The highly anticipated Suicide Squad film directed by James Gunn revealed an exciting update for the coming action via Instagram with some appreciative words to the team that contributed to Gunn having “the most fulfilling time” creating a movie. Gunn expresses gratitude for the being apart of the Suicide Squad production process as he’d been dealing with some tough personal. Check out what director James Gunn shared with his followers below.
“And that’s a wrap on The Suicide Squad. My father died two weeks before we started filming and my dog died two weeks before the end. It was a hard, hard time in my life and yet the most fulfilling time I’ve ever had making a movie. The professionalism, talent, compassion and kindness of this cast and crew inspired me every day. Thanks to everyone involved in this film, in every stage of development, in every department – I am grateful from the bottom of my heart for you all. You are why I make movies.”
Gunn’s addition to the Suicide Squad resulted after Dayer Aider (Director of the previous Suicide Squad installment) was fired from Disney and Marvel projects due to disturbing tweets that opposed the companies values. Dayer was originally assigned to helm Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 but replacement necessities called for James Gunn- which is next up on his schedule after Suicide Squad.
Suicide Squad features the return of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. Newcomers to the franchise are Idris Elba, John Cena, Nathan Fillion, David Dastmalchian, Peter Capaldi, Alice Braga, Sean Gunn, Michael Rooker, Taika Waititi, and more.
The Suicide Squad opens in theaters August 6, 2021.