James Gunn has jumped ship from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to DC Comics. With him he has brought a fresh take on Warner Bros. Suicide Squad franchise and promises (hopefully) a hugely successful instalment. Today, the newest look at the film was released and boy, we cannot wait to meet these delinquents.
In addition to everyone’s favourite Harley Quinn, the film will feature characters including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard and Javelin.
The assembled squad will risk their lives to save the world in a mission led by Colonel Rick Flag on the island of Corto Maltese. The threat is only known as “Project Starfish”. Robert DuBois, a.k.a Bloodsport (played by Idris Elba) is first seen discussing a reduced prison sentence in exchange for his er, murderous services with Amanda Waller (played by Viola Davis). The trailer then goes on to highlight each anti-hero.
Unlike the OG Suicide Squad film, it will be injected with a bit of Marvel’s famous humour, no doubt thanks to Gunn.
Margot Robbie who will reprise her role as Harley Quinn, spoke on the details first set for the filming to Entertainment Tonight, teasing, “The first set we shot on was this beach. It was so amazing. Palm trees. An ocean with a wave machine in it. Pyrotechnics. Special effects. Explosions everywhere. It was like being in a proper, crazy war movie.”
Alongside Elba and Davis, the cast features Margot Robbie, John Cena, Sylvester Stallone, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Alice Braga, Pete Davidson, Joaquín Cosio, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Nathan Fillion, Steve Agee, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Jennifer Holland and Tinashe Kajese.
Much of the world has begun to open up but in the case you’re unable to attend the cinema from August 6, The Suicide Squad will also be streamed on HBO Max 31 days from theatrical release.
Early this month Gunn revealed to a fan via Twitter that the film would run for 2 hours and 12 mins. So no, a rumoured two-part special is not occurring.
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 16, 2021