Fair warning: Suicide Squad spoilers are coming. Zack Snyder directed Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now he’s working on Justice League. Collider also revealed some interesting information regarding his involvement in the David Ayer-directed movie.
Snyder actually directed a scene in the DC Comics movie and is credited as an executive producer. However, his involvement in Suicide Squad is more extensive than audiences may believe.
Suicide Squad spoilers are edging its way further, so be warned as there’s “connective tissue” content being mentioned regarding the DCEU.
If anyone remembers Flash from Dawn of Justice, Ezra Miller played the role in a brief stint of Bruce Wayne’s vision. In Suicide Squad, Snyder directed a scene where the Flash put the kibosh on Boomerang’s bank robbery. This brief cameo likely garnered interest from fans as the build of the DC team-up looks to be progressing as more heroes get involved.
Collider’s own Steve Weintraub spoke with Ayer. When the interviewer brought up the Flash, the director mentioned that the Snyder-directed scene was shot in London. From the sound of it, the uniform was handy at the time of the shoot. He also mentioned it was done in post-production.
“Flash was always in the movie, we just got lucky because Justice League was happening and they had the uniform, they had the assets, so we were able to get that photography.”
Ayer then confirmed that Zack Snyder indeed shot the foiled bank robbery sequence. Considering that they were shooting Ezra’s scene for the Justice League movie in London, it would be convenient to go ahead with the Suicide Squad scene. This would save a global trip for Ayer by allowing Zack to just shoot it and send it over.
More Suicide Squad spoilers ahead.
Jai Courtney, who plays Captain Boomerang, talked with ComicBook.com about his character’s encounter with the Flash. When the cast list was released, the public found out that Barry Allen would be in the movie.
“I didn’t know [Ezra Miller] was in the movie until I saw the movie. It’s funny because I look back on it and I think ‘f**ing moron, of course that’s what’s happening.’ But even shooting that [scene] it didn’t occur to me… That was a little gem they were keeping.”
Spoilers indicated that Boomerang’s imprisonment happened early in the Suicide Squad movie. Courtney implied that “they could have protected themselves against that.” The Flash wasn’t cast at the time of the filming, as there could be a possibility of an “out of sequence” filming, according to Screen Rant.
Jai gave no spoilers when no reason was given for Captain Boomerang’s arrest. He smiled wryly.
“People are going to be curious to see what that [scene] means now,” he teased. “Not that [Suicide Squad] needs any help with the marketing.”
This is interesting to know, as this isn’t the first time the two rivals were at odds with each other. Last year on the CW, Grant Gustin’s Flash teamed up with Stephen Amell’s Arrow in a crossover on The Flash. The episode was titled “The Brave and the Bold,” according to Cinema Blend.
Courtney talked “cross-contamination” among the DC films when he was asked about possibly appearing in the Flash movie.
“I don’t know. I don’t think there’s anything restricting it from happening. But it’s not a conversation I’ve had yet. It would be dope to [be in that film], I would love to. In this world, the potential to cross-contaminate is there. I’d love the opportunity.”
Suicide Squad is in theaters now, and if you’d like to find out more spoilers, Screen Rant has made them available on their page for the David Ayer-directed DC movie.
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