Original Suicide Squad Director David Ayer Is Excited for James Gunn’s Movie

Suicide Squad director David Ayer “cannot wait to see” the James Gunn-directed The Suicide Squad, Ayer tweeted Friday after Gunn’s not-sequel unveiled its official brand and full solid forward of a mid-September capturing begin in Atlanta, Georgia.

Joining returning Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag) and Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang) are franchise newcomers Idris Elba, Michael Rooker, Peter Capaldi, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, David Dastmalchian, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi and John Cena.

Despite the retention of the 4 characters who first appeared in Ayer’s blockbuster that scored $746 million worldwide in 2016, Gunn’s movie is believed to draw back from main ties to the DC Extended Universe entry that earned simply 27% approval from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

The model of Suicide Squad launched to theaters — reportedly edited by the identical firm that made the well-received teaser trailer — has been largely disowned by Ayer.

One 12 months in the past, on Twitter, Ayer wrote the launched movie was “very completely different from authentic meeting,” saying Harley’s arc particularly was “vastly simplified.” In a subsequent tweet, Ayer wrote fashionable filmmakers are “treated as figureheads and actually have very little say over the final product. We just don’t talk about it.”

When warning followers towards a “scam” claiming to hunt extras for “ 2,” Gunn issued a reminder his movie is known as The Suicide Squad. Gunn’s discover got here after producer Peter Safran advised Gunn’s movie is “not a sequel.”

“It’s known as The Suicide Squad,” Safran mentioned. “It’s not Suicide Squad 2. It isn’t a sequel. I’ll depart that alone however, sure, it’s known as .”

Asked to make clear how linked The Suicide Squad is to its predecessor, Gunn advised Entertainment Tonight phrases like sequel or reboot are “all so narrow.”

“There are so many terms. It is what it is,” Gunn mentioned. “You’ll see in two years when it comes out.”

Safran earlier instructed The Suicide Squad would focus by itself nook of the shared DC film universe, performing as a chunk of that entire with out counting on wider ties in the identical method James Wan’s Aquaman and David F. Sandberg’s Shazam! largely stood alone.


“I think that is the goal,” Safran advised when selling Shazam! “It is giving heroes their time to shine and not feeling like you have to shoehorn in some universal connection amongst them all. The studio’s been incredibly supportive and DC’s been supportive about saying, ‘Take the time that you need to introduce these characters in the right way and tell the stories that audiences want to see with these characters.’”

Warner Bros. has dated The Suicide Squad August 6, 2021.

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