David S. Goyer one of the co-writers of The Dark Knight Trilogy and writer of Man of Steel, during an interview with Den of Geek, when talking about an earlier script he was working on, for a Green Arrow film titled Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max, which he stated that script in itself was ahead of its time and talks a bit on Suicide Squad, and how that film now works due to the golden age of comic book in film, confirmed within the same interview that he isn’t directing any upcoming film from the DC Extended Universe.
When talking about Green Arrow: Escape From Super Max:
“I think it absolutely was”, he told us. “I think if that script had come over the transom a couple of years later… It was completely ahead of its time. By the way, everything I see about Suicide Squad looks fantastic and it’s a different story. But it was absolutely ahead of its time. You know, Marvel was considering doing the Sinister Six and at the time, God, I think this was eight or nine years ago that we wrote a couple of drafts, but it certainly was like this oddball project at Warner Bros at the time, they were like – even though the script was good – ‘why would we make a movie about a bunch of villains? That makes no sense’.”
“The executive on it was really visionary,” Goyer recalls, “but the higher-ups, none of whom are at Warner Bros any more, just thought at the time, you know, we just want to make Batman and Superman movies. We don’t want to make any other characters. But this is before Marvel had really taken off, before more obscure projects like Guardians Of The Galaxy or Ant-Man or things like that had huge success, before the current gold rush I guess, if you will. It’s natural that eventually someone was going to make a villain movie, so that’s just what happened!”
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