‘The Suicide Squad’ Director James Gunn Calls For Compassion Amid Coronavirus

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn posted a message urging people to be compassionate as we fight through the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused people across the world to remain indoors and practice social distancing, hoping to slow the spread of the disease and protect those who are most vulnerable. Consequently, many are stocking up on items they believe they need for an extended time in self-isolation, often resulting in chaotic scenes at stores.

The Suicide Squad director James Gunn posted a photo on his official Instagram account that demonstrates the chaos unfolding in certain areas. In the photo, a poorly parked vehicle can be seen with the words “learn how 2 park” spray-painted on the side, prompting James Gunn to tell fans that some of us need to dial it back and consider compassion as we all try to ger through the coronavirus pandemic together:

“[…] we should be taking the situation seriously, but that’s all the more reason to please, please, please dial it down a notch. This includes me talking to myself. Compassion, kindness, and gentleness can help us through these times.”

Check out James Gunn’s post 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 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.

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