Guardians of the Galaxy star Sean Gunn, praised his brother James Gunn and his script for The Suicide Squad in a recent interview.
James Gunn’s jump to DC was a shock to many after he was fired off Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 initially. James Gunn is now prepping for The Suicide Squad, which is said to be a relaunch of the franchise. As to what that means remains uncertain, but the film is expected to start filming soon.
James Gunn’s brother Sean, known for playing Kraglin and the on-set version of Rocket, talked a bit about the upcoming DC film with ComicBook.com. The Guardians of the Galaxy star was first asked whether he will have a role in the film, then talked about James Gunn’s excitement while saying good things about the script:
“We’ll see… I know that he’s [James] very excited about shooting and now that I have read the script for it and I will say nothing other than that it’s really good. And I know that he’s pretty jazzed about it, so I’m definitely excited to hear what happens next. But they start shooting soon.”
James Gunn will return to the MCU to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after he completes The Suicide Squad. There is currently no release date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but Kevin Feige did mention it during Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel at Comic-Con last month.
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The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the supervillain team in his upcoming movie, with Idris Elba playing a new character, Jai Courtney reprising his role as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman playing Rick Flag again, David Dastmalchian starring as Polka-Dot Man, and Viola Davis returning as Amanda Waller. John Cena reportedly in talks for an undisclosed role.
The Suicide Squad is one of many projects currently being developed by Warner Bros. and DC. These projects include The Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Birds of Prey, Black Adam, Nightwing, Supergirl and New Gods.
James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest on the news surrounding DC and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as well!