While Marvel assembles its Avengers slowly and surely, it would appear that Warner Bros. is looking deep inside their DC Comics library to something a little different. “Suicide Squad,” written by John Ostrander, made its comic debut in 1959 as part of a book called “The Brave and the Bold.” It was later revived in 1986 as part of the mini-series “Legends.”
Now it will be adapted for the screen by Hack/Slash and Street Fighter scribe Justin Marks and produced by Dan Lin, who is currently working with Guy Ritchie on Sherlock Holmes. According to a Variety report, Warner Bros. is very interested in the ‘franchise potential’ of the material. Suicide Squad essentially features a mix of well-known and unknown villains who are recruited by the government to accomplish a task deemed too dangerous for superheroes. The historically independent operators must bury their own interpersonal conflicts and agendas to form a cohesive unit to take on a singular task. This doesn’t sound like a bad idea, assume the task isn’t something ridiculous like “stop a mad man from terrorizing a major city” or “stop a terrorist attack.” Because we all know that a team of villains would not be down for something like that.
What do you think about Suicide Squad jumping to the big screen? Has anyone out there read any of the books?