Superman Almost Was The Big Bad In The Suicide Squad

James Gunn finally preferred Starro the giant starfish.

Interviewed by Script Apart, James gunn revealed that “For a while there was talk of the Suicide Squad facing Superman.” The writer and director of the superhero film details that Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and her pals almost faced Clark Kent, but does not say if he would have been played by Henry Cavill, who has played him ever since. Man of steel, released in 2013 at the cinema. “At that point, we were wondering a lot about the character. ‘Who is he in the DCEU? Will this film be part of it?’ I didn’t really want to deal with it all. “

Starro in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad
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The creator of the new Suicide Squad, who succeeds David Ayer and offers a blockbuster very different from his predecessor, then tells why he chose Starro, a giant starfish, to face his team. “He’s a character that I love in comics. I think he’s perfect for a comic book, because he’s both ridiculous and completely creepy in his own way. What he does is scary. scared me when I was little tossing his mini starfish in Superman’s or Batman’s face. I also thought he would be a major DC super-villain who would never fit into another movie. And even if it had been, it would have been a darker version of Starro, not a giant walking starfish, some sort of blue and pink Kaiju, which is absurdly huge and mean. “

The Suicide Squad is currently in theaters. Here is his trailer:

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