Fury Director David Ayer May Helm Suicide Squad Movie
Up-and-comer David Ayer, whose highly anticipated film Fury comes out in October, may direct the film adaptation of DC Comics's Suicide Squad.
In the DC Comics universe, Suicide Squad is a top-secret government organization of incarcerated supervillains who act as deniable government assets. Also known as Task Force X, it has included Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Joker's Daughter, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark. Suicide Squad functions as its own antihero narrative as well as an explanation for why there are so many known supervillains walking around causing mayhem for decades on end. There are no details on the film yet, but it is assumed to be one of the several unnamed projects DC has slated before 2020. The supervillain team might also see an incarnation on the CW series Arrow, especially as it has officially cast a Captain Boomerang.
Ayer also wrote Training Day, and directed and wrote the critically acclaimed indie End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. His upcoming war film, Fury, stars Brad Pitt, Shia LaBoeuf, Logan Lerman, The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal, and Harry Potter's Jason Isaacs. It will be released in theaters on October 17, but is already getting awards buzz.