‘Suicide Squad’ Director David Ayer Says His Film Isn’t In Continuity With James Gunn’s

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James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is not a sequel to the 2016 supervillain team-up flick directed by David Ayer.

While responding to a hater on Twitter, Suicide Squad director David Ayer said that the highly-anticipated James Gunn movie is not a sequel but rather a “reinvention” of the property. David Ayer explained that James Gunn is still using characters and elements that were introduced in Suicide Squad, but he’s also “reinventing the universe” with his follow-up.

You can check out David Ayer’s Suicide Squad-related tweets below.

The Suicide Squad will take the franchise in a new direction, drawing more inspiration from Jon Ostrander’s classic run than the New 52 relaunch of the comics that inspired the 2016 movie. The new take is said to emphasize more comedy than its predecessor, but with an expected R-rating, it is also likely to be more violent and have a higher body count.

David Ayer’s Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The James Gunn-directed follow-up will see the return of four cast members from that film: Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is expected to deliver a new take on the titular supervillain team, with Idris Elba playing a new character on the team, David Dastmalchian starring as Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, and Steve Agee voicing King Shark. Other cast members confirmed for the ensemble picture include John Cena, Storm Reid, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Jennifer Holland, Pete Davidson, Juan Diego Botto, Alice Braga, Tinashe Kajese, Julio Ruiz, and Joaquín Cosío.

The Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding David Ayer, James Gunn and the future of DC Films.

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‘Titans’ Batmobile Concept Art Reveals Different Takes On Batman’s Iconic Vehicle

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Titans BatmobileFollowing its brief appearance in last week's episode, concept art for Titans' Batmobile has been released and reveals different takes on Batman's iconic vehicle.

The latest episode of Titans revealed a brief first look at a new version of the Batmobile while Dick Grayson is in the Batcave via flashback. The final version of the Batmobile in the Titans universe appears to be inspired by Batman 89 and The Animated Series. Concept art has been released and the initial designs were seemingly inspired by many past versions of the Batmobile across different mediums. You can check out the concept art below:

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Do you like the look of the Batmobile in Titans? Which concept art version is your favorite? Comment below!

The series continues this week with the episode titled “Asylum” and you can read the official synopsis below!

When The Messenger (recurring guest star REED BIRNEY) reveals that Rachel’s birth mother is alive and being held captive by The Organization in a mysterious psychiatric facility, Rachel is determined to rescue her. But once inside, the Titans are faced with their deepest vulnerabilities and fears.

Guest Cast: Rachel Nichols as Angela, Reed Birney as The Messenger and Rachel Crawford as Doctor.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard “Dick” Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand’r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield “Gar” Logan / Beast Boy.

Titans is now available exclusively on DC Universe.

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Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.