Another clue as to what Warner Brothers mysterious long term plans for their DC Comics adaptations has come to light today as the Hollywood Reporter is stating that director David Ayer is considering helming an adaptation of the publisher’s Suicide Squad.
Warners had been developing the project for some time with Justin Marks attached to write back in 2011, but when the studio turned its attention to Man Of Steel and the upcoming Justice League, Suicide Squad was put on the back burner.
A group of villains forced to work together by the government for deadly covert missions, the Suicide Squad first appeared back in 1959’s Brave and the Bold #25. Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru, the Squad made intermittent appearances until the late 1980s when writer John Ostrander brought them to prominence as the headliners of their own series. Prominent members of the Squad include Deadshot, Bronze Tiger, Count Vertigo and Captain Boomerang. A version of the Squad appeared on the last season of the CW’s Green Arrow series, Arrow.
Ayer’s next film, the World War Two action flick Fury, opens October 17.