Editor’s Note: Suicide Squad spoilers to follow! If you’ve yet to see David Ayer’s movie, bookmark this page and return when you’ve revelled in the insanity of Task Force X.
Bringing to an end a marketing campaign that at times threatened to lay the entire movie bare, Suicide Squad is finally out in theaters today, August 5.
It hasn’t garnered the reception Warner Bros. would have wanted, of course, with the first wave of reviews – ours included – painting the David Ayer ensemble piece as more of a missed opportunity than anything else. But given the sheer level of excitement that preceded today’s release, fans will no doubt turn out in their droves to give their own verdict on Task Force X.
Claiming that the movie was directed for the fans – Ayer also recently defended his theatrical cut – the DC faithful can expect scores of Easter eggs and other neat references throughout, and it appears that Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder had his hand in one of the film’s key moments of fan service.
Word comes by way of Collider, confirming that Snyder took point for the scene involving Ezra Miller’s Flash – a flashback sequence, to be specific, one that involved Captain Boomerang. Given that Miller was already sporting the costume around the time for that Justice League teaser, David Ayer told Collider that the stars aligned for Flash’s Suicide Squad cameo.
“Flash was always in the movie, we just got lucky because Justice League was happening and they had the uniform, they had the assets, so we were able to get that photography.”
Suicide Squad opens today, August 5.