David Ayer is reportedly circling a Suicide Squad feature film over at DC.

The idea of adapting the Suicide Squad as a feature film has been floating around at DC/WB for quite some time now.

David Ayer, the director of the upcoming war/drama Fury starring Brad Pitt, looks to be preparing to take the helm. Justin Marks, writer of the upcoming Jungle Book and Top Gun sequel, was attached at one point to write a script, but the studio put it on hold.

The popularity of the Suicide Squad has seen a recent surge thanks to the animated feature Batman: Assault on Arkham, which focused almost solely on the rag tag group, as well as an episode of the hit CW series Arrow, which featured the first live-action appearance of the Squad.

Created in 1959 by Ross Andru and Robert Kanigher, the Suicide Squad is a group of villains captured by a government organization and used in secret as expendable assets on high risk missions.

The line-up of the Squad has changed constantly throughout the years, consisting of villains such as Deadshot, Killer Frost, Bane, Harley Quinn, Bronze Tiger, King Shark, Captain Boomerang, Deathstroke and many others.

Suicide Squad joins the recently announced Shazam as DC film’s slated in-development. Updates will be posted as they become available.

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