'The Suicide Squad': James Gunn says filming still on schedule and hints at footage 'likely' to drop this year
DC fans were in for a treat on Saturday when 'The Suicide Squad' director James Gunn took to Instagram to answer questions — answers to which were posted in his stories.
While some of the questions he fielded included his zodiac sign, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2', his answer to a question concerning 'The Suicide Squad' would have surely sent a ripple of excitement among fans.
One of the fan questions was: "Footage of the Suicide Squad this year?" And Gunn's one-word reply was "Likely". In addition, the director also confirmed the sequel was "still on schedule" despite the production halt due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Along with a bunch of new characters, the 2021 release is inspired by the classic Jon Ostrander's version of the Suicide Squad comics. There are two possibilities that have so far been discussed. In one version, the titular anti-heroes are assigned a mission to retrieve a weapon of mass destruction.
The other theory suggests that the plot will be loosely based on Gail Simone's comic of The Secret Six — which features some of the anti-heroes from 'Suicide Squad' who team up with a slew of new supervillains. At this stage, it is safe to say, these are pure speculations.
Earlier, Collider reported that the film will see the likes of Polka Dot Man (who has the awkward ability to develop polka dots on his body that can turn into fireballs), King Shark (a savage mutation and is believed to be the son of the Shark God), and Ratcatcher (one of Batman's archenemies who can communicate and control rodents).
The full cast of the movie, as revealed by Gunn in a Twitter post, includes David Dastmalchian, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Taika Waititi, Daniela Melchior, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman (as Rick Flag), Juan Diego Botto, Alice Braga, Peter Capaldi, Jai Courtney (as Captain Boomerang), Mayling Ng, Storm Reid, Steve Agee, Julio Ruiz, Joaquín Cosío, Flula Borg, Pete Davidson, Tinashe Kajese, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis (as Amanda waller), Idris Elba, Margot Robbie (as Harley Quinn) and Michael Rooker.
'The Suicide Squad' is slated to release on August 6, 2021.