SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 23: James Gunn participates in the Marvel Studios’ Live-Action presentation at San Diego Comic-Con on July 23, 2022. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
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James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad Will be a ‘Rough Memory’ for the New DC Universe
New DC Studios co-chairs and co-CEOs, James Gunn and Peter Safran, are helming a complicated DCU reboot since they've inherited a messy, sometimes-contradictory era of multiple interconnecting DC films. Gunn and Safran will resolve the continuity issues with a sliding scale, and they implied how the “The Suicide Squad” fits into the grand scheme of things.
“Superman: Legacy” will serve as the official start of Gunn and Safran's DC slate; however, Gunn clarified during their DCU press event that DC films preceding “Superman: Legacy,” including “The Suicide Squad,” won’t be discarded. He explained, “Some things are like a rough memory of what happens in the DCU. But once we hit 'Superman,' anything can be changed.”
It certainly seems as if “The Suicide Squad” will exist in a sort of hazy continuity that, presumably, Gunn will pick and choose from to dictate what counts and what doesn't. Once the new Superman movie drops, it will mark the definitive beginning of the new DCU continuity, and Gunn promised everything will make much more sense after moviegoers see “Superman: Legacy.”