James Gunn Says He’s ‘Enormously Excited’ About Helming ‘The Suicide Squad’

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James Gunn recently spoke about his excitement for writing/directing the upcoming reboot The Suicide Squad.

The Suicide Squad hits theaters in 2021 and will feature the return of some of the first film’s iconic characters. Suicide Squad debuted in 2016 and featured an all-star cast including Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, and Jai Courtney. Aside from Will Smith, it seems that James Gunn will be bringing back those cast members in The Suicide Squad, along with some new blood, including Idris Elba.

James Gunn was recently speaking with Entertainment Weekly about the film Brightburn, which he produced, and he briefly talked about his excitement for helming The Suicide Squad. Check out what James Gunn had to say about going into pre-production on The Suicide Squad below.

“I am in pre-production on The Suicide Squad, which I am enormously excited about.”

James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will hit theaters just a few months after Matt Reeves’ The Batman premieres. Coincidentally, 2016’s Suicide Squad opened mere months after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but the window between James Gunn and Matt Reeves’ films will be even smaller, with The Batman opening in June 2021 and The Suicide Squad arriving in August.

James Gunn’s next film after The Suicide Squad will be Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. James Gunn was fired from helming that film last year but has since been re-hired by Disney. the James Gunn-produced film Brightburn hits theaters this May.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad as soon as more information becomes available. Are you looking forward to Jame Gunn helming The Suicide Squad? Do you think the returning cast members will have big roles, or simply be cameos? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it’s a pretty sad day.

Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he’s no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.

Three years have quickly sped by and we’re officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ The Batman and now everyone’s attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that’s around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.

In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he’s one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes’ arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he’d love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.

Ryan Gosling

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I’ve always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he’s done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio’s best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c’mon, the guy’s look just screams Bruce Wayne.

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller’s Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn’t deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He’s charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he’s young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.

Richard Madden

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.