40 ‘Suicide Squad’ Rumors That Turned Out to Be False

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The following post contains SPOILERS — both real and hilariously fake ones that got shared online even though they were not true — for Suicide Squad.

According to recent reports, there were a lot of changes to Suicide Squad’s script and structure along its bumpy road to theaters. So it’s possible a few of the rumors listed below were true at some point during the film’s development. Regardless, none of these concepts, characters, or plot points made it into the movie — for better or worse. Actually, a few of the ideas below are more interesting than the final movie we actually got.

There was a lot of speculation about Suicide Squad since the project was officially announced in the fall of 2014. Some of it turned out to be correct, like the inclusion of characters like Batman and the Joker (and the cast of Jared Leto in the role). But a lot of the rumors were wildly off base. (The Riddler? Really?) We have collected them all here. In the tradition of our lists of rumors for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeX-Men: Apocalypse, and Captain America: Civil War that turned out to be false, here’s our list for Suicide Squad. We’re kinda bummed #8 wasn’t true, to be honest.

40 ‘Suicide Squad’ Rumors That Turned Out to Be False

1. “Suicide Squad takes place in between the events of Man of Steel & Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.” — Heroic Hollywood

2. “The Joker will be the primary antagonist for Suicide Squad movie and looks to start some mayhem against the all-villain superhero group.” — Yibada.com

3. “The Joker we are going to see in Suicide Squad is Jason Todd.” — Reddit

4. “[Suicide Squad] trailer confirms Jason Todd cameo.” — Fashion & Style 

5. “The Joker & Harley Quinn are estranged in Suicide Squad because she feels guilt over the death of [Jason] Todd.” — Latino Review

6. “[Harley] & Joker's pet Hyena's are in the film briefly.” the film briefly.” — Latino Review

7. “The Joker has a lot of scenes with Hugo Strange! He's the psychiatrist at the prison & seems to be a part of the story.” — Latino Review

8. “[The Joker] spends most of the film in a cell, very much like Hannibal Lecter, until he breaks out in the end.”  — Latino Review

9. “The Joker has a large part in the movie but doesn't get involved in any action scene until the very end during the riot where he kills several people.” — Latino Review

10. “The Joker is scarred all over his body because of his battles with Batman.” — JoBlo

11. “Other than the Joker, none of the Suicide Squad members meet Batman.” — Design & Trend

12. “With Warner Bros kicking their shared universe into gear in Batman v Superman, it stands to reason that they'll want a stronger thread connecting the next film than a brief cameo from Batfleck. An alliance between the Joker and Darkseid in Suicide Squad might just be that thread.” — Digital Spy

13. “Ike Barinholtz is playing Dr Hugo Strange which is very cool.” — Latino Review

14. “Adam Beach is playing martial artist bad guy Ravan.” — Latino Review

15. “Scott Eastwood to cameo as Steve Trevor in Suicide Squad.” — Latino Review

16. “Since we don't yet know who [Scott Eastwood will] be portraying in the film, this tattoo definitely lends credence to him being Arsenal.” — Moviepilot

17. “What about Scott Eastwood? ...S.Wilson as in Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke! ... I suspect the Slade Wilson we get in Suicide Squad is pre-Deathstroke so by the end of the movie Wilson could in fact be full on Deathstroke after some event in the third act.” — Heroic Hollywood

18. “Deathstroke is indeed in the film and Joe Manganiello is the first choice for the role, with Jason Clarke also being considered.” — JoBlo

19. “Jim Parrack who already worked with director David Ayer on Fury is now in as a younger Deathstroke.” — Latino Review

20. “[Deathstroke] will be a hired assassin that is competing with the Suicide Squad and not part of the team or a bodyguard as has been previously rumored.” — JoBlo

21. “Deathstroke works with/for Onslaught & does their dirty work ... Deathstroke has the breakout & choicest role in the film.” — Latino Review

22. “Is Scott Eastwood playing Dick Grayson aka Nightwing? That's the most popular rumor.” — ComicBookMovie.com

23. “Deadshot and Harley Quinn meet early when Deadshot is assassinating an inmate that is being transported from Arkham. Quinn disrupts the hit when she tries to break Joker out and both are captured and taken to Amanda Waller's prison.” — Latino Review

24. “Deadshot is in his mask for a fair amount of time of the film.” — Collider

25. “Suicide Squad's big bad will be The Riddler.” — Bustle

26. “The team is tasked on a mission to prevent 'bio weaponry' from being sold to Lex Luthor by a human trafficking gang.” — Latino Review

27. “Rumors of Jesse Eisenberg's involvement with Suicide Squad are in fact true.” — Moviepilot

28. “Another character set to appear in the film is the Thinker, a role which Geoffrey Rush has already passed on and is now up for grabs.” — JoBlo

29. “Supposedly, there is still an outstanding role in Suicide Squad - the Desmond brothers. Mark & Roland Desmond aka Blockbuster.” — @elmayimbe

30. “The other role that's being courted right now is a rather interesting one; that of General Sam Lane aka Lois Lane's father.” — JoBlo

31. “Batman is some sort of big boogeyman that the government REALLY hates.” — Latino Review

32. “Waller is tracking down and capturing every super powered hero and villain and it is implied that she is after Batman but he is not in the film.” — Latino Review

33. “According to sources ... there is a lot more Batman in the movie than they are letting on.” — Heroic Insider

34. “Batman breaks into [Waller’s] massive security prison. In fact ... he’s already inside Amanda Waller’s office waiting for her in the shadows when she appears.” — Heroic Hollywood

35. “Rick Flag is there as a watchdog over Waller. The twist is his character is revealed as being in league with the villain, Rick Flag Snr at the end.” — Latino Review

36. “Rick Flag is secretly Bane.” — Inverse

37. “Aquaman is being held prisoner by Amanda Waller and is being studied and tested on.” — Heroic Hollywood

38. “#AmandaWaller keeps all the super powered meta humans, she has inside a trophy case - #Aquaman’s trident as seen in the recently released still with #JasonMomoa!” — Latino Review

39. “[Aquaman] was captured after he fought a mutated shark who is being held in the same prison as he is. A mutated shark? It’s referred to as the King of Sharks. Yes folks... King Shark!” — Heroic Hollywood

40. “Harley’s the biggest troublemaker, but Deadshot’s kinda eyeing her a bit. There’s a pretty ragged romantic angle there.” — Will Smith

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