James Gunn Explains How ‘The Suicide Squad’ Title Came To Be

James Gunn has explained how his upcoming DC film The Suicide Squad got its title and if there’s a chance it could be changed in the future.

One of the biggest questions heading into James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is if the film will be a reboot or a sequel to the 2016 film. Those who are involved with the project have said both in the past. One indication the upcoming DC film could be a reboot lies with its title and logo. However, many cast members from David Ayer’s film are returning.

The Suicide Squad will also not be the only DC film coming out in 2022 with “The” in the title due to Matt Reeves’ The Batman, which some fans have found to be odd. During a recent Instagram Story Q&A, James Gunn revealed how the title came about and if it might be changed:

“I brought it up kiddingly once and Warners and the producers liked it. There’s not much chance of it changing, but you never know.”

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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 to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on DC films as it develops and you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.