The Suicide Squad director James Gunn has revealed the comic-book elements that have inspired his upcoming film.
Posting on Instagram to share a Suicide Squad comic-book that his agent gave him to commemorate the beginning of filming for The Suicide Squad, James Gunn revealed in the comments what specific comic-book elements inspired his film when asked by a fan.
Before revealing what inspired him film, James Gunn gave the comments a history lesson by discussing how the concept and team of the Suicide Squad has changed over time. James Gunn began by bringing to light how the team originally began as a group of scientists, adventurers, and soldiers who went and investigated events that were quite treacherous. Later, comic-book writer John Ostrander introduced the concept of ‘the dirty dozen’, and how the team consisted of dispensable, second-rate villains. He also brought to light how fan favourite King Shark joined the team quite recently in the 2000’s.
When it came to the comic elements that inspired The Suicide Squad, James Gunn stated that his film is an amalgamation of all these timelines and concepts that run through the mythos of the Suicide Squad. James Gunn also stated that his film is especially indebted to the works of James Ostrander and Kim Yale, both of which who contributed to the Suicide Squad‘s resurgence in the 80’s.
You can check out his full comment below.
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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.
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.
The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on the James Gunn movie and the future of the DC Extended Universe!
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Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.