James Gunn's The Suicide Squad is a 'Whole Reboot', Says Producer


DCEU producer Peter Safran says James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is a “whole reboot” of the franchise and probably not a sequel to David Ayer’s film. Ayer’s Suicide Squad was the third entry in DC’s cinematic universe (following Man of Metal and Batman V Superman), however the first to deal with lesser-known comedian e-book characters, except for Harley Quinn. The DCEU film went on to grow to be a industrial success regardless of the relative obscurity of its supply materials, taking in $747 million on the world field workplace in opposition to a $175 million finances.

On the identical time, Suicide Squad was poorly acquired by critics and Ayer declined to return for Suicide Squad 2. The challenge subsequently went by just a few adjustments in artistic personnel, earlier than it landed in Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker and newly-reinstated Guardians of the Galaxy 3 director Gunn’s lap final October. Nonetheless, from the get-go, Gunn’s thought for the movie was described by DC as a “fully contemporary take” on the antihero property, and has since been formally dubbed The Suicide Squad, not Suicide Squad 2.

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In an interview with JoBlo to advertise the upcoming DCEU film Shazam!, Safran went a step additional and referred to as Gunn’s The Suicide Squad a full-blown reboot. Here is his actual quote on the topic:

“To start with, we don’t name it Suicide Squad 2 ‘trigger it’s a complete reboot, so it’s The Suicide Squad and I believe individuals ought to be extraordinarily enthusiastic about it. It’s all the things you’d hope from a James Gunn script and I believe that claims quite a bit and that guarantees quite a bit and I do know that we are going to ship quite a bit.”

Some followers are theorizing that Gunn plans to kill most of The Suicide Squad in his movie and is stacking the movie’s workforce with unknowns (so far as mainstream audiences are involved), for associated causes. Certainly, one of the complaints about Ayer’s Suicide Squad was that its titular “Skwad” did not actually dwell as much as its identify, as finally solely Slipknot (who barely had any display screen time) and El Diablo bit the mud. If Gunn’s thought for “rebooting” the collection is to essentially lean into the concept of a workforce of dangerous guys happening missions that can most probably get them killed, then it is undoubtedly an thrilling one which we are able to get behind.

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Supply: JoBlo

Key Launch Dates

  • Shazam! (2019) launch date: Apr 05, 2019
  • Joker (2019) launch date: Oct 04, 2019
  • Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) launch date: Feb 07, 2020
  • Marvel Girl 1984 (2020) launch date: Jun 05, 2020
  • DC Tremendous Pets (2021) launch date: Might 21, 2021
  • The Batman (2021) launch date: Jun 25, 2021
  • The Suicide Squad (2021) launch date: Aug 06, 2021
  • Aquaman 2 (2022) launch date: Dec 16, 2022

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