Suicide Squad Creater John Ostrander Explains Who Should Be On Movie Team’s Roster

More news about the team of super villains fighting for good, staight from the series creator.

I was pleased to find that one of my favorite DC titles may be adapted into a movie. I was able to find the following article released by MTV.

“Last month, the trend toward darker comic book fare in Hollywood seemed to continue with the announcement that DC Comics’ popular supervillain team-up series “Suicide Squad” was headed for the big screen under the guidance of “Sherlock Holmes” producer Dan Lin. Featuring an ever-changing cast of DC villains forced to fulfill missions for a covert government agency (and often dying in the course of doing so), the “Suicide Squad” series that debuted in 1986 was created by veteran comics writer John Ostrander.

MTV’s Rick Marshall spoke with Ostrander after the recent movie deal
announcement to get his thoughts on what a “Suicide Squad” movie should involve — and whether the creator of the team will have a hand in their big-screen debut.



The well-known “Batman,” “Spectre,” “GrimJack” and current “Star Wars: Legacy” comics writer told MTV News that he had only learned of the movie deal that morning, courtesy of the same report that broke the news to the general public. However, he was more than happy to offer up some thoughts on the characters that any faithful adaptation of the “Suicide Squad” series should include on the team’s roster.

“I think that [government liaison to the team] Amanda Waller is a necessity
,” said Ostrander. “Ditto for Deadshot,

Rick Flag,

Bronze Tiger,

Nightshade,

and the original Captain Boomerang.”



While such a lineup of might seem like a tall order, it’s worth noting that none of these characters have appeared in any of DC/Warner Bros’ prior movies — so they could avoid the troubles normally associated with recasting roles. As far as his involvement in the project, Ostrander told MTV that he hasn’t been contacted at this point, but “that doesn’t necessarily mean I won’t in the future (or I will).”

Yet, even with the rights secured, that doesn’t mean we’re guaranteed to see Ostrander’s team of unwilling heroes on the big screen — but the popular creator remains optimistic.
“I wish them luck,” said Ostrander. “Having a Squad movie (or several) would be a kick and I think the concept, well executed, would work like gangbusters. I’m full of hope for it.”

I am very excited about this and look forward to more news.
I am especially am looking forward to seeing my favorite, Deadshot, in action.

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