Now that James Gunn and Peter Safran are in charge of the DCU, they’ve promised us some exciting interconnected projects for the future. Marvel is coming up with Avengers: Secret Wars as their biggest crossover event in 2025. So, what if DC counters it with Justice League 2, or perhaps a Civil War-like event where the Justice League takes on a mix of the Suicide Squad and the JSA in 2026? That could be their Endgame!
Rumor has it that Waller is bringing in a new team called Checkmate which will include Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke. So, it’s likely that her Suicide Squad is turning into this new team and they could be the ones taking on the Justice League in the proposed royal rumble event. The old members of Suicide Squad and some new surprises are hidden in Waller’s underwater prison (from Black Adam), that could be brought in to form the team.
Suicide Squad 3.0
Just imagine the cast! There’s Dwayne Johnson playing Black Adam, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Sylvester Stallone’s King Shark, Daniella Melchior’s Ratcatcher II, and maybe even John Cena’s Peacemaker! Now that’s an interesting prospect as the Rock and John Cena could give us a WWE reunion. This would be a total Alpha-level squad! And when they take on the Justice League, all the fascinating ideas we’ve imagined could come true.
Justice League vs. Suicide Squad
We could get our Superman vs. Black Adam moment, and even a Shazam vs Black Adam fight could be covered in it. But at the same time, we would also get a Batfleck vs. Deathstroke battle that was promised but never happened. And, just imagine King Shark battling King Arthur. Won’t that be so cool? Bloodsport took down Superman with a Kryptonian bullet. So, what if he somehow finds a way to injure the Flash this time? Many such one-on-one match-ups could happen.
The Justice League Roster
But still, if you think about it, despite the Suicide Squad having powerhouses like Black Adam and Ratcatcher 2… 3 masterful assassins… a talking bad boy Shark, and a crazy Harley Quinn, the Justice League is still too overpowered for them. Either Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Shazam could go up against Black Adam in a one-on-one battle and actually win if the writer deems it fit. The 4 of them pressing on one Black Adam would be too much, even for him.
And then there’s Batman the Master tactician, Barry Allen, Martian Manhunter, the powerful last survivor of Mars, and probably even Cyborg, a digital age God. Guess what, we haven’t even talked about a potential Green Lantern joining the team, or Sasha Calle’s Supergirl who is supposed to become a DCEU regular after The Flash. So how will the inferior squad manage to take on DC’s Mavericks? Well, that’s where the JSA comes into play.
The JSA Roster Meets Suicide Squad
Suicide Squad 3.0 is in dire need of a power boost. But instead of picking up more new villains, imagine if the Justice Society of America could join their cause. They have connections with Amanda Waller who could call them in. So, the likes of Atom Smasher, Hawkman, Cyclone, and maybe a new Doctor Fate could join the ranks to fight the Justice League.
An All-in-One Project
Not only would this project act as DC’s Civil War-like event, but it could also act as a Black Adam vs. Shazam movie, a Black Adam vs. Superman movie, a Batman V Deathstroke film, a Suicide Squad 3, and a Justice League 2 all at once. And ultimately, it could lead us into the eventual Justice League 3 where all these divided Earth-based characters would unite against the evil forces of Darkseid. Keeping DCU’s current situation in mind, this would be a cool spin upon what Zack Snyder originally wanted to do with his DCEU crossover events.
So, if James Gunn starts by 2023, he could have all the upcoming projects like Shazam! 2, Aquaman 2, The Flash, and Wonder Woman 3 lead us into this mega-crossover event by 2026. And that’s how DC draws first blood against Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars.