The Suicide Squad made it to the small screen this year, and the big screen might not be far behind.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer and director David Ayer -- whose much-buzzed-about World War II drama Fury hits theaters next month -- is "circling" a Suicide Squad film at Warners. A script for the film by The Jungle Book writer Justin Marks has been around since 2011, but we haven't heard much about it since the studio's plans to get the Justice League on the big screen kicked into high gear in the wake of Man of Steel.
Though the Suicide Squad team name was first introduced in 1959, the team really took off with writer John Ostrander's lineup under the leadership of Amanda Waller in 1987. Ostrander's run established much of the tone and structure of Suicide Squad as we know it today and elevated characters like Deadshot to fan-favorite prominence. A version of the team popped up on Arrow this past season, and DC's recently unveiled New Suicide Squad series has found critical acclaim. The characters still aren't as hot as the likes of Batman and Superman (who is in the DC Universe?), but their star does seem to be rising.
Warner Bros. reportedly began a search for a Suicide Squad director earlier this year, which suggests that the film is on that list of mystery dates the studio unveiled last month. Warners hasn't commented on Ayer directing the film, but if he signs on, and if Fury delivers on its buzz, the studio will have an acclaimed director with gritty action experience ready to deliver supervillain covert ops on the big screen.
So, after all of these months talking about almost nothing but Justice League, it looks like Suicide Squad is headed to the big screen too. What do you think? Will it work? And who's your dream Squad lineup?