‘Suicide Squad’ Not Constrained By The DCEU

Cinematic universes are all the rage in Hollywood at the moment. However, despite being part of an interconnected universe, Suicide Squad wasn’t negatively affected by being a part of the DCEU according to the movie’s director David Ayer.

“Initially there was a lot of discussion about how to connect to the Justice League movie. Obviously in continuity this is post-Batman V Superman, but Wonder Woman is an earlier timeline than this so I was kind of free and clear of any friendly fire. But Flash and Aquaman are sort of in present day timelines, so we just had to steer clear of all that. My best analogy is: this is a fleet of ships crossing the ocean, but you get to be captain of your own vessel.”

These comments, particularly Ayer’s analogy, remind me of remarks referring to the DCEU as a sandbox for each director to play in made when Ayer was writing Suicide Squad.

Have you seen Suicide Squad yet? How do you think it was affected by being part of a larger cinematic universe? Sound off in the comments.

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne, Suicide Squad is in theatres now!

Source: Empire

Sam Easton

Sam Easton

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