James Gunn Comments On Making More DC Comics Movies After ‘The Suicide Squad’

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What’s next for director James Gunn after he directs The Suicide Squad with regard to DC Comics adaptations? He thinks it’s way too early to say.

Last year, James Gunn was unceremoniously fired from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 after previous comments that he had long since apologized for came to light. In that time, Warner Bros. hired him to reinvent the Suicide Squad franchise on film after a massively successful — but critically-reviled — first installment.

After working on the DC Comics movie, James Gunn is set to return to Marvel Studios for his last Guardians of the Galaxy film, but as it turns out, he hasn’t thought of what will happen after that. According to an archived shot of an Instagram story, he has not made plans beyond The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Here’s what he had to say about making more DC Comics movie after the Suicide Squad sequel.

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Going back-to-back on two high-profile superhero movies is a big task for James Gunn, but one that he should be more than capable of handling. With his Guardians of the Galaxy duties set to wrap up after the trilogy ends, James Gunn will likely be free to do whatever he wants going forward.

David Ayer’s 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 sequel will see the return of four cast members from that film: Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag. 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 on the team, David Dastmalchian starring as Polka-Dot Man, Daniela Melchior as Ratcatcher, and Steve Agee voicing King Shark. Other cast members confirmed for the ensemble picture include John Cena, Storm Reid, Flula Borg, Nathan Fillion, Taika Waititi, Peter Capaldi, Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Mayling Ng, Jennifer Holland, Pete Davidson, Juan Diego Botto, Alice Braga, Tinashe Kajese, Julio Ruiz, and Joaquín Cosío.

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tuned to us for the latest news regarding James Gunn, DC Comics and the next Suicide Squad movie.

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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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