The Suicide Squad: James Gunn says Marvel supported his DC project
After posting new behind-the-scenes photos from The Suicide Squad’s table read (which you can check out below), James Gunn conducted another Q&A session in his Instagram post’s comments. One of the fan questions that was asked was about Marvel’s reaction when Gunn had decided to take on the DC Project. The Guardians of the Galaxy director responded by revealing that Marvel was actually very supportive of his decision, with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige and Louis D’Esposito even visiting him on the set of The Suicide Squad.
“I told Kevin Feige before I took the job and he was very cool and supportive as he always is,” Gunn answered. “He just wanted me to make a good movie. He and Lou D’Esposito even came to visit the set and watched us shoot. There isn’t the enmity behind the scenes like there is in the fan community.”
The Suicide Squad cast includes: John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Joel Kinnaman, Maylin Ng, Flula Borg, Juan Deigo Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Brage, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, and Margot Robbie.
As we already know, 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. Michael Rooker will play Savant, Flula Borg will play Javelin, David Dastmalchian will play Polka Dot Man, Daniela Melchior will play Ratcatcher 2, Idris Elba will play Bloodsport, Mayling NG will play Mongal, Peter Capaldi will play Thinker, Alice Braga will play Solsoria, Pete Davidson will play Blackguard, Natha Fillion will play TDK, Sean Gunn will play Weasel, John Cena will play Peace Maker and Steve Agee will play King Shark.
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.