Regardless of scathing reviews, DC’s 2016 movie Suicide Squad was a monetary success, raking in more than $745 million worldwide. It must be no shock then that Warner Bros. Footage introduced plans for The Suicide Squad, a sequel that may observe a brand new crew of villains pressured to finish a harmful mission.
Set to be directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad shall be a comfortable reboot of the movie franchise set inside WB’s interconnected universe of DC Comics characters, however not a direct sequel to the 2016 movie. The movie has already assembled a powerful solid that features a number of returning characters — together with Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn — and a protracted listing of newcomers to the DC Prolonged Universe, together with John Cena, Taika Waititi, Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion, Peter Capaldi, and Pete Davidson.
With The Suicide Squad scheduled to hit theaters August 6, 2021, right here’s the whole lot we all know concerning the film to date.
Harley Quinn’s new look
Recent off the premiere of her team-up movie Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, Margot Robbie was noticed on the set of The Suicide Squad with filmmaker James Gunn. A photo snapped of Robbie reveals the brand new look she’ll be sporting as Harley Quinn within the movie.
♦️ New "The Suicide Squad" picture exhibits Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. pic.twitter.com/3TMPEO1450
— ♦️Haven of Harley????♦️ (@QuinnofDiamonds) February 12, 2020
The complete solid
After a yr of rumors and hypothesis concerning the solid of The Suicide Squad, James Gunn revealed the official solid listing for the movie in September 2019. The listing was made public on Twitter, with Gunn providing followers a cryptic warning: “Don’t get too hooked up.”
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) September 13, 2019
Coming back from the 2016 film together with Robbie shall be actress Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg. They’ll be joined by John Cena, Taika Waititi, Pete Davidson, and Idris Elba in unidentified roles, in addition to Firefly actor Nathan Fillion and former Physician Who star Peter Capaldi.
Among the many new characters confirmed for the movie are Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher,and David Dastmalchian as Polka-Dot Man. Further solid members enjoying unidentified roles embrace embrace Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Jennifer Holland, Mayling Ng, Storm Reid, Alice Braga, Michael Rooker, Joaquín Cosío, Juan Diego Botto, Tinashe Kajese, and Julio Ruiz.
Gunn posted a photo of himself with a number of of the movie’s solid members later that month.
From left to proper, the photograph options Flula Borg, Daniela Melchior, David Dastmalchian, Gunn, Jennifer Holland, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, and Mayling Ng.
Two solid members who received’t be returning are Will Smith and Jared Leto, who performed Deadshot and Joker, respectively, within the first movie. The 2 actors aren’t anticipated to reprise their roles for The Suicide Squad.
The director change-up
James Gunn was briefly dropped from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. three by Marvel Studios resulting from an argument concerning insensitive jokes he posted on Twitter years earlier, WB employed the celebrated filmmaker to helm and write The Suicide Squad. He was first employed to rewrite the script, however later signed on as director in October 2018.
Initially, Warner Bros. tapped Gavin O’Connor to direct the Suicide Squad sequel. O’Connor, directed the motion movie The Accountant and wrote a script for the film, however allegedly left the venture after Birds of Prey, which allegedly has a very similar plot, bought the inexperienced mild as an alternative.
Earlier than O’Connor landed the job, different administrators rumored to be on WB’s quick listing included Mel Gibson — apparently again in demand after the success of Hacksaw Ridge. Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra, who directed the shark assault film The Shallows, appeared to be the best choice for the movie at first, buthe took one other gig directing Disney’s Jungle Cruise.