Suicide Squad writer and director James Gunn says he doesn’t know if Idris Elba’s Bloodsport shot Henry Cavill’s Superman or someone else.
Suicide squad Writer / director James Gunn doesn’t know if Idris Elba’s Bloodsport shot Henry Cavill’s Superman or someone else. Best known for directing the MCUs Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Gunn will debut his first DC Extended Universe outing in the spirit reboot, Suicide squad. Several characters are making a comeback from David Ayer’s 2016 film as it centers on a team of antiheroes forced to work for the “good guys.” Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and other returning squad members will join the newcomers, including John Cena’s Peacemaker, Joel Kinnaman’s Rick Flag, and Elba’s Robert DuBois AKA Bloodsport.
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In anticipation of its August release on HBO Max, Suicide squad final trailer Recently popped up online, giving fans a better look at these newcomers, starting with the character of Elba and her daughter, Tyla DuBois, whose criminal records appear to be Bloodsport’s motivation to work for Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller. Opening with an introduction to Bloodsport’s history, the trailer explains Waller’s interest in him since he was incarcerated for putting Superman in the ICU with a kryptonite bullet, something that has been inherited from the comics and that Gunn has previously confirmed. . While Gunn has confirmed that the Man of Steel did indeed survive his confrontation with Bloodsport, fans shouldn’t expect a cameo from Cavill.
In an exclusive trailer breakdown featuring IGN, Gunn spoke about the Bloodsport presentation. The director clarified that while his movie takes place within the DCEU and Elba’s character shot Superman, he’s not sure which one is Superman. Check out what he had to say below:
Bloodsport is in prison for putting Superman in ICU with a kryptonite bullet. Yes, The Suicide Squad is part of the DCEU, but I don’t know what Superman it was because I didn’t select the next Superman. So it could be Henry. It could be someone else. It is who decides the people other than me.
In the comics, DuBois has a mental breakdown after his brother returns home seriously injured by the Vietnam War. Lex Luthor ends up manipulating DuBois into believing that Superman is his enemy; thus, as Bloodsport equipped with Kryptonite bullets, DuBois confronts Superman, leading to Bloodsport’s arrest. seeing as Suicide squad is part of the main DCEU continuity, this could have something to do with how Luthor learned about Superman’s weakness in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, or, considering Warner Bros’ track record for abandoning narrative planes like SnyderVerse, maybe audiences shouldn’t take in-universe references too seriously.
After the mediocre reception of 2017 League of Justice And all the drama surrounding the Snyder Cut, Cavill’s future as Superman is up in the air. Fans have waited for a follow-up solo feature for Iron Man since 2013, and now it looks like they’ll be getting a new red cape through the JJ Abrams-produced Superman movie. On top of that, Sasha Calle’s 2022 debut as Supergirl in The flash seems to be geared towards making audiences forget about Cavill. Either Suicide squadSuperman’s reference links to future films remain to be seen; however, given Gunn’s comments, it should be taken at face value.
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