James Gunn revealed he has ideas for expanding the DC “villain-verse” after The Suicide Squad.
This weekend, Warner Bros. released their latest entry in the DC Extended Universe with James Gunn’s acclaimed reimagining of The Suicide Squad. Five years after the release of the heavily-maligned first film by director David Ayer (which he has since disowned), this new take on Task Force X from the mind of the director behind Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy movies showcased numerous lesser-known DC villains like never before.
While he was working on post-production on the film last year, James Gunn written eight episodes of a television series centered on Peacemaker (John Cena). The upcoming HBO Max exclusive series may be the first post-The Suicide Squad DC project for James Gunn, but it looks like it won’t be his last. While speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the writer/director revealed that he still has some ideas for the “villain-verse” of DC. When asked about a potential sequel, here’s what he had to say:
“Yeah, I think it’s possible. Suicide Squad, or even taking somebody from The Suicide Squad and doing something with them individually or a couple of them, or whatever. I have all sorts of ideas, and we all talk about it all the time. I don’t feel like I’m done with this Villain-Verse yet, you know.”
Following The Suicide Squad and the first season of Peacemaker, James Gunn is set to transfer from DC and return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special for Disney Plus.
Here is the synopsis for James Gunn’s new DCEU film:
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 Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, Sean Gunn, Flula Borg, Mayling Ng, Tinashe Kajese, Steve Agee, Jennifer Holland, Alice Braga, Juan Diego Botto, Joaquin Cosio, Storm Reid and Taika Waititi.
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