James Gunn continues to maintain that anybody in The Suicide Squad can die.
One of the most interesting aspects of The Suicide Squad lore that James Gunn has fixated his new film on is the fact that literally any of the team members can die. The original film from 2016 only briefly touched upon this theme with the death of Slipknot who tried to escape the crew. In contrast, Gunn’s reboot seems to fully capitalize on it, with most of the marketing pointing out how no one is safe from death – not even Harley Quinn.
In a new featurette, James Gunn once again discussed how anybody can die in the upcoming DC film. The featurette is filled with brand new footage, including shots of Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller actually pushing buttons on the control panel that can kill members from The Suicide Squad. In addition to comments from Gunn, Davis discusses how she had fun pressing the buttons that kill off the Squad members. Other highlights from the featurette include Gunn confirming that Warner Bros. gave him free rein to kill anyone he wanted and a brief new look at the kaiju Starro.
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You can check out the synopsis for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad below:
Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission, with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
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.
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