James Gunn Reveals Which Characters DC Wouldn’t Let Him Use In ‘The Suicide Squad’

The director reveals which character he was forbidden from using!

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James Gunn has revealed which characters DC would not allow him to use in his upcoming film, The Suicide Squad and the answer will probably surprise you.

James Gunn’s upcoming film, The Suicide Squad, is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated films in DC’s lineup. The film’s first promotional video revealed the film’s cast which included a bunch of DC characters that no one had ever heard of. With such an interesting lineup, it begged the question if DC forbade James Gunn from using any characters for the upcoming film.

In a recent post, James Gunn noted that The Suicide Squad was taking its inspiration from the classic World War II film, The Dirty Dozen. In the comments of the post, he was asked if DC had forbidden him from using any characters that he wanted to. The director revealed that the company did not:


You can see James Gunn’s full post below:


What do you all make of this? Are you surprised that DC did not forbid James Gunn from using any characters for The Suicide Squad? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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. However, James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the team in his upcoming movie.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is currently set to be released on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

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