Superman almost faced off against “The Suicide Squad”, director James Gunn has revealed. 

The moviemaker admitted, “There was a time when I thought the Suicide Squad should fight Superman,” during a new interview with Script Apart.

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Rather than choosing the Man of Steel, Gunn opted instead to pit Starro against the gang of dangerous supervillains. 

“He’s a character I love from the comics,” he explained. “I think he’s a perfect comic book character because he’s absolutely ludicrous but also very scary in his own way. What he does is scary.” 

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“He used to scare the crap out of me when I was a child, putting those facehuggers on Superman and Batman. So I thought he was one of the major, major DC villains that was probably never going to be put into another movie. And if they did, it’d have been a ‘black cloud’ version of Starro. Not a giant walking starfish, a kaiju that’s bright pink and cerulean blue, this ridiculously big, bright bad guy.”

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Gunn also spoke about how Superman’s position in the DC Extended Universe impacted his final decision.

He added, “At the time, there were a lot of questions like, ‘Who is Superman in the DCEU? Is this movie outside the DCEU?’, and I just didn’t want to deal with it all that much.”