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The Suicide Squad: Who Is Brian Durlin? Savant Character Explained

Michael Rooker will play the villain in the DC cinematic universe!

The official trailer for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad has finally arrived and there’s a lot to breakdown and discuss, including Michael Rooker’s character Brian Durlin.

We’ve put together everything you need to know about the infamous villain, including his origins and what you can expect from Savant in the DC cinematic universe.

If you haven’t seen it already, you can check out the new trailer for The Suicide Squad in the tweet below from director James Gunn.

Who Is Brian Durlin/Savant?

Brian Durlin will be played by Michael Rooker in the DC Cinematic Universe, making his debut in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. However, many fans of the DC comic books will already be familiar with Durlin, after he made his first appearance in Birds of Prey issue #56 back in August of 2003.

The villain also goes by the name of Savant, and is the spoiled heir to an enormous fortune.

Durlin had originally moved to Gotham City so he could become a self-styled vigilante, but Batman had other ideas for Savant. After he was told by Batman that his lack of care towards others meant he was not fit for vigilantism, he decided to go a different route.

Savant decided to take his knowledge of computer skills and begin a blackmailing business with an ex-Russian KGB agent known as Creote. He then set out on his mission to discover the true identity of Batman.

When Does The Suicide Squad Release?

Currently, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is set to release on August 6, 2021, in the United States. However, with the current climate due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen release dates continuously get pushed back.

The brand new James Bond film, No Time To Die, was originally set to release in 2019. Now due to the current pandemic the world is facing, the current release date has been pushed back to September of 2021.

So, don’t be surprised if we see a delay to the release of The Suicide Squad sometime in the future. But for now, fans can expect to see the new DC flick towards the end of this year.

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If you want to know everything about the brand new Suicide Squad film before its release at the end of 2021, DualShockers have got all the latest surrounding the new film. You can check some of the related content out at the links below:

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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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