The Suicide Squad ended up being one of DCEU’s biggest successes. The Suicide Squad movies have had their fair share of problems and inconveniences and problems at post-production. David Ayer had asked for a Director’s cut for his Suicide Squad that was apparently very different from what we got. Here’s a look at some of the craziest unknown facts about the Suicide Squad movies.
El Diablo was supposed to survive
Ayer was only able to get Diablo’s backstory into the movie. He managed to do build an emotional understanding of that character. Initial plans reveal he was supposed to have survived till the ending.
James Gunn had a different plan for the title
James Gunn stated that he had different plans for the title of the movie. He wanted the title to be small and his initial idea was in favor of Dogs of War according to the first drafts of the script.
Suicide Squad was supposed to link to the New Gods
The 2018 Suicide Squad was supposed to link to the Justice League with references to the upcoming events in that movie.
Suicide Squad was supposed to feature a cameo from Steppenwolf or the Parademons
The connection between the 2018 movie and the other DCEU events was going to be made using a cameo by Steppenwolf himself or one or two of the Parademons.
Idris Elba was initially cast as Deadshot
Idris Elba was initially cast as Deadshot but then Warner Bros. and Gunn decided to leave the character open so Will Smith can play the role later if required.
Shia LaBeouf was supposed to be cast in a major role
Shia LaBeouf, who has previously worked with Ayer, was cast in an essential role that was later given to Scott Eastwood.
Viola Davis loves the power of her character
Viola Davis loves the amount of power that is given to her character of Amanda Waller.
Jai Courtney chased David Ayer naked on the sets
Jai Courtney did actually chase around David Ayer while being naked on the sets of the 2018 Suicide Squad movie.
Gunn’s Suicide Squad were supposed to face off against Superman
The Suicide Squad was supposed to feature a major battle with the Squad pitting against the Man of Steel.
Jared Leto went to crazy lengths to get into the character
Jared Leto went on to do crazy things to get into the character of Joker.
Harley and Deadshot hook up
Stills from deleted scenes show Deadshot and Harley hooking up and other plans that were removed from the movie.
Gunn had plans for Deathstroke to lead the Squad
One of Gunn’s initial plans showed Deathstroke leading the Suicide Squad through the island.
Suicide Squad sequel plans with Deathstroke facing off against Deadshot
The plans for a sequel to the Suicide Squad included a major appearance by Deathstroke facing off against Deadshot.
Suicide Squad was supposed to have links to Justice League
Suicide Squad was supposed to link to the Justice League movie in a major way with either references or a version of the Knightmare being shown in the post-credits.
Ratcatcher 2 was not supposed to survive
Gunn initially planned that Ratcatcher was not supposed to survive the end of the movie but decided otherwise based on the likeness of the character.
Taika Waititi was picked for a different role
Gunn initially reached out to Taika Waititi for a different role but due to scheduling conflicts, Taika Waitit passed that, and then later when he was free he asked for the opportunity again and was then cast as Ratcatcher.
Deadpool’s success had a massive impact on Suicide Squad
Deadpool had a major influence on the making of Suicide Squad as Warner Bros. made major changes to the movie based on that movie.
John Cena auditioned for the role of Rick Flag
John Cena who played Peacemaker in the new Suicide Squad had initially auditioned for the role of Rick Flag.
So these were the Unknown Facts About The Suicide Squad Movies. Did you know about them?