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Zack Snyder Directed One Scene in ‘Suicide Squad’

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Warning: This post will contain spoilers for Suicide Squad.

As most of you are probably already aware, Ben Affleck’s Batman isn’t the only Justice League character that makes an appearance in director David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, which officially hit theatres today, backed by a large swarm of negative reviews despite the positive buzz surrounding the film up until this point. In a small, but noticeable appearance near the beginning of the film, Ezra Miller’s Flash is seen briefly taking down Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang, giving fans their first real look at the character onscreen ahead of his role in Justice League next year.

As it turns out, like many rumors had suggested as well, the scene was added in near the end of post-production on the movie, and apparently wasn’t actually directed by Ayer, but instead Batman v Superman and Justice League director Zack Snyder.

Ayer revealed Snyder’s involvement while speaking recently with Collider, saying that they had to wait until all of the assets, costume, and actors were in place before they could add the scene, so Snyder ended up shooting and sending the scene over to Ayer while also filming Justice League.

“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.”

So yes, despite having a scene in the film, Ezra Miller was never actually on the Suicide Squad set it turns out, though it seems like the scene was added in rather seamlessly near the beginning of the film, which admittedly could have been a problem considering the difference in styles between Snyder and Ayer.

Right now though, Miller’s version of The Flash/Barry Allen has more good hype surrounding him than practically any of the other Justice League stars and cast members, so it was either particularly good timing or just DC capitalizing on an open opportunity to give fans another taste of what they can expect from his character here. Now, we only have to wait another year and a few months before we  see what he can really do as Barry Allen onscreen.

Suicide Squad is in theatres now.

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Henry Cavill and Zack Snyder Talk About The Possibility of Another Standalone ‘Superman’ Movie

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Despite my disappointment in Batman v Superman, I still remain a massive fan of 2013′s Man of Steel, which I thought rebooted the Superman character and world in a unique and mostly, satisfying way. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have flaws, but when Dawn of Justice ended up being less of a Man of Steel sequel than I think anyone actually hoped it would be, I was let down, to say the least.

After rumors last year started going around that Mad Max: Fury Road director, George Miller, was being courted to direct a Man of Steel sequel though, it seemed like hope for a direct follow-up film might not have been so dim after all. Of course, those rumors were quickly proven false, but during a recent conversation with IGN, both Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill revealed what’s stopping the film from happening right now, and what it would take for the sequel to come into fruition.

Snyder stated:

“I think if we could get a good script it would be great to have a standalone Superman movie. I think that would be fun to do,” Snyder said. “Part of the reason we haven’t announced the standalone Superman movie was to support some of the events of (Batman v Superman).”

Cavill shared his eagerness to make the film as well, but echoed the same sentiment as Snyder:

“I do believe it depends upon the success of this movie. If this goes well then we can start to negotiate with Warner Bros. to develop a standalone Superman, but they’ve got their plan set out for other stuff and Justice Leagues and various other movies. It’s about finding the time really. It’s something I would be very keen to do.”

Honestly, more than anything else, I feel like Cavill’s Superman desperately needs his own sequel at this point. Batman v Superman did nothing good for his character, and right now, it seems like DC is at a crossroads with how they’re going to handle the Man of Steel onscreen moving forward. If they’ll keep him going down this dark, almost apathetic path, or if they’ll try and bring him back to the boy scout path that the character should be on.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.