James Gunn: Superman was original The Suicide Squad Big Bad

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By Geoff Borgonia August 18, 2021

Superman was the original choice as the Big Bad for the DCEU film The Suicide Squad, says director James Gunn.

James Gunn was offered his choice for a DCEU project by Warner Bros. in 2018. One of them was Superman.

James Gunn said it would be "a very interesting story", had he pushed through with the idea of making Superman go rogue.

Although Gunn toyed with the idea of making  Superman the film’s primary antagonist, Starro the Conqueror was ultimately chosen.

James Gunn: 'Starro is a character I love from the comics. I think he's a perfect comic book character because he's absolutely ludicrous...'

Appearing in the Brave and the Bold #28, Starro is a cosmic-level threat despite its ridiculous appearance that resembles a giant starfish.

Idris Elba (The Suicide Squad’s Bloodsport) has expressed his interest in exploring his character’s established rivalry with Superman.

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set for release sometime in 2022.

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