Suicide Squad may be the first film in the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) not directed by Zack Snyder, but that didn’t stop him from stepping in to help direct a scene in David Ayer’s new film.
Warning: minor Suicide Squad SPOILERS below
Collider is reporting that Snyder, who serves as executive producer on the film, directed the flashback sequence that show’s how Ezra Miller’s The Flash stops Jai Courney’s Captain Boomerang from robbing a bank. Given that Miller is currently working with Snyder on next year’s Justice League, Snyder was certainly the right director for this brief scene that helps connect Suicide Squad to the larger DC movieverse.
As Ayer explained at the Suicide Squad press day in New York, the Flash scene was always going to be in the movie, but having Snyder shoot it just made logistical sense.
“Flash was always in the movie, we just got lucky because Justice League was happening and they had the uniform, they had the assets, so we were able to get that photography.”
Unfortunately, neither Ayer or Snyder have mentioned whether this means we could see an extended version of this scene in Justice League, although one would hope that Captain Boomerang will return to being a thorn in the Scarlet Speedster’s side when the solo Flash movie hits in 2018.