They might have been met with similar levels of critical disdain, but Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad take completely different approaches to being part of the growing DC Extended Universe.
One of the big flaws of BvS was that it tried to set up too much, with ham-fisted cameos and on-the-nose foreshadowing shoved into weird dream sequences. This isn’t something that Suicide Squad is guilty of, though. By being a lighter outing featuring a bunch of supervillains, the movie doesn’t spend a whole lot of time paving the way for Justice League, Wonder Woman et al.
However, it does do a certain amount of world building, and a number of moments go some way to linking to the broader strokes of the DCEU. And so, on that note, here are 8 ways in which Suicide Squad sets up future DCEU movies.
Naturally, a spoiler warning is in place if you have not yet seen the film.