The last few years have been difficult for the DC Extended Universe. With numerous ups and downs, the franchise continues to seek its stability in the midst of a voracious industry, embarking on new productions but not making the history of some characters completely clear. One of his most recent hit titles is The Suicide Squad – 91%, a film that long ago was to be directed by Gavin O’Connor; now the director reveals for The Playlist that he left the project because Warner Bros. asked him to turn it into a comedy.
Do not miss: DC announces plans for Batman Day 2021
2016 was a terrible year for the DCEU, things had not gone well with Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice – 27% and got worse with Suicide Squad – 25%, a film that obtained good box office but was terribly criticized by the press and fans. Warner was desperate for a new director to head up the sequel, and for 2017 Deadline confirmed to O’Connor as the great chosen one, famous for films like The Last Fight – 83%, The Way Back – 92% and Miracle – 80%. However, when Gavin had already advanced in his script of Suicide squad, the studio changed plans.
What happened there was that I made a deal to write a script and they knew what I was writing. At that level, with those types of movies, with that budget, nobody goes and writes something without explaining what the movie will be. And everyone was fine with it. What happened was that during the last part of the script writing there was a complete regime change in DC, and when that happened, they wanted it to be a comedy. And I said ‘I’m not writing a comedy’. I mean, it was funny, but it’s not a festival of jokes. And the new regime wanted a different movie than the one it was writing.
We invite you to read: Jesse Eisenberg would be willing to play Lex Luthor again in the DCEU
When The Playlist questioned Gavin on whether he had already seen the version of James Gunn from Suicide squad, this was his answer: “I have no interest [en verla], to be honest. I’m just doing my own thing. ” The recent film won the hands of the press and the public, but we cannot say that things went quite well at the box office, the pandemic continues to be a huge obstacle to the good performance of theatrical releases.
On Suicide squad, anti-heroes and villains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker, and a collection of hustlers in Belle Reve Prison join the super-secret and super-shady task force X, on the distant and enemy-crowded island of Corto Maltese. The film brings us back to some characters we already met in the 2016 installment, but introduces us to completely fantastic ones who already have pride of place in the DCEU. Before the well received script and direction of GunnIt is clear that Warner Bros. wants to continue doing business with the filmmaker. What will be the next project that will be in your hands?
One of the upcoming DCEU films is The Flash, which is now in its filming stage. This installment represents an enormous promise for fans of the series, placing numerous possibilities full of potential on the horizon. It will be directed by Andy Muschietti and starring Ezra Miller, a duo that will strive not only to give Barry Allen a worthy adventure, but also to plan the next years of adventure in this cinematic universe. According to official information, it will have an exclusive theatrical release on March 4, 2022. Will it live up to what fans are expecting or will it join the list of disappointments made by the DCEU?
You may also be interested in: Injustice: first trailer promises epic showdown between Batman and Superman