The Suicide Squad & Guardians Vol. 3 Still Keeping Their Release Dates

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The Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 On Track, Says James Gunn

The Suicide Squad & Guardians Vol. 3 Still Keeping Their Release Dates

While many films are suffering from production and release setbacks due to the global pandemic, writer/director James Gunn has confirmed via his Twitter account that the highly-anticipated The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 are still on track to meet their respective release dates.

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In addition to confirming the film’s on track, Gunn assured fans that editing on the film “has been pretty smooth,” but that some teases of the film have “slowed” due to the global pandemic.

The Suicide Squad began filming back in September. Warner Bros. memorably hired Gunn to direct the follow-up to David Ayer’s original Suicide Squad shortly after Disney and Marvel fired him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 over lewd tweets he posted several years ago. Gunn was subsequently rehired for Guardians 3, and he will begin working on that film once post-production for The Suicide Squad is finished.

The Suicide Squad cast includes: David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Maylin Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Deigo Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Brage, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

Davis, Robbie, Courtney, and  Kinnaman will all play the same roles they had in the 2016 film, reprising as Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Rick Flag, respectively. The cast is also stacked with other James Gunn alums like David Dastmalchian, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Steve Agee, and Michael Rooker, plus fellow Marvel creatives like Taika Waititi.

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The movie is written and directed by Gunn. Charles Roven and Peter Safran will serve as producers. Nik Korda is executive producing the movie.

The Suicide Squad will hit theaters on August 6, 2021.

Are you more excited to see the movie now that filming has wrapped? Let us know in the comment section below!

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