‘Suicide Squad’: David Ayer Says Steppenwolf Was Originally Involved

Many big-budget blockbuster films undergo numerous changes throughout the entire filmmaking process, and there’s a particularly unique process when a film is part of a shared continuity and universe that can potentially conflict with other stories. In the DC Extended Universe, Suicide Squad by director David Ayer notoriously went through many changes before it hit theaters following the reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. One of those changes included the involvement of Steppenwolf.

On his official Twitter, David Ayer responded to a tweet asking if concept art for Suicide Squad that featured Steppenwolf and Parademons battling with Task Force X was indicative of the original plans for the film. Ayer confirmed that this was the case:

Ayer also confirmed that the big boss battle at the end of the film was originally going to be Steppenwolf:

Because Justice League underwent many changes of its own, Suicide Squad had to update its plans in accordance to it. It is always interesting to hear about some of the original plans that DCEU directors had for their films, especially as we enter a new post-Justice League era in the franchise.

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, all three of whom were expected to reprise their roles in the sequel before James Gunn became involved in the project. Although Suicide Squad earned mixed reviews, at best, the film became a box office hit for DC with a worldwide gross of $750 million.

Suicide Squad 2 is one of many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC Films, including The BatmanThe Flash standalone film, Green Lantern CorpsBirds of PreyBlack AdamCyborgNightwingSupergirl, New Gods, a Deathstroke film, and a Joker origin movie set outside of the DCEU.

‘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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Titans Batmobile

Titans Batmobile

Titans Batmobile

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