In a move that stunned and excited DC comics fans, James Gunn tweeted about the developments and progress of the new Suicide Squad movie.
The director of the widely-praised MCU movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” takes over director duties for the Suicide Squad sequel. Evidently, DC looks to revamp its film making by hiring notable Marvel players to its roster. In addition to Gunn, DC has likewise talked with Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi for a possible collaboration.
Notably, the new movie has been in extreme secrecy. However, James Gunn plays with fire as he lets loose bits of hints here and there. Accordingly, in response to a DC fan who’s been craving details, James Gunn tweeted:
Suicide Squad was a 2016 DCEU release that featured an all-star cast. However, despite the excellent casting lock-ins, the film received harsh criticism. Unfortunately, the perfect casting of Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) and Will Smith (Deadshot) did not work wonders for the entire plot of the movie. But then, in an apparent stroke of fate, Suicide Squad became a box-office hit. Eventually, it grossed more than $740 million in worldwide ticket sales throughout its theatrical run.
Apparently, the gross earnings of the movie effectively greenlit for a sequel. However, reports say that the new movie would seem more like a reboot than an actual sequel to the first movie.
Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and newcomer Idris Elba are set to star in the new movie, Director James Gunn confirms.
The Suicide Squad shows in theaters, August 2021.