James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad may not follow David Ayer’s Suicide Squad film as it’s not directly a sequel, nor a reboot. But what’s for sure is that Gunn’s The Suicide Squad promises death, blood and a whole lot of violence.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Empire, the director explains that his R-rated The Suicide Squad will stay true to what fans know and love about the anti-heroes. The anti-heroes will be sent on deadly, dangerous, suicide missions, with no telling who will live, and who will survive. With Gunn playing God, there’s definitely no telling.
“But in The Suicide Squad, some of the characters end up being good, some end up being terrible. They don’t just get in fights and say they’re going to kill each other, they actually do get in fights and kill each other. You really don’t know who’s going to live and who’s going to die. I was given full freedom to kill anyone – and I mean anyone – by DC,” said Gunn.
Currently, the roll call of anti-heroes in Gunn’s film consists of a whopping 17 characters – including returning characters like Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), and more.
Gunn also took to Twitter to express that no one is safe, not even lead star of Birds of Prey, causing mass panic amongst fans. This is especially if Gunn decides to pull a Deadpool 2 where heroes Bedlam (Terry Crews), Shatterstar (Lewis Tan), Vanisher (Brad Pitt), Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgard) and the all-powerful Peter (Rob Delaney) get killed off almost as immediately as they were revealed.
With Harley Quinn, King Shark and Amanda Waller toeing the line between life and death too, fans will have to wait patiently to catch the film in order to find out who dies in the first act, and who ultimately survives.
The Suicide Squad is currently scheduled for release on 6 August 2021.