It really does feel like comic book movies are taking over the world these days, with a huge amount of superhero films being released every year. With the upcoming release of the new Warner Bros. and DC movie Suicide Squad, talk has turned to the planned Green Arrow: Escape from Supermax movie, which never quite made it into production.
As with Suicide Squad, the Green Arrow: Escape from Supermax movie was going to focus on some of DC's finest villains, with Oliver Queen being falsely imprisoned, teaming up with the likes of The Joker, The Riddler, and Lex Luthor in order to break out. David S. Goyer penned the script for the movie back in 2000 and he has now revealed what went wrong with the project.
Goyer was chatting to the guys over at Den of Geek about the failed project, when he explained to them, "I think if that script had come over the transom a couple of years later… it was completely ahead of its time. Everything I see about Suicide Squad looks fantastic and it’s a different story. But [ours] was absolutely ahead of its time."
He added, "You know, Marvel was considering doing the Sinister Six and at the time, God, I think this was eight or nine years ago that we wrote a couple of drafts, but it certainly was like this oddball project at Warner Bros at the time, they were like - even though the script was good - 'why would we make a movie about a bunch of villains? That makes no sense.'"
Suicide Squad will open on August 5, 2016.