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FURY Director David Ayer In Talks to Direct the SUICIDE SQUAD Movie

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 2:56 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


It seems like Warner Bros. has been trying to get Suicide Squad off the ground for some time, and they may have just found the right fit in Fury director David Ayer.  Now that Warner Bros. has firmed up their Superman v Batman and Justice League plans it appears that they’re ready to actively get this one rolling again.  Justin Marks (who is also writing Top Gun 2) was hired sometime ago to pen the script. Producer Dan Lin has been describing the film for years as sort of a Dirty Dozen in the world of Supervillains (Deadshot, King Shark, Captain Boomerang and Harley Quinn), and I think that makes it right up suicide-squad-399x600Ayer’s alley.

Per THR Warner Bros. actively started looking for a director earlier in the year, making it three years since Justin Marks turned in his script.  Sometimes Hollywood is slow.  Here’s Dan Lin on the project over four years ago:

Okay. So that’s a different kind of superhero movie. For us that’s a super villain movie. It’s almost Dirty Dozen set in the world of supervillains. That’s the only one for me that’s on the front burner.

As fans of the book, what do you think of Ayer potentially directing?  Too gritty for your tastes or just right?

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