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“Suicide Squad” Pays Homage to Co-Creator John Ostrander with Easter Egg

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“Suicide Squad” Pays Homage to Co-Creator John Ostrander with Easter Egg

Just this past weekend, some observant viewers noted that the Comic-Con International: San Diego sizzle trailer for “Justice League” contained a small nod to Adult Swim’s sci-fi comedy, “Rick and Morty.” Now, after some scrutiny of set photos from the fast-approaching DC movie “Suicide Squad,” it looks like more Easter eggs are in store for fans — and this time it involves a nod to the creative minds behind the source material.

Although the original concept of a DC Comics’ “Suicide Squad” debuted way back in 1959 within the pages of “The Brave and the Bold” #25, it was writers like John Ostrander that helped popularize the versions we’re more familiar with through a late ’80s/early ’90s revamp. Inspired by films like “The Dirty Dozen,” Ostrander introduced Amanda Waller and pulled together a team of C-list villains to undertake dangerous missions for the government in exchange for shortened criminal sentences. Ostrander would later write an additional eight-issue miniseries in 2007 alongside artist Javier Pina.

Shots of one of the sets depicts a “John F. Ostrander Federal Building,” most likely mere moments before its defaced during an action sequence featuring the aforementioned squad.

Sources indicate more hidden nods are placed throughout the scene, so be on the lookout. Directed by David Ayer and starring Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and more, “Suicide Squad” hits theaters on August 5.


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