Today in “news that is hardly surprising,” Zack Snyder directed a scene in Suicide Squad, and no, it wasn’t any of the stuff involving Ben Affleck’s Batman. It was, however, one of the later additions to David Ayer’s super-villain team-up, and it has something to do with that other big DC superhero cameo. Spoilers ahead, obviously — unless you don’t mind that sort of thing.

As Ayer revealed to Collider, Snyder directed the brief flashback scene in which Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang is apprehended by The Flash, played by Ezra Miller. His cameo was revealed late last week, leading many to suspect that The Flash was tacked onto the film very late in production, but Ayer says that the scene with Miller was always part of the plan:

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.

And yes, the scene was part of the post-production process, which also involved some reshoots — heavily rumored to add levity to the film and make Suicide Squad feel more like the trailers. That’s not entirely off, since the scene with Miller and Courtney is one of the few lighter moments in an otherwise incoherent and joyless film.

We’ll see The Flash on the big screen again next year in Justice League, opposite Ben Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg.


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