Even though the movie was his DC debut and generated Max's Peacemaker show, DC Studios co-president and co-CEO James Gunn has confirmed that The Suicide Squad isn't canon to the upcoming DC Universe franchise.

In a conversation with a fan which was shared onto Reddit via the DCEUleaks subreddit, Gunn was asked if Nathan Fillion's character from The Suicide Squad, The Detachable Kid/TDK, was supposed to be alive and if his death in the movie would be rebooted. "DC Studios movies (and canon) start with [Superman: Legacy]," Gunn answered. Ironically, Gunn had confirmed that TDK had survived the film in 2021, saying during a Twitter watch party for it, "Important to note if you look at the life signals in the Comms hub TDK isn’t dead."

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As for Fillion himself, it was recently announced that the actor will play Green Lantern Guy Gardner in Superman: Legacy. Besides Fillion, Legacy will see Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl and Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, starring alongside David Corenswet, who will play the eponymous Man of Steel himself. It had also been reported that Legacy will introduce The Authority before the team gets their own DCU film, which, like Legacy, will be a part of the DCU's first chapter, "Gods & Monsters."

James Gunn's DC Universe Begins with Superman: Legacy

On why Legacy has so many heroes in it, Gunn stated, "[The other heroes] fit the story I'm telling. Story always comes first." Of course, Legacy's number of heroes has grown, as it was announced that Gotham star Anthony Carrigan has been cast as Rex Mason/Metamorpho in it.

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Moving back to Task Force X's side of things, Gunn confirmed that there are no plans for a third Suicide Squad movie. The filmmaker had previously dismissed any notion of a third cinematic outing for the titular group being in the works in 2022, commenting at the time, "Yeah, we've talked about it. But the honest truth is, I just have so many hours in a day to work on stuff. And I had such a fun time working in television that I really think that's what I'm going to spend the next year of my life doing." With that said, Suicide Squad film veteran Viola Davis will reprise her role as Amanda Waller in the series Waller, which is part of "Gods & Monsters," and will take place between the first and second seasons of Peacemaker.

The Suicide Squad is streaming on Max.

Source: Reddit