Warner Bros. Circling David Ayer for DC Comics’ ‘Suicide Squad’ (Exclusive)

David Ayer director Suicide Squad
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With several unnamed DC Comic films already slated for release through 2020, it looks like one of those pics has been unveiled.

Sources tell Variety that “Fury” director David Ayer is the choice to direct “Suicide Squad,” based on the DC comic book series.

It is unknown where things stand in the dealmaking process as Warners would not comment, but sources say the studio feels Ayer is a good fit for the dark and edgy film.

Dan Lin is producing the pic from a script by Justin Marks.

The original comic series focused on a team of supervillains who were given a second chance by the government for redemption. The catch is that the mission they are sent on will likely end up killing all of them.

The group doesn’t include any major DC supervillains like the Joker or Lex Luthor, but the characters will likely have an opportunity to cross over between other DC properties and vice versa for non-Suicide Squad members appearing in this film.

Ayer is best known for his realistic and gritty cop dramas like “End of Watch” and “Training Day.” His much buzzed-about WWII pic “Fury” is bowing in October.

He is repped by CAA.

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  1. Omflix says:

    I loved Assault on Arkham. Harley Quinn has to be in it.

  2. Jack C Ruess says:

    I’d rather have him continue making cop movies. Maybe World War 2 movies if Fury is any good.

    • john goodrich says:

      At least it’s not as big as a stretch as getting crime film and Bond director Martin Campbell direct the scifi epic Green Lantern.

  3. haish says:

    where do you get this kinda classified information.

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