Suicide Squad, directed by David Ayer, was originally linked to Zack Snyder’s Justice League
David Ayer’s 2016 Suicide Squad was originally supposed to have concrete tie-ins to Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Ayer tweeted that one of the big blows to Suicide Squad was that direct links to Justice League were removed prior to production.
As he said, “The problem with the script was that Steppenwolf and Parademons were removed before production. The Enchantress was under the control of the Mother Box and opened a portal to Apokolips.”
The script issue was having Steppenwolfe and the Parademons stripped out prior to production. Enchantress was under the control of a mother box and opening a portal to Apokalypse. This was all cut early in prep. That was a hard loss.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) March 17, 2023
He added that the inclusion of these characters and other key DC elements would have made the Suicide Squad (and possibly Justice League) story completely different, but “all of that was removed early in the build-up. That was a huge loss.”
Snyder’s role in the DC films has now ended, with DC Comics chief creative officer Kim Lee saying in July last year that Justice League: The Snyder Cut would likely be the director’s final film in the series.
Especially now that DC is entering a new era under James Gunn and Peter Safran who announced their grand plan at the end of last year, and Snyder recently teased an announcement about Darkseid.