WB Games Montreal has reportedly canceled its long-rumored “Suicide Squad” video game, first mentioned in 2010, and will instead focus primarily on a new Batman title starring Damian Wayne.
Citing sources “familiar with the studio,” Kotaku reports the decision to pull the “Suicide Squad” game from development after two years came early this month, following the hiring of Stéphane Roy as vice president and studio manager.
First discussed by Geoff Johns, then DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer, at Comic-Con International 2010, “Suicide Squad” was characterized as “hardcore violent.” Although it was never officially announced, Kotaku contends the title was widely presumed to be targeted for release in conjunction with director David Ayer’s film.
Although no details are yet known about the Damian Wayne game, which would of course center on Batman’s son, the current Robin, the website contends rumors about the title began circulating early this year.
The son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul who debuted in the non-canonical 1987 graphic novel “Batman: Son of the Demon,” Damian was introduced into DC Universe continuity in 2006, and donned the identity of Robin three years later. The petulant and frequently morally challenged young hero has emerged as a fan-favorite character, and has a prominent role not only in DC’s Bat-books, but also “Teen Titans” and the upcoming “Super Sons.”
Damian has already appeared in a handful of video games, including “LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes” and Injustice: Gods Among Us.”
Established in 2010, primarily to develop DC Comics-based games, WB Games Montreal is best known for “Batman: Arkham Origins.” It was revealed in December 2015 that the studio was working on two DC titles.
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