James Gunn Reveals Surprising Truth About The Suicide Squad

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The DC Extended Universe as we know it is about to culminate later this year after a decade-long run and as painful as that is for fans of the SnyderVerse, many are ready to leave it all behind and start with a clean slate courtesy of James Gunn and Peter Safran's "new" DC Universe.

For months, there's been a slight confusion within the fandom regarding the reboot's canon and which existing projects it will acknowledge. Of course, The Suicide Squad seems to be a no-brainer pick, especially considering it was helmed by Gunn and was treated as a "soft reboot".

However, it appears that the 2021 film starring the likes of Margot Robbie, John Cena, and Idris Elba doesn't belong to the same universe DC Studios is about to establish.

The Suicide Squad Isn't Canon to the New DC Universe, James Gunn Confirms

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Following the casting of Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner in Superman: Legacy, DC fans were quick to point out that the Guardians of the Galaxy star was part of The Suicide Squad, although his character TDK didn't really do much in the film and was killed off during the first act.

Responding to a fan on Instagram (via Comic Book Resources), Gunn finally put an end to all the confusion surrounding The Suicide Squad's canon status, revealing that it won't be part of the DCU. In fact, the franchise as a whole will kickstart in Superman: Legacy.

This could also mean that the events of Peacemaker won't be acknowledged in the DCU but the question is, how does that affect its second season? It's still quite confusing but we're hoping Gunn and Safran will clear things out in the coming months.

Also Read: Superman: Legacy Casts The Suicide Squad Actor as Guy Gardner

The DCEU was already a convoluted mess and the last thing fans want is another franchise shrouded in confusion.

Superman: Legacy is currently slated for theatrical release on July 11, 2025.

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