Beware, spoilers for Suicide Squad follow.
After rumours began circulating that Batman may not be the only hero set to appear in Suicide Squad, it seems as though this may actually be the case. According to Entertainment Weekly The Flash (Ezra Miller) will make a brief appearance in the movie and his incorporation was a “late add.”
Speculation surrounding The Flash’s involvement in the movie ignited when the latest trailer for David Ayer’s villainous ensemble released during San Diego Comic-Con. In that trailer there is a brief glimpse at what appears to be Captain Boomerang surrounded by blue electrical charges, leaving many to believe he is being apprehended by the Scarlet Speedster.
We already know that Batman confront’s his nemesis The Joker in some sort or pursuit so it would make sense that The Flash would stop by to take care of his associated rouge. Batman can’t do all the work, right?
No official world has come from DC or Warner Bros. as it likely was intended to be a surprise come the release of the movie. With that said however, why you would allude to it in a trailer for the movie knowing how eagle eyed fans can be is another question entirely.
More than likely The Flash has been placed into the movie, however late into the production process, to get audiences familiar with the character. Unlike Marvel’s approach in which individual characters were given solo movies before coming together in The Avengers, DC are leading straight into Justice League without that prior establishment. Therefore, any opportunity than can get to have The Flash or Batman pop-up will work in their favour as later down the line come Justice League audiences will be more acquainted with these characters.
Suicide Squad releases on August 5.
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
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