All of the Easter Eggs, Cameos, and References in Suicide Squad

Monday, 08 August 2016 - 12:29PM
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Suicide Squad
Monday, 08 August 2016 - 12:29PM
All of the Easter Eggs, Cameos, and References in Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad has been absolutely ravaged by critics since it came out this weekend, to which David Ayer and co respond: "we made it for the fans." And it's hard to deny that in a certain sense, as the film is filled with comics-accurate characters, DC cameos, and references. Here is every Suicide Squad Easter egg, courtesy of Mr. Sunday Movies:



First, the main characters themselves are fairly comics-accurate, as the origin stories for Deadshot, Enchantress, El Diablo, etc are virtually taken straight from the pages. Harley Quinn's costume resembles her post-Batman: Arkham Asylum get-up, rather than her classic Animated Series jester costume, but her origin story is pretty much a combination of her Mad Love and New 52 origin stories.

The Joker, for his part, amounted to little more than a cameo, since so many Joker scenes were cut from the movie. Flash and Batman also made brief appearances, and Batman was probably the most comics-accurate version of the character we've ever seen, since he—gasp!—went out of his way not to kill people. And then there was the mid-credits scene that teased Justice League, which saw Batman getting a bunch of information that he already had from that stupid disk in Batman v Superman. 

But the biggest reveal from the Suicide Squad Easter eggs may have teased a huge DCEU plot point in the future. The Joker-graffitied Robin suit in Batman v Superman led fans to assume that the DCEU would adapt the famous comic Death in the Family, in which Joker brutally kills Jason Todd. But according to a brief flash of Harley's criminal history in the beginning, she was not only involved in Robin's death (which she never was in the comics), she may have carried out the act herself. That would be a huge change from the DC Comics canon, and could possibly be a significant plot point in the Harley Quinn spin-off movie.

Suicide Squad is now out in theaters.
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