Is Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League Canon
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Is Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League canon? Answered

Real or alternate?

Rocksteady created a strong universe — the Arkhamverse — with the three Batman Arkham games. The question is: Is Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League canon in that same universe?

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Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League: Is it canon?

Early in the production of the game, Sefton Hill, the creative director and co-founder of Rocksteady Studios, confirmed that Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is canon in the Arkhamverse. Now, what does that mean?

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League takes place five years after the end of Arkham Knight. We thought Bruce Wayne was dead, but after beating the game, we realize that he’s still alive. The Batman, Penguin, Poison Ivy, and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League are the same characters from the Arkham series.

But what about Deadshot? In the Arkhamverse, Floyd Lawton is white. The same Floyd Lawton exists in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League as a playable character, but he’s Black, closer resembling Will Smith’s character in the movie. The game breaks the fourth wall several times by addressing this point-blank which, I think, is the best Suicide Squad-y way to do it.

The biggest question weighing on everyone’s mind is if Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will taint the incredible legacy of the Arkham games. To find out, you’ll need to play it (or look up spoilers) yourself. If you aren’t satisfied with the story in Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, then you can pretend it doesn’t exist and enjoy the core Arkhamverse.

Whether you’re okay with Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League continuing the story told in the Arkham games or not, one thing I know for sure is that if you plan on playing the game, you’ll enjoy it a lot more with the best HUD customization settings.


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Noah Nelson
From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.