David Ayer’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Originally Led Into Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’

Suicide Squad director David Ayer says the original version of his film would have ramped up to Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Director David Ayer revealed that Suicide Squad would have led up to Justice League in an interconnected way. After Ayer discussed new scenes in his original cut of the supervillain movie, fans have quickly begun campaigning for the director’s original Suicide Squad cut in the wake of Zack Snyder announcing that his Justice League cut will arrive on HBO Max next year. Most recently, the director teased fans that the anti-hero team-up was supposed to be the “appetizer” for Justice League.

The director told fans that he and Zack Snyder “synced up” their storylines so that Squad would lead into the fight against Darkseid and Steppenwolf. This isn’t surprising since Ayer posted concept art of what seemed to be technology from Apokolips and even confirmed that an early script draft saw Steppenwolf make an appearance at the end of the film. Take a look at David Ayer discussing the two DC films on Twitter below.

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The first 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 ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on DC films as it develops and you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!

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Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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