As comic book extended universes have become the norm, so have the little references and easter eggs that exist within each film to call out to those other parts of that universe. Here's every one that's within Suicide Squad. Well, probably not every single one. But still, a whole mess load of easter eggs. Check it out.
As is usually the case, these easter eggs range in their obscurity level from the generally recognizable, to the vague recollection, to the "wait a second, was that an easter egg, or an accident" variety. Those pertaining to characters that even casual DC fans are likely to be familiar with, like recognizing Harley Quinn classic outfit the handful of times it is seen. are fairly easy to notice. For the most part, you don't even need to have read a comic book to know most of the Harley references, because so much of her history comes from Batman: The Animated Series.
Other characters have their movie backstories pulled almost directly out of the comics for the film. You may or may not have known how closely El Diablo's tragic story comes almost directly from the comics, only the identity of the people he accidently killed is different. Casual fans may have recognized Deadshot's outfit, but may not have known that the fact that he and Harley Quinn were closer than most of the rest of the team, also has some comic book basis.
A good portion of the video, however, is dedicated to The Joker. Interesting considering, as the video points out, he's not actually in the movie very much. Our ears perked up, however, when they began to discuss the Joker scene where he's surrounded by numerous items, including baby clothes. What those baby clothes mean has been a topic of discussion here as well, and the possibility that Harley may be, or have been, pregnant within this DC universe is one of the possibilities mentioned here. Although, another possibility is the fact that possibly the Joker took them as trophies. Did, did he kill babies?
Bonus points go to this video for the Superman II reference here. I can't be the only one who was having images of Zod and his crew tearing the place up when the line about Superman ripping off the roof of the White House was mentioned. And by that I mean I can't be the only one old enough to remember that.
All in all, it's a pretty solid roundup of the DC references, and possible references, contained within Suicide Squad. Whatever you think about the state of DC's movies up to this point, it can't be said that they're not doing their due diligence in order to try and create the comprehensive world that fans have come to expect. It will be interesting to see how many of the easter eggs were dropped in because they're actually setting up future ideas, as opposed to those dropped in just so that fans could notice, and appreciate, them.
We're sure there were some easter eggs left out of this video. What did you notice in Suicide Squad that wasn't mentioned here? Let us know in the comments.