While many films are on hiatus and suffering from production and release setbacks due to the global pandemic, 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.
Right now there’s no reason for #TheSuicideSquad release date to move. We are on or ahead of schedule. We were extremely fortunate to wrap shooting & set up editing from our homes (due to a post production team & studio with foresight) before quarantine.
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.
I wish we were but, as you might imagine, although editing #TheSuicideSquad has been pretty smooth in the time of quarantine (I’m working on the cut right now), there are a lot of other factors slowed – some of those related to releasing images, trailers, etc.
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. 3over 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 Squadis finished.
The 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.
The movie is written and directed by Gunn. Chuck 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.
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