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James Gunn Reveals Which DC Superhero He Originally Wanted the Suicide Squad to Team Up Against

James Gunn Reveals Which DC Superhero He Originally Wanted the Suicide Squad to Team Up Against

James Gunn had something totally different planned for The Suicide Squad!

Fans of the movie will know that the group goes head-to-head against Starro The Conqueror, a giant intergalactic starfish who threatens to take over people’s minds.

In a new interview with Script Apart, the director revealed that he originally considered a very different villain in mind for the film – one of DC’s most famous superheroes!

Click inside to find out which hero almost made it into the movie…

During the podcast, he shared that he had originally thought that the Suicide Squad should fight Superman, but that the hero’s position in the DC Extended Universe ultimately made him change his mind.

“He’s a character I love from the comics,” James said of his decision to include Starro instead of the Man of Steel. “I think he’s a perfect comic book character because he’s absolutely ludicrous but also very scary in his own way. What he does is scary.”

“He used to scare the crap out of me when I was a child, putting those facehuggers on Superman and Batman. So I thought he was one of the major, major DC villains that was probably never going to be put into another movie. And if they did, it’d have been a ‘black cloud’ version of Starro. Not a giant walking starfish, a kaiju that’s bright pink and cerulean blue, this ridiculously big, bright bad guy.”

“At the time, there were a lot of questions like, ‘Who is Superman in the DCEU? Is this movie outside the DCEU?’, and I just didn’t want to deal with it all that much,” he added.

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