James Gunn discusses whether The Suicide Squad connects to Robert Pattinson’s Batman as well as the ties between the upcoming DC Films projects.
Fans have been unsure whether Matt Reeves’ The Batman is directly connected to other DC Extended Universe movies or set in its own world like Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker. Since James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is a soft-reboot of the franchise after David Ayer’s first film, it’s still part of the interconnected universe that Warner Bros. and DC have built so far. Now, James Gunn has commented on how The Batman and The Suicide Squad fit into the DCEU.
James Gunn was recently asked on Instagram if The Suicide Squad ties to Robert Pattinson’s Batman, as one fan was confused about the connectivity between the DC Films projects. The director simply replied “Yes just like the comic books.” It seems like James Gunn means they’re connected in a broader sense, like comics having continuity in their world and so on. James Gunn didn’t mention whether Robert Pattinson’s Batman would actually have a role to play in the film, so while The Batman might take place in the same universe as The Suicide Squad, don’t expect him to show up in the supervillain team-up flick. Take a look at James Gunn’s response below.
What do you think about James Gunn’s clarification that Robert Pattinson’s Batman is connected to the DCEU and The Suicide Squad in the same way as the comics? Would you like to see Batman show up in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad? Let us know in the comments!
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. 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 is set to hit theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding James Gunn, Robert Pattinson’s Batman and the DC Extended Universe!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.