Note: this post contains an extremely unexciting Suicide Squad spoiler.
Suicide Squad, a film which plays a lot like the fever dream of a Hot Topic assistant manager who fell asleep watching Guardians Of The Galaxy, arrives in theaters this weekend, and right now it seems like David Ayer's film is all anyone's talking about.
Yes, even Zack Snyder (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole), who - in a new interview with Collider's Steve Weintraub - revealed that he had a little bit more to do with Suicide Squad than we realized. Namely, he directed the scene wherein Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) is captured by the Flash (Ezra Miller).
The scene - and be aware that I'm stretching the definition of the term "scene" here; it's more of a moment - finds Captain Boomerang robbing a diamond exchange joint. Suddenly, the Flash appears, says something extremely unmemorable, and then the moment is over.
So why was it necessary to bring in Snyder? It wasn't necessary: it was convenient. Snyder (Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice) shot the scene because he already had the Flash's costume and a perfectly good Ezra Miller just sitting around on the Justice League set.
“Flash was always in the movie, we just got lucky because Justice League was happening and they had the uniform, they had the assets, so we were able to get that photography.”
In other words, it sounds as though Flash's cameo was actually a composite, with all the Captain Boomerang stuff shot by Ayer and the Flash stuff shot by Snyder (Sucker Punch). Or maybe they shipped Jai Courtney and his tracksuit over to London to film the scene himself. I don't know.
Suicide Squad is now in theaters, god help us.