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A Suicide Squad vs Justice League film probably won’t happen although writer/director James Gunn seems open to it.
Gunn’s The Suicide Squad bombed at the box office last weekend.
The $185 million R-rated superhero comedy only loaded a low $26.5 million in the tank.
A combination of the global pandemic, simultaneous HBO Max streaming, and B+ CinemaScore grade killed it.
Insiders reveal that, although DC Films will continue working with Gunn, chances are dim he will get a mega budget like this again.
Prior to its release, DC Films president Walter Hamada announced that Gunn will be back for more DC-related projects other than Peacemaker on HBO Max.
Will there be another Suicide Squad?
Probably not any time soon.
Some argue that Peacemaker could revitalize the franchise.
However, the problem is that The Suicide Squad was supposed to accomplish that.
Like He-Man in Netflix’ Masters of the Universe: Revelation, the Suicide Squad has died twice.
While a sequel for The Suicide Squad is still up in the air, CNA Lifestyle did ask an interesting question to Gunn while promoting the movie.
What would he do if given the chance to do a Suicide Squad vs. Justice League flick?
I’d have to think about that. I haven’t put any thought into a Suicide Squad vs. Justice League movie, but it’s not a bad idea. But I think I gotta figure out who the Justice League is first because I have no clue. I’m here in the middle of DC [and] people are always asking me, ‘Is Henry Cavill still Superman?’ I don’t know who Superman is… who knows!
DC Films in a nutshell.
The idea of a Justice League and Suicide Squad crossover is an interesting concept since they are all in the same universe anyway.
And it’s something I think a lot of comic-book fans want to see.
Major heroes fighting major villains.
This did happen in the comics in 2017 in one of the major events in the DC Rebirth era.
Written by Joshua Williamson as a six-issue limited series, the Justice League discovers the existence of the Suicide Squad.
Upon learning that the government is using super villains with bombs implanted in their brains, it was not something that the Justice League can ignore.
Gunn also has a point with wondering who the Justice League are. Existing cast? Which version? New Cast? Reboot?
At this time, no one really knows who they are.
DC Films still hasn’t established what they intend to do with the Snyderverse.
Moreover, they are already creating a new Batman with Robert Pattinson as the new Bruce Wayne and J.J. Abrams’ new Black Superman.
Not to mention that Michael B. Jordan is also making his own Black Superman as well.
We are all getting mixed messages right now.
We know there is Jason Moma’s Aquaman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Zachary Levi’s Shazam and Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.
Will The Suicide Squad Vs Justice League Movie Happen?
Those characters and actors are still in the DCEU, but is Leslie Grace’s Batgirl and Xolo Maridueña’s Blue Beetle going to be connected?
Remember that DC Films is planning a crossover with Batgirl and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl.
Are they both from the same universe?
How about Ezra Miller’s The Flash?
The Flash does include Ben Affleck’s and Michael Keaton’s Batman.
Calle’s Supergirl is there, too.
But where do they all fit in?
There is a multiverse happening in The Flash.
It is basically the only thing saving the DCEU if they still plan to make DC Films work.
With barely any established characters in the DC universe, having this large group of superheroes and supervillains within the DC universe seems like a stretch at this time.
Nevertheless, even if The Suicide Squad had succeeded, Warner Bros. wouldn’t release an R-rated Justice League film in theaters.
You’d have Gunn with fewer bullets.
Related: Review: James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Is Hilarious But Ultimately Fails