Raise your hand if you’ve seen The Suicide Squad . Now raise your hand if you’ve already seen it multiple times. Wasn’t that amazing? James Gunn had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Of course, if you know me then you know there was another reason I was sitting so far forward. I was carefully looking at every nametag, every dossier, and listening for every name and reference, trying to find as many DC Universe Easter eggs as I could—and boy, there were a lot! We’ve rounded them all up here for you, so get comfortable and make sure there’s no one suspicious watching you. We all know how Amanda Waller can get when it comes to spilling her secrets…
The first Easter egg is probably the most important one. The doctor who implants the bomb in Savant’s neck in the movie’s opening scene is played by John Ostrander, a comic book legend who can be considered the father of the Suicide Squad. Ostrander’s 1987 relaunch of the Suicide Squad introduced many iconic concepts, from Amanda Waller, to her signature detonation devices, to the squad’s villainous roster and more. During Ostrander’s iconic run, he collaborated with his wife Kim Yale and artist Luke McDonnell to create some of Task Force X’s most enduring stories. If it wasn’t for Ostrander, we wouldn’t be watching this movie, so it’s only fitting that he shows up here right at the very beginning.
Another Ostrander related Easter egg! His character is called Fitzgibbon, a name that appears in every James Gunn movie. Gunn does this to pay tribute to a friend of his named Larry Fitzgibbon.
To see a full round up of all the easter eggs we could find in The Suicide Squad, head on over to DC Comics!
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