During a Q&A session with fans, Zack Snyder commented on the original plan to include Steppenwolf in Suicide Squad and the film’s inclusion of Batman and The Flash.
Warner Bros.’ Justice League pit the titular team of heroes against Steppenwolf in what was the villain’s cinematic debut. However, the sinister villain was originally going to make his first appearance in Suicide Squad as the mastermind controlling Enchantress with a Mother Box. While that idea was ultimately scrapped, the final cut of Suicide Squad did feature appearances by Justice heroes Batman and The Flash. During the aforementioned Q&A session, Zack Snyder commented on how he worked with Suicide Squad director David Ayer to include Batman and The Flash while keeping them separate but noted that he unaware about Steppenwolf in Suicide Squad.
Zack doesn't know about Steppenwolf in Suicide Squad. Snyder and Ayer worked together to get Batman and Flash in Suicide Squad, but they wanted to keep them mostly separate.
— ☕Stephen M. Colbert (@smcolbert) March 25, 2019
Batman is set to return to big screen in a new film directed by Matt Reeves, with a new and younger actor being sought to replace Ben Affleck, and James Gunn will reboot the Suicide Squad with a new film featuring a different set of villain. Meanwhile, Ezra Miller is writing a new script for The Flash (that is reportedly darker than John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s vision for the project) in hopes of staying on board as the Scarlet Speedster.
These are just a few of the projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These also include Green Lantern Corps, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Nightwing, Supergirl and New Gods.
Clay Enos Shares Hi-Res Stills Of ‘Batman v Superman’, ‘Justice League’ & More
Photographer Clay Enos has shared a huge batch of new hi-res stills from DCEU films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Suicide Squad which includes several new images of Jared Leto as The Joker.
The hi-res images range from stills to behind the scenes photos featuring directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer working with cast members including Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Will Smith as Deadshot. In addition to the new images of Jared Leto's Joker, a new image of Gadot as Wonder Woman in her own standalone film is included among the hi-res stills.
You can check out the images in the gallery below.
Warner Bros. and DC Films have many projects currently being developed including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, Supergirl, New Gods, and Nightwing.
The DCEU continues this month with Aquaman which is now playing and will be followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime is also set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman is now playing. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the current DC cinematic universe as we learn it.
Source: Clay Enos