James Gunn Read Every ‘The Suicide Squad’ Comic To Prep For The Film

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James Gunn revealed how many comics he read to prepare for The Suicide Squad.

Warner Bros. and DC are moving forward with a new take on the Suicide Squad from writer and director James Gunn. While most expected the filmmaker to turn to the source material in preparation for the film, Gunn has now revealed just how many comics he read as part of his research.

In a post on his official Twitter account, Gunn responded to a question on the matter by revealing that he read every single comic featuring each incarnation of the Suicide Squad. Furthermore, Gunn read roughly 85% of the comics Harley Quinn appeared in up until production on the DC film began.

Check out James Gunn’s post below.

Are you surprised Gunn read every single Suicide Squad comic? Are excited to see his take on the supervillain team? Let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the film as it develops.

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 Suicide Squad 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 more news, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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