeing the Warner Brothers DC project Suicide Squad. The project had been in development for many years with Justin Marks set to write the script, but had been placed on hold to make room for the Caped Crusader and his Kryptonian “friend”. Word is that the script has been comepleted as late as 2011, but only as recent as 2014 has a director been sought.
The Suicide Squad, also known as Task Force X, is a group of imprisoned supervillans given a second chance to redeem themselves. They are tasked by the government (because they always have great ideas) with Black Ops missions which will either kill them or, if completed, help reduce their sentences. The team consists of Deadshot, King Shark, Captain Boomerang and the ever popular Harley Quinn. Other notable team members from the comics have included Joker’s daughter, Penguin and Posion Ivy.