(Spoiler warning: If you haven’t seen “Suicide Squad,” proceed at your own risk.)
Zack Snyder is credited as an executive producer on “Suicide Squad,” but he did more than just produce: Snyder got behind the camera for a key scene that was shot late in the making of the super-villain film, according to Collider.
A key flashback scene in “Suicide Squad” shows how Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) was captured before being sent to Belle Reve Penitentiary.
Turns out it was The Flash (Ezra Miller) — in a surprise cameo — who foiled Captain Boomerang’s bank robbery.
The cameo helps establish The Flash in the DC Cinematic Universe, and the scene is also the first time we see the “Justice League” member in full costume on screen.
The scene was shot after the rest of “Suicide Squad” wrapped, while Miller was in London filming the upcoming “Justice League” film.
During the recent press day for “Suicide Squad” in New York City, director David Ayer told Collider:
“Flash was always in the movie. We just got lucky because ‘Justice League’ was happening and they had the uniform, they had the assets, so we were able to get that photography.”
Rather than spend the money to fly Miller to Los Angeles while filming “Suicide Squad,” Warner Bros. opted to wait until “Justice League” was filming and use footage of The Flash and some movie magic to incorporate the sequence into Suicide Squad.