James Gunn Only Took A Few Months To Write ‘The Suicide Squad’

James Gunn revealed that writing the script for The Suicide Squad was a faster process than what he’s accustomed to.

On his official Instagram profile, James Gunn replied to a fan’s comment asking him how long it takes to write a script for any of his films, whether it is for The Suicide Squad, his Guardians of the Galaxy movies or his indie releases like Slither and Super. James Gunn responded with the following:

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Before he signed on to write and direct The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films, James Gunn was getting ready to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which already had a script written. However, after controversial tweets from his Twitter profile resurfaced, James Gunn was fired from Disney and eventually signed on with Warner Bros. for The Suicide Squad. Disney has since reinstated James Gunn to his directing duties for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Given the scale of certain films as well as the unique circumstances regarding James Gunn’s involvement with The Suicide Squad, it’s interesting to see how he was able to get a script ready in months time compared to spending a whole year writing the script for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It is also worth noting that because he’s spent significantly more time with the Guardians franchise, it makes sense as to why he spent a longer amount of time writing what is set to be the conclusion of a trilogy compared to what looks to be a standalone sequel/soft reboot of the Suicide Squad series.

What do you make of James Gunn’s timeliness in his writing process? Are you eager to see how he puts in his unique sensibilities in the DC Extended Universe compared to his work with the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Sound off 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. 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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New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

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