The ‘Suicide Squad’ Assembles In A New Photo, And The Director Throws A Little Shade At Marvel



Left to right: Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Katana (Karen Fukuhara), Rick Flagg (Joel Kinnaman), Deadshot (Will Smith), and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney)

In an interview with USA Today, Suicide Squad director David Ayer (Training Day, Fury) released a new photo of the skwad and talked about the movie. To the surprise of no one who saw those set videos, he confirmed that Ben Affleck’s Batman makes a cameo to fight with Jared Leto’s Joker, whom Ayer says is “the king of Planet Joker.” Ayer also expressed some admiration for Affleck’s portrayal of Batman, saying, “You really sense that, but for the grace of God, he himself would be doing some really foul stuff out in the world.”

Affleck can take that as a compliment, as Ayer makes it clear in the interview that he thinks good guys are “kinda boring,” but necessary, while directing a movie filled with villains opens up more possibilities for inverting audience expectations.

Ayer also threw a bit of shade in Marvel’s general direction with an oblique reference to the MCU’s infamous penchant for post-credits scenes as linking devices.

“For me, it’s a little more than just dropping a cut scene in the end credits to link projects. You really have to be thinking three movies downrange and how today’s movie will impact more later-cycle projects.”

Does this mean Amanda Waller won’t be showing up at Deathstroke’s prison cell in a post-credits scene to hand him a file named “Suicide Squad?” Oh wait, Batman: Arkham Origins already did that.

(Via USA Today)

Around The Web


A Look Inside A ’90s Teen Fashion Icon’s Closet With The Star And Costume Designer From ‘Blossom’

After Finally Winning A Championship, Clevelanders Don’t Care What Anyone Thinks About Their City Now

LeBron’s 11-Year-Old Son Reportedly Has Standing Scholarship Offers From Kentucky And Duke

One Father’s Incredible Odyssey To Become A U.S. Citizen

What’s The Deal With The Urban Sombrero? ‘Seinfeld’ Writers On Inventing The Hat That Almost Became Real

By: and 06.17.16

After Being Told She Wasn’t Worth It, ESPN’s Sage Steele Is Still Proving All Doubters Wrong

The Rise Of Fentanyl

The Man In The Mirror: Reliving Ultimate Warrior’s Final, Epically Embarrassing Run In WCW

How A Crazy Social Experiment Was Born By Letting Fans Take Control Of A Pro Football Team

A Call For Change At The Stonewall Inn Vigil For Victims Of The Orlando Shooting

What It’s Like To Watch The Best ‘Friday Night Lights’ Episode With The Cast On The Field Where It Was Filmed

The Men Of Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen Straight-To-Video Movies Tell-All

Mark Henry Found A Way Through The WWE Wasteland To Become The New Standard For Black Wrestlers

If You’ve Been Dreaming Of A Trip To Cuba, Now Is The Time To Go

Kyrie Irving Found His Inner Uncle Drew And Took Over When The Cavs Needed Him Most

The Rise, Fall, And Redemption Of Marshall Henderson

The Pizza Pirates Of Calaveras County — A Technology-Free Adventure

Captain America May Never Have A Boyfriend, But He’s Long Had A Gay Best Friend